Proverbs 16:6
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English Standard Version
By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the LORD one turns away from evil.

King James Bible
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

American Standard Version
By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for; And by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By mercy and truth iniquity is redeemed: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

English Revised Version
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Webster's Bible Translation
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

33 The fear of Jahve is a discipline to wisdom,

     And before honour is humility.

We may regard 'יראת ה (the fear of Jahve) also as pred. here. The fear of Jahve is an educational maxim, and the end of education of the Chokma; but the phrase may also be the subject, and by such a rendering Luther's parallelism lies nearer: "The fear of the Lord is discipline to wisdom;" the fear of God, viz., continually exercised and tried, is the right school of wisdom, and humility is the right way to honour. Similar is the connection מוּסר השׂכּל, discipline binds understanding to itself as its consequence, Proverbs 1:3. Line second repeats itself, Proverbs 18:12, "Pride comes before the fall." Luther's "And ere one comes to honour, he must previously suffer," renders עני rather than ענוה. But the Syr. reverses the idea: the honour of the humble goeth before him, as also one of the anonymous Greek versions: προπορεύεται δὲ ταπεινοῖς δόξα. But the δόξα comes, as the above proverb expresses it, afterwards. The way to the height lies through the depth, the depth of humility under the hand of God, and, as ענוה expresses, of self-humiliation.

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Proverbs 20:28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.

Psalm 85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

Daniel 4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness...

Micah 7:18-20 Who is a God like to you, that pardons iniquity, and passes by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage...

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all things are clean to you.

John 15:2 Every branch in me that bears not fruit he takes away: and every branch that bears fruit, he purges it...

Acts 15:9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.

1 Peter 1:22 Seeing you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit to unfeigned love of the brothers...

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Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogance, and the evil way, and the fraudulent mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 14:16,17 A wise man fears, and departs from evil: but the fool rages, and is confident...

Genesis 20:11 And Abraham said, Because I thought, Surely the fear of God is not in this place; and they will slay me for my wife's sake.

Nehemiah 5:9,15 Also I said, It is not good that you do...

Job 1:1-8 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God...

2 Corinthians 7:1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit...

Ephesians 5:21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

Cross References
Luke 11:41
But give as alms those things that are within, and behold, everything is clean for you.

Genesis 20:11
Abraham said, "I did it because I thought, 'There is no fear of God at all in this place, and they will kill me because of my wife.'

Exodus 1:17
But the midwives feared God and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but let the male children live.

Exodus 20:20
Moses said to the people, "Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin."

Proverbs 3:7
Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

Proverbs 8:13
The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Proverbs 14:16
One who is wise is cautious and turns away from evil, but a fool is reckless and careless.

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