New International Version
Love and faithfulness keep a king safe; through love his throne is made secure.
King James Bible
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.
Darby Bible Translation
Mercy and truth preserve the king; and he upholdeth his throne by mercy.
World English Bible
Love and faithfulness keep the king safe. His throne is sustained by love.
Young's Literal Translation
Kindness and truth keep a king, And he hath supported by kindness his throne.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Mercy and truth preserve the king - These are the brightest jewels in the royal crown; and those kings who are most governed by them have the stablest government.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryBread and Gravel
'"Bread of deceit" is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.'--PROVERBS xx. 17. 'Bread of deceit' is a somewhat ambiguous phrase, which may mean either of two things, and perhaps means both. It may either mean any good obtained by deceit, or good which deceives in its possession. In the former signification it would appear to have reference primarily to unjustly gotten gain, while in the latter it has a wider meaning and applies to all the worthless treasures and lying …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
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The Tears of the Penitent.
How the Slothful and the Hasty are to be Admonished.
Do not withhold your mercy from me, LORD; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
If a king judges the poor with fairness, his throne will be established forever.
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