New International Version
One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.
King James Bible
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
Darby Bible Translation
He that loveth pureness of heart, upon whose lips is grace, the king is his friend.
World English Bible
He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is loving cleanness of heart, Grace are his lips, a king is his friend.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that loveth pureness of heart - Who aims to be what God would have him to be - the King of kings shall be his Friend. There is no class of men that value uprightness more than kings; as none stand so much in need of it in their servants.
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for the grace of his lips
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Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have, …
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons
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Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.
The one who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not trust in an idol or swear by a false god.
A king delights in a wise servant, but a shameful servant arouses his fury.
Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right.
The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
Words from the mouth of the wise are gracious, but fools are consumed by their own lips.
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