New Living Translation
The king speaks with divine wisdom; he must never judge unfairly.
King James Bible
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
Darby Bible Translation
An oracle is on the lips of the king: his mouth will not err in judgment.
World English Bible
Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth.
Young's Literal Translation
An oath is on the lips of a king, In judgment his mouth trespasseth not.
Proverbs 16:10 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
16:10 A divine sentence - Great sagacity and piercing judgment. Of the king - Of wise kings; who only are worthy of that name and office.
LibraryTrust in God --True Wisdom
A sermon (No. 392) delivered on Sunday Morning, May 12th, 1861, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he."--Proverbs 16:20. Wisdom is man's true path--that which enables him to accomplish best the end of his being, and which therefore gives to him the richest enjoyment and the fullest play for all his powers. Wisdom is the compass by which man is to steer across the trackless waste …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
A Wise Desire
1 Kings 3:28
When all Israel heard the king's decision, the people were in awe of the king, for they saw the wisdom God had given him for rendering justice.
2 Chronicles 26:16
But when he had become powerful, he also became proud, which led to his downfall. He sinned against the LORD his God by entering the sanctuary of the LORD's Temple and personally burning incense on the incense altar.
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