New Living Translation
The king is pleased with words from righteous lips; he loves those who speak honestly.
King James Bible
Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
Darby Bible Translation
Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaketh aright.
World English Bible
Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth.
Young's Literal Translation
The delight of kings are righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth,
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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
A king detests wrongdoing, for his rule is built on justice.
The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise will try to appease it.
Whoever loves a pure heart and gracious speech will have the king as a friend.
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