The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.
A divine decision is in the lips of the king; His mouth should not err in judgment.
Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.
It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.
So David reigned over all Israel; and David administered justice and righteousness for all his people.
They strengthened the kingdom of Judah and supported Rehoboam the son of Solomon for three years, for they walked in the way of David and Solomon for three years.
A king who sits on the throne of justice Disperses all evil with his eyes.
A wise king winnows the wicked, And drives the threshing wheel over them.
The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.
Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.
He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it.
By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone.
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