Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A divine decision is in the lips of the king; His mouth should not err in judgment.

King James Version

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.

Holman Bible

God's verdict is on the lips of a king; his mouth should not err in judgment.

International Standard Version

When a king is ready to speak officially, what he says should not err with respect to justice.

A Conservative Version

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king. His mouth shall not transgress in judgment.

American Standard Version

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; His mouth shall not transgress in judgment.

Amplified

Divinely directed decisions are on the lips of the king; his mouth should not transgress in judgment.

Bible in Basic English

Decision is in the lips of the king: his mouth will not go wrong in judging.

Darby Translation

An oracle is on the lips of the king: his mouth will not err in judgment.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; his mouth does not transgress in judgment.

Julia Smith Translation

Divining upon the lips of the king: his mouth will not transgress in judgment

King James 2000

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresses not in judgment.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A decision is upon the lips of a king; in judgment his mouth will not sin.

Modern King James verseion

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; his mouth does not transgress in judgment.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When the prophecy is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall not go wrong in judgment.

NET Bible

The divine verdict is in the words of the king, his pronouncements must not act treacherously against justice.

New Heart English Bible

Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth.

The Emphasized Bible

An oracle, is on the lips of a king, in giving sentence, his mouth must not be unfaithful.

Webster

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.

World English Bible

Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth.

Youngs Literal Translation

An oath is on the lips of a king, In judgment his mouth trespasseth not.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קסם 
Qecem 
Usage: 11

is in the lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

of the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

מעל 
Ma`al 
Usage: 36

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

9 The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps. 10 A divine decision is in the lips of the king; His mouth should not err in judgment. 11 A just balance and scales belong to the LORD; All the weights of the bag are His concern.



Cross References

Genesis 44:5

'Is not this the one from which my lord drinks and which he indeed uses for divination? You have done wrong in doing this.'"

Genesis 44:15

Joseph said to them, "What is this deed that you have done? Do you not know that such a man as I can indeed practice divination?"

Deuteronomy 17:18-20

"Now it shall come about when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself a copy of this law on a scroll in the presence of the Levitical priests.

2 Samuel 23:3-4

"The God of Israel said, The Rock of Israel spoke to me, 'He who rules over men righteously, Who rules in the fear of God,

1 Kings 3:28

When all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had handed down, they feared the king, for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him to administer justice.

Psalm 45:6-7

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.

Psalm 72:1-4

Give the king Your judgments, O God, And Your righteousness to the king's son.

Psalm 99:4

The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Proverbs 16:12-13

It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.

Isaiah 32:1-2

Behold, a king will reign righteously And princes will rule justly.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

"Behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land.

Hosea 10:4

They speak mere words, With worthless oaths they make covenants; And judgment sprouts like poisonous weeds in the furrows of the field.

Amos 5:7

For those who turn justice into wormwood And cast righteousness down to the earth."

Amos 6:12

Do horses run on rocks? Or does one plow them with oxen? Yet you have turned justice into poison And the fruit of righteousness into wormwood,

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