Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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 give an unfair judgment.

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

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

9 A person plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps. 10 When a king is ready to speak officially, what he says should not err with respect to justice. 11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; he made all the weights in the bag.



Cross References

Genesis 44:5

Don't you have the cup that my master uses to drink from and also uses to practice divination? You're wrong to have done this.'"

Genesis 44:15

and Joseph asked them, "Why did you do this? Don't you know that I'm an expert at divination?"

Deuteronomy 17:18-20

When he occupies his royal throne, he must make a copy of this Law for himself from a scroll used by the Levitical priests.

2 Samuel 23:3-4

The God of Israel has spoken; the Rock of Israel has talked to me. "When one is governing men justly, he fears God while governing.

1 Kings 3:28

When this decision that the king had handed down was announced, everybody in Israel was amazed at the king, because they all saw that God's wisdom was in him, enabling him to administer justice.

Psalm 45:6-7

Your throne, God, exists forever and ever, and the scepter of your kingdom is a righteous scepter.

Psalm 72:1-4

God, endow the king with ability to render your justice, and the king's son to render your right decisions.

Psalm 99:4

A mighty king who loves justice, you have established fairness. You have exercised justice and righteousness over Jacob.

Proverbs 16:12-13

Kings detest wrongdoing, for through righteousness the throne is established.

Isaiah 32:1-2

"Look, a king will reign in righteousness, and rulers will rule with justice.

Jeremiah 23:5-6

"The time is coming," declares the LORD, "when I'll raise up a righteous branch for David. He will be a king who rules wisely, and he will administer justice and righteousness in the land.

Hosea 10:4

Their word is falsely given as they make their agreements; so judgment springs up like poisonous weeds in the furrows of a field.

Amos 5:7

Those of you who are making justice taste bitter, and who have thrown righteousness to the ground:

Amos 6:12

"Horses don't run over bare rock, do they? One doesn't plow rock with oxen, does he? But you have turned justice to gall, and the fruit of righteousness into bitterness.

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