Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

Holman Bible

Wicked behavior is detestable to kings,
since a throne is established through righteousness.

A Conservative Version

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness, for the throne is established by righteousness.

American Standard Version

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; For the throne is established by righteousness.

Amplified

It is an abomination [to God and men] for kings to commit wickedness, for a throne is established and made secure by righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation).

Bible in Basic English

Evil-doing is disgusting to kings: for the seat of the ruler is based on righteousness.

Darby Translation

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; for the throne is established by righteousness.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness, for the throne is to be established with righteousness.

Julia Smith Translation

An abomination of kings to do injustice: for in justice shall the throne be prepared.

King James 2000

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

An abomination to kings [is] doing evil, for by righteousness the throne will be established.

Modern King James verseion

It is a hateful thing for kings to commit wickedness; for the throne is established by righteousness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is a great abomination when kings are wicked; for a king's seat should be holden up with righteousness.

NET Bible

Doing wickedness is an abomination to kings, because a throne is established in righteousness.

New Heart English Bible

It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness.

The Emphasized Bible

The abomination of kings, is to work lawlessness, for, by righteousness, is established a throne.

Webster

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

World English Bible

It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness.

Youngs Literal Translation

An abomination to kings is doing wickedness, For by righteousness is a throne established.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It is an abomination
תּעבה תּועבה 
Tow`ebah 
Usage: 117

to kings
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

רשׁע 
Resha` 
Usage: 30

for the throne
כּסּה כּסּא 
Kicce' 
Usage: 135

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; he made all the weights in the bag. 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for through righteousness the throne is established. 13 Kings take pleasure in righteous speech; they treasure a person who speaks what is upright.



Cross References

Proverbs 25:5

Purge the wicked from the king's presence, and his throne will be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 29:14

When a king faithfully administers justice to the poor, his throne will be established forever.

Deuteronomy 25:16

for anyone who does these things anyone who deals dishonestly is detestable to the LORD your God."

Psalm 99:4

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

Proverbs 20:18

Make plans by seeking advice; make war by obtaining guidance.

Proverbs 28:9

If someone quits listening to the Law even his prayer is detestable.

Luke 12:48

But the servant who did things that deserved a beating without knowing it will receive a light beating. Much will be required from everyone to whom much has been given. But even more will be demanded from the one to whom much has been entrusted."

Revelation 19:11

Then I saw heaven standing open, and there was a white horse! Its rider is named Faithful and True. He administers justice and wages war righteously.

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