Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.

King James Version

Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

Holman Bible

Righteous lips are a king’s delight,
and he loves one who speaks honestly.

International Standard Version

Kings take pleasure in righteous speech; they treasure a person who speaks what is upright.

A Conservative Version

Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him who speaks right.

American Standard Version

Righteous lips are the delight of kings; And they love him that speaketh right.

Amplified

Right and just lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.

Bible in Basic English

Lips of righteousness are the delight of kings; and he who says what is upright is dear to him.

Darby Translation

Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaketh aright.

Julia Smith Translation

Lips of justice the acceptance of kings; and he will love the word of the upright

King James 2000

Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaks what is right.

Lexham Expanded Bible

The delight of kings [are] the lips of righteousness, and he who speaks what is upright he will love.

Modern King James verseion

Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him who speaks right.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Righteous lips are pleasant unto kings; and they love him that speaketh the truth.

NET Bible

The delight of kings is righteous counsel, and they love the one who speaks uprightly.

New Heart English Bible

Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth.

The Emphasized Bible

The delight of kings, are lips of righteousness, - and, the words of uprightness, he loveth.

Webster

Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

World English Bible

Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth.

Youngs Literal Translation

The delight of kings are righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

are the delight
רצן רצון 
Ratsown 
Usage: 56

of kings
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

and they love
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1142

References

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness. 13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved. 14 The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it.



Cross References

Proverbs 14:35

The king's favor is toward a servant who acts wisely, But his anger is toward him who acts shamefully.

Proverbs 22:11

He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.

Psalm 101:5-7

Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor, him I will destroy; No one who has a haughty look and an arrogant heart will I endure.

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