Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Holman Bible

The one who loves a pure heart and gracious lips-the king is his friend.

International Standard Version

Whoever loves purity and gracious speech will gain the king as his friend.

A Conservative Version

He who loves pureness of heart, [for] the grace of his lips, the king will be his friend.

American Standard Version

He that loveth pureness of heart, For the grace of his lips the king will be his friend.

Amplified

He who loves purity and the pure in heart and who is gracious in speech -- "because of the grace of his lips will he have the king for his friend.

Bible in Basic English

He whose heart is clean is dear to the Lord; for the grace of his lips the king will be his friend.

Darby Translation

He that loveth pureness of heart, upon whose lips is grace, the king is his friend.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He that loves pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Julia Smith Translation

He loving pureness of heart the grace of his lips, the king is his friend.

King James 2000

He that loves pureness of heart and has grace on his lips, the king shall be his friend.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He who loves purity of heart [and has]{gracious speech}, his friend [is the] king.

Modern King James verseion

He who loves pureness of heart, grace is on his lips; the king shall be his friend.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Whoso delighteth to be of a clean heart and of gracious lips, the king shall be his friend.

NET Bible

The one who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious -- the king will be his friend.

New Heart English Bible

He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.

New simplified Bible

He who loves pureness of heart, for the charm of his lips the king will be his friend.

The Emphasized Bible

Yahweh loveth the pure in heart, gracious are his lips, his friend is the king!

Webster

He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

World English Bible

He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.

Youngs Literal Translation

Whoso is loving cleanness of heart, Grace are his lips, a king is his friend.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אהב אהב 
'ahab 
Usage: 212

טהור 
T@howr 
Usage: 1

for the grace
חן 
Chen 
Usage: 69

of his lips
שׂפת שׂפה 
Saphah 
Usage: 176

the king
מלך 
melek 
Usage: 2521

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

10 Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease. 11 He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend. 12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:13

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

Matthew 5:8

"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

Psalm 101:6

My eyes shall be upon the faithful of the land, that they may dwell with me; He who walks in a blameless way is the one who will minister to me.

Genesis 41:39-57

So Pharaoh said to Joseph, "Since God has informed you of all this, there is no one so discerning and wise as you are.

Ezra 7:6-11

This Ezra went up from Babylon, and he was a scribe skilled in the law of Moses, which the LORD God of Israel had given; and the king granted him all he requested because the hand of the LORD his God was upon him.

Nehemiah 2:4-6

Then the king said to me, "What would you request?" So I prayed to the God of heaven.

Esther 10:3

For Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Ahasuerus, and great among the Jews and in favor with his many kinsmen, one who sought the good of his people and one who spoke for the welfare of his whole nation.

Psalm 45:2

You are fairer than the sons of men; Grace is poured upon Your lips; Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Proverbs 14:35

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

Daniel 2:46-49

Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face and did homage to Daniel, and gave orders to present to him an offering and fragrant incense.

Daniel 3:30

Then the king caused Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego to prosper in the province of Babylon.

Daniel 6:20-23

When he had come near the den to Daniel, he cried out with a troubled voice. The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you constantly serve, been able to deliver you from the lions?"

Luke 4:22

And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, "Is this not Joseph's son?"



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