Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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.

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 of heart
And whose speech is gracious will have the king as 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.

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.

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

Images Proverbs 22:11

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

10 Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too;
then quarreling and dishonor will cease.
11 The one who loves a pure heart
and gracious lips—the king is his friend.
12 The Lord’s eyes keep watch over knowledge,
but He overthrows the words of the treacherous.



Cross References

Proverbs 16:13

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

Matthew 5:8

The pure in heart are blessed,
for they will see God.

Psalm 101:6

My eyes favor the faithful of the land
so that they may sit down with me.
The one who follows the way of integrity
may serve me.

Genesis 41:39-57

So Pharaoh said to Joseph, “Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one as intelligent and wise as you are.

Ezra 7:6-11

—came up from Babylon. He was a scribe skilled in the law of Moses, which Yahweh, the God of Israel, had given. The king had granted him everything he requested because the hand of Yahweh his God was on him.

Nehemiah 2:4-6

Then the king asked me, “What is your request?”

So I prayed to the God of heaven

Esther 10:3

Mordecai the Jew was second only to King Ahasuerus, famous among the Jews, and highly popular with many of his relatives. He continued to seek good for his people and to speak for the welfare of all his descendants.

Psalm 45:2

You are the most handsome of men;
grace flows from your lips.
Therefore God has blessed you forever.

Proverbs 14:35

A king favors a wise servant,
but his anger falls on a disgraceful one.


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Daniel 2:46-49

Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell down, paid homage to Daniel, and gave orders to present an offering and incense to him.

Daniel 3:30

Then the king rewarded Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon.

Daniel 6:20-23

When he reached the den, he cried out in anguish to Daniel. “Daniel, servant of the living God,” the king said, “has your God whom you serve continually been able to rescue you from the lions?”

Luke 4:22

They were all speaking well of Him and were amazed by the gracious words that came from His mouth, yet they said, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”

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