Good Kings

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Psalm 99:4

The strength of the king who loves righteousness and equity You establish in uprightness; You execute justice and righteousness in Jacob (Israel).

Proverbs 16:10

Divinely directed decisions are on the lips of the king; his mouth should not transgress in judgment.

Proverbs 16:13

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

Proverbs 16:12

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).

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Imitating Good Kings

2 Chronicles 11:17

So they strengthened the kingdom of Judah and upheld Rehoboam son of Solomon for three years; for they walked in the ways of David and Solomon for three years.

More Verses on Good Kings

Proverbs 20:8

A king who sits on the throne of judgment winnows out all evil [like chaff] with his eyes.

Proverbs 20:26

A wise king winnows out the wicked [from among the good] and brings the threshing wheel over them [to separate the chaff from the grain].

Proverbs 14:35

The king's favor is toward a wise and discreet servant, but his wrath is against him who does shamefully.

Proverbs 22:11

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.

Proverbs 16:14

The wrath of a king is as messengers of death, but a wise man will pacify it.

Proverbs 25:15

By long forbearance and calmness of spirit a judge or ruler is persuaded, and soft speech breaks down the most bonelike resistance.

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