Proverbs 22:11

“He that loueth purenesse of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.”

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Other Translations

He that loveth pureness of heart, [for] the grace of his lips the king [shall be] his friend.
- King James Version

He who loves purity of heart {And} whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that loveth pureness of heart, `For' the grace of his lips the king will be his friend.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
- Webster's Bible

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

Whoso is loving cleanness of heart, Grace [are] his lips, a king [is] his friend.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that loveth pureness of heart, that hath grace in his lips, the king shall be his friend.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 22

  • Unknown
    I believe in balance. For JESUS came that we have life and live to the full not destitute or a vagabond. But not materialistic or greedy with our wealth. I believe we should understand that money in good hands is a good thing but in greedy selfish ways is bad. So we should always live in our means and strive for better living and to help others who are hurting like your neighbors!
  • BSP
    Verse 17 encourages us to listen to the words of wise ones. The Bible is the major source of wisdom that we can turn to.
  • Barbsra
    Very good can't wait for tomorrow ty
  • BSP
    Children need parental guidance and discipline. The child still has free will and will ultimately have to decide what he or she will do, but they are more likely to follow the direction given from their parents if it is done so consistently and with love.
  • Vanessa
    Humble I pray for your son too, I know how hard it is with children you can lead them, and show them,but until they see for themselves, we pray to our Father and Lord to intercede. it's rough times , they are told they can do and be anything and it's ok, breaks my heart , how blind they live, I pray to God always to open their eyes for I have failed.
  • BSP
    Verse 4: There are many rewards from God for the person who is humble and fears him.

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