Proverbs 16:10

“A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

A diuine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in iudgement.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A divine decision is in the lips of the king; His mouth should not err in judgment.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; His mouth shall not transgress in judgment.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Decision is in the lips of the king: his mouth will not go wrong in judging.
- Basic English Bible

An oracle is on the lips of the king: his mouth will not err in judgment.
- Darby Bible

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
- Webster's Bible

Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth.
- World English Bible

An oath [is] on the lips of a king, In judgment his mouth trespasseth not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; his mouth trespasseth not in judgment.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:10


16:10 A divine sentence - Great sagacity and piercing judgment. Of the king - Of wise kings; who only are worthy of that name and office.


Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Brianna
    Vs. 9 TRUTH! Let us not become down hearted when a situation does not go the way intended. If we have prayed for God direction, and allow him to act in our behalf, then perhaps Jehovah God will do things in a way that will be beneficial in the long run.
  • Irene123
    To Robt. Androvic, Pro.16:1 on 7/18/'15; As many times as I've read that scripture - I never saw that!! Thank-you. (Acts2:38)
  • Irene123
    V. 9 - man proposes, God disposes
  • Created life
    God created the heavens and the earth nothing come through the father except through him.
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:16 "How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver." MY MY MY!!! ONLY THE LORD THROUGH HIS WORD CAN GIVE US THE INSIGHT TO LIVE A BLESSED AND SUCCESSFUL LIFE IN THIS WORLD THAT IS FULL OF SIN AND DECIET! SATAN, WHO IS THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD TRIES TO MAKE US THINK MONEY WILL SOLVE EVERYTHING, BUT ITS A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAD MONEY OVERDOSING OR COMMITTING SU
  • Joyce Ballentine
    Proverbs 16:9 "In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps." LOOKING BACK OVER MY LIFE I KNOW THAT GOD HAS ALREADY ESTABLISHED MY STEPS NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I MADE THE WRONG STEPS. TRULY HIS GRACE IS SUFFICIENT IN MY LIFE! REMEMBER: THE LORD HAS THE BEST PLANS FOR OUR LIVES RATHER WE KNOW IT OR NOT! AMEN! GLORY BE TO GOD!!!

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