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

  • BSP
    Verse 2: In our own eyes we may seem to be doing okay, but it is Jehovah God who judges us according to his standards.
  • Librarygal143
    What a beautiful image, Praise God.
  • Vincent Louis
    One's thoughts will be established one surrenders his her works... works guided by the Ten Commandments to the Lord with total faith like the woman who touched the cloak of The Lord and was cured from her long illness of bleeding.
  • Cynthia. S Martinez
    I have put my problems in God's hands, as I can it deal with them and am sure he will bring me what I need. I read bible prayers on another apply but will be changing to this one as I praevery day
  • Steve morrow
    PROVERBS 16:4 THE LORD HAT MADE ALL THINGS FOR HIMSELF EVEN --- THE WICKED --- FOR THE DAY OF EVIL --- PROVERBS 16:7 WHEN A MANS WAYS PLEASE THE LORD HE MAKETH EVEN HIS ENEMIES TO BE AT PEACE WITH HIM--- PROVERBS 16:16 HOW MUCH BETTER IS IT TO GET WISDOM THAN GOLD AND TO GET UNDERSTANDING RATHER TO BE CHOSEN THAN SILVER---PROVERBS 2:3 IF THOU CRIEST AFTER KNOWLEDGE AND APPLY THINE HEART TO UNDERSTANDING ---2:5 THEN SHALT THOU UNDERSTAND THE FEAR OF THE LORD AND FIND THE KNOWLEDGE --- OF GOD ---2:6 FOR THE LORD GIVETH WISDOM OUT OF --- HIS MOUTH --- COMETH KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
  • Jerry
    V21. "The wise in heart shall be called prudent..." a prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, a wise man prepares himself, he gets ready for whats ahead, and he knows what's ahead, because he reads his bible(KJV). He know the future, because it is written in the Bible.

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