Proverbs 16:12

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickednesse: for the throne is established by righteousnesse.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; For the throne is established by righteousness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Evil-doing is disgusting to kings: for the seat of the ruler is based on righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; for the throne is established by righteousness.
- Darby Bible

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
- Webster's Bible

It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness.
- World English Bible

An abomination to kings [is] doing wickedness, For by righteousness is a throne established.
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; for the throne is established by righteousness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Lila Beltz
    I think Proverbs 16:18 Tells us that we need to be humble in our thinking of our self's because when we get to thinking we are better then we really are we are going to fall because God hates arrogant spirit that people develop.
  • 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

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