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

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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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