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 for Proverbs 16:12

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 for Proverbs 16:12

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:12


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.

16:11 The Lord's - Are made by his direction and appointment, so that no man can alter them without violating God's rights and authority.


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