Proverbs 16:6

“By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and trueth iniquitie is purged: and by the feare of the Lord, men depart from euill.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for; And by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By mercy and good faith evil-doing is taken away: and by the fear of the Lord men are turned away from evil.
- Basic English Bible

By loving-kindness and truth iniquity is atoned for; and by the fear of Jehovah [men] depart from evil.
- Darby Bible

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
- Webster's Bible

By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.
- World English Bible

In kindness and truth pardoned is iniquity, And in the fear of Jehovah Turn thou aside from evil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

By mercy and truth iniquity is expiated; and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 16:6

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 16:6


16:6 By mercy - By a merciful and just and faithful frame of heart and course of life. Is purged - As they qualify a man to offer up acceptable prayers to God for the pardon of his sins. By fear - By a filial reverence unto God. Depart - They are kept from abusing pardoning mercy, and from returning to folly or wickedness.


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