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

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

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.


Discussion for Proverbs 16

  • Steve morrow
    PSALM 103:21 bless you the LORD all you HIS hosts you ministers of HIS that do HIS pleasure PSALM 111:2 the works of the LORD are great sought out of all them --- that have pleasure therein --- 2 THESSALONIANS 2:12 that they all might be damned who believed not the truth --- but had pleasure in unrighteousness 3 JOHN 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that MY children --- walk in truth PROVERBS 11:23 --the desire of the righteous-- is only good but the expectation of the wicked is wrath PSALM 10:3 for the wicked boasteth of his hearts desire and blesseth the covetous whom the LORD abhorreth
  • Geraldine Cole
    One thing we all do know Jesus has the Last word on everything in life and Death why because if we look closer we will see him in our life you see he breath on Saved and unsaved with Jesus this world would be different world we who are saved know the truth and his name Jesus you cannot get around him.You cannot go under him and you cannot go above him he is every place at the same time he is watching all
  • Lilian
    When a man's ways please the Lord He is making peace even to his enemies. Jehovah Shalom Jesus is the only Prince of Peace not even in this world giveth I will praise you Jesus forever amen
  • Cynthia
    THANK GOD PROVERBS 16.7 IS VERY TRUE.HE IS IN CONTROL.NOT OUR ENEMIES
  • BSP
    Verse 32: It takes a great amount of strength to control our anger.
  • 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.

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