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

  • 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
  • Jerry
    V21. "The wise in heart shall be called prudent..." a prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, a wise man prepares himself, he gets ready for whats ahead, and he knows what's ahead, because he reads his bible(KJV). He know the future, because it is written in the Bible.

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