It is an abomination to kings to do evil, for the throne is established by righteousness.
Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves those who speak what is right.
A king's wrath is a messenger of death, and whoever is wise will appease it.
In the light of a king's face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain.
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