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 him who speaks what is right.
A king's wrath is a messenger of death, and a wise man 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.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version w/ Apocrypha)