1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
28 In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
35 The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness. 13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right. 14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it. 15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.
8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.
1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
1 These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out. 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter. 3 The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.
5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness. 6 Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:
4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
27 The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands; 28 The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.
31 A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.
1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink: