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Proverbs 16:12-15 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.
13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.
14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it. 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it.
15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.