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Proverbs 16:12-15 NIV

12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.

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13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right.

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14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but the wise will appease it.

References for Proverbs 16:14

15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.

References for Proverbs 16:15

Study tools for Proverbs 16:12-15

  • a 16:20 - Or "whoever speaks prudently finds what is good"
  • b 16:21 - Or "words make a person persuasive"
  • c 16:23 - Or "prudent" / "and make their lips persuasive"