Proverbs 16:12-15 NIV

12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.1

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13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.2

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14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death,3 but a wise man will appease it.4

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15 When a king's face brightens, it means life;5 his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.6

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