12 It is an abomination to kings to do evil, for 1the throne is established by righteousness.
13 2Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.
14 3A king's wrath is a messenger of death, and a wise man will 4appease it.
15 5In the light of a king's face there is life, and his 6favor is like 7the clouds that bring the spring rain.