Proverbs 16:10

10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice.

Proverbs 16:10 in Other Translations

KJV
10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
ESV
10 An oracle is on the lips of a king; his mouth does not sin in judgment.
NLT
10 The king speaks with divine wisdom; he must never judge unfairly.
MSG
10 A good leader motivates, doesn't mislead, doesn't exploit.
CSB
10 God's verdict is on the lips of a king; his mouth should not err in judgment.

Proverbs 16:10 In-Context

8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice.
11 Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.
12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.

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