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Proverbs 14:35

    Proverbs 14:35 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The king's favor is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causes shame.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The king's favor is toward a servant that dealeth wisely; But his wrath will be against him that causeth shame.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The king has pleasure in a servant who does wisely, but his wrath is against him who is a cause of shame.

    Webster's Revision

    The king's favor is toward a servant that dealeth wisely; But his wrath will be against him that causeth shame.

    World English Bible

    The king's favor is toward a servant who deals wisely, but his wrath is toward one who causes shame.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The king's favour is toward a servant that dealeth wisely: but his wrath shall be against him that causeth shame.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 14:35

    The king's favor is toward a wise servant - The king should have an intelligent man for his minister; a man of deep sense, sound judgment, and of a feeling, merciful disposition. He who has not the former will plunge the nation into difficulties; and he who has not the latter will embark her in disastrous wars. Most wars are occasioned by bad ministers, men of blood, who cannot be happy but in endeavoring to unchain the spirit of discord. Let every humane heart pray, Lord, scatter thou the people who delight in war! Amen - so be it. Selah!