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Proverbs 16:12

    Proverbs 16:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; For the throne is established by righteousness.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Evil-doing is disgusting to kings: for the seat of the ruler is based on righteousness.

    Webster's Revision

    It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; For the throne is established by righteousness.

    World English Bible

    It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 16:12

    It is an abomination to kings, etc. - In all these verses the wise man refers to monarchical government rightly administered. And the proverbs on this subject are all plain.