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Proverbs 16:12

12  It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness:

For zthe throne is established by righteousness.

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Proverbs 16:12 — The New International Version (NIV)

12 Kings detest wrongdoing,

for a throne is established through righteousness.

Proverbs 16:12 — English Standard Version (ESV)

12 It is an abomination to kings to do evil,

for the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 16:12 — New Living Translation (NLT)

12 A king detests wrongdoing,

for his rule is built on justice.

Proverbs 16:12 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness,

For a throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 16:12 — New Century Version (NCV)

12 Kings hate those who do wrong,

because governments only continue if they are fair.

Proverbs 16:12 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness;

For the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 16:12 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

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

Proverbs 16:12 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

12 Wrongdoing is disgusting to kings 

because a throne is established through righteousness. 

Proverbs 16:12 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

12 Wicked behavior is detestable to kings,

since a throne is established through righteousness.

Proverbs 16:12 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

12 It is an abomination to kings to do evil,

for the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 16:12 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

12 An abomination to kings is doing evil,

for by righteousness the throne will be established.

Proverbs 16:12 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

12 A king hates it when his people do what is wrong.

A ruler is made secure when they do what is right.

Proverbs 16:12 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts,

For a throne is established on righteousness.