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Appeasing The Wrath Of The King – Proverbs 16:14

Appeasing The Wrath Of The King
Proverbs 16:14 (NIV)

14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,
but the wise will appease it.

Proverbs Club Commentary

When the leader gets angry,
the wise counter with mitigation.

Kings Seek Honest Advisers – Proverbs 16:13

Kings Seek Honest Advisers
Proverbs 16:13 (NIV)

13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips;
they value the one who speaks what is right.

Proverbs Club Commentary
Wise leaders seek righteous advisers.

Establishing The Throne – Proverbs 16:12

Establishing The Throne
Proverbs 16:12 (NIV)

12 Kings detest wrongdoing,
for a throne is established through righteousness.

Proverbs Club Commentary
Righteous leaders despise evil.

Weights And Measures Division – Proverbs 16:11

Weights And Measures Division
Proverbs 16:11 (NIV)

11 Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord;
all the weights in the bag are of his making.

Proverbs Club Commentary

The Lord demands honest measurements
in commerce and relationships.

Cheating is verboten.

Justice From The Lips Of The Leader – Proverbs 16:10

Justice From The Lips Of The Leader
Proverbs 16:10

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

NIV

Commentary

A legitimate national leader
is a prophet who secures justice.