[It is] the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings [is] to search out a matter.
Take away the wicked [from] before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.
Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great [men]:
By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants [are] wicked.
The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver [him that is] spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench [it], because of the evil of your doings.