The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew on the grass.
Treasury of Scripture
Proverbs 16:14,15 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it...
Proverbs 20:2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoever provokes him to anger sins against his own soul.
Proverbs 28:15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
Esther 7:8 Then the king returned out of the palace garden into the place of the banquet of wine...
Ecclesiastes 8:4 Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say to him, What do you?
Daniel 2:12,13 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon...
Daniel 3:19-23 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego...
Daniel 5:19 And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew...
Daniel 6:24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them...
Luke 12:4,5 And I say to you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do...
2 Samuel 23:4 And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun rises, even a morning without clouds...
Psalm 72:6 He shall come down like rain on the mown grass: as showers that water the earth.
Hosea 14:5 I will be as the dew to Israel: he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
ContextBetter is the Poor Man with Integrity
1Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 2Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hastens with his feet sins. 3The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the LORD. 4Wealth makes many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor. 5A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall not escape. 6Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts. 7All the brothers of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursues them with words, yet they are wanting to him. 8He that gets wisdom loves his own soul: he that keeps understanding shall find good. 9A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaks lies shall perish. 10Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes. 11The discretion of a man defers his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. 12The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favor is as dew on the grass. 13A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. 14House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD. 15Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. 16He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; but he that despises his ways shall die. 17He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again. 18Chasten your son while there is hope, and let not your soul spare for his crying. 19A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if you deliver him, yet you must do it again. 20Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end. 21There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. 22The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar. 23The fear of the LORD tends to life: and he that has it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. 24A slothful man hides his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. 25Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that has understanding, and he will understand knowledge. 26He that wastes his father, and chases away his mother, is a son that causes shame, and brings reproach. 27Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causes to err from the words of knowledge. 28An ungodly witness scorns judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity. 29Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; But his favor is as dew upon the grass.
As the roaring of a lion, so also is the anger of a king: and his cheerfulness as the dew upon the grass.
Darby Bible Translation
The king's displeasure is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
King James Bible
The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
Young's Literal Translation
The wrath of a king is a growl as of a young lion, And as dew on the herb his good-will.