Chapter 16

PRO.16:1 The preparations of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
PRO.16:2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the spirits.
PRO.16:3 Commit your works to the LORD, And your thoughts will be established.
PRO.16:4 The LORD has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom.
PRO.16:5 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.
PRO.16:6 In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the LORD one departs from evil.
PRO.16:7 When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
PRO.16:8 Better is a little with righteousness, Than vast revenues without justice.
PRO.16:9 A man’s heart plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.
PRO.16:10 Divination is on the lips of the king; His mouth must not transgress in judgment.
PRO.16:11 Honest weights and scales are the LORD’S; All the weights in the bag are His work.
PRO.16:12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, For a throne is established by righteousness.
PRO.16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And they love him who speaks what is right.
PRO.16:14 As messengers of death is the king’s wrath, But a wise man will appease it.
PRO.16:15 In the light of the king’s face is life, And his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain.
PRO.16:16 How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
PRO.16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who keeps his way preserves his soul.
PRO.16:18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
PRO.16:19 Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
PRO.16:20 He who heeds the word wisely will find good, And whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he.
PRO.16:21 The wise in heart will be called prudent, And sweetness of the lips increases learning.
PRO.16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to him who has it. But the correction of fools is folly.
PRO.16:23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, And adds learning to his lips.
PRO.16:24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
PRO.16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
PRO.16:26 The person who labors, labors for himself, For his hungry mouth drives him on.
PRO.16:27 An ungodly man digs up evil, And it is on his lips like a burning fire.
PRO.16:28 A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends.
PRO.16:29 A violent man entices his neighbor, And leads him in a way that is not good.
PRO.16:30 He winks his eye to devise perverse things; He purses his lips and brings about evil.
PRO.16:31 The silver-haired head is a crown of glory, If it is found in the way of righteousness.
PRO.16:32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
PRO.16:33 The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the LORD.


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