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Proverbs 16:1 ←
The designs of the heart are man's, but the answer of the tongue comes from the Lord.
Proverbs 16:2 ←
All a man's ways are clean to himself; but the Lord puts men's spirits into his scales.
Proverbs 16:3 ←
Put your works into the hands of the Lord, and your purposes will be made certain.
Proverbs 16:4 ←
The Lord has made everything for his purpose, even the sinner for the day of evil.
Proverbs 16:5 ←
Everyone who has pride in his heart is disgusting to the Lord: he will certainly not go free from punishment.
Proverbs 16:6 ←
By mercy and good faith evil-doing is taken away: and by the fear of the Lord men are turned away from evil.
Proverbs 16:7 ←
When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his haters be at peace with him.
Proverbs 16:8 ←
Better is a little with righteousness, than great wealth with wrongdoing.
Proverbs 16:9 ←
A man may make designs for his way, but the Lord is the guide of his steps.
Decision is in the lips of the king: his mouth will not go wrong in judging.
Proverbs 16:11 ←
True measures and scales are the Lord's: all the weights of the bag are his work.
Proverbs 16:12 ←
Evil-doing is disgusting to kings: for the seat of the ruler is based on righteousness.
Lips of righteousness are the delight of kings; and he who says what is upright is dear to him.
Proverbs 16:14 ←
The wrath of the king is like those who give news of death, but a wise man will put peace in place of it.
Proverbs 16:15 ←
In the light of the king's face there is life; and his approval is like a cloud of spring rain.
Proverbs 16:16 ←
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! and to get knowledge is more to be desired than silver.
Proverbs 16:17 ←
The highway of the upright is to be turned away from evil: he who takes care of his way will keep his soul.
Proverbs 16:18 ←
Pride goes before destruction, and a stiff spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 16:19 ←
Better it is to have a gentle spirit with the poor, than to take part in the rewards of war with men of pride.
Proverbs 16:20 ←
He who gives attention to the law of right will get good; and whoever puts his faith in the Lord is happy.
Proverbs 16:21 ←
The wise-hearted will be named men of good sense: and by pleasing words learning is increased.
Proverbs 16:22 ←
Wisdom is a fountain of life to him who has it; but the punishment of the foolish is their foolish behaviour.
Proverbs 16:23 ←
The heart of the wise man is the teacher of his mouth, and gives increased learning to his lips.
Proverbs 16:24 ←
Pleasing words are like honey, sweet to the soul and new life to the bones.
Proverbs 16:25 ←
There is a way which seems straight before a man, but its end is the ways of death.
Proverbs 16:26 ←
The desire of the working man is working for him, for his need of food is driving him on.
Proverbs 16:27 ←
A good-for-nothing man is a designer of evil, and in his lips there is a burning fire.
Proverbs 16:28 ←
A man of twisted purposes is a cause of fighting everywhere: and he who says evil secretly makes trouble between friends.
Proverbs 16:29 ←
A violent man puts desire of evil into his neighbour's mind, and makes him go in a way which is not good.
Proverbs 16:30 ←
He whose eyes are shut is a man of twisted purposes, and he who keeps his lips shut tight makes evil come about.
Proverbs 16:31 ←
The grey head is a crown of glory, if it is seen in the way of righteousness.
Proverbs 16:32 ←
He who is slow to be angry is better than a man of war, and he who has control over his spirit than he who takes a town.
Proverbs 16:33 ←
A thing may be put to the decision of chance, but it comes about through the Lord.