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Proverbs 16

Proverbs 16:1  
The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from Yahweh.

Proverbs 16:2  
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but Yahweh weighs the motives.

Proverbs 16:3  
Commit your deeds to Yahweh, and your plans shall succeed.

Proverbs 16:4  
Yahweh has made everything for its own end— yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Proverbs 16:5  
Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to Yahweh; they shall certainly not be unpunished.

Proverbs 16:6  
By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:7  
When a man’s ways please Yahweh, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 16:8  
Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues with injustice.

Proverbs 16:9  
A man’s heart plans his course, but Yahweh directs his steps.

Proverbs 16:10  
Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth.

Proverbs 16:11  
Honest balances and scales are Yahweh’s; all the weights in the bag are his work.

Proverbs 16:12  
It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 16:13  
Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth.

Proverbs 16:14  
The king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it.

Proverbs 16:15  
In the light of the king’s face is life. His favor is like a cloud of the spring rain.

Proverbs 16:16  
How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Proverbs 16:17  
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. He who keeps his way preserves his soul.

Proverbs 16:18  
Pride goes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:19  
It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the plunder with the proud.

Proverbs 16:20  
He who heeds the Word finds prosperity. Whoever trusts in Yahweh is blessed.

Proverbs 16:21  
The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.

Proverbs 16:22  
Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the punishment of fools is their folly.

Proverbs 16:23  
The heart of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.

Proverbs 16:24  
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 16:25  
There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

Proverbs 16:26  
The appetite of the laboring man labors for him, for his mouth urges him on.

Proverbs 16:27  
A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.

Proverbs 16:28  
A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.

Proverbs 16:29  
A man of violence entices his neighbor, and leads him in a way that is not good.

Proverbs 16:30  
One who winks his eyes to plot perversities, one who compresses his lips, is bent on evil.

Proverbs 16:31  
Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is attained by a life of righteousness.

Proverbs 16:32  
One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.

Proverbs 16:33  
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from Yahweh.


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