Pr 16:1The plans of the heart belong to man, / But the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.

Pr 16:2All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, / But Jehovah weighs the spirits.

Pr 16:3Commit your works to Jehovah, / And your purposes will be established.

Pr 16:4Jehovah has made everything for its own purpose, / Yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Pr 16:5Every one who is proud in heart is an abomination to Jehovah; / Be assured: He will not be unpunished.

Pr 16:6By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is expiated, / And by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.

Pr 16:7When a man’s ways please Jehovah, / He causes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Pr 16:8Better is a little with righteousness, / Than great income with injustice.

Pr 16:9A man’s heart devises his way, / But Jehovah directs his steps.

Pr 16:10A divine decision is on the lips of the king; / His mouth will not transgress in judgment.

Pr 16:11A just balance and just scales are Jehovah’s; / All the weights of the bag are His work.

Pr 16:12It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness, / For the throne is established by righteousness.

Pr 16:13Righteous lips are the delight of kings, / And they love one who speaks right.

Pr 16:14The wrath of a king is as messengers of death, / But a wise man will appease it.

Pr 16:15In the light of the king’s countenance is life, / And his favor is like a cloud of the latter rain.

Pr 16:16How much better it is to acquire wisdom than gold, / And to acquire understanding is to be chosen above silver.

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

Pr 16:18Pride goes before destruction, / And a haughty spirit before a fall.

Pr 16:19It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, / Than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Pr 16:20He who gives heed to the word will find good, / And blessed is he who trusts in Jehovah.

Pr 16:21The wise in heart will be called discerning, / And the sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.

Pr 16:22Insight is a fountain of life to him who has it, / But the correction of fools is folly.

Pr 16:23The heart of the wise man instructs his mouth / And adds persuasiveness to his lips.

Pr 16:24Pleasant words are a honeycomb, / Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Pr 16:25There is a way which seems right to a man, / But the end of it is the ways of death.

Pr 16:26The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; / For his mouth urges him on.

Pr 16:27A worthless man digs up evil, / And on his lips there is a scorching fire.

Pr 16:28A perverse man spreads strife, / And a whisperer separates close friends.

Pr 16:29A man of violence entices his neighbor / And leads him in a way that is not good.

Pr 16:30He who shuts his eyes does so to devise perverse things; / He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.

Pr 16:31The gray head is a crown of glory; / It will be found in the way of righteousness.

Pr 16:32He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; / And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.

Pr 16:33The lot is cast into the lap, / But everything it decides is from Jehovah.

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