||English: New American Standard Bible
Proverbs 16 [Commentary] |
||The plans of the heart belong to man,
But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
||All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight,
But the LORD weighs the motives.
||Commit your works to the LORD
And your plans will be established.
||The LORD has made everything for its own purpose,
Even the wicked for the day of evil.
||Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD;
Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.
||By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for,
And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.
||When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD,
He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
||Better is a little with righteousness
Than great income with injustice.
||The mind of man plans his way,
But the LORD directs his steps.
||A divine decision is in the lips of the king;
His mouth should not err in judgment.
||A just balance and scales belong to the LORD;
All the weights of the bag are His concern.
||It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts,
For a throne is established on righteousness.
||Righteous lips are the delight of kings,
And he who speaks right is loved.
||The fury of a king is like messengers of death,
But a wise man will appease it.
||In the light of a king's face is life,
And his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain.
||How much better it is to get wisdom than gold!
And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
||The highway of the upright is to depart from evil;
He who watches his way preserves his life.
||Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
||It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly
Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
||He who gives attention to the word will find good,
And blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
||The wise in heart will be called understanding,
And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.
||Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it,
But the discipline of fools is folly.
||The heart of the wise instructs his mouth
And adds persuasiveness to his lips.
||Pleasant words are a honeycomb,
Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
||There is a way which seems right to a man,
But its end is the way of death.
||A worker's appetite works for him,
For his hunger urges him on.
||A worthless man digs up evil,
While his words are like scorching fire.
||A perverse man spreads strife,
And a slanderer separates intimate friends.
||A man of violence entices his neighbor
And leads him in a way that is not good.
||He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things;
He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.
||A gray head is a crown of glory;
It is found in the way of righteousness.
||He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty,
And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
||The lot is cast into the lap,
But its every decision is from the LORD.
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