Proverbs 16 ©
God governs the tongue, a man’s going, and the lot, verse 1, 9, 33. Self-conceitedness, 2, 25. Confidence in God, 3, 20. The highest end of God’s work, 4. Pride, 5, 18, 19. Reconciliation and the fear of God, 6. Pacifying of enemies, 7. Contentment, 8. Of kings, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15. Balance, 11. The preciousness of wisdom, 16. Conversation of the godly, 17. Word of God, 20. Wise speeches, 21, 22, 23, 24. Laboriousness, 26. Ungodly, forward and violent men, 27, 28, 29, 30. The hoary head, 31. Patience or longsuffering, 32.
THE 1preparations of the hearta in man, and the 2answer of the tongue, 3is from the LORD.
Allb the 4ways of a man are clean 5in his own eyes; but the LORD 6weigheth the 7spirits.
8Commitc thy works unto the LORD, and thy 9thoughts shall be established.
The LORD hath made all things 10for himself: yea,d even the wicked for the day 11of evil.
Everye one that is 12proud in heart is an abominationf13to the LORD: though 14hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
By 15mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from 16evil.
When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh 17even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Bettergis a little with righteousness than great revenues without 18right.
A man’s heart 19deviseth his way: but the LORD 20directeth his steps.
A 21divine sentence 22is in the lips of the king: 23his mouth 24transgresseth not 25in judgment.
Ah26just 27weight and balance are 28the LORD’S: all the 29weights of the 30bag are 31his work.
It is an abomination 32to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
Righteous 33lips 34are the delight of kings; and 35they love him that speaketh right.
Thei wrath of a king is 36as messengers of death: but a wise man will 37pacify 38it.
Inj39the light of the king's countenance is 40life; and his 41favour is as a 42cloud of the latter rain.
Howk much better is it to get 43wisdom than 44gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
The 45highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth 46his way preserveth his soul.
Pridelgoeth before 47destruction, and an 48haughty spirit before a fall.
Better it is to be of an 49humble spirit with the 50lowly, 51than to divide the spoil with the proud.
He that handleth a 52matter wisely shall find 53good: andm whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
The wise in heart shall be called 54prudent: and 55the sweetness 56of the lips increaseth learning.
Understanding is a 57wellspringn of life 58unto him that hath it: but the 59instruction of fools is 60folly.
The heart of the wise 61teacheth 62his mouth, and addeth learning 63to his lips.
64Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the 65soul, and 66health 67to the bones.
68Thereo is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
69He that laboureth labour-eth 70for himself; for 71his mouth 72craveth it of 73him.
An 74ungodly man 75diggeth up evil: and inp his lips there is as a 76burning fire.
Aq77froward man 78soweth strife: and a 79whisperer separateth 80chief friends.
A 81violent man 82enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is 83not good.
84Her shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: 85moving his lips he 86bringeth 87evil to pass.
The hoary head is a 88crown of 89glory, if it be found in the 90way of righteousness.
He 91that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his 92spirit than he that taketh a city.
The 93lot is cast into the 94lap; but the whole 95disposing thereof is 96of the LORD.