Proverbs 16:1-11 CSB

1 The reflections of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.a

References for Proverbs 16:1

    • a 16:1 - Pr 16:9; 19:21
      2 All a man's ways seem right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the motives.b c

      References for Proverbs 16:2

        • b 16:2 - Lit weighs spirits
        • c 16:2 - Pr 17:3; 19:21; 21:2
          3 Commit your activities to the Lord and your plans will be achieved.d

          References for Proverbs 16:3

            • d 16:3 - Ps 37:4-5
              4 The Lord has prepared everything for His purpose- even the wicked for the day of disaster.e

              References for Proverbs 16:4

                • e 16:4 - Rm 9:21-22
                  5 Everyone with a proud heart is detestable to the Lord;f be assured,g he will not go unpunished.h

                  References for Proverbs 16:5

                    • f 16:5 - Pr 6:16-17; 8:13; 2 Ch 32:25
                    • g 16:5 - Lit hand to hand
                    • h 16:5 - Pr 11:21; 16:18; Ps 101:5
                      6 Wickedness is atoned for by loyalty and faithfulness, and one turns from evil by the fear of the Lord.i

                      References for Proverbs 16:6

                        • i 16:6 - Jb 28:28; Pr 3:7
                          7 When a man's ways please the Lord, Hej makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

                          References for Proverbs 16:7

                              8 Better a little with righteousness than great income with injustice.k

                              References for Proverbs 16:8

                                • k 16:8 - Pr 15:16-17; 16:19; 28:6; Ps 37:16
                                  9 A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps.l

                                  References for Proverbs 16:9

                                    • l 16:9 - Pr 16:1; 19:21; 20:24
                                      10 God's verdict is on the lips of a king;m n his mouth should not err in judgment.o

                                      References for Proverbs 16:10

                                        • m 16:10 - Or A divination is on the lips of a king
                                        • n 16:10 - 2 Sm 14:17,20
                                        • o 16:10 - Pr 18:14-15; 2 Sm 23:2-3
                                          11 Honest balances and scales are the Lord's; all the weights in the bagp are His concern.q

                                          References for Proverbs 16:11

                                            • p 16:11 - Merchants kept the stones for their balance scales in a bag.
                                            • q 16:11 - Pr 11:1; Lv 19:36; Ezk 45:10; Mc 6:11