Proverbs 16:1-6 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