Proverbs 16:11-21 CSB

11 Honest balances and scales are the Lord's; all the weights in the baga are His concern.b

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
      12 Wicked behaviorc is detestable to kings, since a throne is established through righteousness.d

      References for Proverbs 16:12

        • r 16:12 - Whether the wicked behavior is on the part of the king or someone else is ambiguous in Hb.
        • s 16:12 - Pr 25:5; Ps 101
          13 Righteous lips are a king's delight, and he loves one who speaks honestly.
          14 A king's fury is a messenger of death, but a wise man appeases it.e

          References for Proverbs 16:14

              15 When a king's face lights up, there is life; his favor is like a cloud with spring rain.
              16 Acquire wisdom- how much better it is than gold! And acquire understanding- it is preferable to silver.f

              References for Proverbs 16:16

                • u 16:16 - Pr 3:14; 8:10,19; 22:1
                  17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; the one who guards his way protects his life.g

                  References for Proverbs 16:17

                    • v 16:17 - Pr 2:11-13; 15:19
                      18 Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.h

                      References for Proverbs 16:18

                        • w 16:18 - Pr 16:5; 18:12; 29:23; Dn 4:37
                          19 Better to be lowly of spirit with the humblei than to divide plunder with the proud.j

                          References for Proverbs 16:19

                            • x 16:19 - Alt Hb tradition reads afflicted
                            • y 16:19 - Pr 15:16-17; 16:8; Ps 37:16
                              20 The one who understands a matter finds success, and the one who trusts in the Lord will be happy.k

                              References for Proverbs 16:20

                                • z 16:20 - Ps 34:8; 40:4; 84:12; 146:5
                                  21 Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, and pleasant speechl increases learning.m

                                  References for Proverbs 16:21

                                    • { 16:21 - Lit and sweetness of lips
                                    • | 16:21 - Pr 1:5; 9:9; 16:23