Proverbs 16:13-23 CSB

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.a

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.b

      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.c

          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.d

              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 humblee than to divide plunder with the proud.f

                  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.g

                      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 speechh increases learning.i

                          References for Proverbs 16:21

                            • { 16:21 - Lit and sweetness of lips
                            • | 16:21 - Pr 1:5; 9:9; 16:23
                              22 Insight is a fountain of lifej for its possessor, but folly is the instruction of fools.

                              References for Proverbs 16:22

                                • } 16:22 - Pr 10:11; 13:14; 14:27
                                  23 A wise heart instructs its mouth and increases learning with its speech.k l

                                  References for Proverbs 16:23

                                    • ~ 16:23 - Lit learning upon his lips
                                    •  16:23 - Pr 1:5; 9:9; 16:21