Proverbs 16:3-13 CSB

3 Commit your activities to the Lord and your plans will be achieved.a

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.b

      References for Proverbs 16:4

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

          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.f

              References for Proverbs 16:6

                • i 16:6 - Jb 28:28; Pr 3:7
                  7 When a man's ways please the Lord, Heg 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.h

                      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.i

                          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;j k his mouth should not err in judgment.l

                              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 bagm are His concern.n

                                  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 behavioro is detestable to kings, since a throne is established through righteousness.p

                                      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.