Proverbs 16:1-11 ESV

1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but 1the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.

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2 2All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD 3 weighs the spirit.

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3 4Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.

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4 5The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even 6the wicked for the day of trouble.

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5 Everyone who is arrogant in heart is 7an abomination to the LORD; 8be assured, he will not go unpunished.

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6 By 9steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by 10the fear of the LORD one 11turns away from evil.

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7 When a man's ways please the LORD, 12he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

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8 13Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.

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9 14The heart of man plans his way, but 15the LORD establishes his steps.

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10 16An oracle is on the lips of a king; his mouth does not sin in judgment.

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11 17A just balance and scales are the LORD's; all the weights in the bag are his work.

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