1 The preparationsa of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

References for Proverbs 16:1

    • § 16:1 - preparations: or, disposings
      2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
      3 Commitb thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

      References for Proverbs 16:3

        • ¨ 16:3 - Commit: Heb. Roll
          4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
          5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.c

          References for Proverbs 16:5

            • © 16:5 - unpunished: Heb. held innocent
              6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
              7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
              8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
              9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
              10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
              11 A just weight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weightsd of the bag are his work.

              References for Proverbs 16:11

                • ª 16:11 - the weights: Heb. the stones
                  13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
                  14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
                  15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
                  16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
                  17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
                  19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly*, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
                  20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
                  21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
                  22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
                  23 The heart of the wise teachethe his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

                  References for Proverbs 16:23

                    • « 16:23 - teacheth: Heb. maketh wise
                      24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb*, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
                      25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
                      26 Hef that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.

                      References for Proverbs 16:26

                        • ¬ 16:26 - He...: Heb. The soul of him that
                          27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
                          28 A froward man sowethg strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

                          References for Proverbs 16:28

                            • ­ 16:28 - soweth: Heb. sendeth forth
                              29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
                              30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
                              31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
                              32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
                              33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.