Proverbs 16:23-33 NRS

23 The mind of the wise makes their speech judicious, and adds persuasiveness to their lips.
24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
25 Sometimes there is a way that seems to be right, but in the end it is the way to death.
26 The appetite of workers works for them; their hunger urges them on.
27 Scoundrels concoct evil, and their speech is like a scorching fire.
28 A perverse person spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
29 The violent entice their neighbors, and lead them in a way that is not good.
30 One who winks the eyes plans a perverse things; one who compresses the lips brings evil to pass.

References for Proverbs 16:30

    • ˜ 16:30 - Gk Syr Vg Tg: Heb [to plan]
      31 Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.
      32 One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and one whose temper is controlled than one who captures a city.
      33 The lot is cast into the lap, but the decision is the Lord's alone.