Proverbs 16 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The purposes of the heart are of man, but the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah. 1 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue.
2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the spirits. 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
3 Commit thy works unto Jehovah, and thy thoughts shall be established. 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
4 Jehovah hath wrought everything on his own account, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. 4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster.
5 Every proud heart is an abomination to Jehovah: hand for hand, he shall not be held innocent. 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
6 By loving-kindness and truth iniquity is atoned for; and by the fear of Jehovah [men] depart from evil. 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil.
7 When a man's ways please Jehovah, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. 7 When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.
8 Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right. 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
9 The heart of man deviseth his way, but Jehovah directeth his steps. 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
10 An oracle is on the lips of the king: his mouth will not err in judgment. 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice.
11 The just balance and scales are Jehovah's; all the weights of the bag are his work. 11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.
12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; for the throne is established by righteousness. 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.
13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaketh aright. 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.
14 The fury of a king is [as] messengers of death; but a wise man will pacify it. 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it.
15 In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain. 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.
16 How much better is it to get wisdom than fine gold, and the getting of intelligence to be preferred to silver! 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that taketh heed to his way keepeth his soul. 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.
18 Pride [goeth] before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better is it to be of a humble spirit with the meek, than to divide the spoil with the proud. 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
20 He that giveth heed to the word shall find good; and whoso confideth in Jehovah, happy is he. 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
21 The wise in heart is called intelligent, and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.
22 Wisdom is a fountain of life for him that hath it; but the instruction of fools is folly. 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools.
23 The heart of the wise maketh his mouth intelligent, and upon his lips increaseth learning. 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.
24 Pleasant words are [as] a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health for the bones. 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death. 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
26 The appetite of the labourer laboureth for him, for his mouth urgeth him on. 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.
27 A man of Belial diggeth up evil, and on his lips there is as a scorching fire. 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
28 A false man soweth contention; and a talebearer separateth very friends. 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into a way that is not good. 29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.
30 He that shutteth his eyes, [it is] to devise froward things; biting his lips, he bringeth evil to pass. 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.
31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, [if] it is found in the way of righteousness. 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.
32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. 32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole decision is of Jehovah. 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.