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Proverbs 16 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 It is the part of man to prepare the soul: and of the Lord to govern the tongue. 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 open to his eyes: the Lord is the weigher of spirits. 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
3 Lay open thy works to the Lord: and thy thoughts shall be directed. 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: the wicked also for the evil day. 4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster.
5 Every proud man is an abomination to the Lord: though hand should be joined to hand, he is not innocent. The beginning of a good way is to do justice: and this is more acceptable with God, than to offer sacrifices. 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
6 By mercy and truth iniquity is redeemed; and by the fear of the Lord 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 the ways of man shall please the Lord, he will convert even his enemies to peace. 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 justice, than great revenues with iniquity. 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
9 The heart of man disposeth his way: but the Lord must direct his steps. 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
10 Divination is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall not err in judgment. 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice.
11 Weight and balance are judgments of the Lord: and his work all the weights of the bag. 11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.
12 They that act wickedly are abominable to the king: for the throne is established by justice. 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.
13 Just lips are the delight of kings: he that speaketh right things shall be loved. 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.
14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: and the 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 cheerfulness of the king’s countenance is life: and his clemency is like the latter rain. 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.
16 Get wisdom, because it is better than gold: and purchase prudence, for it is more precious than silver. 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!
17 The path of the just departeth from evils: he that keepeth his soul keepeth his way. 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.
18 Pride goeth before destruction: and the spirit is lifted up before a fall. 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 It is better to be humbled with the meek, than to divide spoils with the proud. 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
20 The learned in word shall find good things: and he that trusteth in the Lord is blessed. 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and he that is sweet in words, shall attain to greater things. 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.
22 Knowledge is a fountain of life to him that possesseth it: the instruction of fools is foolishness. 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools.
23 The heart of the wise shall instruct his mouth: and shall add grace to his lips. 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.
24 Well ordered words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
25 There is a way that seemeth to a man right: and the ends thereof lead to death. 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
26 The soul of him that laboureth, laboureth for himself, because his mouth hath obliged him to it. 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.
27 The wicked man diggeth evil, and in his lips is a burning fire. 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
28 A perverse man stirreth up quarrels: and one full of words separateth princes. 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
29 An unjust man allureth his friend: 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 with fixed eyes deviseth wicked things, biting his lips, bringeth evil to pass. 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.
31 Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of justice. 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.
32 The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh cities. 32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
33 Lots are cast into the lap, but they are disposed of by the Lord. 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.