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Proverbs 16 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Of man [are] arrangements of the heart, And from Jehovah an answer of 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 pure in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering the spirits. 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
3 Roll unto Jehovah thy works, And established are thy purposes, 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
4 All things hath Jehovah wrought for Himself, And also the wicked [worketh] for a day of evil. 4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster.
5 An abomination to Jehovah [is] every proud one of heart, Hand to hand he is not acquitted. 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
6 In kindness and truth pardoned is iniquity, And in the fear of Jehovah Turn thou aside 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, even his enemies, He causeth 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 abundance of increase without justice. 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
9 The heart of man deviseth his way, And Jehovah establisheth his step. 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
10 An oath [is] on the lips of a king, In judgment his mouth trespasseth not. 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice.
11 A just beam and balances [are] Jehovah's, His work [are] all the stones of the bag. 11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.
12 An abomination to kings [is] doing wickedness, For by righteousness is a throne established. 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.
13 The delight of kings [are] righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth, 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.
14 The fury of a king [is] messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it. 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it.
15 In the light of a king's face [is] life, And his good-will [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 To get wisdom -- how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver! 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!
17 A highway of the upright [is], `Turn from evil,' Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way. 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.
18 Before destruction [is] pride, And before stumbling -- a haughty spirit.' 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud. 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
20 The wise in any matter findeth good, And whoso is trusting in Jehovah, O his happiness. 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
21 To the wise in heart is called, `Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning. 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.
22 A fountain of life [is] understanding to its possessors, 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 causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning, 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.
24 Sayings of pleasantness [are] a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone. 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
25 There is a way right before a man, And its latter end -- ways of death. 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
26 A labouring man hath laboured for himself, For his mouth hath caused [him] to bend over it. 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.
27 A worthless man is preparing evil, And on his lips -- as a burning fire. 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
28 A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend. 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, And hath causeth him to go in a way not good. 29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.
30 Consulting his eyes to devise froward things, Moving his lips he hath accomplished evil. 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.
31 A crown of beauty [are] grey hairs, In the way of righteousness it is found. 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.
32 Better [is] the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city. 32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.
33 Into the centre is the lot cast, And from Jehovah [is] all its judgment! 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.