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Proverbs 16 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The reflections of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. 1 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue.
2 All a man's ways seem right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the motives. 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
3 Commit your activities to the Lord and your plans will be achieved. 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
4 The Lord has prepared everything for His purpose- even the wicked for the day of disaster. 4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster.
5 Everyone with a proud heart is detestable to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
6 Wickedness is atoned for by loyalty and faithfulness, and one turns from evil by the fear of the Lord. 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 the Lord, He makes 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 a little with righteousness than great income with injustice. 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
9 A man's heart plans his way, but the Lord determines his steps. 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
10 God's verdict is on the lips of a king; his mouth should not err in judgment. 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice.
11 Honest balances and scales are the Lord's; all the weights in the bag are His concern. 11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.
12 Wicked behavior is detestable to kings, since a throne is established through righteousness. 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.
13 Righteous lips are a king's delight, and he loves one who speaks honestly. 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.
14 A king's fury is a messenger of death, but a wise man appeases it. 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it.
15 When a king's face lights up, there is life; his favor is like a cloud with spring rain. 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.
16 Acquire wisdom- how much better it is than gold! And acquire understanding- it is preferable to silver. 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!
17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; the one who guards his way protects his life. 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.
18 Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall. 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better to be lowly of spirit with the humble than to divide plunder with the proud. 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
20 The one who understands a matter finds success, and the one who trusts in the Lord will be happy. 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
21 Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, and pleasant speech increases learning. 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.
22 Insight is a fountain of life for its possessor, but folly is the instruction of fools. 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools.
23 A wise heart instructs its mouth and increases learning with its speech. 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.
24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb: sweet to the taste and health to the body. 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it is the way of death. 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
26 A worker's appetite works for him because his hunger urges him on. 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.
27 A worthless man digs up evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
28 A contrary man spreads conflict, and a gossip separates friends. 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
29 A violent man lures his neighbor, leading him in a way that is not good. 29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.
30 The one who narrows his eyes is planning deceptions; the one who compresses his lips brings about evil. 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.
31 Gray hair is a glorious crown; it is found in the way of righteousness. 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.
32 Patience is better than power, and controlling one's temper, than capturing 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 its every decision is from the Lord. 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.