Proverbs 16 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 To mortals [belong] the plans of the heart, but from Yahweh [comes] the 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, but Yahweh weighs the spirit. 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD.
3 Commit your work to Yahweh, and your plans will be established. 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
4 All Yahweh has made [is] for his purpose, and even the wicked for the day of trouble. 4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster.
5 An abomination of Yahweh [are] all who are arrogant of heart; {rest 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 By loyalty and faithfulness, iniquity will be covered over, and by fear of Yahweh {one turns} 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 a man are pleasing [to] Yahweh, even his enemies he will cause to make 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 little with righteousness than great income with no justice. 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
9 The {mind} of a person will plan his ways, and Yahweh will direct his steps. 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
10 A decision is upon the lips of a king; in judgment his mouth will not sin. 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice.
11 A balance and scales of justice [belong] to Yahweh; 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 An abomination to kings [is] doing evil, for by righteousness the throne will be established. 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.
13 The delight of kings [are] the lips of righteousness, and he who speaks what is upright he will love. 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.
14 The wrath of a king [is] a messenger of death, but one who is wise will appease it. 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it.
15 In the light of the face of the king [there is] life, and his favor [is] like a cloud of spring rain. 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.
16 Getting wisdom: {how much} better than gold! And getting understanding: it is chosen {over} silver. 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!
17 The highway of the upright, it turns from evil, he who guards himself keeps his way. 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.
18 Before destruction [comes] pride, and before a fall, a haughty spirit. 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better a lowly spirit with the poor than dividing 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 who is attentive to a matter will find goodness, and he who trusts in Yahweh, his own happiness. 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
21 The wise of heart is called perceptive, but he who is pleasant of lips will increase persuasiveness. 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction.
22 A fountain of life is wisdom for its owner, 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 will make his mouth judicious, and upon his lips, it will add persuasiveness. 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.
24 Pleasant sayings [are] a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and healing to the bones. 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
25 There is a way [that seems] upright {to} a man, but its end [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 The life of a worker works for him, for his {hunger} urges him. 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.
27 A man of wickedness concocts evil, and his lips [are] like a scorching fire. 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
28 A person of perversity will spread dissent, and he who whispers separates a close friend. 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends.
29 A person of violence will entice his neighbor and cause him to walk on 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 who winks his eyes [does so in order] to plan perverse things; he who purses his lips will bring evil to pass. 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.
31 A crown of glory is gray hair; by a righteous life it is gained. 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.
32 He who is slow to anger [is] better than him who is mighty, and he who controls his spirit than him who captures 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 will be cast into the lap, but all of its decisions are from Yahweh. 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.