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Proverbs 16:8-18 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 Better is a little with righteousness than large income with injustice. 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
9 The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps. 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.
10 Inspired decisions are on the lips of a king; his mouth does not sin 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 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 do evil, 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 a king, and he loves those who speak what is right. 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.
14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, and whoever 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 a king's face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain. 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.
16 How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!
17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their way preserve their lives. 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life.
18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.