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Proverbs 16

BBE 1 The designs of the heart are man's, but the answer of the tongue comes from the Lord. NIV 1 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue. BBE 2 All a man's ways are clean to himself; but the Lord puts men's spirits into his scales. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. BBE 3 Put your works into the hands of the Lord, and your purposes will be made certain. NIV 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. BBE 4 The Lord has made everything for his purpose, even the sinner for the day of evil. NIV 4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster. BBE 5 Everyone who has pride in his heart is disgusting to the Lord: he will certainly not go free from punishment. NIV 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. BBE 6 By mercy and good faith evil-doing is taken away: and by the fear of the Lord men are turned away from evil. NIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil. BBE 7 When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his haters be at peace with him. NIV 7 When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him. BBE 8 Better is a little with righteousness, than great wealth with wrongdoing. NIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. BBE 9 A man may make designs for his way, but the Lord is the guide of his steps. NIV 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. BBE 10 Decision is in the lips of the king: his mouth will not go wrong in judging. NIV 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice. BBE 11 True measures and scales are the Lord's: all the weights of the bag are his work. NIV 11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. BBE 12 Evil-doing is disgusting to kings: for the seat of the ruler is based on righteousness. NIV 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. BBE 13 Lips of righteousness are the delight of kings; and he who says what is upright is dear to him. NIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. BBE 14 The wrath of the king is like those who give news of death, but a wise man will put peace in place of it. NIV 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it. BBE 15 In the light of the king's face there is life; and his approval is like a cloud of spring rain. NIV 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. BBE 16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! and to get knowledge is more to be desired than silver. NIV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! BBE 17 The highway of the upright is to be turned away from evil: he who takes care of his way will keep his soul. NIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. BBE 18 Pride goes before destruction, and a stiff spirit before a fall. NIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. BBE 19 Better it is to have a gentle spirit with the poor, than to take part in the rewards of war with men of pride. NIV 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. BBE 20 He who gives attention to the law of right will get good; and whoever puts his faith in the Lord is happy. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. BBE 21 The wise-hearted will be named men of good sense: and by pleasing words learning is increased. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. BBE 22 Wisdom is a fountain of life to him who has it; but the punishment of the foolish is their foolish behaviour. NIV 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools. BBE 23 The heart of the wise man is the teacher of his mouth, and gives increased learning to his lips. NIV 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. BBE 24 Pleasing words are like honey, sweet to the soul and new life to the bones. NIV 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. BBE 25 There is a way which seems straight before a man, but its end is the ways of death. NIV 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. BBE 26 The desire of the working man is working for him, for his need of food is driving him on. NIV 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on. BBE 27 A good-for-nothing man is a designer of evil, and in his lips there is a burning fire. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. BBE 28 A man of twisted purposes is a cause of fighting everywhere: and he who says evil secretly makes trouble between friends. NIV 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. BBE 29 A violent man puts desire of evil into his neighbour's mind, and makes him go in a way which is not good. NIV 29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good. BBE 30 He whose eyes are shut is a man of twisted purposes, and he who keeps his lips shut tight makes evil come about. NIV 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil. BBE 31 The grey head is a crown of glory, if it is seen in the way of righteousness. NIV 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. BBE 32 He who is slow to be angry is better than a man of war, and he who has control over his spirit than he who takes a town. NIV 32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. BBE 33 A thing may be put to the decision of chance, but it comes about through the Lord. NIV 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.