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Proverbs 16

CEBA 1 To people belong the plans of the heart, 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. CEBA 2 All the ways of people are pure in their eyes, but the LORD tests the motives. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. CEBA 3 Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will succeed. NIV 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. CEBA 4 The LORD made everything for a purpose, even the wicked for an evil day. NIV 4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster. CEBA 5 The LORD detests all who are arrogant; they surely won't go unpunished. NIV 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. CEBA 6 Love and faithfulness reconcile guilt; the fear of the LORD turns away evil. NIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil. CEBA 7 When a person's path draws favor from the LORD, even their enemies are at peace with them. NIV 7 When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him. CEBA 8 Better a little with righteousness than great profits without justice. NIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. CEBA 9 People plan their path, but the LORD secures their steps. NIV 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. CEBA 10 A king's speech is like an oracle; in a judgment, one can't go against his words. NIV 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice. CEBA 11 Honest balances and scales are the LORD's; all the weights in the bag are his doing. NIV 11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. CEBA 12 Kings detest wicked deeds, for their thrones are founded on righteousness. NIV 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. CEBA 13 Kings favor those with righteous lips; they love words of integrity. NIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. CEBA 14 The king's anger is a messenger of death; the wise will calm him. NIV 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it. CEBA 15 There's life in the light of the king's face. His favor is like a cloud that brings spring rain. NIV 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. CEBA 16 Acquiring wisdom is much better than gold, and acquiring understanding is better than silver. NIV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! CEBA 17 The road of those who do right turns away from evil; those who protect their path guard their lives. NIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. CEBA 18 Pride comes before disaster, and arrogance before a fall. NIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. CEBA 19 Better to be humble with the needy than to divide plunder with the proud. NIV 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. CEBA 20 Those with insight find prosperity; those who trust the LORD are blessed. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. CEBA 21 The skilled mind is called discerning, and pleasant speech enhances teaching. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. CEBA 22 One who has insight is a fountain of life, but the instruction of the foolish is folly. NIV 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools. CEBA 23 The mind of the wise makes their speech insightful and enhances the teaching of their lips. NIV 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. CEBA 24 Pleasant words are flowing honey, sweet to the taste and healing to the bones. NIV 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. CEBA 25 There is a path that may seem straight to someone, but in the end it is the path of death. NIV 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. CEBA 26 The appetite of workers labors for them, for their hunger presses them on. NIV 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on. CEBA 27 Worthless people dig up trouble; their lips are like a scorching fire. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. CEBA 28 Destructive people produce conflict; gossips alienate close friends. NIV 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. CEBA 29 Violent people entice their neighbors and walk them down a path that isn't good. NIV 29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good. CEBA 30 Those who wink their eye plot destruction; those who purse their lips plan evil. NIV 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil. CEBA 31 Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is found on the path of righteousness. NIV 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. CEBA 32 Better to be patient than a warrior, and better to have self-control than to capture a city. NIV 32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. CEBA 33 The dice are cast into the lap; all decisions are from the LORD. NIV 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.