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Proverbs 16

ESV 1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. NIV 1 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue. ESV 2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirit. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. ESV 3 Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. NIV 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. ESV 4 The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble. NIV 4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster. ESV 5 Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished. NIV 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. ESV 6 By steadfast love and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the LORD one turns away from evil. NIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil. ESV 7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to 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. ESV 8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice. NIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. ESV 9 The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps. NIV 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. ESV 10 An oracle is on the lips of a king; his mouth does not sin in judgment. NIV 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice. ESV 11 A just balance and scales are the LORD's; all the weights in 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. ESV 12 It is an abomination to kings to do evil, for the throne is established by righteousness. NIV 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. ESV 13 Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right. NIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. ESV 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, and a wise man will appease it. NIV 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it. ESV 15 In the light of a king's face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain. NIV 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. ESV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. NIV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! ESV 17 The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life. NIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. ESV 18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. NIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. ESV 19 It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud. NIV 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. ESV 20 Whoever gives thought to the wordwill discover good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. ESV 21 The wise of heart is called discerning, and sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. ESV 22 Good sense is a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly. NIV 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools. ESV 23 The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips. NIV 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. ESV 24 Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body. NIV 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. ESV 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. NIV 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. ESV 26 A worker's appetite works for him; his mouth urges him on. NIV 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on. ESV 27 A worthless man plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. ESV 28 A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. NIV 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. ESV 29 A man of violence entices his neighbor and leads him in a way that is not good. NIV 29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good. ESV 30 Whoever winks his eyes plansdishonest things; he who purses his lips brings evil to pass. NIV 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil. ESV 31 Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life. NIV 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. ESV 32 Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. NIV 32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. ESV 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD. NIV 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.