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Proverbs 16

LEB 1 To mortals [belong] the plans of the heart, but from Yahweh [comes] the answer of the tongue. NIV 1 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue. LEB 2 All the ways of a man [are] pure in his own eyes, but Yahweh weighs the spirit. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. LEB 3 Commit your work to Yahweh, and your plans will be established. NIV 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. LEB 4 All Yahweh has made [is] for his purpose, and 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. LEB 5 An abomination of Yahweh [are] all who are arrogant of heart; {rest 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. LEB 6 By loyalty and faithfulness, iniquity will be covered over, and by fear of Yahweh {one turns} from evil. NIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil. LEB 7 When the ways of a man are pleasing [to] Yahweh, even his enemies he will cause to make 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. LEB 8 Better is little with righteousness than great income with no justice. NIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. LEB 9 The {mind} of a person will plan his ways, and Yahweh will direct his steps. NIV 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. LEB 10 A decision is upon the lips of a king; in judgment his mouth will not sin. NIV 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice. LEB 11 A balance and scales of justice [belong] to Yahweh; 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. LEB 12 An abomination to kings [is] doing evil, for by righteousness the throne will be established. NIV 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. LEB 13 The delight of kings [are] the lips of righteousness, and he who speaks what is upright he will love. NIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. LEB 14 The wrath of a king [is] a messenger of death, but one who is wise will appease it. NIV 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it. LEB 15 In the light of the face of the king [there is] life, and his favor [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. LEB 16 Getting wisdom: {how much} better than gold! And getting understanding: it is chosen {over} silver. NIV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! LEB 17 The highway of the upright, it turns from evil, he who guards himself keeps his way. NIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. LEB 18 Before destruction [comes] pride, and before a fall, a haughty spirit. NIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. LEB 19 Better a lowly spirit with the poor than dividing the spoil with the proud. NIV 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. LEB 20 He who is attentive to a matter will find goodness, and he who trusts in Yahweh, his own happiness. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. LEB 21 The wise of heart is called perceptive, but he who is pleasant of lips will increase persuasiveness. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. LEB 22 A fountain of life is wisdom for its owner, 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. LEB 23 The heart of the wise will make his mouth judicious, and upon his lips, it will add persuasiveness. NIV 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. LEB 24 Pleasant sayings [are] a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and healing to the bones. NIV 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. LEB 25 There is a way [that seems] upright {to} a man, but its end [is] the way of death. NIV 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. LEB 26 The life of a worker works for him, for his {hunger} urges him. NIV 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on. LEB 27 A man of wickedness concocts evil, and his lips [are] like a scorching fire. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. LEB 28 A person of perversity will spread dissent, and he who whispers separates a close friend. NIV 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. LEB 29 A person of violence will entice his neighbor and cause him to walk on a way [that is] not good. NIV 29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good. LEB 30 He who winks his eyes [does so in order] to plan perverse things; he who purses his lips will bring evil to pass. NIV 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil. LEB 31 A crown of glory is gray hair; by a righteous life it is gained. NIV 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. LEB 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. NIV 32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. LEB 33 The lot will be cast into the lap, but all of its decisions are from Yahweh. NIV 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.