Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 16

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Proverbs 16

NIRV 1 People make plans in their hearts. But the LORD controls what they say. NIV 1 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue. NIRV 2 Everything a man does might seem right to him. But the LORD knows what that man is thinking. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. NIRV 3 Commit to the LORD everything you do. Then your plans will succeed. NIV 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. NIRV 4 The LORD works everything out for his own purposes. Even those who do wrong were made for a day of trouble. NIV 4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster. NIRV 5 The LORD hates all those who have proud hearts. You can be sure that they will be punished. NIV 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. NIRV 6 Through love and truth sin is paid for. People avoid evil when they have respect for the Lord. NIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil. NIRV 7 When the way you live pleases the Lord, he makes even your enemies live at peace with you. NIV 7 When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him. NIRV 8 It is better to have a little and do right than to have a lot and be unfair. NIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. NIRV 9 In your heart you plan your life. But the LORD decides where your steps will take you. NIV 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. NIRV 10 A king might speak as if his words come from God. But what he says should not turn right into wrong. NIV 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice. NIRV 11 Honest scales and balances come from the Lord. He made all of the weights in the bag. NIV 11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. NIRV 12 A king hates it when his people do what is wrong. A ruler is made secure when they do what is right. NIV 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. NIRV 13 Kings are pleased when what you say is honest. They value people who speak the truth. NIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. NIRV 14 An angry king can order your death. But a wise man will try to calm him down. NIV 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it. NIRV 15 When a king's face is happy, it means life. His favor is like rain in the spring. NIV 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. NIRV 16 It is much better to get wisdom than gold. It is much better to choose understanding than silver. NIV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! NIRV 17 The path of honest people takes them away from evil. Those who guard their ways guard their lives. NIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. NIRV 18 If you are proud, you will be destroyed. If you are proud, you will fall. NIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. NIRV 19 Suppose you are lowly in spirit and are with those who are beaten down. That's better than sharing stolen goods with those who are proud. NIV 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. NIRV 20 If anyone pays attention to what he is taught, he will succeed. Blessed is the person who puts his trust in the Lord. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. NIRV 21 Wise hearts are known for understanding what is right. Pleasant words make people want to learn more. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. NIRV 22 Understanding is like a fountain of life to those who have it. But foolish people are punished for the foolish things they do. NIV 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools. NIRV 23 The hearts of wise people guide their mouths. Their words make people want to learn more. NIV 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. NIRV 24 Pleasant words are like honey. They are sweet to the spirit and bring healing to the body. NIV 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. NIRV 25 There is a way that may seem right to a man. But in the end it leads to death. NIV 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. NIRV 26 The hunger of a worker makes him work. His hunger drives him on. NIV 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on. NIRV 27 A worthless man plans to do evil things. His words are like a burning fire. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. NIRV 28 A twisted person stirs up fights. Anyone who talks about others comes between close friends. NIV 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. NIRV 29 A man who wants to hurt others tries to get them to sin. He leads 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. NIRV 30 When he winks with his eyes, he is planning to do wrong. When his lips are tightly closed, he is up to no good. NIV 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil. NIRV 31 Gray hair is a glorious crown. You get it by living the right way. NIV 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. NIRV 32 It is better to be patient than to fight. It is better to control your temper than to take a city. NIV 32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. NIRV 33 Lots are cast into the lap to make decisions. But everything they decide comes from the Lord. NIV 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.