Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 16

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Proverbs 16

NLT 1 We can gather our thoughts, but the LORD gives the right answer. NIV 1 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue. NLT 2 People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their motives. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. NLT 3 Commit your work to the LORD, and then your plans will succeed. NIV 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. NLT 4 The LORD has made everything for his own purposes, even the wicked for punishment. NIV 4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster. NLT 5 The LORD despises pride; be assured that the proud will be punished. NIV 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. NLT 6 Unfailing love and faithfulness cover sin; evil is avoided by fear of the LORD. NIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil. NLT 7 When the ways of people please the LORD, he makes even their enemies live 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. NLT 8 It is better to be poor and godly than rich and dishonest. NIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. NLT 9 We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. NIV 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. NLT 10 The king speaks with divine wisdom; he must never judge unfairly. NIV 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice. NLT 11 The LORD demands fairness in every business deal; he sets the standard. NIV 11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. NLT 12 A king despises wrongdoing, for his rule depends on his justice. NIV 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. NLT 13 The king is pleased with righteous lips; he loves those who speak honestly. NIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. NLT 14 The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise do what they can to appease it. NIV 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it. NLT 15 When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a gentle rain. NIV 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. NLT 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, and understanding than silver! NIV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! NLT 17 The path of the upright leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe. NIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. NLT 18 Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall. NIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. NLT 19 It is better to live humbly with the poor than to share plunder with the proud. NIV 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. NLT 20 Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the LORD will be happy. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. NLT 21 The wise are known for their understanding, and instruction is appreciated if it's well presented. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. NLT 22 Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it, but discipline is wasted on fools. NIV 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools. NLT 23 From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive. NIV 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. NLT 24 Kind words are like honey -- sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. NIV 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. NLT 25 There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. NIV 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. NLT 26 It is good for workers to have an appetite; an empty stomach drives them on. NIV 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on. NLT 27 Scoundrels hunt for scandal; their words are a destructive blaze. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. NLT 28 A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends. NIV 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. NLT 29 Violent people deceive their companions, leading them down a harmful path. NIV 29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good. NLT 30 With narrowed eyes, they plot evil; without a word, they plan their mischief. NIV 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil. NLT 31 Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life. NIV 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. NLT 32 It is better to be patient than powerful; it is better to have self-control than to conquer a city. NIV 32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. NLT 33 We may throw the dice, but the LORD determines how they fall. NIV 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.