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Proverbs 16

NRS 1 The plans of the mind belong to mortals, 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. NRS 2 All one's ways may be pure in one's 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. NRS 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. NRS 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. NRS 5 All those who are arrogant are an abomination to the Lord; be assured, they will not go unpunished. NIV 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. NRS 6 By loyalty and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the Lord one avoids evil. NIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil. NRS 7 When the ways of people please the Lord, he causes even their enemies to be 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. NRS 8 Better is a little with righteousness than large income with injustice. NIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. NRS 9 The human mind plans the way, but the Lord directs the steps. NIV 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. NRS 10 Inspired decisions are 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. NRS 11 Honest balances 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. NRS 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. NRS 13 Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves those who speak what is right. NIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. NRS 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, and whoever is wise will appease it. NIV 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it. NRS 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. NRS 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! NRS 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their way preserve their lives. NIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. NRS 18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. NIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. NRS 19 It is better to be of a lowly spirit among 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. NRS 20 Those who are attentive to a matter will prosper, and happy are those who trust in the Lord. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. NRS 21 The wise of heart is called perceptive, and pleasant speech increases persuasiveness. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. NRS 22 Wisdom is a fountain of life to one who has it, but folly is the punishment of fools. NIV 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools. NRS 23 The mind of the wise makes their speech judicious, and adds persuasiveness to their lips. NIV 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. NRS 24 Pleasant 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. NRS 25 Sometimes there is a way that seems to be right, but in the end it 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. NRS 26 The appetite of workers works for them; their hunger urges them on. NIV 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on. NRS 27 Scoundrels concoct evil, and their speech is like a scorching fire. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. NRS 28 A perverse person spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends. NIV 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. NRS 29 The violent entice their neighbors, and lead them 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. NRS 30 One who winks the eyes plans perverse things; one who compresses the 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. NRS 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. NRS 32 One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and one whose temper is controlled than one 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. NRS 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but the decision is the Lord's alone. NIV 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.