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Proverbs 16

TNIV 1 To human beings belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue. NIV 1 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue. TNIV 2 People may think all their ways are pure, but motives are weighed by the LORD. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. TNIV 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. NIV 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. TNIV 4 The LORD works out everything to its proper end-- even the wicked for a day of disaster. NIV 4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster. TNIV 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. NIV 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. TNIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided. NIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil. TNIV 7 When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone's way, he causes their enemies to make 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. TNIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. NIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. TNIV 9 In their hearts human beings plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. NIV 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. TNIV 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice. NIV 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice. TNIV 11 Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. NIV 11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. TNIV 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. NIV 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. TNIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value persons who speak what is right. NIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. TNIV 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but the wise will appease it. NIV 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it. TNIV 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. NIV 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. TNIV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! NIV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! TNIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives. NIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. TNIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. NIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. TNIV 19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed 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. TNIV 20 Those who give heed to instruction prosper, and blessed are those who trust in the LORD. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. TNIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. TNIV 22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools. NIV 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools. TNIV 23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction. NIV 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. TNIV 24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. NIV 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. TNIV 25 There is a way that appears to be right, 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. TNIV 26 The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on. NIV 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on. TNIV 27 Scoundrels plot evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. TNIV 28 The perverse stir up dissension, and gossips separate close friends. NIV 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. TNIV 29 The violent entice their neighbors and lead them down a path that is not good. NIV 29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good. TNIV 30 Those who wink with their eyes are plotting perversity; those who purse their lips are bent on evil. NIV 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil. TNIV 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness. NIV 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. TNIV 32 Better a patient person than a warrior, those with self-control than those who take a city. NIV 32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. TNIV 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.