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Proverbs 16

WYC 1 It pertaineth to man to make ready the soul; and it pertaineth to the Lord to govern the tongue. (Each person must prepare their own soul, or their own life; but it is God who governeth their tongue, or telleth them what to say.) NIV 1 To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue. WYC 2 All the ways of men be open to the eyes of God (All the ways of people be before God); the Lord is a weigher of spirits, that is, of wills, yielding to man after his deservings. NIV 2 All a man's ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the LORD. WYC 3 Show thy works to the Lord; and thy thoughts shall be (ad)dressed. (Commit thy plans to the Lord; and they shall succeed.) NIV 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. WYC 4 The Lord wrought all things for himself; and he made ready a wicked man to the evil day. (The Lord made everything for its own purpose; and he made the wicked for the day of evil.) NIV 4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends-- even the wicked for a day of disaster. WYC 5 Abomination of the Lord is each proud man (Each proud person is an abomination to the Lord); yea, though the hand is to the hand, he shall not be innocent. The beginning of [the] good way is to do rightwiseness; forsooth it is more acceptable with God, than to offer sacrifices. NIV 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. WYC 6 Wickedness is again-bought by mercy and truth; and men boweth away from evil by the dread of the Lord. (Wickedness is redeemed by love and faithfulness; and people can turn away from evil by the fear of the Lord/through reverence for the Lord.) NIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil. WYC 7 When the ways of (a) man please the Lord, he shall convert, yea, his enemies to peace. NIV 7 When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him. WYC 8 Better is a little with rightfulness, than many fruits with wickedness. NIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. WYC 9 The heart of a man shall dispose his way; but it pertaineth to the Lord to (ad)dress his steps. (A person's heart shall ordain his way; but it pertaineth to the Lord to direct his steps.) NIV 9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps. WYC 10 Divining is in the lips of a king; his mouth shall not err in doom. (The king speaketh with divine authority; his mouth shall not err in any judgement.) NIV 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice. WYC 11 The dooms of the Lord be weight and balance; and his works be all the stones of the world. (The Lord's justice be equal weights and an honest balance; yea, each of the stones in the world is his own work.) NIV 11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. WYC 12 They that do wickedly be abominable to the king; for the throne of the realm is made steadfast by rightfulness. NIV 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. WYC 13 The will of kings is just lips; he that speaketh rightful things, shall be (ad)dressed. (The desire of kings is just, or truthful, words; he who speaketh upright things shall be favoured.) NIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth. WYC 14 [The] Indignation of the king is (like) messengers of death; and a wise man shall please him (but a wise person shall please him). NIV 14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will appease it. WYC 15 Life is in gladness of the king's cheer; and his mercy is as rain coming late. (Life is in the gladness of the king's face; and his mercy is like the rain that cometh late.) NIV 15 When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. WYC 16 Wield thou wisdom, for it is better than gold; and get thou prudence, for it is preciouser than silver. (Possess thou wisdom, for it is better than gold; and get thou prudence, for it is more precious than silver.) NIV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver! WYC 17 The path of just men boweth away (from) evils (The path of the righteous turneth away from evil); the keeper of his soul keepeth his way (safe). NIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; he who guards his way guards his life. WYC 18 Pride goeth before sorrow; and the spirit shall be enhanced before falling (and the spirit shall be raised up before a fall). NIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. WYC 19 It is better to be made meek with mild men, than to part spoils with proud men. (It is better to be made poor with the humble, than to part spoils with the proud.) NIV 19 Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. WYC 20 A learned man in word shall find goods (A person learned in understanding shall obtain good things); and he that hopeth in the Lord is blessed. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD. WYC 21 He that is wise in heart, shall be called prudent; and he that is sweet in speech, shall find greater things. (He who is wise in heart, shall be called prudent; and he who useth sweet, or pleasant, speech, shall increase his knowledge/shall help others to learn.) NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction. WYC 22 The well of life is the learning of him that wieldeth (it); the teaching of fools is folly. NIV 22 Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it, but folly brings punishment to fools. WYC 23 The heart of a wise man shall teach his mouth; and shall increase grace to his lips. (The heart of a wise person shall teach his mouth; and his lips shall bring an increase of favour.) NIV 23 A wise man's heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction. WYC 24 Words well-set together is a comb of honey; health of bones is the sweetness of soul. (Kind words be like a honeycomb; sweet to the soul, and health for the bones.) NIV 24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. WYC 25 A way there is that seemeth rightful to a man (There is a way that seemeth right to someone); and the last things thereof lead to death. NIV 25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death. WYC 26 The soul of a man travailing travaileth to himself; for his mouth compelled him. (A person labouring laboureth for himself; for his hunger compelled him.) NIV 26 The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on. WYC 27 An unwise man diggeth evil; and fire burneth in his lips. (The unwise person diggeth up evil; and fire burneth on his lips.) NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire. WYC 28 A wayward man raiseth strives; and a man full of words separateth princes. (A wayward person raiseth up strife, or arguments; and a person full of words separateth leaders.) NIV 28 A perverse man stirs up dissension, and a gossip separates close friends. WYC 29 A wicked man flattereth his friend; and leadeth him by a way not good. NIV 29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good. WYC 30 He that thinketh shrewd things with eyes astonied, biteth his lips, and performeth evil. (With astonished eyes, he thinketh depraved things, and biteth his lips, and performeth evil.) NIV 30 He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil. WYC 31 A crown of dignity is eld (age), that shall be found in the ways of rightfulness. NIV 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. WYC 32 A patient man is better than a strong man; and he that is lord of his soul, is better than an overcomer of cities. (A patient person is better than a strong person; and he who is lord over himself, or over his own nature, is better than an overcomer of cities.) NIV 32 Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city. WYC 33 Lots be sent into the bosom; but they be tempered of the Lord. (Lots can be cast into the lap; but they shall be decided, or determined, by the Lord.) NIV 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.