Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 16:8-18

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Proverbs 16:8-18

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.