Understanding is a fountain of life to those who have it,1 but folly brings punishment to fools.
References for Proverbs 16:22
A wise man's heart guides his mouth,2 and his lips promote instruction.3
References for Proverbs 16:23
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,4 sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.5
References for Proverbs 16:24
There is a way that seems right to a man,6 but in the end it leads to death.7
References for Proverbs 16:25
The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.
A scoundrel8 plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.9
References for Proverbs 16:27
A perverse man stirs up dissension,10 and a gossip separates close friends.11
References for Proverbs 16:28
A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.12
References for Proverbs 16:29
He who winks13 with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil.
References for Proverbs 16:30
Gray hair is a crown of splendor;14 it is attained by a righteous life.
References for Proverbs 16:31
Better a patient man than a warrior, a man who controls his temper than one who takes a city.