A wise man's heart guides his mouth,1 and his lips promote instruction.2
References for Proverbs 16:23
Pleasant words are a honeycomb,3 sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.4
References for Proverbs 16:24
There is a way that seems right to a man,5 but in the end it leads to death.6
References for Proverbs 16:25
The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger drives him on.
A scoundrel7 plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.8
References for Proverbs 16:27
A perverse man stirs up dissension,9 and a gossip separates close friends.10
References for Proverbs 16:28
A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.11
References for Proverbs 16:29
He who winks12 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;13 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.
The lot is cast14 into the lap, but its every decision15 is from the LORD.16
References for Proverbs 16:33