Proverbs 16:4-14 NIV

4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends1-- even the wicked for a day of disaster.2

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5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart.3 Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.4

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6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD 5 a man avoids evil.6

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7 When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace7 with him.8

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8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain9 with injustice.10

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9 In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.11

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10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth should not betray justice.12

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11 Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.13

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12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.14

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13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value a man who speaks the truth.15

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14 A king's wrath is a messenger of death,16 but a wise man will appease it.17

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