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Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided.
References for Proverbs 16:6
When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.
References for Proverbs 16:7
Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice.
References for Proverbs 16:8
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
References for Proverbs 16:9
The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice.
References for Proverbs 16:10
Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making.
References for Proverbs 16:11
Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness.
References for Proverbs 16:12
Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right.
References for Proverbs 16:13
A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but the wise will appease it.
References for Proverbs 16:14
When a king’s face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring.
References for Proverbs 16:15
How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!
References for Proverbs 16:16
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