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Proverbs 16 (The Webster Bible)

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1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, [are] from the LORD. 2 All the ways of a man [are] clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. 3 Commit thy works to the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. 4 The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yes, even the wicked for the day of evil. 5 Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD: [though] hand [join] in hand, he shall not be unpunished. 6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD [men] depart from evil. 7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. 8 Better [is] a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right. 9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. 10 A divine sentence [is] in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment. 11 A just weight and balance [are] the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag [are] his work. 12 [It is] an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness. 13 Righteous lips [are] the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right. 14 The wrath of a king [is as] messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it. 15 In the light of a king's countenance [is] life; and his favor [is] as a cloud of the latter rain. 16 How much better [is it] to get wisdom than gold? and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver? 17 The highway of the upright [is] to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. 18 Pride [goeth] before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. 19 Better [it is to be] of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. 20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusteth in the LORD, happy [is] he. 21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. 22 Understanding [is] a well-spring of life to him that hath it: but the instruction of fools [is] folly. 23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. 24 Pleasant words [are as] a honey-comb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. 25 There is a way that seemeth right to a man, but the end of it [is] the ways of death. 26 He that laboreth laboreth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him. 27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips [there is] as a burning fire. 28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. 29 A violent man enticeth his neighbor, and leadeth him into the way [that is] not good. 30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass. 31 The hoary head [is] a crown of glory, [if] it is found in the way of righteousness. 32 [He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city. 33 The lot is cast into the lap: but the whole disposing of it [is] from the LORD.
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