Proverbs 16:15-25

15 1In the light of a king's face there is life, and his 2favor is like 3the clouds that bring the spring rain.
16 4How much better to get wisdom than 5gold! To get understanding is to be chosen rather than 6silver.
17 The highway of the upright 7turns aside from evil; whoever guards his way preserves his life.
18 8Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 9It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to 10divide the spoil with the proud.
20 Whoever gives thought to the worda11will discover good, and blessed is he 12who trusts in the LORD.
21 The wise of heart is called discerning, and sweetness of speech 13increases persuasiveness.
22 Good sense is 14a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.
23 15The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious and adds persuasiveness to his lips.
24 16Gracious words are like 17a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and 18health to the body.
25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.b
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