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Proverbs 16

NIV 1 To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue. NIV 1 To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue. NIV 2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD. NIV 2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD. NIV 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. NIV 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. NIV 4 The LORD works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster. NIV 4 The LORD works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster. NIV 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. NIV 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. NIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided. NIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided. NIV 7 When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them. NIV 7 When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them. NIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. NIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. NIV 9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. NIV 9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. NIV 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice. NIV 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice. NIV 11 Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. NIV 11 Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. NIV 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. NIV 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. NIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right. NIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right. NIV 14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but the wise will appease it. NIV 14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but the wise will appease it. NIV 15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. NIV 15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. NIV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! NIV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! NIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives. NIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives. NIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. NIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. NIV 19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. NIV 19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction. NIV 22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools. NIV 22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools. NIV 23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction. NIV 23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction. NIV 24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. NIV 24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. NIV 25 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. NIV 25 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. NIV 26 The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on. NIV 26 The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire. NIV 28 A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends. NIV 28 A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends. NIV 29 A violent person entices their neighbor and leads them down a path that is not good. NIV 29 A violent person entices their neighbor and leads them down a path that is not good. NIV 30 Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity; whoever purses their lips is bent on evil. NIV 30 Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity; whoever purses their lips is bent on evil. NIV 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness. NIV 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness. NIV 32 Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. NIV 32 Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. NIV 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD. NIV 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.