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Proverbs 16

NLT 1 We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer. NIV 1 To humans belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the proper answer of the tongue. NLT 2 People may be pure in their own eyes, but the LORD examines their motives. NIV 2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD. NLT 3 Commit your actions to the LORD, and your plans will succeed. NIV 3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. NLT 4 The LORD has made everything for his own purposes, 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. NLT 5 The LORD detests the proud; they will surely be punished. NIV 5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. NLT 6 Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin. By fearing the LORD, people avoid evil. NIV 6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided. NLT 7 When people’s lives please the LORD, even their enemies are at peace with them. NIV 7 When the LORD takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them. NLT 8 Better to have little, with godliness, than to be rich and dishonest. NIV 8 Better a little with righteousness than much gain with injustice. NLT 9 We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. NIV 9 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. NLT 10 The king speaks with divine wisdom; he must never judge unfairly. NIV 10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle, and his mouth does not betray justice. NLT 11 The LORD demands accurate scales and balances; he sets the standards for fairness. NIV 11 Honest scales and balances belong to the LORD; all the weights in the bag are of his making. NLT 12 A king detests wrongdoing, for his rule is built on justice. NIV 12 Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. NLT 13 The king is pleased with words from righteous lips; he loves those who speak honestly. NIV 13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips; they value the one who speaks what is right. NLT 14 The anger of the king is a deadly threat; the wise will try to appease it. NIV 14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but the wise will appease it. NLT 15 When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a spring rain. NIV 15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring. NLT 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, and good judgment than silver! NIV 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver! NLT 17 The path of the virtuous leads away from evil; whoever follows that path is safe. NIV 17 The highway of the upright avoids evil; those who guard their ways preserve their lives. NLT 18 Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall. NIV 18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. NLT 19 Better to live humbly with the poor 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. NLT 20 Those who listen to instruction will prosper; those who trust the LORD will be joyful. NIV 20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD. NLT 21 The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant words are persuasive. NIV 21 The wise in heart are called discerning, and gracious words promote instruction. NLT 22 Discretion is a life-giving fountain to those who possess it, but discipline is wasted on fools. NIV 22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent, but folly brings punishment to fools. NLT 23 From a wise mind comes wise speech; the words of the wise are persuasive. NIV 23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent, and their lips promote instruction. NLT 24 Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. NIV 24 Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. NLT 25 There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death. NIV 25 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. NLT 26 It is good for workers to have an appetite; an empty stomach drives them on. NIV 26 The appetite of laborers works for them; their hunger drives them on. NLT 27 Scoundrels create trouble; their words are a destructive blaze. NIV 27 A scoundrel plots evil, and on their lips it is like a scorching fire. NLT 28 A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends. NIV 28 A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends. NLT 29 Violent people mislead their companions, leading them down a harmful path. NIV 29 A violent person entices their neighbor and leads them down a path that is not good. NLT 30 With narrowed eyes, people plot evil; with a smirk, they plan their mischief. NIV 30 Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity; whoever purses their lips is bent on evil. NLT 31 Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living a godly life. NIV 31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness. NLT 32 Better to be patient than powerful; better to have self-control than to conquer a city. NIV 32 Better a patient person than a warrior, one with self-control than one who takes a city. NLT 33 We may throw the dice, but the LORD determines how they fall. NIV 33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.

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