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Proverbs 16


Proverbs 16:1 The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the Lord weighs the motives.
Proverbs 16:3 Commit your works to the Lord And your plans will be established.
Proverbs 16:4 The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil.
Proverbs 16:5 Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished.
Proverbs 16:6 By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil.
Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness Than great income with injustice.
Proverbs 16:9 The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.
Proverbs 16:10 A divine decision is in the lips of the king; His mouth should not err in judgment.
Proverbs 16:11 A just balance and scales belong to the Lord; All the weights of the bag are His concern.
Proverbs 16:12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness.
Proverbs 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved.
Proverbs 16:14 The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it.
Proverbs 16:15 In the light of a king's face is life, And his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain.
Proverbs 16:16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver.
Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life.
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
Proverbs 16:19 It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Proverbs 16:20 He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness.
Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly.
Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips.
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Proverbs 16:25 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
Proverbs 16:26 A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on.
Proverbs 16:27 A worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like scorching fire.
Proverbs 16:28 A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends.
Proverbs 16:29 A man of violence entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good.
Proverbs 16:30 He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.
Proverbs 16:31 A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness.
Proverbs 16:32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city.
Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the Lord.



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Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. Proverbs 16:1 The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. Proverbs 16:1 LXX differs
Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight, But the Lord weighs the motives. Proverbs 16:2 πάντα τὰ ἔργα τοῦ ταπεινοῦ φανερὰ παρὰ τῷ θεῷ οἱ δὲ ἀσεβεῖς ἐν ἡμέρᾳ κακῇ ὀλοῦνται
Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. Proverbs 16:3 Commit your works to the Lord And your plans will be established. Proverbs 16:3 LXX differs
Proverbs 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Proverbs 16:4 The Lord has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil. Proverbs 16:4 LXX differs
Proverbs 16:5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. Proverbs 16:5 Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Assuredly, he will not be unpunished. Proverbs 16:5 ἀκάθαρτος παρὰ θεῷ πᾶς ὑψηλοκάρδιος χειρὶ δὲ χεῖρας ἐμβαλὼν ἀδίκως οὐκ ἀθῳωθήσεται
Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil. Proverbs 16:6 By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the Lord one keeps away from evil. Proverbs 16:6 LXX differs
Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7 ἀρχὴ ὁδοῦ ἀγαθῆς τὸ ποιεῖν τὰ δίκαια δεκτὰ δὲ παρὰ θεῷ μᾶλλον ἢ θύειν θυσίας
Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness Than great income with injustice. Proverbs 16:8 ὁ ζητῶν τὸν κύριον εὑρήσει γνῶσιν μετὰ δικαιοσύνης οἱ δὲ ὀρθῶς ζητοῦντες αὐτὸν εὑρήσουσιν εἰρήνην
Proverbs 16:9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:9 The mind of man plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9 πάντα τὰ ἔργα τοῦ κυρίου μετὰ δικαιοσύνης φυλάσσεται δὲ ὁ ἀσεβὴς εἰς ἡμέραν κακήν
Proverbs 16:10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment. Proverbs 16:10 A divine decision is in the lips of the king; His mouth should not err in judgment. Proverbs 16:10 μαντεῖον ἐπὶ χείλεσιν βασιλέως ἐν δὲ κρίσει οὐ μὴ πλανηθῇ τὸ στόμα αὐτοῦ
Proverbs 16:11 A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work. Proverbs 16:11 A just balance and scales belong to the Lord; All the weights of the bag are His concern. Proverbs 16:11 ῥοπὴ ζυγοῦ δικαιοσύνη παρὰ κυρίῳ τὰ δὲ ἔργα αὐτοῦ στάθμια δίκαια
Proverbs 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness. Proverbs 16:12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, For a throne is established on righteousness. Proverbs 16:12 βδέλυγμα βασιλεῖ ὁ ποιῶν κακά μετὰ γὰρ δικαιοσύνης ἑτοιμάζεται θρόνος ἀρχῆς
Proverbs 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right. Proverbs 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, And he who speaks right is loved. Proverbs 16:13 δεκτὰ βασιλεῖ χείλη δίκαια λόγους δὲ ὀρθοὺς ἀγαπᾷ
Proverbs 16:14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it. Proverbs 16:14 The fury of a king is like messengers of death, But a wise man will appease it. Proverbs 16:14 θυμὸς βασιλέως ἄγγελος θανάτου ἀνὴρ δὲ σοφὸς ἐξιλάσεται αὐτόν
Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain. Proverbs 16:15 In the light of a king's face is life, And his favor is like a cloud with the spring rain. Proverbs 16:15 ἐν φωτὶ ζωῆς υἱὸς βασιλέως οἱ δὲ προσδεκτοὶ αὐτῷ ὥσπερ νέφος ὄψιμον
Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! Proverbs 16:16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is to be chosen above silver. Proverbs 16:16 νοσσιαὶ σοφίας αἱρετώτεραι χρυσίου νοσσιαὶ δὲ φρονήσεως αἱρετώτεραι ὑπὲρ ἀργύριον
Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; He who watches his way preserves his life. Proverbs 16:17 τρίβοι ζωῆς ἐκκλίνουσιν ἀπὸ κακῶν μῆκος δὲ βίου ὁδοὶ δικαιοσύνης ὁ δεχόμενος παιδείαν ἐν ἀγαθοῖς ἔσται ὁ δὲ φυλάσσων ἐλέγχους σοφισθήσεται ὃς φυλάσσει τὰς ἑαυτοῦ ὁδούς τηρεῖ τὴν ἑαυτοῦ ψυχήν ἀγαπῶν δὲ ζωὴν αὐτοῦ φείσεται στόματος αὐτοῦ
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling. Proverbs 16:18 πρὸ συντριβῆς ἡγεῖται ὕβρις πρὸ δὲ πτώματος κακοφροσύνη
Proverbs 16:19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. Proverbs 16:19 It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowly Than to divide the spoil with the proud. Proverbs 16:19 κρείσσων πραΰθυμος μετὰ ταπεινώσεως ἢ ὃς διαιρεῖται σκῦλα μετὰ ὑβριστῶν
Proverbs 16:20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he. Proverbs 16:20 He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord. Proverbs 16:20 συνετὸς ἐν πράγμασιν εὑρετὴς ἀγαθῶν πεποιθὼς δὲ ἐπὶ θεῷ μακαριστός
Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart will be called understanding, And sweetness of speech increases persuasiveness. Proverbs 16:21 τοὺς σοφοὺς καὶ συνετοὺς φαύλους καλοῦσιν οἱ δὲ γλυκεῖς ἐν λόγῳ πλείονα ἀκούσονται
Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly. Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly. Proverbs 16:22 πηγὴ ζωῆς ἔννοια τοῖς κεκτημένοις παιδεία δὲ ἀφρόνων κακή
Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise instructs his mouth And adds persuasiveness to his lips. Proverbs 16:23 καρδία σοφοῦ νοήσει τὰ ἀπὸ τοῦ ἰδίου στόματος ἐπὶ δὲ χείλεσιν φορέσει ἐπιγνωμοσύνην
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24 κηρία μέλιτος λόγοι καλοί γλύκασμα δὲ αὐτῶν ἴασις ψυχῆς
Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. Proverbs 16:25 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. Proverbs 16:25 εἰσὶν ὁδοὶ δοκοῦσαι εἶναι ὀρθαὶ ἀνδρί τὰ μέντοι τελευταῖα αὐτῶν βλέπει εἰς πυθμένα ᾅδου
Proverbs 16:26 He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him. Proverbs 16:26 A worker's appetite works for him, For his hunger urges him on. Proverbs 16:26 ἀνὴρ ἐν πόνοις πονεῖ ἑαυτῷ καὶ ἐκβιάζεται ἑαυτοῦ τὴν ἀπώλειαν ὁ μέντοι σκολιὸς ἐπὶ τῷ ἑαυτοῦ στόματι φορεῖ τὴν ἀπώλειαν
Proverbs 16:27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. Proverbs 16:27 A worthless man digs up evil, While his words are like scorching fire. Proverbs 16:27 ἀνὴρ ἄφρων ὀρύσσει ἑαυτῷ κακά ἐπὶ δὲ τῶν ἑαυτοῦ χειλέων θησαυρίζει πῦρ
Proverbs 16:28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. Proverbs 16:28 A perverse man spreads strife, And a slanderer separates intimate friends. Proverbs 16:28 ἀνὴρ σκολιὸς διαπέμπεται κακὰ καὶ λαμπτῆρα δόλου πυρσεύει κακοῖς καὶ διαχωρίζει φίλους
Proverbs 16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. Proverbs 16:29 A man of violence entices his neighbor And leads him in a way that is not good. Proverbs 16:29 ἀνὴρ παράνομος ἀποπειρᾶται φίλων καὶ ἀπάγει αὐτοὺς ὁδοὺς οὐκ ἀγαθάς
Proverbs 16:30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass. Proverbs 16:30 He who winks his eyes does so to devise perverse things; He who compresses his lips brings evil to pass. Proverbs 16:30 στηρίζων ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτοῦ λογίζεται διεστραμμένα ὁρίζει δὲ τοῖς χείλεσιν αὐτοῦ πάντα τὰ κακά οὗτος κάμινός ἐστιν κακίας
Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. Proverbs 16:31 A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness. Proverbs 16:31 στέφανος καυχήσεως γῆρας ἐν δὲ ὁδοῖς δικαιοσύνης εὑρίσκεται
Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. Proverbs 16:32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city. Proverbs 16:32 κρείσσων ἀνὴρ μακρόθυμος ἰσχυροῦ ὁ δὲ κρατῶν ὀργῆς κρείσσων καταλαμβανομένου πόλιν
Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD. Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from the Lord. Proverbs 16:33 εἰς κόλπους ἐπέρχεται πάντα τοῖς ἀδίκοις παρὰ δὲ κυρίου πάντα τὰ δίκαια

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