Proverbs Chapter 16 World English Bible

Proverbs 16:1

The plans of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from Yahweh.

Proverbs 16:2

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; But Yahweh weighs the motives.

Proverbs 16:3

Commit your deeds to Yahweh, And your plans shall succeed.

Proverbs 16:4

Yahweh has made everything for its own end-- Yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.

Proverbs 16:5

Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to Yahweh: They shall assuredly not be unpunished.

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:7

When a man's ways please Yahweh, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 16:8

Better is a little with righteousness, Than great revenues with injustice.

Proverbs 16:9

A man's heart plans his course, But Yahweh directs his steps.

Proverbs 16:10

Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth.

Proverbs 16:11

Honest balances and scales are Yahweh's; All the weights in the bag are his work.

Proverbs 16:12

It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, For the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 16:13

Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth.

Proverbs 16:14

The king's wrath is a messenger of death, But a wise man will pacify it.

Proverbs 16:15

In the light of the king's face is life. His favor is like a cloud of the spring rain.

Proverbs 16:16

How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. He who keeps his way preserves his soul.

Proverbs 16:18

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:19

It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, Than to divide the plunder with the proud.

Proverbs 16:20

He who heeds the Word finds prosperity. Whoever trusts in Yahweh is blessed.

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.

Proverbs 16:22

Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the punishment of fools is their folly.

Proverbs 16:23

The heart of the wise instructs his mouth, And adds learning to his lips.

Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way which seems right to a man, But in the end it leads to death.

Proverbs 16:26

The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; For his mouth urges him on.

Proverbs 16:27

A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.

Proverbs 16:28

A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.

Proverbs 16:29

A man of violence entices his neighbor, And leads him in a way that is not good.

Proverbs 16:30

One who winks his eyes to plot perversities, One who compresses his lips, is bent on evil.

Proverbs 16:31

Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is attained by a life of righteousness.

Proverbs 16:32

One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; One who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.

Proverbs 16:33

The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision is from Yahweh.