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Proverbs chapter 16

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1
The reflections of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
2
All a man's ways seem right in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the motives.
3
Commit your activities to the LORD and your plans will be achieved.
4
The LORD has prepared everything for His purpose-- even the wicked for the day of disaster.
5
Everyone with a proud heart is detestable to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished.
6
Wickedness is atoned for by loyalty and faithfulness, and one turns from evil by the fear of the LORD.
7
When a man's ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8
Better a little with righteousness than great income with injustice.
9
A man's heart plans his way, but the LORD determines his steps.
10
God's verdict is on the lips of a king; his mouth should not err in judgment.
11
Honest balances and scales are the LORD's; all the weights in the bag are His concern.
12
Wicked behavior is detestable to kings, since a throne is established through righteousness.
13
Righteous lips are a king's delight, and he loves one who speaks honestly.
14
A king's fury is a messenger of death, but a wise man appeases it.
15
When a king's face lights up, there is life; his favor is like a cloud with spring rain.
16
Acquire wisdom-- how much better it is than gold! And acquire understanding-- it is preferable to silver.
17
The highway of the upright avoids evil; the one who guards his way protects his life.
18
Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.
19
Better to be lowly of spirit with the humble than to divide plunder with the proud.
20
The one who understands a matter finds success, and the one who trusts in the LORD will be happy.
21
Anyone with a wise heart is called discerning, and pleasant speech increases learning.
22
Insight is a fountain of life for its possessor, but folly is the instruction of fools.
23
A wise heart instructs its mouth and increases learning with its speech.
24
Pleasant words are a honeycomb: sweet to the taste and health to the body.
25
There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it is the way of death.
26
A worker's appetite works for him because his hunger urges him on.
27
A worthless man digs up evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
28
A contrary man spreads conflict, and a gossip separates friends.
29
A violent man lures his neighbor, leading him in a way that is not good.
30
The one who narrows his eyes is planning deceptions; the one who compresses his lips brings about evil.
31
Gray hair is a glorious crown; it is found in the way of righteousness.
32
Patience is better than power, and controlling one's temper, than capturing a city.
33
The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD.