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Proverbs 16

16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answere of the tongue, is from the Lord. 16:2 All the wayes of a man are cleane in his owne eyes: but the Lord weigheth the spirits. 16:3 Commit thy workes vnto the Lord, and thy thoughts shalbe established. 16:4 The Lord hath made all things for himselfe: yea, euen the wicked for the day of euill. 16:5 Euery one that is proud in heart, is an abomination to the Lord: though hand ioyne in hand, he shall not be vnpunished. 16:6 By mercy and trueth iniquitie is purged: and by the feare of the Lord, men depart from euill. 16:7 When a mans wayes please the Lord, he maketh euen his enemies to be at peace with him. 16:8 Better is a little with righteousnesse, then great reuenewes without right. 16:9 A mans heart deuiseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps. 16:10 A diuine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in iudgement. 16:11 A iust weight and ballance are the Lords: all the weights of the bagge are his worke. 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickednesse: for the throne is established by righteousnesse. 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings: and they loue him that speaketh right. 16:14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacifie it. 16:15 In the light of the kings countenance is life, and his fauour is as a cloude of the latter raine. 16:16 How much better is it to get wisedome, then gold and to get vnderstanding, rather to be chosen then siluer 16:17 The high way of the vpright is to depart from euill: hee that keepeth his way, preserueth his soule. 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction: and an hautie spirit before a fall. 16:19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, then to diuide the spoile with the proud. 16:20 He that handleth a matter wisely, shall finde good: and who so trusteth in the Lord, happy is hee. 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent; and the sweetnesse of the lips increaseth learning. 16:22 Understanding is a well-spring of life vnto him that hath it: but the instruction of fooles is folly. 16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lippes. 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honycombe, sweete to the soule, and health to the bones. 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right vnto a man; but the end thereof are the wayes of death. 16:26 Hee that laboureth, laboureth for himselfe; for his mouth craueth it of him. 16:27 An vngodly man diggeth vp euill: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. 16:28 A froward man soweth strife; & a whisperer separateth chiefe friends. 16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. 16:30 He shutteth his eyes to deuise froward things: moouing his lips he bringeth euill to passe. 16:31 The hoary head is a crowne of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousnesse. 16:32 He that is slow to anger, is better then the mighty: and he that ruleth his spirit, then he that taketh a citie. 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap: but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.

King James Version 1611 - Public Domain