16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the
tongue, [are] from the LORD.
16:2 All the ways of a man [are] clean in his own eyes; but the
LORD weigheth the spirits.
16:3 Commit thy works to the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be
16:4 The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yes, even the
wicked for the day of evil.
16:5 Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to
the LORD: [though] hand [join] in hand, he shall not be
16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of
the LORD [men] depart from evil.
16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his
enemies to be at peace with him.
16:8 Better [is] a little with righteousness, than great
revenues without right.
16:9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his
16:10 A divine sentence [is] in the lips of the king: his mouth
transgresseth not in judgment.
16:11 A just weight and balance [are] the LORD'S: all the
weights of the bag [are] his work.
16:12 [It is] an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for
the throne is established by righteousness.
16:13 Righteous lips [are] the delight of kings; and they love
him that speaketh right.
16:14 The wrath of a king [is as] messengers of death: but a
wise man will pacify it.
16:15 In the light of a king's countenance [is] life; and his
favor [is] as a cloud of the latter rain.
16:16 How much better [is it] to get wisdom than gold? and to
get understanding rather to be chosen than silver?
16:17 The highway of the upright [is] to depart from evil: he
that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
16:18 Pride [goeth] before destruction, and a haughty spirit
before a fall.
16:19 Better [it is to be] of a humble spirit with the lowly,
than to divide the spoil with the proud.
16:20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and
whoever trusteth in the LORD, happy [is] he.
16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the
sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
16:22 Understanding [is] a well-spring of life to him that hath
it: but the instruction of fools [is] folly.
16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth
learning to his lips.
16:24 Pleasant words [are as] a honey-comb, sweet to the soul,
and health to the bones.
16:25 There is a way that seemeth right to a man, but the end of
it [is] the ways of death.
16:26 He that laboreth laboreth for himself; for his mouth
craveth it of him.
16:27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips [there is]
as a burning fire.
16:28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth
16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbor, and leadeth him into
the way [that is] not good.
16:30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his
lips he bringeth evil to pass.
16:31 The hoary head [is] a crown of glory, [if] it is found in
the way of righteousness.
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.
16:33 The lot is cast into the lap: but the whole disposing of
it [is] from the LORD.