Proverbs
Chapter 16





Proverbs 16:1

The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, [is] from the LORD.

Proverbs 16:2

All the ways of a man [are] clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

Proverbs 16:3

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Proverbs 16:4

The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

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 16:6

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD [men] depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:7

When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Proverbs 16:8

Better [is] a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

Proverbs 16:9

A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

Proverbs 16:10

A divine sentence [is] in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.

Proverbs 16:11

A just weight and balance [are] the LORD's: all the weights of the bag [are] his work.

Proverbs 16:12

[It is] an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

Proverbs 16:13

Righteous lips [are] the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

Proverbs 16:14

The wrath of a king [is as] messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

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 16:16

How much better [is it] to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright [is] to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

Proverbs 16:18

Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:19

Better [it is to be] of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Proverbs 16:20

He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy [is] he.

Proverbs 16:21

The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Proverbs 16:22

Understanding [is] a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools [is] folly.

Proverbs 16:23

The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Proverbs 16:25

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.

Proverbs 16:26

He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.

Proverbs 16:27

An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips [there is] as a burning fire.

Proverbs 16:28

A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

Proverbs 16:29

A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way [that is] not good.

Proverbs 16:30

He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

Proverbs 16:31

The hoary head [is] a crown of glory, [if] it be found in the way of righteousness.

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 16:33

The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof [is] of the LORD.