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Proverbs 16

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PROV 16:1 Of man `are' arrangements of the heart, And from Jehovah an answer of the tongue.

PROV 16:2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering the spirits.

PROV 16:3 Roll unto Jehovah thy works, And established are thy purposes,

PROV 16:4 All things hath Jehovah wrought for Himself, And also the wicked `worketh' for a day of evil.

PROV 16:5 An abomination to Jehovah `is' every proud one of heart, Hand to hand he is not acquitted.

PROV 16:6 In kindness and truth pardoned is iniquity, And in the fear of Jehovah Turn thou aside from evil.

PROV 16:7 When a man's ways please Jehovah, even his enemies, He causeth to be at peace with him.

PROV 16:8 Better `is' a little with righteousness, Than abundance of increase without justice.

PROV 16:9 The heart of man deviseth his way, And Jehovah establisheth his step.

PROV 16:10 An oath `is' on the lips of a king, In judgment his mouth trespasseth not.

PROV 16:11 A just beam and balances `are' Jehovah's, His work `are' all the stones of the bag.

PROV 16:12 An abomination to kings `is' doing wickedness, For by righteousness is a throne established.

PROV 16:13 The delight of kings `are' righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth,

PROV 16:14 The fury of a king `is' messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it.

PROV 16:15 In the light of a king's face `is' life, And his good-will `is' as a cloud of the latter rain.

PROV 16:16 To get wisdom -- how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver!

PROV 16:17 A highway of the upright `is', `Turn from evil,' Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way.

PROV 16:18 Before destruction `is' pride, And before stumbling -- a haughty spirit.'

PROV 16:19 Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud.

PROV 16:20 The wise in any matter findeth good, And whoso is trusting in Jehovah, O his happiness.

PROV 16:21 To the wise in heart is called, `Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.

PROV 16:22 A fountain of life `is' understanding to its possessors, The instruction of fools is folly.

PROV 16:23 The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning,

PROV 16:24 Sayings of pleasantness `are' a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.

PROV 16:25 There is a way right before a man, And its latter end -- ways of death.

PROV 16:26 A labouring man hath laboured for himself, For his mouth hath caused `him' to bend over it.

PROV 16:27 A worthless man is preparing evil, And on his lips -- as a burning fire.

PROV 16:28 A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.

PROV 16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, And hath causeth him to go in a way not good.

PROV 16:30 Consulting his eyes to devise froward things, Moving his lips he hath accomplished evil.

PROV 16:31 A crown of beauty `are' grey hairs, In the way of righteousness it is found.

PROV 16:32 Better `is' the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city.

PROV 16:33 Into the centre is the lot cast, And from Jehovah `is' all its judgment!