Proverbs chapter 16

A man may well purpose a thing in his heart, but the answer of the tongue cometh of the LORD.
A man thinketh all his ways to be clean, but it is the LORD that fashioneth the minds.
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and look what thou devisest, it shall prosper.
The LORD doth all things for his own sake, yea and when he keepeth the ungodly for the day of wrath.
The LORD abhorreth all presumptuous and proud hearts, there may neither strength nor power escape.
With loving mercy and faithfulness sins be forgiven, and who so searcheth the LORD eschewth evil.
When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh his very enemies to be his friends.
Better is it to have a little thing with righteousness, than great rents wrongously gotten.
A man deviseth a way in his heart, but it is the LORD that ordereth his goings.
When the prophecy is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall not go wrong in judgement.
A true measure and a true balance are the LORD's, he maketh all weights.
It is a great abomination when kings are wicked, for a king's seat should be holden up with righteousness.
Righteous lips are pleasant unto kings, and they love him that speaketh the truth.
The king's displeasure is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify him. The cheerful countenance of the king is life, and his loving favor is as the evening dew.
To have wisdom in possession is better than gold, and to get understanding is more worth than silver.
The path of the righteous eschewth evil, and who so looketh well to his ways, keepeth his own soul.
Presumptuousness goeth before destruction, and after a proud stomach there followeth a fall.
Better it is to be of humble mind with the lowly, than to divide the spoils with the proud.
He that handleth a matter wisely, obtaineth good: and blessed is he, that putteth his trust in the LORD.
Who so hath a wise understanding is called to counsel: but he that can speak fair, getteth more riches.
Understanding is a well of life unto him that hath it, as for the chastening of fools, it is but foolishness.
The heart of the wise enformeth his mouth, and amendeth the doctrine in his lips.
Fair words are an honeycomb, a refreshing of the mind, and health of the bones.
There is a way that men think to be right, but the end thereof leadeth unto death.
A troublous soul disquieteth herself, for her own mouth hath brought her thereto.
An ungodly person stirreth up evil, and in his lips he is as an hot burning fire. A froward body causeth strife, and he that is a babble of his tongue, maketh division among princes.
A wicked man beguileth his neighbour, and leadeth him the way that is not good. He that winketh with his eyes, imagineth mischief: and he that biteth his lips, will do some harm.
Age is a crown of worship, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
A patient man is better than one strong: and he that can rule himself, is more worth than he that winneth a city.
The lots are cast into the lap, but their fall stondeth in the LORD.


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