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Proverbs 16 (ASV)

[1] The plans of the heart belong to man; But the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.
[2] All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; But Jehovah weigheth the spirits.
[3] Commit thy works unto Jehovah, And thy purposes shall be established.
[4] Jehovah hath made everything for its own end; Yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
[5] Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to Jehovah: Though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
[6] By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for; And by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.
[7] When a man’s ways please Jehovah, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
[8] Better is a little, with righteousness, Than great revenues with injustice.
[9] A man’s heart deviseth his way; But Jehovah directeth his steps.
[10] A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; His mouth shall not transgress in judgment.
[11] A just balance and scales are Jehovah’s; All the weights of the bag are his work.
[12] It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; For the throne is established by righteousness.
[13] Righteous lips are the delight of kings; And they love him that speaketh right.
[14] The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it.
[15] In the light of the king’s countenance is life; And his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.
[16] How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.
[17] The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: He that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
[18] Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
[19] Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
[20] He that giveth heed unto the word shall find good; And whoso trusteth in Jehovah, happy is he.
[21] The wise in heart shall be called prudent; And the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
[22] Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it; But the correction of fools is their folly.
[23] The heart of the wise instructeth his mouth, And addeth learning to his lips.
[24] Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
[25] There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, But the end thereof are the ways of death.
[26] The appetite of the laboring man laboreth for him; For his mouth urgeth him thereto.
[27] A worthless man deviseth mischief; And in his lips there is as a scorching fire.
[28] A perverse man scattereth abroad strife; And a whisperer separateth chief friends.
[29] A man of violence enticeth his neighbor, And leadeth him in a way that is not good.
[30] He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise perverse things: He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass.
[31] The hoary head is a crown of glory; It shall be found in the way of righteousness.
[32] He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; And he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.
[33] The lot is cast into the lap; But the whole disposing thereof is of Jehovah.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 16 (KJVS)

[1] The preparations H4633 of the heart H3820 in man H120, and the answer H4617 of the tongue H3956, [is] from the LORD H3068.
[2] All the ways H1870 of a man H376 [are] clean H2134 in his own eyes H5869; but the LORD H3068 weigheth H8505 (8802) the spirits H7307.
[3] Commit H1556 (8798) thy works H4639 unto the LORD H3068, and thy thoughts H4284 shall be established H3559 (8735).
[4] The LORD H3068 hath made H6466 (8804) all [things] for himself H4617: yea, even the wicked H7563 for the day H3117 of evil H7451.
[5] Every one [that is] proud H1362 in heart H3820 [is] an abomination H8441 to the LORD H3068: [though] hand H3027 [join] in hand H3027, he shall not be unpunished H5352 (8735).
[6] By mercy H2617 and truth H571 iniquity H5771 is purged H3722 (8792): and by the fear H3374 of the LORD H3068 [men] depart H5493 (8800) from evil H7451.
[7] When a man’s H376 ways H1870 please H7521 (8800) the LORD H3068, he maketh even his enemies H341 (8802) to be at peace H7999 (8686) with him.
[8] Better H2896 [is] a little H4592 with righteousness H6666 than great H7230 revenues H8393 without right H4941.
[9] A man’s H120 heart H3820 deviseth H2803 (8762) his way H1870: but the LORD H3068 directeth H3559 (8686) his steps H6806.
[10] A divine sentence H7081 [is] in the lips H8193 of the king H4428: his mouth H6310 transgresseth H4603 (8799) not in judgment H4941.
[11] A just H4941 weight H6425 and balance H3976 [are] the LORD’S H3068: all the weights H68 of the bag H3599 [are] his work H4639.
[12] [It is] an abomination H8441 to kings H4428 to commit H6213 (8800) wickedness H7562: for the throne H3678 is established H3559 (8735) by righteousness H6666.
[13] Righteous H6664 lips H8193 [are] the delight H7522 of kings H4428; and they love H157 (8799) him that speaketh H1696 (8802) right H3477.
[14] The wrath H2534 of a king H4428 [is as] messengers H4397 of death H4194: but a wise H2450 man H376 will pacify H3722 (8762) it.
[15] In the light H216 of the king’s H4428 countenance H6440 [is] life H2416; and his favour H7522 [is] as a cloud H5645 of the latter rain H4456.
[16] How much better H2896 [is it] to get H7069 (8800) wisdom H2451 than gold H2742! and to get H7069 (8800) understanding H998 rather to be chosen H977 (8737) than silver H3701!
[17] The highway H4546 of the upright H3477 [is] to depart H5493 (8800) from evil H7451: he that keepeth H5341 (8802) his way H1870 preserveth H8104 (8802) his soul H5315.
[18] Pride H1347 [goeth] before H6440 destruction H7667, and an haughty H1363 spirit H7307 before H6440 a fall H3783.
[19] Better H2896 [it is to be] of an humble H8217 spirit H7307 with the lowly H6035 (8675) H6041, than to divide H2505 (8763) the spoil H7998 with the proud H1343.
[20] He that handleth a matter H1697 wisely H7919 (8688) shall find H4672 (8799) good H2896: and whoso trusteth H982 (8802) in the LORD H3068, happy H835 [is] he.
[21] The wise H2450 in heart H3820 shall be called H7121 (8735) prudent H995 (8737): and the sweetness H4986 of the lips H8193 increaseth H3254 (8686) learning H3948.
[22] Understanding H7922 [is] a wellspring H4726 of life H2416 unto him that hath H1167 it: but the instruction H4148 of fools H191 [is] folly H200.
[23] The heart H3820 of the wise H2450 teacheth H7919 (8686) his mouth H6310, and addeth H3254 (8686) learning H3948 to his lips H8193.
[24] Pleasant H5278 words H561 [are as] an honeycomb H6688 H1706, sweet H4966 to the soul H5315, and health H4832 to the bones H6106.
[25] There is H3426 a way H1870 that seemeth right H3477 unto H6440 a man H376, but the end H319 thereof [are] the ways H1870 of death H4194.
[26] He H5315 that laboureth H6001 laboureth H5998 (8804) for himself; for his mouth H6310 craveth H404 (8804) it of him.
[27] An ungodly H1100 man H376 diggeth up H3738 (8802) evil H7451: and in his lips H8193 [there is] as a burning H6867 fire H784.
[28] A froward H8419 man H376 soweth H7971 (8762) strife H4066: and a whisperer H5372 separateth H6504 (8688) chief friends H441.
[29] A violent H2555 man H376 enticeth H6601 (8762) his neighbour H7453, and leadeth H3212 (8689) him into the way H1870 [that is] not good H2896.
[30] He shutteth H6095 (8802) his eyes H5869 to devise H2803 (8800) froward things H8419: moving H7169 (8802) his lips H8193 he bringeth H3615 evil H7451 to pass H3615 (8765).
[31] The hoary head H7872 [is] a crown H5850 of glory H8597, [if] it be found H4672 (8735) in the way H1870 of righteousness H6666.
[32] [He that is] slow H750 to anger H639 [is] better H2896 than the mighty H1368; and he that ruleth H4910 (8802) his spirit H7307 than he that taketh H3920 (8802) a city H5892.
[33] The lot H1486 is cast H2904 (8714) into the lap H2436; but the whole disposing H4941 thereof [is] of the LORD H3068.

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 16 (YLT)

[1] Of man are arrangements of the heart, And from Jehovah an answer of the tongue.
[2] All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering the spirits.
[3] Roll unto Jehovah thy works, And established are thy purposes,
[4] All things hath Jehovah wrought for Himself, And also the wicked worketh for a day of evil.
[5] An abomination to Jehovah is every proud one of heart, Hand to hand he is not acquitted.
[6] In kindness and truth pardoned is iniquity, And in the fear of Jehovah Turn thou aside from evil.
[7] When a man’s ways please Jehovah, even his enemies, He causeth to be at peace with him.
[8] Better is a little with righteousness, Than abundance of increase without justice.
[9] The heart of man deviseth his way, And Jehovah establisheth his step.
[10] An oath is on the lips of a king, In judgment his mouth trespasseth not.
[11] A just beam and balances are Jehovah’s, His work are all the stones of the bag.
[12] An abomination to kings is doing wickedness, For by righteousness is a throne established.
[13] The delight of kings are righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth,
[14] The fury of a king is messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it.
[15] In the light of a king’s face is life, And his good-will is as a cloud of the latter rain.
[16] To get wisdom-how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver!
[17] A highway of the upright is, ‘Turn from evil,’ Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way.
[18] Before destruction is pride, And before stumbling-a haughty spirit.’
[19] Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud.
[20] The wise in any matter findeth good, And whoso is trusting in Jehovah, O his happiness.
[21] To the wise in heart is called, ‘Intelligent,’ And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.
[22] A fountain of life is understanding to its possessors, The instruction of fools is folly.
[23] The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning,
[24] Sayings of pleasantness are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.
[25] There is a way right before a man, And its latter end-ways of death.
[26] A labouring man hath laboured for himself, For his mouth hath caused him to bend over it.
[27] A worthless man is preparing evil, And on his lips-as a burning fire.
[28] A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.
[29] A violent man enticeth his neighbour, And hath causeth him to go in a way not good.
[30] Consulting his eyes to devise froward things, Moving his lips he hath accomplished evil.
[31] A crown of beauty are grey hairs, In the way of righteousness it is found.
[32] Better is the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city.
[33] Into the centre is the lot cast, And from Jehovah is all its judgment!