Proverbs 16read and compare multiple versions of the Bible
American Standard Version
Proverbs 16 (ASV)
 The plans of the heart belong to man; But the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.
 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; But Jehovah weigheth the spirits.
 Commit thy works unto Jehovah, And thy purposes shall be established.
 Jehovah hath made everything for its own end; Yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to Jehovah: Though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
 By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for; And by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.
 When a man’s ways please Jehovah, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
 Better is a little, with righteousness, Than great revenues with injustice.
 A man’s heart deviseth his way; But Jehovah directeth his steps.
 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; His mouth shall not transgress in judgment.
 A just balance and scales are Jehovah’s; All the weights of the bag are his work.
 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; For the throne is established by righteousness.
 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; And they love him that speaketh right.
 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it.
 In the light of the king’s countenance is life; And his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.
 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.
 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: He that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
 Pride goeth before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
 Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
 He that giveth heed unto the word shall find good; And whoso trusteth in Jehovah, happy is he.
 The wise in heart shall be called prudent; And the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
 Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it; But the correction of fools is their folly.
 The heart of the wise instructeth his mouth, And addeth learning to his lips.
 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, But the end thereof are the ways of death.
 The appetite of the laboring man laboreth for him; For his mouth urgeth him thereto.
 A worthless man deviseth mischief; And in his lips there is as a scorching fire.
 A perverse man scattereth abroad strife; And a whisperer separateth chief friends.
 A man of violence enticeth his neighbor, And leadeth him in a way that is not good.
 He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise perverse things: He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass.
 The hoary head is a crown of glory; It shall be found in the way of righteousness.
 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; And he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.
 The lot is cast into the lap; But the whole disposing thereof is of Jehovah.
King James w/Strong’s #s
Proverbs 16 (KJVS)
 The preparations H4633 of the heart H3820 in man H120, and the answer H4617 of the tongue H3956, [is] from the LORD H3068.
 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.
 Commit H1556 (8798) thy works H4639 unto the LORD H3068, and thy thoughts H4284 shall be established H3559 (8735).
 The LORD H3068 hath made H6466 (8804) all [things] for himself H4617: yea, even the wicked H7563 for the day H3117 of evil H7451.
 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).
 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.
 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.
 Better H2896 [is] a little H4592 with righteousness H6666 than great H7230 revenues H8393 without right H4941.
 A man’s H120 heart H3820 deviseth H2803 (8762) his way H1870: but the LORD H3068 directeth H3559 (8686) his steps H6806.
 A divine sentence H7081 [is] in the lips H8193 of the king H4428: his mouth H6310 transgresseth H4603 (8799) not in judgment H4941.
 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.
 [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.
 Righteous H6664 lips H8193 [are] the delight H7522 of kings H4428; and they love H157 (8799) him that speaketh H1696 (8802) right H3477.
 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.
 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.
 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!
 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.
 Pride H1347 [goeth] before H6440 destruction H7667, and an haughty H1363 spirit H7307 before H6440 a fall H3783.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 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.
 The heart H3820 of the wise H2450 teacheth H7919 (8686) his mouth H6310, and addeth H3254 (8686) learning H3948 to his lips H8193.
 Pleasant H5278 words H561 [are as] an honeycomb H6688 H1706, sweet H4966 to the soul H5315, and health H4832 to the bones H6106.
 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.
 He H5315 that laboureth H6001 laboureth H5998 (8804) for himself; for his mouth H6310 craveth H404 (8804) it of him.
 An ungodly H1100 man H376 diggeth up H3738 (8802) evil H7451: and in his lips H8193 [there is] as a burning H6867 fire H784.
 A froward H8419 man H376 soweth H7971 (8762) strife H4066: and a whisperer H5372 separateth H6504 (8688) chief friends H441.
 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.
 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).
 The hoary head H7872 [is] a crown H5850 of glory H8597, [if] it be found H4672 (8735) in the way H1870 of righteousness H6666.
 [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.
 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)
 Of man are arrangements of the heart, And from Jehovah an answer of the tongue.
 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering the spirits.
 Roll unto Jehovah thy works, And established are thy purposes,
 All things hath Jehovah wrought for Himself, And also the wicked worketh for a day of evil.
 An abomination to Jehovah is every proud one of heart, Hand to hand he is not acquitted.
 In kindness and truth pardoned is iniquity, And in the fear of Jehovah Turn thou aside from evil.
 When a man’s ways please Jehovah, even his enemies, He causeth to be at peace with him.
 Better is a little with righteousness, Than abundance of increase without justice.
 The heart of man deviseth his way, And Jehovah establisheth his step.
 An oath is on the lips of a king, In judgment his mouth trespasseth not.
 A just beam and balances are Jehovah’s, His work are all the stones of the bag.
 An abomination to kings is doing wickedness, For by righteousness is a throne established.
 The delight of kings are righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth,
 The fury of a king is messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it.
 In the light of a king’s face is life, And his good-will is as a cloud of the latter rain.
 To get wisdom-how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver!
 A highway of the upright is, ‘Turn from evil,’ Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way.
 Before destruction is pride, And before stumbling-a haughty spirit.’
 Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud.
 The wise in any matter findeth good, And whoso is trusting in Jehovah, O his happiness.
 To the wise in heart is called, ‘Intelligent,’ And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.
 A fountain of life is understanding to its possessors, The instruction of fools is folly.
 The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning,
 Sayings of pleasantness are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.
 There is a way right before a man, And its latter end-ways of death.
 A labouring man hath laboured for himself, For his mouth hath caused him to bend over it.
 A worthless man is preparing evil, And on his lips-as a burning fire.
 A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.
 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, And hath causeth him to go in a way not good.
 Consulting his eyes to devise froward things, Moving his lips he hath accomplished evil.
 A crown of beauty are grey hairs, In the way of righteousness it is found.
 Better is the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city.
 Into the centre is the lot cast, And from Jehovah is all its judgment!