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Proverbs 16 (WEBP)

[1] The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from Yahweh.
[2] All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but Yahweh weighs the motives.
[3] Commit your deeds to Yahweh, and your plans shall succeed.
[4] Yahweh has made everything for its own end— yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.
[5] Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to Yahweh; they shall certainly not be unpunished.
[6] By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.
[7] When a man’s ways please Yahweh, he makes 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 plans his course, but Yahweh directs his steps.
[10] Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth.
[11] Honest balances and scales are Yahweh’s; all the weights in the bag are his work.
[12] It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness.
[13] Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth.
[14] The king’s wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it.
[15] In the light of the king’s face is life. His favor is like a cloud of the spring rain.
[16] How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
[17] The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. He who keeps his way preserves his soul.
[18] Pride goes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.
[19] It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the plunder with the proud.
[20] He who heeds the Word finds prosperity. Whoever trusts in Yahweh is blessed.
[21] The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.
[22] Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the punishment of fools is their folly.
[23] The heart of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.
[24] Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
[25] There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
[26] The appetite of the laboring man labors for him, for his mouth urges him on.
[27] A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.
[28] A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.
[29] A man of violence entices his neighbor, and leads him in a way that is not good.
[30] One who winks his eyes to plot perversities, one who compresses his lips, is bent on evil.
[31] Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is attained by a life of righteousness.
[32] One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.
[33] The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from Yahweh.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 16 (KJVS)

[1] The preparations of the heart in man , and the answer of the tongue , [is] from the LORD .
[2] All the ways of a man [are] clean in his own eyes ; but the LORD weigheth () the spirits .
[3] Commit () thy works unto the LORD , and thy thoughts shall be established ().
[4] The LORD hath made () all [things] for himself : yea, even the wicked for the day of evil .
[5] Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD : [though] hand [join] in hand , he shall not be unpunished ().
[6] By mercy and truth iniquity is purged (): and by the fear of the LORD [men] depart () from evil .
[7] When a man’s ways please () the LORD , he maketh even his enemies () to be at peace () with him.
[8] Better [is] a little with righteousness than great revenues without right .
[9] A man’s heart deviseth () his way : but the LORD directeth () his steps .
[10] A divine sentence [is] in the lips of the king : his mouth transgresseth () not in judgment .
[11] A just weight and balance [are] the LORD’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 favour [is] as a cloud of the latter rain .
[16] How much better [is it] to get () wisdom than gold ! and to get () understanding 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 an haughty spirit before a fall .
[19] Better [it is to be] of an humble spirit with the lowly () , than to divide () the spoil with the proud .
[20] He that handleth a matter wisely () shall find () good : and whoso trusteth () in the LORD , happy [is] he.
[21] The wise in heart shall be called () prudent (): and the sweetness of the lips increaseth () learning .
[22] Understanding [is] a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools [is] folly .
[23] The heart of the wise teacheth () his mouth , and addeth () learning to his lips .
[24] Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb , sweet to the soul , and health to the bones .
[25] There is a way that seemeth right unto a man , but the end thereof [are] the ways of death .
[26] He that laboureth laboureth () for himself; for his mouth craveth () it of him.
[27] An ungodly man diggeth up () evil : and in his lips [there is] as a burning fire .
[28] A froward man soweth () strife : and a whisperer separateth () chief friends .
[29] A violent man enticeth () his neighbour , and leadeth () him into the way [that is] not good .
[30] He shutteth () his eyes to devise () froward things : moving () his lips he bringeth evil to pass ().
[31] The hoary head [is] a crown of glory , [if] it 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 the LORD .

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!