1611 King James Bible

Proverbs 16

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answere of the tongue, [is] from the LORD. Proverbs 16:2 All the wayes of a man [are] cleane in his owne eyes: but the LORD weigheth the spirits. Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy workes vnto the LORD, and thy thoughts shalbe established. Proverbs 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himselfe: yea, euen the wicked for the day of euill. Proverbs 16:5 Euery one that is proud in heart, [is] an abomination to the LORD: [though] hand [ioyne] in hand, he shall not be vnpunished. Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and trueth iniquitie is purged: and by the feare of the LORD, men depart from euill. Proverbs 16:7 When a mans wayes please the LORD, he maketh euen his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:8 Better [is] a little with righteousnesse, then great reuenewes without right. Proverbs 16:9 A mans heart deuiseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:10 A diuine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in iudgement. Proverbs 16:11 A iust weight and ballance [are] the LORDS: all the weights of the bagge are his worke. Proverbs 16:12 [It is] an abomination to kings to commit wickednesse: for the throne is established by righteousnesse. Proverbs 16:13 Righteous lips [are] the delight of kings: and they loue him that speaketh right. Proverbs 16:14 The wrath of a king [is as] messengers of death: but a wise man will pacifie it. Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the kings countenance is life, and his fauour [is] as a cloude of the latter raine. Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisedome, then gold? and to get vnderstanding, rather to be chosen then siluer? Proverbs 16:17 The high way of the vpright [is] to depart from euill: hee that keepeth his way, preserueth his soule. Proverbs 16:18 Pride [goeth] before destruction: and an hautie spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:19 Better [it is to be] of an humble spirit with the lowly, then to diuide the spoile with the proud. Proverbs 16:20 He that handleth a matter wisely, shall finde good: and who so trusteth in the LORD, happy [is] hee. Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent; and the sweetnesse of the lips increaseth learning. Proverbs 16:22 Understanding [is] a well-spring of life vnto him that hath it: but the instruction of fooles [is] folly. Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lippes. Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are [as] an honycombe, sweete to the soule, and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right vnto a man; but the end thereof [are] the wayes of death. Proverbs 16:26 Hee that laboureth, laboureth for himselfe; for his mouth craueth it of him. Proverbs 16:27 An vngodly man diggeth vp euill: and in his lips [there is] as a burning fire. Proverbs 16:28 A froward man soweth strife; & a whisperer separateth chiefe friends. Proverbs 16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way [that is] not good. Proverbs 16:30 He shutteth his eyes to deuise froward things: moouing his lips he bringeth euill to passe. Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head is a crowne of glory, [if] it be found in the way of righteousnesse. Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger, [is] better then the mighty: and he that ruleth his spirit, then he that taketh a citie. Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap: but the whole disposing thereof [is] of the LORD.

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