Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 16:1 The purposes of the heart are of man, but the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah. Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Jehovah weigheth the spirits. Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto Jehovah, and thy thoughts shall be established. Proverbs 16:4 Jehovah hath wrought everything on his own account, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Proverbs 16:5 Every proud heart is an abomination to Jehovah: hand for hand, he shall not be held innocent. Proverbs 16:6 By loving-kindness and truth iniquity is atoned for; and by the fear of Jehovah [men] depart from evil. Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please Jehovah, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right. Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man deviseth his way, but Jehovah directeth his steps. Proverbs 16:10 An oracle is on the lips of the king: his mouth will not err in judgment. Proverbs 16:11 The just balance and scales are Jehovah's; all the weights of the bag are his work. Proverbs 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; for the throne is established by righteousness. Proverbs 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaketh aright. Proverbs 16:14 The fury of a king is [as] messengers of death; but a wise man will pacify it. Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king's countenance is life, and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain. Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than fine gold, and the getting of intelligence to be preferred to silver! Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that taketh heed to his way keepeth his soul. Proverbs 16:18 Pride [goeth] before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:19 Better is it to be of a humble spirit with the meek, than to divide the spoil with the proud. Proverbs 16:20 He that giveth heed to the word shall find good; and whoso confideth in Jehovah, happy is he. Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart is called intelligent, and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. Proverbs 16:22 Wisdom is a fountain of life for him that hath it; but the instruction of fools is folly. Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise maketh his mouth intelligent, and upon his lips increaseth learning. Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are [as] a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health for the bones. Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death. Proverbs 16:26 The appetite of the labourer laboureth for him, for his mouth urgeth him on. Proverbs 16:27 A man of Belial diggeth up evil, and on his lips there is as a scorching fire. Proverbs 16:28 A false man soweth contention; and a talebearer separateth very friends. Proverbs 16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into a way that is not good. Proverbs 16:30 He that shutteth his eyes, [it is] to devise froward things; biting his lips, he bringeth evil to pass. Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, [if] it is found in the way of righteousness. Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole decision is of Jehovah.