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Proverbs 16

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

Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart are in man: but the answere of the tongue is of the Lord. Proverbs 16:2 All the wayes of a man are cleane in his owne eyes: but the Lord pondereth the spirits. Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy workes vnto the Lorde, and thy thoughts shalbe directed. Proverbs 16:4 The Lord hath made all things for his owne sake: yea, euen the wicked for the day of euill. Proverbs 16:5 All that are proude in heart, are an abomination to the Lord: though hand ioyne in hand, he shall not be vnpunished. Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and trueth iniquitie shalbe forgiuen, and by the feare of the Lorde they depart from euill. Proverbs 16:7 When the wayes of a man please the Lord, he will make also his enemies at peace with him. Proverbs 16:8 Better is a litle with righteousnesse, then great reuenues without equitie. Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man purposeth his way: but the Lord doeth direct his steppes. Proverbs 16:10 A diuine sentence shalbe in the lips of the King: his mouth shall not trasgresse in iudgement. Proverbs 16:11 A true weight & balance are of the Lord: all the weightes of the bagge are his worke. Proverbs 16:12 It is an abomination to Kings to commit wickednes: for the throne is stablished by iustice. Proverbs 16:13 Righteous lips are the delite of Kings, and the King loueth him that speaketh right things. 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 coutenance is life: and his fauour is as a cloude of the latter raine. Proverbs 16:16 Howe much better is it to get wisedome then golde? and to get vnderstanding, is more to be desired then siluer. Proverbs 16:17 The pathe of the righteous is to decline from euil, and hee keepeth his soule, that keepeth his way. Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an high minde before the fall. Proverbs 16:19 Better it is to be of humble minde with the lowly, then to deuide the spoyles with the proude. Proverbs 16:20 He that is wise in his busines, shall finde good: and he that trusteth in the Lord, he is blessed. Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart shall bee called prudent: and the sweetenesse of the lippes shall increase doctrine. Proverbs 16:22 Vnderstading is welspring of life vnto them that haue it: and the instruction of fooles is folly. Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise guideth his mouth wisely, and addeth doctrine to his lippes. Proverbs 16:24 Faire wordes are as an hony combe, sweetenesse to the soule, and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right vnto man: but the issue thereof are the wayes of death. Proverbs 16:26 The person that traueileth, traueileth for himselfe: for his mouth craueth it of him. Proverbs 16:27 A wicked man diggeth vp euill, and in his lippes is like burning fire. Proverbs 16:28 A frowarde person soweth strife: and a tale teller maketh diuision among princes. Proverbs 16:29 A wicked man deceiueth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. Proverbs 16:30 He shutteth his eyes to deuise wickednes: he moueth his lippes, and bringeth euil to passe. Proverbs 16:31 Age is a crowne of glory, when it is founde in the way of righteousnes. Proverbs 16:32 He that is slowe vnto anger, is better then the mightie man: and hee that ruleth his owne minde, is better then he that winneth a citie. Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lappe: but the whole disposition thereof is of the Lord.

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