Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 16

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

Proverbs 16:1 Of man [are] arrangements of the heart, And from Jehovah an answer of the tongue. Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering the spirits. Proverbs 16:3 Roll unto Jehovah thy works, And established are thy purposes, Proverbs 16:4 All things hath Jehovah wrought for Himself, And also the wicked [worketh] for a day of evil. Proverbs 16:5 An abomination to Jehovah [is] every proud one of heart, Hand to hand he is not acquitted. Proverbs 16:6 In kindness and truth pardoned is iniquity, And in the fear of Jehovah Turn thou aside from evil. Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please Jehovah, even his enemies, He causeth to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:8 Better [is] a little with righteousness, Than abundance of increase without justice. Proverbs 16:9 The heart of man deviseth his way, And Jehovah establisheth his step. Proverbs 16:10 An oath [is] on the lips of a king, In judgment his mouth trespasseth not. Proverbs 16:11 A just beam and balances [are] Jehovah's, His work [are] all the stones of the bag. Proverbs 16:12 An abomination to kings [is] doing wickedness, For by righteousness is a throne established. Proverbs 16:13 The delight of kings [are] righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth, Proverbs 16:14 The fury of a king [is] messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it. Proverbs 16:15 In the light of a king's face [is] life, And his good-will [is] as a cloud of the latter rain. Proverbs 16:16 To get wisdom—how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver! Proverbs 16:17 A highway of the upright [is], 'Turn from evil,' Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way. Proverbs 16:18 Before destruction [is] pride, And before stumbling—a haughty spirit.' Proverbs 16:19 Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud. Proverbs 16:20 The wise in any matter findeth good, And whoso is trusting in Jehovah, O his happiness. Proverbs 16:21 To the wise in heart is called, 'Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning. Proverbs 16:22 A fountain of life [is] understanding to its possessors, The instruction of fools is folly. Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning, Proverbs 16:24 Sayings of pleasantness [are] a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone. Proverbs 16:25 There is a way right before a man, And its latter end—ways of death. Proverbs 16:26 A labouring man hath laboured for himself, For his mouth hath caused [him] to bend over it. Proverbs 16:27 A worthless man is preparing evil, And on his lips—as a burning fire. Proverbs 16:28 A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend. Proverbs 16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, And hath causeth him to go in a way not good. Proverbs 16:30 Consulting his eyes to devise froward things, Moving his lips he hath accomplished evil. Proverbs 16:31 A crown of beauty [are] grey hairs, In the way of righteousness it is found. Proverbs 16:32 Better [is] the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city. Proverbs 16:33 Into the centre is the lot cast, And from Jehovah [is] all its judgment!

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