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Chapter 16

16:1 The preparations of the heart are man's, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits.

16:3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

16:4 the Lord hath made every things for His own purpose, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

16:5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; my hand upon it! he shall not be unpunished.

16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is expiated; and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.

16:7 When a man's ways please the Lord, He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.

16:9 A man's heart deviseth his way; but the Lord directeth his steps.

16:10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; his mouth trespasseth not in judgment.

16:11 A just balance and scales are the Lord'S; all the weights of the bag are His work.

16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; for the throne is established by righteousness.

16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

16:14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death; but a wise man will pacify it.

16:15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.

16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil; he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

16:19 Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the humble, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

16:20 He that giveth heed unto the word shall find good; and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.

16:21 The wise in heart is called a man of discernment; and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

16:22 Understanding is a fountain of life unto him that hath it; but folly is the chastisement of fools.

16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

16:24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

16:25 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

16:26 The hunger of the labouring man laboureth for him; for his mouth compelleth him.

16:27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil, and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

16:28 A froward man soweth strife; and a whisperer separateth familiar friends.

16:29 A man of violence enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into a way that is not good.

16:30 He shutteth his eyes, it is to devise froward things; he that biteth his lips bringeth evil to pass.

16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, it is found in the way of righteousness.

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.

16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.

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