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Proverbs 16

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    Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
    Proverbs 16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weighs the spirits.
    Proverbs 16:3 Commit your works to the LORD, and your thoughts shall be established.
    Proverbs 16:4 The LORD has made all things for himself: yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.
    Proverbs 16:5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
    Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
    Proverbs 16:7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes 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 A man's heart devises his way: but the LORD directs his steps.
    Proverbs 16:10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresses not in judgment.
    Proverbs 16:11 A just weight and balance are the LORD'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 speaks right.
    Proverbs 16:14 The wrath 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 favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.
    Proverbs 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
    Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps his way preserves his soul.
    Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
    Proverbs 16:19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
    Proverbs 16:20 He that handles a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he.
    Proverbs 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increases learning.
    Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to him that has it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
    Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.
    Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
    Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
    Proverbs 16:26 He that labors labors for himself; for his mouth craves it of him.
    Proverbs 16:27 An ungodly man digs up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
    Proverbs 16:28 A fraudulent man sows strife: and a whisperer separates chief friends.
    Proverbs 16:29 A violent man entices his neighbor, and leads him into the way that is not good.
    Proverbs 16:30 He shuts his eyes to devise fraudulent things: moving his lips he brings evil to pass.
    Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
    Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.
    Proverbs 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.