Proverbs Chapter 16 Darby English Bible

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.