Proverbs Chapter 16 Young's Literal Translation

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!