Proverbs 16
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1Arrangements of the heart [are] of man, "" An answer of the tongue from YHWH.

2All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, "" And YHWH is pondering the spirits.

3Roll your works to YHWH, "" And your purposes are established,

4YHWH has worked all things for Himself, "" And also the wicked—for a day of evil.

5Every proud one of heart [is] an abomination to YHWH, "" Hand to hand—he is not acquitted.

6Iniquity is pardoned in kindness and truth, "" And in the fear of YHWH "" Turn aside from evil.

7When a man’s ways please YHWH, even his enemies, "" He causes to be at peace with him.

8Better [is] a little with righteousness, "" Than abundance of increase without justice.

9The heart of man devises his way, "" And YHWH establishes his step.

10An oath [is] on the lips of a king, "" In judgment his mouth does not trespass.

11A just beam and balances [are] YHWH’s, "" All the stones of the bag [are] His work.

12Doing wickedness [is] an abomination to kings, "" For a throne is established by righteousness.

13Righteous lips [are] the delight of kings, "" And he loves whoever is speaking uprightly,

14The fury of a king [is] messengers of death, "" And a wise man pacifies it.

15In the light of a king’s face [is] life, "" And his goodwill [is] as a cloud of the spring rain.

16To get wisdom—how much better than gold, "" And to get understanding—to be chosen [more] than silver!

17A highway of the upright [is] to turn from evil, "" Whoever is preserving his soul is watching his way.

18Pride [is] before destruction, "" And before stumbling—a haughty spirit.

19Better is humility of spirit with the poor, "" Than to apportion spoil with the proud.

20The wise in any matter finds good, "" And whoever is trusting in YHWH, O his blessedness.

21For the wise in heart is called intelligent, "" And sweetness of lips increases learning.

22Understanding [is] a fountain of life to its possessors, "" The instruction of fools is folly.

23The heart of the wise causes his mouth to act wisely, "" And he increases learning by his lips,

24Sayings of pleasantness [are] a honeycomb, "" Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.

25There is a way right before a man, "" And its latter end—ways of death.

26A laboring man has labored for himself, "" For his mouth has caused [him] to bend over it.

27A worthless man is preparing evil, "" And on his lips [is] as a burning fire.

28A contrary man sends forth contention, "" A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.

29A violent man entices his neighbor, "" And causes him to go in a way [that is] not good.

30Consulting his eyes to devise contrary things, "" Moving his lips he has accomplished evil.

31Grey hairs [are] a crown of beauty, "" It is found in the way of righteousness.

32Better [is] the [one] slow to anger than the mighty, "" And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city.

33The lot is cast into the center, "" And all its judgment [is] from YHWH!

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