Proverbs 15

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The Proverbs

Chapter 16

1

The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, [is] from the LORD.

2

All the ways of a man [are] clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth6 the spirits.

3

Commit3 thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.11

4

The LORD hath made1 all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

5

Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD: [though] hand [join] in hand, he shall not be unpunished.11

6

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged:29 and by the fear of the LORD [men] depart2 from evil.

7

When a man's ways please2 the LORD, he maketh even his enemies6 to be at peace55 with him.

8

Better [is] a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

9

A man's heart deviseth17 his way: but the LORD directeth55 his steps.

10

A divine sentence [is] in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth4 not in judgment.

11

A just weight and balance [are] the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag [are] his work.

12

[It is] an abomination to kings to commit2 wickedness: for the throne is established11 by righteousness.

13

Righteous lips [are] the delight of kings; and they love4 him that speaketh6 right.

14

The wrath of a king [is as] messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify17 it.

15

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

16

How much better [is it] to get2 wisdom than gold! and to get2 understanding rather to be chosen12 than silver!

17

The highway of the upright [is] to depart2 from evil: he that keepeth6 his way preserveth6 his soul.

18

Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

19

Better [it is to be] of an humble spirit with the lowly, 6041 than to divide15 the spoil with the proud.

20

He that handleth a matter wisely56 shall find4 good: and whoso trusteth6 in the LORD, happy [is] he.

21

The wise in heart shall be called11 prudent:12 and the sweetness of the lips increaseth55 learning.

22

Understanding [is] a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools [is] folly.

23

The heart of the wise teacheth55 his mouth, and addeth55 learning to his lips.

24

Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, 1706 sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

25

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.

26

He that laboureth laboureth1 for himself; for his mouth craveth1 it of him.

27

An ungodly man diggeth6 up evil: and in his lips [there is] as a burning fire.

28

A froward man soweth17 strife: and a whisperer separateth56 chief friends.

29

A violent man enticeth17 his neighbour, and leadeth52 him into the way [that is] not good.

30

He shutteth6 his eyes to devise2 froward things: moving6 his lips he bringeth evil to pass.14

31

The hoary head [is] a crown of glory, [if] it be found11 in the way of righteousness.

32

[He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth6 his spirit than he that taketh6 a city.

33

The lot is cast93 into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof [is] of the LORD.

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