King James VersionProverbs16


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 weigheth the spir­its.
3 Com­mit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be es­tab­lished.
4 The LORD hath made 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.
6 By mer­cy and truth in­iq­ui­ty is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men de­part from evil.
7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his en­e­mies to be at peace with him.
8 Bet­ter is a lit­tle with righ­teous­ness than great rev­enues with­out right.
9 A man's heart de­viseth his way: but the LORD di­recteth his steps.
10 A di­vine sen­tence is in the lips of the king: his mouth trans­gres­seth 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 com­mit wicked­ness: for the throne is es­tab­lished by righ­teous­ness.
13 Righ­teous lips are the de­light of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
14 The wrath of a king is as mes­sen­gers of death: but a wise man will paci­fy 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 get wis­dom than gold! and to get un­der­stand­ing rather to be cho­sen than sil­ver!
17 The high­way of the up­right is to de­part from evil: he that keep­eth his way pre­serveth 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, than to di­vide the spoil with the proud.
20 He that han­dleth a mat­ter wise­ly shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, hap­py is he.
21 The wise in heart shall be called pru­dent: and the sweet­ness of the lips in­creaseth 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 tea­cheth his mouth, and ad­deth learn­ing to his lips.
24 Pleas­ant words are as an hon­ey­comb, 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 laboureth for him­self; for his mouth craveth it of him.
27 An un­god­ly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burn­ing fire.
28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whis­per­er sep­a­rateth chief friends.
29 A vi­o­lent man en­ticeth his neigh­bour, and lead­eth him into the way that is not good.
30 He shut­teth his eyes to de­vise froward things: mov­ing his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
31 The hoary head is a crown of glo­ry, if it be found in the way of righ­teous­ness.
32 He that is slow to anger is bet­ter than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spir­it than he that taketh a city.
33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole dis­pos­ing there­of is of the LORD.