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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:1 - The intentions of the heart belong to a man, but the answer of the tongue comes from the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:2 - All a person's ways seem right in his own opinion, but the LORD evaluates the motives.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:3 - Commit your works to the LORD, and your plans will be established.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:4 - The LORD works everything for its own ends - even the wicked for the day of disaster.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:5 - The LORD abhors every arrogant person; rest assured that they will not go unpunished.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:6 - Through loyal love and truth iniquity is appeased; through fearing the LORD one avoids evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:7 - When a person's ways are pleasing to the LORD, he even reconciles his enemies to himself.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:8 - Better to have a little with righteousness than to have abundant income without justice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:9 - A person plans his course, but the LORD directs his steps.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:10 - The divine verdict is in the words of the king, his pronouncements must not act treacherously against justice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:11 - Honest scales and balances are from the LORD; all the weights in the bag are his handiwork.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:12 - Doing wickedness is an abomination to kings, because a throne is established in righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:13 - The delight of kings is righteous counsel, and they love the one who speaks uprightly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:14 - A king's wrath is like a messenger of death, but a wise person appeases it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:15 - In the light of the king's face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds of the spring rain.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:16 - How much better it is to acquire wisdom than gold; to acquire understanding is more desirable than silver.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:17 - The highway of the upright is to turn away from evil; the one who guards his way safeguards his life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:18 - Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:19 - It is better to be lowly in spirit with the afflicted than to share the spoils with the proud.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:20 - The one who deals wisely in a matter will find success, and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:21 - The one who is wise in heart is called discerning, and kind speech increases persuasiveness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:22 - Insight is like a life-giving fountain to the one who possesses it, but folly leads to the discipline of fools.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:23 - A wise person's heart makes his speech wise and it adds persuasiveness to his words.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:24 - Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:25 - There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way that leads to death.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:26 - A laborer's appetite works on his behalf, for his hunger urges him to work.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:27 - A wicked scoundrel digs up evil, and his slander is like a scorching fire.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:28 - A perverse person spreads dissension, and a gossip separates the closest friends.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:29 - A violent person entices his neighbor, and leads him down a path that is terrible.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:30 - The one who winks his eyes devises perverse things, and one who compresses his lips brings about evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:31 - Gray hair is like a crown of glory; it is attained in the path of righteousness.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:32 - Better to be slow to anger than to be a mighty warrior, and one who controls his temper is better than one who captures a city.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:33 - The dice are thrown into the lap, but their every decision is from the LORD.

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