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Proverbs 16 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:1 - The plans of the mind belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:2 - All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:3 - Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:4 - The LORD has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:5 - Every one who is arrogant is an abomination to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:6 - By loyalty and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for, and by the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:7 - When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:8 - Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues with injustice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:9 - A man's mind plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:10 - Inspired decisions are on the lips of a king; his mouth does not sin in judgment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:11 - A just balance and scales are the LORD's; all the weights in the bag are his work.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:12 - It is an abomination to kings to do evil, for the throne is established by righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:13 - Righteous lips are the delight of a king, and he loves him who speaks what is right.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:14 - A king's wrath is a messenger of death, and a wise man will appease it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:15 - In the light of a king's face there is life, and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:16 - To get wisdom is better than gold; to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:17 - The highway of the upright turns aside from evil; he who guards his way preserves 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 of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:20 - He who gives heed to the word will prosper, and happy is he who trusts in the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:21 - The wise of heart is called a man of discernment, and pleasant speech increases persuasiveness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:22 - Wisdom is a fountain of life to him who has it, but folly is the chastisement of fools.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:23 - The mind of the wise makes his speech judicious, and adds persuasiveness to his lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:24 - Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:25 - There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:26 - A worker's appetite works for him; his mouth urges him on.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:27 - A worthless man plots evil, and his speech is like a scorching fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:28 - A perverse man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:29 - A man of violence entices his neighbor and leads him in a way that is not good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:30 - He who winks his eyes plans perverse things, he who compresses his lips brings evil to pass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:31 - A hoary head is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:32 - He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:33 - The lot is cast into the lap, but the decision is wholly from the LORD.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


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