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Proverbs 16 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:1 - Of man are arrangements of the heart, And from Jehovah an answer of the tongue.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:2 - All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering the spirits.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:3 - Roll unto Jehovah thy works, And established are thy purposes,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:4 - All things hath Jehovah wrought for Himself, And also the wicked worketh for a day of evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:5 - An abomination to Jehovah is every proud one of heart, Hand to hand he is not acquitted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:6 - In kindness and truth pardoned is iniquity, And in the fear of Jehovah Turn thou aside from evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:7 - When a man's ways please Jehovah, even his enemies, He causeth to be at peace with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:8 - Better is a little with righteousness, Than abundance of increase without justice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:9 - The heart of man deviseth his way, And Jehovah establisheth his step.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:10 - An oath is on the lips of a king, In judgment his mouth trespasseth not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:11 - A just beam and balances are Jehovah's, His work are all the stones of the bag.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:12 - An abomination to kings is doing wickedness, For by righteousness is a throne established.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:13 - The delight of kings are righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:14 - The fury of a king is messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:15 - In the light of a king's face is life, And his good-will is as a cloud of the latter rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:16 - To get wisdom -- how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:17 - A highway of the upright is, 'Turn from evil,' Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:18 - Before destruction is pride, And before stumbling -- a haughty spirit.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:19 - Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:20 - The wise in any matter findeth good, And whoso is trusting in Jehovah, O his happiness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:21 - To the wise in heart is called, 'Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:22 - A fountain of life is understanding to its possessors, The instruction of fools is folly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:23 - The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:24 - Sayings of pleasantness are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:25 - There is a way right before a man, And its latter end -- ways of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:26 - A labouring man hath laboured for himself, For his mouth hath caused him to bend over it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:27 - A worthless man is preparing evil, And on his lips -- as a burning fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:28 - A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:29 - A violent man enticeth his neighbour, And hath causeth him to go in a way not good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:30 - Consulting his eyes to devise froward things, Moving his lips he hath accomplished evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:31 - A crown of beauty are grey hairs, In the way of righteousness it is found.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:32 - Better is the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 16:33 - Into the centre is the lot cast, And from Jehovah is all its judgment!
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