Proverbs Chapter 16The Holy Bible, King James Version
16:1The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
16:2All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
16:3Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
16:4The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
16:5Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
16:6By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
16:7When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
16:8Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
16:9A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
16:10A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
16:11A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.
16:12It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
16:13Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
16:14The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
16:15In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
16:16How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
16:17The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
16:18Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
16:19Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
16:20He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
16:21The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
16:22Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
16:23The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
16:24Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
16:25There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
16:26He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
16:27An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
16:28A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
16:29A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
16:30He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
16:31The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
16:32He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
16:33The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.
Proverbs Chapter List
- Chapter 1 (33)
- Chapter 2 (22)
- Chapter 3 (35)
- Chapter 4 (27)
- Chapter 5 (23)
- Chapter 6 (35)
- Chapter 7 (27)
- Chapter 8 (36)
- Chapter 9 (18)
- Chapter 10 (32)
- Chapter 11 (31)
- Chapter 12 (28)
- Chapter 13 (25)
- Chapter 14 (35)
- Chapter 15 (33)
- Chapter 16 (33)
- Chapter 17 (28)
- Chapter 18 (24)
- Chapter 19 (29)
- Chapter 20 (30)
- Chapter 21 (31)
- Chapter 22 (29)
- Chapter 23 (35)
- Chapter 24 (34)
- Chapter 25 (28)
- Chapter 26 (28)
- Chapter 27 (27)
- Chapter 28 (28)
- Chapter 29 (27)
- Chapter 30 (33)
- Chapter 31 (31)