Proverbs 16 Jubilee Bible 2000 (JUB)
16 ¶ Of man are the preparations of the heart, but 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 weighs the spirits.
3 ¶ Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
4 ¶ The LORD has made all things by himself, yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
5 ¶ Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; the covenant that he makes, shall not be without chastening.
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 makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8 ¶ Better is a little with righteousness than a great number of fruits with injustice.
9 ¶ The heart of man devises his way, but the LORD directs his steps.
10 ¶ A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; his mouth does not transgress 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 to be established with righteousness.
13 ¶ Righteous lips are the delight of kings, and they love him that speaks that which is right.
14 ¶ The wrath of the king is as a messenger of death, but the wise man will avoid 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 acquire wisdom than gold! and to acquire understanding is worth more than silver!
17 ¶ The highway of the upright is to separate himself from evil; he that keeps his way preserves his soul.
18 ¶ Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 ¶ It is better to humble your spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.
20 ¶ He who has understanding in the word shall find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.
21 ¶ The wise in heart is called a man of understanding; and the sweetness of the lips shall increase doctrine.
22 ¶ Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that has it, but the instruction of fools is folly.
23 ¶ The heart of the wise causes his mouth to be prudent, and with his lips he shall increase doctrine.
24 ¶ Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and medicine to the bones.
25 ¶ There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
26 ¶ The soul of him that labours, labours for himself; for his mouth craves it of him.
27 ¶ The man of Belial digs in search of evil, and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
28 The perverse man sows strife, and the tale bearer separates princes.
29 ¶ The evil man flatters his neighbour and leads him into the way that is not good.
30 He shuts his eyes to devise perverse things; moving his lips he brings evil to pass.
31 ¶ Old age is a crown of glory if it is found in the way of righteousness.
32 ¶ He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.
33 ¶ The lot is cast into the lap, but the judgment thereof is of the LORD.
Proverbs 16 New International Version (NIV)
16 To humans belong the plans of the heart,
2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them,
3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
4 The Lord works out everything to its proper end—
5 The Lord detests all the proud of heart.
6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;
7 When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way,
8 Better a little with righteousness
9 In their hearts humans plan their course,
10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle,
11 Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord;
12 Kings detest wrongdoing,
13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips;
14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,
15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life;
16 How much better to get wisdom than gold,
17 The highway of the upright avoids evil;
18 Pride goes before destruction,
19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed
20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,[a]
21 The wise in heart are called discerning,
22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent,
23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent,
24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,
25 There is a way that appears to be right,
26 The appetite of laborers works for them;
27 A scoundrel plots evil,
28 A perverse person stirs up conflict,
29 A violent person entices their neighbor
30 Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity;
31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor;
32 Better a patient person than a warrior,
33 The lot is cast into the lap,