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Proverbs 16

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1The plans of the heart belong to a person, but from Yahweh comes the answer from his tongue.
2All of a person's ways are pure in his own eyes, but Yahweh weighs the spirits.
3Commit your works to Yahweh and your plans will succeed.
4Yahweh has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.
5Yahweh hates everyone who has an arrogant heart, but be sure of this, they will not go unpunished.
6By covenant faithfulness and trustworthiness iniquity is atoned for and by the fear of Yahweh people turn away from evil.
7When a person's ways are pleasing to Yahweh, he makes even that person's enemies to be at peace with him.
8Better is a little with what is right, than a large income with injustice.
9In his heart a person plans out his way, but Yahweh directs his steps.
10Insightful decisions are on the lips of a king, his mouth should not betray justice.
11Honest scales come from Yahweh; all the weights in the bag are his work.
12When kings do wicked things, that is something to be despised, for a throne is established by doing what is right.
13A king delights in lips that say what is right and he loves the one who speaks directly.
14A king's wrath is a messenger of death but a wise man will try to calm his anger.
15In the light of a king's face is life and his favor is like a cloud that brings a spring rain.
16How much better it is to get wisdom than gold. To get understanding should be chosen more than silver.
17The highway of upright people turns away from evil; the one who protects his life guards his way.
18Pride comes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a downfall.

19It is better to be humble among poor people than to divide the spoil with proud people.
20Whoever contemplates what they are taught will find what is good, and those who trust in Yahweh will be blessed.
21The one who is wise in heart is called discerning and sweetness of speech improves the ability to teach.
22Understanding is a fountain of life to the one who has it, but the instruction of fools is their foolishness.
23The heart of a wise person gives insight to his mouth and adds persuasiveness to his lips.
24Pleasant words are a honeycomb— sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
25There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
26The laborer's appetite works for him; his hunger urges him on.
27A worthless person digs up mischief and his speech is like a scorching fire.
28A perverse person stirs up conflict and a gossip separates close friends.
29A man of violence lies to his neighbor and leads him down a path that is not good.
30The one who winks the eye is plotting perverse things; those who purse the lips will bring evil to pass.
31Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained by living the right way.
32It is better to be slow to anger than to be a warrior and one who rules his spirit is stronger than one who conquers a city.
33The lots are cast into the lap, but the decision is from Yahweh.