16:1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from Yahweh.
16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but Yahweh weighs the motives.
16:3 Commit your deeds to Yahweh, and your plans shall succeed.
16:4 Yahweh has made everything for its own end-- yes, even the wicked for the day of evil.
16:5 Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to Yahweh: they shall certainly not be unpunished.
16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.
16:7 When a man's ways please Yahweh, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
16:8 Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues with injustice.
16:9 A man's heart plans his course, but Yahweh directs his steps.
16:10 Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth.
16:11 Honest balances and scales are Yahweh's; all the weights in the bag are his work.
16:12 It is an abomination for kings to do wrong, for the throne is established by righteousness.
16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They value one who speaks the truth.
16:14 The king's wrath is a messenger of death, but a wise man will pacify it.
16:15 In the light of the king's face is life. His favor is like a cloud of the spring rain.
16:16 How much better it is to get wisdom than gold! Yes, to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. He who keeps his way preserves his soul.
16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
16:19 It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, than to divide the plunder with the proud.
16:20 He who heeds the Word finds prosperity. Whoever trusts in Yahweh is blessed.
16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent. Pleasantness of the lips promotes instruction.
16:22 Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, but the punishment of fools is their folly.
16:23 The heart of the wise instructs his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.
16:24 Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
16:25 There is a way which seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
16:26 The appetite of the laboring man labors for him; for his mouth urges him on.
16:27 A worthless man devises mischief. His speech is like a scorching fire.
16:28 A perverse man stirs up strife. A whisperer separates close friends.
16:29 A man of violence entices his neighbor, and leads him in a way that is not good.
16:30 One who winks his eyes to plot perversities, one who compresses his lips, is bent on evil.
16:31 Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is attained by a life of righteousness.
16:32 One who is slow to anger is better than the mighty; one who rules his spirit, than he who takes a city.
16:33 The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from Yahweh.