Proverbs 16 for the 16th day of February, 2018

Day 16     Proverbs 16


Voice talent by Don Bratschie

16:1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.


16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weighs the motives.


16:3 Commit your deeds to the Lord, and your plans shall succeed.


16:4 The Lord 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 the Lord: they shall certainly not be unpunished.


16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.


16:7 When a man's ways please the Lord, 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 the Lord 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 the Lord'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 the Lord 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 the Lord.