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16:1 Of man `are' arrangements of the heart, And from Jehovah an answer of the tongue.
16:2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, And Jehovah is pondering the spirits.
16:3 Roll unto Jehovah thy works, And established are thy purposes,
16:4 All things hath Jehovah wrought for Himself, And also the wicked `worketh' for a day of evil.
16:5 An abomination to Jehovah `is' every proud one of heart, Hand to hand he is not acquitted.
16:6 In kindness and truth pardoned is iniquity, And in the fear of Jehovah Turn thou aside from evil.
16:7 When a man's ways please Jehovah, even his enemies, He causeth to be at peace with him.
16:8 Better `is' a little with righteousness, Than abundance of increase without justice.
16:9 The heart of man deviseth his way, And Jehovah establisheth his step.
16:10 An oath `is' on the lips of a king, In judgment his mouth trespasseth not.
16:11 A just beam and balances `are' Jehovah's, His work `are' all the stones of the bag.
16:12 An abomination to kings `is' doing wickedness, For by righteousness is a throne established.
16:13 The delight of kings `are' righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth,
16:14 The fury of a king `is' messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it.
16:15 In the light of a king's face `is' life, And his good-will `is' as a cloud of the latter rain.
16:16 To get wisdom -- how much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver!
16:17 A highway of the upright `is', `Turn from evil,' Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way.
16:18 Before destruction `is' pride, And before stumbling -- a haughty spirit.'
16:19 Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud.
16:20 The wise in any matter findeth good, And whoso is trusting in Jehovah, O his happiness.
16:21 To the wise in heart is called, `Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.
16:22 A fountain of life `is' understanding to its possessors, The instruction of fools is folly.
16:23 The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning,
16:24 Sayings of pleasantness `are' a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.
16:25 There is a way right before a man, And its latter end -- ways of death.
16:26 A labouring man hath laboured for himself, For his mouth hath caused `him' to bend over it.
16:27 A worthless man is preparing evil, And on his lips -- as a burning fire.
16:28 A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.
16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, And hath causeth him to go in a way not good.
16:30 Consulting his eyes to devise froward things, Moving his lips he hath accomplished evil.
16:31 A crown of beauty `are' grey hairs, In the way of righteousness it is found.
16:32 Better `is' the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city.
16:33 Into the centre is the lot cast, And from Jehovah `is' all its judgment!
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