Provérbios 16

1 The preparations of the heart belong to man, and the answer of the tongue, [are] from the LORD.

2 All the ways of a man [are] clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

3 Commit thy workes vnto the Lorde, and thy thoughts shalbe directed.

4 The LORD hath made all [things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

5 All that are proude in heart, are an abomination to the Lord: though hand ioyne in hand, he shall not be vnpunished.

6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD [men] depart from evil.

7 When the wayes of a man please the Lord, he will make also his enemies at peace with him.

8 Better is a litle with righteousnesse, then great reuenues without equitie.

9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.

10 A diuine sentence shalbe in the lips of the King: his mouth shall not trasgresse in iudgement.

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 established by righteousness.

13 Righteous lips are the delite of Kings, and the King loueth him that speaketh right things.

14 The wrath of a king [is as] messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

15 In the light of a king's countenance [is] life; and his favour [is] as a cloud of the latter rain.

16 Howe much better is it to get wisedome then golde? and to get vnderstanding, is more to be desired then siluer.

17 The pathe of the righteous is to decline from euil, and hee keepeth his soule, that keepeth his way.

18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an high minde before the fall.

19 Better it is to be of humble minde with the lowly, then to deuide the spoyles with the proude.

20 He that is wise in his busines, shall finde good: and he that trusteth in the Lord, he is blessed.

21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

22 Understanding [is] a wellspring of life to him that hath it: but the instruction of fools [is] folly.

23 The heart of the wise guideth his mouth wisely, and addeth doctrine to his lippes.

24 Faire wordes are as an hony combe, sweetenesse to the soule, and health to the bones.

25 There is a way that seemeth right vnto man: but the issue thereof are the wayes of death.

26 The person that traueileth, traueileth for himselfe: for his mouth craueth it of him.

27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips [there is] as a burning fire.

28 A frowarde person soweth strife: and a tale teller maketh diuision among princes.

29 A wicked man deceiueth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.

30 He shutteth his eyes to devise perverse things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

31 The hoary head [is] a crown of glory, [if] it is found in the way of righteousness.

32 He that is slowe vnto anger, is better then the mightie man: and hee that ruleth his owne minde, is better then he that winneth a citie.

33 The lot is cast into the lap; but its whole disposing [is] from the LORD.