Provérbios 16

1 Of man [are] the preparations of the heart, but the answer of the tongue [is] from the LORD.

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

3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

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

5 Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination to the LORD; the covenant that he makes, shall not be without chastening.

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

7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

8 Better [is] a little with righteousness than a great number of fruits with injustice.

9 The heart of man devises his way, but the LORD directs his steps.

10 A divine sentence [is] in the lips of the king; his mouth does not transgress in judgment.

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 to be established with righteousness.

13 Righteous lips [are] the delight of kings, and they love him that speaks that which is right.

14 The wrath of the king [is as a] messenger of death, but the wise man will avoid it.

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

16 How much better [is it] to acquire wisdom than gold! and to acquire understanding is worth more than silver!

17 The highway of the upright [is] to separate himself from evil; he that keeps his way preserves his soul.

18 Pride [goes] before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

19 It is better to humble [your] spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.

20 He who has understanding in the word shall find good, and blessed is he who trusts in the LORD.

21 The wise in heart is called [a man] of understanding; and the sweetness of the lips shall increase doctrine.

22 Understanding [is] a wellspring of life unto him that has it, but the instruction of fools [is] folly.

23 The heart of the wise causes his mouth [to be] prudent, and with his lips [he] shall increase doctrine.

24 Pleasant words [are as] a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and medicine to the bones.

25 There is a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof [are] the ways of death.

26 The soul of him that labours, labours for himself; for his mouth craves it of him.

27 The man of Belial digs [in search of] evil, and in his lips [there is] as a burning fire.

28 The perverse man sows strife, and the tale bearer separates princes.

29 The evil man flatters his neighbour and leads him into the way [that is] not good.

30 He shuts his eyes to devise perverse things; moving his lips he brings evil to pass.

31 Old age [is] a crown of glory [if] it is found in the way of righteousness.

32 [He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty, and he that rules his spirit than he that takes a city.

33 The lot is cast into the lap, but the judgment thereof [is] of the LORD.: