Provérbios 16

1 The ordering of the heart in man, and 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 Roll your works upon the LORD, and your thoughts shall be established.

4 The LORD has made all for His purpose; yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

5 Everyone proud in heart [is] hateful to the LORD; though hand [join] in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

6 By mercy and truth, iniquity is purged, and by the fear of the LORD [men] turn away 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 great gain without right.

9 A man's heart plans 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] a hateful thing for kings to commit wickedness; for the throne [is] established by righteousness.

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

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

15 In the light of the king's face [is] life, and his favor [is] like a cloud of the latter rain.

16 How much better [it is] to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver!

17 The way of the upright [is] to turn away from evil; he who keeps his way guards his way.

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

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

20 He who handles a matter wisely shall find good, and whoever trusts in the LORD, happy [is] he.

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

22 Understanding [is] a fountain of life to him who has it, but the instruction of fools [is] folly.

23 The heart of the wise teaches his mouth, and adds learning to his lips.

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

25 There is a way [that seems] right to a man, but the end of it [is] the ways of death.

26 He who labors works for himself, for his mouth craves it from him.

27 An ungodly man plots evil, and his lips [are] like a burning fire.

28 A perverse man causes fighting, and a whisperer separates chief friends.

29 A violent man lures his neighbor and makes him go in a way not good.

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

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

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

33 The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing of it [is] from the LORD.