Provérbios 16

1 Preparations of the heart and the answer of the tongue, is from Jehovah.

2 All the ways of a man are pure clean in his own eyes. But Jehovah weighs the motives.

3 Commit your works to Jehovah and your thoughts will be firmly established.

4 Jehovah made all things for himself even the wicked one for the evil day.

5 Every one proud in heart is an abomination to Jehovah. Though they unite they will all be punished.

6 Sin is atoned by loving kindness and truth. Respect for Jehovah keeps one away from evil.

7 When a man's ways please Jehovah he makes even his enemies live in peace with him.

8 Better to be poor with righteousness than rich with injustice.

9 A man's heart determines his way. Jehovah directs his steps.

10 The king speaks divine words. He does not transgress justice.

11 Honest scales and balances are from Jehovah. He sets the standard for the weights of the bag.

12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness for the throne is established by righteousness.

13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings. They love the man who speaks what is right.

14 Anger from a king is the messenger of death, but a wise man will placate it.

15 The light of the king's face causes life. His favor is like a gentle rain in spring.

16 How much better to get wisdom than gold! And to get understanding instead of silver!

17 The highway of the upright departs from evil. He who guards his way preserves his life.

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

19 It is better to be humble and lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.

20 He who handles a matter wisely will find good. Trust in Jehovah and be happy.

21 The wise in heart will be called sensible. The sweetness of the lips increases learning.

22 Understanding is a wellspring of life to the man who has it. But the instruction of fools is folly.

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

24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweetness to life, and health to the bones.

25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but the end is the way of death!

26 He who works labors for himself. His hungry mouth spurs him on.

27 An ungodly man digs up evil. It lies on his lips like a burning fire.

28 A perverse man sows discord. A whisperer separates good friends.

29 A violent man entices his neighbor and leads him in bad ways.

30 He shuts his eyes to devise perversity. He moves his lips to bring evil.

31 Gray hair is a crown of glory when it is found in the way of righteousness.

32 Being slow to anger is better than being mighty. Being self-controlled is better than ruling a city.

33 The lot is cast into the lap. But every decision is from Jehovah.