Proverbs 16:1-20

16The plans of the mind belong to mortals,
but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
2All one’s ways may be pure in one’s own eyes,
but the Lord weighs the spirit.
3Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.
4The Lord has made everything for its purpose,
even the wicked for the day of trouble.
5All those who are arrogant are an abomination to the Lord;
be assured, they will not go unpunished.
6By loyalty and faithfulness iniquity is atoned for,
and by the fear of the Lord one avoids evil.
7When the ways of people please the Lord,
he causes even their enemies to be at peace with them.
8Better is a little with righteousness
than large income with injustice.
9The human mind plans the way,
but the Lord directs the steps.
10Inspired decisions are on the lips of a king;
his mouth does not sin in judgment.
11Honest balances and scales are the Lord’s;
all the weights in the bag are his work.
12It is an abomination to kings to do evil,
for the throne is established by righteousness.
13Righteous lips are the delight of a king,
and he loves those who speak what is right.
14A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,
and whoever is wise will appease it.
15In the light of a king’s face there is life,
and his favor is like the clouds that bring the spring rain.
16How much better to get wisdom than gold!
To get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver.
17The highway of the upright avoids evil;
those who guard their way preserve their lives.
18Pride goes before destruction,
and a haughty spirit before a fall.
19It is better to be of a lowly spirit among the poor
than to divide the spoil with the proud.
20Those who are attentive to a matter will prosper,
and happy are those who trust in the Lord.

From the oremus Bible Browser v2.9.2 30 June 2021.