King James Bible

Proverbs 15

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Chapter 16

1

 

 The preparations 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 weigheth the spirits. 

 

 


3

 

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

 

 


4

 

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

 

 


5

 

 Every one [that is] proud in heart [is] an abomination 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] depart from evil. 

 

 


7

 

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

 

 


8

 

 Better [is] a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. 

 

 


9

 

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

 

 


10

 

 A divine sentence [is] in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not 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 established by righteousness. 

 

 


13

 

 Righteous lips [are] the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right. 

 

 


14

 

 The wrath of a king [is as] messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify 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 get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! 

 

 


17

 

 The highway of the upright [is] to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. 

 

 


18

 

 Pride [goeth] before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 

 

 


19

 

 Better [it is to be] of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. 

 

 


20

 

 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy [is] he. 

 

 


21

 

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

 

 


22

 

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

 

 


23

 

 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. 

 

 


24

 

 Pleasant words [are as] an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. 

 

 


25

 

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

 

 


26

 

 He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him. 

 

 


27

 

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

 

 


28

 

 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. 

 

 


29

 

 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way [that is] not good. 

 

 


30

 

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

 

 


31

 

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

 

 


32

 

 [He that is] slow to anger [is] better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. 

 

 


33

 

 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof [is] of the LORD. 

 

 


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