Proverbs 16 (asv)
But the answer of the tongue is from Jehovah.
16:2All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes;
But Jehovah weigheth the spirits.
16:3Commit thy works unto Jehovah,
And thy purposes shall be established.
16:4Jehovah hath made everything for its own end;
16:7When a man's ways please Jehovah,
He maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
16:8Better is a little, with righteousness,
Than great revenues with injustice.
But Jehovah directeth his steps.
His mouth shall not transgress in judgment.
16:11A just balance and scales are Jehovah's;
All the weights of the bag are his work.
16:12It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness;
For the throne is established by righteousness.
16:13Righteous lips are the delight of kings;
But a wise man will pacify it.
16:16How much better is it to get wisdom than gold!
16:17The highway of the upright is to depart from evil:
16:18Pride goeth before destruction,
Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
And whoso trusteth in Jehovah, happy is he.
16:21The wise in heart shall be called prudent;
And the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
But the correction of fools is their folly.
16:23The heart of the wise instructeth his mouth,
And addeth learning to his lips.
16:24Pleasant words are as a honeycomb,
But the end thereof are the ways of death.
For his mouth urgeth him thereto.
16:27A worthless man deviseth mischief;
16:28A perverse man scattereth abroad strife;
And a whisperer separateth chief friends.
16:30He that shutteth his eyes, it is to devise perverse things:
16:32He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty;
16:33The lot is cast into the lap;
But the whole disposing thereof is of Jehovah.