16 The preparations[a] of the heart belong to man, But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the spirits.
3 Commit[b] your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established.
4 The Lord has made all for Himself, Yes, even the wicked for the day of [c]doom.
5 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Though they join[d]forces, none will go unpunished.
6 In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the Lordone departs 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 vast revenues without justice.
9 A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps.
10 Divination is on the lips of the king; His mouth must not transgress in judgment. 11 Honest weights and scales are the Lord’s; All the weights in the bag are His [e]work. 12 It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, For a throne is established by righteousness.
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