Contrast the Upright and the Wicked

16 The (A)plans of the heart belong to man,
But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight,
But the (B)Lord weighs the [a]motives.
[b](C)Commit your works to the Lord
And your plans will be established.
The Lord (D)has made everything for [c]its own purpose,
Even the (E)wicked for the day of evil.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 16:2 Lit spirits
  2. Proverbs 16:3 Lit Roll
  3. Proverbs 16:4 Or His

The mind of (A)man plans his way,
But (B)the Lord directs his steps.

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