Proverbs 16 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
16 It is the part of man to prepare the soul: and of the Lord to govern the tongue.
2 All the ways of a man are open to his eyes: the Lord is the weigher of spirits.
3 Lay open thy works to the Lord: and thy thoughts shall be directed.
4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: the wicked also for the evil day.
5 Every proud man is an abomination to the Lord: though hand should be joined to hand, he is not innocent. The beginning of a good way is to do justice; and this is more acceptable with God, than to offer sacrifices.
6 By mercy and truth iniquity is redeemed: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.
7 When the ways of man shall please the Lord, he will convert even his enemies to peace.
8 Better is a little with justice, than great revenues with iniquity.
9 The heart of man disposeth his way: but the Lord must direct his steps.
10 Divination is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall not err in judgment.
11 Weight and balance are judgments of the Lord: and his work all the weights of the bag.
12 They that act wickedly are abominable to the king: for the throne is established by justice.
13 Just lips are the delight of kings: he that speaketh right things shall be loved.
14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: and the wise man will pacify it.
15 In the cheerfulness of the king's countenance is life: and his clemency is like the latter rain.
16 Get wisdom, because it is better than gold: and purchase prudence, for it is more precious than silver.
17 The path of the just departeth from evils: he that keepeth his soul keepeth his way.
18 Pride goeth before destruction: and the spirit is lifted up before a fall.
19 It is better to be humbled with the meek, than to divide spoils with the proud.
20 The learned in word shall find good things: and he that trusteth in the Lord is blessed.
21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and he that is sweet in words shall attain to greater things.
22 Knowledge is a fountain of life to him that possesseth it: the instruction of fools is foolishness.
23 The heart of the wise shall instruct his mouth: and shall add grace to his lips.
24 Well ordered words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
25 There is a way that seemeth to a man right: and the ends thereof lead to death.
26 The soul of him that laboureth, laboureth for himself, because his mouth hath obliged him to it.
27 The wicked man diggeth evil, and in his lips is a burning fire.
28 A perverse man stirreth up quarrels: and one full of words separateth princes.
29 An unjust man allureth his friend: and leadeth him into a way that is not good.
30 He that with fixed eyes deviseth wicked things, biting his lips, bringeth: evil to pass.
31 Old age is a crown of dignity, when it is found in the ways of justice.
32 The patient man is better than the valiant: and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh cities.
33 Lots are cast into the lap, but they are disposed of by the Lord.
Proverbs 16 New International Version (NIV)
16 To humans belong the plans of the heart,
2 All a person’s ways seem pure to them,
3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
4 The Lord works out everything to its proper end—
5 The Lord detests all the proud of heart.
6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;
7 When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way,
8 Better a little with righteousness
9 In their hearts humans plan their course,
10 The lips of a king speak as an oracle,
11 Honest scales and balances belong to the Lord;
12 Kings detest wrongdoing,
13 Kings take pleasure in honest lips;
14 A king’s wrath is a messenger of death,
15 When a king’s face brightens, it means life;
16 How much better to get wisdom than gold,
17 The highway of the upright avoids evil;
18 Pride goes before destruction,
19 Better to be lowly in spirit along with the oppressed
20 Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers,[a]
21 The wise in heart are called discerning,
22 Prudence is a fountain of life to the prudent,
23 The hearts of the wise make their mouths prudent,
24 Gracious words are a honeycomb,
25 There is a way that appears to be right,
26 The appetite of laborers works for them;
27 A scoundrel plots evil,
28 A perverse person stirs up conflict,
29 A violent person entices their neighbor
30 Whoever winks with their eye is plotting perversity;
31 Gray hair is a crown of splendor;
32 Better a patient person than a warrior,
33 The lot is cast into the lap,