1901 American Standard Version (ASV)
1 From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.
16:8 Better is a little, with righteousness, Than great revenues with injustice.
16:10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king; His mouth shall not transgress in judgment.
16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness; For the throne is established by righteousness.
16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; And they love him that speaketh right.
16:14 The wrath of a king is [as] messengers of death; But a wise man will pacify it.
16:15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; And his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.
16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! Yea, to get understanding is rather to be chosen than silver.
16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: He that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
16:18 Pride [goeth] before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
16:19 Better it is to be of a lowly spirit with the poor, Than to divide the spoil with the proud.
16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent; And the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
16:22 Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it; But the correction of fools is [their] folly.
16:23 The heart of the wise instructeth his mouth, And addeth learning to his lips.
16:24 Pleasant words are [as] a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
16:25 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, But the end thereof are the ways of death.
16:26 The appetite of the laboring man laboreth for him; For his mouth urgeth him [thereto].
16:27 A worthless man deviseth mischief; And in his lips there is as a scorching fire.
16:28 A perverse man scattereth abroad strife; And a whisperer separateth chief friends.
16:29 A man of violence enticeth his neighbor, And leadeth him in a way that is not good.
16:30 He that shutteth his eyes, [it is] to devise perverse things: He that compresseth his lips bringeth evil to pass.
16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory; It shall be found in the way of righteousness.
16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; And he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.
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