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Chapter 16

Verse 1
The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.


preparations
or, disposings.
9; 19:21; 20:24; 21:1; 2 Chronicles 18:31; Ezra 7:27; Nehemiah 1:11; Psalms 10:17; 119:36; Jeremiah 10:23; 32:39,40; Ezekiel 36:26,27; 2 Corinthians 8:16; Philippians 2:13; James 1:16-18
and
Exodus 4:11,12,15; Jeremiah 1:7-9; Matthew 10:19,20; Luke 12:11,12; 21:14,15

Verse 2
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
the ways
25; 21:2; 30:12; 1 Samuel 15:13,14; Psalms 36:2; Jeremiah 2:22,23; Luke 18:9-11; Romans 7:7-9
but
5:21; 24:12; 1 Samuel 16:7; Isaiah 26:7; Jeremiah 17:10; Daniel 5:27; Luke 16:15; Revelation 2:18,23

Verse 3
Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Commit
Heb. Roll. thy works.
Job 5:8; Psalms 37:4,5; 55:22; Matthew 6:25-34; Luke 12:22; Philippians 4:6; 1 Peter 5:7
thy thoughts
Job 22:28; Isaiah 7:5-7

Verse 4
The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Lord
Isaiah 43:7,21; Romans 11:36; Revelation 4:11
yea
Job 21:30; Romans 9:22; 1 Peter 2:8; 2 Peter 2:3,9

Verse 5
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
that
6:16,17; 8:13; Job 40:12; James 4:6
though
11:21
unpunished
Heb. held innocent.
Exodus 20:7; Isaiah 3:11; Romans 2:8,9

Verse 6
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
mercy
20:28; Psalms 85:10; Daniel 4:27; Micah 7:18-20; Luke 11:41; John 15:2; Acts 15:9; 1 Peter 1:22
by the
8:13; 14:16,27; Genesis 20:11; Nehemiah 5:9,15; Job 1:1-8; 28:28; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Ephesians 5:21

Verse 7
When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
please
Psalms 69:31; Romans 8:31; Philippians 4:18; Colossians 1:10; 3:20; Hebrews 13:21; 1 John 3:22
he
Genesis 27:41; 32:6,7,28; 33:4; Jeremiah 15:11; Acts 9:1,2,19,20

Verse 8
Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
is
15:16; Psalms 37:16; 1 Timothy 6:6-9
great
21:6,7; Jeremiah 17:11; Micah 6:10

Verse 9
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
1; 19:21; 20:24; 21:30; Psalms 37:23; Isaiah 46:10; Jeremiah 10:23

Verse 10
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
A divine sentence
Heb. Divination
12,13; Genesis 44:5,15; Deuteronomy 17:18-20; 2 Samuel 23:3,4; Psalms 45:6,7; 72:1-4; Psalms 99:4; Isaiah 32:1,2; Jeremiah 23:5,6
transgresseth
Hosea 10:4; Amos 5:7; 6:12

Verse 11
A just weight and balance are the LORD'S: all the weights of the bag are his work.
just
11:1; 20:10,23; Leviticus 19:35,36; Deuteronomy 25:13-15; Ezekiel 45:10; Hosea 12:7; Amos 8:5; Micah 6:11
weights
Heb. stones.

Verse 12
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
an
28:9; Deuteronomy 25:16; Luke 12:48
for
20:18; 25:5; 29:14; Psalms 99:4; Revelation 19:11

Verse 13
Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
14:35; 22:11; Psalms 101:5-7

Verse 14
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
wrath
19:12; 20:2; Daniel 3:13-25; Luke 12:4,5
messengers
17:11; 2 Kings 6:31-33; Mark 6:27
but
Ecclesiastes 10:4; Acts 12:20; 2 Corinthians 5:20

Verse 15
In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
the light
19:12; Job 29:23,24; Psalms 4:6; 21:6; Acts 2:28
his
Job 29:23; Psalms 30:5; 72:6; Hosea 6:3; Zechariah 10:1

Verse 16
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
3:15-18; 4:7; 8:10,11,19; Job 28:13-28; Psalms 119:127; Ecclesiastes 7:12; Matthew 16:26; Luke 12:21

Verse 17
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
highway
4:24-27; Isaiah 35:8; Acts 10:35; 24:16; Titus 2:10-14
he
10:9; 19:16; Matthew 24:13; Hebrews 10:39; Jude 1:21,24; Revelation 3:10

Verse 18
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
11:2; 17:19; 18:12; 29:23; Esther 3:5; 6:6; 7:10; Isaiah 2:11,12; Isaiah 37:10-13,38; Daniel 4:30-37; 5:22,24; Obadiah 1:3,4; Matthew 26:33-35,74; Romans 11:20; 1 Timothy 3:6

Verse 19
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
to be
Psalms 34:18; 138:6; Isaiah 57:15; Matthew 5:3; Luke 1:51-53; 18:13,14
than
Exodus 15:9; Isaiah 9:3; 10:6,13-15; 53:12

Verse 20
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
handleth
or, understandeth.
8:35; 13:15; 17:2; 19:8; 24:3-5; Genesis 41:38-40; Daniel 1:19-21; Matthew 10:16
whoso
22:19,20; 1 Chronicles 5:20; Psalms 2:12; 34:8; 125:1; 146:5; Isaiah 26:3,4; 30:18; Jeremiah 17:7,8; Daniel 3:28; 6:23; Ephesians 1:12,13

Verse 21
The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
wise
23; 10:8; 23:15; 1 Kings 3:12; Romans 16:19; James 3:17
the sweetness
24; 15:7; 27:9; Psalms 45:2; Ecclesiastes 12:10; Isaiah 50:4; Luke 4:22; John 7:46

Verse 22
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
a well-spring
10:11; 13:14; 14:27; 18:4; John 5:24; 6:63,68
the instruction
15:2,28; Matthew 15:14; 23:16-26; Luke 6:39,40

Verse 23
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
heart
15:28; 22:17,18; Psalms 37:30,31; 45:1; Matthew 12:34,35; Colossians 3:16
teacheth
Heb. maketh wise.

Verse 24
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Pleasant
12:18; 15:23,26; 23:16; 25:11,12; 27:9; Deuteronomy 32:2; Song of Solomon 4:11; John 20:19-21
an
24:13,14; Psalms 19:10; 119:103; Jeremiah 15:16
health
3:8; 4:22

Verse 25
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
12:26; 14:12; Isaiah 28:15-19; John 7:47-49; 9:40; Acts 26:9; 2 Corinthians 13:5

Verse 26
He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
He
Heb. The soul of him. laboureth.
9:12; 14:23; Ecclesiastes 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 4:11,12; 2 Thessalonians 3:8-12
craveth it of him
Heb. boweth unto him.

Verse 27
An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
An ungodly man
Heb. a man of Belial.
1 Samuel 25:17; 2 Samuel 20:1
diggeth
2:4; Psalms 17:14,15; Isaiah 5:18; Habakkuk 2:13
in
Psalms 52:2-4; 57:4; James 3:6

Verse 28
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
froward
6:14,19; 15:18; 18:8; 26:20-22; 29:22; 30:33; 1 Timothy 6:3-5; James 3:14-16
soweth
Heb. sendeth forth. a whisperer.
17:9; Genesis 3:1-13; 1 Samuel 24:9; Romans 1:29; 2 Corinthians 12:20

Verse 29
A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
1:10-14; 2:12-15; 3:31; 1 Samuel 19:11,17; 22:7-9; 23:19-21; Nehemiah 6:13; 2 Peter 3:17

Verse 30
He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
shutteth
6:12-14; 10:10; Isaiah 6:10; Matthew 13:15; John 3:20
moving
27; Micah 7:3; Matthew 14:7,8; 27:23-26

Verse 31
The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
hoary
20:29; Leviticus 19:32; Job 32:6,7
if
Genesis 47:7-10; 1 Samuel 12:2-5; 1 Chronicles 29:10-25; Ecclesiastes 4:13; Luke 1:6; Luke 2:29-36,37,38; Philemon 1:9

Verse 32
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
that is
14:29; 15:18; 19:11; Psalms 103:8; Ephesians 5:1; James 1:19
and he
19; 25:28; Romans 12:21; Revelation 3:21

Verse 33
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.
Numbers 26:55-65; Joshua 7:14; 18:5,10; 1 Samuel 14:41,42; Nehemiah 11:1; Jonah 1:7; Acts 1:26


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 16". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/tsk/view.cgi?book=pr&chapter=016>.  

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