1890 Darby's Translation of the Holy Scriptures (DBY)
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 without right.
16:10 An oracle is on the lips of the king: his mouth will not err 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 aright.
16:14 The fury 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 favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than fine gold, and the getting of intelligence to be preferred to silver!
16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that taketh heed to his way keepeth his soul.
16:18 Pride [goeth] before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
16:19 Better is it to be of a humble spirit with the meek, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
16:21 The wise in heart is called intelligent, and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
16:22 Wisdom is a fountain of life for him that hath it; but the instruction of fools is folly.
16:23 The heart of the wise maketh his mouth intelligent, and upon his lips increaseth learning.
16:24 Pleasant words are [as] a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health for the bones.
16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death.
16:26 The appetite of the labourer laboureth for him, for his mouth urgeth him on.
16:27 A man of Belial diggeth up evil, and on his lips there is as a scorching fire.
16:28 A false man soweth contention; and a talebearer separateth very friends.
16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into a way that is not good.
16:30 He that shutteth his eyes, [it is] to devise froward things; biting his lips, he bringeth evil to pass.
16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, [if] it is 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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