1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.
16:8 ¶ Better a little with righteousness, than large revenues, without justice.
16:10 ¶ An oracle, is on the lips of a king, in giving sentence, his mouth must not be unfaithful.
16:12 ¶ The abomination of kings, is to work lawlessness, for, by righteousness, is established a throne.
16:13 ¶ The delight of kings, are lips of righteousness,and, the words of uprightness, he loveth.
16:14 ¶ The wrath of a king, [meaneth] messengers of death, but, a man who is wise, will appease it.
16:15 In the light of a king's countenance, is life, and, his good-pleasure, is like the cloud of harvest-rain.
16:16 ¶ To acquire wisdom, how much better than gold! and, to get hold of understanding, more choice than silver!
16:17 ¶ The highway of the upright, is to avoid evil, He preserveth his soul, who guardeth his way.
16:18 ¶ Before grievous injury, pride! and, before a fall, haughtiness of spirit!
16:19 ¶ Better is lowliness of spirit, with the patient, than a portion of spoil, with the proud.
16:21 ¶ The wise in heart, shall be called intelligent, and, sweetness of lips, increaseth persuasiveness.
16:22 ¶ A well-spring of life, is discretion to its owner, but, the correction of the foolish, is folly.
16:23 ¶ The heart of the wise, giveth discretion to his mouth, and, upon his lips, increaseth persuasiveness.
16:24 ¶ A comb of honey, are pleasant words, sweet to the taste and healing to the bone.
16:25 ¶ There is a way that enticeth a man, but, at the latter end thereof, are the ways of death.
16:26 ¶ The appetite of the toiler, hath toiled for him, for his mouth, hath urged him on.
16:27 ¶ An abandoned man, diggeth up mischief,and, upon his lips, as it were a fire is scorching.
16:28 A perverse man, sendeth forth strife, and, a tattler, separateth intimate friends.
16:29 ¶ A ruthless man, enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him in a way, not good.
16:30 Closing his eyes, to devise perverse things, biting his lips, he hath plotted mischief.
16:31 ¶ A crown of adorning, is a hoary head, in the way of righteousness, it should be found.
16:32 ¶ Better he that is slow to anger, than a hero, and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that captureth a city.
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