1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
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 abundance of increase without justice.
16:10 An oath [is] on the lips of a king, In judgment his mouth trespasseth not.
16:12 An abomination to kings [is] doing wickedness, For by righteousness is a throne established.
16:13 The delight of kings [are] righteous lips, And whoso is speaking uprightly he loveth,
16:14 The fury of a king [is] messengers of death, And a wise man pacifieth it.
16:15 In the light of a king's face [is] life, And his good-will [is] as a cloud of the latter rain.
16:16 To get wisdomhow much better than gold, And to get understanding to be chosen than silver!
16:17 A highway of the upright [is], 'Turn from evil,' Whoso is preserving his soul is watching his way.
16:18 Before destruction [is] pride, And before stumblinga haughty spirit.'
16:19 Better is humility of spirit with the poor, Than to apportion spoil with the proud.
16:21 To the wise in heart is called, 'Intelligent,' And sweetness of lips increaseth learning.
16:22 A fountain of life [is] understanding to its possessors, The instruction of fools is folly.
16:23 The heart of the wise causeth his mouth to act wisely, And by his lips he increaseth learning,
16:24 Sayings of pleasantness [are] a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.
16:25 There is a way right before a man, And its latter endways of death.
16:26 A labouring man hath laboured for himself, For his mouth hath caused [him] to bend over it.
16:27 A worthless man is preparing evil, And on his lipsas a burning fire.
16:28 A froward man sendeth forth contention, A tale-bearer is separating a familiar friend.
16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, And hath causeth him to go in a way not good.
16:30 Consulting his eyes to devise froward things, Moving his lips he hath accomplished evil.
16:31 A crown of beauty [are] grey hairs, In the way of righteousness it is found.
16:32 Better [is] the slow to anger than the mighty, And the ruler over his spirit than he who is taking a city.
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