Proverbs 16 New Century Version (NCV)
16 People may make plans in their minds,
2 You may believe you are doing right,
3 Depend on the Lord in whatever you do,
4 The Lord makes everything go as he pleases.
5 The Lord hates those who are proud.
6 Love and truth bring forgiveness of sin.
7 When people live so that they please the Lord,
8 It is better to be poor and right
9 People may make plans in their minds,
10 The words of a king are like a message from God,
11 The Lord wants honest balances and scales;
12 Kings hate those who do wrong,
13 Kings like honest people;
14 An angry king can put someone to death,
15 A smiling king can give people life;
16 It is better to get wisdom than gold,
17 Good people stay away from evil.
18 Pride leads to destruction;
19 It is better to be humble and be with those who suffer
20 Whoever listens to what is taught will succeed,
21 The wise are known for their understanding.
22 Understanding is like a fountain which gives life to those who use it,
23 Wise people’s minds tell them what to say,
24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
25 Some people think they are doing right,
26 The workers’ hunger helps them,
27 Useless people make evil plans,
28 A useless person causes trouble,
29 Cruel people trick their neighbors
30 Someone who winks is planning evil,
31 Gray hair is like a crown of honor;
32 Patience is better than strength.
33 People throw lots to make a decision,