Daily Bible Reading
Proverbs Chapters 16-18
Pro 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.
Pro 16:2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
Pro 16:3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Pro 16:4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Pro 16:5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
Pro 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
Pro 16:7 When a man’s ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Pro 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
Pro 16:9 A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
Pro 16:10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
Pro 16:11 A just weight and balance are the LORD’S: all the weights of the bag are his work.
Pro 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
Pro 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
Pro 16:14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
Pro 16:15 In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
Pro 16:16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
Pro 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
Pro 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Pro 16:19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Pro 16:20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
Pro 16:21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
Pro 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
Pro 16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Pro 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
Pro 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
Pro 16:26 He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
Pro 16:27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
Pro 16:28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
Pro 16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
Pro 16:30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
Pro 16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
Pro 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.
Pro 16:33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.
Pro 17:1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.
Pro 17:2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
Pro 17:3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.
Pro 17:4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
Pro 17:5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
Pro 17:6 Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
Pro 17:7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
Pro 17:8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
Pro 17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
Pro 17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
Pro 17:11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
Pro 17:12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Pro 17:13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
Pro 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.
Pro 17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
Pro 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?
Pro 17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Pro 17:18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
Pro 17:19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
Pro 17:20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
Pro 17:21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
Pro 17:22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Pro 17:23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
Pro 17:24 Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
Pro 17:25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
Pro 17:26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
Pro 17:27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
Pro 17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
Pro 18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
Pro 18:2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
Pro 18:3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
Pro 18:4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.
Pro 18:5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.
Pro 18:6 A fool’s lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
Pro 18:7 A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
Pro 18:8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
Pro 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
Pro 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.
Pro 18:11 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
Pro 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
Pro 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
Pro 18:14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?
Pro 18:15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.
Pro 18:16 A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
Pro 18:17 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
Pro 18:18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
Pro 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
Pro 18:20 A man’s belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Pro 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
Pro 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.
Pro 18:23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
Pro 18:24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.