Proverbs 16 (ESV)
1 The plans of the heart belong to man,
but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.
2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,
but the Lord weighs the spirit.
3 Commit your work to the Lord,
and your plans will be established.
4 The Lord has made everything for its purpose,
even the wicked for the day of trouble.
Proverbs 16:7–9 (ESV)
7 When a man’s ways please the Lord,
he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8 Better is a little with righteousness
than great revenues with injustice.
9 The heart of man plans his way,
but the Lord establishes his steps.
Proverbs 16:19 (ESV)
19 It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor
than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Proverbs 16:23 (ESV)
23 The heart of the wise makes his speech judicious
and adds persuasiveness to his lips.
Proverbs 16:28 (ESV)
28 A dishonest man spreads strife,
and a whisperer separates close friends.
Proverbs 16:33 (ESV)
33 The lot is cast into the lap,
but its every decision is from the Lord.