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Proverbs 16

Introduction

Overview

Verse 1

preparations: or, disposings, Proverbs 16:9, Proverbs 19:21, Proverbs 20:24, Proverbs 21:1, 2 Chronicles 18:31, Ezra 7:27, Nehemiah 1:11, Psalms 10:17, Psalms 119:36, Jeremiah 10:23, Jeremiah 32:39, Jeremiah 32:40, Ezekiel 36:26, Ezekiel 36:27, 2 Corinthians 8:16, Philippians 2:13, James 1:16-18

and: Exodus 4:11, Exodus 4:12, Exodus 4:15, Jeremiah 1:7-9, Matthew 10:19, Matthew 10:20, Luke 12:11, Luke 12:12, Luke 21:14, Luke 21:15

Reciprocal: Numbers 23:5 - General Deuteronomy 30:8 - General Joshua 22:21 - answered 1 Samuel 7:3 - prepare 2 Chronicles 29:36 - God Ezra 1:5 - whose spirit Proverbs 24:26 - shall Mark 14:15 - he will Colossians 1:12 - made

Verse 2

the ways: Proverbs 16:25, Proverbs 21:2, Proverbs 30:12, 1 Samuel 15:13, 1 Samuel 15:14, Psalms 36:2, Jeremiah 2:22, Jeremiah 2:23, Luke 18:9-11, Romans 7:7-9

but: Proverbs 5:21, Proverbs 24:12, 1 Samuel 16:7, Isaiah 26:7, Jeremiah 17:10, Daniel 5:27, Luke 16:15, Revelation 2:18, Revelation 2:23

Reciprocal: Judges 17:6 - right 1 Chronicles 29:17 - triest the heart Proverbs 12:15 - way Jeremiah 35:17 - because Luke 17:10 - General

Verse 3

Commit: Heb. Roll

thy works: Job 5:8, Psalms 37:4, Psalms 37:5, Psalms 55:22, Matthew 6:25-34, Luke 12:22, Philippians 4:6, 1 Peter 5:7

thy thoughts: Job 22:28, Isaiah 7:5-7

Reciprocal: Psalms 22:8 - He trusted Psalms 90:17 - establish Proverbs 3:6 - In Ecclesiastes 9:1 - that the Luke 17:10 - General

Verse 4

Lord: Isaiah 43:7, Isaiah 43:21, Romans 11:36, Revelation 4:11

yea: Job 21:30, Romans 9:22, 1 Peter 2:8, 2 Peter 2:3, 2 Peter 2:9

Reciprocal: Genesis 1:1 - beginning Genesis 6:7 - I will Exodus 9:16 - deed 1 Samuel 28:17 - to him Isaiah 54:16 - I have Jeremiah 10:16 - former Romans 9:17 - that Romans 9:21 - the potter 1 Corinthians 11:12 - but Ephesians 1:6 - praise Colossians 1:16 - by 1 Thessalonians 5:9 - not Hebrews 2:10 - for

Verse 5

that: Proverbs 6:16, Proverbs 6:17, Proverbs 8:13, Job 40:12, James 4:6

though: Proverbs 11:21

unpunished: Heb. held innocent, Exodus 20:7, Isaiah 3:11, Romans 2:8, Romans 2:9

Reciprocal: Proverbs 17:5 - unpunished Isaiah 2:12 - upon Isaiah 65:5 - These Jeremiah 43:2 - all the Ezekiel 16:49 - pride Daniel 5:20 - when Matthew 6:5 - Verily Luke 16:15 - for Acts 5:9 - have Romans 2:3 - that thou shalt

Verse 6

mercy: Proverbs 20:28, Psalms 85:10, Daniel 4:27, Micah 7:18-20, Luke 11:41, John 15:2, Acts 15:9, 1 Peter 1:22

by the: Proverbs 8:13, Proverbs 14:16, Proverbs 14:27, Genesis 20:11, Nehemiah 5:9, Nehemiah 5:15, Job 1:1-8, Job 28:28, 2 Corinthians 7:1, Ephesians 5:21

Reciprocal: Exodus 1:17 - feared God Exodus 9:30 - General Deuteronomy 6:2 - fear Deuteronomy 25:18 - feared Deuteronomy 30:13 - go over the sea Psalms 4:4 - sin Psalms 25:12 - What Psalms 36:1 - no Psalms 37:27 - Depart Proverbs 3:3 - mercy Proverbs 3:7 - fear Proverbs 13:14 - to Proverbs 13:19 - depart Isaiah 56:2 - keepeth his Jeremiah 44:10 - neither Malachi 3:5 - fear Acts 9:31 - and walking Acts 10:35 - feareth Romans 3:18 - General 1 Peter 3:11 - eschew

Verse 7

please: Psalms 69:31, Romans 8:31, Philippians 4:18, Colossians 1:10, Colossians 3:20, Hebrews 13:21, 1 John 3:22

he: Genesis 27:41, Genesis 32:6, Genesis 32:7, Genesis 32:28, Genesis 33:4, Jeremiah 15:11, Acts 9:1, Acts 9:2, Acts 9:19, Acts 9:20

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:55 - blessed Genesis 33:9 - my brother Genesis 39:4 - Joseph Genesis 39:21 - gave him Genesis 43:14 - And God Exodus 3:21 - General Exodus 12:36 - the Lord Exodus 34:24 - desire 2 Samuel 7:1 - the Lord 1 Kings 8:50 - and give them 2 Kings 8:6 - Restore all 2 Chronicles 17:10 - so that 2 Chronicles 18:31 - God moved them 2 Chronicles 20:30 - his God 2 Chronicles 33:13 - brought him Ezra 6:22 - turned Esther 2:9 - she obtained Job 42:11 - all his brethren Proverbs 29:26 - ruler's favour Jeremiah 26:16 - General Jeremiah 37:21 - and that Jeremiah 39:12 - do him Jeremiah 40:5 - or go Jeremiah 42:12 - General Daniel 1:9 - General Acts 7:10 - gave Acts 9:31 - the churches Acts 16:33 - washed Acts 19:31 - the chief Acts 23:9 - We Acts 24:23 - and to Acts 27:43 - willing Hebrews 12:14 - Follow 1 Peter 3:13 - who

Verse 8

is: Proverbs 15:16, Psalms 37:16, 1 Timothy 6:6-9

great: Proverbs 21:6, Proverbs 21:7, Jeremiah 17:11, Micah 6:10

Reciprocal: Psalms 119:141 - small Proverbs 12:27 - but Proverbs 15:6 - in the revenues Proverbs 19:1 - Better Proverbs 28:6 - General Ecclesiastes 4:6 - General

Verse 9

Proverbs 16:1, Proverbs 19:21, Proverbs 20:24, Proverbs 21:30, Psalms 37:23, Isaiah 46:10, Jeremiah 10:23

Reciprocal: Numbers 23:5 - General 1 Samuel 2:9 - will keep 1 Samuel 19:23 - until he came 2 Kings 8:5 - the woman Esther 1:11 - Vashti Esther 5:8 - to morrow Job 17:11 - purposes Psalms 127:1 - The Lord Proverbs 3:6 - and Proverbs 21:1 - The king's Lamentations 3:37 - saith

Verse 10

A divine sentence: Heb. Divination, Proverbs 16:12, Proverbs 16:13, Genesis 44:5, Genesis 44:15, Deuteronomy 17:18-20, 2 Samuel 23:3, 2 Samuel 23:4, Psalms 45:6, Psalms 45:7, Psalms 72:1-4, Psalms 99:4, Isaiah 32:1, Isaiah 32:2, Jeremiah 23:5, Jeremiah 23:6

transgresseth: Hosea 10:4, Amos 5:7, Amos 6:12

Reciprocal: Proverbs 17:7 - much Ezekiel 21:21 - to use James 1:26 - bridleth

Verse 11

just: Proverbs 11:1, Proverbs 20:10, Proverbs 20:23, Leviticus 19:35, Leviticus 19:36, Deuteronomy 25:13-15, Ezekiel 45:10, Hosea 12:7, Amos 8:5, Micah 6:11

weight: Heb. stones

Reciprocal: Job 31:6 - Let me be weighed in an even balance Philippians 4:8 - are just 1 Thessalonians 4:6 - go

Verse 12

an: Proverbs 28:9, Deuteronomy 25:16, Luke 12:48

for: Proverbs 20:18, Proverbs 25:5, Proverbs 29:14, Psalms 99:4, Revelation 19:11

Reciprocal: Psalms 89:14 - habitation Psalms 97:2 - habitation Psalms 101:8 - early Proverbs 8:7 - an abomination to Proverbs 16:10 - A divine sentence Proverbs 20:8 - General Proverbs 20:28 - his Proverbs 29:4 - king Proverbs 31:9 - General Acts 24:25 - righteousness

Verse 13

Proverbs 14:35, Proverbs 22:11, Psalms 101:5-7

Reciprocal: Proverbs 10:20 - tongue Proverbs 15:23 - joy Proverbs 16:10 - A divine sentence 1 Thessalonians 2:19 - crown

Verse 14

wrath: Proverbs 19:12, Proverbs 20:2, Daniel 3:13-25, Luke 12:4, Luke 12:5

messengers: Proverbs 17:11, 2 Kings 6:31-33, Mark 6:27

but: Ecclesiastes 10:4, Acts 12:20, 2 Corinthians 5:20

Reciprocal: Genesis 32:20 - I will appease Genesis 40:2 - wroth Esther 4:8 - to make supplication Esther 7:6 - was afraid Psalms 41:1 - time of trouble Proverbs 24:22 - who Proverbs 25:15 - long Proverbs 30:31 - against Ecclesiastes 8:3 - for Daniel 2:12 - General Daniel 3:19 - he spake Daniel 5:19 - whom he would he slew Romans 13:4 - be

Verse 15

the light: Proverbs 19:12, Job 29:23, Job 29:24, Psalms 4:6, Psalms 21:6, Acts 2:28

his: Job 29:23, Psalms 30:5, Psalms 72:6, Hosea 6:3, Zechariah 10:1

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 19:2 - turned Esther 4:8 - to make supplication Psalms 89:15 - in the light Proverbs 19:6 - will Proverbs 20:2 - fear Ecclesiastes 8:3 - for Joel 2:23 - he will

Verse 16

Proverbs 3:15-18, Proverbs 4:7, Proverbs 8:10, Proverbs 8:11, Proverbs 8:19, Job 28:13-28, Psalms 119:127, Ecclesiastes 7:12, Matthew 16:26, Luke 12:21

Reciprocal: Exodus 9:20 - General 1 Kings 3:9 - Give therefore Job 28:15 - It cannot be gotten for gold Psalms 19:10 - than gold Psalms 34:14 - Depart Psalms 90:12 - that Psalms 119:72 - better Proverbs 1:2 - General Proverbs 2:4 - thou Proverbs 3:14 - General Proverbs 20:15 - but Proverbs 23:23 - Buy Ecclesiastes 2:13 - I saw Matthew 6:19 - General Matthew 13:44 - like Mark 10:30 - an hundredfold Luke 12:15 - for 1 Corinthians 3:12 - gold 2 Corinthians 6:10 - and 1 Peter 1:7 - precious

Verse 17

highway: Proverbs 4:24-27, Isaiah 35:8, Acts 10:35, Acts 24:16, Titus 2:10-14

he: Proverbs 10:9, Proverbs 19:16, Matthew 24:13, Hebrews 10:39, Jude 1:21, Jude 1:24, Revelation 3:10

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 20:13 - the highway Job 2:3 - an upright Job 28:28 - to depart Psalms 4:4 - sin Psalms 34:14 - Depart Psalms 37:27 - Depart Psalms 37:34 - keep Proverbs 4:27 - remove Proverbs 11:20 - upright Proverbs 13:14 - to Proverbs 13:19 - depart Proverbs 14:2 - that walketh Proverbs 14:16 - feareth Proverbs 22:5 - he Isaiah 56:2 - keepeth his 1 Peter 3:11 - eschew

Verse 18

Proverbs 11:2, Proverbs 17:19, Proverbs 18:12, Proverbs 29:23, Esther 3:5, Esther 6:6, Esther 7:10, Isaiah 2:11, Isaiah 2:12, Isaiah 37:10-13, Isaiah 37:38, Daniel 4:30-37, Daniel 5:22, Daniel 5:24, Obadiah 1:3, Obadiah 1:4, Matthew 26:33-35, Matthew 26:74, Romans 11:20, 1 Timothy 3:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 43:2 - General Numbers 16:27 - and stood Judges 11:28 - General 1 Samuel 17:10 - give me 2 Samuel 15:1 - Absalom 2 Samuel 17:23 - saw 1 Kings 1:5 - exalted 1 Kings 12:14 - My father made 2 Kings 14:10 - thine heart 2 Kings 14:13 - took Amaziah 2 Chronicles 25:19 - heart 2 Chronicles 25:23 - took Amaziah 2 Chronicles 26:16 - when he was 2 Chronicles 32:21 - with shame Proverbs 21:24 - haughty Isaiah 3:16 - are haughty Isaiah 9:9 - in the pride Isaiah 36:4 - Thus saith Jeremiah 13:9 - the pride Jeremiah 43:2 - all the Jeremiah 48:42 - magnified Jeremiah 49:16 - terribleness Jeremiah 50:32 - the most proud Ezekiel 7:10 - pride Ezekiel 16:49 - pride Ezekiel 16:50 - and committed Ezekiel 17:6 - it grew Ezekiel 28:2 - Because Ezekiel 28:17 - heart Ezekiel 29:9 - because Ezekiel 31:10 - and his Daniel 5:20 - when Daniel 11:12 - his heart Matthew 20:22 - We Matthew 23:12 - General Mark 14:31 - he spake Luke 11:43 - for Luke 14:9 - and thou Luke 18:14 - every John 13:38 - Wilt Romans 11:18 - Boast not Romans 12:3 - not to 1 Corinthians 10:12 - General

Verse 19

to be: Psalms 34:18, Psalms 138:6, Isaiah 57:15, Matthew 5:3, Luke 1:51-53, Luke 18:13, Luke 18:14

than: Exodus 15:9, Isaiah 9:3, Isaiah 10:6, Isaiah 10:13-15, Isaiah 53:12

Reciprocal: Psalms 119:162 - as one Proverbs 11:2 - pride Proverbs 16:32 - and he Proverbs 25:6 - in the presence Proverbs 25:7 - that it Jeremiah 43:2 - all the Ezekiel 17:6 - it grew Matthew 23:12 - General Matthew 26:33 - yet Luke 6:20 - Blessed Romans 12:3 - not to Ephesians 4:2 - lowliness 1 Timothy 3:6 - lest

Verse 20

handleth: or, understandeth, Proverbs 8:35, Proverbs 13:15, Proverbs 17:2, Proverbs 19:8, Proverbs 24:3-5, Genesis 41:38-40, Daniel 1:19-21, Matthew 10:16

whoso: Proverbs 22:19, Proverbs 22:20, 1 Chronicles 5:20, Psalms 2:12, Psalms 34:8, Psalms 125:1, Psalms 146:5, Isaiah 26:3, Isaiah 26:4, Isaiah 30:18, Jeremiah 17:7, Jeremiah 17:8, Daniel 3:28, Daniel 6:23, Ephesians 1:12, Ephesians 1:13

Reciprocal: Psalms 32:10 - but Proverbs 29:25 - whoso Matthew 13:52 - which

Verse 21

wise: Proverbs 16:23, Proverbs 10:8, Proverbs 23:15, 1 Kings 3:12, Romans 16:19, James 3:17

the sweetness: Proverbs 16:24, Proverbs 15:7, Proverbs 27:9, Psalms 45:2, Ecclesiastes 12:10, Isaiah 50:4, Luke 4:22, John 7:46

Reciprocal: Job 4:3 - Behold Job 6:25 - forcible Proverbs 20:15 - but Proverbs 22:18 - fitted Ecclesiastes 10:12 - words Song of Solomon 4:3 - lips Matthew 12:35 - good man Ephesians 4:29 - that which Colossians 4:6 - your

Verse 22

a wellspring: Proverbs 10:11, Proverbs 13:14, Proverbs 14:27, Proverbs 18:4, John 5:24, John 6:63, John 6:68

the instruction: Proverbs 15:2, Proverbs 15:28, Matthew 15:14, Matthew 23:16-26, Luke 6:39, Luke 6:40

Reciprocal: Job 30:8 - fools Proverbs 11:14 - General Proverbs 12:16 - but Proverbs 15:15 - but Acts 1:26 - they

Verse 23

heart: Proverbs 15:28, Proverbs 22:17, Proverbs 22:18, Psalms 37:30, Psalms 37:31, Psalms 45:1, Matthew 12:34, Matthew 12:35, Colossians 3:16

teacheth: Heb. maketh wise

Reciprocal: Job 4:4 - upholden Job 8:10 - utter words Proverbs 5:2 - thy lips Proverbs 16:21 - wise Proverbs 27:9 - so

Verse 24

Pleasant: Proverbs 12:18, Proverbs 15:23, Proverbs 15:26, Proverbs 23:16, Proverbs 25:11, Proverbs 25:12, Proverbs 27:9, Deuteronomy 32:2, Song of Solomon 4:11, John 20:19-21

an: Proverbs 24:13, Proverbs 24:14, Psalms 19:10, Psalms 119:103, Jeremiah 15:16

health: Proverbs 3:8, Proverbs 4:22

Reciprocal: Job 4:4 - upholden Proverbs 12:25 - but Proverbs 15:4 - A wholesome Proverbs 16:21 - the sweetness Proverbs 20:15 - but Proverbs 31:26 - in her Song of Solomon 7:9 - the roof Revelation 10:10 - sweet

Verse 25

Proverbs 12:26, Proverbs 14:12, Isaiah 28:15-19, John 7:47-49, John 9:40, Acts 26:9, 2 Corinthians 13:5

Reciprocal: Exodus 1:10 - wisely Proverbs 12:15 - way Proverbs 16:2 - the ways Proverbs 21:2 - right Matthew 7:13 - that Luke 11:35 - General Romans 6:21 - for the James 1:26 - seem

Verse 26

He: Heb. The soul of him

laboureth: Proverbs 9:12, Proverbs 14:23, Ecclesiastes 6:7, 1 Thessalonians 4:11, 1 Thessalonians 4:12, 2 Thessalonians 3:8-12

craveth it of him: Heb. boweth unto him

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 2:22 - hath man

Verse 27

An ungodly man: Heb. a man of Belial, 1 Samuel 25:17, 2 Samuel 20:1

diggeth: Proverbs 2:4, Psalms 17:14, Psalms 17:15, Isaiah 5:18, Habakkuk 2:13

in: Psalms 52:2-4, Psalms 57:4, James 3:6

Reciprocal: Psalms 119:85 - The proud Psalms 120:4 - Sharp Proverbs 10:12 - Hatred Proverbs 16:30 - moving Proverbs 18:6 - fool's

Verse 28

froward: Proverbs 6:14, Proverbs 6:19, Proverbs 15:18, Proverbs 18:8, Proverbs 26:20-22, Proverbs 29:22, Proverbs 30:33, 1 Timothy 6:3-5, James 3:14-16

soweth: Heb. sendeth forth

a whisperer: Proverbs 17:9, Genesis 3:1-13, 1 Samuel 24:9, Romans 1:29, 2 Corinthians 12:20

Reciprocal: Psalms 41:7 - whisper Proverbs 2:12 - from the man Proverbs 18:6 - fool's

Verse 29

Proverbs 1:10-14, Proverbs 2:12-15, Proverbs 3:31, 1 Samuel 19:11, 1 Samuel 19:17, 1 Samuel 22:7-9, 1 Samuel 23:19-21, Nehemiah 6:13, 2 Peter 3:17

Reciprocal: Nehemiah 5:9 - It is not Proverbs 3:29 - Devise not evil Proverbs 20:19 - flattereth Isaiah 65:2 - which

Verse 30

shutteth: Proverbs 6:12-14, Proverbs 10:10, Isaiah 6:10, Matthew 13:15, John 3:20

moving: Proverbs 16:27, Micah 7:3, Matthew 14:7, Matthew 14:8, Matthew 27:23-26

Reciprocal: Proverbs 3:29 - Devise not evil

Verse 31

hoary: Proverbs 20:29, Leviticus 19:32, Job 32:6, Job 32:7

if: Genesis 47:7-10, 1 Samuel 12:2-5, 1 Chronicles 29:10-25, Ecclesiastes 4:13, Luke 1:6, Luke 2:29-36, Luke 2:37, Luke 2:38, Philemon 1:9

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 19:32 - fourscore 1 Kings 3:11 - hast not 1 Chronicles 29:28 - a good old age Job 15:10 - the grayheaded Job 29:8 - young men Job 41:32 - hoary Proverbs 4:9 - a crown Ecclesiastes 12:5 - the almond Acts 21:16 - an old Titus 2:2 - the 2 Peter 2:21 - the way

Verse 32

that is: Proverbs 14:29, Proverbs 15:18, Proverbs 19:11, Psalms 103:8, Ephesians 5:1, James 1:19

and he: Proverbs 16:19, Proverbs 25:28, Romans 12:21, Revelation 3:21

Reciprocal: Judges 8:3 - Then 1 Samuel 25:13 - Gird ye Psalms 37:8 - Cease Proverbs 14:17 - that Proverbs 17:14 - leave Proverbs 17:27 - an excellent spirit Proverbs 18:19 - than Proverbs 20:3 - an Ecclesiastes 7:8 - the patient Ecclesiastes 7:9 - hasty Titus 1:7 - not soon

Verse 33

Numbers 26:55-65, Joshua 7:14, Joshua 18:5, Joshua 18:10, 1 Samuel 14:41, 1 Samuel 14:42, Nehemiah 11:1, Jonah 1:7, Acts 1:26

Reciprocal: Genesis 24:44 - the woman Leviticus 16:8 - cast lots Joshua 14:2 - lot Joshua 18:6 - that I may cast Joshua 21:8 - by lot Judges 20:9 - by lot against it 1 Chronicles 24:5 - they divided by lot 1 Chronicles 25:8 - cast lots Esther 3:7 - they cast Pur Proverbs 18:18 - General Ezekiel 21:21 - the king Ezekiel 47:14 - fall

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 16". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-16.html.