Proverbs 16:1–2; Proverbs 16:4; Proverbs 16:7; Proverbs 16:9; Proverbs 16:11; Proverbs 16:33

16  The plans of the heart belong to man,

but lthe answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

mAll the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,

but the Lord nweighs the spirit.1

pThe Lord has made everything for its purpose,

even qthe wicked for the day of trouble.

When a man’s ways please the Lord,

whe makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

yThe heart of man plans his way,

but zthe Lord establishes his steps.

11  bA just balance and scales are the Lord’s;

all the weights in the bag are his work.

33  kThe lot is cast into the lap,

but its every decision is lfrom the Lord.