Proverbs 16:1–3; Proverbs 16:9; Proverbs 16:20; Proverbs 16:25

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

oCommit your work to the Lord,

and your plans will be established.

yThe heart of man plans his way,

but zthe Lord establishes his steps.

20  Whoever gives thought to the word1 pwill discover good,

and blessed is he qwho trusts in the Lord.

25  There is a way that seems right to a man,

but its end is the way to death.1