We can make our own plans,
but the Lord gives the right answer.
People may be pure in their own eyes,
but the Lord examines their motives.
Commit your actions to the Lord,
and your plans will succeed.
The Lord has made everything for his own purposes,
even the wicked for a day of disaster.
The Lord detests the proud;
they will surely be punished.
Unfailing love and faithfulness make atonement for sin.
By fearing the Lord, people avoid evil.
When people’s lives please the Lord,
even their enemies are at peace with them.
Better to have little, with godliness,
than to be rich and dishonest.
We can make our plans,
but the Lord determines our steps.
The king speaks with divine wisdom;
he must never judge unfairly.
The Lord demands accurate scales and balances;
he sets the standards for fairness.
Proverbs 16:1-11 NLT