New International Version
Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD.
King James Bible
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
Darby Bible Translation
He that giveth heed to the word shall find good; and whoso confideth in Jehovah, happy is he.
World English Bible
He who heeds the Word finds prosperity. Whoever trusts in Yahweh is blessed.
Young's Literal Translation
The wise in any matter findeth good, And whoso is trusting in Jehovah, O his happiness.
Proverbs 16:20 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Pride goeth before destruction - Here pride is personified: it walks along, and has destruction in its train.
And a haughty spirit before a fall - Another personification. A haughty spirit marches on, and ruin comes after.
In this verse we find the following Masoretic note in most Hebrew Bibles. חצי הספר chatsi hassepher: "the middle of the book." This verse is the middle verse; and the first clause makes the middle of the words of the book of Proverbs.
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LibraryApril 27. "The Sweetness of the Lips" (Prov. xvi. 21).
"The sweetness of the lips" (Prov. xvi. 21). Spiritual conditions are inseparably connected with our physical life. The flow of the divine life-currents may be interrupted by a little clot of blood; the vital current may leak out through a very trifling wound. If you want to keep the health of Christ, keep from all spiritual sores, from all heart wounds and irritations. One hour of fretting will wear out more vitality than a week of work; and one minute of malignity, or rankling jealousy or envy …
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Kiss his son, or he will be angry and your way will lead to your destruction, for his wrath can flare up in a moment. Blessed are all who take refuge in him.
Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the one who trusts in him.
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.
The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
"But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.
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