Proverbs 16:7
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New American Standard Bible
When a man's ways are pleasing to the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

King James Bible
When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Darby Bible Translation
When a man's ways please Jehovah, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.

World English Bible
When a man's ways please Yahweh, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

Young's Literal Translation
When a man's ways please Jehovah, even his enemies, He causeth to be at peace with him.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Goodness has power to charm and win even enemies to itself.

Proverbs 16:7 Parallel Commentaries

Library
April 17. "He that Ruleth his Spirit is Better than He that Taketh a City" (Prov. xvi. 32).
"He that ruleth his spirit is better than he that taketh a city" (Prov. xvi. 32). Temperance is true self-government. It involves the grace of self-denial and the spirit of a sound mind. It is that poise of spirit that holds us quiet, self-possessed, recollected, deliberate, and subject ever to the voice of God and the conviction of duty in every step we take. Many persons have not that poise and recollected spirit. They are drifting at the impulse of their own impressions, moods, the influence of
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth

Unsound Spiritual Trading
A sermon (No. 849) delivered on Lord's Day morning, January 10th, 1869, at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits."----Proverbs 16:2. During the last two years some of the most notable commercial reputations have been hopelessly destroyed. Men in the great world of trade who were trusted for hundreds of thousands of pounds, around whose characters there hovered no cloud of suspicion nor even the
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

The Sovereignty of God in Reprobation
"Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God" (Rom. 11:22). In the last chapter when treating of the Sovereignty of God the Father in Salvation, we examined seven passages which represent Him as making a choice from among the children of men, and predestinating certain ones to be conformed to the image of His Son. The thoughtful reader will naturally ask, And what of those who were not "ordained to eternal life?" The answer which is usually returned to this question, even by those who profess
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

God's Glory the Chief End of Man's Being
Rom. xi. 36.--"Of him and through him, and to him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever." And 1 Cor. x. 31--"Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." All that men have to know, may be comprised under these two heads,--What their end is, and What is the right way to attain to that end? And all that we have to do, is by any means to seek to compass that end. These are the two cardinal points of a man's knowledge and exercise. Quo et qua eundum est,--Whither to go, and what way to go.
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
1 Peter 3:13
Who is there to harm you if you prove zealous for what is good?

Genesis 33:4
Then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him, and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept.

Exodus 3:21
"I will grant this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and it shall be that when you go, you will not go empty-handed.

2 Chronicles 17:10
Now the dread of the LORD was on all the kingdoms of the lands which were around Judah, so that they did not make war against Jehoshaphat.

Proverbs 3:17
Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace.

Proverbs 16:8
Better is a little with righteousness Than great income with injustice.

Jeremiah 39:12
"Take him and look after him, and do nothing harmful to him, but rather deal with him just as he tells you."

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