Cross-references Explore similar Bible verses on Proverbs 16:4 in English Standard Version "The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble." Ex 9:16 But for this purpose I have raised you up, to show you my power, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth. Job 21:30 that the evil man is spared in the day of calamity, that he is rescued in the day of wrath? Ro 11:36 For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.