Bishops' Bible

Proverbs 11

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

Proverbs 11:1 A false ballaunce is an abomination vnto the Lorde: but a true wayght pleaseth him. Proverbs 11:2 Where pryde is, there is shame also and confusion: but wheras is lowlinesse, there is wisdome. Proverbs 11:3 The innocent dealyng of the iust shall leade them: but the wickednesse of the offendours shalbe their owne destruction. Proverbs 11:4 Riches helpe not in the day of vengeaunce: but ryghteousnesse deliuereth from death. Proverbs 11:5 The ryghteousnesse of the innocent ordereth his way: but the vngodly shall fall in his owne wickednesse. Proverbs 11:6 The righteousnesse of the iust shall delyuer them: but the wicked shalbe taken in their owne vngodlynesse. Proverbs 11:7 When an vngodly man dyeth, his hope is gone: the confidence of riches shall perishe. Proverbs 11:8 The ryghteous shalbe delyuered out of trouble: and the vngodly shall come in his steade. Proverbs 11:9 The dissembler with his mouth hurteth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the iust be deliuered. Proverbs 11:10 When it goeth well with the ryghteous the citie is mery: and when the vngodly perishe there is gladnesse. Proverbs 11:11 In the blessyng of the ryghteous the citie is exalted: but it is ouerthrowen by the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 11:12 A foole slaundereth his neyghbour: but a wise man holdeth his peace. Proverbs 11:13 A dissemblyng person wyll discouer priuie thynges: but he that is of a faythfull heart wyll kepe counsayle. Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsayle is, there the people decay: but wheras many are that can geue counsayle, there is wealth. Proverbs 11:15 He that is suretie for a straunger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretishyp is sure. Proverbs 11:16 A gratious woman getteth honour: but the strong men attayne riches. Proverbs 11:17 He that is mercifull, doth hym selfe a benefite: but who so hurteth his neyghbour, is a tiraunt. Proverbs 11:18 The vngodly worketh deceiptfull workes: but he that soweth righteousnesse shall receaue a sure rewarde. Proverbs 11:19 Lyke as ryghteousnesse bringeth lyfe: euen so to cleaue vnto euyll, bryngeth death. Proverbs 11:20 The Lorde abhorreth them that be of a corrupt heart: but he hath pleasure in them that are of an vndefiled conuersation. Proverbs 11:21 Though hand be ioyned in hande, yet the wicked shall not escape: but the seede of the ryghteous shalbe preserued. Proverbs 11:22 A faire woman without discrete maners, is lyke a ryng of golde in a swines snoute. Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the ryghteous is acceptable: but the hope of the vngodly is indignation. Proverbs 11:24 Some man geueth out his goodes and is the richer: but the niggarde hauyng inough, wyll depart from nothyng, and yet is euer in pouertie. Proverbs 11:25 He that is liberall in geuyng, shall haue plentie: and he that watereth, shalbe watered also hym selfe. Proverbs 11:26 Who so hoordeth vp his corne, shalbe cursed among the people: but blessyng shall lyght vpon his head that geueth foode. Proverbs 11:27 He that searcheth for good thynges fyndeth fauour: but who so seketh after mischiefe, it shall happen vnto hym. Proverbs 11:28 He that trusteth in his riches shall haue a fall: but the ryghteous shall florishe as the greene leafe. Proverbs 11:29 Who so maketh disquietnesse in his owne house, he shal haue winde for his heritage: and the foole shalbe seruaunt to the wise. Proverbs 11:30 The fruite of the ryghteous is a tree of life: and he that winneth mens soules is wise. Proverbs 11:31 If the ryghteous be recompensed vpon earth: howe much more then the vngodly and the sinner?

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