Bishops' Bible

Proverbs 13

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

Proverbs 13:1 A wise sonne [wil hearken] to his fathers warnyng: but he that is scorneful wil not heare when he is reproued. Proverbs 13:2 Of the fruite of a wise mans mouth shall eche man eate good thynges: but the wicked shall eate of the fruite of the transgressours. Proverbs 13:3 He that kepeth his mouth, kepeth his lyfe: but who so rashlye openeth his lippes, destroyeth hym selfe. Proverbs 13:4 The sluggarde woulde fayne haue and can not get [his desire:] but the soule of the diligent shall haue plentie. Proverbs 13:5 A ryghteous man abhorreth lyes: but the vngodly shameth hym selfe, and is put to scilence. Proverbs 13:6 Ryghteousnesse kepeth the innocent in the way: but vngodlinesse doth ouerthrowe the sinner. Proverbs 13:7 Some men make them selues riche though they haue nothyng: agayne, some make them selues poore hauyng great riches. Proverbs 13:8 With goodes a man redeemeth his life: and the poore wyll not be reproued. Proverbs 13:9 The lyght of the ryghteous maketh ioyfull: but the candell of the vngodly shalbe put out. Proverbs 13:10 Among the proude there is euer strife: but with the well aduised is wisdome. Proverbs 13:11 Uaynly gotten goodes are soone spent: but they that be gathered together with the hande, shall encrease. Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred greeueth the heart: but whe the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:13 Who so dispiseth the worde, shall perishe for the same: but he that feareth the commaundement, shall haue the rewarde. Proverbs 13:14 The lawe of the wise is a well of life, to auoyde from the snares of death. Proverbs 13:15 Good vnderstandyng geueth fauour: but harde is the way of the dispisers. Proverbs 13:16 A wise man doth all thynges with discretion: but a foole wyll declare his follie. Proverbs 13:17 An vngodly messenger falleth into mischiefe: but a faythfull embassadour is as health. Proverbs 13:18 He that thinketh scorne to be refourmed, commeth to pouertie and shame: but who so regardeth correction, shall come to honour. Proverbs 13:19 When a desire is brought to passe, it deliteth the soule: but fooles count it abhomination to depart from euyll. Proverbs 13:20 He that goeth in the companie of wise men, shalbe wise: but who so is a companion of fooles, shalbe afflicted. Proverbs 13:21 Mischiefe foloweth vpon sinners: but the righteous shal haue a good reward. Proverbs 13:22 He that is vertuous leaueth an heritaunce vnto his childers children, & the riches of ye sinner is layde vp for the iust. Proverbs 13:23 There is plenteousnesse of foode in the fieldes of the poore: but the fielde not well ordered, is without fruite. Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth the rodde, hateth his sonne: but who so loueth hym, chasteneth hym betymes. Proverbs 13:25 The righteous eateth and is satisfied: but the belly of the vngodly hath neuer enough.

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