Bishops' Bible

Proverbs 16

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

Proverbs 16:1 A man may wel purpose a thyng in his heart: but the aunswere of the tongue commeth of the Lorde. Proverbs 16:2 A man thynketh all his wayes to be cleane: but it is the Lorde that iudgeth the myndes. Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy workes vnto the Lorde: and what thou deuisest it shall prosper. Proverbs 16:4 The Lorde hath made all thynges for his owne sake: yea, the vngodly for the day of wrath. Proverbs 16:5 The Lorde abhorreth all such as be of a proude heart: and though hande be ioyned in hande, yet they shall not be vnpunished. Proverbs 16:6 With mercie and faythfulnesse sinnes be forgeuen: and by the feare of the Lorde euyll is eschewed. Proverbs 16:7 When a mans wayes please the Lord, he maketh his very enemies to be his frendes. Proverbs 16:8 Better it is to haue a litle with ryghteousnesse, then great rentes wrongfully gotten. Proverbs 16:9 A man deuiseth a way in his heart: but it is the Lorde that ordereth his goynges. Proverbs 16:10 When the prophecie is in the lippes of the kyng, his mouth shall not go wrong in iudgement. Proverbs 16:11 A true wayght and ballaunce are the Lordes iudgement: all the wayghtes of the bagge are his worke. Proverbs 16:12 Wicked doers are an abhomination to the kyng, for a kynges seate shoulde be holden vp with ryghteousnesse. Proverbs 16:13 Ryghteous lippes are pleasaunt vnto kynges, and them that speaketh the trueth shall he loue. Proverbs 16:14 The kinges displeasure is a messenger of death: but a wise man wyll pacifie hym. Proverbs 16:15 The chearfull countenaunce of the kyng is life: and his louyng fauour is as a cloude of the latter rayne. Proverbs 16:16 To haue wisdome in possession, is better then to haue golde: and to get vnderstandyng, is rather to be chosen then to haue siluer. Proverbs 16:17 The path of the ryghteous is to eschewe euyll, and who so loketh well to his wayes, kepeth his owne soule. Proverbs 16:18 Pryde goeth before destruction, and an hygh mynde before the fall. Proverbs 16:19 Better it is to be of humble mynde with the lowly, the to deuide the spoyles with the proude. Proverbs 16:20 He that handleth a matter wisely obteyneth good: and blessed is he that putteth his trust in the Lorde. Proverbs 16:21 Who so is wyse in heart, shalbe called prudent: and the sweetnesse of his lippes encreaseth learnyng. Proverbs 16:22 Vnderstandyng is a well of lyfe vnto hym that hath it: as for the chastenyng of fooles it is but foolishnesse. Proverbs 16:23 A wyse heart ordereth his mouth wisely, and ministreth learnyng vnto his lippes. Proverbs 16:24 Fayre wordes are an hony combe, a refresshyng of the mynde, and health of the bones. Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that men thynke to be ryght: but the ende therof leadeth vnto death. Proverbs 16:26 A troublous soule disquieteth her selfe, for her owne mouth hath brought her therto. Proverbs 16:27 An vngodly person stirreth vp euyll, and in his lippes he is as an hotte burnyng fyre. Proverbs 16:28 A frowarde body causeth strife: and he that is a blabbe of his tongue maketh deuision among princes. Proverbs 16:29 A wicked man beguyleth his neyghbour, and leadeth hym into the way that is not good: Proverbs 16:30 He shutteth his eyes to deuise mischiefe: and moueth his lippes to bryng euyll to passe. Proverbs 16:31 Age is a crowne of worshyp, yf it be founde in the way of ryghteousnesse. Proverbs 16:32 A patient man is better the one strong: and he that can rule hym selfe, is more worth then he that wynneth a citie. Proverbs 16:33 The lottes are cast into the lappe: but the orderyng therof standeth all in the Lorde.

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