Bishops' Bible

Proverbs 19

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

Proverbs 19:1 Better is the poore that liueth godly, then he that abuseth his lippes, and is a foole. Proverbs 19:2 The desire without discretion is not good: but [as] a man whiche hasteth with his feete offendeth. Proverbs 19:3 The foolishnesse of man paruerteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the Lorde. Proverbs 19:4 Riches maketh many frendes: but the poore is separated from his neighbour. Proverbs 19:5 A false witnesse shall not be vnpunished: and he that speaketh lyes shall not escape. Proverbs 19:6 The multitude hangeth vpon great men: and euery man fauoureth hym that geueth rewardes. Proverbs 19:7 All the brethren of the poore do hate hym, yea his owne frendes withdrawe them selues from hym: and he that geueth credence to wordes, getteth nothing. Proverbs 19:8 He that is wise loueth his owne soule, and kepeth vnderstanding, that he may prosper. Proverbs 19:9 A false witnesse shall not be vnpunished: and he that speaketh lyes shall perishe. Proverbs 19:10 Pleasure is not seemely for a foole: muche lesse for a bondman to haue rule of princes. Proverbs 19:11 A wyse man can put of displeasure, and it is his honour to let some faultes passe. Proverbs 19:12 The kynges displeasure is lyke the roaryng of a Lion: but his fauour is lyke the deawe vpon the grasse. Proverbs 19:13 An vndiscrete sonne is the heauinesse of his father, and a brawlyng wyfe is like the toppe of an house wherthrough it is euer dropping. Proverbs 19:14 House and riches may a man haue by the heritage of his elders: but a discrete woman is the gyft of the Lorde. Proverbs 19:15 Slouthfulnesse bryngeth sleepe, and a soule accustomed with craft, shall suffer hunger. Proverbs 19:16 Who so kepeth the commaundement, kepeth his owne soule: but he that regardeth not his wayes, shall dye. Proverbs 19:17 He that hath pitie vpon the poore, lendeth vnto the Lord: and looke what he layeth out, it shalbe payde hym agayne. Proverbs 19:18 Chasten thy sonne whyle there is hope: and let not thy soule spare for his crying. Proverbs 19:19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: and though thou [once] deliuer hym, thou must do it agayne. Proverbs 19:20 O geue eare vnto good counsayle, and be content to be refourmed, that thou mayest be wyse in the latter dayes. Proverbs 19:21 There are many deuises in a mans heart: neuerthelesse, the counsayle of the Lorde shall stande. Proverbs 19:22 It is a mans worship to do good: and a poore man is better then a lyer. Proverbs 19:23 The feare of the Lord [bringeth a man] to lyfe: and he shall rest the whole night in plenteousnesse without visitation of any plague. Proverbs 19:24 A slouthfull man shutteth his hande into his bosome, and wyll not take payne to put it to his mouth. Proverbs 19:25 If thou smytest a scornefull person, the ignoraunt shall take better heede: and if thou reprouest one that hath vnderstanding, he wyll be the wyser. Proverbs 19:26 He that hurteth his father, or shutteth out his mother, is a shamefull and an vnworthy sonne. Proverbs 19:27 My sonne heare no more the doctrine that leadeth thee vnto errours from the wordes of vnderstanding. Proverbs 19:28 A wicked witnesse mocketh iudgement: and the mouth of the vngodly deuoureth wickednesse. Proverbs 19:29 Iudgementes are ordeyned for the scornefull, and stripes for fooles backes.

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