Bishops' Bible

Proverbs 22

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

Proverbs 22:1 A good name is more to be desired then great riches: and louing fauour [is better] then siluer and golde. Proverbs 22:2 The riche and poore meete together: the Lorde is the maker of them all. Proverbs 22:3 A wyse man seeth the plague, and hydeth hym selfe: but the foolishe go on still, and are punished. Proverbs 22:4 By humilitie and the feare of the Lorde, [commeth] riches, honour, and life. Proverbs 22:5 Thornes and snares are in the way of the frowarde: but he that doth kepe his soule, wyll flee farre from them. Proverbs 22:6 Teache a chylde what way he should go: for he shall not leaue it when he is olde. Proverbs 22:7 The ryche ruleth the poore, and the borower is seruaunt to the lender. Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth wickednes, shal reape wickednes: and the rodde of his anger shall fayle. Proverbs 22:9 He that hath a bountifull eye, shalbe blessed: for he geueth of his bread to the poore. Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the scorneful man, and so shal strife go out with hym: yea variaunce and sclaunder shall ceasse. Proverbs 22:11 Who so loueth cleannes of heart, for the grace of his lippes the kyng shalbe his frende. Proverbs 22:12 The eyes of the Lord preserue knowledge: and he ouerthroweth the wordes of the transgressours. Proverbs 22:13 The slouthfull body saith there is a Lion without: I might be slaine in the streate. Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of straunge women is a deepe pit: wherein he falleth that the Lorde is angrye withall. Proverbs 22:15 Foolishnes is bounde in the heart of the chylde: and the rodde of correction shall driue it away. Proverbs 22:16 Who so doth a poore man wrong, to increase his owne [riches] and geueth vnto the ryche, at the last commeth to pouertie hym selfe. Proverbs 22:17 Bowe downe thyne eare, and heare the wordes of the wise: applie thy mind vnto my doctrine: Proverbs 22:18 For it is a pleasaunt thing if thou kepe them in thyne heart, and order them in thy lippes: Proverbs 22:19 That thou mayest put thy trust in the Lorde, I haue shewed thee this day the thing that thou knowest. Proverbs 22:20 Haue not I warned thee very oft with counsayle and learning, Proverbs 22:21 That I might make thee knowe the trueth, that thou with the veritie mightest aunswere them that sende vnto thee? Proverbs 22:22 Rob not the poore, because he is poore: and oppresse not the simple in iudgement: Proverbs 22:23 For the Lorde him selfe wyll defende their cause, and do violence vnto them that haue vsed violence. Proverbs 22:24 Make no frendship with an angrye wylfull man, and walke not with the furious: Proverbs 22:25 Lest thou learne his wayes, and receaue hurt to thy soule. Proverbs 22:26 Be not thou one of them that binde their hande vpon promise, and are suretie for waightie causes: Proverbs 22:27 For if thou hast nothing to pay, they shall take away thy bed from vnder thee. Proverbs 22:28 Thou shalt not remoue the auncient lande marke, whiche thy fore elders haue set. Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou not that they which be diligent in their businesse stande before kinges, & not among the simple people?

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