Bishops' Bible

Proverbs 29

Observations of publick government,

Proverbs 29:1 He that is stifnecked and wyll not be refourmed, shall sodaynly be destroyed without any helpe. Proverbs 29:2 When the ryghteous are in aucthoritie the people do reioyce: but when the wicked beare rule, the people mourne. Proverbs 29:3 Who so loueth wisdome, maketh his father a glad man: but he that kepeth companie with harlottes, spendeth away that he hath. Proverbs 29:4 With [true] iudgement the kyng stablissheth the lande: but yf he be a man that oppresse the people with gatherynges, he turneth it vpside downe. Proverbs 29:5 Who so flattereth his neighbour, layeth a net for his feete. Proverbs 29:6 The sinne of the wicked is his owne snare: but the ryghteous doth syng and reioyce. Proverbs 29:7 The righteous considereth the cause of the poore: but the vngodly regardeth no vnderstandyng. Proverbs 29:8 Scornefull men bryng a citie into a snare: but wise men turne away wrath. Proverbs 29:9 If a wise man contendeth with a foole: whether he be angry or laugh, there is no rest. Proverbs 29:10 The bloodthirstie hate the righteous: but the iust seeke his soule. Proverbs 29:11 A foole vttereth all his mynde at once: but a wyse man kepeth it in tyll afterwarde. Proverbs 29:12 If a prince delight in lyes, all his seruauntes are vngodly. Proverbs 29:13 The poore and the lender meete together, and the Lorde lyghteneth both their eyes. Proverbs 29:14 The seate of the kyng that faithfully iudgeth the poore, shall continue sure for euermore.

and of private.

Proverbs 29:15 The rodde and correction geueth wisdome: but a childe left to his owne will, bryngeth his mother to shame. Proverbs 29:16 When the vngodly are multiplied, wickednesse encreaseth: but the ryghteous shall see their fall. Proverbs 29:17 Nurture thy sonne with correction, and thou shalt be at rest: yea, he shall do thee good at thine heart. Proverbs 29:18 When the worde of God is not preached, the people perishe: but well is hym that kepeth the lawe. Proverbs 29:19 A [stubbourne] seruaunt wyll not be the better for wordes: for though he vnderstande, yet will he not regarde them. Proverbs 29:20 Seest thou a man that is hastie to speake vnaduisedly? there is more hope in a foole then in hym. Proverbs 29:21 He that delicately bryngeth vp his seruaunt from a chylde, shall make hym his maister at length.

Of anger, pride, thievery, cowardice, and corruption.

Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stirreth vp strife, and he that beareth euyll will in his mynde doth much euyll. Proverbs 29:23 After pryde commeth a fall: but a lowly spirite bryngeth great worshyp. Proverbs 29:24 Who so is partner with a thiefe, hateth his owne soule: he heareth blasphemie and telleth it not foorth. Proverbs 29:25 He that feareth men shall haue a fall: but who so putteth his trust in the Lorde, is without daunger. Proverbs 29:26 Many there be that seke the princes fauour: but euery mans iudgement commeth from the Lorde. Proverbs 29:27 The righteous abhorreth the vngodlye: and the wicked hateth hym that is in the ryght way.

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