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Proverbs 14

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

Proverbs 14:1 A wyse woma vpholdeth hir house, but a foolish wife plucketh it downe. Proverbs 14:2 Who so feareth the LORDE, walketh in the right path: & regardeth not him that abhorreth the wayes of the LORDE. Proverbs 14:3 In the mouth of the foolish is the boostinge of lordshipe, but ye lippes of ye wyse wilbe warre of soch. Proverbs 14:4 Where no oxen are, there the crybb is emptie: but where the oxen laboure, there is moch frute. Proverbs 14:5 A faithfull wytnesse wyl not dyssemble, but a false recorde wil make a lye. Proverbs 14:6 A scornefull body seketh wysdome, & fyndeth it not: but knowlege is easy to come by, vnto him that wil vnderstonde. Proverbs 14:7 Se yt thou medle not with a foole, & do as though thou haddest no knowlege. Proverbs 14:8 The wysdome of him that hath vnderstondinge is, to take hede vnto his waye, but the foolishnesse of the vnwyse disceaueth. Proverbs 14:9 Fooles make but a sporte of synne, but there is fauourable loue amoge the rightuous. Proverbs 14:10 The herte of him that hath vnderstondinge wil nether dispare for eny sorow, ner be to presumptuous for eny sodane ioye. Proverbs 14:11 The houses of the vngodly shalbe ouerthrowne, but the tabernacles of ye righteus shal florishe. Proverbs 14:12 There is a waye, which some men thinke to be right, but the ende therof ledeth vnto death. Proverbs 14:13 The herte is soroufull euen in laughter, and the ende of myrth is heuynesse. Proverbs 14:14 An vnfaithfull personne shal be fylled with his owne wayes, but a good ma wyl bewarre of soch. Proverbs 14:15 An ignoraut body beleueth all thinges, but who so hath vnderstondinge, loketh well to his goinges. Proverbs 14:16 A wyse man, feareth, and departeth from euell, but a foole goeth on presumptuously. Proverbs 14:17 An vnpacient man handeleth foolishly, but he that is well aduysed, doth other wayes. Proverbs 14:18 The ignoraut haue foolishnes in possessio, but the wyse are crowned with knowlege. Proverbs 14:19 The euell shal bowe them selues before ye good, and the vngodly shal wayte at the dores of the rightuous. Proverbs 14:20 The poore is hated euen of his owne neghbours, but the riche hath many frendes. Proverbs 14:21 Who so despyseth his neghbor, doth amysse: but blessed is he that hath pyte of the poore. Proverbs 14:22 They that ymagin wickednes, shalbe disapoynted: but they that muse vpo good thinges, vnto soch shal happen mercy and faithfulnesse. Proverbs 14:23 Diliget labor bryngeth riches, but where many vayne wordes are, truly there is scarcenesse. Proverbs 14:24 Riches are an ornament vnto the wyse, but the ignoraunce of fooles is very foolishnesse. Proverbs 14:25 A faithfull wytnesse delyuereth soules, but a lyar dysceaueth them. Proverbs 14:26 The feare of the LORDE is a stroge holde, for vnto his he wyl be a sure defence. Proverbs 14:27 The feare of the LORDE is a well of life, to auoyde the snares of death. Proverbs 14:28 The increase and prosperite of the comons is the kynges honoure, but the decaye of the people is the confucio of the prynce. Proverbs 14:29 Pacience is a token of wisdome, but wrath and haistie displeasure is a token of foolishnesse. Proverbs 14:30 A mery herte is the life of the body, but rancoure consumeth awaye the bones. Proverbs 14:31 He that doth a poore man wroge, blasphemeth his maker: but who so hath pitie of the poore, doth honoure vnto God. Proverbs 14:32 The vngodly is afrayed of euery parell, but the rightuous hath a good hope eue in death. Proverbs 14:33 Wysdome resteth in the herte of him that hath vnderstondinge, and he wyll teach them that are vnlerned. Proverbs 14:34 Rightuousnes setteth vp the people, but wyckednesse bryngeth folke to destruccion. Proverbs 14:35 A discrete seruaunt is a pleasure vnto ye kynge, but one yt is not honest, prouoketh him vnto wrath.

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