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Proverbs 15

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

Proverbs 15:1 A softe aswere putteth downe displeasure, but frowarde wordes prouoke vnto anger. Proverbs 15:2 A wyse tonge commendeth knowlege, a foolish mouth blabbeth out nothinge but foolishnesse. Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORDE loke in euery place, both vpon ye good and badd. Proverbs 15:4 A wholsome tonge is a tre of life, but he that abuseth it, hath a broken mynde. Proverbs 15:5 A foole despyseth his fathers correccion, but he yt taketh hede whan he is reproued, shal haue ye more vnderstodinge. Proverbs 15:6 In the house of the rightuous are greate riches, but in the increase of the vngodly there is mysordre. Proverbs 15:7 A wyse mouth poureth out knowlege, but ye herte of the foolish doth not so. Proverbs 15:8 The LORDE abhorreth ye sacrifice of the vngodly, but the prayer of the rightuous is acceptable vnto him. Proverbs 15:9 The waye of the vngodly is an abhominacio vnto ye LORDE, but who so foloweth righteousnes, him he loueth. Proverbs 15:10 He that forsaketh ye right strete, shalbe sore punyshed: & who so hateth correccion, falleth in to death. Proverbs 15:11 The hell wt hir payne is knowne vnto the LORDE, how moch more then the hertes of men? Proverbs 15:12 A scornefull body loueth not one yt rebuketh him, nether wil he come amonge ye wyse. Proverbs 15:13 A mery herte maketh a chearfull countenaunce, but an vnquyet mynde maketh it heuy. Proverbs 15:14 A wyse herte wil seke after knowlege, but ye mouth of fooles medleth with foolishnesse. Proverbs 15:15 All the dayes of the poore are miserable, but a quyete herte is as a cotynuall feast. Proverbs 15:16 Better is a litle with the feare of the LORDE then greate treasure, for they are not without sorowe. Proverbs 15:17 Better is a meace of potage with loue, then a fat oxe wt euell will. Proverbs 15:18 An angrie man stereth vp strife, but he yt is pacient stilleth discorde. Proverbs 15:19 The waye of ye slouthfull is full of thornes, but ye strete of the rightuous is well clensed. Proverbs 15:20 A wyse sonne maketh a glad father, but an vndiscrete body shameth his mother. Proverbs 15:21 A foole reioyseth in foolish thinges, but a wyse man loketh well to his owne goinges. Proverbs 15:22 Vnaduysed thoughtes shal come to naught, but where as are men yt can geue councell, there is stedfastnesse. Proverbs 15:23 O how ioyfull a thinge is it, a man to geue a conuenient answere? O how pleasaunt is a worde spoken in due season? Proverbs 15:24 The waye of life ledeth vnto heaue, yt a man shulde bewarre of hell beneth. Proverbs 15:25 The LORDE wyl breake downe ye house of ye proude, but he shal make fast ye borders of ye wyddowe. Proverbs 15:26 The LORDE abhoreth ye ymaginacions of ye wicked, but pure wordes are pleasaunt vnto him. Proverbs 15:27 The couetous man wrutteth vp his owne house, but who so hateth rewardes, shal lyue. Proverbs 15:28 A rightuous ma museth in his mynde how to do good, but ye mynde of the vngodly ymagineth, how he maye do harme. Proverbs 15:29 The LORDE is farre from the vngodly, but he heareth ye prayer of the rightuous. Proverbs 15:30 Like as ye clearnesse of ye eyes reioyseth ye herte, so doth a good name fede ye bones. Proverbs 15:31 The eare yt harkeneth vnto wholsome warnynge, and enclyneth therto, shall dwell amonge ye wyse. Proverbs 15:32 He that refuseth to be refourmed, despyseth his owne soule: but he that submytteth himself to correccion, is wyse. Proverbs 15:33 The feare of ye LORDE is ye right scyece of wysdome, and lowlynes goeth before honor.

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