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Proverbs 16

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

Proverbs 16:1 A man maye well purpose a thinge in his harte, but ye answere of ye tonge cometh of ye LORDE. Proverbs 16:2 A ma thinketh all his waies to be clene, but it is ye LORDE yt fashioneth ye myndes. Proverbs 16:3 Commytte thy workes vnto ye LORDE, and loke what thou deuysest, it shal prospere. Proverbs 16:4 The LORDE doth all thinges for his owne sake, yee & when he kepeth ye vngodly for ye daye of wrath. Proverbs 16:5 The LORDE abhorreth all presumptuous & proude hertes, there maye nether strength ner power escape. Proverbs 16:6 With louynge mercy & faithfulnesse synnes be forgeuen, and who so feareth ye LORDE eschueth euell. Proverbs 16:7 When a mans wayes please ye LORDE, he maketh his very enemies to be his frendes. Proverbs 16:8 Better is it to haue a litle thinge wt rightuousnes, the greate rentes wrongeously gotten. Proverbs 16:9 A ma deuyseth a waye in his herte, but it is ye LORDE yt ordreth his goinges. Proverbs 16:10 When ye prophecy is in ye lippes of ye kynge, his mouth shal not go wroge in iudgment. Proverbs 16:11 A true measure & a true balauce are ye LORDES, he maketh all weightes. Proverbs 16:12 It is a greate abhominacio when kynges are wycked, for a kynges seate shulde be holden vp wt righteousnesse. Proverbs 16:13 Righteous lippes are pleasaut vnto kynges, and they loue him yt speaketh ye trueth. Proverbs 16:14 The kynges displeasure is a messaunger of death, but a wyse man wyl pacifie him. Proverbs 16:15 The cherefull countenauce of ye kynge is life, and his louynge fauor is as the euenynge dewe. Proverbs 16:16 To haue wysdome in possession is better then golde, and to get vnderstondynge, is more worth then syluer. Proverbs 16:17 The path of ye righteous eschueth euell, & who so loketh well to his wayes, kepeth his owne soule. Proverbs 16:18 Presumptuousnes goeth before destruccion, and after a proude stomake there foloweth a fall. Proverbs 16:19 Better it is to be of humble mynde wt the lowly, then to deuyde ye spoyles wt ye proude. Proverbs 16:20 He yt handleth a matter wysely, opteyneth good: & blessed is he, yt putteth his trust in ye LORDE. Proverbs 16:21 Who so hath a wyse vnderstondinge, is called to councell: but he yt can speake fayre, getteth more riches. Proverbs 16:22 Vnderstondinge is a well of life vnto him yt hath it, as for ye chastenynge of fooles, it is but foolishnesse. Proverbs 16:23 The herte of the wyse enfourmeth his mouth, and amendeth ye doctryne in his lyppes. Proverbs 16:24 Fayre wordes are an hony combe, a refreshinge of ye mynde, & health of ye bones. Proverbs 16:25 There is a waye yt men thinke to be right, but the ende therof leadeth vnto death. Proverbs 16:26 A troublous soule disquyeteth hir selfe, for hir owne mouth hath brought her therto. Proverbs 16:27 An vngodly personne stereth vp euell, and in his lippes he is as an whote burnynge fyre. Proverbs 16:28 A frowarde body causeth strife, and he yt is a blabbe of his tonge, maketh deuysion amonge prynces. Proverbs 16:29 A wicked ma begyleth his neghbor, & ledeth him ye waye yt is not good. Proverbs 16:30 He that wyncketh wt his eyes, ymagineth myschefe: and he yt byteth his lippes, wyl do some harme. Proverbs 16:31 Age is a crowne of worshipe, yf it be founde in the waye of righteousnes. Proverbs 16:32 A pacient man is better then one that is stroge: and he that can rule him selfe, is more worth then he yt wynneth a cite. Proverbs 16:33 The lottes are cast in to the lappe, but their fall stodeth in the LORDE.

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