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Proverbs 21

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

Proverbs 21:1 The kynges hert is in the hande of the LORDE, like as are the ryuers of water: he maye turne it whyther so euer he wyll. Proverbs 21:2 Euery man thinketh his owne waye to be right, but the LORDE iudgeth ye hertes. Proverbs 21:3 To do rightuousnesse and iudgmet is more acceptable to the LORDE the sacrifice. Proverbs 21:4 A presumptuous loke, a proude stomacke, & the lanterne of the vngodly is synne. Proverbs 21:5 The deuyses of one that is diligent, brynge plenteousnes: but he yt is vnaduysed, commeth vnto pouerte. Proverbs 21:6 Who so hoordeth vp riches wt ye disceatfulnes of his tonge, he is a foole, & like vnto them that seke their owne death. Proverbs 21:7 The robberies of the vngodly shalbe their owne destruccion, for they wolde not do the thynge that was right. Proverbs 21:8 The wayes of the frowarde are straunge, but ye workes of him yt is cleane, are right. Proverbs 21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner vnder ye house toppe, then with a braulinge woman in a wyde house. Proverbs 21:10 The soule of the vngodly wysheth euell, and hath no pitie vpon his neghboure. Proverbs 21:11 When the scornefull is punyshed, the ignoraunt take ye better hede: & when a wyse man is warned, he wil receaue the more vnderstondinge. Proverbs 21:12 The rightuous enfourmeth the house of the vngodly, but ye vngodly go on still after their owne wickednesse. Proverbs 21:13 Who so stoppeth his eare at the criege of the poore, he shal crie himself and not be herde. Proverbs 21:14 A preuy rewarde pacifieth displeasure, and a gifte in the bosome stilleth furiousnesse. Proverbs 21:15 The iust delyteth in doynge the thynge that is right, but the workers of wickednesse abhorre the same. Proverbs 21:16 The man that wandreth out of the waye of wysdome, shal remayne in the cogregacion of ye deed. Proverbs 21:17 He yt hath pleasure in banckettes, shal be a poore man: Who so delyteth in wyne and delicates, shal not be riche. Proverbs 21:18 The vngodly shalbe geuen for the rightuous, & the wicked for the iust. Proverbs 21:19 It is better to dwell in a wyldernesse, the with a chydinge and an angrie woman. Proverbs 21:20 In a wyse mans house there is greate treasure and plenteousnesse, but a foolish body spendeth vp all. Proverbs 21:21 Who so foloweth rightuousnesse and mercy, fyndeth both life, rightuousnesse and honor. Proverbs 21:22 A wyse man wynneth the cite of the mightie, and as for the strength yt they trust in, he bryngeth it downe. Proverbs 21:23 Who so kepeth his mouth and his tonge, the same kepeth his soule from troubles. Proverbs 21:24 He yt is proude & presumptuous, is called a scornefull ma, which in wrath darre worke maliciously. Proverbs 21:25 The voluptuousnesse of the slouthfull is his owne death, for his hades wyll not labor. Proverbs 21:26 He coueteth and desyreth all the daye longe, but the rightuous is allwaye geuynge & kepeth nothinge backe. Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifice of the vngodly is abhominacion, for they offre the thinge yt is gotten wt wickednes. Proverbs 21:28 A false wytnesse shal perishe, but he yt wilbe content to heare, shal allwaye haue power to speake himself. Proverbs 21:29 An vngodly man goeth forth rashly, but the iust refourmeth his owne waye. Proverbs 21:30 There is no wysdome, there is no vnderstondinge, there is no councell agaynst the LORDE. Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared agaynst ye daye of battayll, but the LORDE geueth the victory.

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