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Proverbs 22

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

Proverbs 22:1 A good name is more worth then greate riches, and louynge fauor is better then syluer and golde. Proverbs 22:2 Whether riches or pouerte do mete vs, it commeth all of God. Proverbs 22:3 A wyse man seyth the plage and hydeth himself, but the foolish go on still and are punyshed. Proverbs 22:4 The ende of lowlynes & the feare of God, is riches, honor, prosperite and health. Proverbs 22:5 Speares and snares are in ye waye of the frowarde, but he yt wil kepe his soule, let him fle fro soch. Proverbs 22:6 Yf thou teachest a childe in his youth what waye he shulde go, he shall not leaue it when he is olde. Proverbs 22:7 The rich ruleth the poore, and ye borower is seruaunt to ye lender. Proverbs 22:8 He yt soweth wickednesse, shal reape sorowe, & the rodde of his plage shal destroye him. Proverbs 22:9 A louynge eye shalbe blessed, for he geueth of his bred vnto ye poore. Proverbs 22:10 Cast out ye scornefull man, and so shal strife go out wt him, yee variaunce and slaunder shal cease. Proverbs 22:11 Who so delyteth to be of a clene herte and of gracious lyppes, ye kynge shal be his frende. Proverbs 22:12 The eyes of ye LORDE preserue knowlege, but as for ye wordes of ye despyteful, he bryngeth them to naught. Proverbs 22:13 The slouthfull body sayeth: there is a lyo wt out, I might be slayne in ye strete. Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of an harlot is a depe pytt, wherin he falleth that ye LORDE is angrie withall. Proverbs 22:15 Foolishnes sticketh in the herte of ye lad, but ye rod of correccion driueth it awaye. Proverbs 22:16 Who so doth a poore man wronge to increase his owne riches, geueth (comoly) vnto the rich, and at the last commeth to pouerte himself. Proverbs 22:17 My sonne, bowe downe thine eare, and herken vnto the wordes of wysdome, applye yi mynde vnto my doctryne: Proverbs 22:18 for it is a pleasaunt thinge yf thou kepe it in thine herte, and practise it in thy mouth: Proverbs 22:19 that thou mayest allwaye put yi trust in the LORDE. Proverbs 22:20 Haue not I warned ye very oft with councell and lerninge? Proverbs 22:21 yt I might shewe ye the treuth and that thou wt the verite mightest answere them yt laye eny thinge against ye? Proverbs 22:22 Se yt thou robbe not ye poore because he is weake, and oppresse not ye simple in iudgment: Proverbs 22:23 for ye LORDE himself wyl defende their cause, and do violence vnto them yt haue vsed violence. Proverbs 22:24 Make no fredshipe with an angrie wylfull man, and kepe no company wt ye furious: Proverbs 22:25 lest thou lerne his wayes, and receaue hurte vnto thy soule. Proverbs 22:26 Be not thou one of them yt bynde ther hande vpo promyse, and are suertie for dett: Proverbs 22:27 for yf thou hast nothinge to paye, they shal take awaye thy bed from vnder the. Proverbs 22:28 Thou shalt not remoue the lande marcke, which thy fore elders haue sett. Proverbs 22:29 Seist thou not, yt they which be diligent in their busines stonde before kynges, and not amonge the symple people?

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