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Proverbs 24

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

Proverbs 24:1 Be not thou gelous ouer wicked me, & desyre not thou to be amonge them. Proverbs 24:2 For their herte ymagineth to do hurte, & their lippes talke of myschefe. Proverbs 24:3 Thorow wysdome an house shalbe buylded, & wt vnderstondinge it shalbe set vp. Proverbs 24:4 Thorow discrecion shal ye chabers be fylled wt all costly & pleasaunt riches. Proverbs 24:5 A wyse ma is stroge, yee a ma of vnderstodinge is better, the he yt is mightie of stregth. Proverbs 24:6 For with discrecion must warres be take in honde, and where as are many yt can geue councell, there is ye victory. Proverbs 24:7 Wysdome is an hie thinge, yee eue to ye foole, for he darre not ope his mouth in ye gate. Proverbs 24:8 He yt ymagineth myschefe, maye wel be called an vngracious personne. Proverbs 24:9 The thoughte of ye foolish is synne, & ye scornefull is an abhominacion vnto me. Proverbs 24:10 Yf thou be ouersene & necliget in tyme of nede, the is thy stregth but small. Proverbs 24:11 Delyuer the yt go vnto death, & are led awaie to be slaine, & be not necliget therin. Proverbs 24:12 Yf thou wilt saye: I knewe not of it. Thynkest thou yt he which made ye hertes, doth not cosidre it? & yt he which regardeth yi soule, seith it not? Shal not he recopence euery man acordinge to his workes? Proverbs 24:13 My sonne, thou eatest hony & ye swete hony cobe, because it is good & swete in thy mouth. Proverbs 24:14 Euen so shall ye knowlege of wysdome be vnto yi soule, as soone as thou hast gotte it. And there is good hope, yee yi hope shal not be in vayne. Proverbs 24:15 Laye no preuy waite wickedly vpon ye house of ye rightuous, & disquiete not his restinge place. Proverbs 24:16 For a iust ma falleth seuen tymes, & ryseth vp agayne, but ye vngodly fall in to wickednes. Proverbs 24:17 Reioyce not thou at ye fall of thine enemie, and let not thine herte be glad whan he stombleth. Proverbs 24:18 Lest ye LORDE (when he seyth it) be angrie, & turne his wrath from him vnto the. Proverbs 24:19 Let not yi wrath & gelousy moue ye, to foolow ye wicked and vngodly. Proverbs 24:20 And why? ye wicked hath nothinge to hope for, & ye cadle of the vngodly shall be put out. Proverbs 24:21 My sonne, feare thou ye LORDE & ye kinge, & kepe no copany wt ye slaunderous: Proverbs 24:22 for their destruccion shal come sodenly, & who knoweth ye fall of the both? Proverbs 24:23 These are also ye saieges of ye wyse. It is not good, to haue respecte of any personne in iudgmet. Proverbs 24:24 He yt saieth to ye vngodly: thou art rightuous, him shall the people curse, yee ye comotie shal abhorre him. Proverbs 24:25 But they yt rebuke ye vngodly shalbe comended, & a riche blessinge shal come vpo the. Proverbs 24:26 He maketh him self to be well loued, that geueth a good answere. Proverbs 24:27 First make vp yi worke yt is wt out, & loke well vnto yt which thou hast in ye felde, & the buylde thine house. Proverbs 24:28 Be no false wytnesse agaynst yi neghbor, & hurte him not wt yi lyppes. Proverbs 24:29 Saye not: I wil hadle him, eue as he hath dealte wt me, & wil rewarde euery ma acordinge to his dedes. Proverbs 24:30 I wente by ye felde of ye slouthfull, & by ye vynyarde of the foolish ma. Proverbs 24:31 And lo, it was all couered wt nettels, & stode full of thistles, & ye stone wall was broke downe. Proverbs 24:32 This I sawe, & cosidered it wel: I loked vpo it, & toke it for a warnynge. Proverbs 24:33 Yee slepe on still a litle, slobre a litle, folde thine hodes together yet a litle: Proverbs 24:34 so shall pouerte come vnto the as one yt trauayleth by ye waye, & necessite like a wapened man.

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