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Proverbs 29

Observations of publick government,

Proverbs 29:1 He that is stiffnecked & wyll not be refourmed, shal sodenly be destroyed wt out eny helpe. Proverbs 29:2 Where ye rightuous haue the ouer hande, ye people are in prosperite: but where the vngodly beareth rule, there ye people mourne. Proverbs 29:3 Who so loueth wysdome, maketh his father a glad man: but he yt kepeth harlottes, spedeth awaye yt he hath. Proverbs 29:4 With true iudgment ye kynge setteth vp the londe, but yf he be a man yt taketh giftes, he turneth it vpsyde downe. Proverbs 29:5 Who so flatreth his neghbor, layeth a nette for his fete. Proverbs 29:6 The synne of ye wicked is his owne snare, but ye righteous shal be glad and reioyse. Proverbs 29:7 The righteous considreth the cause of the poore, but the vngodly regardeth no vnderstondynge. Proverbs 29:8 Wicked people brynge a cite in decaye, but wyse men set it vp agayne. Proverbs 29:9 Yf a wyse man go to lawe with a foole (whether he deale with him frendly or roughly) he getteth no rest. Proverbs 29:10 The bloudethyrstie hate the rightuous, but the iust seke his soule. Proverbs 29:11 A foole poureth out his sprete alltogether, but a wyse man kepeth it in till afterwarde. Proverbs 29:12 If a prynce delyte in lyes, all his seruauntes are vngodly. Proverbs 29:13 The poore and the lender mete together, the LORDE lighteneth both their eyes. Proverbs 29:14 The seate of the kinge yt faithfully iudgeth the poore, shal continue sure for euermore.

and of private.

Proverbs 29:15 The rodde and correccion mynistre wysdome, but yf a childe be not loked vnto, he bryngeth his mother to shame. Proverbs 29:16 When the vngodly come vp, wickednesse increaseth: but the rightuous shall se their fall. Proverbs 29:17 Nurtoure thy sonne with correccion, and he shal comforte the, yee he shal do the good at thine hert. Proverbs 29:18 Where no prophet is, there the people perishe: but well is him that kepeth the lawe. Proverbs 29:19 A seruaut wil not be the better for wordes, for though he vnderstonde, yet wil he not regarde them. Proverbs 29:20 Yf thou seyst a man that is haistie to speake vnaduysed, thou mayest trust a foole more then him. Proverbs 29:21 He that delicately bryngeth vp his seruaunt from a childe, shal make him his master at length.

Of anger, pride, thievery, cowardice, and corruption.

Proverbs 29:22 An angrie man stereth vp strife, and he that beareth euell wyll in his mynde, doth moch euell. Proverbs 29:23 After pryde commeth a fall, but a lowly sprete bryngeth greate worshipe. Proverbs 29:24 Who so kepeth company wt a thefe, hateth his owne soule: he heareth blasphemies, & telleth it not forth. Proverbs 29:25 He that feareth men, shal haue a fall: but who so putteth his trust in the LORDE, shal come to honor. Proverbs 29:26 Many there be that seke ye prynces fauoure, but euery mans iudgment commeth from the LORDE. Proverbs 29:27 The rightuous abhorre the vngodly: but as for those that be in ye right waye, ye wicked hate them.

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