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Proverbs 19

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

Proverbs 19:1 Better is ye poore that walketh in his vprightnes, then he that abuseth his lips, & is a foole. Proverbs 19:2 For without knowledge the minde is not good, and he that hasteth with his feete, sinneth. Proverbs 19:3 The foolishnesse of a man peruerteth his way, and his heart freateth against the Lord. Proverbs 19:4 Riches gather many friends: but the poore is separated from his neighbour. Proverbs 19:5 A false witnes shall not be vnpunished: and he that speaketh lyes, shall not escape. Proverbs 19:6 Many reuerence the face of the prince, and euery man is friend to him that giueth giftes. Proverbs 19:7 All the brethren of the poore doe hate him: howe much more will his friends depart farre from him? though hee be instant with wordes, yet they will not. Proverbs 19:8 He that possesseth vnderstanding, loueth his owne soule, and keepeth wisdome to finde goodnesse. Proverbs 19:9 A false witnes shall not be vnpunished: and he that speaketh lyes, shall perish. Proverbs 19:10 Pleasure is not comely for a foole, much lesse for a seruant to haue rule ouer princes. Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of man deferreth his anger: and his glory is to passe by an offence. Proverbs 19:12 The Kings wrath is like the roaring of a lyon: but his fauour is like the dewe vpon ye grasse. Proverbs 19:13 A foolish sonne is the calamitie of his father, and the contentions of a wife are like a continuall dropping. Proverbs 19:14 House & riches are the inheritance of the fathers: but a prudent wife commeth of the Lord. Proverbs 19:15 Slouthfulnes causeth to fall asleepe, and a deceitfull person shall be affamished. Proverbs 19:16 He that keepeth the commandement, keepeth his owne soule: but hee that despiseth his wayes, shall dye. Proverbs 19:17 He that hath mercy vpon the poore, lendeth vnto the Lorde: and the Lorde will recompense him that which he hath giuen. Proverbs 19:18 Chasten thy sonne while there is hope, and let not thy soule spare for his murmuring. Proverbs 19:19 A man of much anger shall suffer punishment: and though thou deliuer him, yet wil his anger come againe. Proverbs 19:20 Heare counsell and receiue instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter ende. Proverbs 19:21 Many deuises are in a mans heart: but the counsell of the Lord shall stand. Proverbs 19:22 That that is to be desired of a man, is his goodnes, and a poore man is better then a lyer. Proverbs 19:23 The feare of the Lord leadeth to life: and he that is filled therewith, shall continue, and shall not be visited with euill. Proverbs 19:24 The slouthfull hideth his hand in his bosome, and wil not put it to his mouth againe. Proverbs 19:25 Smite a scorner, and the foolish wil beware: and reproue the prudent, and he wil vnderstand knowledge. Proverbs 19:26 He that destroyeth his father, or chaseth away his mother, is a lewde and shamefull childe. Proverbs 19:27 My sonne, heare no more the instruction, that causeth to erre from ye words of knowledge. Proverbs 19:28 A wicked witnes mocketh at iudgement, & the mouth of ye wicked swalloweth vp iniquitie. Proverbs 19:29 But iudgements are prepared for the scorners, and stripes for the backe of the fooles.

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