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Proverbs 15

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

Proverbs 15:1 A Softe answere putteth downe displeasure, but frowarde wordes prouoke vnto anger. Proverbs 15:2 The tonge of suche as be wyse, vseth knowledge a right, as for a folysh mouth it blabbeth out nothyng, but folyshnesse. Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the Lord loke on euery place, beholdyng both the good & badd Proverbs 15:4 A wholsome tonge is a tree of lyfe, but he that abuseth it, hath a broken mynde. Proverbs 15:5 A foole despyseth hys fathers correccyon, but he that taketh hede whan he is reproued shall haue the more vnderstandinge. Proverbs 15:6 The house of the ryghteous is full of ryches, but the increase of þe vngodly are nye destruccion. Proverbs 15:7 A wyse mouth poureth oute knowledge but the herte of the folysh doth not so. Proverbs 15:8 The Lord abhorreth the sacrifyce of the vngodly, but the prayer of the ryghteous is acceptable vnto hym. Proverbs 15:9 The waye of the vngodly is an abhominacyon vnto the Lord: but whoso foloweth ryghteousnesse, hym he loueth. Proverbs 15:10 He that forsaketh the ryght strete, shalbe sore punyshed: and who so hateth correccyon, shall dye. Proverbs 15:11 The hell with her payne is knowen vnto the Lorde, howe moche more then the hertes of men? Proverbs 15:12 A scornefull body loueth not one that rebuketh hym nether will he come vnto the wyse. Proverbs 15:13 A mery herte maketh a chearfull countenaunce, but an heuy herte compelleth a man to syght. Proverbs 15:14 The hert of hym that hath vnderstandyng, doth seke after knowledge, but the mouth of fooles is fedd with foolyshnesse. Proverbs 15:15 All the dayes of þe poore are myserable, but a quyete hert is as a continual feast. Proverbs 15:16 Better is a lytle with the feare of the Lorde, then greate treasure with sorowe. Proverbs 15:17 Better is a measse of potage with loue, then a fat oxe with euell will. Proverbs 15:18 An angrye man stereth vp stryfe, but he that is pacient, stylleth discorde. Proverbs 15:19 The waye of a slouthfull man, is as it were hedged with thornes, but the strete of þe ryghteous is well clensed. Proverbs 15:20 A wyse sonne maketh a glad father, but an vndiscrete body shameth his mother. Proverbs 15:21 A foole reioyseth in foolyshe thinges, but a wyse man loketh well to his awne goynges. Proverbs 15:22 Unaduysed thoughtes shall come to naught, but where as men are þt canne geue councell, there is stedfastnesse. Proverbs 15:23 A ioyfull thynge is it, to a man when his counsell is folowed: and very pleasunt is a worde spoken in due season. Proverbs 15:24 The waye of lyfe leadeth vnto heauen, that a man shulde beware of hell beneth. Proverbs 15:25 The Lorde will breake downe the house of þe proude, but he shall make fast the borders of þe widdowe. Proverbs 15:26 The Lorde abhorreth the ymaginacyons of the wycked, but pure wordes of innocentes are pleasaunt vnto hym. Proverbs 15:27 The couetous man roteth vp hys awne house, but who so hateth rewardes, shall lyue. Proverbs 15:28 The herte of þe ryghtuouse studieth his answere afore. but þe wycked mans mouthe spueth out myschefe. Proverbs 15:29 The Lorde is farre from þe vngodly, but he heareth þe prayer of þe ryghteous. Proverbs 15:30 Lyke as the clearnesse of the eyes reioyseth the herte, so doth a good name fede the bones. Proverbs 15:31 The eare that harkeneth to the refourmacyon of lyfe, shall dwell amonge the wyse. Proverbs 15:32 He that refuseth to be refourmed, despyseth hys awne soule: but he that submytteth hym selfe to correccyon, is wyse. Proverbs 15:33 The feare of the Lorde is the ryght science of wysdome, and lowlynes goeth before honoure.

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