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Proverbs 16

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

Proverbs 16:1 A Man maye well purpose a thynge in hys herte, but the answere of the tonge commeth of the Lorde. Proverbs 16:2 A man thynketh all hys wayes to be cleane, but it is the Lorde that iudgeth the myndes. Proverbs 16:3 Commytte thy worckes vnto the Lorde and loke what thou deuysest, it shall prospere. Proverbs 16:4 The Lorde doth all thynges for hys awne sake, yee and when he kepeth the vngodly for the daye of wrath. Proverbs 16:5 The Lorde abhorreth all such as be of a proude herte, his hande is against ther hande and they shall not escape as innocentes. Proverbs 16:6 With louinge mercy & faythfulnesse, synnes be forgeuen, & who so feareth þe Lord eschueth euell. Proverbs 16:7 When a mans wayes please the Lorde, he maketh his very enemyes to be his frendes. Proverbs 16:8 Better is it to haue a lytle thynge with ryghteousnes, then greate rentes, wrongeously gotten. Proverbs 16:9 A man deuiseth awaye in his herte, but it is þe Lorde that ordreth hys goynges. Proverbs 16:10 When the prophecy is in the lyppes of the kynge, his mouth shall not go wronge in iudgment. Proverbs 16:11 A trewe measure & a trewe balaunce are the Lordes iudgment, he maketh all weyghtes. Proverbs 16:12 It is a greate abhominacyon when kynges are wycked, for a kynges seate shulde be holden vp with ryghteousnesse. Proverbs 16:13 Ryghteous lyppes are pleasaunt vnto kynges: and he that speaketh the trueth shalbe beloued. Proverbs 16:14 The kynges displeasure is a messaunger of death, but a wyse man will pacifye him. Proverbs 16:15 The cherefull countenaunce of the kynge is lyfe, and his louynge fauoure is as the euenynge dewe. Proverbs 16:16 To haue wysdome in possessyon is better then to haue golde: and to get vnderstandynge, is rather to be chosen them to haue syluer. Proverbs 16:17 The path of þe ryghteous is to eschue euell: & who so loketh well to his wayes, kepeth his awne soule. Proverbs 16:18 Presumtpteousnes goeth before destruccyon, and after a proude stomake there foloweth a fall. Proverbs 16:19 Better is it to be of humble mynde with the lowly, then to deuyde the spoyles with the proude. Proverbs 16:20 He that handleth a matter wysely, opteyneth good: & blessed is he, that putteth hys trust in the Lorde. Proverbs 16:21 Who so hath a wyse vnderstandynge, shalbe called to councell: and he þt can speake fayre, shall haue the more lernynge. Proverbs 16:22 Understandinge is a well of lyfe vnto him that hath it: as for the chastenynge of fooles, it is but foolyshnesse. Proverbs 16:23 A wyse hart ordreth hys mouth wysely, and amendeth the doctryne in his lyppes. Proverbs 16:24 Fayre wordes are an hony combe, a refreshynge of the mynde, & health of þe bones. Proverbs 16:25 There is awaye that men thyncke to be ryght, but the ende therof leadeth vnto death. Proverbs 16:26 A troublous soule disquyeteth her selfe, for her awne mouth hath brought her therto. Proverbs 16:27 An vngodly personne stereth vp euell, and in his lippes he is as an whote burnynge fyre. Proverbs 16:28 A frowarde body causeth stryfe, and he that is a blabbe of hys tonge, maketh deuisyon amonge prynces. Proverbs 16:29 A wycked man begyleth hys neyghbour, and leadeth him in to the waye that is not good. Proverbs 16:30 The vngodly þt loketh gastely wt hys eyes ymagineth myschefe, & when he moueth his lyppes, he wyll do some harme. Proverbs 16:31 Age is a crowne of worshype, yf it be founde in the waye of ryghteousnes. Proverbs 16:32 A pacient man is better then one stronge: and he that can rule him selfe, is more worth then he that wynneth a cytye. Proverbs 16:33 The lottes are cast in to the lappe, but the ordrynge ther of standeth all in þe Lorde.

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