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Proverbs 11

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

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is an abhomynation vnto the Lord, but a true weight pleaseth him. Proverbs 11:2 Wher pryde is, ther is shame also and confusion: but where as is lowlynes, there is wysdome. Proverbs 11:3 The innocente dealyng of the iust shal leade them, but the vnfaithfulnesse of the despisers shalbe their owne destruccion Proverbs 11:4 Riches helpe not in the day of vengeaunce, but rightuousnes deliuereth from death. Proverbs 11:5 The rightuousnes of the innocent ordereth his way, but the vngodly shall fall in his owne wyckednesse. Proverbs 11:6 The rightuousnes of the iuste shall delyuer them, but the despisers shalbe taken in their owne vngodlynesse. Proverbs 11:7 When an vngodlie man dieth, his hope is gone, the confydence of ryches shal perish Proverbs 11:8 The rightuous shalbe delyuered out of trouble, and the vngodly shal come in his steade. Proverbs 11:9 Thorow the mouth of the dyssembler is hys neyghboure destroyed, but thorowe knowledge shall the iust be deliuered. Proverbs 11:10 When it goeth well with the righteous, the cytye is mery: and when the vngodly perish, there is gladnesse. Proverbs 11:11 When the iust are in wealth, the citie prospereth: but when the vngodly haue the rule, it decayeth. Proverbs 11:12 A foole bringeth vp a sclaunder of his neyghbour, but a wyse man wil kepe it secrete. Proverbs 11:13 A dissembling person will discouer preuy thinges, but he that is of a faythful hert, wil kepe counsayl. Proverbs 11:14 Where no good counsail is there the people decaye: but where as many are that can geue counsayll, there is wealth. Proverbs 11:15 He that is suerty for a straunger, hurteth him self: but he that medleth not with suertiship, is sure. Proverbs 11:16 A gracious woman manteyneth honesty, as for the mighty, they manteyne ryches. Proverbs 11:17 He that hath a gentle liberall stomack is merciful: but who so hurteth hys neyghbour, is a tyraunt. Proverbs 11:18 The labour of the vngodly prospereth not, but he þt soweth righteousnes, shal receyue a sure rewarde. Proverbs 11:19 Like as righteousnes bringeth lyfe: euen so to cleue vnto euel, bringeth death. Proverbs 11:20 The Lord abhorreth a fayned hert, but he hath pleasur in them that are vndefiled. Proverbs 11:21 It shal not helpe the wicked, though they laye all their handes together, but the sede of þe righteous shalbe preserued. Proverbs 11:22 A fayre woman without discrete maners, is like a ringe of golde in a swynes snoute. Proverbs 11:23 The iust labour for peace and tranquyllite, but the vngodly for disquietnesse. Proverbs 11:24 Some man geueth out hys goodes, & is the rycher, but the nygard (hauyng ynough) will departe from nothynge, and yet is euer in pouerty. Proverbs 11:25 He that is liberal in geuyng, shal haue plentye: and he that watereth, shalbe watered also him self. Proverbs 11:26 Who so hoordeth vp hys corne, shalbe cursed amonge the people: but blessing shall light vppon hys head that selleth it. Proverbs 11:27 He þt laboureth for honesty findeth hys desire: but who so seketh after mischiefe, shall happen vnto hym. Proverbs 11:28 He that trusteth in hys ryches shall haue a fall, but the righteous shall florish as the grene leaf. Proverbs 11:29 Who so maketh disquyetnes is his owne house, he shall haue wynde for hys heritage, and the foole shalbe seruant to the wyse. Proverbs 11:30 The frute of the righteous is as the tree of lyfe, a wyse man also wynneth mens soules. Proverbs 11:31 If the righteous be recompensed vppon earth, how much more then the vngodly and the sinner?

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