Matthew Bible

Proverbs 16

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

Proverbs 16:1 A man may wel purpose a thinge in his herte, but the answere of the tong commeth of the Lord, Proverbs 16:2 A man thynketh al his waies to be cleane, but it is þe Lord that fashyoneth the mindes Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy workes the Lord, and loke what thou deuisest, it shal prospere. Proverbs 16:4 The Lorde doth al thynges for hys owne sake, yea when he kepeth the vngodly for the day of wrath. Proverbs 16:5 The Lorde abhorreth all presumptuous & proude hertes, ther may neyther strength ner powere scape. Proverbs 16:6 With louyng mercye and fayethfulnesse synnes be forgeuen, and who so feareth the Lorde, he eschueth euell. Proverbs 16:7 When a mans ways please the Lord, he maketh his very enemies to be hys frendes. Proverbs 16:8 Better is it to haue a lyttle thinge with rightuousnes, then greate rentes wrngeously gotten. Proverbs 16:9 A man deuyseth awaye in his herte, but it is the Lorde that ordreth hys goynges. Proverbs 16:10 When the prophecye is in the lyppes of the kynge, hys mouth shal not go wronge in iudgment. Proverbs 16:11 A true measure and a true balaunce are the Lordes, he maketh all weightes. Proverbs 16:12 It is a great abhominatyon when kynges are wycked, for a kinges seat should be holden vp wyth ryghtuousnesse Proverbs 16:13 Ryghtuous lyppes are pleasaunte vnto kynges, and they loue hym that speaketh the trueth. Proverbs 16:14 The kynges dyspleasure is a messaunger of deathe, but a wyse man wyll pacyfye hym. Proverbs 16:15 The chearefull conntenaunce of the kynge is lyfe, and hys louynge fauoure is as the euenynge dewe. Proverbs 16:16 To haue wysdome in possesstion is better then gold, & to get vnderstanding is more worth then siluer. Proverbs 16:17 The path of þe rightuous eschueth euel, & who so loketh wel to his waies, kepeth hys owne soule. Proverbs 16:18 Presumptuousnes goth before destruction, & after aproud stomake ther foloweth a fall. Proverbs 16:19 Better is it to be of humble mynde with the lowly, then to deuyde the spoyles wyth the proud. Proverbs 16:20 He that handleth a matter wisely, opteineth good: and blessed is he, that putteth his trust in the Lord Proverbs 16:21 Who so hath a wyse vnderstanding, is called to councel but he that canne speake faire getteth more riches. Proverbs 16:22 Vnderstanding is a wel of lyfe vnto him that hath it, as for the chastenyng of foles, it is but folishnesse. Proverbs 16:23 The hert of the wyse enfourm his moueth, and amendeth the doctryne in his lyps. Proverbs 16:24 Fayre wordes are an hony combe, a refreshynge of the mynde, and helth of the bones. Proverbs 16:25 Ther is away þt men thinke to be right but the ende thereof leadeth vnto death. Proverbs 16:26 A troublous soule dysquyeteth her selfe, for her owne mouth hath brought her therto. Proverbs 16:27 An vngodly personne styreth vp euell, and in hys lipps he is as an whote burnyng fyre. Proverbs 16:28 A frowarde bodye causeth stryfe, and he that is a blabbe of his tonge, maketh deuisyon amonge princes. Proverbs 16:29 A wycked man begyleth hys neyghbour, and leadeth hym the waye that is not good. Proverbs 16:30 He that wyncketh wyth his eyes, ymagineth mischife: and he that byteth his lyppes wyll do some harme. Proverbs 16:31 Age is a crowne of worshippe, if it be founde in the waye of ryghtuousnes. Proverbs 16:32 A pacyente man is better then one stronge: and he that can rule him selfe, is more worth then he that winneth a city. Proverbs 16:33 The lotts are caste into the lappe, but there fal standeth in the Lorde.

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