Matthew Bible

Proverbs 21

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

Proverbs 21:1 The kinges hert is in the hand of the Lord, lyke as are the ryuers of water: he maye turne it whether so euer he wyll. Proverbs 21:2 Euery man thynketh hys owne waye to be ryght, but the Lord iudgeth the herts. Proverbs 21:3 To do ryghtuousnes & iudgment is more acceptable to the Lorde then sacrifyce. Proverbs 21:4 A presumptuous loke, a proude stomacke, and the lanterne of the vngodly is synne. Proverbs 21:5 The deuyces of one þt is diligente, brynge plentuousnes: but he that is vnaduised, commeth vnto pouerte. Proverbs 21:6 Who so hoordeth vp ryches wyth the disceatfulnes of his tonge, he is a foole, and lyke vnto them þt seke their own death. Proverbs 21:7 þe robberies of the vngodlye shalbe their owne destruccyon, for they wolde not do the thinge that was right. Proverbs 21:8 The waies of the froward are straunge, but the worckes of him that is cleane, are ryght Proverbs 21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner vnder the house toppe, then wyth a braulynge woman in a wyde house. Proverbs 21:10 The soule of the vngodlye wysheth euell, and hath no pytye vpon hys neyghboure. Proverbs 21:11 When the scornefull is punyshed, the ignoraunt take the better hede: and when a wyse man is warned, he wyll receaue the more vnderstandynge. Proverbs 21:12 The ryghtuous enfourmeth the house of the vngodlye, but the vngodlye goo on styll after their owne wyckednesse. Proverbs 21:13 Who so stoppeth hys eare at the cryenge of the pore he shal cry him selfe and not be herd Proverbs 21:14 A preuy rewarde pacyfyeth displeasure & a gift in the bosome stilleth furiousnes. Proverbs 21:15 The iust delyteth in doinge the thing that is ryghte, but the worckers of wyckednesse abhorre the same. Proverbs 21:16 The man that wandereth out of the way of wysdome, shall remayne in the congregacion of the dead. Proverbs 21:17 He that hath pleasure in banckettes, shalbe a poore man: Who so deliteth in wyne and delicates, shall not be ryche. Proverbs 21:18 The vngodlye shalbe geuen for the ryghtuous, and the wicked for þe iust. Proverbs 21:19 It is better to dwell in a wyldernesse, then wyth a chidynge and an angrye woman. Proverbs 21:20 In a wyse mans house there is a greate treasure and a plenteousnesse, but a foolish body spendeth vp all. Proverbs 21:21 Who so foloweth ryghtuousnes and mercy, fyndeth both life, ryghtuousnes and honoure. Proverbs 21:22 A wyse man wynneth the citye of the mighty, and as for strength that they trust in, he bryngeth it downe. Proverbs 21:23 Who so kepeth his mouth and his tong, the same kepeth hys soule from troubles. Proverbs 21:24 He that is proud & presumptuous, is called a scorneful man, whyche in wrath darre worke malycyouslye. Proverbs 21:25 The voluptuousnesse of the slouthfull is hys owne death, for hys handes wyll not laboure. Proverbs 21:26 He coueteth and desyreth all the day longe, but the ryghtuous is alwaye geuynge, and kepeth nothynge backe. Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifyce of the vngodly is abhominacion, for they offer the thyng that is gotten with wickednes. Proverbs 21:28 A false witnesse shall perish, but he that wilbe content to heare, shall alway haue power to speake him selfe. Proverbs 21:29 An vngodly man goeth forth rashlye, but the iuste refourmeth his owne waie. Proverbs 21:30 There is no wysdome ther is no vnderstandyng, there is no councell agaynste the Lorde. Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared against the day of battail, but the Lord geueth the victory.

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