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Proverbs

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Proverbs 1:

Chapter 1:33 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Bishops 1568) .

20-1:1††††† The prouerbes of Solomon the sonne of Dauid, kyng of Israel:

20-1:2††††† To learne wisdome and instruction, & to perceaue the wordes of vnderstandyng,

20-1:3††††† To receaue the instruction of wisdome, iustice, iudgement, and equitie:

20-1:4††††† To geue wyt vnto the simple, and that the young men myght haue knowledge and vnderstandyng.

20-1:5††††† The wise man wyll geue eare, and wyll come by more wisdome, and he that is endued with vnderstanding shal attayne vnto [wise] counsayles.

20-1:6††††† To vnderstande a parable, and the interpretation therof, the wordes of the wise, and their darke speaches.

20-1:7††††† The feare of the Lorde is the begynnyng of knowledge: but fooles dispise wisdome and instruction.

20-1:8††††† My sonne, heare thy fathers doctrine, & forsake not the lawe of thy mother:

20-1:9††††† For they shalbe an encrease of grace vnto thy head, and [as] a chayne about thy necke.

20-1:10†††† My sonne, if sinners entice thee, consent not vnto them.

20-1:11†††† If they say, come with vs, let vs lay wayte for blood, and lurke priuily for the innocent without a cause:

20-1:12†††† Let vs swallowe them vp lyke the graue quicke and whole, as those that go downe into the pit:

20-1:13†††† So shall we finde all maner of costly riches, and fill our houses with spoyles:

20-1:14†††† Cast in thy lot among vs, and let vs all haue one purse.

20-1:15†††† My sonne, walke not thou with them, refrayne thy foote from their wayes.

20-1:16†††† For their feete runne to euyll, and are hasty to shed blood.

20-1:17†††† But [as] in vayne, the nette is layde foorth before the birdes eyes:

20-1:18†††† So these lay wayte for the blood of them, and lye priuily for their liues.

20-1:19†††† Such [are] the wayes of euery one that is greedie of gayne, who taketh away the life of the owner therof.

20-1:20†††† Wisdome cryeth without, and putteth foorth her voyce in the streetes:

20-1:21†††† She calleth before the congregation in the open gates, and sheweth her wordes through the citie, saying:

20-1:22†††† O ye children, howe long wyll ye loue childishnesse? howe long wyll the scorners delite in scornyng, and the vnwise hate knowledge?

20-1:23†††† O turne you at my correction: lo I wyll expresse my mynde vnto you, and make you vnderstande my wordes.

20-1:24†††† Because I haue called, and ye refused, I haue stretched out my hande, and no man regarded:

20-1:25†††† But all my counsels haue ye dispised, and set my correction at naught:

20-1:26†††† Therfore wyll I also laugh at your destruction, and mocke you, when the thyng that ye feare commeth vpon you,

20-1:27†††† Euen when the thyng that ye be afraide of falleth in sodenly like a storme, and your miserie lyke a tempest, yea when trouble and heauinesse commeth vpon you.

20-1:28†††† Then shall they call vpon me, but I wyll not aunswere: they shall seeke me early, but they shall not finde me:

20-1:29†††† And that because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the feare of the Lorde,

20-1:30†††† They woulde none of my counsayle, but dispised all my correction.

20-1:31†††† Therfore shall they eate of the fruite of their owne way, and be fylled with their owne inuentions.

20-1:32†††† For the turnyng away of the vnwise shall slay them, and the prosperitie of fooles shall destroy them.

20-1:33†††† But whoso hearkeneth vnto me, shal dwell safely, and be sure from any feare of euyll.

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Proverbs 2:

Chapter 2:22 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Bishops 1568) .

20-2:1††††† My sonne, if thou wylt receaue my wordes, and lay vp my commaundementes within thee,

20-2:2††††† That thou wylt encline thine eares vnto wisdome: applye thine heart then to vnderstandyng.

20-2:3††††† For if thou cryest after wisdome, and cryest for knowledge:

20-2:4††††† If thou seekest for her as for siluer, and searchest for her as for treasures:

20-2:5††††† Then shalt thou vnderstand the feare of the Lorde, and finde the knowledge of God.

20-2:6††††† For the Lorde geueth wisdome, out of his mouth commeth knowledge and vnderstandyng.

20-2:7††††† He stirreth vp health for the righteous: and defendeth them that walke vprightly,

20-2:8††††† That they may kepe the right path: and he preserueth the way of such as do serue him with godlinesse.

20-2:9††††† Then shalt thou vnderstande righteousnesse, and iudgement, and equitie, yea and euery good path.

20-2:10†††† When wisdome entreth into thine heart, and thy soule deliteth in knowledge:

20-2:11†††† Then shall counsayle preserue thee, and vnderstandyng shall kepe thee,

20-2:12†††† That thou mayest be deliuered from the euyll way, and from the man that speaketh frowarde thynges:

20-2:13†††† From such as leaue the wayes of righteousnesse, to walke in the wayes of darknesse:

20-2:14†††† Which reioyce in doyng naught, and delite in the wickednesse of the euyll:

20-2:15†††† Whose wayes are croked, and they frowarde in their pathes.

20-2:16†††† That thou mayest be deliuered also from the straunge woman, and from her that is not thine owne, which geueth sweete wordes,

20-2:17†††† Forsaketh the husbande of her youth, & forgetteth the couenaunt of her God.

20-2:18†††† For her house is enclined vnto death, and her pathes vnto hell.

20-2:19†††† All they that go in vnto her, come not agayne, neither take they holde of the way of lyfe.

20-2:20†††† Therfore walke thou in the way of such as be vertuous, & kepe the pathes of the righteous.

20-2:21†††† For the iust shal dwell in the lande, and they that be perfect shall remayne in it.

20-2:22†††† But the vngodly shall be cut of from the earth: and the wicked doers shalbe rooted out of it.

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Proverbs 3:

Chapter 3:35 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Bishops 1568) .

20-3:1††††† My sonne, forget not thou my lawe, but see that thine heart kepe my commaundementes:

20-3:2††††† For they shal prolong the dayes and yeres of thy lyfe, and bryng thee peace.

20-3:3††††† Let mercie and faithfulnesse neuer go from thee: binde them about thy necke, and write them in the tables of thyne heart:

20-3:4††††† So shalt thou finde fauour and good vnderstandyng in the sight of God and men.

20-3:5††††† Put thy trust in God with all thine heart: & leane not vnto thine owne wit:

20-3:6††††† In all thy wayes acknowledge him, and he shall order thy goynges.

20-3:7††††† Be not wise in thine owne conceipt: but feare the Lorde, and depart from euyll:

20-3:8††††† So shall thy nauell be whole, and thy bones strong.

20-3:9††††† Honour the Lorde with thy substaunce, and with the firstlynges of all thyne encrease:

20-3:10†††† So shall thy barnes be filled with plenteousnesse, and thy presses shall flowe ouer with sweete wine.

20-3:11†††† My sonne refuse not the chastening of the Lorde, neither faynt when thou art corrected of hym:

20-3:12†††† For whom the Lorde loueth, him he chasteneth, and yet deliteth in him, euen as a father in his owne sonne.

20-3:13†††† Well is hym that findeth wysdome, and getteth vnderstandyng:

20-3:14†††† For the marchaundise of it, is better then the marchaundise of siluer, and the gayne therof [is better] then golde.

20-3:15†††† She is more worth then pretious stones: and all the thinges that thou canst desire, are not to be compared vnto her.

20-3:16†††† In her right hande is long life, and in her left hande riches and honour.

20-3:17†††† Her wayes are pleasaunt wayes, and all her pathes are peaceable.

20-3:18†††† She is a tree of lyfe to them that lay holde vpon her: and blessed is he that kepeth her fast.

20-3:19†††† With wysdome hath the Lorde layde the foundation of the earth, and thorow vnderstanding hath he stablished the heauens.

20-3:20†††† Thorow his knowledge the deapthes are broken vp, and the cloudes droppe downe the deawe.

20-3:21†††† My sonne, let not these thinges depart from thyne eyes, but kepe wysdome and vnderstanding:

20-3:22†††† So they shall be lyfe vnto thy soule, and grace vnto thy mouth.

20-3:23†††† Then shalt thou walke safely in thy way, and thy foote shall not stumble.

20-3:24†††† If thou sleepest, thou shalt not be afraide: but shalt take thy rest, and sleepe sweetely.

20-3:25†††† Thou shalt not be afraide of any sodayne feare, neither for the violent rushing in of the vngodly when it commeth.

20-3:26†††† For the Lorde shall stande by thy side, & kepe thy foote that thou be not taken.

20-3:27†††† Withdraw no good thyng from them that haue nede, so long as thyne hande is able to do it.

20-3:28†††† Say not vnto thy neyghbour, go thy way and come agayne, and to morowe wyll I geue thee: where as thou hast nowe to geue hym.

20-3:29†††† Intende no hurt against thy neyghbour, seing he hopeth to dwell in rest by thee.

20-3:30†††† Striue not with any man without a cause, where as he hath done thee no harme.

20-3:31†††† Folowe not a wicked man, and chose none of his wayes:

20-3:32†††† For the Lord abhorreth the froward: but his counsayle is among the righteous.

20-3:33†††† The curse of the Lord is in the house of the vngodly: but he blesseth the dwellinges of the righteous.

20-3:34†††† As for the scornfull, doth he not laugh them to scorne? but he geueth grace vnto the lowly.

20-3:35†††† The wyse shall haue honour in possession: but shame is the promotion that fooles shall haue.

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Proverbs 4:

Chapter 4:27 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Bishops 1568) .

20-4:1††††† Heare O ye chyldren a fatherly instruction, & take good heede, that ye may learne vnderstanding.

20-4:2††††† For I haue geuen you a good doctrine, forsake not ye my lawe.

20-4:3††††† For when I my selfe was my fathers deare sonne, and tenderly beloued of my mother:

20-4:4††††† He taught me also and sayde vnto me, let thyne heart receaue my wordes, kepe my commaundementes and thou shalt liue.

20-4:5††††† Get thee wysdome, and get thee vnderstanding: forget not the wordes of my mouth, and shrinke not from them.

20-4:6††††† Forsake her not, and she shall preserue thee, loue her, and she shall kepe thee.

20-4:7††††† The chiefe poynt of wysdome, is to possesse wysdome: and before all thy goodes to get thee vnderstanding.

20-4:8††††† Make much of her, and she shall promote thee, yea if thou embrace her, she shall bryng thee vnto honour:

20-4:9††††† She shal beautifie thy head with manyfolde graces, and garnishe thee with a crowne of glory.

20-4:10†††† Heare my sonne, and receaue my wordes, and the yeres of thy life shalbe many.

20-4:11†††† I haue shewed thee the way of wysdome, & led thee into the right pathes.

20-4:12†††† So that if thou goest in them, there shall no straitnesse hinder thee: & when thou runnest, thou shalt not fall.

20-4:13†††† Take fast holde of doctrine, and let her not go: kepe her, for she is thy life.

20-4:14†††† Come not in the pathe of the vngodlye, and walke not in the way of the wicked:

20-4:15†††† Abhorre it and go not therein, depart aside, and passe ouer by it.

20-4:16†††† For they sleepe not except they haue done mischiefe: and sleepe is taken from them, vntyll they haue done harme.

20-4:17†††† For they eate the bread of wickednes, and drinke the wine of robberie.

20-4:18†††† The path of the righteous shineth, as the light that is euer bryghter and bryghter vnto the perfect day.

20-4:19†††† But the way of the vngodly is as the darkenesse, they knowe not where they fall.

20-4:20†††† My sonne marke my wordes, and encline thyne eare vnto my sayinges:

20-4:21†††† Let them not depart from thine eyes, but kepe them euen in the middest of thyne heart:

20-4:22†††† For they are life vnto those that finde them, and health vnto all their bodyes.

20-4:23†††† Kepe thyne heart with all diligence, for out of it issueth lyfe.

20-4:24†††† Put away from thee a frowarde mouth, and let the lippes of slaunder be farre from thee.

20-4:25†††† Let thyne eyes beholde that thyng that is right, and let thyne eye liddes loke straight before thee.

20-4:26†††† Ponder the path of thy feete, and let all thy wayes be ordred aright.

20-4:27†††† Turne not aside, neither to the right hande nor to the left: but wihholde thy foote from euyll.

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Proverbs 5:

Chapter 5:23 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Bishops 1568) .

20-5:1††††† My sonne geue heede vnto my wisdome, and bowe thyne eare vnto my prudence:

20-5:2††††† That thou mayest regarde good counsell, and that thy lippes may kepe knowledge.

20-5:3††††† For the lippes of a straunge woman are a dropping hony combe, and her throte is more glistering then oyle:

20-5:4††††† But at the laste she is as bitter as wormewood, and as sharpe as a two edged sworde.

20-5:5††††† Her feete go downe vnto death, and her steppes pearce thorowe vnto hell.

20-5:6††††† Perchaunce thou wylt ponder the path of her lyfe: so vnstedfast are her wayes that thou canst not know them.

20-5:7††††† Heare me nowe therefore O ye chyldren, and depart not from the wordes of my mouth.

20-5:8††††† Kepe thy way farre from her, & come not nigh the doores of her house.

20-5:9††††† That thou geue not thy honour vnto other, and thy yeres to the cruell:

20-5:10†††† That other men be not filled with thy vertues, and that thy labours come not in a straunge house.

20-5:11†††† Yea, that thou mourne not at the last, when thou hast spent thy bodye and lustie youth, and then say:

20-5:12†††† Alas, why hated I nurture? why did my heart dispise correction?

20-5:13†††† Wherefore was not I obedient vnto the voyce of my teachers, and hearkened not vnto them that enfourmed me?

20-5:14†††† I was come almost into all misfortune, in the middest of the multitude and congregation.

20-5:15†††† Drinke of the water of thyne owne well, and of the riuers that runne out of thyne owne spring.

20-5:16†††† Let thy welles flowe out abrode, that there may be riuers of waters in the streates:

20-5:17†††† But let them be onlye thyne owne, and not straungers with thee.

20-5:18†††† Let thy well be blessed, and be glad with the wyfe of thy youth.

20-5:19†††† Let her be as the louyng Hinde and pleasaunt Roe: let her breastes alway satisfie thee, and holde thee euer content with her loue.

20-5:20†††† Why wylt thou my sonne haue pleasure in a straunge woman, and embrace the bosome of a straunger?

20-5:21†††† For euery mans wayes are open in the sight of the Lord, and he pondereth all their goynges.

20-5:22†††† The wickednes of the vngodly shall catche him selfe, and with the snares of his owne sinne shall he be trapped.

20-5:23†††† He shall dye without amendement, and for his great foolishnes he shall go astray.

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Proverbs 6:

Chapter 6:35 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Bishops 1568) .

20-6:1††††† My sonne if thou be suretie for thy neyghbour, and hast fastened thyne hande for another man:

20-6:2††††† Thou art bounde with thine owne wordes, and taken with thine owne speach.

20-6:3††††† Therfore my sonne do this, and thou shalt be discharged: When thou art come into thy neyghbours daunger, go thy wayes then soone, humble thy selfe, and with thy frendes intreate [thy creditour.]

20-6:4††††† Let not thyne eyes sleepe, nor thyne eye liddes slumber.

20-6:5††††† Saue thy self as a Doe from the hand of the [hunter] and as a byrde from the hande of the fouler.

20-6:6††††† Go to the emmet thou sluggarde, consider her wayes, and learne to be wyse:

20-6:7††††† She hath no guyde, nor ouerseer, nor ruler,

20-6:8††††† Yet in the sommer she prouideth her meate, and gathereth her foode together in the haruest.

20-6:9††††† Howe long wylt thou sleepe thou sluggishe man? When wylt thou aryse out of thy sleepe?

20-6:10†††† Yea, sleepe on still a litle, slumber a litle, folde thyne handes together yet a litle that thou mayest sleepe:

20-6:11†††† So shall pouertie come vnto thee as one that trauayleth by the way, and necessitie like a weaponed man.

20-6:12†††† An vngodly person, a wicked man, goeth with a frowarde mouth.

20-6:13†††† He winketh with his eyes, he tokeneth with his feete, he teacheth with his fingers.

20-6:14†††† He is euer imagining mischiefe and frowardnes in his heart, and causeth discorde.

20-6:15†††† Therefore shall his destruction come hastyly vpon hym, sodainly shall he be all to broken, and not be healed.

20-6:16†††† These sixe thinges doth the Lorde hate, and the seuenth he vtterly abhorreth:

20-6:17†††† A proude loke, a lying tongue, handes that shed innocent blood,

20-6:18†††† An heart that goeth about wicked imaginations, feete that be swyft in running to mischiefe,

20-6:19†††† A false witnesse that bringeth vp lyes, and hym that soweth discorde among brethren.

20-6:20†††† My sonne, kepe thy fathers commaundement, and forsake not the lawe of thy mother:

20-6:21†††† Tye them continually in thyne heart, and bynde them about thy necke.

20-6:22†††† That shall leade thee when thou goest, preserue thee when thou art asleepe, and when thou awakest talke with thee.

20-6:23†††† For the commaundement is a lanterne, and the lawe a light: yea chastening and nurture is the way of life:

20-6:24†††† That they may kepe thee from the euyll woman, and from the flattering tongue of the straunge woman.

20-6:25†††† Lust not after her beautie in thyne heart, lest thou be taken with her fayre lokes.

20-6:26†††† By an harlot [a man is brought] to beg his bread, and a woman wyll hunte for the pretious life of man.

20-6:27†††† May a man take fire in his bosome, and his clothes not be brent?

20-6:28†††† Or can one go vpon hotte coales, and his feete not be brent?

20-6:29†††† Euen so, whosoeuer goeth in to his neyghbours wife and toucheth her, can not be vngiltie.

20-6:30†††† Men do not vtterly despise a thiefe that stealeth to satisfie his soule, when he is hungrie:

20-6:31†††† But if he may be gotten, he restoreth agayne seuen tymes as muche, or els he maketh recompence with all the good of his house.

20-6:32†††† But whoso committeth adultrie with a woman, lacketh vnderstanding: and he that doth it, destroyeth his owne soule.

20-6:33†††† He getteth him selfe a plague and dishonour, and his reproche shall neuer be put out:

20-6:34†††† For the ielousie and wrath of the man wyll not be entreated,

20-6:35†††† No though thou wouldest offer hym great gyftes to make amendes, he wyll not receaue them.

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Proverbs 7:

Chapter 7:27 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Bishops 1568) .

20-7:1††††† My sonne kepe my words, and lay vp my commaundements by thee.

20-7:2††††† Kepe my commaundementes & my lawe, euen as the apple of thyne eye, and thou shalt liue.

20-7:3††††† Binde them vpon thy fingers, and wryte them in the table of thyne heart.

20-7:4††††† Say vnto wysdome, thou art my sister: and call vnderstanding thy kinsewoman:

20-7:5††††† That they may kepe thee from the straunge woman, and from the forraine woman which geueth sweete wordes.

20-7:6††††† For at the windowe of my house I loked through the windowe,

20-7:7††††† And behelde among the simple people and among the chyldren a young man voyde of wyt,

20-7:8††††† Goyng ouer the streate by the corner in the way towarde her house

20-7:9††††† In the twylight of the euening, when it began nowe to be night and darke:

20-7:10†††† And behold there met hym a woman with open tokens of an harlot, onlye her heart was hid:

20-7:11†††† She was full of loude wordes and redye to dallie, whose feete coulde not abide in the house:

20-7:12†††† Nowe is she without, nowe in the streates, and lyeth in wayte at euery corner.

20-7:13†††† She caught hym and kissed him, and was not ashamed, saying:

20-7:14†††† I had a vowe of peace offeringes to pay, and this day I perfourme it:

20-7:15†††† Therefore came I foorth to meete thee, that I might seeke thy face, and so haue I founde thee.

20-7:16†††† I haue deckt my bed with coueringes of tapessarie, and clothes of Egypt.

20-7:17†††† My bed haue I made to smell of Myrre, Aloes, and Cinamon.

20-7:18†††† Come let vs take our fill of loue vntyll the morning, and let vs solace our selues with the pleasures of loue.

20-7:19†††† For the good man is not at home, he is gone farre of.

20-7:20†††† He hath taken the bagge of money with hym, and wyll returne at the appointed solempne feast.

20-7:21†††† Thus with many sweete wordes she ouercame him, and with her flattering lippes she entised hym.

20-7:22†††† Sodainly he folowed her, as it were an oxe led to the slaughter, and lyke as it were a foole [that laugheth] when he goeth to the stockes to be punished,

20-7:23†††† So long tyll she had wounded his lyuer with her dart: lyke as if a byrde hasted to the snare, not knowing that the perill of his life lieth thervpon.

20-7:24†††† Heare me now therfore O my chylde, and marke the wordes of my mouth:

20-7:25†††† Let not thyne heart wander in her wayes, and be not thou deceaued in her pathes.

20-7:26†††† For many one hath she wounded and cast downe, yea many a strong man hath ben slaine by the meanes of her.

20-7:27†††† Her house is the way vnto hell, and bryng men downe into the chaumbers of death.

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Proverbs 8:

Chapter 8:36 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Bishops 1568) .

20-8:1††††† Doth not wysdome crye? doth not vnderstanding put foorth her voyce?

20-8:2††††† She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the place of the pathes:

20-8:3††††† She cryeth at the gates of the citie, at the entrye of the doores:

20-8:4††††† It is you O ye men [saith she] whom I call, vnto the chyldren of men do I lyft vp my voyce.

20-8:5††††† Take heede vnto knowledge O ye ignoraunt, be ye wise in heart O ye fooles.

20-8:6††††† Geue eare, for I wyll speake of great matters, and open my lippes to tell thinges that be right:

20-8:7††††† For my mouth shall be talking of the trueth, and my lippes abhorre vngodlynesse.

20-8:8††††† All the wordes of my mouth are righteous, there is no frowardnes nor falsehood in them.

20-8:9††††† They are all playne to suche as wyll vnderstande, and right to them that finde knowledge.

20-8:10†††† Receaue my doctrine and not siluer, and knowledge rather then fine golde:

20-8:11†††† For wysdome is more worth then pretious stones, yea all thinges that thou canst desire, may not be compared vnto it.

20-8:12†††† I wysdome dwell with counsell, and finde out knowledge and vnderstanding.

20-8:13†††† The feare of the Lorde abhorreth wickednes, pryde, disdayne, and the euil way, and a mouth that speaketh wicked thinges I vtterly abhorre.

20-8:14†††† Counsell is mine, and direction, I am vnderstanding, and I haue strength.

20-8:15†††† Through me kinges raigne, and princes make iust lawes.

20-8:16†††† By me princes beare rule, and noble men do iudge the earth.

20-8:17†††† I am louing vnto those that loue me: and they that seeke me early, shall finde me.

20-8:18†††† Riches and honour are with me, yea durable riches and righteousnes.

20-8:19†††† My fruite is better then golde and pretious stones, and mine encrease more worth then fine siluer.

20-8:20†††† I wyll guyde thee in the way of righteousnes, and in the midst of the pathes of iudgement:

20-8:21†††† That I maye stablishe the inhetaunce of them that loue me, and encrease their treasure.

20-8:22†††† The Lorde him selfe had me in possession in the beginning of his wayes, or euer he began his workes aforetime.

20-8:23†††† I haue ben ordayned from euerlasting, and from the beginning or euer the earth was made.

20-8:24†††† When I was borne there were neither depthes nor springes of water.

20-8:25†††† Before the foundations of the mountaines were layde: yea before all hilles, was I borne:

20-8:26†††† The earth, and all that is vpon the earth was not yet made, no not the dust it selfe.

20-8:27†††† For when he made the heauens, I was present, when he compassed the deapthes about:

20-8:28†††† When he hanged the cloudes aboue, when he fastened the springes of the deepe:

20-8:29†††† When he shut the sea within certaine boundes, that the waters should not go ouer their markes that he commaunded: when he layde the foundations of the earth,

20-8:30†††† I was with him ordring all thinges, deliting dayly and reioysyng alway before hym.

20-8:31†††† As for the rounde compasse of this worlde I make it ioyfull: for my delite is to be among the chyldren of men.

20-8:32†††† Therefore hearken vnto me: O ye chyldren, blessed are they that kepe my wayes.

20-8:33†††† O geue eare vnto nurture, be wyse, and refuse it not:

20-8:34†††† Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching dayly at my gates, and geuing attendaunce at the postes of my doores.

20-8:35†††† For whoso findeth me, findeth life, and shall obtaine fauour of the Lorde.

20-8:36†††† But whoso offendeth against me, hurteth his owne soule: and they that hate me, are the louers of death.

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Proverbs 9:

Chapter 9:18 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Bishops 1568) .

20-9:1††††† Wysdome hath buylded her house, and hewen out seuen pillers:

20-9:2††††† She hath kylled her victuals, powred out her wine, and prepared her table:

20-9:3††††† She hath sent foorth her maydens to crye vpon the highest place of the citie,

20-9:4††††† Who so is without knowledge, let him come hither: And to the vnwise she said,

20-9:5††††† O come on your way, eate my bread, and drinke my wine [whiche] I haue powred out for you.

20-9:6††††† Forsake foolishnes, and ye shall lyue: and see that ye go in the way of vnderstandyng.

20-9:7††††† Whoso reproueth a scornefull person, getteth him selfe dishonour: and he that rebuketh the vngodly, stayneth hym selfe.

20-9:8††††† Reproue not a scorner, lest he owe thee euyll will: but rebuke a wyse man, and he wyll loue thee.

20-9:9††††† Geue a discrete man but an occasion, and he wyll be the wyser: teache a righteous man, and he wyll encrease in knowledge.

20-9:10†††† The feare of the Lorde is the beginning of wisdome: and the knowledge of holy thinges, is vnderstanding.

20-9:11†††† For thorowe me thy dayes shalbe prolonged, and the yeres of thy life shall be many.

20-9:12†††† If thou be wise, thy wysdome shal do thy selfe good: but if thou thinkest scorne therof, it shalbe thine owne harme.

20-9:13†††† A foolishe retchlesse woman full of wordes, and suche a one as hath no knowledge,

20-9:14†††† Sitteth at the doore of her house, and in the hye places of the citie,

20-9:15†††† To call such as go by, and that walke straight in their wayes.

20-9:16†††† Who so is ignoraunt [sayeth she] let hym come hyther: and to the vnwyse she saith,

20-9:17†††† Stolen waters are sweete, & the bread that is priuily eaten, hath a good taste.

20-9:18†††† And he doth not consider that they are but dead whiche be there, and that her ghestes are in the deepe of hell.

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Proverbs 10:

Chapter 10:32 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Bishops 1568) .

20-10:1†††† A wyse sonne maketh a glad father: but an vndiscrete sonne is an heauinesse vnto his mother.

20-10:2†††† Treasures that are wickedly gotten, profite nothing: but righteousnesse deliuereth from death.

20-10:3†††† The Lorde wyll not let the soule of the righteous suffer hunger: but he taketh away the richesse of the vngodly.

20-10:4†††† An idle hande maketh poore: but a quicke labouring hande maketh riche.

20-10:5†††† Who so gathereth in sommer is wyse: but he that is sluggishe in haruest, bringeth hym selfe to confusion.

20-10:6†††† Blessinges are vpon the head of the righteous: and the mouth of the vngodly kepeth mischiefe in secrete.

20-10:7†††† The memoriall of the iust shall haue a good report: but the name of the vngodly shall stincke.

20-10:8†††† A wyse man wyll receaue warning: but a prating foole shalbe punished.

20-10:9†††† He that walketh vprightly, walketh surely: but whoso goeth a wrong way, shalbe knowen.

20-10:10††† He that winketh with his eye, wyll cause sorowe: but he that hath a foolishe mouth, shalbe beaten.

20-10:11††† The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but the mouth of the vngodly kepeth mischiefe in secrete.

20-10:12††† Hatred stirreth vp strifes: but loue couereth the multitude of sinnes.

20-10:13††† In the lippes of him that hath vnderstanding, a man shall finde wysdome: but the rod belongeth to the backe of the foolishe.

20-10:14††† Wyse men lay vp knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is nye destruction.

20-10:15††† The riche mans goodes are his strong holde: but their owne pouertie feareth the poore.

20-10:16††† The labour of the righteous [tendeth] to lyfe: but the fruites of the vngodly, to sinne.

20-10:17††† Nurture kepeth the way of lyfe: but he that refuseth to be nurtured, deceaueth hym selfe.

20-10:18††† He that hydeth hatred with lying lippes, and he that speaketh slaunder, is a foole.

20-10:19††† Where much babblyng is, there must needes be offence: and he that refrayneth his lippes, is wyse.

20-10:20††† The tongue of the iust man is as tried siluer: but the heart of the vngodly is a thyng of naught.

20-10:21††† The lippes of the ryghteous feede a whole multitude: but fooles shall dye in their owne follie.

20-10:22††† The blessyng of the Lorde maketh riche: and bryngeth no sorowe of heart with it.

20-10:23††† A foole doth wickedly, and maketh but a sport of it: but wisdome ruleth the man that hath vnderstandyng.

20-10:24††† The thing that the vngodly is afraide of, shall come vpon hym: but the ryghteous shall haue their desire.

20-10:25††† As the tempest, so passeth away the vngodly and is not: but the ryghteous remayneth sure for euer.

20-10:26††† As vineger is to the teeth, & as smoke is vnto the eyes: euen so is a sluggishe person to them that sendeth him foorth.

20-10:27††† The feare of the Lorde maketh a long lyfe: but the yeres of the vngodly shalbe shortened.

20-10:28††† The patient abydyng of the righteous shalbe turned to gladnesse: but the hope of the vngodly shall perishe.

20-10:29††† The way of the Lord geueth courage vnto the godly: but it is a feare for wicked doers.

20-10:30††† The ryghteous shall neuer be ouerthrowen: but the vngodly shall not remayne in the lande.

20-10:31††† The mouth of the iust wyll be talking of wisdome: but the tongue of the frowarde shall be cut out.

20-10:32††† The lippes of the ryghteous vtter that which is acceptable: but the mouth of the vngodly [speaketh] frowarde thynges.

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Proverbs 11:

Chapter 11:31 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Bishops 1568) .

20-11:1†††† A false ballaunce is an abomination vnto the Lorde: but a true wayght pleaseth him.

20-11:2†††† Where pryde is, there is shame also and confusion: but wheras is lowlinesse, there is wisdome.

20-11:3†††† The innocent dealyng of the iust shall leade them: but the wickednesse of the offendours shalbe their owne destruction.

20-11:4†††† Riches helpe not in the day of vengeaunce: but ryghteousnesse deliuereth from death.

20-11:5†††† The ryghteousnesse of the innocent ordereth his way: but the vngodly shall fall in his owne wickednesse.

20-11:6†††† The righteousnesse of the iust shall delyuer them: but the wicked shalbe taken in their owne vngodlynesse.

20-11:7†††† When an vngodly man dyeth, his hope is gone: the confidence of riches shall perishe.

20-11:8†††† The ryghteous shalbe delyuered out of trouble: and the vngodly shall come in his steade.

20-11:9†††† The dissembler with his mouth hurteth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the iust be deliuered.

20-11:10††† When it goeth well with the ryghteous the citie is mery: and when the vngodly perishe there is gladnesse.

20-11:11††† In the blessyng of the ryghteous the citie is exalted: but it is ouerthrowen by the mouth of the wicked.

20-11:12††† A foole slaundereth his neyghbour: but a wise man holdeth his peace.

20-11:13††† A dissemblyng person wyll discouer priuie thynges: but he that is of a faythfull heart wyll kepe counsayle.

20-11:14††† Where no counsayle is, there the people decay: but wheras many are that can geue counsayle, there is wealth.

20-11:15††† He that is suretie for a straunger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretishyp is sure.

20-11:16††† A gratious woman getteth honour: but the strong men attayne riches.

20-11:17††† He that is mercifull, doth hym selfe a benefite: but who so hurteth his neyghbour, is a tiraunt.

20-11:18††† The vngodly worketh deceiptfull workes: but he that soweth righteousnesse shall receaue a sure rewarde.

20-11:19††† Lyke as ryghteousnesse bringeth lyfe: euen so to cleaue vnto euyll, bryngeth death.

20-11:20††† The Lorde abhorreth them that be of a corrupt heart: but he hath pleasure in them that are of an vndefiled conuersation.

20-11:21††† Though hand be ioyned in hande, yet the wicked shall not escape: but the seede of the ryghteous shalbe preserued.

20-11:22††† A faire woman without discrete maners, is lyke a ryng of golde in a swines snoute.

20-11:23††† The desire of the ryghteous is acceptable: but the hope of the vngodly is indignation.

20-11:24††† Some man geueth out his goodes and is the richer: but the niggarde hauyng inough, wyll depart from nothyng, and yet is euer in pouertie.

20-11:25††† He that is liberall in geuyng, shall haue plentie: and he that watereth, shalbe watered also hym selfe.

20-11:26††† Who so hoordeth vp his corne, shalbe cursed among the people: but blessyng shall lyght vpon his head that geueth foode.

20-11:27††† He that searcheth for good thynges fyndeth fauour: but who so seketh after mischiefe, it shall happen vnto hym.

20-11:28††† He that trusteth in his riches shall haue a fall: but the ryghteous shall florishe as the greene leafe.

20-11:29††† Who so maketh disquietnesse in his owne house, he shal haue winde for his heritage: and the foole shalbe seruaunt to the wise.

20-11:30††† The fruite of the ryghteous is a tree of life: and he that winneth mens soules is wise.

20-11:31††† If the ryghteous be recompensed vpon earth: howe much more then the vngodly and the sinner?

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Proverbs 12:

Chapter 12:28 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Bishops 1568) .

20-12:1†††† Who so loueth correction loueth knowledge: but he that hateth to be reproued is a foole.

20-12:2†††† A good man is acceptable vnto the Lorde: but the wicked imaginer wyll he condempne.

20-12:3†††† A man can not endure in vngodlinesse: but the roote of the ryghteous shall not be moued.

20-12:4†††† A huswifely woman is a crowne vnto her husbande: but she that behaueth her selfe vnhonestly, is as corruption in his bones.

20-12:5†††† The thoughtes of the ryghteous are ryght: but the imaginations of the vngodly are deceptfull.

20-12:6†††† The talkyng of the vngodly is howe they may lay wayte for blood: but the mouth of the righteous will deliuer the.

20-12:7†††† God ouerturneth the [estate of the] wicked, and they stande