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Proverbs 1:

Chapter 1:33 Verses

20 Proverbs

(K.J.V. 1611) .

20-1:1††††† The Prouerbes of Solomon the sonne of Dauid, King of Israel,

20-1:2††††† To knowe wisedome and instruction, to perceiue the words of vnderstanding,

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

20-1:4††††† To giue subtiltie to the simple, to the yong man knowledge and discretion.

20-1:5††††† A wise man wil heare, and wil increase learning: and a man of vnderstanding shall attaine vnto wise counsels:

20-1:6††††† To vnderstand a prouerbe, and the interpretation; the wordes of the wise, and their darke sayings.

20-1:7††††† The feare of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fooles despise wisedome and instruction.

20-1:8††††† My sonne, heare the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

20-1:9††††† For they shall be an ornament of grace vnto thy head, and chaines about thy necke.

20-1:10†††† My sonne, if sinners entise thee, consent thou not.

20-1:11†††† If they say, Come with vs, let vs lay wait for blood, let vs lurke priuily for the innocent without cause:

20-1:12†††† Let vs swallow them vp aliue, as the graue, and whole, as those that goe downe into the pit:

20-1:13†††† Wee shall finde all precious substance, wee shall fill our houses with spoile:

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

20-1:15†††† My sonne, walke not thou in the way with them; refraine thy foot from their path:

20-1:16†††† For their feete runne to euil, and make haste to shed blood.

20-1:17†††† Surely in vaine the net is spread in the sight of any bird.

20-1:18†††† And they lay wait for their owne blood, they lurke priuily for their owne liues.

20-1:19†††† So are the waies of euery one that is greedie of gaine: which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

20-1:20†††† Wisedome crieth without, she vttereth her voice in the streets:

20-1:21†††† Shee crieth in the chiefe place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she vttereth her words, saying,

20-1:22†††† How long, ye simple ones, will ye loue simplicitie? And the scorners delight in their scorning, and fooles hate knowledge?

20-1:23†††† Turne you at my reproofe: behold, I will powre out my spirit vnto you, I will make knowen my wordes vnto you.

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

20-1:25†††† But ye haue set at nought all my counsell, & would none of my reproofe:

20-1:26†††† I also will laugh at your calamitie, I wil mocke when your feare commeth.

20-1:27†††† When your feare commeth as desolation, and your destruction commeth as a whirlewinde; when distresse and anguish commeth vpon you:

20-1:28†††† Then shall they call vpon mee, but I will not answere; they shall seeke me early, but they shall not finde me:

20-1:29†††† For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the feare of the Lord.

20-1:30†††† They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproofe.

20-1:31†††† Therefore shall they eate of the fruite of their owne way, and be filled with their owne deuices.

20-1:32†††† For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fooles shall destroy them.

20-1:33†††† But who so hearkneth vnto mee, shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from feare of euill.





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Proverbs 2:

Chapter 2:22 Verses

20 Proverbs

(K.J.V. 1611) .

20-2:1††††† My sonne, if thou wilt receiue my words, and hide my commaundements with thee;

20-2:2††††† So that thou incline thine eare vnto wisedome, and apply thine heart to vnderstanding:

20-2:3††††† Yea if thou cryest after knowledge, and liftest vp thy voyce for vnderstanding:

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

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

20-2:6††††† For the Lord giueth wisedome: out of his mouth commeth knowledge, and vnderstanding.

20-2:7††††† He layeth vp sound wisedome for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walke vprightly.

20-2:8††††† He keepeth the pathes of iudgement, and preserueth the way of his Saints.

20-2:9††††† Then shalt thou vnderstand righteousnesse, and iudgement, and equity; yea euery good path.

20-2:10†††† When wisedome entreth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant vnto thy soule;

20-2:11†††† Discretion shall preserue thee, vnderstanding shall keepe thee:

20-2:12†††† To deliuer thee from the way of the euill man, from the man that speaketh froward things.

20-2:13†††† Who leaue the pathes of vprightnesse, to walke in the wayes of darkenesse:

20-2:14†††† Who reioyce to doe euill, and delight in the frowardnesse of the wicked.

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

20-2:16†††† To deliuer thee from the strange woman, euen from the stranger, which flattereth with her words:

20-2:17†††† Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the couenant of her God.

20-2:18†††† For her house inclineth vnto death, and her pathes vnto the dead:

20-2:19†††† None that goe vnto her, returne againe, neither take they hold of the pathes of life.

20-2:20†††† That thou mayest walke in the way of good men, and keepe the pathes of the righteous.

20-2:21†††† For the vpright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remaine in it.

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





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Proverbs 3:

Chapter 3:35 Verses

20 Proverbs

(K.J.V. 1611) .

20-3:1††††† My sonne, forget not my lawe; but let thine heart keepe my commaundements:

20-3:2††††† For length of dayes, and long life, and peace shall they adde to thee.

20-3:3††††† Let not mercy and trueth forsake thee: bind them about thy necke, write them vpon the table of thine heart.

20-3:4††††† So shalt thou find fauour, and good vnderstanding in the sight of God, and man.

20-3:5††††† Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and leaue not vnto thine owne vnderstanding.

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

20-3:7††††† Be not wise in thine owne eyes: feare the Lord, and depart from euill.

20-3:8††††† It shalbe health to thy nauill, and marrow to thy bones.

20-3:9††††† Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase.

20-3:10†††† So shall thy barnes be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

20-3:11†††† My sonne, despise not the chastening of the Lord: neither be weary of his correction.

20-3:12†††† For whom the Lord loueth, he correcteth, euen as a father the sonne, in whom he delighteth.

20-3:13†††† Happy is the man that findeth wisedome, and the man that getteth vnderstanding.

20-3:14†††† For the merchandise of it is better then the merchandise of siluer, and the gaine thereof, then fine gold.

20-3:15†††† She is more precious then Rubies: and all the things thou canst desire, are not to be compared vnto her.

20-3:16†††† Length of dayes is in her right hand: and in her left hand, riches and honour.

20-3:17†††† Her wayes are wayes of plesantnesse: and all her pathes are peace.

20-3:18†††† She is a tree of life, to them that lay hold vpon her: and happy is euery one that retaineth her.

20-3:19†††† The Lord by wisedome hath founded the earth; by vnderstanding hath he established the heauens.

20-3:20†††† By his knowledge the depthes are broken vp; and the cloudes droppe downe the dew.

20-3:21†††† My sonne, let not them depart from thine eyes: keepe sound wisedome and discretion.

20-3:22†††† So shall they bee life vnto thy soule, and grace to thy necke.

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

20-3:24†††† When thou lyest downe, thou shalt not be afraide: yea, thou shalt lye downe, and thy sleepe shalbe sweet.

20-3:25†††† Be not afraid of sudden feare, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it commeth.

20-3:26†††† For the Lord shalbe thy confidence, and shall keepe thy foote from being taken.

20-3:27†††† Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to doe it.

20-3:28†††† Say not vnto thy neighbour, Goe, and come againe, and to morrow I will giue, when thou hast it by thee.

20-3:29†††† Deuise not euil against thy neighbour, seeing hee dwelleth securely by thee.

20-3:30†††† Striue not with a man without cause, if hee haue done thee no harme.

20-3:31†††† Enuie thou not the oppressour, and choose none of his wayes.

20-3:32†††† For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.

20-3:33†††† The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the iust.

20-3:34†††† Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giueth grace vnto the lowly.

20-3:35†††† The wise shall inherite glory, but shame shalbe the promotion of fooles.





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Proverbs 4:

Chapter 4:27 Verses

20 Proverbs

(K.J.V. 1611) .

20-4:1††††† Heare, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know vnderstanding.

20-4:2††††† For I giue you good doctrine: forsake you not my law.

20-4:3††††† For I was my fathers sonne, tender and onely beloued in the sight of my mother.

20-4:4††††† He taught me also, and said vnto me, Let thine heart reteine my wordes: keepe my commandements, and liue.

20-4:5††††† Get wisedome, get vnderstanding: forget it not, neither decline from the wordes of my mouth.

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

20-4:7††††† Wisedome is the principall thing, therefore get wisedome: and with all thy getting, get vnderstanding.

20-4:8††††† Exalt her, and shee shall promote thee: shee shall bring thee to honour, when thou doest imbrace her.

20-4:9††††† She shall giue to thine head an ornament of grace, a crowne of glory shall she deliuer to thee.

20-4:10†††† Heare, O my sonne, and receiue my sayings: and the yeeres of thy life shalbe many.

20-4:11†††† I haue taught thee in the way of wisedome: I haue lead thee in right pathes.

20-4:12†††† When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitned, and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

20-4:13†††† Take fast hold of instruction, let her not goe; keepe her, for she is thy life.

20-4:14†††† Enter not into the path of the wicked, and goe not in the way of euill men.

20-4:15†††† Auoid it, passe not by it, turne from it, and passe away.

20-4:16†††† For they sleepe not except they haue done mischiefe: and their sleepe is taken away vnlesse they cause some to fall.

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

20-4:18†††† But the path of the iust is as the shining light that shineth more and more vnto the perfect day.

20-4:19†††† The way of the wicked is as darknes: they know not at what they stumble.

20-4:20†††† My sonne, attend to my words, incline thine eare vnto my sayings.

20-4:21†††† Let them not depart from thine eyes: keepe them in the midst of thine heart.

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

20-4:23†††† Keepe thy heart with all diligence: for out of it are the issues of life.

20-4:24†††† Put away from thee a froward mouth, and peruerse lips put farre from thee.

20-4:25†††† Let thine eyes looke right on, and let thine eye lids looke straight before thee.

20-4:26†††† Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy wayes be established.

20-4:27†††† Turne not to the right hande nor to the left: remoue thy foot fro euil.





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Proverbs 5:

Chapter 5:23 Verses

20 Proverbs

(K.J.V. 1611) .

20-5:1††††† My sonne, attend vnto my wisedome, and bowe thine eare to my vnderstanding.

20-5:2††††† That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keepe knowledge.

20-5:3††††† For the lips of a strange woman drop as an hony combe, and her mouth is smoother then oyle.

20-5:4††††† But her end is bitter as wormewood, sharpe as a two edged sword.

20-5:5††††† Her feete goe downe to death: her steps take hold on hell.

20-5:6††††† Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her wayes are moueable, that thou canst not know them.

20-5:7††††† Heare me now therefore, O yee children: & depart not from the words of my mouth.

20-5:8††††† Remoue thy way farre from her, and come not nie the doore of her house:

20-5:9††††† Lest thou giue thine honour vnto others, and thy yeeres vnto the cruell:

20-5:10†††† Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth, and thy labors be in the house of a stranger,

20-5:11†††† And thou mourne at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

20-5:12†††† And say, How haue I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproofe?

20-5:13†††† And haue not obeyed the voyce of my teachers, nor inclined mine eare to them that instructed me?

20-5:14†††† I was almost in all euill, in the midst of the congregation & assembly.

20-5:15†††† Drinke waters out of thine owne cisterne, and running waters out of thine owne well.

20-5:16†††† Let thy fountaines bee dispersed abroad, and riuers of waters in the streets.

20-5:17†††† Let them be onely thine owne, and not strangers with thee.

20-5:18†††† Let thy fountaine be blessed: and reioyce with the wife of thy youth.

20-5:19†††† Let her bee as the louing Hinde and pleasant Roe, let her breasts satisfie thee at all times, and be thou rauisht alwayes with her loue.

20-5:20†††† And why wilt thou, my sonne, be rauisht with a strange woman, and imbrace the bosome of a stranger?

20-5:21†††† For the wayes of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.

20-5:22†††† His owne iniquities shall take the wicked himselfe, and he shall be holden with the coards of his sinnes.

20-5:23†††† He shall die without instruction, and in the greatnesse of his folly he shal goe astray.





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Proverbs 6:

Chapter 6:35 Verses

20 Proverbs

(K.J.V. 1611) .

20-6:1††††† My sonne, if thou bee surety for thy friend, it thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

20-6:2††††† Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the wordes of thy mouth.

20-6:3††††† Doe this now, my sonne, and deliuer thy selfe, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend: goe, humble thy selfe, and make sure thy friend.

20-6:4††††† Giue not sleepe to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

20-6:5††††† Deliuer thy selfe as a Roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

20-6:6††††† Goe to the Ant, thou sluggard, consider her wayes, and be wise.

20-6:7††††† Which hauing no guide, ouerseer, or ruler,

20-6:8††††† Prouideth her meat in the Summer, and gathereth her food in the haruest.

20-6:9††††† How long wilt thou sleepe, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleepe?

20-6:10†††† Yet a little sleepe, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleepe.

20-6:11†††† So shall thy pouertie come as one that trauaileth, and thy want as an armed man.

20-6:12†††† A naughtie person, a wicked man walketh with a froward mouth.

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

20-6:14†††† Frowardnesse is in his heart, he deuiseth mischiefe continually, he soweth discord.

20-6:15†††† Therefore shall his calamitie come suddenly; suddenly shall hee be broken without remedie.

20-6:16†††† These sixe things doeth the Lord hate; yea seuen are an abomination vnto him:

20-6:17†††† A proude looke, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood:

20-6:18†††† An heart that deuiseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischiefe:

20-6:19†††† A false witnesse that speaketh lies; and him that soweth discord among brethren.

20-6:20†††† My sonne, keepe thy fathers commandement, and forsake not the law of thy mother.

20-6:21†††† Binde them continually vpon thine heart, and tie them about thy necke.

20-6:22†††† When thou goest, it shall leade thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keepe thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talke with thee.

20-6:23†††† For the Commandement is a lampe, and the Lawe is light: and reproofes of instruction are the way of life:

20-6:24†††† To keepe thee from the euill woman, from the flatterie of the tongue of a strange woman.

20-6:25†††† Lust not after her beautie in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

20-6:26†††† For by meanes of a whorish woman, a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteresse will hunt for the precious life.

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

20-6:28†††† Can one goe vpon hote coales, and his feete not be burnt?

20-6:29†††† So he that goeth in to his neighbours wife; whosoeuer toucheth her, shall not be innocent.

20-6:30†††† Men doe not despise a thiefe, if he steale to satisfie his soule, when hee is hungry:

20-6:31†††† But if he be found, he shall restore seuenfold, he shall giue all the substance of his house.

20-6:32†††† But who so committeth adultery with a woman, lacketh vnderstanding: hee that doeth it, destroyeth his owne soule.

20-6:33†††† A wound and dishonour shall he get, and his reproch shall not be wiped away.

20-6:34†††† For iealousie is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

20-6:35†††† He will not regard any ransome; neither will hee rest content, though thou giuest many giftes.





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Proverbs 7:

Chapter 7:27 Verses

20 Proverbs

(K.J.V. 1611) .

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

20-7:2††††† Keepe my commandements, and liue: and my law as the apple of thine eye.

20-7:3††††† Bind them vpon thy fingers, write them vpon the table of thine heart.

20-7:4††††† Say vnto Wisedome, Thou art my sister, and call Understanding thy kinse woman,

20-7:5††††† That they may keepe thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.

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

20-7:7††††† And behelde among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a yong man void of vnderstanding,

20-7:8††††† Passing through the streete neere her corner, and he went the way to her house,

20-7:9††††† In the twilight in the euening, in the blacke and darke night:

20-7:10†††† And behold, there met him a woman, with the attire of an harlot, and subtill of heart.

20-7:11†††† (She is loud and stubburne, her feet abide not in her house:

20-7:12†††† Now is shee without, now in the streetes, and lieth in waite at euery corner.)

20-7:13†††† So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face, said vnto him,

20-7:14†††† I haue peace offerings with me: this day haue I paid my vowes.

20-7:15†††† Therefore came I forth to meete thee, diligently to seeke thy face, and I haue found thee.

20-7:16†††† I haue deckt my bed with couerings of tapestrie, with carued workes, with fine linnen of Egypt.

20-7:17†††† I haue perfumed my bed with myrrhe, aloes, and cynamom.

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

20-7:19†††† For the good-man is not at home, he is gone a long iourney.

20-7:20†††† He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.

20-7:21†††† With much faire speech she caused him to yeeld, with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

20-7:22†††† He goeth after her straightway, as an oxe goeth to the slaughter, or as a foole to the correction of the stocks,

20-7:23†††† Til a dart strike through his liuer, as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

20-7:24†††† Hearken vnto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

20-7:25†††† Let not thine heart decline to her wayes, goe not astray in her paths.

20-7:26†††† For shee hath cast downe many wounded: yea many strong men haue bene slaine by her.

20-7:27†††† Her house is the way to hell, going downe to the chambers of death.





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Proverbs 8:

Chapter 8:36 Verses

20 Proverbs

(K.J.V. 1611) .

20-8:1††††† Doeth not Wisedome crie? & Understanding put foorth her voice?

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

20-8:3††††† She cryeth at the gates, at the entrie of the citie, at the comming in at the doores.

20-8:4††††† Unto you, O men, I call, and my voice is to the sonnes of man.

20-8:5††††† O yee simple, vnderstand wisedome: and yee fooles, be yee of an vnderstanding heart.

20-8:6††††† Heare, for I will speake of excellent things: and the opening of my lippes shalbe right things.

20-8:7††††† For my mouth shall speake truth, and wickednesse is an abomination to my lippes.

20-8:8††††† All the words of my mouth are in righteousnes, there is nothing froward or peruerse in them.

20-8:9††††† They are all plaine to him that vnderstandeth: and right to them that find knowledge.

20-8:10†††† Receiue my instruction, and not siluer: and knowledge rather then choise gold.

20-8:11†††† For wisedome is better then rubies: and all the things that may be desired, are not to be compared to it.

20-8:12†††† I wisedome dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inuentions.

20-8:13†††† The feare of the Lord is to hate euill: pride and arrogancie, and the euill way, and the froward mouth doe I hate.

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

20-8:15†††† By me kings reigne, and princes decree iustice.

20-8:16†††† By me Princes rule, and Nobles, euen all the Iudges of the earth.

20-8:17†††† I loue them that loue me, and those that seeke me early, shall find me.

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

20-8:19†††† My fruite is better then gold, yea then fine gold, and my reuenue then choise siluer.

20-8:20†††† I leade in the way of righteousnesse, in the midst of the pathes of iudgment.

20-8:21†††† That I may cause those that loue me, to inherite substance: and I will fill their treasures.

20-8:22†††† The Lord possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

20-8:23†††† I was set vp from euerlasting, from the beginning, or euer the earth was.

20-8:24†††† When there were no depthes, I was brought forth: when there were no fountaines abounding with water.

20-8:25†††† Before the mountaines were setled: before the hilles, was I brought foorth:

20-8:26†††† While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

20-8:27†††† When hee prepared the heauens, I was there: when he set a compasse vpon the face of the depth.

20-8:28†††† When he established the cloudes aboue: when he strengthned the fountaines of the deepe.

20-8:29†††† When he gaue to the sea his decree, that the waters should not passe his commandement: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

20-8:30†††† Then I was by him, as one brought vp with him: and I was daily his delight, reioycing alwayes before him:

20-8:31†††† Reioycing in the habitable part of his earth, and my delights were with the sonnes of men.

20-8:32†††† Nowe therefore hearken vnto me, O yee children: for blessed are they that keepe my wayes.

20-8:33†††† Heare instruction, and bee wise, and refuse it not.

20-8:34†††† Blessed is the man that heareth me: watching daily at my gates, waiting at the postes of my doores.

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

20-8:36†††† But hee that sinneth against me, wrongeth his owne soule; all they that hate me, loue death.





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Proverbs 9:

Chapter 9:18 Verses

20 Proverbs

(K.J.V. 1611) .

20-9:1††††† Wisedome hath builded her house: she hath hewen out her seuen pillars.

20-9:2††††† She hath killed her beastes; she hath mingled her wine: she hath also furnished her table.

20-9:3††††† She hath sent forth her maidens; she cryeth vpon the highest places of the citie.

20-9:4††††† Who so is simple, let him turne in hither: as for him that wanteth vnderstanding, she sayth to him:

20-9:5††††† Come, eate of my bread, and drinke of the wine, which I haue mingled.

20-9:6††††† Forsake the foolish, and liue; and goe in the way of vnderstanding.

20-9:7††††† He that reproueth a scorner, getteth to himselfe shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man, getteth himselfe a blot.

20-9:8††††† Reproue not a scorner, lest hee hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and hee will loue thee.

20-9:9††††† Giue instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a iust man, and he will increase in learning.

20-9:10†††† The feare of the Lord is the beginning of wisedome: and the knowledge of the holy is vnderstanding.

20-9:11†††† For by me thy dayes shall be multiplied: and the yeeres of thy life shalbe increased.

20-9:12†††† If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thy selfe: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt beare it.

20-9:13†††† A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, & knoweth nothing.

20-9:14†††† For she sitteth at the doore of her house on a seate, in the high places of the Citie:

20-9:15†††† To call passengers who go right on their wayes:

20-9:16†††† Who so is simple, let him turne in hither: and as for him that wanteth vnderstanding, she saith to him;

20-9:17†††† Stollen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

20-9:18†††† But hee knoweth not that the dead are there, and that her guests are in the depths of hell.





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Proverbs 10:

Chapter 10:32 Verses

20 Proverbs

(K.J.V. 1611) .

20-10:1†††† The Prouerbes of Solomon: A wise sonne maketh a glad father: but a foolish sonne is the heauinesse of his mother.

20-10:2†††† Treasures of wickednesse profit nothing: but righteousnes deliuereth from death.

20-10:3†††† The Lord will not suffer the soule of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

20-10:4†††† Hee becommeth poore that dealeth with a slacke hand: but the hand of the diligent, maketh rich.

20-10:5†††† Hee that gathereth in Summer, is a wise sonne: but hee that sleepeth in haruest, is a sonne that causeth shame.

20-10:6†††† Blessings are vpon the head of the iust: but violence couereth the mouth of the wicked.

20-10:7†††† The memorie of the iust is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

20-10:8†††† The wise in heart will receiue commaundements: but a prating foole shall fall.

20-10:9†††† He that walketh vprightly, walketh surely: but he that peruerteth his wayes, shalbe knowen.

20-10:10††† Hee that winketh with the eye, causeth sorrow: but a prating foole shall fall.

20-10:11††† The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence couereth the mouth of the wicked.

20-10:12††† Hatred stirreth vp strifes: but loue couereth all sinnes.

20-10:13††† In the lips of him that hath vnderstanding, wisedome is found: but a rod is for the backe of him that is voyd of vnderstanding.

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

20-10:15††† The rich mans wealth is his strong citie: the destruction of the poore is their pouertie.

20-10:16††† The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruite of the wicked to sinne.

20-10:17††† He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but hee that refuseth reproofe, erreth.

20-10:18††† Hee that hideth hatred with lying lippes, and he that vttereth a slander, is a foole.

20-10:19††† In the multitude of words there wanteth not sinne: but he that refraineth his lippes, is wise.

20-10:20††† The tongue of the iust is as choise siluer: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

20-10:21††† The lippes of the righteous feed many: but fooles die for want of wisedome.

20-10:22††† The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and hee addeth no sorrow with it.

20-10:23††† It is as a sport to a foole to doe mischiefe: but a man of vnderstanding hath wisedome.

20-10:24††† The feare of the wicked, it shall come vpon him: but the desire of the righteous shalbe granted.

20-10:25††† As the whirlewinde passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an euerlasting foundation.

20-10:26††† As vineger to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

20-10:27††† The feare of the Lord prolongeth dayes: but the yeeres of the wicked shalbe shortened.

20-10:28††† The hope of the righteous shall bee gladnesse: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

20-10:29††† The way of the Lord is strength to the vpright: but destruction shall bee to the workers of iniquitie.

20-10:30††† The righteous shall neuer bee remooued: but the wicked shall not inhabite the earth.

20-10:31††† The mouth of the iust bringeth foorth wisedome: but the froward tongue shalbe cut out.

20-10:32††† The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardnesse.





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Proverbs 11:

Chapter 11:31 Verses

20 Proverbs

(K.J.V. 1611) .

20-11:1†††† A false ballance is abomination to the Lord: but a iust weight is his delight.

20-11:2†††† When pride commeth, then commeth shame: but with the lowly is wisedome.

20-11:3†††† The integritie of the vpright shall guide them: but the peruersenesse of transgressours shall destroy them.

20-11:4†††† Riches profite not in the day of wrath: but righteousnesse deliuereth from death.

20-11:5†††† The righteousnesse of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his owne wickednesse.

20-11:6†††† The righteousnesse of the vpright shall deliuer them: but transgressours shall be taken in their owne naughtinesse.

20-11:7†††† When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of vniust men perisheth.

20-11:8†††† The righteous is deliuered out of trouble, and the wicked commeth in his stead.

20-11:9†††† An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the iust be deliuered.

20-11:10††† When it goeth well with the righteous, the citie reioyceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

20-11:11††† By the blessing of the vpright the citie is exalted; but it is ouerthrowen by the mouth of the wicked.

20-11:12††† He that is void of wisedome, despiseth his neighbour: but a man of vnderstanding holdeth his peace.

20-11:13††† A tale-bearer reuealeth secrets: but hee that is of a faithfull spirit, concealeth the matter.

20-11:14††† Where no counsell is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safetie.

20-11:15††† Hee that is suretie for a stranger, shall smart for it: and hee that hateth suretiship, is sure.

20-11:16††† A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retaine riches.

20-11:17††† The mercifull man doeth good to his owne soule: but he that is cruell, troubleth his owne flesh.

20-11:18††† The wicked worketh a deceitfull worke: but to him that soweth righteousnesse, shall be a sure reward.

20-11:19††† As righteousnesse tendeth to life: so he that pursueth euill, pursueth it to his owne death.

20-11:20††† They that are of a froward heart, are abomination to the Lord: but such as are vpright in their way, are his delight.

20-11:21††† Though hand ioyne in hand, the wicked shall not be