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Proverbs 1:

Chapter 1:33 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Geneva 1587) .

20-1:1††††† The Parables of Salomon the sonne of Dauid King of Israel,

20-1:2††††† To knowe wisdome, and instruction, to vnderstand ye wordes of knowledge,

20-1:3††††† To receiue instruction to do wisely, by iustice and iudgement and equitie,

20-1:4††††† To giue vnto the simple, sharpenesse of wit, and to the childe knowledge and discretion.

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

20-1:6††††† To vnderstand a parable, & the interpretation, the wordes of ye 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 thy fathers instruction, and forsake not thy mothers teaching.

20-1:9††††† For they shalbe a comely ornament vnto thine head, and as chaines for thy necke.

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

20-1:11†††† If they say, Come with vs, we will lay waite for blood, and lie priuilie for the innocent without a cause:

20-1:12†††† We wil swallow them vp aliue like a graue euen whole, as those that goe downe into the pit:

20-1:13†††† We shall finde all precious riches, and fill our houses with spoyle:

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

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

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

20-1:17†††† Certainely as without cause the net is spred before the eyes of all that hath wing:

20-1:18†††† So they lay waite for blood and lie priuily for their liues.

20-1:19†††† Such are the wayes of euery one that is greedy of gaine: he would take away the life of the owners thereof.

20-1:20†††† Wisdome cryeth without: she vttereth her voyce in the streetes.

20-1:21†††† She calleth in the hye streete, among the prease in the entrings of the gates, and vttereth her wordes in the citie, saying,

20-1:22†††† O ye foolish, howe long will ye loue foolishnes? and the scornefull take their pleasure in scorning, and the fooles hate knowledge?

20-1:23†††† (Turne you at my correction: loe, I will powre out my mind vnto you, and make you vnderstand my wordes)

20-1:24†††† Because I haue called, & ye refused: I haue stretched out mine hand, & none woulde regarde.

20-1:25†††† But ye haue despised all my counsell, and would none of my correction.

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

20-1:27†††† Whe your feare cometh like sudden desolation, & your destruction shall come like a whirle wind: whe affliction & anguish shal come vpo you,

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

20-1:29†††† Because they hated knowledge, and did not chuse the feare of the Lord.

20-1:30†††† They would none of my counsell, but despised all my correction.

20-1:31†††† Therefore shal they eate of ye fruite of their owne way, and be filled with their owne deuises.

20-1:32†††† For ease slaieth the foolish, and the prosperitie of fooles destroyeth them.

20-1:33†††† But he that obeyeth me, shall dwell safely, and be quiet from feare of euill.

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Proverbs 2:

Chapter 2:22 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Geneva 1587) .

20-2:1††††† My sonne, if thou wilt receiue my wordes, and hide my commandements within thee,

20-2:2††††† And cause thine eares to hearken vnto wisdome, and encline thine heart to vnderstanding,

20-2:3††††† (For if thou callest after knowledge, and cryest for vnderstanding:

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

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

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

20-2:7††††† He preserueth the state of the righteous: he is a shielde to them that walke vprightly,

20-2:8††††† That they may keepe the wayes of iudgement: and he preserueth the way of his Saintes)

20-2:9††††† Then shalt thou vnderstand righteousnes, and iudgement, and equitie, and euery good path.

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

20-2:11†††† Then shall counsell preserue thee, and vnderstanding shall keepe thee,

20-2:12†††† And deliuer thee from the euill way, and from the man that speaketh froward things,

20-2:13†††† And from them that leaue the wayes of righteousnes to walke in the wayes of darkenes:

20-2:14†††† Which reioyce in doing euill, and delite in the frowardnesse of the wicked,

20-2:15†††† Whose wayes are crooked and they are lewde in their paths.

20-2:16†††† And it shall deliuer thee from the strange woman, euen from the stranger, which flattereth with her wordes.

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

20-2:18†††† Surely her house tendeth to death, and her paths vnto the dead.

20-2:19†††† All they that goe vnto her, returne not againe, neither take they holde of the wayes of life.

20-2:20†††† Therefore walke thou in the way of good men, and keepe the wayes of the righteous.

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

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

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Proverbs 3:

Chapter 3:35 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Geneva 1587) .

20-3:1††††† My sonne, forget not thou my Lawe, but let thine heart keepe my commandements.

20-3:2††††† For they shall increase the length of thy dayes and the yeeres of life, and thy prosperitie.

20-3:3††††† Let not mercie and trueth forsake thee: binde them on thy necke, and write them vpon the table of thine heart.

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

20-3:5††††† Trust in the Lorde with all thine heart, and leane not vnto thine owne wisdome.

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

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

20-3:8††††† So health shalbe vnto thy nauel, and marowe vnto thy bones.

20-3:9††††† Honour the Lorde with thy riches, and with the first fruites of all thine increase.

20-3:10†††† So shall thy barnes be filled with abundance, and thy presses shall burst with newe wine.

20-3:11†††† My sonne, refuse not the chastening of the Lord, neither be grieued with his correction.

20-3:12†††† For the Lord correcteth him, whome he loueth, euen as the father doeth the childe in whom he deliteth.

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

20-3:14†††† For the marchandise thereof is better then the marchandise of siluer, and the gaine thereof is better then golde.

20-3:15†††† It is more precious then pearles: and all things that 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 glory.

20-3:17†††† Her wayes are wayes of pleasure, and all her pathes prosperitie.

20-3:18†††† She is a tree of life to them that lay holde on her, and blessed is he that retaineth her.

20-3:19†††† The Lorde by wisdome hath layde the foundation of the earth, and hath stablished the heauens through vnderstanding.

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

20-3:21†††† My sonne, let not these things depart from thine eyes, but obserue wisdome, and counsell.

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

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

20-3:24†††† If thou sleepest, thou shalt not bee afraide, and when thou sleepest, thy sleepe shalbe sweete.

20-3:25†††† Thou shalt not feare for any sudden feare, neither for the destruction of the wicked, when it commeth.

20-3:26†††† For the Lorde shall be for thine assurance, and shall preserue thy foote from taking.

20-3:27†††† Withhold not the good from the owners thereof, though there be power in thine hand to doe it.

20-3:28†††† Say not vnto thy neighbour, Go and come againe, and to morow wil I giue thee, if thou now haue it.

20-3:29†††† Intend none hurt against thy neighbour, seeing he doeth dwell without feare by thee.

20-3:30†††† Striue not with a man causelesse, when he hath done thee no harme.

20-3:31†††† Bee not enuious for the wicked man, neither chuse any of his wayes.

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

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

20-3:34†††† With the scornefull he scorneth, but hee giueth grace vnto the humble.

20-3:35†††† The wise shall inherite glorie: but fooles dishonour, though they be exalted.

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Proverbs 4:

Chapter 4:27 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Geneva 1587) .

20-4:1††††† Heare, O ye children, the instruction of a father, and giue eare to learne vnderstanding.

20-4:2††††† For I doe giue you a good doctrine: therefore forsake yee not my lawe.

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

20-4:4††††† When he taught me, and sayde vnto me, Let thine heart holde fast my woordes: keepe my commandements, and thou shalt liue.

20-4:5††††† Get wisedom: get vnderstading: forget not, neither decline from the woordes of my mouth.

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

20-4:7††††† Wisedome is the beginning: get wisedome therefore: and aboue all thy possession get vnderstanding.

20-4:8††††† Exalt her, and she shall exalt thee: she shall bring thee to honour, if thou embrace her.

20-4:9††††† She shal giue a comely ornamet vnto thine head, yea, she shal giue thee a crowne of glorie.

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

20-4:11†††† I haue taught thee in ye way of wisedom, and led thee in the pathes of righteousnesse.

20-4:12†††† Whe thou goest, thy gate shal not be strait, and when thou runnest, thou shalt not fall.

20-4:13†††† Take holde of instruction, and leaue not: keepe her, for shee is thy life.

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

20-4:15†††† Auoide it, and goe not by it: turne from it, and passe by.

20-4:16†††† For they can not sleepe, except they haue done euill, and their sleepe departeth except they cause some to fall.

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

20-4:18†††† But the way of the righteous shineth as the light, that shineth more and more vnto the perfite day.

20-4:19†††† The way of the wicked is as the darkenes: they knowe not wherein they shall fall.

20-4:20†††† My sonne, hearken vnto my wordes, incline thine eare vnto my sayings.

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

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

20-4:23†††† Keepe thine heart with all diligence: for thereout commeth life.

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

20-4:25†††† Let thine eyes beholde the right, and let thine eyeliddes direct thy way before thee.

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

20-4:27†††† Turne not to the right hande, nor to the left, but remooue thy foote from euill.

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Proverbs 5:

Chapter 5:23 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Geneva 1587) .

20-5:1††††† My sonne, hearken vnto my wisedome, & incline thine eare vnto my knowledge.

20-5:2††††† That thou maiest regarde counsell, and thy lippes obserue knowledge.

20-5:3††††† For the lippes of a strange woman drop as an honie combe, and her mouth is more soft then oyle.

20-5:4††††† But the end of her is bitter as wormewood, and sharpe as a two edged sworde.

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

20-5:6††††† She weigheth not the way of life: her paths are moueable: thou canst not knowe them.

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

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

20-5:9††††† Least thou giue thine honor vnto others, and thy yeeres to the cruell:

20-5:10†††† Least the stranger should be silled with thy strength, and thy labours bee in the house of a stranger,

20-5:11†††† And thou mourne at thine end, (when thou hast consumed thy flesh and thy bodie)

20-5:12†††† And say, How haue I hated instruction, and mine heart despised correction!

20-5:13†††† And haue not obeied the voyce of them that taught mee, nor enclined mine eare to them that instructed me!

20-5:14†††† I was almost brought into all euil in ye mids of the Congregation and assemblie.

20-5:15†††† Drinke the water of thy cisterne, and of the riuers out of the middes of thine owne well.

20-5:16†††† Let thy fountaines flow foorth, and the riuers of waters in the streetes.

20-5:17†††† But let them bee thine, euen thine onely, and not the strangers with thee.

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

20-5:19†††† Let her be as the louing hinde and pleasant roe: let her brests satisfie thee at all times, and delite in her loue continually.

20-5:20†††† For why shouldest thou delite, my sonne, in a strange woman, or embrace the bosome of a stranger?

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

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

20-5:23†††† Hee shall die for faute of instruction, and shall goe astraie through his great follie.

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Proverbs 6:

Chapter 6:35 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Geneva 1587) .

20-6:1††††† My sonne, if thou be surety for thy neighbour, and hast striken hands with the stranger,

20-6:2††††† Thou art snared with the wordes of thy mouth: thou art euen taken with the woordes of thine owne mouth.

20-6:3††††† Doe this nowe, my sonne, and deliuer thy selfe: seeing thou art come into the hande of thy neighbour, goe, and humble thy selfe, and sollicite thy friends.

20-6:4††††† Giue no sleepe to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.

20-6:5††††† Deliuer thy selfe as a doe from the hande of the hunter, and as a birde from the hande of the fouler.

20-6:6††††† Goe to the pismire, O sluggarde: beholde her waies, and be wise.

20-6:7††††† For shee hauing no guide, gouernour, nor ruler,

20-6:8††††† Prepareth her meat in the sommer, & gathereth her foode in haruest.

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

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

20-6:11†††† Therefore thy pouertie commeth as one that trauaileth by the way, and thy necessitie like an armed man.

20-6:12†††† The vnthriftie man and the wicked man walketh with a froward mouth.

20-6:13†††† He maketh a signe with his eyes: he signifieth with his feete: he instructeth with his fingers.

20-6:14†††† Lewde things are in his heart: he imagineth euill at all times, and raiseth vp contentions.

20-6:15†††† Therefore shall his destruction come speedily: hee shall be destroyed suddenly without recouerie.

20-6:16†††† These sixe things doeth the Lorde hate: yea, his soule abhorreth seuen:

20-6:17†††† The hautie eyes, a lying tongue, and the hands that shed innocent blood,

20-6:18†††† An heart that imagineth wicked enterprises, feete that be swift in running to mischiefe,

20-6:19†††† A false witnesse that speaketh lyes, and him that rayseth vp contentions among brethren.

20-6:20†††† My sonne, keepe thy fathers commandement, and forsake not thy mothers instruction.

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

20-6:22†††† It shall leade thee, when thou walkest: it shall watch for thee, when thou sleepest, and when thou wakest, it shall talke with thee.

20-6:23†††† For the commandement is a lanterne, and instruction a light: and corrections for instruction are the way of life,

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

20-6:25†††† Desire not her beautie in thine heart, neither let her take thee with her eye lids.

20-6:26†††† For because of the whorish woman a man is brought to a morsell of bread, and a woman wil hunt for the precious life of a man.

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

20-6:28†††† Or can a man go vpon coales, and his feete not be burnt?

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

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

20-6:31†††† But if he be founde, he shall restore seuen folde, or he shall giue all the substance of his house.

20-6:32†††† But he that committeth adulterie with a woman, he is destitute of vnderstanding: he that doeth it, destroyeth his owne soule.

20-6:33†††† He shall finde a wounde and dishonour, and his reproch shall neuer be put away.

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

20-6:35†††† He cannot beare the sight of any raunsome: neither will he consent, though thou augment the giftes.

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Proverbs 7:

Chapter 7:27 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Geneva 1587) .

20-7:1††††† My sonne, keepe my wordes, & hide my commandements with thee.

20-7:2††††† Keepe my commandements, and thou shalt liue, and mine instruction as the apple of thine eyes.

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

20-7:4††††† Say vnto wisedome, Thou art my sister: and call vnderstanding thy kinswoman,

20-7:5††††† That they may keepe thee from the strange woman, euen from the stranger that is smoothe in her wordes.

20-7:6††††† As I was in the window of mine house, I looked through my windowe,

20-7:7††††† And I sawe among the fooles, and considered among the children a yong man destitute of vnderstanding,

20-7:8††††† Who passed through the streete by her corner, and went toward her house,

20-7:9††††† In the twilight in the euening, when the night began to be blacke and darke.

20-7:10†††† And beholde, there met him a woman with an harlots behauiour, and subtill in heart.

20-7:11†††† (She is babling and loud: whose feete can not abide in her house.

20-7:12†††† Nowe she is without, nowe in the streetes, and lyeth in waite at euery corner)

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

20-7:14†††† I haue peace offerings: this day haue I payed my vowes.

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

20-7:16†††† I haue deckt my bed with ornaments, carpets and laces of Egypt.

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

20-7:18†††† Come, let vs take our fill of loue vntill the morning: let vs take our pleasure in daliance.

20-7:19†††† For mine husbande is not at home: he is gone a iourney farre off.

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

20-7:21†††† Thus with her great craft she caused him to yeelde, and with her flattering lips she entised him.

20-7:22†††† And he followed her straight wayes, as an oxe that goeth to the slaughter, and as a foole to the stockes for correction,

20-7:23†††† Till a dart strike through his liuer, as a bird hasteth to the snare, not knowing that he is in danger.

20-7:24†††† Heare me now therefore, O children, and hearken to the wordes of my mouth.

20-7:25†††† Let not thine heart decline to her wayes: wander thou not in her paths.

20-7:26†††† For shee hath caused many to fall downe wounded, & the strong men are all slaine by her.

20-7:27†††† Her house is the way vnto ye graue, which goeth downe to the chambers of death.

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Proverbs 8:

Chapter 8:36 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Geneva 1587) .

20-8:1††††† Doeth not wisedome crie? and vnderstanding vtter her voyce?

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

20-8:3††††† She cryeth besides the gates before the citie at the entrie of the doores,

20-8:4††††† O men, I call vnto you, and vtter my voyce to the children of men.

20-8:5††††† O ye foolish men, vnderstand wisedome, and ye, O fooles, be wise in heart.

20-8:6††††† Giue eare, for I will speake of excellent things, and the opening of my lippes, shall teache things that be right.

20-8:7††††† For my mouth shall speake the trueth, and my lippes abhorre wickednesse.

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

20-8:9††††† They are all plaine to him that will vnderstande, and streight to them that woulde finde knowledge.

20-8:10†††† Receiue mine instruction, and not siluer, and knowledge rather then fine golde.

20-8:11†††† For wisdome is better then precious stones: and all pleasures are not to be compared vnto her.

20-8:12†††† I wisdome dwell with prudence, and I find foorth knowledge and counsels.

20-8:13†††† The feare of the Lord is to hate euill as pride, and arrogancie, and the euill way: and a mouth that speaketh lewde things, I doe hate.

20-8:14†††† I haue counsell and wisedome: I am vnderstanding, and I haue strength.

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

20-8:16†††† By me princes rule and the nobles, and all the iudges of the earth.

20-8:17†††† I loue them that loue me: and they that seeke me earely, shall finde me.

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

20-8:19†††† My fruite is better then golde, euen then fine golde, and my reuenues better then fine siluer.

20-8:20†††† I cause to walke in the way of righteousnes, and in the middes of the paths of iudgement,

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

20-8:22†††† The Lord hath possessed me in the beginning of his way: I was before his workes of olde.

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

20-8:24†††† When there were no depths, was I begotten, when there were no fountaines abounding with water.

20-8:25†††† Before the mountaines were setled: and before the hilles, was I begotten.

20-8:26†††† He had not yet made the earth, nor the open places, nor the height of the dust in the worlde.

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

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

20-8:29†††† When he gaue his decree to the Sea, that the waters shoulde not passe his commaundement: when he appointed the foundations of the earth,

20-8:30†††† Then was I with him as a nourisher, and I was dayly his delight reioycing alway before him,

20-8:31†††† And tooke my solace in the compasse of his earth: and my delite is with the children of men.

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

20-8:33†††† Heare instruction, and be ye wise, and refuse it not:

20-8:34†††† Blessed is the man that heareth mee, watching dayly at my gates, & giuing attendance at the postes of my doores.

20-8:35†††† For he that findeth me, findeth life, and shal obteine fauour of the Lord.

20-8:36†††† But he that sinneth against me, hurteth his owne soule: and all that hate me, loue death.

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Proverbs 9:

Chapter 9:18 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Geneva 1587) .

20-9:1††††† Wisedome hath built her house, and hewen out her seuen pillars.

20-9:2††††† She hath killed her vitailes, drawen her wine, and prepared her table.

20-9:3††††† She hath sent forth her maydens and cryeth vpon the highest places of the citie, saying,

20-9:4††††† Who so is simple, let him come hither, and to him that is destitute of wisedome, she sayth,

20-9:5††††† Come, and eate of my meate, and drinke of the wine that I haue drawen.

20-9:6††††† Forsake your way, ye foolish, and ye shall liue: and walke in the way of vnderstanding.

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

20-9:8††††† Rebuke not a scorner, least he hate thee: but rebuke a wise man, and he will loue thee.

20-9:9††††† Giue admonition to the wise, and he will be the wiser: teache a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.

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

20-9:11†††† For thy dayes shalbe multiplied by me, and the yeeres of thy life shalbe augmented.

20-9:12†††† If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thy selfe, and if thou be a scorner, thou alone shalt suffer.

20-9:13†††† A foolish woman is troublesome: she is ignorant, and knoweth nothing.

20-9:14†††† But she sitteth at the doore of her house on a seate in the hie places of the citie,

20-9:15†††† To call them that passe by the way, that go right on their way, saying,

20-9:16†††† Who so is simple, let him come hither, and to him that is destitute of wisedome, shee sayth also,

20-9:17†††† Stollen waters are sweete, and hid bread is pleasant.

20-9:18†††† But he knoweth not, that ye dead are there, and that her ghestes are in the depth of hell.

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Proverbs 10:

Chapter 10:32 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Geneva 1587) .

20-10:1†††† A wise sonne maketh a glad father: but a foolish sonne is an heauines to his mother.

20-10:2†††† The treasures of wickednesse profite nothing: but righteousnesse deliuereth from death.

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

20-10:4†††† A slouthfull hand maketh poore: but the hand of the diligent maketh riche.

20-10:5†††† He that gathereth in sommer, is the sonne of wisdome: but he that sleepeth in haruest, is the sonne of confusion.

20-10:6†††† Blessings are vpon the head of the righteous: but iniquitie shall couer the mouth of the wicked.

20-10:7†††† The memoriall of the iust shalbe blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rotte.

20-10:8†††† The wise in heart will receiue commandements: but the foolish in talke shalbe beaten.

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

20-10:10††† He that winketh with the eye, worketh sorowe, & he that is foolish in talke, shalbe beaten.

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

20-10:12††† Hatred stirreth vp contentions: but loue couereth all trespasses.

20-10:13††† In the lippes of him that hath vnderstanding wisdome is founde, and a rod shalbe for the backe of him that is destitute of wisedome.

20-10:14††† Wise men lay vp knowledge: but ye mouth of the foole is a present destruction.

20-10:15††† The riche mans goodes are his strong citie: but the feare of the needie is their pouertie.

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

20-10:17††† He that regardeth instruction, is in the way of life: but he that refuseth correction, goeth out of the way.

20-10:18††† He that dissembleth hatred with lying lips, and he that inuenteth slaunder, is a foole.

20-10:19††† In many wordes there cannot want iniquitie: but he that refrayneth his lippes, is wise.

20-10:20††† The tongue of the iust man is as fined siluer: but the heart of the wicked is litle worth.

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

20-10:22††† The blessing of the Lorde, it maketh riche, and he doeth adde no sorowes with it.

20-10:23††† It is as a pastime to a foole to doe wickedly: but wisedome is vnderstanding to a man.

20-10:24††† That which the wicked feareth, shal come vpon him: but God wil graunt the desire of the righteous.

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

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

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

20-10:28††† The patient abiding of the righteous shal be gladnesse: but the hope of the wicked shall perish.

20-10:29††† The way of the Lord is strength to the vpright man: but feare shall be for the workers of iniquitie.

20-10:30††† The righteous shall neuer be remooued: but the wicked shall not dwell in the land.

20-10:31††† The mouth of the iust shall be fruitfull in wisdome: but the tongue of the froward shall be cut out.

20-10:32††† The lips of the righteous knowe what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh froward things.

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Proverbs 11:

Chapter 11:31 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Geneva 1587) .

20-11:1†††† False balances are an abomination vnto the Lord: but a perfite weight pleaseth him.

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

20-11:3†††† The vprightnes of the iust shal guide them: but the frowardnes of the transgressers shall destroy them.

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

20-11:5†††† The righteousnes of the vpright shal direct his way: but the wicked shall fall in his owne wickednes.

20-11:6†††† The righteousnesse of the iust shall deliuer them: but the transgressers shall be taken in their owne wickednes.

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

20-11:8†††† The righteous escapeth out of trouble, and the wicked shall come in his steade.

20-11:9†††† An hypocrite with his mouth hurteth his neighbour: but the righteous shall be deliuered by knowledge.

20-11:10††† In the prosperitie of the righteous the citie reioyceth, and when the wicked perish, there is ioye.

20-11:11††† By the blessing of the righteous, the citie is exalted: but it is subuerted by the mouth of the wicked.

20-11:12††† He that despiseth his neighbour, is destitute of wisedome: but a man of vnderstanding will keepe silence.

20-11:13††† Hee that goeth about as a slanderer, discouereth a secret: but hee that is of a faithfull heart concealeth a matter.

20-11:14††† Where no counsell is, the people fall: but where many counsellers are, there is health.

20-11:15††† Hee shall be sore vexed, that is suretie for a stranger, and he that hateth suretiship, is sure.

20-11:16††† A gracious woman atteineth honour, and the strong men atteine riches.

20-11:17††† Hee that is mercifull, rewardeth his owne soule: but he that troubleth his own flesh, is cruel.

20-11:18††† The wicked worketh a deceitful worke: but hee that soweth righteousnes, shall receiue a sure rewarde.

20-11:19††† As righteousnes leadeth to life: so hee that followeth euill, seeketh his owne death.

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

20-11:21††† Though hande ioyne in hande, the wicked shall not be vnpunished: but the seede of the righteous shall escape.

20-11:22††† As a iewell of golde in a swines snoute: so is a faire woman, which lacketh discretion.

20-11:23††† The desire of the righteous is onely good: but the hope of the wicked is indignation.

20-11:24††† There is that scattereth, and is more increased: but hee that spareth more then is right, surely commeth to pouertie.

20-11:25††† The liberall person shall haue plentie: and he that watereth, shall also haue raine.

20-11:26††† He that withdraweth the corne, the people will curse him: but blessing shalbe vpon the head of him that selleth corne.

20-11:27††† He that seeketh good things, getteth fauour: but he that seeketh euill, it shall come to him.

20-11:28††† He that trusteth in his riches, shall fall: but the righteous shall florish as a leafe.

20-11:29††† He that troubleth his owne house, shall inherite the winde, and the foole shalbe seruant to the wise in heart.

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

20-11:31††† Beholde, the righteous shalbe recompensed in the earth: howe much more the wicked and the sinner?

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Proverbs 12:

Chapter 12:28 Verses

20 Proverbs

(Geneva 1587) .

20-12:1†††† He that loueth instruction, loueth knowledge: but he that hateth correction, is a foole.

20-12:2†††† A good man getteth fauour of the Lorde: but the man of wicked immaginations will hee condemne.

20-12:3†††† A man cannot be established by wickednesse: but the roote of the righteous shall not be mooued.

20-12:4†††† A vertuous woman is the crowne of her husband: but she that maketh him ashamed, is as corruption in his bones.

20-12:5†††† The thoughtes of the iust are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceitfull.

20-12:6†††† The talking of the wicked is to lye in waite for blood: but the mouth of the righteous will deliuer them.

20-12:7†††† God ouerthroweth the wicked, and they are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

20-12:8†††† A man shall be commended for his wisedome: but the froward of heart shalbe despised.

20-12:9†††† He that is despised, & is his owne seruant, is better then he that boasteth himselfe and lacketh bread.

20-12:10††† A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the mercies of the wicked are cruell.

20-12:11††† He that tilleth his lande, shalbe satisfied with bread: but he that followeth the idle, is destitute of vnderstanding.

20-12:12††† The wicked desireth the net of euils: but the roote of the righteous giueth fruite.

20-12:13††† The euill man is snared by the wickednesse of his lips, but the iust shall come out of aduersitie.

20-12:14††† A man shalbe satiate with good things by the fruite of his mouth, and the recompence of a mans hands shall God giue vnto him.

20-12:15††† The way of a foole is right in his owne eyes: but he that heareth counsell, is wise.

20-12:16††† A foole in a day shall be knowen by his anger: but he that couereth shame, is wise.

20-12:17††† He that speaketh trueth, will shewe righteousnes: but a false witnes vseth deceite.

20-12:18††† There is that speaketh wordes like the prickings of a sworde: but the tongue of wise men is health.

20-12:19††† The lip of trueth shall be stable for euer: but a lying tongue varieth incontinently.

20-12:20††† Deceite is in the heart of them that imagine euill: but to the counsellers of peace sh