Proverbs 24 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 24

1 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

2 For their heart imagineth destruction, and their lips speak mischief.

3 Through wisdom is an house built, and with understanding it is established.

4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious, and pleasant riches.

5 A wise man is strong: for a man of understanding increaseth his strength.

6 For with counsel thou shalt enterprise thy war, and in the multitude of them that can give counsel, is health.

7 Wisdom is high to a fool: therefore he cannot open his mouth in the gate.

8 He that imagineth to do evil, men shall call him an author of wickedness.

9 The wicked thought of a fool is sin, and the scorner is an abomination unto men.

10 If thou be faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

11 Deliver them that are drawn to death: wilt thou not preserve them that are led to be slain?

12 If thou say, Behold, we knew not of it: he that pondereth the hearts, doeth not he understand it? And he that keepeth thy soul, knoweth he it not? Will not he also recompense every man according to his works?

13 My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the honeycomb, for it is sweet unto thy mouth.

14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul, if thou find it, and there shall be an end, and thine hope shall not be cut off.

15 Lay no wait, O wicked man, against the house of the righteous, and spoil not his resting place.

16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth again: but the wicked fall into mischief.

17 Be thou not glad when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart rejoice when he stumbleth,

18 Lest the Lord see it, and it displease him, and he turn his wrath from him.

19 Fret not thyself because of the malicious, neither be envious at the wicked.

20 For there shall be none end of plagues to the evil man: the light of the wicked shall be put out.

21 My son fear the Lord, and the King, and meddle not with them that are seditious.

22 For their destruction shall rise suddenly, and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

23 ALSO THESE THINGS PERTAIN TO THE WISE, It is not good to have respect of any person in judgment.

24 He that saith to the wicked, Thou art righteous, him shall the people curse, and the multitude shall abhor him.

25 But to them that rebuke him, shall be pleasure, and upon them shall come the blessing of goodness.

26 They shall kiss the lips of him that answereth upright words.

27 Prepare thy work without, and make ready thy things in the field, and after, build thine house.

28 Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause: for wilt thou deceive with thy lips?

29 Say not, I will do to him, as he hath done to me, I will recompense every man according to his work.

30 I passed by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man destitute of understanding.

31 And lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

32 Then I beheld, and I considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.

33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep.

34 So thy poverty cometh as one that travaileth by the way, and thy necessity like an armed man.

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Proverbs 23 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 23

1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee,

2 And put the knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to the appetite.

3 Be not desirous of his dainty meats: for it is a deceivable meat.

4 Travail not too much to be rich: but cease from thy wisdom.

5 Wilt thou cast thine eyes upon it, which is nothing? for riches taketh her to her wings, as an eagle, and flieth into the heaven.

6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire his dainty meats.

7 For as though he thought it in his heart, so will he say unto thee, Eat and drink: but his heart is not with thee.

8 Thou shalt vomit thy morsels that thou hast eaten, and thou shalt lose thy sweet words.

9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

10 Remove not the ancient bounds, and enter not into the fields of the fatherless.

11 For he that redeemeth them, is mighty: he will defend their cause against thee.

12 Apply thine heart to instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

13 Withhold not correction from the child: if thou smite him with the rod, he shall not die.

14 Thou shalt smite him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

15 My son, if thine heart be wise, mine heart shall rejoice, and I also.

16 And my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak righteous things.

17 Let not thine heart be envious against sinners: but let it be in the fear of the Lord continually.

18 For surely there is an end, and thy hope shall not be cut off.

19 O thou my son, hear, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

20 Keep not company with drunkards, nor with gluttons.

21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall be poor, and the sleeper shall be clothed with rags.

22 Obey thy father that hath begotten thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

23 Buy the truth, but sell it not: likewise wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a wise child, shall have joy of him.

25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes delight in my ways.

27 For a whore is as a deep ditch, and a strange woman is as a narrow pit.

28 Also she lieth in wait as for a prey, and she increaseth the transgressors among men.

29 To whom is woe? to whom is sorrow? to whom is strife? to whom is murmuring? to whom are wounds without cause? and to whom is the redness of the eyes?

30 Even to them that tarry long at the wine, to them that go, and seek mixed wine.

31 Look not thou upon the wine, when it is red, and when it sheweth his color in the cup, or goeth down pleasantly.

32 In the end thereof it will bite like a serpent, and hurt like a cockatrice.

33 Thine eyes shall look upon strange women, and thine heart shall speak lewd things.

34 And thou shalt be as one that sleepeth in the midst of the sea, and as he that sleepeth in the top of the mast.

35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, but I was not sick: they have beaten me, but I knew not, when I awoke: therefore will I seek it yet still.

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Proverbs 22 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 22

1 A good name is to be chosen above great riches, and loving favor is above silver and above gold.

2 The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all.

3 A prudent man seeth the plague, and hideth himself: but the foolish go on still, and are punished.

4 The reward of humility, and the fear of God is riches, and glory, and life.

5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: but he that regardeth his soul, will depart far from them.

6 Teach a child in the trade of his way, and when he is old, he shall not depart from it.

7 The rich ruleth the poor, and the borrower is servant to the man that lendeth.

8 He that soweth iniquity, shall reap affliction, and the rod of his anger shall fail.

9 He that hath a good eye, he shall be blessed: for he giveth of his bread unto the poor.

10 Cast out the scorner, and strife shall go out: so contention and reproach shall cease.

11 He that loveth pureness of heart for the grace of his lips, the King shall be his friend.

12 The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge: but he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.

13 The slothful man saith, A lion is without, I shall be slain in the street.

14 The mouth of strange women is as a deep pit: he with whom the Lord is angry, shall fall therein.

15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child: but the rod of correction shall drive it away from him.

16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase himself, and giveth unto the rich, shall surely come to poverty.

17 Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

18 For it shall be pleasant, if thou keep them in thy belly, and if they be directed together in thy lips.

19 That thy confidence may be in the Lord, I have shewed thee this day: thou therefore take heed.

20 Have not I written unto thee three times in counsels and knowledge,

21 That I might shew thee the assurance of the words of truth to answer the words of truth to them that send to thee?

22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted in judgment.

23 For the Lord will defend their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoil them.

24 Make no friendship with an angry man, neither go with the furious man,

25 Lest thou learn his ways, and receive destruction to thy soul.

26 Be not thou of them that touch the hand, nor among them that are surety for debts.

27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why causest thou that he should take thy bed from under thee?

28 Thou shalt not remove the ancient bounds which thy fathers have made.

29 Thou seest that a diligent man in his business standeth before Kings, and standeth not before the base sort.

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Proverbs 21 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 21

1 The King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of waters: he turneth it whithersoever it pleaseth him.

2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.

3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

4 A haughty look, and a proud heart, which is the light of the wicked, is sin.

5 The thoughts of the diligent do surely bring abundance: but whosoever is hasty, cometh surely to poverty.

6 The gathering of treasures by a deceitful tongue is vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them: for they have refused to execute judgment.

8 The way of some is perverted and strange: but of the pure man, his work is right.

9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the house top, than with a contentious woman in a wide house.

10 The soul of the wicked wisheth evil: and his neighbor hath no favor in his eyes.

11 When the scorner is punished, the foolish is wise: and when one instructeth the wise, he will receive knowledge.

12 The righteous teacheth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their evil.

13 He that stoppeth his ear at the crying of the poor, he shall also cry and not be heard.

14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger, and a gift in the bosom great wrath.

15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

16 A man that wandereth out of the way of wisdom, shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

17 He that loveth pastime, shall be a poor man: and he that loveth wine and oil, shall not be rich.

18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the just, and the transgressor for the righteous.

19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman.

20 In the house of the wise is a pleasant treasure and oil: but a foolish man devoureth it.

21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy, shall find life, righteousness, and glory.

22 A wise man goeth up into the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof.

23 He that keepeth his mouth and his tongue, keepeth his soul from afflictions.

24 Proud, haughty and scornful is his name that worketh in his arrogancy wrath.

25 The desire of the slothful slayeth him: for his hands refuse to work.

26 He coveteth evermore greedily, but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

27 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination: how much more when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

28 A false witness shall perish: but he that heareth, speaketh continually.

29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but the just, he will direct his way.

30 There is no wisdom, neither understanding, nor counsel against the Lord.

31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but salvation is of the Lord.

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Proverbs 20 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 20

1 Wine is a mocker and strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby, is not wise.

2 The fear of the King is like the roaring of a lion: he that provoketh him unto anger, sinneth against his own soul.

3 It is a man’s honor to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.

4 The slothful will not plow, because of winter: therefore shall he beg in summer, but have nothing.

5 The counsel in the heart of man is like deep waters: but a man that hath understanding, will draw it out.

6 Many men will boast, every one of his own goodness: but who can find a faithful man?

7 He that walketh in his integrity, is just: and blessed shall his children be after him.

8 A King that sitteth in the throne of judgment, chaseth away all evil with his eyes.

9 Who can say, I have made mine heart clean, I am clean from my sin?

10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both these are even abomination unto the Lord.

11 A child also is known by his doings, whether his work be pure and right.

12 The Lord hath made both these, even the ear to hear, and the eye to see.

13 Love not sleep lest thou come unto poverty: open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone apart, he boasteth.

15 There is gold, and a multitude of precious stones: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

16 Take his garment, that is surety for a stranger, and a pledge of him for the stranger.

17 The bread of deceit is sweet to a man: but afterward his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

18 Establish the thoughts by counsel: and by counsel make war.

19 He that goeth about as a slanderer, discovereth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

20 He that curseth his father or his mother, his light shall be put out in obscure darkness.

21 An heritage is hastily gotten at the beginning, but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil: but wait upon the Lord, and he shall save thee.

23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the Lord, and deceitful balances are not good.

24 The steps of man are ruled by the Lord: how can a man then understand his own way?

25 It is a destruction for a man to devour that which is sanctified, and after the vows to inquire.

26 A wise King scattereth the wicked, and causeth the wheel to turn over them.

27 The light of the Lord is the breath of man, and searcheth all the bowels of the belly.

28 Mercy and truth preserve the King: for his throne shall be established with mercy.

29 The beauty of young men is their strength, and the glory of the aged is the gray head.

30 The blueness of the wound serveth to purge the evil, and the stripes within the bowels of the belly.

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Proverbs 19 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 19

1 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that abuseth his lips, and is a fool.

2 For without knowledge the mind is not good, and he that hasteth with his feet, sinneth.

3 The foolishness of a man perverteth his way, and his heart fretteth against the Lord.

4 Riches gather many friends: but the poor is separated from his neighbor.

5 A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall not escape.

6 Many reverence the face of the prince, and every man is friend to him that giveth gifts.

7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more will his friends depart far from him? though he be instant with words, yet they will not.

8 He that possesseth understanding, loveth his own soul, and keepeth wisdom to find goodness.

9 A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall perish.

10 Pleasure is not comely for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

11 The discretion of man deferreth his anger: and his glory is to pass by an offence.

12 The King’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion: but his favor is like the dew upon ye grass.

13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father, and the contentions of a wife are like a continual dropping.

14 House and riches are the inheritance of the fathers: but a prudent wife cometh of the Lord.

15 Slothfulness causeth to fall asleep, and a deceitful person shall be affamished.

16 He that keepeth the commandment, keepeth his own soul: but he that despiseth his ways, shall die.

17 He that hath mercy upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord: and the Lord will recompense him that which he hath given.

18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his murmuring.

19 A man of much anger shall suffer punishment: and though thou deliver him, yet will his anger come again.

20 Hear counsel and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

21 Many devices are in a man’s heart: but the counsel of the Lord shall stand.

22 That which is to be desired of a man, is his goodness, and a poor man is better than a liar.

23 The fear of the Lord leadeth to life: and he that is filled therewith, shall continue, and shall not be visited with evil.

24 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not put it to his mouth again.

25 Smite a scorner, and the foolish will beware: and reprove the prudent, and he will understand knowledge.

26 He that destroyeth his father, or chaseth away his mother, is a lewd and shameful child.

27 My son, hear no more the instruction, that causeth to err from ye words of knowledge.

28 A wicked witness mocketh at judgment, and the mouth of ye wicked swalloweth up iniquity.

29 But judgments are prepared for the scorners, and stripes for the back of the fools.

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Proverbs 18 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 18

1 For the desire thereof he will separate himself to seek it, and occupy himself in all wisdom.

2 A fool hath no delight in understanding: but that his heart may be discovered.

3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh contempt, and with the vile man reproach.

4 The words of a man’s mouth are like deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom is like a flowing river.

5 It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to cause ye righteous to fall in judgment.

6 A fool’s lips come with strife, and his mouth calleth for stripes.

7 A fool’s mouth is his own destruction, and his lips are a snare for his soul.

8 The words of a tale bearer are as flatterings, and they go down into the bowels of the belly.

9 He also that is slothful in his work, is even the brother of him that is a great waster.

10 The Name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth unto it, and is exalted.

11 The rich man’s riches are his strong city: and as an high wall in his imagination.

12 Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, and before glory goeth lowliness.

13 He that answereth a matter before he hear it, it is folly and shame unto him.

14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity: but a wounded spirit who can bear it?

15 A wise heart getteth knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeketh learning.

16 A man’s gift enlargeth him, and leadeth him before great men.

17 He that is first in his own cause, is just: then cometh his neighbor, and maketh inquiry of him.

18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and maketh a partition among the mighty.

19 A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city, and their contentions are like the bar of a palace.

20 With the fruit of a man’s mouth shall his belly be satisfied, and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

21 Death and life are in the power of ye tongue, and they that love it, shall eat the fruit thereof.

22 He that findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and receiveth favor of the Lord.

23 The poor speaketh with prayers: but the rich answereth roughly.

24 A man that hath friends, ought to shew himself friendly: for a friend is nearer than a brother.

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Proverbs 17 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 17

1 Better is a dry morsel, if peace be with it, than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

2 A discrete servant shall have rule over a lewd son, and he shall divide the heritage among the brethren.

3 As is the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold, so the Lord trieth the hearts.

4 The wicked giveth heed to false lips, and a liar hearkeneth to the naughty tongue.

5 He that mocketh the poor, reproacheth him, that made him: and he that rejoiceth at destruction, shall not be unpunished.

6 Children’s children are the crown of the elders: and the glory of ye children are their fathers.

7 High talk becometh not a fool, much less a lying talk a prince.

8 A reward is as a stone pleasant in the eyes of them that have it: it prospereth, whithersoever it turneth.

9 He that covereth a transgression, seeketh love: but he that repeateth a matter, separateth the prince.

10 A reproof entereth more into him that hath understanding, than an hundred stripes into a fool.

11 A seditious person seeketh only evil, and a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

12 It is better for a man to meet a bear robbed of her whelps, than a fool in his folly.

13 He that rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

14 The beginning of strife is as one that openeth the waters: therefore or the contention be meddled with, leave off.

15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.

16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of the fool to get wisdom, and he hath none heart?

17 A friend loveth at all times: and a brother is born for adversity.

18 A man destitute of understanding, toucheth the hand, and becometh surety for his neighbor.

19 He loveth transgression, that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate, seeketh destruction.

20 The froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a naughty tongue, shall fall into evil.

21 He that begetteth a fool, getteth himself sorrow, and the father of a fool can have no joy.

22 A joyful heart causeth good health: but a sorrowful mind drieth the bones.

23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to wrest the ways of judgment.

24 Wisdom is in the face of him that hath understanding: but the eyes of a fool are in the corners of the world.

25 A foolish son is a grief unto his father, and a heaviness to her that bare him.

26 Surely it is not good to condemn the just, nor that ye princes should smite such for equity.

27 He that hath knowledge, spareth his words, and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.

28 Even a fool (when he holdeth his peace) is counted wise, and he that stoppeth his lips, prudent.

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Proverbs 16 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 16

1 The preparations of the heart are in man: but the answer of the tongue is of the Lord.

2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the spirits.

3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be directed.

4 The Lord hath made all things for his own sake: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

5 All that are proud in heart, are an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

6 By mercy and truth iniquity shall be forgiven, and by the fear of the Lord they depart from evil.

7 When the ways of a man please the Lord, he will make also his enemies at peace with him.

8 Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without equity.

9 The heart of man purposeth his way: but the Lord doeth direct his steps.

10 A divine sentence shall be in the lips of the King: his mouth shall not transgress in judgment.

11 A true weight and balance are of the Lord: all the weights of the bag are his work.

12 It is an abomination to Kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by justice.

13 Righteous lips are the delight of Kings, and the King loveth him that speaketh right things.

14 The wrath of a King is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

15 In the light of the King’s countenance is life: and his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.

16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold? and to get understanding, is more to be desired than silver.

17 The path of the righteous is to decline from evil, and he keepeth his soul, that keepeth his way.

18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an high mind before the fall.

19 Better it is to be of humble mind with the lowly, than to divide the spoils with the proud.

20 He that is wise in his business, shall find good: and he that trusteth in the Lord, he is blessed.

21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips shall increase doctrine.

22 Understanding is wellspring of life unto them that have it: and the instruction of fools is folly.

23 The heart of the wise guideth his mouth wisely, and addeth doctrine to his lips.

24 Fair words are as an honeycomb, sweetness to the soul, and health to the bones.

25 There is a way that seemeth right unto man: but the issue thereof are the ways of death.

26 The person that travaileth, travaileth for himself: for his mouth craveth it of him.

27 A wicked man diggeth up evil, and in his lips is like burning fire.

28 A froward person soweth strife: and a taleteller maketh division among princes.

29 A wicked man deceiveth his neighbor, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.

30 He shutteth his eyes to devise wickedness: he moveth his lips, and bringeth evil to pass.

31 Age is a crown of glory, when it is found in the way of righteousness.

32 He that is slow unto anger, is better than the mighty man: and he that ruleth his own mind, is better than he that winneth a city.

33 The lot is cast into the lap: but the whole disposition thereof is of the Lord.

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Proverbs 14 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 14

1 A wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish destroyeth it with her own hands.

2 He that walketh in his righteousness, feareth the Lord: but he that is lewd in his ways, despiseth him.

3 In the mouth of the foolish is the rod of pride: but the lips of the wise preserve them.

4 Where none oxen are, there the crib is empty: but much increase cometh by the strength of the ox.

5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false record will speak lies.

6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy to him that will understand.

7 Depart from the foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

8 The wisdom of ye prudent is to understand his way: but the foolishness of the fools is deceit.

9 The fool maketh a mock of sin: but among the righteous there is favor.

10 The heart knoweth the bitterness of his soul, and the stranger shall not meddle with his joy.

11 The house of the wicked shall be destroyed: but the tabernacle of the righteous shall flourish.

12 There is a way that seemeth right to a man: but the issues thereof are the ways of death.

13 Even in laughing the heart is sorrowful, and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

14 The heart that declineth, shall be satiate with his own ways: but a good man shall depart from him.

15 The foolish will believe everything: but the prudent will consider his steps.

16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but a fool rageth, and is careless.

17 He that is hasty to anger, commiteth folly, and a busybody is hated.

18 The foolish do inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil shall bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: but the friends of the rich are many.

21 The sinner despiseth his neighbor: but he that hath mercy on the poor, is blessed.

22 Do not they err that imagine evil? but to them that think on good things, shall be mercy and truth.

23 In all labor there is abundance: but the talk of the lips bringeth only want.

24 The crown of the wise is their riches, and the folly of fools is foolishness.

25 A faithful witness delivereth souls: but a deceiver speaketh lies.

26 In the fear of the Lord is an assured strength, and his children shall have hope.

27 The fear of the Lord is as a wellspring of life, to avoid the snares of death.

28 In the multitude of the people is the honor of a King, and for the want of people cometh the destruction of the Prince.

29 He that is slow to wrath, is of great wisdom: but he that is of an hasty mind, exalteth folly.

30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy is the rotting of the bones.

31 He that oppresseth the poor, reproveth him that made him: but he honoreth him, that hath mercy on the poor.

32 The wicked shall be cast away for his malice: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding, and is known in the midst of fools.

34 Justice exalteth a nation, but sin is a shame to the people.

35 The pleasure of a King is in a wise servant: but his wrath shall be toward him that is lewd.

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