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Chapter 1:33 Verses
20-1:1 The prouerbes of Solomon the sonne of Dauid, kyng of Israel:
20-1:2 To learne wisdome and instruction, & to perceaue the wordes of vnderstandyng,
20-1:3 To receaue the instruction of wisdome, iustice, iudgement, and equitie:
20-1:4 To geue wyt vnto the simple, and that the young men myght haue knowledge and vnderstandyng.
20-1:5 The wise man wyll geue eare, and wyll come by more wisdome, and he that is endued with vnderstanding shal attayne vnto [wise] counsayles.
20-1:6 To vnderstande a parable, and the interpretation therof, the wordes of the wise, and their darke speaches.
20-1:7 The feare of the Lorde is the begynnyng of knowledge: but fooles dispise wisdome and instruction.
20-1:8 My sonne, heare thy fathers doctrine, & forsake not the lawe of thy mother:
20-1:9 For they shalbe an encrease of grace vnto thy head, and [as] a chayne about thy necke.
20-1:10 My sonne, if sinners entice thee, consent not vnto them.
20-1:11 If they say, come with vs, let vs lay wayte for blood, and lurke priuily for the innocent without a cause:
20-1:12 Let vs swallowe them vp lyke the graue quicke and whole, as those that go downe into the pit:
20-1:13 So shall we finde all maner of costly riches, and fill our houses with spoyles:
20-1:14 Cast in thy lot among vs, and let vs all haue one purse.
20-1:15 My sonne, walke not thou with them, refrayne thy foote from their wayes.
20-1:16 For their feete runne to euyll, and are hasty to shed blood.
20-1:17 But [as] in vayne, the nette is layde foorth before the birdes eyes:
20-1:18 So these lay wayte for the blood of them, and lye priuily for their liues.
20-1:19 Such [are] the wayes of euery one that is greedie of gayne, who taketh away the life of the owner therof.
20-1:20 Wisdome cryeth without, and putteth foorth her voyce in the streetes:
20-1:21 She calleth before the congregation in the open gates, and sheweth her wordes through the citie, saying:
20-1:22 O ye children, howe long wyll ye loue childishnesse? howe long wyll the scorners delite in scornyng, and the vnwise hate knowledge?
20-1:23 O turne you at my correction: lo I wyll expresse my mynde vnto you, and make you vnderstande my wordes.
20-1:24 Because I haue called, and ye refused, I haue stretched out my hande, and no man regarded:
20-1:25 But all my counsels haue ye dispised, and set my correction at naught:
20-1:26 Therfore wyll I also laugh at your destruction, and mocke you, when the thyng that ye feare commeth vpon you,
20-1:27 Euen when the thyng that ye be afraide of falleth in sodenly like a storme, and your miserie lyke a tempest, yea when trouble and heauinesse commeth vpon you.
20-1:28 Then shall they call vpon me, but I wyll not aunswere: they shall seeke me early, but they shall not finde me:
20-1:29 And that because they hated knowledge, and did not choose the feare of the Lorde,
20-1:30 They woulde none of my counsayle, but dispised all my correction.
20-1:31 Therfore shall they eate of the fruite of their owne way, and be fylled with their owne inuentions.
20-1:32 For the turnyng away of the vnwise shall slay them, and the prosperitie of fooles shall destroy them.
20-1:33 But whoso hearkeneth vnto me, shal dwell safely, and be sure from any feare of euyll.
Chapter 2:22 Verses
20-2:1 My sonne, if thou wylt receaue my wordes, and lay vp my commaundementes within thee,
20-2:2 That thou wylt encline thine eares vnto wisdome: applye thine heart then to vnderstandyng.
20-2:3 For if thou cryest after wisdome, and cryest for knowledge:
20-2:4 If thou seekest for her as for siluer, and searchest for her as for treasures:
20-2:5 Then shalt thou vnderstand the feare of the Lorde, and finde the knowledge of God.
20-2:6 For the Lorde geueth wisdome, out of his mouth commeth knowledge and vnderstandyng.
20-2:7 He stirreth vp health for the righteous: and defendeth them that walke vprightly,
20-2:8 That they may kepe the right path: and he preserueth the way of such as do serue him with godlinesse.
20-2:9 Then shalt thou vnderstande righteousnesse, and iudgement, and equitie, yea and euery good path.
20-2:10 When wisdome entreth into thine heart, and thy soule deliteth in knowledge:
20-2:11 Then shall counsayle preserue thee, and vnderstandyng shall kepe thee,
20-2:12 That thou mayest be deliuered from the euyll way, and from the man that speaketh frowarde thynges:
20-2:13 From such as leaue the wayes of righteousnesse, to walke in the wayes of darknesse:
20-2:14 Which reioyce in doyng naught, and delite in the wickednesse of the euyll:
20-2:15 Whose wayes are croked, and they frowarde in their pathes.
20-2:16 That thou mayest be deliuered also from the straunge woman, and from her that is not thine owne, which geueth sweete wordes,
20-2:17 Forsaketh the husbande of her youth, & forgetteth the couenaunt of her God.
20-2:18 For her house is enclined vnto death, and her pathes vnto hell.
20-2:19 All they that go in vnto her, come not agayne, neither take they holde of the way of lyfe.
20-2:20 Therfore walke thou in the way of such as be vertuous, & kepe the pathes of the righteous.
20-2:21 For the iust shal dwell in the lande, and they that be perfect shall remayne in it.
20-2:22 But the vngodly shall be cut of from the earth: and the wicked doers shalbe rooted out of it.
Chapter 3:35 Verses
20-3:1 My sonne, forget not thou my lawe, but see that thine heart kepe my commaundementes:
20-3:2 For they shal prolong the dayes and yeres of thy lyfe, and bryng thee peace.
20-3:3 Let mercie and faithfulnesse neuer go from thee: binde them about thy necke, and write them in the tables of thyne heart:
20-3:4 So shalt thou finde fauour and good vnderstandyng in the sight of God and men.
20-3:5 Put thy trust in God with all thine heart: & leane not vnto thine owne wit:
20-3:6 In all thy wayes acknowledge him, and he shall order thy goynges.
20-3:7 Be not wise in thine owne conceipt: but feare the Lorde, and depart from euyll:
20-3:8 So shall thy nauell be whole, and thy bones strong.
20-3:9 Honour the Lorde with thy substaunce, and with the firstlynges of all thyne encrease:
20-3:10 So shall thy barnes be filled with plenteousnesse, and thy presses shall flowe ouer with sweete wine.
20-3:11 My sonne refuse not the chastening of the Lorde, neither faynt when thou art corrected of hym:
20-3:12 For whom the Lorde loueth, him he chasteneth, and yet deliteth in him, euen as a father in his owne sonne.
20-3:13 Well is hym that findeth wysdome, and getteth vnderstandyng:
20-3:14 For the marchaundise of it, is better then the marchaundise of siluer, and the gayne therof [is better] then golde.
20-3:15 She is more worth then pretious stones: and all the thinges that thou canst desire, are not to be compared vnto her.
20-3:16 In her right hande is long life, and in her left hande riches and honour.
20-3:17 Her wayes are pleasaunt wayes, and all her pathes are peaceable.
20-3:18 She is a tree of lyfe to them that lay holde vpon her: and blessed is he that kepeth her fast.
20-3:19 With wysdome hath the Lorde layde the foundation of the earth, and thorow vnderstanding hath he stablished the heauens.
20-3:20 Thorow his knowledge the deapthes are broken vp, and the cloudes droppe downe the deawe.
20-3:21 My sonne, let not these thinges depart from thyne eyes, but kepe wysdome and vnderstanding:
20-3:22 So they shall be lyfe vnto thy soule, and grace vnto thy mouth.
20-3:23 Then shalt thou walke safely in thy way, and thy foote shall not stumble.
20-3:24 If thou sleepest, thou shalt not be afraide: but shalt take thy rest, and sleepe sweetely.
20-3:25 Thou shalt not be afraide of any sodayne feare, neither for the violent rushing in of the vngodly when it commeth.
20-3:26 For the Lorde shall stande by thy side, & kepe thy foote that thou be not taken.
20-3:27 Withdraw no good thyng from them that haue nede, so long as thyne hande is able to do it.
20-3:28 Say not vnto thy neyghbour, go thy way and come agayne, and to morowe wyll I geue thee: where as thou hast nowe to geue hym.
20-3:29 Intende no hurt against thy neyghbour, seing he hopeth to dwell in rest by thee.
20-3:30 Striue not with any man without a cause, where as he hath done thee no harme.
20-3:31 Folowe not a wicked man, and chose none of his wayes:
20-3:32 For the Lord abhorreth the froward: but his counsayle is among the righteous.
20-3:33 The curse of the Lord is in the house of the vngodly: but he blesseth the dwellinges of the righteous.
20-3:34 As for the scornfull, doth he not laugh them to scorne? but he geueth grace vnto the lowly.
20-3:35 The wyse shall haue honour in possession: but shame is the promotion that fooles shall haue.
Chapter 4:27 Verses
20-4:1 Heare O ye chyldren a fatherly instruction, & take good heede, that ye may learne vnderstanding.
20-4:2 For I haue geuen you a good doctrine, forsake not ye my lawe.
20-4:3 For when I my selfe was my fathers deare sonne, and tenderly beloued of my mother:
20-4:4 He taught me also and sayde vnto me, let thyne heart receaue my wordes, kepe my commaundementes and thou shalt liue.
20-4:5 Get thee wysdome, and get thee vnderstanding: forget not the wordes of my mouth, and shrinke not from them.
20-4:6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserue thee, loue her, and she shall kepe thee.
20-4:7 The chiefe poynt of wysdome, is to possesse wysdome: and before all thy goodes to get thee vnderstanding.
20-4:8 Make much of her, and she shall promote thee, yea if thou embrace her, she shall bryng thee vnto honour:
20-4:9 She shal beautifie thy head with manyfolde graces, and garnishe thee with a crowne of glory.
20-4:10 Heare my sonne, and receaue my wordes, and the yeres of thy life shalbe many.
20-4:11 I haue shewed thee the way of wysdome, & led thee into the right pathes.
20-4:12 So that if thou goest in them, there shall no straitnesse hinder thee: & when thou runnest, thou shalt not fall.
20-4:13 Take fast holde of doctrine, and let her not go: kepe her, for she is thy life.
20-4:14 Come not in the pathe of the vngodlye, and walke not in the way of the wicked:
20-4:15 Abhorre it and go not therein, depart aside, and passe ouer by it.
20-4:16 For they sleepe not except they haue done mischiefe: and sleepe is taken from them, vntyll they haue done harme.
20-4:17 For they eate the bread of wickednes, and drinke the wine of robberie.
20-4:18 The path of the righteous shineth, as the light that is euer bryghter and bryghter vnto the perfect day.
20-4:19 But the way of the vngodly is as the darkenesse, they knowe not where they fall.
20-4:20 My sonne marke my wordes, and encline thyne eare vnto my sayinges:
20-4:21 Let them not depart from thine eyes, but kepe them euen in the middest of thyne heart:
20-4:22 For they are life vnto those that finde them, and health vnto all their bodyes.
20-4:23 Kepe thyne heart with all diligence, for out of it issueth lyfe.
20-4:24 Put away from thee a frowarde mouth, and let the lippes of slaunder be farre from thee.
20-4:25 Let thyne eyes beholde that thyng that is right, and let thyne eye liddes loke straight before thee.
20-4:26 Ponder the path of thy feete, and let all thy wayes be ordred aright.
20-4:27 Turne not aside, neither to the right hande nor to the left: but wihholde thy foote from euyll.
Chapter 5:23 Verses
20-5:1 My sonne geue heede vnto my wisdome, and bowe thyne eare vnto my prudence:
20-5:2 That thou mayest regarde good counsell, and that thy lippes may kepe knowledge.
20-5:3 For the lippes of a straunge woman are a dropping hony combe, and her throte is more glistering then oyle:
20-5:4 But at the laste she is as bitter as wormewood, and as sharpe as a two edged sworde.
20-5:5 Her feete go downe vnto death, and her steppes pearce thorowe vnto hell.
20-5:6 Perchaunce thou wylt ponder the path of her lyfe: so vnstedfast are her wayes that thou canst not know them.
20-5:7 Heare me nowe therefore O ye chyldren, and depart not from the wordes of my mouth.
20-5:8 Kepe thy way farre from her, & come not nigh the doores of her house.
20-5:9 That thou geue not thy honour vnto other, and thy yeres to the cruell:
20-5:10 That other men be not filled with thy vertues, and that thy labours come not in a straunge house.
20-5:11 Yea, that thou mourne not at the last, when thou hast spent thy bodye and lustie youth, and then say:
20-5:12 Alas, why hated I nurture? why did my heart dispise correction?
20-5:13 Wherefore was not I obedient vnto the voyce of my teachers, and hearkened not vnto them that enfourmed me?
20-5:14 I was come almost into all misfortune, in the middest of the multitude and congregation.
20-5:15 Drinke of the water of thyne owne well, and of the riuers that runne out of thyne owne spring.
20-5:16 Let thy welles flowe out abrode, that there may be riuers of waters in the streates:
20-5:17 But let them be onlye thyne owne, and not straungers with thee.
20-5:18 Let thy well be blessed, and be glad with the wyfe of thy youth.
20-5:19 Let her be as the louyng Hinde and pleasaunt Roe: let her breastes alway satisfie thee, and holde thee euer content with her loue.
20-5:20 Why wylt thou my sonne haue pleasure in a straunge woman, and embrace the bosome of a straunger?
20-5:21 For euery mans wayes are open in the sight of the Lord, and he pondereth all their goynges.
20-5:22 The wickednes of the vngodly shall catche him selfe, and with the snares of his owne sinne shall he be trapped.
20-5:23 He shall dye without amendement, and for his great foolishnes he shall go astray.
Chapter 6:35 Verses
20-6:1 My sonne if thou be suretie for thy neyghbour, and hast fastened thyne hande for another man:
20-6:2 Thou art bounde with thine owne wordes, and taken with thine owne speach.
20-6:3 Therfore my sonne do this, and thou shalt be discharged: When thou art come into thy neyghbours daunger, go thy wayes then soone, humble thy selfe, and with thy frendes intreate [thy creditour.]
20-6:4 Let not thyne eyes sleepe, nor thyne eye liddes slumber.
20-6:5 Saue thy self as a Doe from the hand of the [hunter] and as a byrde from the hande of the fouler.
20-6:6 Go to the emmet thou sluggarde, consider her wayes, and learne to be wyse:
20-6:7 She hath no guyde, nor ouerseer, nor ruler,
20-6:8 Yet in the sommer she prouideth her meate, and gathereth her foode together in the haruest.
20-6:9 Howe long wylt thou sleepe thou sluggishe man? When wylt thou aryse out of thy sleepe?
20-6:10 Yea, sleepe on still a litle, slumber a litle, folde thyne handes together yet a litle that thou mayest sleepe:
20-6:11 So shall pouertie come vnto thee as one that trauayleth by the way, and necessitie like a weaponed man.
20-6:12 An vngodly person, a wicked man, goeth with a frowarde mouth.
20-6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he tokeneth with his feete, he teacheth with his fingers.
20-6:14 He is euer imagining mischiefe and frowardnes in his heart, and causeth discorde.
20-6:15 Therefore shall his destruction come hastyly vpon hym, sodainly shall he be all to broken, and not be healed.
20-6:16 These sixe thinges doth the Lorde hate, and the seuenth he vtterly abhorreth:
20-6:17 A proude loke, a lying tongue, handes that shed innocent blood,
20-6:18 An heart that goeth about wicked imaginations, feete that be swyft in running to mischiefe,
20-6:19 A false witnesse that bringeth vp lyes, and hym that soweth discorde among brethren.
20-6:20 My sonne, kepe thy fathers commaundement, and forsake not the lawe of thy mother:
20-6:21 Tye them continually in thyne heart, and bynde them about thy necke.
20-6:22 That shall leade thee when thou goest, preserue thee when thou art asleepe, and when thou awakest talke with thee.
20-6:23 For the commaundement is a lanterne, and the lawe a light: yea chastening and nurture is the way of life:
20-6:24 That they may kepe thee from the euyll woman, and from the flattering tongue of the straunge woman.
20-6:25 Lust not after her beautie in thyne heart, lest thou be taken with her fayre lokes.
20-6:26 By an harlot [a man is brought] to beg his bread, and a woman wyll hunte for the pretious life of man.
20-6:27 May a man take fire in his bosome, and his clothes not be brent?
20-6:28 Or can one go vpon hotte coales, and his feete not be brent?
20-6:29 Euen so, whosoeuer goeth in to his neyghbours wife and toucheth her, can not be vngiltie.
20-6:30 Men do not vtterly despise a thiefe that stealeth to satisfie his soule, when he is hungrie:
20-6:31 But if he may be gotten, he restoreth agayne seuen tymes as muche, or els he maketh recompence with all the good of his house.
20-6:32 But whoso committeth adultrie with a woman, lacketh vnderstanding: and he that doth it, destroyeth his owne soule.
20-6:33 He getteth him selfe a plague and dishonour, and his reproche shall neuer be put out:
20-6:34 For the ielousie and wrath of the man wyll not be entreated,
20-6:35 No though thou wouldest offer hym great gyftes to make amendes, he wyll not receaue them.
Chapter 7:27 Verses
20-7:1 My sonne kepe my words, and lay vp my commaundements by thee.
20-7:2 Kepe my commaundementes & my lawe, euen as the apple of thyne eye, and thou shalt liue.
20-7:3 Binde them vpon thy fingers, and wryte them in the table of thyne heart.
20-7:4 Say vnto wysdome, thou art my sister: and call vnderstanding thy kinsewoman:
20-7:5 That they may kepe thee from the straunge woman, and from the forraine woman which geueth sweete wordes.
20-7:6 For at the windowe of my house I loked through the windowe,
20-7:7 And behelde among the simple people and among the chyldren a young man voyde of wyt,
20-7:8 Goyng ouer the streate by the corner in the way towarde her house
20-7:9 In the twylight of the euening, when it began nowe to be night and darke:
20-7:10 And behold there met hym a woman with open tokens of an harlot, onlye her heart was hid:
20-7:11 She was full of loude wordes and redye to dallie, whose feete coulde not abide in the house:
20-7:12 Nowe is she without, nowe in the streates, and lyeth in wayte at euery corner.
20-7:13 She caught hym and kissed him, and was not ashamed, saying:
20-7:14 I had a vowe of peace offeringes to pay, and this day I perfourme it:
20-7:15 Therefore came I foorth to meete thee, that I might seeke thy face, and so haue I founde thee.
20-7:16 I haue deckt my bed with coueringes of tapessarie, and clothes of Egypt.
20-7:17 My bed haue I made to smell of Myrre, Aloes, and Cinamon.
20-7:18 Come let vs take our fill of loue vntyll the morning, and let vs solace our selues with the pleasures of loue.
20-7:19 For the good man is not at home, he is gone farre of.
20-7:20 He hath taken the bagge of money with hym, and wyll returne at the appointed solempne feast.
20-7:21 Thus with many sweete wordes she ouercame him, and with her flattering lippes she entised hym.
20-7:22 Sodainly he folowed her, as it were an oxe led to the slaughter, and lyke as it were a foole [that laugheth] when he goeth to the stockes to be punished,
20-7:23 So long tyll she had wounded his lyuer with her dart: lyke as if a byrde hasted to the snare, not knowing that the perill of his life lieth thervpon.
20-7:24 Heare me now therfore O my chylde, and marke the wordes of my mouth:
20-7:25 Let not thyne heart wander in her wayes, and be not thou deceaued in her pathes.
20-7:26 For many one hath she wounded and cast downe, yea many a strong man hath ben slaine by the meanes of her.
20-7:27 Her house is the way vnto hell, and bryng men downe into the chaumbers of death.
Chapter 8:36 Verses
20-8:1 Doth not wysdome crye? doth not vnderstanding put foorth her voyce?
20-8:2 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the place of the pathes:
20-8:3 She cryeth at the gates of the citie, at the entrye of the doores:
20-8:4 It is you O ye men [saith she] whom I call, vnto the chyldren of men do I lyft vp my voyce.
20-8:5 Take heede vnto knowledge O ye ignoraunt, be ye wise in heart O ye fooles.
20-8:6 Geue eare, for I wyll speake of great matters, and open my lippes to tell thinges that be right:
20-8:7 For my mouth shall be talking of the trueth, and my lippes abhorre vngodlynesse.
20-8:8 All the wordes of my mouth are righteous, there is no frowardnes nor falsehood in them.
20-8:9 They are all playne to suche as wyll vnderstande, and right to them that finde knowledge.
20-8:10 Receaue my doctrine and not siluer, and knowledge rather then fine golde:
20-8:11 For wysdome is more worth then pretious stones, yea all thinges that thou canst desire, may not be compared vnto it.
20-8:12 I wysdome dwell with counsell, and finde out knowledge and vnderstanding.
20-8:13 The feare of the Lorde abhorreth wickednes, pryde, disdayne, and the euil way, and a mouth that speaketh wicked thinges I vtterly abhorre.
20-8:14 Counsell is mine, and direction, I am vnderstanding, and I haue strength.
20-8:15 Through me kinges raigne, and princes make iust lawes.
20-8:16 By me princes beare rule, and noble men do iudge the earth.
20-8:17 I am louing vnto those that loue me: and they that seeke me early, shall finde me.
20-8:18 Riches and honour are with me, yea durable riches and righteousnes.
20-8:19 My fruite is better then golde and pretious stones, and mine encrease more worth then fine siluer.
20-8:20 I wyll guyde thee in the way of righteousnes, and in the midst of the pathes of iudgement:
20-8:21 That I maye stablishe the inhetaunce of them that loue me, and encrease their treasure.
20-8:22 The Lorde him selfe had me in possession in the beginning of his wayes, or euer he began his workes aforetime.
20-8:23 I haue ben ordayned from euerlasting, and from the beginning or euer the earth was made.
20-8:24 When I was borne there were neither depthes nor springes of water.
20-8:25 Before the foundations of the mountaines were layde: yea before all hilles, was I borne:
20-8:26 The earth, and all that is vpon the earth was not yet made, no not the dust it selfe.
20-8:27 For when he made the heauens, I was present, when he compassed the deapthes about:
20-8:28 When he hanged the cloudes aboue, when he fastened the springes of the deepe:
20-8:29 When he shut the sea within certaine boundes, that the waters should not go ouer their markes that he commaunded: when he layde the foundations of the earth,
20-8:30 I was with him ordring all thinges, deliting dayly and reioysyng alway before hym.
20-8:31 As for the rounde compasse of this worlde I make it ioyfull: for my delite is to be among the chyldren of men.
20-8:32 Therefore hearken vnto me: O ye chyldren, blessed are they that kepe my wayes.
20-8:33 O geue eare vnto nurture, be wyse, and refuse it not:
20-8:34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching dayly at my gates, and geuing attendaunce at the postes of my doores.
20-8:35 For whoso findeth me, findeth life, and shall obtaine fauour of the Lorde.
20-8:36 But whoso offendeth against me, hurteth his owne soule: and they that hate me, are the louers of death.
Chapter 9:18 Verses
20-9:1 Wysdome hath buylded her house, and hewen out seuen pillers:
20-9:2 She hath kylled her victuals, powred out her wine, and prepared her table:
20-9:3 She hath sent foorth her maydens to crye vpon the highest place of the citie,
20-9:4 Who so is without knowledge, let him come hither: And to the vnwise she said,
20-9:5 O come on your way, eate my bread, and drinke my wine [whiche] I haue powred out for you.
20-9:6 Forsake foolishnes, and ye shall lyue: and see that ye go in the way of vnderstandyng.
20-9:7 Whoso reproueth a scornefull person, getteth him selfe dishonour: and he that rebuketh the vngodly, stayneth hym selfe.
20-9:8 Reproue not a scorner, lest he owe thee euyll will: but rebuke a wyse man, and he wyll loue thee.
20-9:9 Geue a discrete man but an occasion, and he wyll be the wyser: teache a righteous man, and he wyll encrease in knowledge.
20-9:10 The feare of the Lorde is the beginning of wisdome: and the knowledge of holy thinges, is vnderstanding.
20-9:11 For thorowe me thy dayes shalbe prolonged, and the yeres of thy life shall be many.
20-9:12 If thou be wise, thy wysdome shal do thy selfe good: but if thou thinkest scorne therof, it shalbe thine owne harme.
20-9:13 A foolishe retchlesse woman full of wordes, and suche a one as hath no knowledge,
20-9:14 Sitteth at the doore of her house, and in the hye places of the citie,
20-9:15 To call such as go by, and that walke straight in their wayes.
20-9:16 Who so is ignoraunt [sayeth she] let hym come hyther: and to the vnwyse she saith,
20-9:17 Stolen waters are sweete, & the bread that is priuily eaten, hath a good taste.
20-9:18 And he doth not consider that they are but dead whiche be there, and that her ghestes are in the deepe of hell.
Chapter 10:32 Verses
20-10:1 A wyse sonne maketh a glad father: but an vndiscrete sonne is an heauinesse vnto his mother.
20-10:2 Treasures that are wickedly gotten, profite nothing: but righteousnesse deliuereth from death.
20-10:3 The Lorde wyll not let the soule of the righteous suffer hunger: but he taketh away the richesse of the vngodly.
20-10:4 An idle hande maketh poore: but a quicke labouring hande maketh riche.
20-10:5 Who so gathereth in sommer is wyse: but he that is sluggishe in haruest, bringeth hym selfe to confusion.
20-10:6 Blessinges are vpon the head of the righteous: and the mouth of the vngodly kepeth mischiefe in secrete.
20-10:7 The memoriall of the iust shall haue a good report: but the name of the vngodly shall stincke.
20-10:8 A wyse man wyll receaue warning: but a prating foole shalbe punished.
20-10:9 He that walketh vprightly, walketh surely: but whoso goeth a wrong way, shalbe knowen.
20-10:10 He that winketh with his eye, wyll cause sorowe: but he that hath a foolishe mouth, shalbe beaten.
20-10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but the mouth of the vngodly kepeth mischiefe in secrete.
20-10:12 Hatred stirreth vp strifes: but loue couereth the multitude of sinnes.
20-10:13 In the lippes of him that hath vnderstanding, a man shall finde wysdome: but the rod belongeth to the backe of the foolishe.
20-10:14 Wyse men lay vp knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is nye destruction.
20-10:15 The riche mans goodes are his strong holde: but their owne pouertie feareth the poore.
20-10:16 The labour of the righteous [tendeth] to lyfe: but the fruites of the vngodly, to sinne.
20-10:17 Nurture kepeth the way of lyfe: but he that refuseth to be nurtured, deceaueth hym selfe.
20-10:18 He that hydeth hatred with lying lippes, and he that speaketh slaunder, is a foole.
20-10:19 Where much babblyng is, there must needes be offence: and he that refrayneth his lippes, is wyse.
20-10:20 The tongue of the iust man is as tried siluer: but the heart of the vngodly is a thyng of naught.
20-10:21 The lippes of the ryghteous feede a whole multitude: but fooles shall dye in their owne follie.
20-10:22 The blessyng of the Lorde maketh riche: and bryngeth no sorowe of heart with it.
20-10:23 A foole doth wickedly, and maketh but a sport of it: but wisdome ruleth the man that hath vnderstandyng.
20-10:24 The thing that the vngodly is afraide of, shall come vpon hym: but the ryghteous shall haue their desire.
20-10:25 As the tempest, so passeth away the vngodly and is not: but the ryghteous remayneth sure for euer.
20-10:26 As vineger is to the teeth, & as smoke is vnto the eyes: euen so is a sluggishe person to them that sendeth him foorth.
20-10:27 The feare of the Lorde maketh a long lyfe: but the yeres of the vngodly shalbe shortened.
20-10:28 The patient abydyng of the righteous shalbe turned to gladnesse: but the hope of the vngodly shall perishe.
20-10:29 The way of the Lord geueth courage vnto the godly: but it is a feare for wicked doers.
20-10:30 The ryghteous shall neuer be ouerthrowen: but the vngodly shall not remayne in the lande.
20-10:31 The mouth of the iust wyll be talking of wisdome: but the tongue of the frowarde shall be cut out.
20-10:32 The lippes of the ryghteous vtter that which is acceptable: but the mouth of the vngodly [speaketh] frowarde thynges.
Chapter 11:31 Verses
20-11:1 A false ballaunce is an abomination vnto the Lorde: but a true wayght pleaseth him.
20-11:2 Where pryde is, there is shame also and confusion: but wheras is lowlinesse, there is wisdome.
20-11:3 The innocent dealyng of the iust shall leade them: but the wickednesse of the offendours shalbe their owne destruction.
20-11:4 Riches helpe not in the day of vengeaunce: but ryghteousnesse deliuereth from death.
20-11:5 The ryghteousnesse of the innocent ordereth his way: but the vngodly shall fall in his owne wickednesse.
20-11:6 The righteousnesse of the iust shall delyuer them: but the wicked shalbe taken in their owne vngodlynesse.
20-11:7 When an vngodly man dyeth, his hope is gone: the confidence of riches shall perishe.
20-11:8 The ryghteous shalbe delyuered out of trouble: and the vngodly shall come in his steade.
20-11:9 The dissembler with his mouth hurteth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the iust be deliuered.
20-11:10 When it goeth well with the ryghteous the citie is mery: and when the vngodly perishe there is gladnesse.
20-11:11 In the blessyng of the ryghteous the citie is exalted: but it is ouerthrowen by the mouth of the wicked.
20-11:12 A foole slaundereth his neyghbour: but a wise man holdeth his peace.
20-11:13 A dissemblyng person wyll discouer priuie thynges: but he that is of a faythfull heart wyll kepe counsayle.
20-11:14 Where no counsayle is, there the people decay: but wheras many are that can geue counsayle, there is wealth.
20-11:15 He that is suretie for a straunger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretishyp is sure.
20-11:16 A gratious woman getteth honour: but the strong men attayne riches.
20-11:17 He that is mercifull, doth hym selfe a benefite: but who so hurteth his neyghbour, is a tiraunt.
20-11:18 The vngodly worketh deceiptfull workes: but he that soweth righteousnesse shall receaue a sure rewarde.
20-11:19 Lyke as ryghteousnesse bringeth lyfe: euen so to cleaue vnto euyll, bryngeth death.
20-11:20 The Lorde abhorreth them that be of a corrupt heart: but he hath pleasure in them that are of an vndefiled conuersation.
20-11:21 Though hand be ioyned in hande, yet the wicked shall not escape: but the seede of the ryghteous shalbe preserued.
20-11:22 A faire woman without discrete maners, is lyke a ryng of golde in a swines snoute.
20-11:23 The desire of the ryghteous is acceptable: but the hope of the vngodly is indignation.
20-11:24 Some man geueth out his goodes and is the richer: but the niggarde hauyng inough, wyll depart from nothyng, and yet is euer in pouertie.
20-11:25 He that is liberall in geuyng, shall haue plentie: and he that watereth, shalbe watered also hym selfe.
20-11:26 Who so hoordeth vp his corne, shalbe cursed among the people: but blessyng shall lyght vpon his head that geueth foode.
20-11:27 He that searcheth for good thynges fyndeth fauour: but who so seketh after mischiefe, it shall happen vnto hym.
20-11:28 He that trusteth in his riches shall haue a fall: but the ryghteous shall florishe as the greene leafe.
20-11:29 Who so maketh disquietnesse in his owne house, he shal haue winde for his heritage: and the foole shalbe seruaunt to the wise.
20-11:30 The fruite of the ryghteous is a tree of life: and he that winneth mens soules is wise.
20-11:31 If the ryghteous be recompensed vpon earth: howe much more then the vngodly and the sinner?
Chapter 12:28 Verses
20-12:1 Who so loueth correction loueth knowledge: but he that hateth to be reproued is a foole.
20-12:2 A good man is acceptable vnto the Lorde: but the wicked imaginer wyll he condempne.
20-12:3 A man can not endure in vngodlinesse: but the roote of the ryghteous shall not be moued.
20-12:4 A huswifely woman is a crowne vnto her husbande: but she that behaueth her selfe vnhonestly, is as corruption in his bones.
20-12:5 The thoughtes of the ryghteous are ryght: but the imaginations of the vngodly are deceptfull.
20-12:6 The talkyng of the vngodly is howe they may lay wayte for blood: but the mouth of the righteous will deliuer the.
20-12:7 God ouerturneth the [estate of the] wicked, and they stande not: but the house of the ryghteous shall stande.
20-12:8 A man shalbe commended for his wisdome: but a foole shalbe dispised.
20-12:9 He that is dispised and is yet his owne man, is better then the glorious that lacketh bread.
20-12:10 A ryghteous man regardeth the lyfe of his cattell: but the vngodly haue cruell heartes.