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Geneva Bible 1599 - Proverbs

Proverbs 15

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1A soft answere putteth away wrath: but grieuous wordes stirre vp anger.
2The tongue of the wise vseth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fooles babbleth out foolishnesse.
3The eyes of the Lord in euery place beholde the euill and the good.
4A wholesome tongue is as a tree of life: but the frowardnes therof is the breaking of ye minde.
5A foole despiseth his fathers instruction: but he that regardeth correction, is prudent.
6The house of the righteous hath much treasure: but in the reuenues of the wicked is trouble.
7The lippes of the wise doe spread abroade knowledge: but ye heart of the foolish doth not so.
8The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the righteous is acceptable vnto him.
9The way of the wicked is an abomination vnto the Lord: but he loueth him that followeth righteousnes.
10Instruction is euill to him that forsaketh the way, and he that hateth correction, shall die.
11Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more the hearts of the sonnes of men?
12A scorner loueth not him that rebuketh him, neither will he goe vnto the wise.
13A ioyfull heart maketh a chearefull countenance: but by the sorow of the heart the minde is heauie.
14The heart of him that hath vnderstanding, seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of the foole is fedde with foolishnes.
15All the dayes of the afflicted are euill: but a good conscience is a continuall feast.
16Better is a litle with the feare of the Lord, then great treasure, and trouble therewith.
17Better is a dinner of greene herbes where loue is, then a stalled oxe and hatred therewith.
18An angrie man stirreth vp strife: but hee that is slowe to wrath, appeaseth strife.

19The way of a slouthfull man is as an hedge of thornes: but the way of the righteous is plaine.
20A wise sonne reioyceth the father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
21Foolishnes is ioy to him that is destitute of vnderstanding: but a man of vnderstanding walketh vprightly.
22Without cousel thoughts come to nought: but in the multitude of counsellers there is stedfastnesse.
23A ioy commeth to a man by the answere of his mouth: and how good is a word in due season?
24The way of life is on high to the prudent, to auoyde from hell beneath.
25The Lord will destroye the house of the proude men: but hee will stablish the borders of the widowe.
26The thoughts of ye wicked are abomination to the Lord: but the pure haue pleasant wordes.
27He that is greedie of gaine, troubleth his owne house: but he that hateth giftes, shall liue.
28The heart of the righteous studieth to answere: but the wicked mans mouth babbleth euil thinges.
29The Lord is farre off from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
30The light of the eyes reioyceth the heart, and a good name maketh the bones fat.
31The eare that hearkeneth to the correction of life, shall lodge among the wise.
32Hee that refuseth instruction, despiseth his owne soule: but he that obeyeth correction, getteth vnderstanding.
33The feare of the Lord is the instruction of wisdome: and before honour, goeth humilitie.