Proverbs 15
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A Gentle Answer Turns Away Wrath

1A soft aunswere appeaseth wrath: but rough wordes stirre vp anger.

2The tongue of such as be wise vseth knoweledge aryght: as for a foolishe mouth it babbleth out nothyng but foolishnesse.

3The eyes of the Lorde in euery place, beholdeth both the good and the bad.

4A wholsome tongue is a tree of lyfe: but the frowardnesse therof doth make sad the spirite.

5A foole dispiseth his fathers correction: but he that taketh heede when he is reproued, shall haue the more vnderstandyng.

6The house of the ryghteous is full of riches: but in the fruites of the vngodly there is trouble.

7The lippes of the wise do sowe knowledge: but the heart of the foolishe do not so.

8The Lorde abhorreth the sacrifice of the vngodly: but the prayer of the righteous is acceptable vnto hym.

9The way of the vngodly is an abhomination vnto the Lorde: but who so foloweth righteousnesse, him he loueth.

10Correction is greeuous vnto hym that forsaketh the way: and who so hateth correction shall dye.

11Hell and destruction are before the Lorde: howe much more then the heartes of the children of men?

12A scornefull body loueth not one that rebuketh hym: neither wyll he come vnto the wyse.

13A mery heart maketh a chearfull countenaunce: but by the sorowe of the heart the mynde is heauy.

14The heart of hym that hath vnderstandyng doth seke knowledge: but the mouth of fooles is fed with foolishnesse.

15All the dayes of the poore are miserable: but a quiet heart is a continuall feast.

16Better is a litle with the feare of the Lorde: then great treasure, and trouble therwith.

17Better is a dynner of hearbes with loue, then a fat oxe with euyll wyll.

18An angry man stirreth vp strife: but he that is patient stylleth discorde.

19The way of a slouthfull man is as an hedge of thornes: but the way of the ryghteous is playne.

20A wyse sonne maketh a glad father: but a foolishe man dispiseth his mother.

21Foolishnesse is ioy to him that is destitute of knowledge: but a man of vnderstandyng walketh vprightly.

22Thoughtes without counsayle shall come to naught: but wheras men are that can geue good counsayle, there is stedfastnesse.

23A ioyfull thing it is to a man whe his counsayle is folowed: and howe good is a worde spoken in season.

24The way of lyfe is on hygh to the wise, that a man shoulde beware of hell beneath.

25The Lorde wyll breake downe the house of the proude: but he shall make fast the borders of the wydowe.

26The Lorde abhorreth the imaginations of the wicked: but the wordes of the pure are pleasaunt.

27The greedy couetous man rooteth vp his owne house: but who so hateth rewardes shall lyue.

28The heart of the ryghteous studyeth his aunswere afore: but the wicked mans mouth spueth out mischiefe.

29The Lorde is farre from the vngodly: but he heareth the prayer of the ryghteous.

30The clearnes of the eye reioyseth the heart, & a good name feedeth the bones.

31The eare that hearkeneth to the refourmation of lyfe, shall dwell among the wyse.

32He that refuseth to be refourmed, dispiseth his owne soule: but he that submitteth him selfe to correction, is wyse.

33The feare of the Lorde is the ryght science of wisdome, and lowlynesse goeth before honour.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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