Proverbs 24
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Do Not Envy

1Be not thou enuious to folow wicked men, and desire not to be among them:

2For their heart imagineth to do hurt, and their lippes talke mischiefe.

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3Thorowe wysdome is an house buylded, & with vnderstanding is it set vp.

4Thorowe discretion shall the chaumbers be filled with all costly and pleasaunt riches.

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5A wise man is euer strong: yea a man of vnderstanding increaseth strength.

6For with discretion must warres be taken in hand: and where as are many that can geue counsaile, there is health.

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7Wysdome is to hye a thyng for a foole: for he dare not open his mouth in the gate.

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8He that imagineth mischiefe, maye well be called an vngratious person.

9The wicked thought of the foolishe is sinne: and the scornefull is an abhomination vnto men.

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10If thou be faynt in the day of aduersitie, thy strength is small.

11Deliuer them that are drawen vnto death, and ceasse not to preserue them that are led to be slayne:

12If thou wylt say, beholde I knewe not of it: doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? And he that kepeth thy soule, knoweth he it not? Shall not he also recompence euery man according to his workes?

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13My sonne, eate thou hony because it is good, and the hony combe, for it is sweete vnto thy mouth:

14So sweete shal the knowledge of wysdome be vnto thy soule when thou hast found it: and there shalbe hope, and thy hope shall not be cut of.

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15Laye no priuie wayte (O wicked man) against the house of the righteous, and spoyle not his resting place.

16For a iust man falleth seuen tymes, and ryseth vp agayne: but the vngodly fall into mischiefe.

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17Reioyce not thou at the fall of thyne enemie, and let not thyne heart be glad when he stumbleth:

18Lest the Lorde when he seeth it be angry, and turne his wrath from hym vnto thee.

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19Fret not thy selfe because of the malitious, neither be enuious at the wicked:

20For the wicked shall haue no posteritie, and the candle of the vngodly shalbe put out.

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21My sonne, feare thou the Lorde and the kyng, and kepe no company with them that slide backe from his feare:

22For their destruction shall rise sodainlye: and who knoweth the aduersitie that may come from them both?

Further Sayings of the Wise

23It is not good to haue respect of any person in iudgement.

24He that saith to the vngodly thou art righteous, hym shall the people curse, yea the comminaltie shall abhorre him:

25But they that rebuke the vngodly in them doth God delight, and a rych blessing shall come vpon them.

26Euery man shall kisse his lippes that geueth a good aunswere.

27Make redie thy worke that is without, and looke well vnto that whiche thou hast in the fielde: and then buylde thyne house.

28Be not a false witnesse against thy neighbour, and speake no falsehood with thy lippes.

29Say not, I wyll handle hym euen as he hath dealt with me: and wyll rewarde euery man according to his deedes.

30I went by the fielde of the slouthfull, and by the vineyarde of the foolishe man:

31And lo, it was all couered with nettles, and stoode full of thornes, and the stone wall was broken downe.

32This I sawe, and considered it well: I looked vpon it, and toke it for a warning.

33Yea sleepe on styll I say a litle, slumber a litle, folde thy handes together yet a litle:

34So shall pouertie come vnto thee as one that trauayleth by the way, and necessitie lyke a weaponed man.

Bishops' Bible of 1568

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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