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Geneva Bible (1599): Proverbs 11

1 False balances are an abomination vnto the Lord: but a perfite weight pleaseth him.

2 When pride commeth, then commeth shame: but with the lowly is wisdome.

3 The vprightnes of the iust shall guide them: but the frowardnes of the transgressers shall destroy them.

4 Riches auaile not in the day of wrath: but righteousnes deliuereth from death.

5 The righteousnes of the vpright shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall in his owne wickednes.

6 The righteousnesse of the iust shall deliuer them: but the transgressers shall be taken in their owne wickednes.

7 When a wicked man dieth, his hope perisheth, and the hope of the vniust shall perish.

8 The righteous escapeth out of trouble, and the wicked shall come in his steade.

9 An hypocrite with his mouth hurteth his neighbour: but the righteous shall be deliuered by knowledge.

10 In the prosperitie of the righteous the citie reioyceth, and when the wicked perish, there is ioye.

11 By the blessing of the righteous, the citie is exalted: but it is subuerted by the mouth of the wicked.

12 He that despiseth his neighbour, is destitute of wisedome: but a man of vnderstanding will keepe silence.

13 Hee that goeth about as a slanderer, discouereth a secret: but hee that is of a faithfull heart concealeth a matter.

14 Where no counsell is, the people fall: but where many counsellers are, there is health.

15 Hee shall be sore vexed, that is suretie for a stranger, and he that hateth suretiship, is sure.

16 A gracious woman atteineth honour, and the strong men atteine riches.

17 Hee that is mercifull, rewardeth his owne soule: but he that troubleth his own flesh, is cruel.

18 The wicked worketh a deceitful worke: but hee that soweth righteousnes, shall receiue a sure rewarde.

19 As righteousnes leadeth to life: so hee that followeth euill, seeketh his owne death.

20 They that are of a froward heart, are abomination to the Lord: but they that are vpright in their way, are his delite.

21 Though hande ioyne in hande, the wicked shall not be vnpunished: but the seede of the righteous shall escape.

22 As a iewell of golde in a swines snoute: so is a faire woman, which lacketh discretion.

23 The desire of the righteous is onely good: but the hope of the wicked is indignation.

24 There is that scattereth, and is more increased: but hee that spareth more then is right, surely commeth to pouertie.

25 The liberall person shall haue plentie: and he that watereth, shall also haue raine.

26 He that withdraweth the corne, the people will curse him: but blessing shalbe vpon the head of him that selleth corne.

27 He that seeketh good things, getteth fauour: but he that seeketh euill, it shall come to him.

28 He that trusteth in his riches, shall fall: but the righteous shall florish as a leafe.

29 He that troubleth his owne house, shall inherite the winde, and the foole shalbe seruant to the wise in heart.

30 The fruite of the righteous is as a tree of life, and he that winneth soules, is wise.

31 Beholde, the righteous shalbe recompensed in the earth: howe much more the wicked and the sinner?