» Proverbs 1

¶ Proverbs 1 v1-6

{ heart }   [PR] 1v1

The proverbs of Solomon,
the son of David, king of Israel:

{ heart }   [PR] 1v2

To know

 ‘Wisdom and instruction’; 

To perceive

 ‘The words of understanding’;

{ heart }   [PR] 1v3

To receive the instruction of wisdom,
justice, and judgment, and equity;

{ heart }   [PR] 1v4

To give subtlety to the simple,
to the young man knowledge and discretion.

{ heart }   [PR] 1v5

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning;
and a man of understanding
shall attain unto wise counsels,

{ heart }   [PR] 1v6

To understand a proverb and the interpretation,
the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.

¶ Proverbs 1 v7-19

{ heart }   [PR] 1v7

The fear of the LORD
is the beginning of knowledge,
but fools despise wisdom and instruction.

{ heart }   [PR] 1v8

My son, hear the instruction of thy father,
and forsake not the law of thy mother;

{ heart }   [PR] 1v9

For they shall be an ornament of grace
unto thy head,
and chains about thy neck.

{ heart }   [PR] 1v10

My son, if sinners entice thee,
consent thou not.

{ heart }   [PR] 1v11

If they say,

 ‘Come with us, let us lay wait for blood,
let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause’,

{ heart }   [PR] 1v12

Let us swallow them up alive as the grave,
and whole, as those that go down into the pit;

{ heart }   [PR] 1v13

We shall find all precious substance,
we shall fill our houses with spoil;

{ heart }   [PR] 1v14

Cast in thy lot among us;
let us all have one purse:

{ heart }   [PR] 1v15

My son, walk not thou in the way with them;
refrain thy foot from their path;

{ heart }   [PR] 1v16

For their feet run to evil,
and make haste to shed blood.

{ heart }   [PR] 1v17

Surely in vain the net is spread
in the sight of any bird.

{ heart }   [PR] 1v18

And they lay wait for their own blood;
they lurk secretly for their own lives.

{ heart }   [PR] 1v19

So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain,
which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.

¶ Proverbs 1 v20-33

{ heart }   [PR] 1v20

Wisdom crieth without;
she uttereth her voice in the streets;

{ heart }   [PR] 1v21

She crieth in the chief place of concourse,
in the openings of the gates;
in the city she uttereth her words,

{ heart }   [PR] 1v22

How long, ye simple ones,
will ye love simplicity?
and the scorners delight in their scorning,
and fools hate knowledge?

{ heart }   [PR] 1v23

Turn you at MY reproof:
behold, I will pour out MY SPIRIT unto you,
I will make known MY words unto you.

{ heart }   [PR] 1v24

Because I have called, and ye refused;
I have stretched out MY hand,
and no man regarded;

{ heart }   [PR] 1v25

But ye have set at nought all MY counsel,
and would have none of MY reproof,

{ heart }   [PR] 1v26

I also will laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when your fear cometh;

{ heart }   [PR] 1v27

When your fear cometh as desolation,
and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind;
when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

{ heart }   [PR] 1v28

Then shall they call

 ‘Upon ME’, 

But I will not answer;
they shall seek ME early,
but they shall not find ME;

{ heart }   [PR] 1v29

For they hated knowledge,
and did not choose the fear of the LORD.

{ heart }   [PR] 1v30

They would none of MY counsel;
they despised all MY reproof.

{ heart }   [PR] 1v31

Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way,
and be filled with their own devices.

{ heart }   [PR] 1v32

For the turning away of the simple
shall slay them,
and the prosperity of fools
shall destroy them.

{ heart }   [PR] 1v33

But whoso hearkeneth unto ME
shall dwell safely,
and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

» Proverbs 2

¶ Proverbs 2 v1-22

{ heart }   [PR] 2v1

My son, if thou wilt receive my words,
and hide my commandments with thee,

{ heart }   [PR] 2v2

So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom,
and apply thine heart to understanding;

{ heart }   [PR] 2v3

Yea, if thou criest after knowledge,
and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

{ heart }   [PR] 2v4

If thou seekest her as silver,
and searchest for her as for hidden treasures;

{ heart }   [PR] 2v5

Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD,
and find the knowledge of GOD.

{ heart }   [PR] 2v6

For the LORD giveth wisdom;
out of HIS mouth
cometh knowledge and understanding.

{ heart }   [PR] 2v7

HE layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous;
HE is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

{ heart }   [PR] 2v8

HE keepeth the paths of judgment,
and preserveth the way of HIS saints.

{ heart }   [PR] 2v9

Then shalt thou understand
righteousness, and judgment, and equity;
yea, every good path.

{ heart }   [PR] 2v10

When wisdom entereth into thine heart,
and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul,

{ heart }   [PR] 2v11

Discretion shall preserve thee,
understanding shall keep thee,

{ heart }   [PR] 2v12

To deliver thee from the way of the evil man,
from the men that speaketh froward things;

{ heart }   [PR] 2v13

Who leave the paths of uprightness,
to walk in the ways of darkness;

{ heart }   [PR] 2v14

Who rejoice to do evil,
and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

{ heart }   [PR] 2v15

Whose ways are crooked,
and they froward in their paths;

{ heart }   [PR] 2v16

To deliver thee from the strange woman,
even from the foreigner
which flattereth with her words;

{ heart }   [PR] 2v17

Which forsaketh the guide of her youth,
and forgetteth the covenant of her GOD.

{ heart }   [PR] 2v18

For her house inclineth unto death,
and her paths unto the dead.

{ heart }   [PR] 2v19

None that go unto her return again,
neither take they hold of the paths of life;

{ heart }   [PR] 2v20

That thou mayest walk in the way of good men,
and keep the paths of the righteous.

{ heart }   [PR] 2v21

For the upright shall dwell in the land,
and the perfect shall remain in it.

{ heart }   [PR] 2v22

But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth,
and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

» Proverbs 3

¶ Proverbs 3 v1-12

{ heart }   [PR] 3v1

My son, forget not my law;
but let thine heart keep my commandments;

{ heart }   [PR] 3v2

For length of days, and long life, and peace,
shall they add to thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v3

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee;
bind them about thy neck;
write them upon the table of thine heart;

{ heart }   [PR] 3v4

So shalt thou find favor and good understanding
in the sight of GOD and man.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v5

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart,
and lean not unto thine own understanding.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v6

In all thy ways acknowledge


And HE shall direct thy paths.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v7

Be not wise in thine own eyes;
fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v8

It shall be health to thy navel,
and marrow to thy bones.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v9

Honor the LORD with thy substance,
and with the first fruits of all thine increase;

{ heart }   [PR] 3v10

So shall thy barns be filled with plenty,
and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v11

My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD,
neither be weary of HIS correction:

{ heart }   [PR] 3v12

For whom the LORD loveth HE correcteth,
even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

¶ Proverbs 3 v13-26

{ heart }   [PR] 3v13

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom,
and the man that getteth understanding;

{ heart }   [PR] 3v14

For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver,
and the gain thereof than fine gold.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v15

She is more precious than rubies;
and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v16

Length of days is in her right hand,
and in her left hand riches and honor.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v17

Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
and all her paths are peace.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v18

She is a tree of life
to them that lay hold upon her;
and happy is every one that retaineth her.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v19

The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth;
by understanding hath HE established the heavens.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v20

By HIS knowledge the depths are broken up,
and the clouds drop down the dew.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v21

My son, let not them depart from thine eyes;
keep sound wisdom and discretion;

{ heart }   [PR] 3v22

So shall they be life unto thy soul,
and grace to thy neck.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v23

Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely,
and thy foot shall not stumble.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v24

When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid;
yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v25

Be not afraid of sudden fear,
neither of the desolation of the wicked,
when it cometh;

{ heart }   [PR] 3v26

For the LORD shall be thy confidence,
and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

¶ Proverbs 3 v27-35

{ heart }   [PR] 3v27

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due,
when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v28

Say not unto thy neighbor,

 ‘Go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give’; 

When thou hast it by thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v29

Devise not evil against thy neighbor,
seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v30

Strive not with a man without cause,
if he have done thee no harm.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v31

Envy thou not the oppressor,
and choose none of his ways.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v32

For the froward is abomination to the LORD;
but HIS secret is with the righteous.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v33

The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked;
but HE blesseth the habitation of the just.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v34

Surely HE scorneth the scorners;
but HE giveth grace unto the lowly.

{ heart }   [PR] 3v35

The wise shall inherit glory,
but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

» Proverbs 4

¶ Proverbs 4 v1-27

{ heart }   [PR] 4v1

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father,
and attend to know


{ heart }   [PR] 4v2

For I give you good doctrine,
forsake ye not my law.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v3

For I was my father's son,
tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v4

He taught me also, and said unto me,

 ‘Let thine heart retain my words;
keep my commandments, and live’.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v5

Get wisdom, get understanding:
forget it not,
neither decline from the words of my mouth.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v6

Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee;
love her, and she shall keep thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v7

Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore, get wisdom:
and with all thy getting, get understanding.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v8

Exalt her, and she shall promote thee,
she shall bring thee to honor,
when thou dost embrace her.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v9

She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace;
a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v10

Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings,
and the years of thy life shall be many.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v11

I have taught thee

 ‘In the way of wisdom’; 

I have led thee in right paths.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v12

When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened;
and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v13

Take fast hold of instruction, let her not go;
keep her, for she is thy life.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v14

Enter not into the path of the wicked,
and go not in the way of evil men.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v15

Avoid it, pass not by it,
turn from it, and pass away.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v16

For they sleep not, except they have done mischief;
and their sleep is taken away,
unless they cause some to fall.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v17

For they eat the bread of wickedness,
and drink the wine of violence.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v18

But the path of the just is as the shining light,
that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v19

The way of the wicked is as darkness;
they know not at what they stumble.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v20

My son, attend to my words;
incline thine ear unto my sayings.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v21

Let them not depart from thine eyes;
keep them in the midst of thine heart.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v22

For they are life unto those that find them,
and health to all their flesh.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v23

Keep thy heart with all diligence;
for out of it are the issues of life.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v24

Put away from thee a froward mouth,
and perverse lips put far from thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v25

Let thine eyes look right on,
and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v26

Ponder the path of thy feet,
and let all thy ways be established.

{ heart }   [PR] 4v27

Turn not to the right hand nor to the left;
remove thy foot from evil.

» Proverbs 5

¶ Proverbs 5 v1-23

{ heart }   [PR] 5v1

My son, attend unto my wisdom,
and bow thine ear to my understanding,

{ heart }   [PR] 5v2

That thou mayest regard discretion,
and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

{ heart }   [PR] 5v3

For the lips of a strange woman
drop as an honeycomb,
and her mouth is smoother than oil,

{ heart }   [PR] 5v4

But her end is bitter as wormwood,
sharp as a two-edged sword.

{ heart }   [PR] 5v5

Her feet go down to death;
her steps take hold on hell.

{ heart }   [PR] 5v6

Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life,
her ways are moveable,
that thou canst not know them.

{ heart }   [PR] 5v7

Hear me now therefore, O ye children,
and depart not from the words of my mouth.

{ heart }   [PR] 5v8

Remove thy way far from her,
and come not nigh the door of her house:

{ heart }   [PR] 5v9

Lest thou give thine honor unto others,
and thy years unto the cruel;

{ heart }   [PR] 5v10

Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth;
and thy labors be in the house of an alien;

{ heart }   [PR] 5v11

And thou mourn at the last,
when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

{ heart }   [PR] 5v12

And say,

 ‘How have I hated instruction,
and my heart despised reproof’;

{ heart }   [PR] 5v13

And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers,
nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me?

{ heart }   [PR] 5v14

I was almost in all evil
in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

{ heart }   [PR] 5v15

Drink waters out of thine own cistern,
and running waters out of thine own well.

{ heart }   [PR] 5v16

Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad,
and rivers of waters in the streets.

{ heart }   [PR] 5v17

Let them be only thine own,
and not for strangers with thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 5v18

Let thy fountain be blessed;
and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.

{ heart }   [PR] 5v19

Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe;
let her breasts satisfy thee at all times,
and be thou ravished always with her love.

{ heart }   [PR] 5v20

And why wilt thou, my son,
be ravished with a strange woman,
and embrace the bosom of a foreigner?

{ heart }   [PR] 5v21

For the ways of man
are before the eyes of the LORD,
and HE pondereth all his goings.

{ heart }   [PR] 5v22

His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself,
and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins.

{ heart }   [PR] 5v23

He shall die without instruction,
and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

» Proverbs 6

¶ Proverbs 6 v1-19

{ heart }   [PR] 6v1

My son, if thou be surety for thy friend,
if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

{ heart }   [PR] 6v2

Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth,
thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v3

Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself,
when thou art come into the hand of thy friend:
go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v4

Give not sleep to thine eyes,
nor slumber to thine eyelids.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v5

Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter,
and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v6

Go to the ant, thou sluggard;
consider her ways, and be wise,

{ heart }   [PR] 6v7

Which, having no guide, overseer, or ruler,

{ heart }   [PR] 6v8

Provideth her meat in the summer,
and gathereth her food in the harvest.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v9

How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard?
when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?

{ heart }   [PR] 6v10

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to sleep,

{ heart }   [PR] 6v11

So shall thy poverty come as one that traveleth,
and thy want as an armed man.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v12

A naughty person, a wicked man,
walketh with a froward mouth.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v13

He winketh with his eyes,
he speaketh with his feet,
he teacheth with his fingers;

{ heart }   [PR] 6v14

Frowardness is in his heart;
he deviseth mischief continually, he soweth discord.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v15

Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly;
suddenly shall he be broken without remedy.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v16

These six things doth the LORD hate;
yea, seven are an abomination unto HIM:

{ heart }   [PR] 6v17

A proud look,
a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,

{ heart }   [PR] 6v18

An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations,
feet that be swift in running to mischief,

{ heart }   [PR] 6v19

A false witness that speaketh lies,
and he that soweth discord among brethren.

¶ Proverbs 6 v20-35

{ heart }   [PR] 6v20

My son, keep thy father's commandment,
and forsake not the law of thy mother:

{ heart }   [PR] 6v21

Bind them continually upon thine heart,
and tie them about thy neck.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v22

When thou goest, it shall lead thee;
when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee;
and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee;

{ heart }   [PR] 6v23

For the commandment is a lamp,
and the law is light,
and reproofs of instruction are the way of life,

{ heart }   [PR] 6v24

To keep thee from the evil woman,
from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v25

Lust not after her beauty in thine heart,
neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v26

For by means of a whorish woman
a man is brought to a piece of bread;
and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v27

Can a man take fire in his bosom,
and his clothes not be burnt?

{ heart }   [PR] 6v28

Can one go upon hot coals,
and his feet not be burnt?

{ heart }   [PR] 6v29

So he that goeth in to his neighbor's wife;
whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v30

Men do not despise a thief,
if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

{ heart }   [PR] 6v31

But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold;
he shall give all the substance of his house.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v32

But whoso committeth adultery with a woman
lacketh understanding;
he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v33

A wound and dishonor shall he get;
and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v34

For jealousy is the rage of a man;
therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance.

{ heart }   [PR] 6v35

He will not regard any ransom;
neither will he rest content,
though thou givest many gifts.

» Proverbs 7

¶ Proverbs 7 v1-27

{ heart }   [PR] 7v1

My son, keep my words,
and lay up my commandments with thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v2

Keep my commandments, and live;
and my law as the apple of thine eye.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v3

Bind them upon thy fingers,
write them upon the table of thine heart.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v4

Say unto wisdom,

 ‘Thou art my sister’, 

And call understanding

 ‘Thy kinswoman’,

{ heart }   [PR] 7v5

That they may keep thee from the strange woman,
from the foreigner which flattereth with her words.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v6

For at the window of my house
I looked through my casement,

{ heart }   [PR] 7v7

And beheld among the simple ones,
I discerned among the youths,
a young man void of understanding,

{ heart }   [PR] 7v8

Passing through the street near her corner;
and he went the way to her house,

{ heart }   [PR] 7v9

In the twilight, in the evening,
in the black and dark night.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v10

And, behold, there met him a woman
with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of heart.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v11

(She is loud and stubborn,
her feet abide not in her house:

{ heart }   [PR] 7v12

Now is she without, now in the streets,
and lieth in wait at every corner.)

{ heart }   [PR] 7v13

So she caught him, and kissed him,
and with an impudent face said unto him,

{ heart }   [PR] 7v14

I have peace offerings with me:
this day have I paid my vows.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v15

Therefore came I forth to meet thee,
diligently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v16

I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry,
with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v17

I have perfumed my bed
with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v18

Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning;
let us solace ourselves with loves.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v19

For my husband is not at home,
he is gone on a long journey:

{ heart }   [PR] 7v20

He hath taken a bag of money with him,
and will come home at the day appointed.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v21

With her much fair speech she caused him to yield,
with the flattering of her lips she forced him.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v22

He goeth after her straightway,
as an ox goeth to the slaughter,
or as a fool to the correction of the stocks,

{ heart }   [PR] 7v23

Till a dart strike through his liver;
as a bird hasteth to the snare,
and knoweth not that it is for his life.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v24

Hearken unto me now, therefore, O ye children,
and attend to the words of my mouth.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v25

Let not thine heart decline to her ways,
go not astray in her paths.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v26

For she hath cast down many wounded;
yea, many strong men have been slain by her.

{ heart }   [PR] 7v27

Her house is the way to hell,
going down to the chambers of death.

» Proverbs 8

¶ Proverbs 8 v1-36

{ heart }   [PR] 8v1

Doth not wisdom cry?
and understanding put forth her voice?

{ heart }   [PR] 8v2

She standeth in the top of high places,
by the way in the places of the paths.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v3

She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city,
at the coming in at the doors.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v4

 ‘Unto you, O men’, 

I call;

 ‘And my voice is to the sons of man’.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v5

O ye simple, understand wisdom;
and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v6

Hear; for I will speak of excellent things;
and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v7

For my mouth shall speak truth;
and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v8

All the words of my mouth are in righteousness;
there is nothing froward or perverse in them.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v9

They are all plain to him that understandeth,
and right to them that find knowledge.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v10

Receive my instruction, and not silver;
and knowledge rather than choice gold.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v11

For wisdom is better than rubies;
and all the things that may be desired
are not to be compared to it.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v12

I, wisdom, dwell with prudence,
and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v13

The fear of the LORD is to hate evil:
pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way,
and the froward mouth do I hate.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v14

Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom:
I am understanding, I have strength.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v15

By me kings reign,
and princes decree justice.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v16

By me princes rule,
and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v17

I love them that love me,
and those that seek me early shall find me.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v18

Riches and honor are with me;
yea, durable riches and righteousness.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v19

My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold;
and my revenue than choice silver.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v20

I lead in the way of righteousness,
in the midst of the paths of judgment:

{ heart }   [PR] 8v21

That I may cause those that love me
to inherit substance:
and I will fill their treasures.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v22

The LORD possessed me
in the beginning of HIS way,
before HIS works of old.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v23

I was set up from everlasting,
from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v24

When there were no depths, I was brought forth;
when there were no fountains abounding with water.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v25

Before the mountains were settled,
before the hills was I brought forth;

{ heart }   [PR] 8v26

While as yet HE had not made the earth,
nor the fields,
nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v27

When HE prepared the heavens, I was there:
when HE set a compass upon the face of the depth;

{ heart }   [PR] 8v28

When HE established the clouds above;
when HE strengthened the fountains of the deep:

{ heart }   [PR] 8v29

When HE gave to the sea his decree,
that the waters should not pass HIS commandment;
when HE appointed the foundations of the earth,

{ heart }   [PR] 8v30

Then I was by HIM, as one brought up with HIM;
and I was daily HIS delight,
rejoicing always before HIM,

{ heart }   [PR] 8v31

Rejoicing in the habitable part of HIS earth;
and my delights were with the sons of men.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v32

Now, therefore, hearken unto me, O ye children;
for blessed are they that keep my ways.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v33

Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v34

Blessed is the man that heareth me,
watching daily at my gates,
waiting at the posts of my doors.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v35

For whoso findeth me findeth life,
and shall obtain favor of the LORD.

{ heart }   [PR] 8v36

But he that sinneth against me
wrongeth his own soul;
all they that hate me, love death.

» Proverbs 9

¶ Proverbs 9 v1-18

{ heart }   [PR] 9v1

Wisdom hath builded her house:
she hath hewn out her seven pillars;

{ heart }   [PR] 9v2

She hath killed her beasts;
she hath mingled her wine:
she hath also furnished her table.

{ heart }   [PR] 9v3

She hath sent forth her maidens;
she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

{ heart }   [PR] 9v4

Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither;
as for him that wanteth understanding,
she saith to him,

{ heart }   [PR] 9v5

Come, eat of my bread,
and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

{ heart }   [PR] 9v6

Forsake the foolish, and live,
and go in the way of understanding.

{ heart }   [PR] 9v7

He that reproveth a scorner
getteth to himself shame;
and he that rebuketh a wicked man
getteth himself a blot.

{ heart }   [PR] 9v8

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee;
rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 9v9

Give instruction to a wise man,
and he will be yet wiser;
teach a just man,
and he will increase in learning.

{ heart }   [PR] 9v10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the HOLY ONE
is understanding.

{ heart }   [PR] 9v11

For by me thy days shall be multiplied,
and the years of thy life shall be increased.

{ heart }   [PR] 9v12

If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself;
but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

{ heart }   [PR] 9v13

A foolish woman is clamorous:
she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

{ heart }   [PR] 9v14

For she sitteth at the door of her house,
on a seat in the high places of the city,

{ heart }   [PR] 9v15

To call passengers who go right on their ways.

{ heart }   [PR] 9v16

Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither;
and as for him that wanteth understanding,
she saith to him,

{ heart }   [PR] 9v17

Stolen waters are sweet,
and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

{ heart }   [PR] 9v18

But he knoweth not that the dead are there;
and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

» Proverbs 10

¶ Proverbs 10 v1-32

{ heart }   [PR] 10v1

The proverbs of Solomon:

A wise son maketh a glad father,
but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v2

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing,
but righteousness delivereth from death.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v3

The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous
to famish;
but HE casteth away the substance of the wicked.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v4

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand,
but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v5

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son,
but he that sleepeth in harvest
is a son that causeth shame.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v6

Blessings are upon the head of the just,
but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v7

The memory of the just is blessed;
but the name of the wicked shall rot.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v8

The wise in heart will receive commandments,
but a prating fool shall fall.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v9

He that walketh uprightly walketh surely,
but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v10

He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow;
but a prating fool shall fall.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v11

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life,
but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v12

Hatred stirreth up strifes,
but love covereth all sins.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v13

In the lips of him that hath understanding,
wisdom is found;
but a rod is for the back of him
that is void of understanding.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v14

Wise men lay up knowledge,
but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v15

The rich man's wealth is his strong city;
the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v16

The labor of the righteous tendeth to life;
the fruit of the wicked, to sin.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v17

He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction;
but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v18

He that hideth hatred with lying lips,
and he that uttereth a slander is a fool.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v19

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin,
but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v20

The tongue of the just is as choice silver;
the heart of the wicked is little worth.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v21

The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for want of wisdom.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v22

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich,
and HE addeth no sorrow with it.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v23

It is as sport to a fool to do mischief,
but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v24

The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him;
but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v25

As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more;
but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v26

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes,
so is the sluggard to them that send him.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v27

The fear of the LORD prolongeth days,
but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v28

The hope of the righteous shall be gladness,
but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v29

The way of the LORD is strength to the upright,
but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v30

The righteous shall never be removed,
but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v31

The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom,
but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

{ heart }   [PR] 10v32

The lips of the righteous know

 ‘What is acceptable’: 

But the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

» Proverbs 11

¶ Proverbs 1 v1-31

{ heart }   [PR] 11v1

A false balance is abomination to the LORD;
but a just weight is HIS delight.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v2

When pride cometh, then cometh shame;
but with the lowly is wisdom.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v3

The integrity of the upright
shall guide them,
but the perverseness of transgressors
shall destroy them.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v4

Riches profit not in the day of wrath,
but righteousness delivereth from death.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v5

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way:
but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v6

The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them,
but transgressors shall be taken
in their own naughtiness.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v7

When a wicked man dieth,
his expectation shall perish;
and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v8

The righteous is delivered out of trouble,
and the wicked cometh in his stead.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v9

An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor;
but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v10

When it goeth well with the righteous,
the city rejoiceth;
and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v11

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted,
but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v12

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor,
but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v13

A talebearer revealeth secrets,
but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v14

Where no counsel is, the people fall;
but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v15

He that is surety for a stranger, shall smart for it:
and he that hateth suretyship, is sure.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v16

A gracious woman retaineth honor,
and strong men retain riches.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v17

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul,
but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v18

The wicked worketh a deceitful work,
but to him that soweth righteousness
shall be a sure reward.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v19

As righteousness tendeth to life,
so he that pursueth evil
pursueth it to his own death.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v20

They that are of a froward heart
are abomination to the LORD,
but such as are upright in their way are HIS delight.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v21

Though hand join in hand,
the wicked shall not be unpunished;
but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v22

As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout,
so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v23

The desire of the righteous is only good,
but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v24

There is he that scattereth, and yet increaseth;
and there is he that withholdeth more than is meet,
but it tendeth to poverty.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v25

The liberal soul shall be made fat,
and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v26

He that withholdeth corn,
the people shall curse him:
but blessing shall be upon the head of him
that selleth it.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v27

He that diligently seeketh good, procureth favor:
but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v28

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall,
but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v29

He that troubleth his own house,
shall inherit the wind:
and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life;
and he that winneth souls is wise.

{ heart }   [PR] 11v31

Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed
in the earth;
much more the wicked and the sinner.

» Proverbs 12

¶ Proverbs 12 v1-28

{ heart }   [PR] 12v1

Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge,
but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v2

A good man obtaineth favor of the LORD,
but a man of wicked devices will HE condemn.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v3

A man shall not be established by wickedness;
but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v4

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband:
but she that maketh ashamed,
is as rottenness in his bones.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v5

The thoughts of the righteous are right,
but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v6

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood,
but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v7

The wicked are overthrown, and are not,
but the house of the righteous shall stand.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v8

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom;
but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v9

He that is despised, and hath a servant,
is better than he that honoreth himself,
and lacketh bread.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v10

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast,
but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v11

He that tilleth his land
shall be satisfied with bread,
but he that followeth vain persons
is void of understanding.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v12

The wicked desireth the net of evil men,
but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v13

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips,
but the just shall come out of trouble.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v14

A man shall be satisfied with good
by the fruit of his mouth;
and the recompence of a man's hands
shall be rendered unto him.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v15

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v16

A fool's wrath is presently known,
but a prudent man covereth shame.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v17

He that speaketh truth showeth forth righteousness,
but a false witness, deceit.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v18

There is that speaketh
like the piercings of a sword,
but the tongue of the wise is health.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v19

The lip of truth shall be established forever,
but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v20

Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil,
but to the counselors of peace is joy.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v21

There shall no evil happen to the just,
but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v22

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD:
but they that deal truly are HIS delight.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v23

A prudent man concealeth knowledge,
but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v24

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule,
but the slothful shall be under tribute.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v25

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop,
but a good word maketh it glad.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v26

The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor,
but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v27

The slothful man roasteth not
that which he took in hunting,
but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

{ heart }   [PR] 12v28

In the way of righteousness is life,
and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

» Proverbs 13

¶ Proverbs 13 v1-25

{ heart }   [PR] 13v1

A wise son heareth his father's instruction,
but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v2

A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth,
but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v3

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life,
but he that openeth wide his lips
shall have destruction.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v4

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing;
but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v5

A righteous man hateth lying,
but a wicked man is loathsome,
and cometh to shame.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v6

Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way,
but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v7

There is that maketh himself rich,
yet hath nothing;
there is that maketh himself poor,
yet hath great riches.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v8

The ransom of a man's life are his riches,
but the poor heareth not rebuke.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v9

The light of the righteous rejoiceth,
but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v10

Only by pride cometh contention,
but with the well-advised is wisdom.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v11

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished,
but he that gathereth by labor shall increase.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v12

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick;
but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v13

Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed,
but he that feareth the commandment
shall be rewarded.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v14

The law of the wise is a fountain of life,
to depart from the snares of death.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v15

Good understanding giveth favor,
but the way of transgressors is hard.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v16

Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge,
but a fool layeth open his folly.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v17

A wicked messenger falleth into mischief,
but a faithful ambassador is health.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v18

Poverty and shame shall be to him
that refuseth instruction,
but he that regardeth reproof shall be honored.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v19

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul,
but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v20

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise,
but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v21

Evil pursueth sinners;
but to the righteous good shall be repaid.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v22

A good man leaveth an inheritance
to his children's children;
and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v23

Much food is in the tillage of the poor,
but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v24

He that spareth his rod hateth his son;
but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

{ heart }   [PR] 13v25

The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul,
but the belly of the wicked shall want.

» Proverbs 14

¶ Proverbs 14 v1-35

{ heart }   [PR] 14v1

Every wise woman buildeth her house,
but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v2

He that walketh in his uprightness
feareth the LORD,
but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth HIM.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v3

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride,
but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v4

Where no oxen are, the crib is clean;
but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v5

A faithful witness will not lie,
but a false witness will utter lies.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v6

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not;
but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v7

Go from the presence of a foolish man,
when thou perceivest not in him

 ‘The lips of knowledge’.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v8

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way:
but the folly of fools is deceit.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v9

Fools make a mock at sin,
but among the righteous there is favor.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v10

The heart knoweth his own bitterness,
and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v11

The house of the wicked shall be overthrown,
but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v12

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man,
but the end thereof are the ways of death.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v13

Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful,
and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v14

The backslider in heart
shall be filled with his own ways,
and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v15

The simple believeth every word,
but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v16

A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil;
but the fool rageth, and is confident.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v17

He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly,
and a man of wicked devices is hated.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v18

The simple inherit folly,
but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v19

The evil bow before the good;
and the wicked, at the gates of the righteous.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v20

The poor is hated even of his own neighbor,
but the rich hath many friends.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v21

He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth;
but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v22

Do they not err that devise evil?
but mercy and truth shall be to them
that devise good.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v23

In all labor there is profit;
but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v24

The crown of the wise is their riches,
but the foolishness of fools is folly.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v25

A true witness delivereth souls,
but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v26

In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence,
and HIS children shall have a place of refuge.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v27

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life,
to depart from the snares of death.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v28

In the multitude of people is the king's honor;
but in the want of people
is the destruction of the prince.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v29

He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding,
but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v30

A sound heart is the life of the flesh;
but envy, the rottenness of the bones.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v31

He that oppresseth the poor,
reproacheth his MAKER:
but he that honoreth HIM, hath mercy on the poor.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v32

The wicked is driven away in his wickedness,
but the righteous hath hope in his death.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v33

Wisdom resteth in the heart of him
that hath understanding,
but that which is in the midst of fools
is made known.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v34

Righteousness exalteth a nation,
but sin is a reproach to any people.

{ heart }   [PR] 14v35

The king's favor is toward a wise servant,
but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

» Proverbs 15

¶ Proverbs 15 v1-33

{ heart }   [PR] 15v1

A soft answer turneth away wrath,
but grievous words stir up anger.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v2

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright,
but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v3

The eyes of the LORD are in every place,
beholding the evil and the good.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v4

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life,
but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v5

A fool despiseth his father's instruction,
but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v6

In the house of the righteous is much treasure,
but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v7

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge,
but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v8

The sacrifice of the wicked
is an abomination to the LORD,
but the prayer of the upright is HIS delight.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v9

The way of the wicked
is an abomination unto the LORD;
but HE loveth him
that followeth after righteousness.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v10

Correction is grievous unto him
that forsaketh the way;
and he that hateth reproof shall die.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v11

Hell and destruction are before the LORD:
how much more, then,
the hearts of the children of men?

{ heart }   [PR] 15v12

A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him;
neither will he go unto the wise.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v13

A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance,
but by sorrow of the heart, the spirit is broken.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v14

The heart of him that hath understanding
seeketh knowledge,
but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v15

All the days of the afflicted are evil,
but he that is of a merry heart
hath a continual feast.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v16

Better is little with the fear of the LORD,
than great treasure and trouble therewith.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v17

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is,
than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v18

A wrathful man stirreth up strife:
but he that is slow to anger, appeaseth strife.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v19

The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns,
but the way of the righteous is made plain.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v20

A wise son maketh a glad father,
but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v21

Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom:
but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v22

Without counsel purposes are disappointed,
but in the multitude of counselors
they are established.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v23

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth;
and a word spoken in due season, how good is it?

{ heart }   [PR] 15v24

The way of life is above to the wise,
that he may depart from hell beneath.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v25

The LORD will destroy the house of the proud,
but HE will establish the border of the widow.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v26

The thoughts of the wicked
are an abomination to the LORD,
but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v27

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house,
but he that hateth gifts shall live.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v28

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer:
but the mouth of the wicked, poureth out evil things.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v29

The LORD is far from the wicked,
but HE heareth the prayer of the righteous.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v30

The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart,
and a good report maketh the bones fat.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v31

The ear that heareth the reproof of life
abideth among the wise.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v32

He that refuseth instruction, despiseth his own soul:
but he that heareth reproof, getteth understanding.

{ heart }   [PR] 15v33

The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom;
and before honor is humility.

» Proverbs 16

¶ Proverbs 16 v1-33

{ heart }   [PR] 16v1

The preparations of the heart in man,
and the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v2

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes,
but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v3

Commit thy works unto the LORD,
and thy thoughts shall be established.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v4

The LORD hath made all things for HIMSELF:
yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v5

Every one that is proud in heart
is an abomination to the LORD;
though hand join in hand,
he shall not be unpunished.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v6

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged:
and by the fear of the LORD, men depart from evil.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v7

When a man's ways please the LORD,
HE maketh even his enemies
to be at peace with him.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v8

Better is a little with righteousness
than great revenues without right.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v9

A man's heart deviseth his way;
but the LORD directeth his steps.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v10

A divine sentence is in the lips of the king;
his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v11

A just weight and balance are the LORD'S:
all the weights of the bag are HIS work.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v12

It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness;
for the throne is established by righteousness.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v13

Righteous lips are the delight of kings,
and they love him that speaketh right.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v14

The wrath of a king is as messengers of death:
but a wise man will pacify it.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v15

In the light of the king's countenance is life,
and his favor is as a cloud of the latter rain.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v16

How much better is it to get wisdom than gold?
and to get understanding
rather to be chosen than silver?

{ heart }   [PR] 16v17

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil;
he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v18

Pride goeth before destruction,
and an haughty spirit before a fall.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v19

Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly,
than to divide the spoil with the proud.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v20

He that handleth a matter wisely, shall find good:
and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v21

The wise in heart shall be called


And the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v22

Understanding is a well-spring of life
unto him that hath it;
but the instruction of fools is folly.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v23

The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth,
and addeth learning to his lips.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v24

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb,
sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v25

There is a way that seemeth right unto a man,
but the end thereof are the ways of death.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v26

He that laboreth, laboreth for himself;
for his mouth craveth it of him.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v27

An ungodly man diggeth up evil,
and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v28

A froward man soweth strife,
and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v29

A violent man enticeth his neighbor,
and leadeth him into the way that is not good.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v30

He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things:
moving his lips, he bringeth evil to pass.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v31

The hoary head is a crown of glory,
if it be found in the way of righteousness.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v32

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty:
and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.

{ heart }   [PR] 16v33

The lot is cast into the lap:
but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.

» Proverbs 17

¶ Proverbs 17 v1-28

{ heart }   [PR] 17v1

Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith,
than an house full of sacrifices with strife.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v2

A wise servant shall have rule over
a son that causeth shame,
and shall have part of the inheritance
among the brethren.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v3

The fining pot is for silver,
and the furnace for gold;
but the LORD testeth the hearts.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v4

A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips,
and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v5

Whoso mocketh the poor
reproacheth his MAKER;
and he that is glad at calamities
shall not be unpunished.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v6

Children's children are the crown of old men;
and the glory of children are their fathers.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v7

Excellent speech becometh not a fool;
much less do lying lips, a prince.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v8

A gift is as a precious stone
in the eyes of him that hath it;
whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v9

He that covereth a transgression seeketh love,
but he that repeateth a matter separateth friends.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v10

A reproof entereth more into a wise man
than an hundred stripes into a fool.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v11

An evil man seeketh only rebellion;
therefore, a cruel messenger shall be sent
against him.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v12

Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man,
rather than a fool in his folly.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v13

Whoso rewardeth evil for good,
evil shall not depart from his house.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v14

The beginning of strife
is as when one letteth out water;
therefore leave off contention,
before it be meddled with.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v15

He that justifieth the wicked,
and he that condemneth the just,
even they both are abomination to the LORD.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v16

Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool
to get wisdom,
seeing he hath no heart to it?

{ heart }   [PR] 17v17

A twilight, loveth at all times,
and a brother is born for adversity.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v18

A man void of understanding striketh hands,
and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v19

He loveth transgression that loveth strife;
and he that exalteth his gate, seeketh destruction.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v20

He that hath a froward heart findeth no good;
and he that hath a perverse tongue
falleth into mischief.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v21

He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow;
and the father of a fool hath no joy.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v22

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine,
but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v23

A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom
to pervert the ways of judgment.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v24

Wisdom is before him that hath understanding,
but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v25

A foolish son is a grief to his father,
and bitterness to her that bare him.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v26

Also to punish the just is not good,
nor to strike princes for their equity.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v27

He that hath knowledge spareth his words;
and a man of understanding
is of an excellent spirit.

{ heart }   [PR] 17v28

Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace,
is counted wise;
and he that shutteth his lips
is esteemed a man of understanding.

» Proverbs 18

¶ Proverbs 18 v1-24

{ heart }   [PR] 18v1

Through desire a man, having separated himself,
seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v2

A fool hath no delight in understanding,
but that his heart may discover itself.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v3

When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt
and with ignominy, reproach.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v4

The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters,
and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v5

It is not good to accept the person of the wicked,
to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v6

A fool's lips enter into contention,
and his mouth calleth for strokes.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v7

A fool's mouth is his destruction,
and his lips are the snare of his soul.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v8

The words of a talebearer are as wounds,
and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v9

He also that is slothful in his work,
is brother to him that is a great waster.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v10

The NAME of the LORD is a strong tower;
the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v11

The rich man's wealth is his strong city,
and as an high wall in his own conceit.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v12

Before destruction the heart of man is haughty,
and before honor is humility.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v13

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it,
it is folly and shame unto him.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v14

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity:
but a wounded spirit who can bear?

{ heart }   [PR] 18v15

The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge;
and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v16

A man's gift maketh room for him,
and bringeth him before great men.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v17

He that is first in his own cause seemeth just,
but his neighbor cometh and searcheth him.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v18

The lot causeth contentions to cease,
and parteth between the mighty.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v19

A brother offended is harder to be won
than a strong city,
and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v20

A man's belly shall be satisfied
with the fruit of his mouth,
and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v21

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v22

Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing,
and obtaineth favor of the LORD.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v23

The poor useth entreaties,
but the rich answereth roughly.

{ heart }   [PR] 18v24

A man that hath friends must show himself friendly;
and there is a friend that sticketh closer
than a brother.

» Proverbs 19

¶ Proverbs 19 v1-29

{ heart }   [PR] 19v1

Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity,
than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v2

Also, that the soul be without knowledge,
it is not good;
and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v3

The foolishness of man perverteth his way,
and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v4

Wealth maketh many friends;
but the poor is separated from his neighbor.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v5

A false witness shall not be unpunished,
and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v6

Many will entreat the favor of the prince;
and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v7

All the brethren of the poor do hate him:
how much more do his friends go far from him?
He pursueth them with words,
yet they are wanting to him.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v8

He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul:
he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v9

A false witness shall not be unpunished,
and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v10

Delight is not seemly for a fool:
much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v11

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger,
and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v12

The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion,
but his favor is as dew upon the grass.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v13

A foolish son is the calamity of his father;
and the contentions of a wife
are a continual dropping.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v14

House and riches are the inheritance of fathers,
and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v15

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep,
and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v16

He that keepeth the commandment
keepeth his own soul,
but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v17

He that hath pity upon the poor
lendeth unto the LORD,
and that which he hath given will HE pay him again.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v18

Chasten thy son while there is hope,
and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v19

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment;
for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v20

Hear counsel, and receive instruction,
that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v21

There are many devices in a man's heart;
nevertheless, the counsel of the LORD,
that shall stand.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v22

The desire of a man is its kindness,
and a poor man is better than a liar.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v23

The fear of the LORD tendeth to life,
and he that hath it shall abide satisfied;
he shall not be visited with evil.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v24

A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom,
and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v25

Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware;
and reprove one that hath understanding,
and he will understand knowledge.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v26

He that wasteth his father,
and chaseth away his mother,
is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v27

Cease, my son, to hear the instruction
that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v28

An ungodly witness scorneth judgment,
and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.

{ heart }   [PR] 19v29

Judgments are prepared for scorners,
and stripes for the back of fools.

» Proverbs 20

¶ Proverbs 20 v1-30

{ heart }   [PR] 20v1

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging:
and whosoever is deceived thereby, is not wise.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v2

The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion:
whoso provoketh him to anger
sinneth against his own soul.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v3

It is an honor for a man to cease from strife,
but every fool will be meddling.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v4

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold;
therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v5

Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water,
but a man of understanding will draw it out.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v6

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness:
but a faithful man, who can find?

{ heart }   [PR] 20v7

The just man walketh in his integrity:
his children are blessed after him.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v8

A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment
scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v9

Who can say,

 ‘I have made my heart clean,
I am pure from my sin’?

{ heart }   [PR] 20v10

Diverse weights, and diverse measures,
both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v11

Even a child is known by his doings,
whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v12

The hearing ear, and the seeing eye,
the LORD hath made even both of them.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v13

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty;
open thine eyes,
and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v14

 ‘It is naught, it is naught’, 

(Saith the buyer:)
but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v15

There is gold, and a multitude of rubies:
but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v16

Take his garment that is surety for a stranger,
and take a pledge of him for a foreign woman.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v17

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man,
but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v18

Every purpose is established by counsel;
and with good advice make war.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v19

He that goeth about as a talebearer
revealeth secrets;
therefore, meddle not with him
that flattereth with his lips.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v20

Whoso curseth his father or his mother,
his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v21

An inheritance may be gotten hastily
at the beginning;
but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v22

Say not thou,

 ‘I will recompense evil’: 

But wait on the LORD, and HE shall save thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v23

Diverse weights are an abomination unto the LORD,
and a false balance is not good.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v24

Man's goings are of the LORD;
how can a man, then, understand his own way?

{ heart }   [PR] 20v25

It is a snare to the man
who devoureth that which is holy,
and after vows to make enquiry.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v26

A wise king scattereth the wicked,
and bringeth the wheel over them.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v27

The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD,
searching all the inward parts of the belly.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v28

Mercy and truth preserve the king,
and his throne is upheld by mercy.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v29

The glory of young men is their strength,
and the beauty of old men is the gray head.

{ heart }   [PR] 20v30

The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil;
so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.

» Proverbs 21

¶ Proverbs 21 v1-31

{ heart }   [PR] 21v1

The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD,
as the rivers of water:
HE turneth it whithersoever HE will.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v2

Every way of a man is right in his own eyes;
but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v3

To do justice and judgment
is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v4

An high look, and a proud heart,
and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v5

The thoughts of the diligent
tend only to plenteousness;
but of every one that is hasty, only to want.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v6

The getting of treasures by a lying tongue
is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v7

The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them,
because they refuse to do judgment.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v8

The way of man is froward and strange;
but as for the pure, his work is right.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v9

It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop,
than with a brawling woman in a wide house.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v10

The soul of the wicked desireth evil;
his neighbor findeth no favor in his eyes.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v11

When the scorner is punished,
the simple is made wise;
and when the wise is instructed,
he receiveth knowledge.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v12

The righteous man wisely considereth
the house of the wicked;
but GOD overthroweth the wicked
for their wickedness.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v13

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor,
he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v14

A gift in secret pacifieth anger;
and a reward in the bosom, strong wrath.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v15

It is joy to the just to do judgment;
but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v16

The man that wandereth
out of the way of understanding
shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v17

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man;
he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v18

The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous,
and the transgressor for the upright.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v19

It is better to dwell in the wilderness,
than with a contentious and an angry woman.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v20

There is treasure to be desired, and oil,
in the dwelling of the wise,
but a foolish man spendeth it up.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v21

He that followeth after righteousness and mercy
findeth life, righteousness, and honor.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v22

A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty,
and casteth down the strength
of the confidence thereof.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v23

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue,
keepeth his soul from troubles.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v24

Proud and haughty scorner is his name,
who dealeth in proud wrath.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v25

The desire of the slothful killeth him;
for his hands refuse to labor.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v26

He coveteth greedily all the day long,
but the righteous giveth and spareth not.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v27

The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination;
how much more,
when he bringeth it with a wicked mind?

{ heart }   [PR] 21v28

A false witness shall perish,
but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v29

A wicked man hardeneth his face;
but as for the upright, he directeth his way.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v30

There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel
against the LORD.

{ heart }   [PR] 21v31

The horse is prepared against the day of battle,
but safety is of the LORD.

» Proverbs 22

¶ Proverbs 22 v1-16

{ heart }   [PR] 22v1

A good name is rather to be chosen
than great riches,
and loving favor rather than silver and gold.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v2

The rich and poor meet together:
the LORD is the MAKER of them all.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v3

A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself;
but the simple pass on, and are punished.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v4

By humility and the fear of the LORD
are riches, and honor, and life.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v5

Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward;
he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v6

Train up a child in the way he should go
and, when he is old, he will not depart from it.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v7

The rich ruleth over the poor,
and the borrower is servant to the lender.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v8

He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity,
and the rod of his anger shall fail.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v9

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed;
for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v10

Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out;
yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v11

He that loveth pureness of heart,
for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v12

The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge,
and HE overthroweth the words of the transgressor.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v13

The slothful man saith,

 ‘There is a lion without;
I shall be slain in the streets’.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v14

The mouth of strange women is a deep pit;
he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v15

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child,
but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v16

He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches,
and he that giveth to the rich,
shall surely come to want.

¶ Proverbs 22 v17-29

{ heart }   [PR] 22v17

Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise,
and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v18

For it is a pleasant thing
if thou keep them within thee;
they shall be fitted in thy lips.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v19

That thy trust may be in the LORD,
I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v20

Have not I written to thee
excellent things in counsels and knowledge,

{ heart }   [PR] 22v21

That I might make thee know

 ‘The certainty of the words of truth’, 

That thou mightest answer the words of truth
to them that send unto thee?

{ heart }   [PR] 22v22

Rob not the poor, because he is poor;
neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

{ heart }   [PR] 22v23

For the LORD will plead their cause,
and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v24

Make no friendship with an angry man;
and with a furious man thou shalt not go,

{ heart }   [PR] 22v25

Lest thou learn his ways,
and get a snare to thy soul.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v26

Be not thou one of them that strike hands,
or of them that are sureties for debts.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v27

If thou hast nothing to pay,
why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

{ heart }   [PR] 22v28

Remove not the ancient landmark,
which thy fathers have set.

{ heart }   [PR] 22v29

Seest thou a man diligent in his business?
he shall stand before kings,
he shall not stand before mean men.

» Proverbs 23

¶ Proverbs 23 v1-35

{ heart }   [PR] 23v1

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler,
consider diligently what is before thee:

{ heart }   [PR] 23v2

And put a knife to thy throat,
if thou be a man given to appetite.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v3

Be not desirous of his dainties;
for they are deceitful meat.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v4

Labor not to be rich;
cease from thine own wisdom.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v5

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?
for riches certainly make themselves wings;
they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v6

Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye,
neither desire thou his dainty meats;

{ heart }   [PR] 23v7

For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:

 ‘Eat, and drink’, 

Saith he to thee,
but his heart is not with thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v8

The morsel which thou hast eaten
shalt thou vomit up,
and lose thy sweet words.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v9

Speak not in the ears of a fool;
for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v10

Remove not the old landmark,
and enter not into the fields of the fatherless;

{ heart }   [PR] 23v11

For their REDEEMER is mighty;
HE shall plead their cause with thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v12

Apply thine heart unto instruction,
and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v13

Withhold not correction from the child;
for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v14

Thou shalt beat him with the rod,
and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v15

My son, if thine heart be wise,
my heart shall rejoice, even mine.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v16

Yea, my reins shall rejoice,
when thy lips speak right things.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v17

Let not thine heart envy sinners,
but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v18

For surely there is an end;
and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v19

Hear thou, my son, and be wise,
and guide thine heart in the way.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v20

Be not among winebibbers,
among riotous eaters of flesh;

{ heart }   [PR] 23v21

For the drunkard and the glutton
shall come to poverty;
and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v22

Hearken unto thy father that begot thee,
and despise not thy mother when she is old.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v23

Buy the truth, and sell it not;
also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v24

The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice,
and he that begetteth a wise child
shall have joy of him.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v25

Thy father and thy mother shall be glad,
and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v26

My son, give me thine heart,
and let thine eyes observe my ways.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v27

For an whore is a deep ditch;
and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v28

She also lieth in wait as for a prey,
and increaseth the transgressors among men.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v29

Who hath woe?
who hath sorrow?
who hath contentions?
who hath babbling?
who hath wounds without cause?
who hath redness of eyes?

{ heart }   [PR] 23v30

They that tarry long at the wine;
they that go to seek mixed wine.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v31

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red,
when it giveth his color in the cup,
when it moveth itself aright.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v32

At the last it biteth like a serpent,
and stingeth like an adder.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v33

Thine eyes shall behold strange women,
and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v34

Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down
in the midst of the sea,
or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

{ heart }   [PR] 23v35

 ‘They have stricken me’, 

Shalt thou say,

 ‘And I was not sick;
they have beaten me, and I felt it not:
when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again’.

» Proverbs 24

¶ Proverbs 24 v1-22

{ heart }   [PR] 24v1

Be not thou envious against evil men,
neither desire to be with them.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v2

For their heart studieth destruction,
and their lips talk of mischief.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v3

Through wisdom is an house builded;
and by understanding it is established;

{ heart }   [PR] 24v4

And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled
with all precious and pleasant riches.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v5

A wise man is strong;
yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v6

For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war,
and in multitude of counselors there is safety.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v7

Wisdom is too high for a fool;
he openeth not his mouth in the gate.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v8

He that deviseth to do evil shall be called

 ‘A mischievous person’.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v9

The thought of foolishness is sin,
and the scorner is an abomination to men.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v10

If thou faint in the day of adversity,
thy strength is small.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v11

If thou forbear to deliver them
that are drawn unto death,
and those that are ready to be slain;

{ heart }   [PR] 24v12

If thou sayest,

 ‘Behold, we knew it not’: 

Doth not HE THAT pondereth the heart
consider it?
and HE THAT keepeth thy soul,
doth not HE know it?
and shall not HE render to every man
according to his works?

{ heart }   [PR] 24v13

My son, eat thou honey, because it is good;
and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste;

{ heart }   [PR] 24v14

So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul:
when thou hast found it, then there shall be a reward,
and thy expectation shall not be cut off.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v15

Lay not wait, O wicked man,
against the dwelling of the righteous;
spoil not his resting place:

{ heart }   [PR] 24v16

For a just man falleth seven times,
and riseth up again;
but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v17

Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth,
and let not thine heart be glad when he stumbleth,

{ heart }   [PR] 24v18

Lest the LORD see it, and it displease HIM,
and HE turn away HIS wrath from him.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v19

Fret not thyself because of evil men,
neither be thou envious at the wicked;

{ heart }   [PR] 24v20

For there shall be no reward to the evil man;
the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v21

My son, fear thou the LORD and the king,
and meddle not with them that are given to change;

{ heart }   [PR] 24v22

For their calamity shall rise suddenly,
and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

¶ Proverbs 24 v23-34

{ heart }   [PR] 24v23

These things also belong to the wise:
It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v24

He that saith unto the wicked,

 ‘Thou art righteous’, 

Him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him;

{ heart }   [PR] 24v25

But to those them rebuke him shall be delight,
and a good blessing shall come upon them.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v26

Every man shall kiss his lips
that giveth a right answer.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v27

Prepare thy work without,
and make it fit for thyself in the field;
and afterwards build thine house.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v28

Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause;
and deceive not with thy lips.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v29

Say not,

 ‘I will do so to him as he hath done to me;
I will render to the man according to his work’.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v30

I went by the field of the slothful,
and by the vineyard
of the man void of understanding;

{ heart }   [PR] 24v31

And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns,
and nettles had covered the face thereof,
and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v32

Then I saw, and considered it well;
I looked upon it, and received instruction.

{ heart }   [PR] 24v33

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the hands to sleep;

{ heart }   [PR] 24v34

So shall thy poverty come as one that traveleth;
and thy want as an armed man.

» Proverbs 25

¶ Proverbs 25 v1-28

{ heart }   [PR] 25v1

These are also proverbs of Solomon,
which the men of Hezekiah, king of Judah,
copied out.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v2

It is the glory of GOD to conceal a thing,
but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v3

The heavens for height, and the earth for depth,
and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v4

Take away the dross from the silver,
and there shall come forth a vessel for the refiner.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v5

Take away the wicked from before the king,
and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v6

Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king,
and stand not in the place of great men;

{ heart }   [PR] 25v7

For better it is that it be said unto thee,

 ‘Come up hither’, 

Than that thou shouldest be put lower
in the presence of the prince
whom thine eyes have seen.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v8

Go not forth hastily to strive,
lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof,
when thy neighbor hath put thee to shame.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v9

Debate thy cause with thy neighbor himself;
and discover not a secret to another:

{ heart }   [PR] 25v10

Lest he that heareth it, put thee to shame,
and thine infamy turn not away.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v11

A word fitly spoken
is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v12

As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold,
so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v13

As the cold of snow in the time of harvest,
so is a faithful messenger to them that send him;
for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v14

Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift
is like clouds and wind without rain.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v15

By long forbearing is a prince persuaded,
and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v16

Hast thou found honey?
eat so much as is sufficient for thee,
lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v17

Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbor's house;
lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v18

A man that beareth false witness
against his neighbor
is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v19

Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble
is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v20

As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather,
and as vinegar upon soda,
so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v21

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat;
and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink;

{ heart }   [PR] 25v22

For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head,
and the LORD shall reward thee.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v23

The north wind driveth away rain:
so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v24

It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop,
than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v25

As cold waters to a thirsty soul,
so is good news from a far country.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v26

A righteous man falling down before the wicked
is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v27

It is not good to eat much honey;
so for men to search their own glory is not glory.

{ heart }   [PR] 25v28

He that hath no rule over his own spirit
is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

» Proverbs 26

¶ Proverbs 26 v1-28

{ heart }   [PR] 26v1

As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest,
so honor is not seemly for a fool.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v2

As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying,
so the curse that is causeless shall not come.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v3

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass,
and a rod for the fool's back.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v4

Answer not a fool according to his folly,
lest thou also be like unto him.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v5

Answer a fool according to his folly,
lest he be wise in his own conceit.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v6

He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool,
cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v7

The legs of the lame are not equal;
so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v8

As he that bindeth a stone in a sling,
so is he that giveth honor to a fool.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v9

As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard,
so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v10

The great GOD THAT formed all things
both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v11

As a dog returneth to his vomit,
so a fool returneth to his folly.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v12

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit?
there is more hope of a fool than of him.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v13

The slothful man saith,

 ‘There is a lion in the way, a lion is in the streets’.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v14

As the door turneth upon his hinges,
so doth the slothful upon his bed.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v15

The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom;
it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v16

The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit
than seven men that can render a reason.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v17

He that passeth by,
and meddleth with strife belonging not to him,
is like one that taketh a dog by the ears;

{ heart }   [PR] 26v18

As a mad man
who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

{ heart }   [PR] 26v19

So is the man that deceiveth his neighbor,
and saith,

 ‘Am not I in sport?’ 

{ heart }   [PR] 26v20

Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out:
so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v21

As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire,
so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v22

The words of a talebearer are as wounds,
and they go down into the innermost parts.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v23

Burning lips and a wicked heart
are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v24

He that hateth, dissembleth with his lips,
and layeth up deceit within him.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v25

When he speaketh fair, believe him not;
for there are seven abominations in his heart.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v26

He whose hatred is covered by deceit,
his wickedness shall be showed
before the whole congregation.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v27

Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein,
and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

{ heart }   [PR] 26v28

A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it,
and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.

» Proverbs 27

¶ Proverbs 27 v1-27

{ heart }   [PR] 27v1

Boast not thyself of tomorrow;
for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v2

Let another man praise thee,
and not thine own mouth;
a stranger, and not thine own lips.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v3

A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty,
but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v4

Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous:
but who is able to stand before envy?

{ heart }   [PR] 27v5

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v6

Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v7

The full soul loatheth an honeycomb,
but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v8

As a bird that wandereth from her nest,
so is a man that wandereth from his place.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v9

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart;
so doth the sweetness of a man's friend,
by hearty counsel.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v10

Thine own friend, and thy father's friend,
forsake not;
neither go into thy brother's house
in the day of thy calamity;
for better is a neighbor that is near
than a brother far off.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v11

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad,
that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v12

A prudent man foreseeth the evil,
and hideth himself,
but the simple pass on, and are punished.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v13

Take his garment that is surety for a stranger,
and take a pledge of him for a foreign woman.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v14

He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice,
rising early in the morning,
it shall be counted a curse to him.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v15

A continual dropping in a very rainy day
and a contentious woman are alike;

{ heart }   [PR] 27v16

Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind,
and the ointment of his right hand betrayeth him.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v17

Iron sharpeneth iron;
so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v18

Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof;
so he that waiteth on his master shall be honored.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v19

As in water, face answereth to face,
so the heart of man to man.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v20

Hell and destruction are never full;
so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v21

As the refining pot for silver,
and the furnace for gold,
so is a man to his praise.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v22

Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar
among wheat with a pestle,
yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v23

Be thou diligent to know

 ‘The state of thy flocks’, 

And look well to thy herds;

{ heart }   [PR] 27v24

For riches are not for ever:
and doth the crown endure to every generation?

{ heart }   [PR] 27v25

The hay appeareth,
and the tender grass showeth itself,
and herbs of the mountains are gathered.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v26

The lambs are for thy clothing,
and the goats are the price of the field.

{ heart }   [PR] 27v27

And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food,
for the food of thy household,
and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

» Proverbs 28

¶ Proverbs 28 v1-28

{ heart }   [PR] 28v1

The wicked flee when no man pursueth,
but the righteous are bold as a lion.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v2

For the transgression of a land
many are the princes thereof,
but by a man of understanding and knowledge
the state thereof shall be prolonged.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v3

A poor man that oppresseth the poor
is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v4

They that forsake the law praise the wicked,
but such as keep the law contend with them.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v5

Evil men understand not judgment;
but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v6

Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness,
than he that is perverse in his ways,
though he be rich.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v7

Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son,
but he that is a companion of riotous men
shameth his father.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v8

He that by usury and unjust gain
increaseth his substance,
he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v9

He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law,
even his prayer shall be an abomination.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v10

Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray
in an evil way,
he shall fall himself into his own pit;
but the upright shall have good things in possession.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v11

The rich man is wise in his own conceit,
but the poor, that hath understanding,
searcheth him out.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v12

When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory;
but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v13

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper,
but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them
shall have mercy.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v14

Happy is the man that feareth always,
but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v15

As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear;
so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v16

The prince that lacketh understanding
is also a great oppressor;
but he that hateth covetousness
shall prolong his days.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v17

A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person
shall flee to the pit, let no man stay him.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v18

Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved,
but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v19

He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread,
but he that followeth after vain persons
shall have poverty enough.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v20

A faithful man shall abound with blessings,
but he that maketh haste to be rich
shall not be innocent.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v21

To have respect of persons is not good;
for, for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v22

He that hasteneth to be rich hath an evil eye,
and considereth not
that poverty shall come upon him.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v23

He that rebuketh a man afterwards
shall find more favor
than he that flattereth with the tongue.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v24

Whoso robbeth his father or his mother,
and saith,

 ‘It is no transgression’; 

The same is the companion of a destroyer.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v25

He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife,
but he that putteth his trust in the LORD
shall be made fat.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v26

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool,
but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v27

He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack,
but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

{ heart }   [PR] 28v28

When the wicked rise, men hide themselves;
but when they perish, the righteous increase.

» Proverbs 29

¶ Proverbs 29 v1-27

{ heart }   [PR] 29v1

He that, being often reproved, hardeneth his neck,
shall suddenly be destroyed,
and that without remedy.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v2

When the righteous are in authority,
the people rejoice;
but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v3

Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father,
but he that keepeth company with harlots
spendeth his substance.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v4

The king by judgment establisheth the land,
but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v5

A man that flattereth his neighbor
spreadeth a net for his feet.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v6

In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare,
but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v7

The righteous considereth the cause of the poor,
but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v8

Scornful men bring a city into a snare,
but wise men turn away wrath.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v9

If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man,
whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v10

The bloodthirsty hate the upright,
but the just seek his soul.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v11

A fool uttereth all his mind,
but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v12

If a ruler hearken to lies,
all his servants are wicked.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v13

The poor and the deceitful man meet together;
the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v14

The king that faithfully judgeth the poor,
his throne shall be established forever.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v15

The rod and reproof give wisdom,
but a child left to himself
bringeth his mother to shame.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v16

When the wicked are multiplied,
transgression increaseth;
but the righteous shall see their fall.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v17

Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest;
yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v18

Where there is no vision, the people perish;
but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v19

A servant will not be corrected by words;
for though he understand, he will not answer.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v20

Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words?
there is more hope of a fool than of him.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v21

He that delicately bringeth up his servant
from a child,
shall have him become his son at the length.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v22

An angry man stirreth up strife,
and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v23

A man's pride shall bring him low,
but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v24

Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul;
he heareth cursing, and betrayeth it not.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v25

The fear of man bringeth a snare;
but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD
shall be safe.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v26

Many seek the ruler's favor,
but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

{ heart }   [PR] 29v27

An unjust man is an abomination to the just;
and he that is upright in the way
is abomination to the wicked.

» Proverbs 30

¶ Proverbs 30 v1-33

{ heart }   [PR] 30v1

The words of Agur, the son of Jakeh,
even the prophecy:

The man spake unto Ithiel,
even unto Ithiel and Ucal,

{ heart }   [PR] 30v2

Surely I am more brutish than any man,
and have not the understanding of a man.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v3

I neither learned wisdom,
nor have the knowledge of the HOLY ONE.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v4

Who hath ascended up into heaven,
or descended?
who hath gathered the wind in his fists?
who hath bound the waters in a garment?
who hath established all the ends of the earth?
what is HIS NAME, and what is HIS SON'S NAME,
if thou canst tell?

{ heart }   [PR] 30v5

Every word of GOD is pure;
HE is a shield unto them that put their trust in HIM.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v6

Add thou not unto HIS words,
lest HE reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v7

Two things have I required of THEE;
deny me them not before I die:

{ heart }   [PR] 30v8

Remove far from me vanity and lies;
give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with food convenient for me:

{ heart }   [PR] 30v9

Lest I be full, and deny THEE,
and say,

 ‘Who is the LORD?’ 

Or lest I be poor, and steal,
and take the NAME of my GOD in vain.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v10

Accuse not a servant unto his master,
lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v11

There is a generation that curseth their father,
and doth not bless their mother.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v12

There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes,
and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v13

There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes!
and their eye-lids are lifted up.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v14

There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords,
and their jaw teeth as knives,
to devour the poor from off the earth,
and the needy from among men.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v15

The horse-leach hath two daughters,

 ‘Give, give’. 

There are three things that are never satisfied,
yea, four things say not,

 ‘It is enough’:

{ heart }   [PR] 30v16

The grave;
and the barren womb;
the earth that is not filled with water;
and the fire that saith not,

 ‘It is enough’:

{ heart }   [PR] 30v17

The eye that mocketh at his father,
and despiseth to obey his mother,
the ravens of the valley shall pick it out,
and the young eagles shall eat it.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v18

There be three things
which are too wonderful for me,
yea, four which I know not:

{ heart }   [PR] 30v19

The way of an eagle in the air;
the way of a serpent upon a rock;
the way of a ship in the midst of the sea;
and the way of a man with a maid.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v20

Such is the way of an adulterous woman;
she eateth, and wipeth her mouth,
and saith,

 ‘I have done no wickedness’.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v21

For three things the earth is disquieted,
and for four which it cannot bear:

{ heart }   [PR] 30v22

For a servant when he reigneth;
and a fool when he is filled with meat;

{ heart }   [PR] 30v23

For an odious woman when she is married;
and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v24

There be four things which are little upon the earth,
but they are exceeding wise:

{ heart }   [PR] 30v25

The ants are a people not strong,
yet they prepare their meat in the summer;

{ heart }   [PR] 30v26

The conies are but a feeble folk,
yet make they their houses in the rocks;

{ heart }   [PR] 30v27

The locusts have no king,
yet go they forth all of them by bands;

{ heart }   [PR] 30v28

The spider taketh hold with her hands,
and is in kings' palaces.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v29

There be three things which go well,
yea, four are comely in going:

{ heart }   [PR] 30v30

A lion which is strongest among beasts,
and turneth not away for any;

{ heart }   [PR] 30v31

A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king,
against whom there is no rising up.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v32

If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself,
or if thou hast thought evil,
lay thine hand upon thy mouth.

{ heart }   [PR] 30v33

Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter,
and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood;
so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.

» Proverbs 31

¶ Proverbs 31 v1-9

{ heart }   [PR] 31v1

The words of king Lemuel,
the prophecy that his mother taught him.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v2

What, my son!
and what, the son of my womb!
and what, the son of my vows!

{ heart }   [PR] 31v3

Give not thy strength unto women,
nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v4

It is not for kings, O Lemuel,
it is not for kings to drink wine,
nor for princes strong drink,

{ heart }   [PR] 31v5

Lest they drink, and forget the law,
and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v6

Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish,
and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v7

Let him drink, and forget his poverty,
and remember his misery no more.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v8

Open thy mouth for the dumb
in the cause of all such as are appointed
to destruction.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v9

Open thy mouth, judge righteously,
and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

¶ Proverbs 31 v10-31

{ heart }   [PR] 31v10

Who can find a virtuous woman?
for her price is far above rubies.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v11

The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her,
so that he shall have no need of spoil.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v12

She will do him good, and not evil,
all the days of her life.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v13

She seeketh wool, and flax,
and worketh willingly with her hands.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v14

She is like the merchants' ships;
she bringeth her food from afar.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v15

She riseth also while it is yet night,
and giveth meat to her household,
and a portion to her maidens.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v16

She considereth a field, and buyeth it;
with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v17

She girdeth her loins with strength,
and strengtheneth her arms.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v18

She perceiveth

 ‘That her merchandise is good’; 

Her candle goeth not out by night.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v19

She layeth her hands to the spindle,
and her hands hold the distaff.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v20

She stretcheth out her hand to the poor;
yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v21

She is not afraid of the snow for her household;
for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v22

She maketh herself coverings of tapestry;
her clothing is silk and purple.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v23

Her husband is known in the gates,
when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v24

She maketh fine linen, and selleth it,
and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v25

Strength and honor are her clothing,
and she shall rejoice in time to come.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v26

She openeth her mouth with wisdom,
and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v27

She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v28

Her children arise up, and call her


Her husband also, and he praiseth her.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v29

Many daughters have done virtuously,
but thou excellest them all.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v30

Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman that feareth the LORD,
she shall be praised.

{ heart }   [PR] 31v31

Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her own works praise her in the gates.