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A false ballance is abomination to the Lord: but a iust weight is his delight.
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When pride commeth, then commeth shame: but with the lowly is wisedome.
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The integritie of the vpright shall guide them: but the peruersenesse of transgressours shall destroy them.
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Riches profite not in the day of wrath: but righteousnesse deliuereth from death.
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The righteousnesse of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his owne wickednesse.
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The righteousnesse of the vpright shall deliuer them: but transgressours shall be taken in their owne naughtinesse.
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When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of vniust men perisheth.
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The righteous is deliuered out of trouble, and the wicked commeth in his stead.
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An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the iust be deliuered.
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When it goeth well with the righteous, the citie reioyceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
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By the blessing of the vpright the citie is exalted;
but it is ouerthrowen by the mouth of the wicked.
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He that is void of wisedome, despiseth his neighbour: but a man of vnderstanding holdeth his peace.
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A tale-bearer reuealeth secrets: but hee that is of a faithfull spirit, concealeth the matter.
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Where no counsell is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safetie.
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Hee that is suretie for a stranger, shall smart for it: and hee that hateth suretiship, is sure.
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A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retaine riches.
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The mercifull man doeth good to his owne soule: but he that is cruell, troubleth his owne flesh.
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The wicked worketh a deceitfull worke: but to him that soweth righteousnesse, shall be a sure reward.
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As righteousnesse tendeth to life: so he that pursueth euill, pursueth it to his owne death.
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They that are of a froward heart, are abomination to the Lord: but such as are vpright in their way, are his delight.
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Though hand ioyne in hand, the wicked shall not be vnpunished: but the seede of the righteous shall be deliuered.
22
As a iewell of golde in a swines snowt;
so is a faire woman which is without discretion.
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The desire of the righteous is onely good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
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There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth;
and there is that withholdeth more then is meete, but it tendeth to pouertie.
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The liberall soule shalbe made fat: and he that watereth, shall be watered also himselfe.
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Hee that withholdeth corne, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be vpon the head of him that selleth it.
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He that diligently seeketh good, procureth fauour: but hee that seeketh mischiefe, it shall come vnto him.
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He that trusteth in his riches, shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
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He that troubleth his owne house, shall inherite the winde: and the foole shall be seruant to the wise of heart.
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The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life: and hee that winneth soules, is wise.
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Behold, the righteous shalbe recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.