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Whoso loueth instruction, loueth knowledge: but he that hateth reproofe, is brutish.
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A good man obtaineth fauour of the Lord: but a man of wicked deuices will he condemne.
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A man shall not bee established by wickednesse: but the roote of the righteous shall not be mooued.
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A vertuous woman is a crowne to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed, is as rottennesse in his bones.
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The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
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The words of the wicked are to lie in waite for blood: but the mouth of the vpright shall deliuer them.
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The wicked are ouerthrowen, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.
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A man shall be commended according to his wisedome: but hee that is of a peruerse heart, shall be despised.
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Hee that is despised and hath a seruant, is better then he that honoureth himselfe, and lacketh bread.
10
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruell.
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Hee that tilleth his land, shall bee satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vaine persons, is void of vnderstanding.
12
The wicked desireth the net of euill men: but the roote of the righteous yeeldeth fruit.
13
The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lippes: but the iust shall come out of trouble.
14
A man shall bee satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompence of a mans hands shall bee rendred vnto him.
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The way of a foole is right in his owne eyes: but he that hearkeneth vnto counsell, is wise.
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A fooles wrath is presently knowen: but a prudent man couereth shame.
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He that speaketh trueth, sheweth foorth righteousnesse: but a false witnesse, deceit.
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There is that speaketh like the pearcings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
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The lippe of trueth shall bee established for euer: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
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Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine euill: but to the counsellours of peace, is ioy.
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There shall no euill happen to the iust: but the wicked shall bee filled with mischiefe.
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Lying lippes are abomination to the Lord: but they that deale truely, are his delight.
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A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fooles proclaimeth foolishnesse.
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The hand of the diligent shall beare rule: but the slouthfull shall bee vnder tribute.
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Heauinesse in the heart of man maketh it stoope: but a good word maketh it glad.
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The righteous is more excellent then his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
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The slouthfull man rosteth not that which he tooke in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
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In the way of righteousnesse is life, and in the path-way thereof there is no death.