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Set not thy heart vpon thy goods, and say not, I haue ynough for my life.
2
Folow not thine owne minde, and thy strength, to walke in the wayes of thy heart:
3
And say not, Who shall controll mee for my workes?
For the Lord will surely reuenge thy pride.
4
Say not, I haue sinned, and what harme hath happened vnto mee?
For the Lord is long suffering, he wil in no wise let thee goe.
5
Concerning propitiation, bee not without feare to adde sinne vnto sinne.
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And say not, His mercy is great, hee will be pacified for the multitude of my sinnes: for mercy and wrath come from him, and his indignation resteth vpon sinners.
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Make no tarying to turne to the Lord, and put not off from day to day: for suddenly shal the wrath of the Lord come foorth, and in thy securitie thou shalt be destroyed, and perish in the day of vengeance.
8
Set not thy heart vpon goods vniustly gotten: for they shall not profit thee in the day of calamitie.
9
Winnow not with euery winde, and goe not into euery way: for so doth the sinner that hath a double tongue.
10
Be stedfast in thy vnderstanding, and let thy word be the same.
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Be swift to heare, and let thy life be sincere, & with patience giue answere.
12
If thou hast vnderstanding, answer thy neighbour, if not, lay thy hand vpon thy mouth.
13
Honour and shame is in talke;
and the tongue of man is his fall.
14
Be not called a whisperer, and lye not in wait with thy tongue: for a foule shame is vpon the thiefe, and an euill condemnation vpon the double tongue.
15
Be not ignorant of any thing, in a great matter or a small.