The Holy Bible, King James Version Revised

The Proverbs


Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
. .2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet loseth his way.
. .3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart rageth against the LORD.
. .4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his friend.
. .5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
. .6 Many will intreat the favour of a prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
. .7 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.
. .8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall prosper.
. .9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
. .10 Sumptuous living is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
. .11 The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
. .12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
. .13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are like a continual dropping.
. .14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
. .15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
. .16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
. .17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
. .18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, but let not thy soul seek his destruction.
. .19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
. .20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
. .21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
. .22 The desire of a man is for loyalty: and a poor man is better than a liar.
. .23 The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
. .24 A slothful man burieth his hand in the dish, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
. .25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will learn prudence: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will get knowledge.
. .26 He that assaulteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
. .27 Cease, my son, to hear instruction, and thou shalt stray from the words of knowledge.
. .28 A corrupt witness scorneth justice: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
. .29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.


Table of contents | Next Chapter

This page hosted by GeoCities. Get your own Free Home Page.