The Holy Bible, King James Version Revised

The Proverbs


Wine is a mocker, strong drink is a brawler: and whosoever is led astray thereby is not wise.
. .2 The wrath of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own life.
. .3 It is an honour for a man to avoid strife: but every fool will be quarreling.
. .4 The sluggard will not plow in autumn; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.
. .5 Purpose in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
. .6 Many men will proclaim his own loyalty: but a faithful man who can find?
. .7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.
. .8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
. .9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
. .10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike an abomination to the LORD.
. .11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
. .12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
. .13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
. .14 It is of no value, it is of no value, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
. .15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
. .16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take it in pledge of him for a strange woman.
. .17 Bread gotten by deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
. .18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
. .19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore associate not with him that flattereth with his lips.
. .20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in utter darkness.
. .21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
. .22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
. .23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
. .24 Man's steps are ordained by the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
. .25 It is a snare to a man rashly to say, It is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.
. .26 A wise king winnoweth out the wicked, and bringeth the threshing wheel over them.
. .27 The spirit of man is the lamp of the LORD, searching all the innermost parts of his being.
. .28 Love and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by righteousness.
. .29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the honour of old men is their grey hair.
. .30 The stripes that wound cleanse away evil: so do stripes purge the innermost parts.


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