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CHAP. XI.

1 A false ballance is abomination to the Lord: but a iust weight is his delight.1

2 When pride commeth, then commeth shame: but with the lowly is wisedome.2

3 The integritie of the vpright shall guide them: but the peruersenesse of transgressours shall destroy them.3

4 Riches profite not in the day of wrath: but righteousnesse deliuereth from death.4

5 The righteousnesse of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his owne wickednesse.5

6 The righteousnesse of the vpright shall deliuer them: but transgressours shall be taken in their owne naughtinesse.6

7 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of vniust men perisheth.

8 The righteous is deliuered out of trouble, and the wicked commeth in his stead.8

9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the iust be deliuered.9

10 When it goeth well with the righteous, the citie reioyceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

11 By the blessing of the vpright the citie is exalted; but it is ouerthrowen by the mouth of the wicked.

12 He that is void of wisedome, despiseth his neighbour: but a man of vnderstanding holdeth his peace.12

13 A tale-bearer reuealeth secrets: but hee that is of a faithfull spirit, concealeth the matter.13

14 Where no counsell is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safetie.14

15 Hee that is suretie for a stranger, shall smart for it: and hee that hateth suretiship, is sure.15

16 A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retaine riches.

17 The mercifull man doeth good to his owne soule: but he that is cruell, troubleth his owne flesh.

18 The wicked worketh a deceitfull worke: but to him that soweth righteousnesse, shall be a sure reward.


A good woman.

19 As righteousnesse tendeth to life: so he that pursueth euill, pursueth it to his owne death.

20 They that are of a froward heart, are abomination to the Lord: but such as are vpright in their way, are his delight.

21 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.22

23 The desire of the righteous is onely good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more then is meete, but it tendeth to pouertie.

25 The liberall soule shalbe made fat: and he that watereth, shall be watered also himselfe.25

26 Hee that withholdeth corne, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be vpon the head of him that selleth it.

27 He that diligently seeketh good, procureth fauour: but hee that seeketh mischiefe, it shall come vnto him.27

28 He that trusteth in his riches, shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.28

29 He that troubleth his owne house, shall inherite the winde: and the foole shall be seruant to the wise of heart.

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life: and hee that winneth soules, is wise.30

31 Behold, the righteous shalbe recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.31

 



Proverbs Chapter 11 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):

1 Leuit.19. 36. deut. 25.15. cha. 16. 11. and 20.10,23. , Heb. ballances of deceit. , Heb. a perfect stone.
2 Chap.16. 18. and 15. 33. and 18.12.
3 Cha.13.6.
4 Cha.10.2 ezek. 7.19. zeph.1.18.
5 Heb. rectifie.
6 Cha.5.22.
8 Chap. 21. 18.
9 Iob 8.13.
12 Heb. destitute of heart.
13 Heb. hee that walketh being a talebearer.
14 1.King. 12.1.
15 Heb. shalbe sore broken. , Heb. those that strike hands.
22 Heb. departeth from.
25 2.Cor.9.9. , Heb. the soule of blessing.
27 Psal.7.17. and 9.16. and 10.2. and 57.7.
28 Psal.1.3. and 92.13. iere.17.8.
30 Heb. taketh.
31 1.Pet.4. 18.


* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania


 


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