The Book of Proverbs of the Christian Holy Bible

Proverbs 1:1 The Proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of  Israel; 

Proverbs 1:2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive  the words of understanding. 

Proverbs 1:3 To receive the instruction  of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; 

Proverbs 1:4 To give  subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and  discretion. 

Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase  learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise  counsels: 

Proverbs 1:6 To understand a proverb, and the  interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.  

Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of  knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.  

Proverbs 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake  not the law of thy mother: 

Proverbs 1:9 For they shall be an  ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.  

Proverbs 1:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.  

Proverbs 1:11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood,  let us lurk privily for the innocent 
without cause: 

Proverbs 1:12 Let  us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those  that go down into the pit: 

Proverbs 1:13 We shall find all precious  substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: 
Proverbs 1:14 Cast in  thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: 
Proverbs 1:15 My son,  walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from  their path: 
Proverbs 1:16 For their feet run to evil, and make haste  to shed blood. 
Proverbs 1:17 Surely in vain the net is spread in the  sight of any bird. 
Proverbs 1:18 And they lay wait for their own  blood; they lurk privily for their own lives. 
Proverbs 1:19 So  are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which  taketh away the life of the owners thereof.  

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Proverbs 1:20 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in  the streets: 
Proverbs 1:21 She crieth in the chief place of  concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she  uttereth her words, saying, 
Proverbs 1:22 How long, ye simple  ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in  their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 
Proverbs 1:23 Turn you  at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I  will make known my words unto you.  
Proverbs 1:24 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have  stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; 
Proverbs 1:25 But ye  have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my  reproof: 
Proverbs 1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will  mock when your fear cometh; 
Proverbs 1:27 When your fear  cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a  whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.  
Proverbs 1:28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer;  they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: 
Proverbs 1:29  For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear  of the LORD: 
Proverbs 1:30 They would none of my counsel: they  despised all my reproof. 
Proverbs 1:31 Therefore shall they eat of  the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own  devices. 
Proverbs 1:32 For the turning away of the simple shall  slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.  
Proverbs 1:33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely,  and shall be quiet from fear of evil.  



Chapter 2
Proverbs 2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my  commandments with thee; 
Proverbs 2:2 So that thou incline thine  ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;  
Proverbs 2:3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up  thy voice for understanding; 
Proverbs 2:4 If thou seekest her as  silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; 
Proverbs 2:5  Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find  the knowledge of God. 
Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom:  out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.   
Proverbs 2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is  a buckler to them that walk uprightly. 
Proverbs 2:8 He keepeth the  paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.  
Proverbs 2:9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and  judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.  
Proverbs 2:10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and  knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; 
Proverbs 2:11 Discretion shall  preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: 
Proverbs 2:12 To  deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man  that speaketh froward things; 
Proverbs 2:13 Who leave the paths of  uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; 
Proverbs 2:14 Who  rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the  wicked; 
Proverbs 2:15 Whose ways are crooked, and they  froward in their paths: 
Proverbs 2:16 To deliver thee from the  strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth  with her words; 
Proverbs 2:17 Which forsaketh the guide of her  youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. 
Proverbs 2:18 For  her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.  
Proverbs 2:19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they  hold of the paths of life. 
Proverbs 2:20 That thou mayest walk in  the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.  
Proverbs 2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the  perfect shall remain in it. 
Proverbs 2:22 But the wicked shall be cut  off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out  of it.  



Chapter 3

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep  my commandments: 
Proverbs 3:2 For length of days, and long life,  and peace, shall they add to thee. 
Proverbs 3:3 Let not mercy and  truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them  upon the table of thine heart: 
Proverbs 3:4 So shalt thou find favour  and good understanding in the sight of God and man.  
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not  unto thine own understanding. 
Proverbs 3:6 In all thy ways  acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.  
Proverbs 3:7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and  depart from evil. 
Proverbs 3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and  marrow to thy bones. 
Proverbs 3:9 Honour the LORD with thy  substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:  
Proverbs 3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy  presses shall burst out with new wine.  
Proverbs 3:11 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD;  neither be weary of his correction: 
Proverbs 3:12 For whom the  LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in  whom he delighteth.  
Proverbs 3:13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the  man that getteth understanding. 
Proverbs 3:14 For the  merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver,  and the gain thereof than fine gold. 
Proverbs 3:15 She is more  precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are  not to be compared unto her. 
Proverbs 3:16 Length of days is in  her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.  
Proverbs 3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her  paths are peace. 
Proverbs 3:18 She is a tree of life to them that  lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth  her. 
Proverbs 3:19 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth;  by understanding hath he established the heavens. 
Proverbs 3:20  By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds  drop down the dew.  
Proverbs 3:21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep  sound wisdom and discretion: 
Proverbs 3:22 So shall they be life   unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. 
Proverbs 3:23 Then shalt thou  walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.   
Proverbs 3:24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea,  thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. 
Proverbs 3:25 Be  not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the  wicked, when it cometh. 
Proverbs 3:26 For the LORD shall be thy  confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.  
Proverbs 3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due,  when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. 
Proverbs 3:28 Say  not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow  I will give; when thou hast it by thee. 
Proverbs 3:29 Devise not evil  against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.  
Proverbs 3:30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have  done thee no harm.  
Proverbs 3:31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of  his ways. 
Proverbs 3:32 For the froward is abomination to the  LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.  
Proverbs 3:33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the  wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. 
Proverbs 3:34  Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the  lowly. 
Proverbs 3:35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall  be the promotion of fools.  

Chapter 4

Proverbs 4:1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and  attend to know understanding. 
Proverbs 4:2 For I give you good  doctrine, forsake ye not my law. 
Proverbs 4:3 For I was my  father’s son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my  mother. 
Proverbs 4:4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let  thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and  live. 
Proverbs 4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not;  neither decline from the words of my mouth. 
Proverbs 4:6 Forsake  her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall  keep thee. 
Proverbs 4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore  get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.  
Proverbs 4:8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring  thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. 
Proverbs 4:9 She shall  give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory  shall she deliver to thee. 
Proverbs 4:10 Hear, O my son, and  receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.  
Proverbs 4:11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led  thee in right paths. 
Proverbs 4:12 When thou goest, thy steps shall  not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not  stumble. 
Proverbs 4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not  go: keep her; for she is thy life.  
Proverbs 4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in  the way of evil men. 
Proverbs 4:15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn  from it, and pass away. 
Proverbs 4:16 For they sleep not, except  they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away,  unless they cause some to fall. 
Proverbs 4:17 For they eat the  bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. 
Proverbs 4:18  But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth  more and more unto the perfect day. 
Proverbs 4:19 The way of the  wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.  
Proverbs 4:20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto  my sayings. 
Proverbs 4:21 Let them not depart from thine eyes;  keep them in the midst of thine heart. 
Proverbs 4:22 For they are  life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.  
Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are  the issues of life. 
Proverbs 4:24 Put away from thee a froward  mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. 
Proverbs 4:25 Let thine  eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before  thee. 
Proverbs 4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways  be established. 
Proverbs 4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the  left: remove thy foot from evil.   




Chapter 5

Proverbs 5:1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine  ear to my understanding: 
Proverbs 5:2 That thou mayest regard  discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.  
Proverbs 5:3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an  honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: 
Proverbs 5:4  But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged  sword. 
Proverbs 5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold  on hell. 
Proverbs 5:6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life,  her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.  
Proverbs 5:7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart  not from the words of my mouth. 
Proverbs 5:8 Remove thy way far  from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: 
Proverbs 5:9  Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto  the cruel: 
Proverbs 5:10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth;  and thy labours be in the house of a stranger; 
Proverbs 5:11 And  thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are  consumed, 
Proverbs 5:12 And say, How have I hated instruction,  and my heart despised reproof; 
Proverbs 5:13 And have not obeyed  the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that  instructed me! 
Proverbs 5:14 I was almost in all evil in the midst of  the congregation and assembly.  
Proverbs 5:15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running  waters out of thine own well. 
Proverbs 5:16 Let thy fountains be  dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.  
Proverbs 5:17 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers’ with  thee. 
Proverbs 5:18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with  the wife of thy youth. 
Proverbs 5:19 Let her be as the loving hind  and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and  be thou ravished always with her love. 
Proverbs 5:20 And why wilt  thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and  embrace the bosom of a stranger? 
Proverbs 5:21 For the ways of  man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth  all his goings.  
Proverbs 5:22 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself,  and he shall be holden with the cords of his sins. 
Proverbs 5:23 He  shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his  folly he shall go astray.  



Chapter 6

Proverbs 6:1 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou  hast stricken thy hand with a stranger, 
Proverbs 6:2 Thou art snared  with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words  of thy mouth. 
Proverbs 6:3 Do this now, my son, deliver thyself,  when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble  thyself, and make sure thy friend. 
Proverbs 6:4 Give not sleep to  thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids. 
Proverbs 6:5 Deliver  thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird  from the hand of the fowler.  
Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and  be wise: 
Proverbs 6:7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,  
Proverbs 6:8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her  food in the harvest. 
Proverbs 6:9 How long wilt thou sleep, O  sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? 
Proverbs 6:10  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the  hands to sleep: 
Proverbs 6:11 So shall thy poverty come as one that  travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.  
Proverbs 6:12 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a  froward mouth. 
Proverbs 6:13 He winketh with his eyes, he  speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers; 
Proverbs 6:14  Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief  continually; he soweth discord. 
Proverbs 6:15 Therefore shall his  calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken    without remedy.   
Proverbs 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven  are an abomination unto him: 
Proverbs 6:17 A proud look, a  lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 
Proverbs 6:18  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be  swift in running to mischief, 
Proverbs 6:19 A false witness that  speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.  
Proverbs 6:20 My son, keep thy father’s commandment, and  forsake not the law of thy mother: 
Proverbs 6:21 Bind them  continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.  
Proverbs 6:22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou  sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall  talk with thee. 
Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp;  and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the  way of life: 
Proverbs 6:24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from  the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. 
Proverbs 6:25 Lust  not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee  with her eyelids. 
Proverbs 6:26 For by means of a whorish woman  a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress  will hunt for the precious life. 
Proverbs 6:27 Can a man take fire in  his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? 
Proverbs 6:28 Can one  go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? 
Proverbs 6:29 So he  that goeth in to his neighbour’s wife; whosoever toucheth  her shall not be innocent. 
Proverbs 6:30 Men do not despise a  thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;  
Proverbs 6:31 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he  shall give all the substance of his house. 
Proverbs 6:32 But  whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh  understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.  
Proverbs 6:33 A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his  reproach shall not be wiped away. 
Proverbs 6:34 For jealousy is  the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of  vengeance. 
Proverbs 6:35 He will not regard any ransom; neither  will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.  



Chapter 7

Proverbs 7:1 My son, keep my words, and lay up my  commandments with thee. 
Proverbs 7:2 Keep my commandments,  and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye. 
Proverbs 7:3 Bind  them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine  heart. 
Proverbs 7:4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call  understanding thy kinswoman: 
Proverbs 7:5 That they may keep  thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which  flattereth with her words.  
Proverbs 7:6 For at the window of my house I looked through my  casement, 
Proverbs 7:7 And beheld among the simple ones, I  discerned among the youths, a young man void of  understanding, 
Proverbs 7:8 Passing through the street near her  corner; and he went the way to her house, 
Proverbs 7:9 In the  twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night: 
Proverbs 7:10  And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an  harlot, and subtil of heart. 
Proverbs 7:11 (She is loud and  stubborn; her feet abide not in her house: 
Proverbs 7:12 Now is  she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every  corner.) 
Proverbs 7:13 So she caught him, and kissed him, and  with an impudent face said unto him, 
Proverbs 7:14 I have peace  offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows. 
Proverbs 7:15  Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy  face, and I have found thee. 
Proverbs 7:16 I have decked my bed  with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine  linen of Egypt. 
Proverbs 7:17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh,  aloes, and cinnamon. 
Proverbs 7:18 Come, let us take our fill of  love until the morning: let us solace ourselves with loves.  
Proverbs 7:19 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long  journey: 
Proverbs 7:20 He hath taken a bag of money with him,  and will come home at the day appointed. 
Proverbs 7:21 With her  much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering  of her lips she forced him. 
Proverbs 7:22 He goeth after her  straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to  the correction of the stocks; 
Proverbs 7:23 Till a dart strike through  his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that  it is for his life.   
Proverbs 7:24 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children,  and attend to the words of my mouth. 
Proverbs 7:25 Let not thine  heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. 
Proverbs 7:26  For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong  men have been slain by her. 
Proverbs 7:27 Her house is the way  to hell, going down to the chambers of death.  

Chapter 8

Proverbs 8:1 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth  her voice? 
Proverbs 8:2 She standeth in the top of high places, by  the way in the places of the paths. 
Proverbs 8:3 She crieth at the  gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.  
Proverbs 8:4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons  of man. 
Proverbs 8:5 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye  fools, be ye of an understanding heart. 
Proverbs 8:6 Hear; for I will  speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall  be right things. 
Proverbs 8:7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and  wickedness is an abomination to my lips. 
Proverbs 8:8 All the  words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing  froward or perverse in them. 
Proverbs 8:9 They are all plain to  him that understandeth, and right to them that find  knowledge. 
Proverbs 8:10 Receive my instruction, and not silver;  and knowledge rather than choice gold. 
Proverbs 8:11 For wisdom  is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired  are not to be compared to it. 
Proverbs 8:12 I wisdom dwell with  prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.  
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and  arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I  hate. 
Proverbs 8:14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am  understanding; I have strength. 
Proverbs 8:15 By me kings reign,  and princes decree justice. 
Proverbs 8:16 By me princes rule, and  nobles, even all the judges of the earth. 
Proverbs 8:17 I love them  that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.  
Proverbs 8:18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable  riches and righteousness. 
Proverbs 8:19 My fruit is better than  gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.  
Proverbs 8:20 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the  paths of judgment: 
Proverbs 8:21 That I may cause those that love  me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures. 
Proverbs 8:22  The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way,  before his works of old. 
Proverbs 8:23 I was set up from  everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.  
Proverbs 8:24 When there were no depths, I was brought forth;  when there were no fountains abounding with water.  
Proverbs 8:25 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills  was I brought forth: 
Proverbs 8:26 While as yet he had not made  the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of  the world. 
Proverbs 8:27 When he prepared the heavens, I was  there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:  
Proverbs 8:28 When he established the clouds above: when he  strengthened the fountains of the deep: 
Proverbs 8:29 When he  gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass  his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of  the earth: 
Proverbs 8:30 Then I was by him, as one brought up  with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always  before him; 
Proverbs 8:31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his  earth; and my delights were with the sons of men. 
Proverbs 8:32  Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed  are they that keep my ways. 
Proverbs 8:33 Hear instruction, and  be wise, and refuse it not. 
Proverbs 8:34 Blessed is the man that  heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts  of my doors. 
Proverbs 8:35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and  shall obtain favour of the LORD. 
Proverbs 8:36 But he that sinneth  against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me    
love death.   



Chapter 9

Proverbs 9:1 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out  her seven pillars: 
Proverbs 9:2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath  mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. 
Proverbs 9:3  She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest  places of the city, 
Proverbs 9:4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in  hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to  him, 
Proverbs 9:5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine  which I have mingled. 
Proverbs 9:6 Forsake the foolish, and live;  and go in the way of understanding. 
Proverbs 9:7 He that reproveth  a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a  wicked man getteth himself a blot. 
Proverbs 9:8 Reprove not a  scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will  love thee. 
Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he  will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in  learning. 
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of  wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.  
Proverbs 9:11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years  of thy life shall be increased. 
Proverbs 9:12 If thou be wise, thou  shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone  shalt bear it.  
Proverbs 9:13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple,  and knoweth nothing. 
Proverbs 9:14 For she sitteth at the door of  her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, 
Proverbs 9:15 To  call passengers who go right on their ways: 
Proverbs 9:16 Whoso  is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that  wanteth understanding, she saith to him, 
Proverbs 9:17 Stolen  waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.   
Proverbs 9:18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and  that her guests are in the depths of hell.  



Chapter 10

Proverbs 10:1 The Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a  glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his  mother. 
Proverbs 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but  righteousness delivereth from death. 
Proverbs 10:3 The LORD will  not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth  away the substance of the wicked. 
Proverbs 10:4 He becometh  poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the  diligent maketh rich. 
Proverbs 10:5 He that gathereth in summer  is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son  that causeth shame. 
Proverbs 10:6 Blessings are upon the head of  the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.  
Proverbs 10:7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of  the wicked shall rot. 
Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart will receive  commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. 
Proverbs 10:9 He that  walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his  ways shall be known. 
Proverbs 10:10 He that winketh with the eye  causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall. 
Proverbs 10:11 The  mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence  covereth the mouth of the wicked. 
Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth  up strifes: but love covereth all sins. 
Proverbs 10:13 In the lips of  him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is  for the back of him that is void of understanding. 
Proverbs 10:14  Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish  is near destruction. 
Proverbs 10:15 The rich man’s wealth is his  strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.  
Proverbs 10:16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the  fruit of the wicked to sin. 
Proverbs 10:17 He is in the way of life  that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.  
Proverbs 10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that  uttereth a slander, is a fool. 
Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of  words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips  is wise. 
Proverbs 10:20 The tongue of the just is as choice  silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. 
Proverbs 10:21 The  lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of  wisdom. 
Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich,  and he addeth no sorrow with it. 
Proverbs 10:23 It is as sport to a  fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath  wisdom. 
Proverbs 10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon  him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.   
Proverbs 10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no  more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.  
Proverbs 10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes,  so is the sluggard to them that send him. 
Proverbs 10:27 The fear  of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked  shall be shortened. 
Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall  be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.  
Proverbs 10:29 The way of the LORD is strength to the upright:  but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. 
Proverbs 10:30  The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall  not inhabit the earth. 
Proverbs 10:31 The mouth of the just bringeth  forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.  
Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable:  but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.  



Chapter 11

Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but  a just weight is his delight. 
Proverbs 11:2 When pride cometh,  then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. 
Proverbs 11:3  The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the  perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. 
Proverbs 11:4  Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness  delivereth from death. 
Proverbs 11:5 The righteousness of the  perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his  own wickedness. 
Proverbs 11:6 The righteousness of the upright  shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their  own naughtiness. 
Proverbs 11:7 When a wicked man dieth, his  expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men  perisheth. 
Proverbs 11:8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble,  and the wicked cometh in his stead. 
Proverbs 11:9 An hypocrite  with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through  knowledge shall the just be delivered. 
Proverbs 11:10 When it  goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when  the wicked perish, there is shouting. 
Proverbs 11:11 By the  blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is  overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. 
Proverbs 11:12 He that is  void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of  understanding holdeth his peace. 
Proverbs 11:13 A talebearer  revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth  the matter. 
Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsel is, the people fall:  but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. 
Proverbs 11:15  He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he  that hateth suretiship is sure. 
Proverbs 11:16 A gracious woman  retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches. 
Proverbs 11:17  The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that  is cruel troubleth his own flesh. 
Proverbs 11:18 The wicked  worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth  righteousness shall be a sure reward. 
Proverbs 11:19 As  righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil  pursueth it to his own death. 
Proverbs 11:20 They that are of a  froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as  are upright in their way are his delight. 
Proverbs 11:21  Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be  unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.  
Proverbs 11:22 As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a  fair woman which is without discretion. 
Proverbs 11:23 The desire  of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the  wicked is wrath. 
Proverbs 11:24 There is that scattereth, and yet  increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is  meet, but it tendeth to poverty. 
Proverbs 11:25 The liberal soul  shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also  himself. 
Proverbs 11:26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall  curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that  selleth it. 
Proverbs 11:27 He that diligently seeketh good  procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come  unto him. 
Proverbs 11:28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall:  but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. 
Proverbs 11:29 He that  troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool  shall be servant to the wise of heart. 
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of  the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is  wise. 
Proverbs 11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed  in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.   



Chapter 12

Proverbs 12:1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but  he that hateth reproof is brutish. 
Proverbs 12:2 A good man  obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices  will he condemn. 
Proverbs 12:3 A man shall not be established by  wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be  moved. 
Proverbs 12:4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her  husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in  his bones. 
Proverbs 12:5 The thoughts of the righteous are right:  but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 
Proverbs 12:6 The  words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the  mouth of the upright shall deliver them. 
Proverbs 12:7 The wicked  are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous  shall stand. 
Proverbs 12:8 A man shall be commended according to  his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be  despised. 
Proverbs 12:9 He that is despised, and hath a servant,  is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.  
Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast:  but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. 
Proverbs 12:11 He  that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that  followeth vain persons is void of understanding. 
Proverbs 12:12  The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the  righteous yieldeth fruit. 
Proverbs 12:13 The wicked is snared by  the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of  trouble. 
Proverbs 12:14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the  fruit of his mouth: and the recompense of a man’s hands  shall be rendered unto him. 
Proverbs 12:15 The way of a fool is  right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel  is wise. 
Proverbs 12:16 A fool’s wrath is presently known: but a  prudent man covereth shame. 
Proverbs 12:17 He that speaketh  truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.  
Proverbs 12:18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword:  but the tongue of the wise is health. 
Proverbs 12:19 The lip of  truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but  for a moment. 
Proverbs 12:20 Deceit is in the heart of them that  imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.  
Proverbs 12:21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the  wicked shall be filled with mischief. 
Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips  are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly  are his delight. 
Proverbs 12:23 A prudent man concealeth  knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.  
Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the  slothful shall be under tribute. 
Proverbs 12:25 Heaviness in the  heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it  glad. 
Proverbs 12:26 The righteous is more excellent than his  neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.  
Proverbs 12:27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took  in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.  
Proverbs 12:28 In the way of righteousness is life; and in the  pathway thereof there is no death.  



Chapter 13

Proverbs 13:1 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a  scorner heareth not rebuke. 
Proverbs 13:2 A man shall eat good by  the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors  shall eat violence. 
Proverbs 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth  keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall  have destruction. 
Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desireth,  and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made  fat. 
Proverbs 13:5 A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked  man is loathsome, and cometh to shame. 
Proverbs 13:6  Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but  wickedness overthroweth the sinner. 
Proverbs 13:7 There is that  maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that  maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. 
Proverbs 13:8 The  ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth  not rebuke. 
Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but  the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. 
Proverbs 13:10 Only by  pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is  wisdom. 
Proverbs 13:11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be  diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.   
Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when  the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. 
Proverbs 13:13 Whoso  despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the  commandment shall be rewarded. 
Proverbs 13:14 The law of the  wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of  death. 
Proverbs 13:15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the  way of transgressors is hard. 
Proverbs 13:16 Every prudent man  dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.  
Proverbs 13:17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a  faithful ambassador is health. 
Proverbs 13:18 Poverty and shame  shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that  regardeth reproof shall be honoured. 
Proverbs 13:19 The desire  accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to  fools to depart from evil. 
Proverbs 13:20 He that walketh with wise  men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be  destroyed. 
Proverbs 13:21 Evil pursueth sinners: but to the  righteous good shall be repaid. 
Proverbs 13:22 A good man  leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the  wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just. 
Proverbs 13:23 Much  food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is  destroyed for want of judgment. 
Proverbs 13:24 He that spareth his  rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him  betimes. 
Proverbs 13:25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of  his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.  



Chapter 14

Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the  foolish plucketh it down with her hands. 
Proverbs 14:2 He that  walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that  is perverse in his ways despiseth him. 
Proverbs 14:3 In the mouth  of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall  preserve them. 
Proverbs 14:4 Where no oxen are, the crib is  clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.  
Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness  will utter lies. 
Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and  findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that  understandeth. 
Proverbs 14:7 Go from the presence of a foolish  man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of  knowledge. 
Proverbs 14:8 The wisdom of the prudent is to  understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit. 
Proverbs 14:9  Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there  is favour. 
Proverbs 14:10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness;  and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. 
Proverbs 14:11  The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the  tabernacle of the upright shall flourish. 
Proverbs 14:12 There is a  way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof  are the ways of death. 
Proverbs 14:13 Even in laughter the heart  is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.  
Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own  ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.  
Proverbs 14:15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent  man looketh well to his going. 
Proverbs 14:16 A wise man  feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is  confident. 
Proverbs 14:17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly:  and a man of wicked devices is hated. 
Proverbs 14:18 The simple  inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.  
Proverbs 14:19 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at  the gates of the righteous. 
Proverbs 14:20 The poor is hated even  of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.  
Proverbs 14:21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that  hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. 
Proverbs 14:22 Do they not  err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them  that devise good. 
Proverbs 14:23 In all labour there is profit: but  the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. 
Proverbs 14:24 The    
Proverbs Page 400   crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of  fools is folly. 
Proverbs 14:25 A true witness delivereth souls: but  a deceitful witness speaketh lies. 
Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the  LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a  place of refuge. 
Proverbs 14:27 The fear of the LORD is a  fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. 
Proverbs 14:28  In the multitude of people is the king’s honour: but in the  want of people is the destruction of the prince. 
Proverbs 14:29  He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but  he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly. 
Proverbs 14:30 A sound  heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the  bones. 
Proverbs 14:31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his  Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.   
Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but  the righteous hath hope in his death. 
Proverbs 14:33 Wisdom  resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that  which is in the midst of fools is made known. 
Proverbs 14:34  Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to  any people. 
Proverbs 14:35 The king’s favour is toward a wise  servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.  




Chapter 15

Proverbs 15:1 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous  words stir up anger. 
Proverbs 15:2 The tongue of the wise useth  knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out  foolishness. 
Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the LORD are in every  place, beholding the evil and the good. 
Proverbs 15:4 A  wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness  therein is a breach in the spirit. 
Proverbs 15:5 A fool despiseth  his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is  prudent. 
Proverbs 15:6 In the house of the righteous is much  treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. 
Proverbs 15:7  The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the  foolish doeth not so. 
Proverbs 15:8 The sacrifice of the wicked  is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the  upright is his delight. 
Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is  an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that  followeth after righteousness. 
Proverbs 15:10 Correction is  grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that  hateth reproof shall die. 
Proverbs 15:11 Hell and destruction are  before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the  children of men? 
Proverbs 15:12 A scorner loveth not one that  reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise. 
Proverbs 15:13 A  merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow  of the heart the spirit is broken. 
Proverbs 15:14 The heart of him  that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth  of fools feedeth on foolishness. 
Proverbs 15:15 All the days of the  afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a  continual feast. 
Proverbs 15:16 Better is little with the fear of the  LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith. 
Proverbs 15:17  Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox  and hatred therewith. 
Proverbs 15:18 A wrathful man stirreth up  strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.  
Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of  thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain. 
Proverbs 15:20  A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man  despiseth his mother. 
Proverbs 15:21 Folly is joy to him that is  destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh  uprightly. 
Proverbs 15:22 Without counsel purposes are  disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are  established. 
Proverbs 15:23 A man hath joy by the answer of his  mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!  
Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may  depart from hell beneath. 
Proverbs 15:25 The LORD will destroy  the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of  the widow. 
Proverbs 15:26 The thoughts of the wicked are an  abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are  pleasant words. 
Proverbs 15:27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth  his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. 
Proverbs 15:28  The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth  of the wicked poureth out evil things. 
Proverbs 15:29 The LORD  is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the  righteous. 
Proverbs 15:30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart:  and a good report maketh the bones fat. 
Proverbs 15:31 The ear  that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.   
Proverbs 15:32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul:  but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. 
Proverbs 15:33  The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and  before honour is humility.  




Chapter 16

Proverbs 16:1 The preparations of the heart in man, and the  answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. 
Proverbs 16:2 All the  ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD  weigheth the spirits. 
Proverbs 16:3 Commit thy works unto the  LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established. 
Proverbs 16:4 The  LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the  wicked for the day of evil. 
Proverbs 16:5 Every one that is proud  in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand  join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. 
Proverbs 16:6 By mercy  and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD  men depart from evil. 
Proverbs 16:7 When a man’s ways please  the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with  him. 
Proverbs 16:8 Better is a little with righteousness than great  revenues without right. 
Proverbs 16:9 A man’s heart deviseth his  way: but the LORD directeth his steps. 
Proverbs 16:10 A divine  sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth  not in judgment. 
Proverbs 16:11 A just weight and balance are  the LORD’S: all the weights of the bag are his work.  
Proverbs 16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit  wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.  
Proverbs 16:13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they  love him that speaketh right. 
Proverbs 16:14 The wrath of a king  is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.  
Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and  his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain. 
Proverbs 16:16 How  much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get  understanding rather to be chosen than silver! 
Proverbs 16:17 The  highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that  keepeth his way preserveth his soul. 
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth  before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.  
Proverbs 16:19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the  lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. 
Proverbs 16:20 He  that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso  trusteth in the LORD, happy is he. 
Proverbs 16:21 The wise in  heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips  increaseth learning. 
Proverbs 16:22 Understanding is a wellspring  of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is  folly. 
Proverbs 16:23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and  addeth learning to his lips. 
Proverbs 16:24 Pleasant words are as  an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.  
Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but  the end thereof are the ways of death. 
Proverbs 16:26 He that  laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of  him. 
Proverbs 16:27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his  lips there is as a burning fire. 
Proverbs 16:28 A froward man  soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.  
Proverbs 16:29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth  him into the way that is not good. 
Proverbs 16:30 He shutteth his  eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth  evil to pass. 
Proverbs 16:31 The hoary head is a crown of glory,  if it be found in the way of righteousness. 
Proverbs 16:32 He  that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that  ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. 
Proverbs 16:33 The lot is  cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the  LORD.  



Chapter 17

Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith,  than an house full of sacrifices with strife. 
Proverbs 17:2 A wise  servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and    Page 401 
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Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for  gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts. 
Proverbs 17:4 A wicked doer  giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty  tongue. 
Proverbs 17:5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his  Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be  unpunished. 
Proverbs 17:6 Children’s children are the crown of  old men; and the glory of children are their fathers. 
Proverbs 17:7  Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying  lips a prince. 
Proverbs 17:8 A gift is as a precious stone in the  eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it  prospereth. 
Proverbs 17:9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh  love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.  
Proverbs 17:10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an  hundred stripes into a fool. 
Proverbs 17:11 An evil man seeketh  only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent  against him. 
Proverbs 17:12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet  a man, rather than a fool in his folly. 
Proverbs 17:13 Whoso  rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his  house. 
Proverbs 17:14 The beginning of strife is as when one  letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be  meddled with. 
Proverbs 17:15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he  that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination  to the LORD. 
Proverbs 17:16 Wherefore is there a price in the  hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to  it? 
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is  born for adversity. 
Proverbs 17:18 A man void of understanding  striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his  friend. 
Proverbs 17:19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife:  and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. 
Proverbs 17:20  He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that  hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. 
Proverbs 17:21 He  that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father  of a fool hath no joy. 
Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart doeth good  like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.  
Proverbs 17:23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to  pervert the ways of judgment. 
Proverbs 17:24 Wisdom is before  him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in  the ends of the earth. 
Proverbs 17:25 A foolish son is a grief to  his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. 
Proverbs 17:26 Also  to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for  equity. 
Proverbs 17:27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words:  and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.  
Proverbs 17:28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted  wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of  understanding.  



Chapter 18

Proverbs 18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself,  seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. 
Proverbs 18:2 A fool  hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may  discover itself. 
Proverbs 18:3 When the wicked cometh, then  cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. 
Proverbs 18:4  The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters, and the  wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. 
Proverbs 18:5 It is  not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow  the righteous in judgment. 
Proverbs 18:6 A fool’s lips enter into  contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. 
Proverbs 18:7 A  fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare  of his soul. 
Proverbs 18:8 The words of a talebearer are as  wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the  belly. 
Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother  to him that is a great waster. 
Proverbs 18:10 The name of the  LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and  is safe. 
Proverbs 18:11 The rich man’s wealth is his strong city,  and as an high wall in his own conceit. 
Proverbs 18:12 Before  destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour  is humility. 
Proverbs 18:13 He that answereth a matter before he  heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. 
Proverbs 18:14 The  spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded  spirit who can bear? 
Proverbs 18:15 The heart of the prudent  getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh  knowledge. 
Proverbs 18:16 A man’s gift maketh room for him, and  bringeth him before great men. 
Proverbs 18:17 He that is first in  his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and  searcheth him. 
Proverbs 18:18 The lot causeth contentions to  cease, and parteth between the mighty. 
Proverbs 18:19 A brother  offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their  contentions are like the bars of a castle. 
Proverbs 18:20 A man’s  belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and  with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. 
Proverbs 18:21  Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they  that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. 
Proverbs 18:22 Whoso  findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour  of the LORD. 
Proverbs 18:23 The poor useth intreaties; but the  rich answereth roughly. 
Proverbs 18:24 A man that hath friends  must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that  sticketh closer than a brother.  



Chapter 19 
Proverbs 19:1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity,  than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 
Proverbs 19:2  Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not  good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth. 
Proverbs 19:3 The  foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth  against the LORD. 
Proverbs 19:4 Wealth maketh many friends; but  the poor is separated from his neighbour. 
Proverbs 19:5 A false  witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies  shall not escape. 
Proverbs 19:6 Many will intreat the favour of the  prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.  
Proverbs 19:7 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. 
Proverbs 19:8 He  that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth  understanding shall find good. 
Proverbs 19:9 A false witness shall  not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.  
Proverbs 19:10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a  servant to have rule over princes. 
Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of  a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a  transgression. 
Proverbs 19:12 The king’s wrath is as the roaring  of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass. 
Proverbs 19:13  A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the  contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. 
Proverbs 19:14  House and riches are the inheritance of fathers and a  prudent wife is from the LORD. 
Proverbs 19:15 Slothfulness  casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer  hunger. 
Proverbs 19:16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth  his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.  
Proverbs 19:17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the  LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.  
Proverbs 19:18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy  soul spare for his crying. 
Proverbs 19:19 A man of great wrath  shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou  must do it again. 
Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive  instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.  
Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man’s heart;  nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.  
Proverbs 19:22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor  man is better than a liar. 
Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the LORD  tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he  shall not be visited with evil. 
Proverbs 19:24 A slothful man  hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as  bring it to his mouth again. 
Proverbs 19:25 Smite a scorner, and the  simple will beware: and reprove one that hath  understanding, and he will understand knowledge.  
Proverbs 19:26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away  his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth  reproach. 
Proverbs 19:27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction  that causeth to err from the words of knowledge. 
Proverbs 19:28  An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of    
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Proverbs 19:29 Judgments are  prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.



Chapter 20   
Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and  whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. 
Proverbs 20:2 The fear  of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh  him to anger sinneth against his own soul. 
Proverbs 20:3 It is an  honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be  meddling. 
Proverbs 20:4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of  the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have  nothing. 
Proverbs 20:5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep  water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 
Proverbs 20:6  Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a  faithful man who can find? 
Proverbs 20:7 The just man walketh  in his integrity: his children are blessed after him. 
Proverbs 20:8  A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away  all evil with his eyes. 
Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, I have made my  heart clean, I am pure from my sin? 
Proverbs 20:10 Divers  weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike  abomination to the LORD. 
Proverbs 20:11 Even a child is known  by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it  be right. 
Proverbs 20:12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the  LORD hath made even both of them. 
Proverbs 20:13 Love not  sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou  shalt be satisfied with bread. 
Proverbs 20:14 It is naught, it is  naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then  he boasteth. 
Proverbs 20:15 There is gold, and a multitude of  rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.  
Proverbs 20:16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and  take a pledge of him for a strange woman. 
Proverbs 20:17 Bread of  deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be  filled with gravel. 
Proverbs 20:18 Every purpose is established by  counsel: and with good advice make war. 
Proverbs 20:19 He that  goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore  meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. 
Proverbs 20:20  Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be  put out in obscure darkness. 
Proverbs 20:21 An inheritance may  be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall  not be blessed. 
Proverbs 20:22 Say not thou, I will recompense  evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.  
Proverbs 20:23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the  LORD; and a false balance is not good. 
Proverbs 20:24 Man’s  goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand  his own way? 
Proverbs 20:25 It is a snare to the man who  devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make  enquiry. 
Proverbs 20:26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and  bringeth the wheel over them. 
Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of man is  the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of  the belly. 
Proverbs 20:28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and  his throne is upholden by mercy. 
Proverbs 20:29 The glory of  young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is  the grey head. 
Proverbs 20:30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth  away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.  



Chapter 21

Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as  the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.  
Proverbs 21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but  the LORD pondereth the hearts. 
Proverbs 21:3 To do justice and  judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.  
Proverbs 21:4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing  of the wicked, is sin. 
Proverbs 21:5 The thoughts of the diligent  tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty  only to want. 
Proverbs 21:6 The getting of treasures by a lying  tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek  death. 
Proverbs 21:7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them;  because they refuse to do judgment. 
Proverbs 21:8 The way of man  is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is  right. 
Proverbs 21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the  housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house.  
Proverbs 21:10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour  findeth no favour in his eyes. 
Proverbs 21:11 When the scorner is  punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is  instructed, he receiveth knowledge. 
Proverbs 21:12 The righteous  man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but  God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.  
Proverbs 21:13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he  also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. 
Proverbs 21:14 A gift  in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong  wrath. 
Proverbs 21:15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but  destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. 
Proverbs 21:16  The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding  shall remain in the congregation of the dead. 
Proverbs 21:17 He  that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth  wine and oil shall not be rich. 
Proverbs 21:18 The wicked shall  be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the  upright. 
Proverbs 21:19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness,  than with a contentious and an angry woman. 
Proverbs 21:20  There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of  the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. 
Proverbs 21:21 He that  followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life,  righteousness, and honour. 
Proverbs 21:22 A wise man scaleth  the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the  confidence thereof. 
Proverbs 21:23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and  his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. 
Proverbs 21:24 Proud  and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud  wrath. 
Proverbs 21:25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his  hands refuse to labour. 
Proverbs 21:26 He coveteth greedily all the  day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not. 
Proverbs 21:27  The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much  more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind? 
Proverbs 21:28 A  false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh  constantly. 
Proverbs 21:29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but  as for the upright, he directeth his way. 
Proverbs 21:30 There is  no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the  LORD. 
Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared against the day of  battle: but safety is of the LORD.  



Chapter 22

Proverbs 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great  riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold. 
 
Proverbs 22:2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the  maker of them all. 
Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the  evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are  punished. 
Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the LORD  are riches, and honour, and life. 
Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and  snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his  soul shall be far from them. 
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the  way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart  from it. 
Proverbs 22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the  borrower is servant to the lender. 
Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth  iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.  
Proverbs 22:9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he  giveth of his bread to the poor. 
Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the  scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach  shall cease. 
Proverbs 22:11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for  the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend. 
Proverbs 22:12  The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he  overthroweth the words of the transgressor. 
Proverbs 22:13 The  slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be  slain in the streets. 
Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of strange women  is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall  therein. 
Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a  child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.  
Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches,  and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.  
Proverbs 22:17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the  wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge. 
Proverbs 22:18  For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee;  they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. 
Proverbs 22:19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day,  even to thee. 
Proverbs 22:20 Have not I written to thee excellent  things in counsels and knowledge, 
Proverbs 22:21 That I might  make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that  thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send  unto thee? 
Proverbs 22:22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor:  neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: 
Proverbs 22:23 For the  LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that  spoiled them. 
Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry  man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 
Proverbs 22:25 Lest  thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. 
Proverbs 22:26 Be  not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that  are sureties for debts. 
Proverbs 22:27 If thou hast nothing to pay,  why should he take away thy bed from under thee? 
Proverbs 22:28  Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have  set. 
Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he  shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean  men. 



Chapter 23  
Proverbs 23:1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider  diligently what is before thee: 
Proverbs 23:2 And put a knife to  thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. 
Proverbs 23:3 Be  not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.   
Proverbs 23:4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.  
Proverbs 23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for  riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as  an eagle toward heaven. 
Proverbs 23:6 Eat thou not the bread of  him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty  meats: 
Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat  and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.  
Proverbs 23:8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit  up, and lose thy sweet words. 
Proverbs 23:9 Speak not in the ears  of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.  
Proverbs 23:10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into  the fields of the fatherless: 
Proverbs 23:11 For their redeemer is  mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee. 
Proverbs 23:12 Apply  thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of  knowledge. 
Proverbs 23:13 Withhold not correction from the child:  for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.  
Proverbs 23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver  his soul from hell. 
Proverbs 23:15 My son, if thine heart be wise,  my heart shall rejoice, even mine. 
Proverbs 23:16 Yea, my reins  shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 
Proverbs 23:17 Let  not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the  LORD all the day long. 
Proverbs 23:18 For surely there is an end;  and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 
Proverbs 23:19 Hear  thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.  
Proverbs 23:20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of  flesh: 
Proverbs 23:21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come  to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.  
Proverbs 23:22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and  despise not thy mother when she is old. 
Proverbs 23:23 Buy the  truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and  understanding. 
Proverbs 23:24 The father of the righteous shall  greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall  have joy of him. 
Proverbs 23:25 Thy father and thy mother shall be  glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice. 
Proverbs 23:26 My son,  give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.  
Proverbs 23:27 For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman  is a narrow pit. 
Proverbs 23:28 She also lieth in wait as for a  prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men. 
Proverbs 23:29  Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions?  who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who  hath redness of eyes? 
Proverbs 23:30 They that tarry long at the  wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. 
Proverbs 23:31 Look not  thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour  in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. 
Proverbs 23:32 At the  last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.  
Proverbs 23:33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine  heart shall utter perverse things. 
Proverbs 23:34 Yea, thou shalt be  as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that  lieth upon the top of a mast. 
Proverbs 23:35 They have stricken  me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten  me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it  yet again.   



Chapter 24

Proverbs 24:1 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither  desire to be with them. 
Proverbs 24:2 For their heart studieth  destruction, and their lips talk of mischief. 
Proverbs 24:3 Through  wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is  established: 
Proverbs 24:4 And by knowledge shall the chambers  be filled with all precious and pleasant riches. 
Proverbs 24:5 A  wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth  strength. 
Proverbs 24:6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy  war: and in multitude of counsellors there is safety. 
Proverbs 24:7  Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in  the gate. 
Proverbs 24:8 He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a  mischievous person. 
Proverbs 24:9 The thought of foolishness is  sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men. 
Proverbs 24:10 If  thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.  
Proverbs 24:11 If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn  unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; 
Proverbs 24:12 If  thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that  pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy  soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to  every man according to his works? 
Proverbs 24:13 My son, eat  thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb,  which is sweet to thy taste: 
Proverbs 24:14 So shall the  knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast  found it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation  shall not be cut off. 
Proverbs 24:15 Lay not wait, O wicked man,  against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his resting  place: 
Proverbs 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and  riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.  
Proverbs 24:17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not  thine heart be glad when he stumbleth: 
Proverbs 24:18 Lest the  LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his  wrath from him. 
Proverbs 24:19 Fret not thyself because of evil  men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; 
Proverbs 24:20 For  there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the  wicked shall be put out. 
Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear thou the  LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are  given to change: 
Proverbs 24:22 For their calamity shall rise  suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both? 
Proverbs 24:23  These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to  have respect of persons in judgment. 
Proverbs 24:24 He that saith  unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people  curse, nations shall abhor him: 
Proverbs 24:25 But to them that  rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall  come upon them. 
Proverbs 24:26 Every man shall kiss his lips  that giveth a right answer. 
Proverbs 24:27 Prepare thy work  without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and  afterwards build thine house. 
Proverbs 24:28 Be not a witness  against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with  thy lips. 
Proverbs 24:29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath  done to me: I will render to the man according to his work.  
Proverbs 24:30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the  vineyard of the man void of understanding; 
Proverbs 24:31 And,  lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had  covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was  broken down. 
Proverbs 24:32 Then I saw, and considered it  well: I looked upon it, and received instruction. 
Proverbs 24:33  Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the  hands to sleep: 
Proverbs 24:34 So shall thy poverty come as one  that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.  



Chapter 25

Proverbs 25:1 These are also Proverbs of Solomon, which the  men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out. 
Proverbs 25:2 It is the    glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is  to search out a matter. 
Proverbs 25:3 The heaven for height, and  the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.   
Proverbs 25:4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall  come forth a vessel for the finer. 
Proverbs 25:5 Take away the  wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be  established in righteousness. 
Proverbs 25:6 Put not forth thyself in  the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great  men: 
Proverbs 25:7 For better it is that it be said unto thee,  Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the  presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen. 
Proverbs 25:8  Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to  do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to  shame. 
Proverbs 25:9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour  himself; and discover not a secret to another: 
Proverbs 25:10 Lest  he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn  not away. 
Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of  gold in pictures of silver. 
Proverbs 25:12 As an earring of gold,  and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon  an obedient ear. 
Proverbs 25:13 As the cold of snow in the time of  harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him:  for he refresheth the soul of his masters. 
Proverbs 25:14 Whoso  boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind  without rain. 
Proverbs 25:15 By long forbearing is a prince  persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone. 
Proverbs 25:16  Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee,  lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it. 
Proverbs 25:17  Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour’s house; lest he be  weary of thee, and so hate thee. 
Proverbs 25:18 A man that  beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and  a sword, and a sharp arrow. 
Proverbs 25:19 Confidence in an  unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth,  and a foot out of joint. 
Proverbs 25:20 As he that taketh away a  garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is  he that singeth songs to an heavy heart. 
Proverbs 25:21 If thine  enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty,  give him water to drink: 
Proverbs 25:22 For thou shalt heap coals  of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.  
Proverbs 25:23 The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an  angry countenance a backbiting tongue. 
Proverbs 25:24 It is  better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a  brawling woman and in a wide house. 
Proverbs 25:25 As cold  waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far  country. 
Proverbs 25:26 A righteous man falling down before the  wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.  
Proverbs 25:27 It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to  search their own glory is not glory. 
Proverbs 25:28 He that hath  no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken  down, and without walls.  



Chapter 26

Proverbs 26:1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so  honour is not seemly for a fool. 
Proverbs 26:2 As the bird by  wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless  shall not come. 
Proverbs 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the  ass, and a rod for the fool’s back. 
Proverbs 26:4 Answer not a fool  according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.  
Proverbs 26:5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise  in his own conceit. 
Proverbs 26:6 He that sendeth a message by the  hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.  
Proverbs 26:7 The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable  in the mouth of fools. 
Proverbs 26:8 As he that bindeth a stone in a  sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool. 
Proverbs 26:9 As a  thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable  in the mouth of fools. 
Proverbs 26:10 The great God that formed  all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth  transgressors. 
Proverbs 26:11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, so  a fool returneth to his folly. 
Proverbs 26:12 Seest thou a man wise  in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of  him. 
Proverbs 26:13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion in  the way; a lion is in the streets. 
Proverbs 26:14 As the door  turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.   
Proverbs 26:15 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it  grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth. 
Proverbs 26:16 The  sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that  can render a reason. 
Proverbs 26:17 He that passeth by, and  meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one  that taketh a dog by the ears. 
Proverbs 26:18 As a mad man who  casteth firebrands, arrows, and death, 
Proverbs 26:19 So is the  man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in  sport? 
Proverbs 26:20 Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out:  so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth. 
Proverbs 26:21  As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a  contentious man to kindle strife. 
Proverbs 26:22 The words of a  talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the  innermost parts of the belly. 
Proverbs 26:23 Burning lips and a  wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.  
Proverbs 26:24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth  up deceit within him; 
Proverbs 26:25 When he speaketh fair,  believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his  heart. 
Proverbs 26:26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his  wickedness shall be shewed before the whole  congregation. 
Proverbs 26:27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall  therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.  
Proverbs 26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by  it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin. 



Chapter 27 
Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest  not what a day may bring forth. 
Proverbs 27:2 Let another man  praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not  thine own lips. 
Proverbs 27:3 A stone is heavy, and the sand  weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.  
Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who  is able to stand before envy? 
Proverbs 27:5 Open rebuke is  better than secret love. 
Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a  friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. 
Proverbs 27:7  The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul  every bitter thing is sweet. 
Proverbs 27:8 As a bird that wandereth  from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.  
Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth  the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel. 
Proverbs 27:10  Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not;  neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy  calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a  brother far off. 
Proverbs 27:11 My son, be wise, and make my  heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.  
Proverbs 27:12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth  himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.  
Proverbs 27:13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and  take a pledge of him for a strange woman. 
Proverbs 27:14 He that  blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the  morning, it shall be counted a curse to him. 
Proverbs 27:15 A  continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious  woman are alike. 
Proverbs 27:16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the  wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth  itself. 
Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth  the countenance of his friend. 
Proverbs 27:18 Whoso keepeth the  fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his  master shall be honoured. 
Proverbs 27:19 As in water face  answereth to face, so the heart of man to man. 
Proverbs 27:20  Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are  never satisfied. 
Proverbs 27:21 As the fining pot for silver, and  the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise. 
Proverbs 27:22  Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat  with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.  
Proverbs 27:23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks,  and look well to thy herds. 
Proverbs 27:24 For riches are not for  ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?  
Proverbs 27:25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth    Page 405 
Proverbs   itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. 
Proverbs 27:26 The  lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of  the field. 
Proverbs 27:27 And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough  for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the  maintenance for thy maidens.



Chapter 28   
Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the  righteous are bold as a lion. 
Proverbs 28:2 For the transgression of  a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of  understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be  prolonged. 
Proverbs 28:3 A poor man that oppresseth the poor is  like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food. 
Proverbs 28:4 They  that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the  law contend with them. 
Proverbs 28:5 Evil men understand not  judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all  things. 
Proverbs 28:6 Better is the poor that walketh in his  uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though  he be rich. 
Proverbs 28:7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son:  but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his  father. 
Proverbs 28:8 He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth  his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the  poor. 
Proverbs 28:9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the  law, even his prayer shall be abomination. 
Proverbs 28:10 Whoso  causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall  fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good  things in possession. 
Proverbs 28:11 The rich man is wise in his  own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth  him out. 
Proverbs 28:12 When righteous men do rejoice, there  is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.  
Proverbs 28:13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but  whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.  
Proverbs 28:14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that  hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. 
Proverbs 28:15 As a  roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over  the poor people. 
Proverbs 28:16 The prince that wanteth  understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that  hateth covetousness shall prolong his days. 
Proverbs 28:17 A  man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall  flee to the pit; let no man stay him. 
Proverbs 28:18 Whoso walketh  uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his  ways shall fall at once. 
Proverbs 28:19 He that tilleth his land shall  have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain  persons shall have poverty enough. 
Proverbs 28:20 A faithful  man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste  to be rich shall not be innocent. 
Proverbs 28:21 To have respect of  persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man  will transgress. 
Proverbs 28:22 He that hasteth to be rich hath an  evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon  him. 
Proverbs 28:23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find  more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. 
Proverbs 28:24  Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no  transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.  
Proverbs 28:25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he  that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.  
Proverbs 28:26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but  whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. 
Proverbs 28:27 He  that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth  his eyes shall have many a curse. 
Proverbs 28:28 When the wicked  rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the  righteous increase.  



Chapter 29

Proverbs 29:1 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck,  shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.  
Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people  rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people  mourn. 
Proverbs 29:3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father:  but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his  substance. 
Proverbs 29:4 The king by judgment establisheth the  land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it. 
Proverbs 29:5 A  man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.   
Proverbs 29:6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare:  but the righteous doth sing and rejoice. 
Proverbs 29:7 The  righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the  wicked regardeth not to know it. 
Proverbs 29:8 Scornful men  bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.  
Proverbs 29:9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man,  whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. 
Proverbs 29:10 The  bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.  
Proverbs 29:11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man  keepeth it in till afterwards. 
Proverbs 29:12 If a ruler hearken to  lies, all his servants are wicked. 
Proverbs 29:13 The poor and the  deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both  their eyes. 
Proverbs 29:14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor,  his throne shall be established for ever. 
Proverbs 29:15 The rod and  reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth  his mother to shame. 
Proverbs 29:16 When the wicked are  multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall  see their fall. 
Proverbs 29:17 Correct thy son, and he shall give  thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. 
Proverbs 29:18  Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that  keepeth the law, happy is he. 
Proverbs 29:19 A servant will not  be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not  answer. 
Proverbs 29:20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his  words? there is more hope of a fool than of him. 
Proverbs 29:21  He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall  have him become his son at the length. 
Proverbs 29:22 An angry  man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in  transgression. 
Proverbs 29:23 A man’s pride shall bring him low:  but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. 
Proverbs 29:24  Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he  heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not. 
Proverbs 29:25 The fear of  man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the  LORD shall be safe. 
Proverbs 29:26 Many seek the ruler’s favour;  but every man’s judgment cometh from the LORD.  
Proverbs 29:27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and  he that is upright in the way is abomination to the  wicked.  



Chapter 30

Proverbs 30:1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the  prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and  Ucal, 
Proverbs 30:2 Surely I am more brutish than any man,  and have not the understanding of a man. 
Proverbs 30:3 I neither  learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.  
Proverbs 30:4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended?  who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the  waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of  the earth? what is his name, and what is his son’s name,  if thou canst tell? 
Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God is pure: he  is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. 
Proverbs 30:6  Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou  be found a liar. 
Proverbs 30:7 Two things have I required of thee;  deny me them not before I die: 
Proverbs 30:8 Remove far from  me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches; feed  me with food convenient for me: 
Proverbs 30:9 Lest I be full, and  deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor,  and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. 
Proverbs 30:10  Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and  thou be found guilty. 
Proverbs 30:11 There is a generation that  curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother. 
Proverbs 30:12  There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and  yet is not washed from their filthiness. 
Proverbs 30:13 There is  a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids  are lifted up. 
Proverbs 30:14 There is a generation, whose teeth  are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour  the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among  men. 
Proverbs 30:15 The horseleach hath two daughters, crying,  Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied,  yea, four things say not, It is enough: 
Proverbs 30:16 The    
Proverbs Page 406   grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled  with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.   
Proverbs 30:17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and  despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall  pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it. 
Proverbs 30:18 There  be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four  which I know not: 
Proverbs 30:19 The way of an eagle in the air;  the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the  midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid. 
Proverbs 30:20  Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and  wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.  
Proverbs 30:21 For three things the earth is disquieted, and for  four which it cannot bear: 
Proverbs 30:22 For a servant when he  reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat; 
Proverbs 30:23  For an odious woman when she is married; and an  handmaid that is heir to her mistress. 
Proverbs 30:24 There be four  things which are little upon the earth, but they are  exceeding wise: 
Proverbs 30:25 The ants are a people not strong,  yet they prepare their meat in the summer; 
Proverbs 30:26 The  conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in  the rocks; 
Proverbs 30:27 The locusts have no king, yet go they  forth all of them by bands; 
Proverbs 30:28 The spider taketh hold  with her hands, and is in kings’ palaces. 
Proverbs 30:29 There be  three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going:  
Proverbs 30:30 A lion which is strongest among beasts, and  turneth not away for any; 
Proverbs 30:31 A greyhound; an he goat  also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.  
Proverbs 30:32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if  thou hast thought evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.  
Proverbs 30:33 Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter,  and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the  forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife. 



Chapter 31 
Proverbs 31:1 The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his  mother taught him. 
Proverbs 31:2 What, my son? and what, the son  of my womb? and what, the son of my vows? 
Proverbs 31:3 Give  not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which  destroyeth kings. 
Proverbs 31:4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it  is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:  
Proverbs 31:5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the  judgment of any of the afflicted. 
Proverbs 31:6 Give strong drink  unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be  of heavy hearts. 
Proverbs 31:7 Let him drink, and forget his  poverty, and remember his misery no more. 
Proverbs 31:8 Open  thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are  appointed to destruction. 
Proverbs 31:9 Open thy mouth, judge  righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.  
Proverbs 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price  is far above rubies. 
Proverbs 31:11 The heart of her husband doth  safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. 

Proverbs 31:12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of  her life. 

Proverbs 31:13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh  willingly with her hands. 

Proverbs 31:14 She is like the merchants’  ships; she bringeth her food from afar. 

Proverbs 31:15 She riseth  also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household,  and a portion to her maidens. 

Proverbs 31:16 She considereth a  field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth  a vineyard. 

Proverbs 31:17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and  strengtheneth her arms. 

Proverbs 31:18 She perceiveth that her  merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.  

Proverbs 31:19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands  hold the distaff. 

Proverbs 31:20 She stretcheth out her hand to the  poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.  

Proverbs 31:21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for  all her household are clothed with scarlet. 

Proverbs 31:22 She  maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk  and purple. 

Proverbs 31:23 Her husband is known in the gates,  when he sitteth among the elders of the land. 

Proverbs 31:24 She  maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles  unto the merchant. 

Proverbs 31:25 Strength and honour are her  clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. 

Proverbs 31:26 She  openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the  law of kindness. 

Proverbs 31:27 She looketh well to the ways of  her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 

Proverbs 31:28  Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband  also, and he praiseth her. 

Proverbs 31:29 Many daughters have  done virtuously, but thou excellest them all. 

Proverbs 31:30 Favour  is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that  feareth the LORD, she shall be praised. 

Proverbs 31:31 Give her of  the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in  the gates.  

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