The Geneva Bible 1587 Edition
one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into the English language,
preceding the King James translation by 51 years.
E. C. Marsh
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1 A man that hardeneth his necke when he is rebuked, shall suddenly be destroyed and can not be cured.
2 When the righteous are in authoritie, the people reioyce: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people sigh.
3 A man that loueth wisdome, reioyceth his father: but he that feedeth harlots, wasteth his substance.
4 A King by iudgement mainteineth ye countrey: but a man receiuing giftes, destroyeth it.
5 A man that flattereth his neighbour He who gives ear to the flatterer is in danger as the bird is before the fowler. spreadeth a net for his feet.
6 In the transgression of an evil man [there is] a He is always ready to fall into the snare that he lays for others. snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.
7 The righteous knoweth the cause of the poore: but the wicked regardeth not knowledge.
8 Scornefull men bring a citie into a snare: but wise men turne away wrath.
9 [If] a wise man contendeth with He can hear no admonition no matter how it is spoken. a foolish man, whether he rageth or laugheth, [there is] no rest.
10 Bloodie men hate him that is vpright: but the iust haue care of his soule.
11 A foole powreth out all his minde: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward.
12 Of a prince that hearkeneth to lyes, all his seruants are wicked.
13 The poore and the vsurer meete together, and the Lord lighteneth both their eyes.
14 A King that iudgeth the poore in trueth, his throne shalbe established for euer.
15 The rodde and correction giue wisdome: but a childe set a libertie, maketh his mother ashamed.
16 When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth: but ye righteous shall see their fall.
17 Correct thy sonne & he will giue thee rest, and will giue pleasures to thy soule.
18 Where there are not faithful ministers of the word of God. Where [there is] no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he.
19 A He who is of a servile and rebellious nature. servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understandeth he will not answer.
20 Seest thou a man hastie in his matters? there is more hope of a foole, then of him.
21 He that delicately bringeth vp his seruant from youth, at length he will be euen as his sone.
22 An angrie man stirreth vp strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
23 The pride of a man shall bring him lowe: but the humble in spirit shall enioy glory.
24 He that is partner with a thiefe, hateth his owne soule: he heareth cursing, & declareth it not.
25 The fear of man bringeth a He who fears man more than God falls into a snare and is destroyed. snare: but he who putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
26 Many seek the ruler's favour; but [every] man's He does not need to flatter the ruler, for what God has appointed will come to him. judgment [cometh] from the LORD.
27 A wicked man is abomination to the iust, and he that is vpright in his way, is abomination to the wicked.Presented by The Common Man's Prospective. Copyright© 1999-2012 Ernest C. Marsh