Coverdale(i) 1 A false balaunce is an abhominacion vnto the LORDE, but a true weight pleaseth him. 2 Where pryde is, there is shame also and confucion: but where as is lowlynes, there is wysdome. 3 The innocent dealynge of the iust shal lede them, but the vnfaithfulnesse of the despysers shalbe their owne destruccion. 4 Riches helpe not in the daye of vengeaunce, but rightuousnesse delyuereth fro death. 5 The rightuousnes of ye innocent ordreth his waye, but the vngodly shal fall in his owne wickednesse. 6 The rightuousnesse of the iust shal delyuer them, but the despysers shalbe taken in their owne vngodlynesse. 7 When an vngodly man dyeth, his hope is gone, the confydence of riches shal perish. 8 The rightuous shalbe delyuered out of trouble, & the vngodly shal come in his steade. 9 Thorow ye mouth of ye dyssembler is his neghboure destroyed, but thorow knowlege shal the iust be delyuered. 10 When it goeth well with the rightuous, the cite is mery: and when the vngodly perish, there is gladnesse. 11 When the iust are in wealth, the cite prospereth: but whan the vngodly haue the rule, it decayeth. 12 A foole bryngeth vp a slaunder of his neghboure, but a wyse man wil kepe it secrete. 13 A dyssemblynge person wil discouer preuy thinges, but he that is of a faithfull hert, will kepe councel. 14 Where no good councel is there the people decaye: but where as are many that can geue councell, there is wealth. 15 He that is suertye for a straunger, hurteth himself: but he that medleth not with suerteshippe, is sure. 16 A gracious woma manteyneth honestie, as for the mightie, they manteyne ryches. 17 He yt hath a gentle liberall stomacke, is mercifull: but who so hurteth his neghbor, is a tyraut. 18 The laboure of the vngodly prospereth not, but he that soweth rightuosnes, shal receaue a sure rewarde. 19 Like as rightuousnes bryngeth life, eue so to cleue vnto euell, bryngeth death. 20 The LORDE abhorreth a fayned hert, but he hath pleasure in them that are vndefyled. 21 It shal not helpe ye wicked, though they laye all their hondes together, but the sede of the rightuous shalbe preserued. 22 A fayre woman without discrete maners, is like a rynge of golde in a swynes snoute. 23 The iust laboure for peace and traquylite, but the vngodly for disquyetnesse. 24 Some man geueth out his goodes, and is the richer, but ye nygarde (hauynge ynough) wil departe from nothinge, and yet is euer in pouerte. 25 He that is lyberall in geuynge, shal haue plenty: and he that watereth, shalbe watered also himself. 26 Who so hoordeth vp his corne, shalbe cursed amonge the people: but blessynge shal light vpon his heade that selleth it. 27 He that laboureth for honesty fyndeth his desyre: but who so seketh after myschefe, it shal happe vnto him. 28 He that trusteth in his riches, shal haue a fall, but ye rightuous shal florish as the grene leaf. 29 Who so maketh disquyetnesse in his owne house, he shal haue wynde for his heretage, and the foole shal be seruaunt to the wyse. 30 The frute of the rightuous is as the tre of life, a wyse man also wynneth mens soules. 31 Yf ye rightuous be recopesed vpo earth how moch more the the vngodly & ye synner?