Proverbs 12

Coverdale(i) 1 Who so loueth wy?dome, wil be content to be refourmed: but he that hateth to be reproued, is a foole. 2 A good man is acceptable vnto the LORDE, but ye wicked wyl he condempne. 3 A man ca not endure in vngodlynesse, but ye rote of ye righteous shal not be moued. 4 A stedfast woman is a crowne vnto hir hu?bonde: but she that behaueth herself vnhonestly, is a corrupcion in his bones. 5 The thoughtes of ye righteous are right, but the ymaginacion of the vngodly are disceatfull. 6 The talkynge of the vngodly is, how they maye laye wayte for bloude, but the mouth of ye righteous wil delyuer them. 7 Or euer thou canst turne the aboute, the vngodly shal be ouerthrowne, but the house of the righteous shal stode. 8 A man shalbe commended for his wy?dome, but a foole shal be despysed. 9 A simple man which laboureth and worketh, is better the one that is gorgious and wanteth bred. 10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his catell, but the vngodly haue cruell hertes. 11 He that tilleth his lode, shal haue plenteousnesse of bred: but he yt foloweth ydylnes, is a very foole. 12 The desyre of ye vngodly hunteth after myschefe, but the rote of the righteous bryngeth forth frute. 13 The wicked falleth in to the snare thorow ye malyce of his owne mouth, but the iust shal escape out of parell. 14 Euery man shal enioye good acordinge to the innocency of his mouth, and after the workes of his hades shal he be rewarded. 15 Loke what a foole taketh in honde, he thinketh it well done: but he that is wyse, wyl be couceled. 16 A foole vttereth his wrath in all the haist, but a discrete man forgeueth wronge. 17 A iust man will tell the trueth, & shewethe thinge yt is right: but a false wytnesse disceaueth. 18 A slaunderous personne pricketh like a swerde, but a wyse mans tonge is wholsome. 19 A true mouth is euer constat, but a dyssemblinge toge is soone chaunged. 20 They that ymagin euell in their mynde, wil disceaue: but the councelers of peace shal heaue ioye folowinge the. 21 There shal no mysfortune happen vnto the iust, but the vngodly shal be fylled with misery. 22 The LORDE abhorreth disceatfull lippes, but they that laboure for treuth, please him. 23 He that hath vnderstodinge, can hyde his wysdome: but an vndiscrete herte telleth out his foolishnesse. 24 A diliget hande shal beare rule, but the ydle shal be vnder tribute. 25 Heuynesse discorageth ye herte of man, but a good worde maketh it glad agayne. 26 The righteous is liberall vnto his neghboure, but the waye of the vngodly wil disceaue them selues. 27 A disceatfull man shal fynde no vautage, but he that is content wt that he hath, is more worth the golde. 28 In the waye of righteousnesse there is life, as for eny other waye, it is the path vnto death.