Proverbs 20

Coverdale(i) 1 Wyne is a voluptuous thinge, & drockennes causeth sedicion: who so delyteth therin, shal neuer be wyse. 2 The kynge ought to be feared as the roaringe of a lyon, who so prouoketh him vnto anger, offendeth agaynst his owne soule. 3 It is a mans honoure to kepe himself from strife, but they yt haue pleasure in braulinge, are fooles eueryone. 4 A slouthfull body wyl not go to plowe for colde, therfore shal he go abegginge in Sommer, and haue nothinge. 5 Wyse councell in the herte of man is like a water in the depe of the earth, but he that hath vnderstondinge, bryngeth it forth. 6 Many there be that are called good doers, but where shal one fynde a true faithful ma? 7 Who so ledeth a godly and an innocent life, happie shal his children be, whom he leaueth behynde him. 8 A kynge that sytteth in iudgment, and loketh well aboute him, dryueth awaye all euell. 9 Who can saye: my hert is cleane, I am innocent from synne? 10 To vse two maner of weightes, or two maner of measures, both these are abhominable vnto the LORDE. 11 A childe is knowne by his conuersacion, whether his workes be pure and right. 12 As for the hearinge of the eare & the sight of ye eye, ye LORDE hath made the both. 13 Delyte not thou in slepe, lest thou come vnto pouerte: but ope thine eyes, & thou shalt haue bred ynough. 14 It is naught, It is naught (saye men) whan they haue it, but whan it is gone, they geue it a good worde. 15 A mouth of vnderstodinge is more worth then golde, many precious stones, and costly Iewels. 16 Take his garment that is suertie for a straunger, & take a pledge of him for ye vnknowne mans sake. 17 Euery ma liketh the bred that is gotten with disceate, but at the last is mouth shalbe fylled with grauell. 18 Thorow councell the thinges that men deuyse go forwarde: & with discrecion ought warres to be taken in honde. 19 Medle not with him that bewrayeth secretes, and is a slaunderer, and disceaueth with his lippes. 20 Who so curseth his father and mother, his light shalbe put out in the myddest of darcknesse. 21 The heretage that commeth to haistely at the first, shal not be praysed at the ende. 22 Saye not thou: I will recompence euell, but put yi trust in the LORDE, & he shal defende ye. 23 The LORDE abhorreth two maner of weightes, and a false balauce is an euell thinge. 24 The LORDE ordreth euery mas goinges, for what is he, that vnderstondeth his owne wayes? 25 It is a snare for a man to blaspheme that which is holy, & then to go aboute wt vowes. 26 A wyse kynge destroyeth ye vngodly, & bryngeth the whele ouer them. 27 The lanterne of ye LORDE is ye breth of man, & goeth thorow all the inwarde partes of the body. 28 Mercy & faithfulnes preserue the kynge, & with louynge kyndnes his seate is holden vp. 29 The strength of yonge men is their worshipe, & a gray heade, is an honor vnto ye aged. 30 Woundes dryue awaye euell, and so do stripes the inwarde partes of the body.