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    Proverbs 15
    •   A soft answere brekith ire; an hard word reisith woodnesse.
    •   The tunge of wise men ourneth kunnyng; the mouth of foolis buylith out foli.
    •   In ech place the iyen of the Lord biholden good men, and yuel men.
    •   A plesaunt tunge is the tre of lijf; but the tunge which is vnmesurable, schal defoule the spirit.
    •   A fool scorneth the techyng of his fadir; but he that kepith blamyngis, schal be maad wisere. Moost vertu schal be in plenteuouse riytfulnesse; but the thouytis of wickid men schulen be drawun vp bi the roote.
    •   The hous of a iust man is moost strengthe; and disturbling is in the fruitis of a wickid man.
    •   The lippis of wise men schulen sowe abrood kunnyng; the herte of foolis schal be vnlijc.
    •   The sacrifices of wickyd men ben abhomynable to the Lord; avowis of iust men ben plesaunt.
    •   The lijf of the vnpitouse man is abhomynacioun to the Lord; he that sueth riytfulnesse, schal be loued of the Lord.
    • 10   Yuel teching is of men forsakinge the weie of lijf; he that hatith blamyngis, schal die.
    • 11   Helle and perdicioun ben open bifor the Lord; hou myche more the hertis of sones of men.
    • 12   A man ful of pestilence loueth not hym that repreueth him; and he goith not to wyse men.
    • 13   A ioiful herte makith glad the face; the spirit is cast doun in the morenyng of soule.
    • 14   The herte of a wijs man sekith techyng; and the mouth of foolis is fed with vnkunnyng.
    • 15   Alle the daies of a pore man ben yuele; a sikir soule is a contynuel feeste.
    • 16   Betere is a litil with the drede of the Lord, than many tresouris and vnfillable.
    • 17   It is betere to be clepid to wortis with charite, than with hatrede to a calf maad fat.
    • 18   A wrathful man reisith chidyngis; he that is pacient, swagith chidyngis reisid.
    • 19   The weie of slow men is an hegge of thornes; the weie of iust men is with out hirtyng.
    • 20   A wise sone makith glad the fadir; and a fonned man dispisith his modir.
    • 21   Foli is ioye to a fool; and a prudent man schal dresse hise steppis.
    • 22   Thouytis ben distried, where no counsel is; but where many counseleris ben, tho ben confermyd.
    • 23   A man is glad in the sentence of his mouth; and a couenable word is best.
    • 24   The path of lijf is on a lernyd man; that he bowe awei fro the laste helle.
    • 25   The Lord schal distrie the hows of proude men; and he schal make stidefast the coostis of a widewe.
    • 26   Iuele thouytis is abhomynacioun of the Lord; and a cleene word moost fair schal be maad stidfast of hym.
    • 27   He that sueth aueryce, disturblith his hous; but he that hatith yiftis schal lyue. Synnes ben purgid bi merci and feith; ech man bowith awei fro yuel bi the drede of the Lord.
    • 28   The soule of a iust man bithenkith obedience; the mouth of wickid men is ful of yuelis.
    • 29   The Lord is fer fro wickid men; and he schal here the preyers of iust men.
    • 30   The liyt of iyen makith glad the soule; good fame makith fat the boonys.
    • 31   The eere that herith the blamyngis of lijf, schal dwelle in the myddis of wise men.
    • 32   He that castith awei chastisyng, dispisith his soule; but he that assentith to blamyngis, is pesible holdere of the herte.
    • 33   The drede of the Lord is teching of wisdom; and mekenesse goith bifore glorie.
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  • John Wycliffe Bible (c.1395) (wycliffe - 2.4.1)


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    The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, with the Apocryphal books, in the earliest English versions made from the Latin Vulgate by John Wycliffe and his followers, c.1395

    Source text

    John Wycliffe organized the first complete translation of the Bible into Middle English in the 1380s.

    The translation from the Vulgate was a collaborative effort, and it is not clear which portions are actually Wycliffe's work.

    Church authorities officially condemned the translators of the Bible into vernacular languages and called these heretics Lollards.

    Despite their prohibition, revised versions of Wycliffite Bibles remained in use for about 100 years.

    Wikisource attributes its source as the Wesley Center Online.

    That in turn was derived from the Fedosov transcription on the Slavic Bibles site

    The source text makes no use of archaic letters that were part of Middle English orthography.
    The Latin letter Yogh [ȝ] was evidently replaced by the letter [y] in the Fedosov transcription.

    The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

    Verse numbers were not used in either the earlier or later version of the Wycliffe Bible in the fourteenth century. Each chapter consisted of one unbroken block of text. There were not even any paragraphs. Hence whatever verse numbers we now have in modern editions have been added retrospectively by comparison with other English Bibles and the Latin Vulgate.

    Two books found in the Vulgate, II Esdras and Psalm 151, were never part of the Wycliffe Bible.

    Module build notes:
    1. The Prayer of Manasseh has been separated from 2 Chronicles in order to avoid a critical versification issue.
    cf. In Wikisource it was assigned as 2 Paralipomenon chapter 37.
    2. The Letter of Jeremiah has been joined to Baruch as chapter 6 thereof.
    3. The book order of Wycliffe's Bible differs from that of the Vulg versification used in this module.
    4. There are now 313 notes in the Wikisource document.
    5. The Wikisource text substantially matches that of the nine books in module version 1.0
    6. Each of these five verses not in the Vulg versification was appended to the previous verse: Deut.27.27 Esth.5.15 Ps.38.15 Ps.147.10 Luke.10.43
    7. There are also several verses without any text. Use Sword utility emptyvss to list these.

    • Encoding: UTF-8
    • Direction: LTR
    • LCSH: Bible.Old English (1100-1500)
    • Distribution Abbreviation: wycliffe


    Creative Commons: BY-SA 4.0

    Source (OSIS)

    (2002-09-05) Initial incomplete edition based on the Slavic Bible source text for the Pentateuch and the Gospels only.
    (2017-03-27) Rebuilt from complete Bible text at Wikisource.
    (2017-03-28) Minor improvement: Versified Prayer of Manasseh on Wikisource.
    (2017-03-29) Added GlobalOptionFilter=OSISFootnotes (the module already had 14 notes in 2 Samuel, Job and Tobit).
    (2017-04-03) Rebuilt after 299 notes were added to Pentateuch & Gospels in Wikisource. Minor change to markup of added words.
    (2019-01-07) Updated toolchain
    (2020-08-01) title misplacement is fixed for the *Prayer of Jeremiah* in Baruch 6
    (2022-08-06) Fix typo in DistributionLicense

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