Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 14:1 Euery wise woman buildeth her house; but the foolish plucketh it downe with her hands. Proverbs 14:2 He that walketh in his vprightnesse, feareth the LORD: but he that is peruerse in his wayes, despiseth him. Proverbs 14:3 In the mouth of the foolish [is] a rod of pride: but the lippes of the wise shall preserue them. Proverbs 14:4 Where no Oxen [are], the crib [is] cleane: but much increase [is] by the strength of the Oxe. Proverbs 14:5 A faithfull witnesse will not lye: but a false witnesse will vtter lyes. Proverbs 14:6 A scorner seeketh wisedome, and [findeth it] not: but knowledge is easie vnto him that vnderstandeth. Proverbs 14:7 Goe from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceiuest not [in him] the lippes of knowledge. Proverbs 14:8 The wisedome of the prudent [is] to vnderstand his way: but the folly of fooles [is] deceit. Proverbs 14:9 Fooles make a mocke at sinne: but among the righteous [there is] fauour. Proverbs 14:10 The heart knoweth his owne bitternesse; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his ioy. Proverbs 14:11 The house of the wicked shall bee ouerthrowen: but the tabernacle of the vpright shall flourish. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right vnto a man: but the end thereof [are] the wayes of death. Proverbs 14:13 Euen in laughter the heart is sorrowfull; and the end of that mirth [is] heauinesse. Proverbs 14:14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his owne wayes: and a good man [shall be satisfied] from himselfe. Proverbs 14:15 The simple beleeueth euery word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going. Proverbs 14:16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from euill: but the foole rageth, and is confident. Proverbs 14:17 Hee that is soone angry, dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked deuices is hated. Proverbs 14:18 The simple inherite folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. Proverbs 14:19 The euill bowe before the good: and the wicked at the gates of the righteous. Proverbs 14:20 The poore is hated euen of his owne neighbour: but the rich [hath] many friends. Proverbs 14:21 He that despiseth his neighbour, sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poore, happy [is] he. Proverbs 14:22 Doe they not erre that deuise euil? But mercy and trueth [shall be] to them that deuise good. Proverbs 14:23 In all labour there is profit: but the talke of the lippes [tendeth] onely to penury. Proverbs 14:24 The crowne of the wise [is] their riches: [but] the foolishnesse of fooles [is] folly. Proverbs 14:25 A true witnesse deliuereth soules: but a deceitfull [witnesse] speaketh lyes. Proverbs 14:26 In the feare of the LORD [is] strong confidence: and his children shall haue a place of refuge. Proverbs 14:27 The feare of the LORD, [is] a fountaine of life, to depart from the snares of death. Proverbs 14:28 In the multitude of people [is] the kings honour: but in the want of people [is] the destruction of the prince. Proverbs 14:29 Hee that is slow to wrath, [is] of great vnderstanding: but hee that is hasty of spirit, exalteth folly. Proverbs 14:30 A sound heart, [is] the life of the flesh: but enuie, the rottennesse of the bones. Proverbs 14:31 Hee that oppresseth the poore, reprocheth his Maker: but hee that honoureth him, hath mercy on the poore. Proverbs 14:32 The wicked is driuen away in his wickednes: but the righteous hath hope in his death. Proverbs 14:33 Wisedome resteth in the heart of him that hath vnderstanding: but [that which is] in the midst of fooles, is made knowen. Proverbs 14:34 Righteousnes exalteth a nation: but sinne [is] a reproch to any people. Proverbs 14:35 The Kings fauour [is] toward a wise seruant: but his wrath, is [against] him that causeth shame.