Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 22:1 A [Good] name is rather to be chosen then great riches, [and] louing fauour rather then siluer & golde. Proverbs 22:2 The rich and poore meet together: the LORD [is] the maker of them all. Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the euill, and hideth himselfe: but the simple passe on, and are punished. Proverbs 22:4 By humilitie [and] the feare of the LORD, are riches, and honour, and life. Proverbs 22:5 Thornes [and] snares [are] in the way of the froward: he that doeth keepe his soule, shalbe farre from them. Proverbs 22:6 Traine vp a childe in the way he should goe: and when he is olde, hee will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:7 The rich ruleth ouer the poore, and the borrower [is] seruant to the lender. Proverbs 22:8 Hee that soweth iniquitie, shall reape vanitie: and the rodde of his anger shall faile. Proverbs 22:9 Hee that [hath] a bountifull eye, shall bee blessed: for hee giueth of his bread to the poore. Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall goe out; yea strife, and reproch shall cease. Proverbs 22:11 He that loueth purenesse of heart, [for] the grace of his lips the king [shall be] his friend. Proverbs 22:12 The eyes of the LORD preserue knowledge, and he ouerthroweth the words of the transgressour. Proverbs 22:13 The slothfull man sayth, [There is] a lyon without, I shall be slaine in the streetes. Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of strange women is a deepe pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein. Proverbs 22:15 Foolishnesse is bound in the heart of a child: [but] the rod of correction shal driue it farre from him. Proverbs 22:16 Hee that oppresseth the poore to increase his [riches, and] he that giueth to the rich, shall surely [come] to want. Proverbs 22:17 Bow downe thine eare, and heare the words of the wise, and apply thine heart vnto my knowledge. Proverbs 22:18 For it [is] a pleasant thing, if thou keepe them within thee; they shall withall be fitted in thy lippes. Proverbs 22:19 That thy trust may bee in the LORD, I haue made knowen to thee this day, euen to thee. Proverbs 22:20 Haue not I written to thee excellent things in counsailes and knowledge: Proverbs 22:21 That I might make thee knowe the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answere the words of trueth to them that send vnto thee? Proverbs 22:22 Rob not the poore because he [is] poore, neither oppresse the afflicted in the gate. Proverbs 22:23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoile the soule of those that spoiled them. Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angrie man: and with a furious man thou shalt not goe; Proverbs 22:25 Lest thou learne his wayes, and get a snare to thy soule. Proverbs 22:26 Be not thou [one] of them that strike hands, [or] of them that are sureties for debts. Proverbs 22:27 If thou [hast] nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from vnder thee? Proverbs 22:28 Remoue not the ancient land marke, which thy fathers haue set. Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his businesse? hee shall stand before kings, he shall not stand before meane men.