Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 10:1 A wyse sonne maketh a glad father: but an vndiscrete sonne is an heauinesse vnto his mother. Proverbs 10:2 Treasures that are wickedly gotten, profite nothing: but righteousnesse deliuereth from death. Proverbs 10:3 The Lorde wyll not let the soule of the righteous suffer hunger: but he taketh away the richesse of the vngodly. Proverbs 10:4 An idle hande maketh poore: but a quicke labouring hande maketh riche. Proverbs 10:5 Who so gathereth in sommer is wyse: but he that is sluggishe in haruest, bringeth hym selfe to confusion. Proverbs 10:6 Blessinges are vpon the head of the righteous: and the mouth of the vngodly kepeth mischiefe in secrete. Proverbs 10:7 The memoriall of the iust shall haue a good report: but the name of the vngodly shall stincke. Proverbs 10:8 A wyse man wyll receaue warning: but a prating foole shalbe punished. Proverbs 10:9 He that walketh vprightly, walketh surely: but whoso goeth a wrong way, shalbe knowen. Proverbs 10:10 He that winketh with his eye, wyll cause sorowe: but he that hath a foolishe mouth, shalbe beaten. Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but the mouth of the vngodly kepeth mischiefe in secrete. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth vp strifes: but loue couereth the multitude of sinnes. Proverbs 10:13 In the lippes of him that hath vnderstanding, a man shall finde wysdome: but the rod belongeth to the backe of the foolishe. Proverbs 10:14 Wyse men lay vp knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is nye destruction. Proverbs 10:15 The riche mans goodes are his strong holde: but their owne pouertie feareth the poore. Proverbs 10:16 The labour of the righteous [tendeth] to lyfe: but the fruites of the vngodly, to sinne. Proverbs 10:17 Nurture kepeth the way of lyfe: but he that refuseth to be nurtured, deceaueth hym selfe. Proverbs 10:18 He that hydeth hatred with lying lippes, and he that speaketh slaunder, is a foole. Proverbs 10:19 Where much babblyng is, there must needes be offence: and he that refrayneth his lippes, is wyse. Proverbs 10:20 The tongue of the iust man is as tried siluer: but the heart of the vngodly is a thyng of naught. Proverbs 10:21 The lippes of the ryghteous feede a whole multitude: but fooles shall dye in their owne follie. Proverbs 10:22 The blessyng of the Lorde maketh riche: and bryngeth no sorowe of heart with it. Proverbs 10:23 A foole doth wickedly, and maketh but a sport of it: but wisdome ruleth the man that hath vnderstandyng. Proverbs 10:24 The thing that the vngodly is afraide of, shall come vpon hym: but the ryghteous shall haue their desire. Proverbs 10:25 As the tempest, so passeth away the vngodly and is not: but the ryghteous remayneth sure for euer. Proverbs 10:26 As vineger is to the teeth, & as smoke is vnto the eyes: euen so is a sluggishe person to them that sendeth him foorth. Proverbs 10:27 The feare of the Lorde maketh a long lyfe: but the yeres of the vngodly shalbe shortened. Proverbs 10:28 The patient abydyng of the righteous shalbe turned to gladnesse: but the hope of the vngodly shall perishe. Proverbs 10:29 The way of the Lord geueth courage vnto the godly: but it is a feare for wicked doers. Proverbs 10:30 The ryghteous shall neuer be ouerthrowen: but the vngodly shall not remayne in the lande. Proverbs 10:31 The mouth of the iust wyll be talking of wisdome: but the tongue of the frowarde shall be cut out. Proverbs 10:32 The lippes of the ryghteous vtter that which is acceptable: but the mouth of the vngodly [speaketh] frowarde thynges.