Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 14:1 Wyse women vpholde their house: but a foolishe wyfe plucketh it downe. Proverbs 14:2 He that walketh vpryghtlye, feareth the Lorde: but he that turneth hym selfe from his wayes, dispiseth hym. Proverbs 14:3 In the mouth of the foolishe is the rodde of pryde: but the lippes of the wyse wyll preserue them. Proverbs 14:4 Where no oxen are, there the cribbe is emptie: but much encrease commeth by the toyle of the oxe. Proverbs 14:5 A faithfull witnesse will not dissemble: but a false recorde wyll make a lye. Proverbs 14:6 A scornfull body seketh wisdome, and fyndeth it not: but knowledge is easie vnto hym that wyll vnderstande. Proverbs 14:7 Get thee from a foolishe man, when thou perceauest not in hym the lippes of knowledge. Proverbs 14:8 The wisdome of the circumspect man, is to vnderstande his way: but the foolishnesse of the vnwise, deceaueth. Proverbs 14:9 Fooles make but a sport of sinne: but there is a fauourable loue among the ryghteous. Proverbs 14:10 The heart knoweth his owne soules bitternesse: and the straunger shall not be partaker of his ioy. Proverbs 14:11 The house of the vngodly shalbe ouerthrowen: but the tabernacle of the righteous shall florishe. Proverbs 14:12 There is a way which seemeth right vnto a man: but the ende therof are the wayes of death. Proverbs 14:13 The heart is sorowfull euen in laughter, and the ende of myrth is heauinesse. Proverbs 14:14 A backe slydyng heart shalbe fylled with his owne wayes: but a good man shall depart from hym. Proverbs 14:15 An ignorant body beleueth euery worde: but who so hath vnderstanding, loketh well to his goynges. Proverbs 14:16 A wyse man feareth, and departeth from euyll: but the foole is angry, and counteth hym selfe sure. Proverbs 14:17 An vnpatient man dealeth foolishly: but he that is well aduised, is hated [of the foole.] Proverbs 14:18 The ignoraunt haue foolishnesse in possession: but the wyse are crowned with knowledge. Proverbs 14:19 The euyll shall bowe them selues before the good: and the vngodly shall wayte at the gates of the ryghteous. Proverbs 14:20 The poore is hated euen of his owne neyghbours: but the riche hath many frendes. Proverbs 14:21 Who so dispiseth his neighbour, sinneth: but blessed is he that hath pitie of the poore. Proverbs 14:22 Without doubt they erre that worke wickednesse: but they that muse vpon good thynges, vnto such shall happen mercie and trueth. Proverbs 14:23 In euery labour there is some profite: but vayne wordes bryng foorth onely penurie. Proverbs 14:24 Riches are as a crowne vnto the wise: but the ignoraunce of fooles is very foolishnesse. Proverbs 14:25 A faythfull witnesse deliuereth soules: but a deceiptfull witnesse bryngeth foorth lyes. Proverbs 14:26 In the feare of the Lord is an assured strength: and his children are vnder a sure defence. Proverbs 14:27 The feare of the Lorde is a well of lyfe, to auoyde the snares of death. Proverbs 14:28 In the multitude of people is the kynges honour: but the decay of the people is the confusion of the prince. Proverbs 14:29 He that is patient hath much vnderstanding: but he that is soone displeased, exalteth foolishnesse. Proverbs 14:30 A mery heart is the lyfe of the body: but enuie consumeth away the bones. Proverbs 14:31 He that doth a poore man wrong, blasphemeth his maker: but who so honoureth him, hath pitie on the poore. Proverbs 14:32 The vngodly is cast away for his iniquitie: but the ryghteous hath a good hope, euen in death. Proverbs 14:33 Wisdome resteth in the heart of hym that hath vnderstandyng, and it shalbe knowen among them that are vnlearned. Proverbs 14:34 Righteousnesse setteth vp the people: but the sacrifice of the heathen is sinnefull. Proverbs 14:35 A discrete seruaunt is a pleasure vnto the kyng: but his wrath is agaynst hym that doth dishonour hym.