Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 11:1 A False balaunce is an abhomynacyon vnto þe Lorde, but a true weight pleaseth him. Proverbs 11:2 Where pryde is, there is shame also and confusyon: but where as is lowlynes, there is wysdome. Proverbs 11:3 The innocent dealynge of the iust shall leade them, but the wyckednes of such as dissemble, shalbe their awne destruccyon. Proverbs 11:4 Riches helpe not in the daye of vengeaunce, but ryghteousnesse delyuereth from death. Proverbs 11:5 The ryghteousnes of the innocent ordreth his waye, but the vngodly shall fall in his awne wyckednesse. Proverbs 11:6 The ryghteousnesse of the iust shall delyuer them, but the wycked shalbe taken in theyr awne vngodlynesse. Proverbs 11:7 When an vngodly man dyeth, his hope is gone, the confydence of riches shall perishe. Proverbs 11:8 The ryghteous shalbe delyuered out of trouble, and the vngodly shall come in his steade. Proverbs 11:9 Thorowe þe mouth of þe dissembler is his neyghboure destroyed, but thorowe knowledge shall the iust he delyuered. Proverbs 11:10 When it goeth well with the ryghteous, the cytie is mery: and when þe vngodly peryshe, there is gladnesse. Proverbs 11:11 When the iust are in wealth, the cytye prospereth: but when the vngodly haue the rule, it decayeth. Proverbs 11:12 A foole bringeth vp a selaunder of his neyghbour, but a wyse man wyll kepe it secrete. Proverbs 11:13 A dyssemblynge person wyll discouer preuy thynges, but he that is of a faythfull herte, wyll kepe councell. Proverbs 11:14 Where no good councell is, there the people decaye: but where as many are that can geue councell, there is wealth, Proverbs 11:15 He that is suertye for a straunger, hurteth him selfe: and he that medleth not wt suertieshyppe, is sure. Proverbs 11:16 A gracious woman maynteyneth honestye, as for the wycked, they maynteyne ryches. Proverbs 11:17 He that is mercyfull doth hym selfe a benefyte, but who so hurteth his neyghbour, is a tyraunt. Proverbs 11:18 The labour of the vngodly prospereth not, but he that soweth ryghteousnes, shall receaue a sure rewarde. Proverbs 11:19 Lyke as ryghteousnes bryngeth lyfe: euen so to cleue vnto euell, bryngeth death. Proverbs 11:20 The Lorde abhorreth them that be of a fayned hert, but he hath pleasure in them that are of an vndefyled conuersacyon. Proverbs 11:21 The wycked amendeth not for plage vpon plage, but the sede of the ryghteous shalbe preserued. Proverbs 11:22 A fayre woman without discrete maners, is lyke a rynge of gold in a swynes snoute. Proverbs 11:23 The desyre of the ryghteous is acceptable, but the hope of the vngodly is indignacyon. Proverbs 11:24 Some man geueth out his goodes, and is the rycher, but the nygard (hauynge ynough) wyll departe from nothynge, and yet is euer in pouertye. Proverbs 11:25 He that is liberall in geuynge, shall haue plenty, and he that watereth, shall be watered also him selfe. Proverbs 11:26 Who so hoordeth vp his corne, shalbe cursed amonge the people: but blessynge shall lyght vpon his head that geueth foode. Proverbs 11:27 He that laboureth for honesty, fyndeth his desyre: but who so seketh after myschefe, it shall happen vnto hym. Proverbs 11:28 He that trusteth in his ryches, shall haue a fall, but the ryghteous shall floryshe as the grene leafe. Proverbs 11:29 Who so maketh disquyetnes in his awne house, he shall haue wynde for his heritage, and the foole shalbe seruaunt to the wyse. Proverbs 11:30 The frute of the ryghteous is a tree of lyfe: and he that endeuoureth him selfe to wynne mens soules is wyse. Proverbs 11:31 If þe ryghteous be recompensed vpon earth, howe moch more then the vngodly and the synner?