Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 12:1 Who so loueth wysdome, wyll be content to be refourmed: but he þe hateth to be reproued, is a foole. Proverbs 12:2 A good man is acceptable vnto the Lorde, but the wycked ymaginer will he condempne. Proverbs 12:3 A man cannot endure in vngodlynesse, but the rote of the ryghteous shall not be moued. Proverbs 12:4 A huswifly woman is a crowne vnto her husbande: but she that behaueth her selfe vnhonestly, is a corrupcion in hys bones. Proverbs 12:5 The thoughtes of the ryghteous are ryght, but the ymaginacion of the vngodly are disceatfull. Proverbs 12:6 The talkynge of the vngodly is howe they maye laye wayte for bloud, but þe mouth of the ryghteous wyll deliuer them. Proverbs 12:7 God ouer turneth the estate of the wycked & they stande not: but the house of þe ryghteous shall stande steadfaste. Proverbs 12:8 A man shalbe commended for hys wysdome, but a fole shalbe despysed. Proverbs 12:9 A symple man which laboureth and worketh, is better then one that is gorgyous and lacketh bread. Proverbs 12:10 A ryghteous man regardeth the lyfe of hys catell, but the vngodly haue cruel hertes. Proverbs 12:11 He that tylleth his lande, shall haue plenteousnesse of bread: but he þt foloweth ydylnes: is a very foole. Proverbs 12:12 The desyre of þe vngodly hunteth after myschefe, but the rote of the ryghteous bringeth forth fruyte. Proverbs 12:13 The wycked falleth into the snare thorow þe malyce of hys awne mouth, but the iust shall eschape out of parell. Proverbs 12:14 Euery man shall enioye good accordynge to the frute of hys mouth, and after the workes of hys handes shall he be rewarded. Proverbs 12:15 Loke what a foole taketh in hande, he thynketh it well done: but he that is wyse, wyll be counceled. Proverbs 12:16 A foole vttereth hys wrath in all the haste, but a discrete man couerith wronge. Proverbs 12:17 A iust man wyll tell the trueth, and shewe the thynge that is ryght: but a false witnesse disceaueth. Proverbs 12:18 A sclaunderous person prycketh lyke a swerde but a wyse mans tonge is wholsome. Proverbs 12:19 A trewe mouth is euer constant, but a dissemblynge tonge is soone chaunged. Proverbs 12:20 They that ymagyn euell in theyr mynde, wyll disceaue: but the councelers of peace, shall haue ioye folowynge them. Proverbs 12:21 There shall no mysfortune happen vnto the iust, but the vngodly shalbe fylled with misery. Proverbs 12:22 The Lorde abhorreth lyinge lyppes, but they that laboure for trueth please hym. Proverbs 12:23 He that hath vnderstandynge, doth hyde wysdome: but an vndiscrete herte telleth out hys folyshnesse. Proverbs 12:24 A diligent hande shall beare rule, but the ydle shalbe vnder tribute. Proverbs 12:25 Heuynesse discorageth the herte of man, but a good worde maketh it glad agayne. Proverbs 12:26 The ryghteous excelleth hys neygboure, but the waye of the vngodly wyll disceaue them selues. Proverbs 12:27 The disceytfull man shall not roste, that he toke in huntynge, but the riches of the iuste man is of great valewe. Proverbs 12:28 In the waye of ryghteousnesse there is lyfe, and in the same waye there is no death.