Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 14:1 Wyse women vpholde theyr house, but a folysh wyfe plucketh it downe. Proverbs 14:2 He þt walketh in the ryght path of the Lorde feareth him: but he þt turneth him selfe awaye from his wayes, dispyseth hym. Proverbs 14:3 In the mouth of the foolysh is the rodd of pryde, but the lyppes of the wyse wyll preserue them. Proverbs 14:4 Where no oxen are, there þe crybbe is emptye: but where the oxen laboure there is moche frute. Proverbs 14:5 A faythfull wytnesse wyll not dissemble, but a false recorde wyll make a lye. Proverbs 14:6 A scornefull body seketh wysdome, and fyndeth it not: but knowledge is easy to come by, vnto hym that wyll vnderstande. Proverbs 14:7 Se that thou medle not with a foole, in whom thou perceauest to be no knowledge. Proverbs 14:8 The wysdome of hym that hath vnderstanding is, to take hede vnto his waye but the folyshnesse of the vnwyse disceaueth. Proverbs 14:9 Foles make but a sporte of synne, but there is fauorable loue amonge the ryghteous. Proverbs 14:10 The herte feleth hys owne lyues bytternesse: nether shall straunger be partaker of his ioye. Proverbs 14:11 The house of the vngodly shalbe ouerthrowne, but the tabernacle of the ryghteous shall floryshe. Proverbs 14:12 There is awaye which some men thynke to be ryght, but the ende therof leadeth vnto death. Proverbs 14:13 The herte is sorowefull euen in laughter, and the ende of myrth is heuynes. Proverbs 14:14 A backslydynge hert shalbe fylled wt his awne wayes, but a good man shall lyue of his frutes. Proverbs 14:15 An ignoraunt body beleueth all thinges: but who so hath vnderstandinge, loketh well to his goinges. Proverbs 14:16 A wyse man feareth, and departeth from euell, but a furiouse foole goeth on presumpteously: Proverbs 14:17 An vnpacyent man dealeth folyshly: but he that is well aduysed, is hated of the fole. Proverbs 14:18 The ignoraunt haue folyshnes in possessyon, but the wyse are crowned with knowledge. Proverbs 14:19 The euell shall bowe them selues before the good, and þe vngodly shall wayte at the dores of the ryghteous. Proverbs 14:20 The poore is hated euen of hys awne neyghboures, but the ryche hath many frendes. Proverbs 14:21 Whoso despyseth his neyghbour doth a misse: but blessed is he þe hath pytie of þe poore. Proverbs 14:22 Without doute they erre that ymagyne wyckednes, but they that muse vpon good thynges, vnto soche shall happen mercy and faythfulnesse Proverbs 14:23 In euery laboure there is some profecte. But only lippe laboure, bringeth forth penurye. Proverbs 14:24 Ryches are as a crowne vnto the wyse, but the ignoraunce of fooles is very folyshnesse. Proverbs 14:25 A faythfull witnesse delyuereth soules, but a disceytfull wytnesse bryngeth forth lyes. Proverbs 14:26 The feare of þe Lorde is a stronge holde, and hys chyldren 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 The increase and prosperite of the comens is the kynges honoure, but the decaye of the people is the confusyon of the Prynce. Proverbs 14:29 He that is pacient, hath muche vnderstandyng: but he that is soone displeased, prouoketh folyshnesse. Proverbs 14:30 A mery herte is the lyfe of the body, but rancoure consumeth awaye the bones. Proverbs 14:31 He that doth a poore man wrong, blasphemeth his maker: but whoso hath pytie of the poore, doth honoure vnto God. Proverbs 14:32 The vngodly is cast awaye for hys iniquitye, but the ryghteous hath a good hope euen in death. Proverbs 14:33 Wysdome resteth in the herte of hym that hath vnderstandyng and it shalbe knowen amonge them that are vnlerned. Proverbs 14:34 Ryghteousnesse setteth vp the people, but the sacrifyce of the hethen is synfull. Proverbs 14:35 A discrete seruaunt is a pleasure vnto the kynge, but one that is not honest prouoketh hym vnto wrath.