Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 17:1 Better is a drye morsell wyth quyetnesse, then a house full of fatt offringe with stryfe. Proverbs 17:2 A discrete seruaunt shall haue more rule then the sonnes þt haue no wysdome, and shall haue lyke heritage with the brethren. Proverbs 17:3 Lyke as syluer is tryed in þe fyre, and golde in the fornace, euen so doth the Lorde proue the hertes. Proverbs 17:4 A wycked body gyueth audience to false lyppes, & a frowarde personne geueth eare to a disceatfull tonge. Proverbs 17:5 Who so laugheth the poore to scorne, blasphemeth his maker: and he þt is glad of another mans hurte, shall not be vnpunyshed. Proverbs 17:6 Chylders chyldren are a worshyppe vnto the elders, and the fathers are the honoure of the chyldren. Proverbs 17:7 Speach of auctorytie becommeth not a foole, moche lesse a lyinge mouth then besemeth a prince. Proverbs 17:8 A rewarde is as a precious stone vnto him þt hath it: but vnto whomsoeuer it turneth it maketh him vnwise. Proverbs 17:9 Who so couereth another mans offence, seketh loue: but he þt discloseth the faute, setteth þe prynce agaynst him selfe. Proverbs 17:10 One reprofe onely doth more good to hym that hath vnderstandynge, then an .C. strypes vnto a foole. Proverbs 17:11 A sedycious personne seketh myschefe, & therfore is a cruell messaunger sent agaynst him. Proverbs 17:12 It were better to come agaynst a she Beare robbed of her whelpes, then agaynst a foole in his foolishnes. Proverbs 17:13 Who so rewardeth euell for good, the plage shall not departe from his house. Proverbs 17:14 The beginninge of stryfe is as when a man maketh an Issue for water, therfore or the metynge be leaue of contencyon. Proverbs 17:15 The Lorde hateth as well him that iustifieth the vngodly, as him that condempneth the innocent. Proverbs 17:16 What helpeth it to geue a foole treasure in hys hande, where as he hath no mynde to bye wysdome? Proverbs 17:17 He is a frende that all waye loueth, and in aduersyte a man shall knowe who is hys brother. Proverbs 17:18 Who so promyseth by the hande, and is suertye for his neyghboure, he is a foole. Proverbs 17:19 He that delyteth in synne loueth stryfe: and who so setteth his dore to hye, seketh after a fall. Proverbs 17:20 Who so hath a frowarde herte, opteyneth no good: and he þt hath an ouerthwarte tonge, shall fall into myschefe. Proverbs 17:21 He that begettith a fole begettith his sorowe, & þe father of a foole can haue no ioye. Proverbs 17:22 A mery herte maketh a lusty age, but a sorowfull mynde dryeth vp þe bones. Proverbs 17:23 The vngodly taketh gyftes out of the bosome, to wreste þe wayes of iudgement. Proverbs 17:24 Wysdome shyneth in the face of him that hath vnderstandynge, but the eyes of fooles wandre thorowe out all landes. Proverbs 17:25 An vndiscrete sonne is a grefe vnto hys father, and an heuynesse vnto hys mother. Proverbs 17:26 To punyshe the innocent, and to smite the prynces that geue true iudgement, are both euell. Proverbs 17:27 A wyse man, vseth fewe wordes, and he is a man of vnderstandynge, that maketh moch of hys sprete. Proverbs 17:28 Yee a very foole (when he holdeth hys tonge) is counted wyse, and to haue vnderstandynge, when he shutteth hys lyppes.