Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 18:1 He accompanieth hym selfe with all steadfast & helth some doctryne, þt hath a feruent desyre to it and is sequestrate from companye. Proverbs 18:2 A foole hath no delyte in vnderstandinge, but onely in those thinges wherin his herte reioyseth. Proverbs 18:3 When the vngodly commeth, them commeth also dysdayne, and with the dishonest person commeth shame and dishonour. Proverbs 18:4 The wordes of a wyse mans mouth are lyke depe waters, and the well of wysdome is lyke a full streame. Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to regarde the personne of the vngodly, or to put backe the ryghteous in iudgement. Proverbs 18:6 A fooles lyppes are euer brawelynge, and his mouth prouoketh vnto battayll. Proverbs 18:7 A fooles mouth is hys awne destruccyon, and hys lyppes are the snare for hys awne soule Proverbs 18:8 The wordes of a sclaunderer are very woundes, and go thorowe vnto the ynmost partes of the body. Proverbs 18:9 Who so is slouthfull and slacke in hys laboure, is the brother of him that is a waster. Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a stronge castell, þe ryghteous flyeth vnto it, and is in saue garde. Proverbs 18:11 But the ryche mans goodes are his stronge holde, ye he taketh them for an hye wall rounde aboute him. Proverbs 18:12 After pryde commeth destruccyon, and honour after lowlynes. Proverbs 18:13 He þt geueth sentence in a matter before he heare it, is a foole, and worthy to be confounded. Proverbs 18:14 A good stomacke dryueth awaye a mans disease, but when the sprete is vexed, who maye byde it? Proverbs 18:15 A wyse herte laboureth for knowledge and a prudent eare seketh vnderstandynge. Proverbs 18:16 Lyberalite bryngeth a man to honoure and worshyppe, and setteth him amonge great men. Proverbs 18:17 The righteous declareth his awne cause first him selfe, yf his neyghbour come, he shall finde him. Proverbs 18:18 The lott pacifyeth the variaunce, & parteth þe myghtye a sunder. Proverbs 18:19 A brother though he be greued wt offence, yet is he more worth then a very stronge castell: and they þt holde together are lyke þe barre of a palace. Proverbs 18:20 A mans bely shalbe satisfyed wt the frute of his awne mouth, and with the increase of hys lyppes shall he be fylled. Proverbs 18:21 Death and lyfe are in the instrument of the tonge: and they that loue it, shall enioye the frute therof. Proverbs 18:22 Who so fyndeth a wyfe fyndeth a good thynge, and receaueth an wholsome benefyte of the Lorde. Proverbs 18:23 The poore maketh supplicacyon & praieth mekely: but the riche geueth a rough answere. Proverbs 18:24 A man that loueth his frendes wyll be compinable with them: and some frende sticketh faster to a man then his brother.