Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 20:1 Wyne maketh a man to be scornefull: and stronge dryncke causeth a man to be vnquyete: who so delyteth therin, shall neuer be wyse. Proverbs 20:2 The kynge ought to be feared as the roaryng of a lion: who so prouoketh him vnto anger offendeth agenst his awne soule. Proverbs 20:3 It is a mans honour to kepe him selfe from strife: but they that haue pleasure in braulynge are fooles euery one. Proverbs 20:4 A slouthfull body wyll not go to plowe for colde of the wynter: therfore shall he go a beggyng in sommer, & haue nothynge. Proverbs 20:5 Wyse councell in the herte of man is lyke a water in the depe of the earth: and a man that hath vnderstondynge bryngethe it forth. Proverbs 20:6 Many there be that wolde be called good doers: but where shall one fynde a true faythfull man. Proverbs 20:7 Whoso leadeth a godly and an innocent life: is righteous and happy shall hys chyldren be whom he leaueth behynde him. Proverbs 20:8 A kyng that sitteth in the throne of iudgment, and loketh well about hym, dryueth awaye all euell. Proverbs 20:9 Who can saye, my hert is cleane, I am innocent from synne? Proverbs 20:10 To vse two maner of weyghtes, or two maner of measures, both these are abhomynable vnto the Lorde. Proverbs 20:11 A childe is knowne by his conuersacion, whether his worckes be pure & ryght. Proverbs 20:12 The eare to heare, the eye to se: the Lorde hath made them both. Proverbs 20:13 Delyte not thou in slepe, lest thou come vnto pouertye: but open thyne eyes, þt thou mayst haue bred ynough. Proverbs 20:14 It is naught it is naught (sayeth he that byeth any thynge:) but when he commeth to his awne house, then he boasteth of hys peny worth. Proverbs 20:15 A man that hath a mouth of vnderstandynge hathe many precyous stones and costly Iewels. Proverbs 20:16 Take hys garment that is suretye for a straunger: and take a pledge of hym for the vnknowne mans sake. Proverbs 20:17 Euery man lyketh the breed that is gotten with disceate: but at the last hys mouth shalbe fylled with grauell. Proverbs 20:18 Thorowe councell, the thynges that men deuyse go forwarde: and wt discrecion ought warres to be taken in hande. Proverbs 20:19 The crafty disceatfull bewrayth secret councell: and to him that custometh flaterynge lyppes ioyne nott thy selfe. Proverbs 20:20 Whoso curseth hys father & mother: his lyght shalbe put out in the myddest of darcknes. Proverbs 20:21 The heritage that commeth to hastely at the first, shall not be praysed at the ende. Proverbs 20:22 Saye not thou: I wyll recompense euell: but put thy trust in the Lorde, and he shall defende the. Proverbs 20:23 The Lorde abhorreth two maner of weyghtes, and a false balaunce is an euell thinge. Proverbs 20:24 The Lorde ordreth euery mans goinges: howe maye a man then vnderstande hys awne waye? Proverbs 20:25 It is a snare for a man to deuoure that which is holy: and after the vowe to turne to thyne awne vse, the thynge thou hast vowed. Proverbs 20:26 A wyse king destroyethe the vngodly, and bryngeth the whele ouer them. Proverbs 20:27 The lanterne of the Lorde is the breth of man: and goth thorowe all the inwarde partes of the body. Proverbs 20:28 Mercye and faythfulnes preserue the kinge: and with louynge kyndnes hys seate is holden vp. Proverbs 20:29 The strength of yonge men is theyr worshyppe, and a gray heed is an honour vnto the aged. Proverbs 20:30 Woundes dryue, awaye euell, & so do strypes the inwarde partes of the body.