Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 21:1 The kynges herte is in the hande of the Lorde, lyke as are the ryuers of water: he maye turne it whithersoeuer he wyll. Proverbs 21:2 Euery man thynketh hys awne waye to be ryght: but the Lorde iudgeth the hertes. Proverbs 21:3 To do ryghteousnesse and iudgement is more acceptable to þe Lord then sacrifyce. Proverbs 21:4 A presumpteous loke, a proude stomacke: and the plowynge of the vngodly is synne. Proverbs 21:5 The deuyces of one that is diligent brynge plenteousnes: but he that is vnaduised commeth vnto pouertye. Proverbs 21:6 Whoso hoordeth vp rychesse with the dysceatfulnesse of hys tonge, he is vayne and a foole, and lyke vnto them that seke theyr awne deeth. Proverbs 21:7 The robberyes of the vngodly shalbe theyr awne destruccyon: for they wyll nott do the thynge that is ryght. Proverbs 21:8 The wayes of the frowarde are straunge: but the worckes of hym that is cleane are ryght. Proverbs 21:9 It is better to dwell in a corner vnder the house toppe, then with a braulynge woman in a wyde house. Proverbs 21:10 The soule of the vngodly wysheth euell: and hath no pitye vpon hys neyghboure. Proverbs 21:11 When the scornefull is punyshed, the ignoraunt take the better heade: and when he seyth the wyse men prospere, he wyll receaue the more vnderstandynge. Proverbs 21:12 The ryghteous man wysely consydereth the house of the wicked: and for theyr wickednes God ouerthroweth the vngodly. Proverbs 21:13 Whoso stoppeth hys eares at the cryenge of the poore: he shall crye hym selfe, and not be hearde. Proverbs 21:14 A preuy rewarde pacyfyeth displeasure, and a gyfte in the bosome, stylleth furiousnesse. Proverbs 21:15 The iuste delyteth in doynge the thyng that is ryght: but ouer the worckers of wyckednesse hangeth destruccyon. Proverbs 21:16 The man that wandreth out of the waye of wysdome, shall remayne in the congregacyon of the deed. Proverbs 21:17 He that hath pleasure in banckettes, shalbe a poore man. Whoso delyteth in wyne and delycates, shall nott be ryche. Proverbs 21:18 The vngodly shalbe geuen for the ryghtewes: and the wycked for the iust. Proverbs 21:19 It is better to dwell in a wildernes then with a chydynge & an angrye woman. Proverbs 21:20 In a wyse mannes house, there is greate treasure and oyle: but a foolysh body spendeth vp all. Proverbs 21:21 Whoso foloweth ryghteousnesse and mercy, fyndeth bothe lyfe, ryghteousnesse, and honoure. Proverbs 21:22 A wyse man wynneth the citye of the myghtye: and as for the strength that they trust in, he bryngeth it downe. Proverbs 21:23 Whoso kepeth his mouth and hys tonge: the same kepeth hys soule from troubles. Proverbs 21:24 He that is proude and presumptuous, is called a scornefull man, which in wrath darre worcke malicyouslye. Proverbs 21:25 The volupteousnesse of the slouthfull is hys awne death: for his handes wyll not laboure. Proverbs 21:26 He coueteth and desyreth all the daye longe: but the ryghteous is allwaye geuynge, and kepeth nothynge backe. Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifyce of the vngodly is abhominacyon: howe moche more when they offre the thynge that is gotten with wyckednesse? Proverbs 21:28 A false wytnes shall peryshe: but he that is a true man boldely speaketh that he hathe heard. Proverbs 21:29 An vngodly man goeth forth rashly: but the iust reformeth hys awne waye. Proverbs 21:30 There is no wisdome, there is no vnderstandynge, there is no councell agaynst the Lorde. Proverbs 21:31 The horsse is prepared agaynst the daye of battayll: but the Lorde geueth the victorye.