Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 22:1 A Good name is more worth then greate rychesse, and louinge fauoure is better then siluer and golde. Proverbs 22:2 The ryche and poore are together: the Lorde is the maker of them all. Proverbs 22:3 A wyse man seeth the plage, and hydeth hym selfe: but the folysh go on styll and are punysshed. Proverbs 22:4 The ende of lowlynes and the feare of God is ryches, honoure, prosperite, and health. Proverbs 22:5 Thornes and snares are in the waye of the frowarde: but he that doeth kepe hys soule, wyll fle from soche. Proverbs 22:6 Teache a chylde in hys youth what waye he shulde go: for he shall not leaue it, when he is olde. Proverbs 22:7 The ryche ruleth þe poore: & the borower is seruaunt to the lender. Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth wyckednesse shall reape sorowe: and the rodde of hys crueltye shall peryshe. Proverbs 22:9 He that hath a louynge eye shalbe blessed: for he geueth of his breed vnto the poore. Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the scornefull man, and so shall stryfe go out wt hym: yee, variaunce & sclaunder shall cease. Proverbs 22:11 Whoso delyteth to be of a cleane herte and of gracyous lyppes, the kynge shall be his frende. Proverbs 22:12 The eyes of the Lorde preserue knowledge, but as for þe wordes of þe despytefull, he bringeth them to naught. Proverbs 22:13 The slouthfull body sayeth: there is a lyon without, I myght be slayn in the strete. Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of an harlot is a depe pyt, wherin he falleth that the Lorde is angrie wyth all. Proverbs 22:15 Folyshnes stycketh in the herte of the lad, & the rodd of correccion shall dryue it awaye. Proverbs 22:16 Who so doth a poore man wronge to increase his awne riches, & geueth vnto þe riche to please him, at þe last commeth to pouerte him selfe. Proverbs 22:17 My sonne, bowe downe thyne eare, and herken vnto the wordes of wysedome, applye thy mynde vnto my doctryne: Proverbs 22:18 for thou shalt be excellent yf þu kepe it in thine herte, & practise it in thy mouth: Proverbs 22:19 that thou mayest put thy trust in the Lorde. I haue shewed the this daye the thynge þe thou knowest. Proverbs 22:20 Haue not I warned þe very oft with councel & learnyng? Proverbs 22:21 þt I might shew the the truth, and that thou with the verite myghtest answere them that sende vnto the? Proverbs 22:22 Se that thou robbe not þe poore, because he is weake, & oppresse not the simple in iudgment: Proverbs 22:23 for þe Lord him selfe will defende their cause, & do violence vnto them þt haue vsed violence. Proverbs 22:24 Make no frendshype wt an angrye wilfull man, & kepe no company wt þe furious: Proverbs 22:25 lest þu learne his wayes, & receaue hurte in thy soule. Proverbs 22:26 Be not þu one of them that bynde theyr hande vpon promyse, & are suertie for wayghty causes: Proverbs 22:27 for yf þu hast nothyng to paye, they shall take awaye thy bed from vnder the. Proverbs 22:28 Thou shalt not remoue the lande marcke, which thy fore elders haue sett. Proverbs 22:29 Seest þu not, þt they which be diligent in theyr busynes, stande before kynges and not amonge the symple people?