Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 24:1 Be not thou gelous ouer wycked men, and desyre not to be amonge them. Proverbs 24:2 For ther herte ymagyneth to do hurte, and theyr lyppes talke of myschefe. Proverbs 24:3 Thorow wysdome is an house buyled, and wyth vnderstandynge is it sett vp. Proverbs 24:4 Thorow discrecion shalt the chambers be fylled with all costly and pleasaunt ryches. Proverbs 24:5 A wyse man is euer stronge, yee, a man of vnderstanding encreaseth of strength. Proverbs 24:6 For with discrecyon must warres be taken in hande, & where as are many that can geue councell, there is the victory. Proverbs 24:7 Wysdom is to hye a thinge for a fole, for he darre not open his mouth in the gate. Proverbs 24:8 He that ymagyneth myschefe, maye welbe called an vngracious personne. Proverbs 24:9 The thought of the foolysh is synne, & the scornefull is an abhominacion vnto men. Proverbs 24:10 If thou be ouersene and negligent in tyme of nede, then is thy strength but smal. Proverbs 24:11 Deliuer them þt go vnto death, & are led awaye to be slayne, & be not neglygent therin yf þu be able to do them good. Proverbs 24:12 If þu wilt saye: I knewe not of it. Thinkest thou þt he which made the hertes, doth not considre it? & þt he which regardeth thy soule, seeth it not? Shall not be recompence euery man according to his worckes? Proverbs 24:13 My sonne, þu eatest hony & the swete hony combe, because it is good & swete in thy mouth. Proverbs 24:14 Euen so shall þe knowledge of wysdome be vnto thy soule, assone as þu hast gotten it. And thow shalt haue longe dayes, yee, thy hope shall not be in vayne. Proverbs 24:15 Laye no preuy wayte (o wicked man) vpon the house of the ryghteous & disquiete not his restyng place. Proverbs 24:16 For a iust man falleth seuen tymes, & ryseth vp agayne, but þe vngodly fall into wyckednes. Proverbs 24:17 Reioyce not þu at þe fall of thyne enemye, & lett not thyne herte be glad when he stombleth. Proverbs 24:18 Lest the Lord (when seith it) be angrye, and turne hys wrath from hym vnto the. Proverbs 24:19 Let not thy wrath & gelousy moue the, to folowe the wycked & vngodly. Proverbs 24:20 And why? the wicked shall haue no posterite, and the candle of the vngodly shall be put out. Proverbs 24:21 My sonne, feare þu the Lord & the kynge, & kepe no company wt them þt slyde backe from his feare: Proverbs 24:22 for theyr destruccion shall come sodenly, & who knoweth þe aduersyte þt maye come from them both? Proverbs 24:23 These are also þe sayenges of þe wyse. It is not good, to haue respecte of any persone in iudgement. Proverbs 24:24 He þt sayeth to the vngodly: þu arte ryghteous hym shall the people curse, yee, the comentie shall abhorre him. Proverbs 24:25 But they þt rebuke the vngodly, In them doth God delite, & a ryche blessyng shall come vpon them. Proverbs 24:26 Euery man shall kysse his lyppes, þt geueth a good answere. Proverbs 24:27 Fyrst make vp thy worck þt is without, & loke well vnto þt which þu hast in the felde & then buylde thyne house. Proverbs 24:28 Be no false witnesse agaist thy neyghbour & speake no falshode wt thy lyppes. Proverbs 24:29 Saye not: I will handle him, euen as he hath dealte wt me, & wyll rewarde euery man accordinge to his dedes. Proverbs 24:30 I went by þe felde of þe slouthfull, & by þe vyneiarde of the foolysh man. Proverbs 24:31 And lo, it was all couered wt nettels, & stode full of thystles, & the stone wall was broken downe. Proverbs 24:32 Thys I sawe, & considered it well: I loked vpon it, & toke it for a warnyng. Proverbs 24:33 Yee, slepe on styll a lytle, slombre a lytle, folde thy handes together yet a lytle: Proverbs 24:34 so shall pouerte come vnto the as one that trauayleth by the waye, & necessite lyke a weapened man.