Observations of publick government,
Proverbs 29:1 He that is styfnecked, & wyll not be refourmed, shall sodenly be destroyed without eny help. Proverbs 29:2 When the ryghteous haue the ouerhande, the people are in prosperite: but when the vngodly beareth rule, there the people mourne. Proverbs 29:3 Who so loueth wysdome maketh his father a glad man: but he that kepeth company with harlottes, spendeth awaye that he hath. Proverbs 29:4 With true iudgement the kynge setteth vp the lande, but yf he be a man þt oppressith the people with gatheringes, he turneth it vp syde downe. Proverbs 29:5 Who so flatreth hys neyghbour, layeth a nette for his fete. Proverbs 29:6 The synne of þe wicked is his awne snare, but the ryghteous doth syng & reioyse. Proverbs 29:7 The ryghteous considreth þe cause of þe poore: but the vngodly regardeth no vnderstandynge. Proverbs 29:8 Wycked people bringe a cytie in decaye, but wyse men set it vp agayne. Proverbs 29:9 If a wyse man go to lawe wt a foole (whether he deale wt him frendly or roughly) he getteth no rest. Proverbs 29:10 The bloude thyrstie hate the ryghteous: but þe iust seke his soule. Proverbs 29:11 A foole powreth out hys sprete altogether but a wyse man kepeth it in tyll afterwarde. Proverbs 29:12 If a prince delyte in lyes, all his seruauntes are vngodly. Proverbs 29:13 The poore and the lender mete together, & the Lord lyghteneth both theyr eyes. Proverbs 29:14 The seate of the Kynge that faithfully iudgeth the poore, shall continue sure for euermore.
and of private.
Proverbs 29:15 The rodde and correccyon ministre wysdome, but yf a chylde be not loked vnto, he bryngeth his mother to shame. Proverbs 29:16 When the vngodly come vp, wyckednes increaseth: but the ryghteous shall se theyr fall. Proverbs 29:17 Nurtoure thy sonne wt correccion, and thou shalt be at rest, yee, he shall do the good at thyne herte. Proverbs 29:18 When the worde of god is not preached, the people peryshe, but well is hym that kepeth þe lawe. Proverbs 29:19 A seruaunt wyll not be the better for wordes, for though he vnderstande, yet wyll he not regarde them. Proverbs 29:20 Yf thou seest a man þt is hastye to speake vnaduysed, thou mayest trust a foole more then hym. Proverbs 29:21 He that delycately bryngeth vp his seruaunt from a chylde, shall make him hys master at length.
Of anger, pride, thievery, cowardice, and corruption.
Proverbs 29:22 An angry man stereth vp stryfe, and he that beareth euell wyll in his mynde, doth moch euell. Proverbs 29:23 After pryde commeth a fall, but a lowely sprete bringeth greate worshyp. Proverbs 29:24 Who so kepeth company wyth a thefe, hateth his awne soule: he heareth blasphemyes, and telleth it not forth. Proverbs 29:25 He that feareth men, shal haue a fall: but who so putteth hys trust in the Lorde is with out daunger. Proverbs 29:26 Many there be that seke the Princes fauoure, but euery mans iudgement commeth from the Lorde. Proverbs 29:27 The ryghteous abhorreth the vngodly: but as for those that be in the ryght waye, the wycked hate them.