Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 12:1 Who so loueth wysdome, wil be content to be refourmed: but he that hateth to be reproued, is a foole. Proverbs 12:2 A good man is acceptable vnto the Lord, but the wicked will he condempne. Proverbs 12:3 A man can not endure in vngodlinesse, but the rote of þe righteous shall not be moued. Proverbs 12:4 A stedfast woman is a croune vnto her husband: but she that behaueth her selfe vnhonestly is a corrupcion in hys bones. Proverbs 12:5 The thoughtes of the righteous are righte, but the ymaginacion of the vngodly are disceatfull. Proverbs 12:6 The talkyng of the vngodlye is howe they maye laye wayte for bloud, but the mouthe of the righteous wyll deliuer them. Proverbs 12:7 Or euer thou canst turne the about, the vngodly shalbe ouerthrowen: but the house of the righteous shall stande. Proverbs 12:8 A man shalbe commended for hys wysdome, but a fole shalbe despised. Proverbs 12:9 A simple man which laboureth & worketh, is better then one that is gorgyous and wanteth bread. Proverbs 12:10 A righteous man regardeth the lyfe of his cattell, but the vngodly haue cruel hertes. Proverbs 12:11 He that tilleth his lande, shal haue plenteousnesse of bread: but he that foloweth ydelnes, is a very foole. Proverbs 12:12 The desyre of the vngodly hunteth after mischief, but the rote of the righteous bryngeth forth frute. Proverbs 12:13 The wicked falleth into the snare thorow the malyce of his own mouth, but the iust shal escape out of parel. Proverbs 12:14 Euery man shall enioye good accordinge to the innocency of his mouth, & after the workes of his handes shal he be rewarded. Proverbs 12:15 Loke what a foole taketh in hande, he thynketh it wel done: but he that is wyse, wil be counsayled. Proverbs 12:16 A foole vttereth his wrath in all the hast, but a discrete man forgeueth wrong. Proverbs 12:17 A iust man wil tel the trueth, & shewe the thynge that is right: but a false witnesse disceyueth. Proverbs 12:18 A sclaunderous personne pricketh like a swerd, but a wise mans tonge is wholsome. Proverbs 12:19 A true mouth is euer constant, but a dissemblyng tonge is soone chaunged. Proverbs 12:20 They that ymagyn euell in their mynde, will disceyue: but the counsaylers of peace shall haue ioy folowing them. Proverbs 12:21 There shall no misfortune happen vnto þe iust but the vngodly shalbe filled with misery. Proverbs 12:22 The Lord abhorreth disceatful lyppes, but they that laboure for trueth please hym. Proverbs 12:23 He that hath vnderstanding, can hyde his wisdome: but an vndiscrete hert telleth oute hys folishnesse. Proverbs 12:24 A diligent hande shal beare rule, but the ydle shalbe vnder tribute. Proverbs 12:25 Heauinesse discorageth the hert of man, but a good worde maketh it glad again. Proverbs 12:26 The righteous is liberall vnto hys neyghbour, but the waye of þe vngodly will disceyue them selfs. Proverbs 12:27 A disceatfull man shall fynde no vauntage, but he that is content with that he hath, is more worthe then golde. Proverbs 12:28 In the waye of righteousnesse there is lyfe, as for any other waye it is the pathe vnto death.