Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 14:1 A wise woman vpholdeth her house but a folish wife plucketh it doun Proverbs 14:2 Who so feareth the Lorde, walketh in the ryght path: and regardeth not hym that abhorreth the wayes of the Lord. Proverbs 14:3 In the mouth of the folyshe is the boastynge of lordshyppe, but the lyppes of the wyse wylbe ware of such. Proverbs 14:4 Where no oxen are, ther þe cribbe is empty: but where the oxen labour ther is much frute. Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witnesse will not dyssemble, but a false recorde wyll make a lye. Proverbs 14:6 A scorneful body seketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowlege is easy to come by, vnto him that wyl vnderstand Proverbs 14:7 Se that thou meddle not with a foole, and do as though thou haddest no knowledge. Proverbs 14:8 The wysdome of hym that hath vnderstanding is, to take hede vnto hys way but the folyshnes of the vnwyse disceaueth. Proverbs 14:9 Foles make but a sporte of synne, but ther is fauourable loue amonge the rightuous. Proverbs 14:10 The hert of him that hath vnderstandyng wyll neyther dyspaire for any sorow, ner be to presumptuous for any sodaine ioy. Proverbs 14:11 The houses of the vngodly shalbe ouerthrowne, but þe tabernacles of the rightuous shal florish. Proverbs 14:12 Ther is a waye whiche some men thinke to be ryght, but the ende thereof leadeth vnto death. Proverbs 14:13 The herte is sorowfull euen in a laughter, and the ende of mirth is heuinesse. Proverbs 14:14 An vnfaythful personne shalbe filled wyth hys owne wayes, but a good man wyl beware of suche. Proverbs 14:15 An ignoraunt boddy beleueth all thynges, but who so hath vnderstandyng, loketh well to his goinges. Proverbs 14:16 A wyse man feareth, and departeth from euel, but a foole goeth on presumptuously. Proverbs 14:17 An vnpacient man dealeth folyshly, but he that is well aduysed doth other wayes. Proverbs 14:18 The ignoraunte haue folyshnes in possession, but the wyse are crowned with knowledge. Proverbs 14:19 The euel shal bow hem selues before the good, and the vngodly shall wayte at the dores of the ryghtuous. Proverbs 14:20 The poore is hated euen of his owne neyghbours, but the rich hath many frends. Proverbs 14:21 Who so despyseth his neyghbour, doth amysse: but blessed is he that hath pytye of the poore. Proverbs 14:22 They that ymagyn wyckednes, shall be disapoynted: but they that muse vpon good thinges, vnto suche shall happen mercy and faythfulnesse. Proverbs 14:23 Diligent laboure bringeth ryches, but wher many vayne wordes are, trulye ther is scarcenesse. Proverbs 14:24 Ryches are an ornamente vnto the wyse, but the ignoraunce of fooles is very folyshnesse, Proverbs 14:25 A faythfull wytnesse delyuereth soules, but a lyar disceaueth them, Proverbs 14:26 The feare of the Lord in a strong hold for vnto his he wyl be a sure defence, Proverbs 14:27 The feare of the lorde is a well of lyfe, to auoide the snares of death. Proverbs 14:28 The increase and prosperite of the commens is the Kynges honoure, but the decaye of the people is the confusion of the Prince. Proverbs 14:29 Pacyence is a token of wisdom, but wrath & hasty displasure is a token of folyshnesse. Proverbs 14:30 A merye hert is the life of the bodye, but rancoure consumeth awaye the bones. Proverbs 14:31 He that doeth a poore man wrong, blasphemeth hys maker: but who so hathe pytye of the poore, doeth honoure vnto God, Proverbs 14:32 The vngodlye is afrayed of euery parel, but the ryghtuous hath a good hope euen in death. Proverbs 14:33 Wysdome resteth in the herte of him that hath vnderstandynge, and he wyll teach theym that are vnlearned. Proverbs 14:34 Ryghtuousnes setteth vp the people, vut wickednes bringeth folke to destruccyon. Proverbs 14:35 A dyscrete seruaunt is a pleasure vnto the Kynge, but one þt is not honest prouoketh hym vnto wrath.