Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 15:1 A soft answere putteth downe displeasure. but frowarde words prouoke vnto anger. Proverbs 15:2 A wise tonge commendeth knowledg, a folysh mouth blabbeth oute no thynge but folyshnesse. Proverbs 15:3 The eyes of the Lord loke on euery place, both vpon the good and badde. Proverbs 15:4 A wholsome tonge is a tree of lyfe but he that abuseth it, hath a broken mynde. Proverbs 15:5 A foole despyseth hys fathers correccyon, but he that taketh hede whan he is reproued shalhaue þe more vnderstandyng. Proverbs 15:6 In the house of the ryghtuous are greate rytches, but in the increase of the vngodlye ther is mysorder. Proverbs 15:7 A wyse mouth poureth out knowledge, but the herte of the folysh doth not so. Proverbs 15:8 The Lorde aborreth the sacryfyce of the vngodlye, but the prayer of the rightuous is acceptable vnto hym. Proverbs 15:9 The waye of the vngodlye is an abhomynacyon vnto the Lorde, but who so foloweth rightuousnesse, hym he loueth. Proverbs 15:10 He that forsaketh the ryghte strete, shalbe sore punyshed: and who so hateth correccyon, falleth into death. Proverbs 15:11 The hell wyth her payne is knowne vnto the Lorde, howe muche more then, the hertes of men? Proverbs 15:12 A scorneful body loueth not one that rebuketh hym, nether wyll he come amonge the wyse. Proverbs 15:13 A mery hert maketh a chearful countinance but an vnquiet mynd maketh it heuy. Proverbs 15:14 A wise hert wil seke after knowledge, but the mouth of foles medleth with folishnesse. Proverbs 15:15 All the dayes of the pore are myserable, but a quyet herte is as a continnual feaste. Proverbs 15:16 Better is a litle with the feare of the Lord then great tresure, for they are not without sorowe. Proverbs 15:17 Better is a messe of potage with loue, then a far oxe wyth euel wyll. Proverbs 15:18 An angry man stereth vp strife, but he that is pacient stilleth discord. Proverbs 15:19 The way of þe slouthful is ful of thornes, but þe strete of the rightuous is wel cleansed. Proverbs 15:20 A wyse son maketh a glad father, but an vndiscrete body shameth hys mother. Proverbs 15:21 A foole reioiseth in folyshe thynges but awyse man loketh wel to hys own goinges. Proverbs 15:22 Vnaduised thoughts shal come to naught but wher as men are þt can geue councel, ther is stedfastnes. Proverbs 15:23 O howe ioyfull a thing is it, a man to geue a conuenyente answere? O how pleasaunt is a word spoken in due season. Proverbs 15:24 The waye of lyfe leadeth vnto heauen, that a man shoulde beware of hell beneth. Proverbs 15:25 The Lord wyl breake downe the house of the proud, but he shal make fast the borders of the widdowe, Proverbs 15:26 The Lorde abhorreth the ymaginacons of þe wycked, but pure wordes are pleasaunt vnto him. Proverbs 15:27 The couetous man roteth vp his owne house, but who so hateth rewardes shall liue. Proverbs 15:28 A ryghtuous man museth in hys mynde howe to do good, but the mynde of the vngodly ymagineth, howe he may do harme, Proverbs 15:29 The Lorde is farre from the vngodly, but he heareth the praier of the rightuous. Proverbs 15:30 Lyke as the clearenesse of the eyes reioiseth the herte so doth a good name fede the bones. Proverbs 15:31 The eare that herkeneth vnto wholsome warnnynge, and enclyneth therto, shal dwell amonge the wyse. Proverbs 15:32 He that refuseth to be refourmed, despyseth his owne soule: but he that submytteth hym selfe to correccyon, is wyse. Proverbs 15:33 The feare of the Lord is þe righte scyence of wysdome, and lowlines goeth before honure.