Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 17:1 Better is a dry morsell with quietnes, then a full house and many fat catell with stryfe. Proverbs 17:2 A discrete seruaunt shall haue more rule then the sonnes that haue no wysdom, and shal haue like heritage with the brethren. Proverbs 17:3 Lyke as syluer is tryed in the fyre and golde in the fornace, euen so doeth the Lorde proue the hertes. Proverbs 17:4 A wycked bodye holdeth muche of false lippes, and a dissemblyng personne geueth eare to a dysceatefull tonge. Proverbs 17:5 Who so laugheth the pore to scorne blasphemeth hys maker: & he that is glad of another mans hurt, shall not be vnpunished. Proverbs 17:6 Chylders chyldren are a worshyppe vnto the elders, & the fathers are the honoure of þe children. Proverbs 17:7 An eloquent speach becommeth not a fole, a dissemblyng mouth also besemeth not a prince. Proverbs 17:8 Liberalite is a precyous stone vnto hym þt hath it, for whersoeuer he becometh, he prospereth. Proverbs 17:9 Who so couereth another mans offence seketh loue: but he þt discloseth þe faut setteth frends at variance. Proverbs 17:10 One reprofe only doth more good to him þt hath vnderstandinge then an .C. stripes vnto a fole. Proverbs 17:11 A sedicious personne seketh myschefe, but a cruell messaunger shall be sent against hym. Proverbs 17:12 It were better to come against a shee Bere robbed of her whelpes, then agaynst a fole in his foolyshnes. Proverbs 17:13 Who so rewardeth euell for good, the plage shall not departe frome hys house. Proverbs 17:14 He that soweth discord & strife, is lyke one that dyggeth vp a water broke: but an open enemy is like the water that breaketh out & renneth abroad. Proverbs 17:15 The Lord hateth as wel hym þt iustifyeth the vngodly, as him that condemneth the innocent, Proverbs 17:16 What helpeth it to geue a foole mony in his hand, wher as he hath no mind to bye wysdome? Proverbs 17:17 He is a frende that alway loueth, and in aduersite a man shal know who is hys brother. Proverbs 17:18 Whoso promyseth by the hande, and is suertye: or another, he is a foole. Proverbs 17:19 He that loueth stryfe, delyteth in synne: & who so setteth his dore to hye, seketh after a fall. Proverbs 17:20 Who so hath a frowarde herte obtayneth no good: & he that hath an ouerthwarte tonge, shall fall into myschyefe. Proverbs 17:21 An vnwyse body bringeth him selfe into sorow, and the father of a foole can haue no ioye. Proverbs 17:22 A merye hert maketh a lusty age, but a sorowful mind dryeth vp the bones. Proverbs 17:23 The vngodlye taketh gyftes out of the bosome, to wrest the waies of iudgment. Proverbs 17:24 Wysdome shineth in the face of hym that hath vnderstanding, but the eies of fooles wander thorow out all landes. Proverbs 17:25 An vndiscrete sonne is a grefe vnto his father, & an heuynesse vnto hys mother that bare him Proverbs 17:26 To punish the innocent, and to smite the princes that geue true iudgmente, are both euell. Proverbs 17:27 He is wyse and discrete, that tempereth his wordes: and he is a man of vnderstandinge, that maketh much of his spirite. Proverbs 17:28 Yea a verye foole (when he holdeth his tonge) is counted wyse, and to haue vnderstandinge, when he shutteth his lyppes.