Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 18:1 Who so hath pleasure to sow dyscorde, pyketh a quarel in euery thyng. Proverbs 18:2 A foole hath no delite in understanding, but only in those thynges wherin his herte reioyseth. Proverbs 18:3 Wher vngodlynes is, there is also disdayne: and so there foloweth shame and dishonoure. Proverbs 18:4 The wordes of mans mouth are lyke depe waters, and the well of wysdome is lyke a full streame. Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to a regarde the personne of the vngodly, or to put backe the ryghteous in iudgmente. Proverbs 18:6 A fooles lippes are euer brawling, and his mouth prouoketh vnto battayll. Proverbs 18:7 A fooles mouth is hys owne destruccion and his lippes are the snare for his owne soule. Proverbs 18:8 The words of a sclanderer are very woundes, and go thorow vnto the inmost parts of þe body. Proverbs 18:9 Who so is slouthful & slacke in his laboure, is the brother of him that is a waster. Proverbs 18:10 The name of þe Lord is a strong castel, the righteous flieth vnto it, and shalbe saued. Proverbs 18:11 But þe rich mans goods are his strong hold, yea he taketh them for an hie wall rounde aboute hym. Proverbs 18:12 After pryde commeth destruccion, and honour after lowlines. Proverbs 18:13 He þt geueth sentence in a matter before he heare it, is a foole, & worthy to be confounded. Proverbs 18:14 A good stomacke driueth awaye a mans disease, but when the sptrite is vexed, who may abide it? Proverbs 18:15 A wyse herte laboureth for knowledge, and a prudent eare seketh vnderstanding Proverbs 18:16 Liberalitye bryngeth a man to honoure and worship, and setteth him among great men. Proverbs 18:17 The rightuous accuseth hym selfe firste of al, if his neyghbour come, he shal fynd him. Proverbs 18:18 The lot pacifieth the variaunce, and parteth þe mighty a sunder. Proverbs 18:19 The vnitie of brethren is stronger then a castel, and they that hold together are like the barre of a palayce. Proverbs 18:20 A mans belly shalbe satisfied wyth the fruyte of hys owne mouthe, and wyth the increase of hys lyppes shall he be fylled. Proverbs 18:21 Death & lyfe stand in the power of the tong, he that loueth it shal enioy the frute thereof. Proverbs 18:22 Who so fyndeth a wyfe fyndeth a good thynge, and receyueth an wholsome benefyte of þe Lord. Proverbs 18:23 The poore maketh supplicacyon & prayeth mekelye, but the ryche geueth a rough aunswere. Proverbs 18:24 A frende that delyteth in loue, doeth a man more frenshyppe, and stycketh faster vnto hym then a brother.