Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 19:1 Better is the poore that lyueth godly then the blasphemer that is but a foole. Proverbs 19:2 Where no discrecion is, ther the soule is not well: and who so is swyft on fote, stombleth hastly, Proverbs 19:3 Folyshuesse maketh a man to go out of his waye, and then is his hert vnpacient agaynst the Lorde. Proverbs 19:4 Ryches make many frendes, but the poore is forsaken of his own frendes. Proverbs 19:5 A false witnesse shall not remayne vnpunished, & he that speaketh lyes shal not escape. Proverbs 19:6 The multitude hangeth vpon great men, and euery man fauoureth him that geueth rewardes. Proverbs 19:7 As for the poore, he is hated amonge all hys brethren: yea, hys owne frendes forsake hym, & he that geueth credence vnto wordes getteth nothyng. Proverbs 19:8 He that is wyse, loueth his owne soule: & who so hath vnderstandynge, shall prospere. Proverbs 19:9 A false witnesse shall not remayne vnpunished, & he þt speaketh lyes shal perish. Proverbs 19:10 Delicate ease becommeth not a foole much more vnsemely is it, a bonde man too haue the rule of princes. Proverbs 19:11 A wyse man putteth of displeasure, & it is his honour to let some fautes passe. Proverbs 19:12 The kynges disfauour is lyke the roaryng of a Lyon, but hys frendship is lyke the dewe vpon the grasse. Proverbs 19:13 An vndiscrete sonne is the heuynes of hys father, & a braulyng wyfe is lyke the top of an house, where thorow it is euer droppyng. Proverbs 19:14 House & ryches maye a man haue by the heritage of hys elders, but a discrete woman is the gifte of the Lord. Proverbs 19:15 Slouthfulnes bringeth slepe, & an ydel soule shall suffer hunger. Proverbs 19:16 Who so kepeth the commaundement, kepeth hys owne soule: but he that regardeth not hys way, shal dye. Proverbs 19:17 He that hath pittie vppon the poore, lendeth vnto the Lord: & loke what he layeth oute, it shalbe payed hym agayn. Proverbs 19:18 Chasten thy sonne whyle there is hope, but let not thy soule be moued to sleye hym. Proverbs 19:19 For great wrath bryngeth harme, therfore let hym go, & so mayest thou teache hym more nurtoure. Proverbs 19:20 O geue eare vnto good counsayll, & be content to be refourmed, that thou mayest be wyse here after. Proverbs 19:21 There are many deuises in a mans hert, neuertheles the counsayll of the Lorde shall stande. Proverbs 19:22 It is a mans worship to do good & better it is to be a poore man, then dissembler. Proverbs 19:23 The feare of the Lord preserueth the life yea, it geueth plenteousnes, without the visitacion of any plage. Proverbs 19:24 A slouthful body shuteth hys hande into hys bosome, so that he cannot put it to his mouth. Proverbs 19:25 If thou smitest a scorneful personne, the ignoraunt shall take better hede: & if thou reprouest one that hath vnderstanding, he will be þe wyser. Proverbs 19:26 He that hurteth hys father or shuteth out his mother, is a shamefull & an vnworthy sonne. Proverbs 19:27 My sonne, heare nomore the doctrine that leadeth the awaye from the wordes of vnderstandyng. Proverbs 19:28 A false witnes laugheth iudgement to scorn & the mouth of the vngodly eateth vp wickednes. Proverbs 19:29 Punishmentes are ordeyned for the scornefull, and strypes for fooles backes.