Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 20:1 Wine is a volupteous thynge, & dronckennes causeth sedicion: who so deliteth therin, shal neuer be wyse. Proverbs 20:2 The kyng oughte to be feared as the roarynge of a Lyon, who so prouoketh hym vnto anger, offendeth agaynst hys owne soule. Proverbs 20:3 It is a mans honour to kepe him selfe from stryfe, but they that haue pleasure in braulinge, are fooles euery one. Proverbs 20:4 A slouthfull body will not go to plowe for colde, therefore shall he go a beggynge in Sommer, and haue nothynge. Proverbs 20:5 Wyse counsayll in the herte of man is lyke a water in the depe of the earth, but he þt hathe vnderstanding, bringeth it forth. Proverbs 20:6 Many there be that are called good doers, but whereshal one fynde a true faythful man? Proverbs 20:7 Who so leadeth a godly and an innocent lyfe, happy shal his chyldren be whome he leaueth behynde hym. Proverbs 20:8 A kynge that sitteth in iudgement, and loketh well aboute hym, dryueth awaye all euell. Proverbs 20:9 Who can saye: my herte is cleane, I am innocent from sinne? Proverbs 20:10 To vse two maner of weyghtes, or twoo maner of measures, both these are abhominable vnto the Lorde. Proverbs 20:11 A chylde is knowen by hys conuersacion, whether hys workes be pure & right. Proverbs 20:12 As for the hearing of the eare & the sight of the eye, the Lord hath made them both. Proverbs 20:13 Delyte not thou in slepe, lest thou come vnto pouerte: but open thyne eyes, and thou shalt haue bread ynough. Proverbs 20:14 It is naught, It is naught (say men) when they haue it, but when it is gone, they geue it a good woorde. Proverbs 20:15 A mouth of vnderstanding is more worth then gold, many precious stones, & costly iewels. Proverbs 20:16 Take his garment that is suerty for a straunger, & take a pledge of him for the vnknowen mans sake. Proverbs 20:17 Euery man liketh the bread that is gotten with disceate, but at the laste hys mouth shalbe filled with grauell. Proverbs 20:18 Thorow counsayl the thynges that men deuise go forward: and with discrecion ought warres to be taken in hande. Proverbs 20:19 Medle not with hym that bewrayeth secretes, and is a sclaunderer, and disceaueth with hys lippes. Proverbs 20:20 Whoso curseth hys father and mother, hys lyght shalbe put outin the myddest of darcknesse. Proverbs 20:21 The herytage that commeth to hastely at the fyrste, shall not be praised at the ende. Proverbs 20:22 Saye not thou: I wyll recompence euel, but put thy truste in the Lorde, and he shall defende the. Proverbs 20:23 The Lorde, abhorreth two maner of weyghtes, and a false balaunce is an euell thinge. Proverbs 20:24 The Lorde ordreth euery mans goinges, for what is he that vnderstandeth his owne wayes? Proverbs 20:25 It is a snare for a man to to blaspheme that which is holy, and then to go aboute wyth vowes. Proverbs 20:26 A wyse kynge destroyeth the vngodly, & bringeth the whele ouer them. Proverbs 20:27 The lanterne of þe Lord is the breath of man, and goeth thorow al the inward partes of the body. Proverbs 20:28 Mercy and faithfulnes preserue the kynge, and wyth louyng kyndnes his seate is holden vp. Proverbs 20:29 The strength of yong men is their worship, and a gray head, is an honour vnto the aged. Proverbs 20:30 Woundes dryue away euel, and so do strips the inward partes of the body.