Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 22:1 A good name is more worthe then greate ryches. and louyng fauoure is better then siluer and golde. Proverbs 22:2 Whether ryches or pouerty do mete vs, it commeth al of God. Proverbs 22:3 A wise man seith the plage and hideth him self, but the folysh go on styl and are punished. Proverbs 22:4 The ende of lowlines and þe feare of God, is riches, honour, prosperity and health. Proverbs 22:5 Speres and snares are in the way of the froward, bot he that wyll kepe his soule, let hym fle from such. Proverbs 22:6 If thou teachest a child in his youth what waye he shuld go, he shal not leaue it when he is old Proverbs 22:7 The rich ruleth þe pore, & þe borower is seruant to the lender. Proverbs 22:8 He þt soweth wickednes shal repe sorow, & þe rod of his plage shal destroy him Proverbs 22:9 A louing eie shalbe blessed, for he geueth of his bread vnto þe pore. Proverbs 22:10 Cast out þe scorneful man, & so shal strife go out wt him, yea variance & sclander shal cease. Proverbs 22:11 Who so deliteth to be of a cleane herte and of gracious lyppes, the king shall be his frend. Proverbs 22:12 The eies of the Lord preserue knowledge, but as for þe words of þe despyteful, he bringeth them to naught. Proverbs 22:13 The slouthful body sayeth: ther is a lyon wythoute, I myghte be slayne in the strete. Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of an harlot is a depe pyt, wherein he falleth þt the Lorde is angrye wyth all. Proverbs 22:15 Foolishnes sticketh in þe herte of the lad, but the rod of correccion dryueth it awaye. Proverbs 22:16 Who so doth a pore man wrong to increase his owne riches, geueth (commenly) vnto the rych, & at the last commeth to pouerte him selfe. Proverbs 22:17 My sonne, bow down thine eare, and herken vnto the wordes of wysdome, applye thy mynde vnto my doctryne: Proverbs 22:18 for it is a plesaunt thyng if thou kepe it in thyne hert, and practise it in thy mouth: Proverbs 22:19 that thou mayest alwaye put thy truste in the Lorde. Proverbs 22:20 Haue not I warned the very oft with counsel & lerning? Proverbs 22:21 that I might shew the truth andt that thou with the verity myghtest answere them that lay any thynge agaynst the? Proverbs 22:22 Se that thou robbe not the pore because he is weake, & oppresse not the simple in iudgment: Proverbs 22:23 for the Lorde him selfe wyll defende their cause, and do vyolence vnto them that haue vsed vyolence. Proverbs 22:24 Make no frendship with an angry wilful man, and kepe no company wt the furious: Proverbs 22:25 lest thou learne hys wayes, and receaue hurte vnto thy soule. Proverbs 22:26 Be not thou one of them that bind their hand vpon promyse, and are suerttye: for dett: Proverbs 22:27 for if thou hast nothing to paye, he shall take awaye thy bed from vnder the. Proverbs 22:28 Thou shalte not remoue the lande marke, which thy fore elders haue sette. Proverbs 22:29 Seyst thou nat, that they whyche be diligent in ther busines stand before kinges and not among the simple people?