Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 23:1 When thou syttest at the table to eate with a lorde, order thy selfe manerly with the thinges that are set before þe. Proverbs 23:2 Measure thine appetite: and if thou wilt rule thyne owne selfe, Proverbs 23:3 be not ouer gredye of his meate, for meate begyleth and disceaueth Proverbs 23:4 Take not ouer greate trauayle and labour to be ryche, beware of suche a purpose. Proverbs 23:5 Why wylt thou set thyne eie vpon the thing, which sodenly vanysheth awaye? For ryches make them selues wynges, & take their flight lyke an Aegle into the ayre. Proverbs 23:6 Eat not þu wt the enuious, & desire not his meat, Proverbs 23:7 for he hath a meruelus hert. He saith vnto the: eate & drinke as wher, as his hert is not wt þe. Proverbs 23:8 Yea, þe morsels þt thou hast eaten shalt þu perbrake, & lese those swete wordes. Proverbs 23:9 Tel nothyng into the eares of a fole, for he wyll despise the wysdome of thy wordes. Proverbs 23:10 Remoue not the olde lande marke, and come not within the feld of the fatherles Proverbs 23:11 For he that delyuereth them is myghty, euen he shall defend their cause agaynste the. Proverbs 23:12 Applie thine herte vnto learning, and thine eare to þe words of knowledge. Proverbs 23:13 With holde not correction from the childe, for if thou beatest him with the rodde, he shall not dye thereof. Proverbs 23:14 Thou smitest him with the rod. but thou deliuerest his soule from hel. Proverbs 23:15 My son, if thy herte receaue wysdome, my herte also shal reioyce Proverbs 23:16 yea my reines shalbe very gladde, if thy lyppes speake the thynge that is ryght. Proverbs 23:17 Let not thine herte be gelous to folowe synners, but kepe the styl in the feare of the Lord al the daye long: Proverbs 23:18 for the ende is not yet come & thy pacient abydyng shal not be in vaine. Proverbs 23:19 My sone, geue eare and be wise, so shal thine herte prospere in the way. Proverbs 23:20 Kepe no company with wine bybbers & ryotous eaters of flesh Proverbs 23:21 for such as be dronkards & riotous shal come to pouerte, & he þt is geuen to much slepe shall go wt a ragged cote. Proverbs 23:22 Geue eare vnto thy father þt begat þe, & despise not thy mother when she is olde. Proverbs 23:23 Labour for to get þe truth: sell not away wisdome, nurtour and vnderstanding Proverbs 23:24 (for a rightuous father is maruelous glad of a wyse son, and deliteth in him) Proverbs 23:25 so shal thy father be glad, & thy mother þt bare the shal reioyse. Proverbs 23:26 My sonne, geue thyne hert, & let thyne eies haue pleasure in my wayes. Proverbs 23:27 For an whore is a depe graue, and an harlot is a narow pyt. Proverbs 23:28 She lurketh lyke a thefe, and those þt be not aware she bryngeth vnto her. Proverbs 23:29 Wher is wo? wher is sorow? where is strife? where is brauling? wher are wounds without cause? wher be reed eies? Proverbs 23:30 Euen among those that be euer at the wyne, and seke out where the best is. Proverbs 23:31 Loke not thou vpon the wyne, how redde it is, & what a coloure it geueth in the glasse Proverbs 23:32 It goeth downe softly, but at the laste it byteth lyke a serpent, & styngeth, as an Adder. Proverbs 23:33 So shall thyne eyes loke vnto straunge wemen, and thyne herte shal muse vpon froward thyngs. Proverbs 23:34 Yea thou shalt be as thoughe thou sleptest in the middest of þt sea, or vpon þe toppe of the mast. Proverbs 23:35 They wounded me (shalte thou say) but it hath not hurte me, they smote me, but I felt it not. When I am well wakened, I will go to the dryncke agayne.