Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 24:1 Be not thou gelous ouer wycked men, and desyre not thou to be among them. Proverbs 24:2 For their herte imagineth to do hurte, and their lippes talke of mischiefe. Proverbs 24:3 Thorow wysdome an house shalbe builded, & wt vnderstandyng shalbe set vp. Proverbs 24:4 Thorow discrecion shal the chambers he fylled wyth al costly & plesant ryches. Proverbs 24:5 A wise man is strong, yea a man of vnderstanding is better then he þt is myghti of strength Proverbs 24:6 For wt discrecion must warres be taken in hand, & wher as are many þu can geue councell, there is the victorye. Proverbs 24:7 Wisdome is an hye thyng, yea euen to the foole for he dar not open his mouth in the gate. Proverbs 24:8 He that Imagyneth myschefe, maye welbe called an vngracious personne. Proverbs 24:9 The thoughte of the folysh is synne, & the scorneful is an abhominacion vnto men. Proverbs 24:10 If þu be ouersene & negligent in tyme of nede, then is thy strength but smale Proverbs 24:11 Delyuer them þt go into death, and are led away to be slayne, & be not negligent therin. Proverbs 24:12 If thou wylt saye: I knewe not of it. Thinkest thou þt he which made the herts, doth not consider it? & þt he which regardeth thy soule, seyth it not? Shall not he recompence euerye man accordynge to his workes? Proverbs 24:13 My sonne, thou eatest hony & the swete hony combe. because it is good & swete in thy mouthe. Proverbs 24:14 Euen so shall the knowledge of wysedome be vnto thy soule, as soone as thou hast gotten it. And there is good hope, yea thy hope shall not be in vanyte. Proverbs 24:15 Laye no preuy waite wyckedly vpon the house of the rightuous, and disquiete not his resting place. Proverbs 24:16 For a iust man falleth seuen tymes, and riseth vp againe, but the vngodly fal into wickednes. Proverbs 24:17 Reioyce not thou at the fall of thyne enemye, and let not thyne herte be glad when he stombleth. Proverbs 24:18 Lest the Lord (when he seyth it) be angrie, & turne hys wrath from him vnto the. Proverbs 24:19 Let not thy wrath and gelosy moue the, to folowe the wycked and vngodlye. Proverbs 24:20 And why? the wycked hath nothyng to hope for, and the candle of the vngodly shal be put oute. Proverbs 24:21 My sonne, feare thou the Lord and the kyng, and kepe no company with the sclaunderous: Proverbs 24:22 for their destruccion shal come sodenly, and who knoweth the far of them both? Proverbs 24:23 These are also the sayenges of the wyse. it is not good, to haue respect ofe any person in iudgment. Proverbs 24:24 He that saieth to the vngodly: thou art rightuous, him shal the people curse yea the comenty shal abhorre hym. Proverbs 24:25 But they that rebuke the vngodly shalbe commended and a ryche blessynge shall come vpon them. Proverbs 24:26 He maketh him selfe to be well loued, that geueth a good answere. Proverbs 24:27 Fyrste make vp thy worke that is wythout, & loke wel vnto that which þu hast in the felde, & then buyld thyne house. Proverbs 24:28 Be no false witnesse against thy neighbour hurte hym not with thy lyppes. Proverbs 24:29 Saye not I wil handle him, euen as he hath delte wt me and wil reward euery man according to his dedes. Proverbs 24:30 I went by the felde of þe slouthful, and by the vineiarde of the feld of the slouthful and by the vyneyeardes of þe folish man. Proverbs 24:31 And lo, it was all couered wyth nettels, and stode ful of thistles. and the stone wall was broken doune. Proverbs 24:32 Thys I saw, and consydered it well I loked vpon it, and toke it for a warnyng. Proverbs 24:33 Yea slepe on styl a lytle, slomber a lytle, fold thyne handes together yet a lytle, Proverbs 24:34 so shal pouertye come vnto the as one that trauayleth by the way, and necessite like a weapened man.