Observations about kings,
Proverbs 25:1 These also are the sayinges of Salomon, which the men of Ezekiah Kynge of Iuda gathered together. Proverbs 25:2 It is þe honour of God to kepe a thing secret, but the kings honour is to serch out a thing Proverbs 25:3 The heauen is hye, the earth is depe, þe kings hert is vnsearcheable. Proverbs 25:4 Take the drosse from the syluer, and ther shalbe a cleane vessel therof. Proverbs 25:5 Take awaye vngodlynes from the king, & his seat shalbe stablished wt ryghtuousnes Proverbs 25:6 Put not forth thy self in the presence of þe king, & prayse not into the place of great men. Proverbs 25:7 Better is it that it be sayde vnto the: come vp hyther, then thou to be set doun in the presence of the prince whom thou seist with thine eyes.
and about avoiding of quarrels, and sundry causes thereof.
Proverbs 25:8 Be not hastye to go to the law, lest happely thou order thy selfe so at the laste, that thy neighbour put the to shame. Proverbs 25:9 Handle thy mater wt thy neyghbour him self, and dyscouer not an other mans secrete: Proverbs 25:10 lest when men heare therof, it turne to thy dishonoure, and lest thine euell name do not ceasse. Proverbs 25:11 A worde speken in due season, is lyke apples of golde in a syluer dish. Proverbs 25:12 The correction of the wise is to an obedient eare, a golden cheine & a Iewel of gold. Proverbs 25:13 Lyke as the wynter coole in the haruest, so is a faithfull messenger to him þt sent him, & refresheth his masters mynd. Proverbs 25:14 Whoso maketh great boasts & geueth nothing, is like cloudes & wind without rain. Proverbs 25:15 With pacience may a prince be pacified, & wt a soft tong may rigoriousnes be broken. Proverbs 25:16 If thou findest hony, eate so much as is sufficient forth lest thou be ouerful, & perbrake it out agayne. Proverbs 25:17 Wythdraw thy fote from thy neighbours house, lest he be wery of the, and so abhor the. Proverbs 25:18 Who so beareth false wytnesse agaynst hys neyghboure, he is a verye speare, a swearde, and a sharpe arowe. Proverbs 25:19 The hope of the vngodlye in tyme of neade, is lyke a rotten toth and a slippery fote. Proverbs 25:20 Who so singeth a song to a wycked her hert, clotheth him wt rags in the cold & poureth vynegar vpon chalke. Proverbs 25:21 If thyne enemy honger, fead him: if he thyrst, geue hym drinke: Proverbs 25:22 for so shalt þu heape coles of fyre vpon his head, and the Lord shal reward the. Proverbs 25:23 The North wind driueth away the raine, euen so doth an earnest sober countenances backbyters tong. Proverbs 25:24 It is better to sit in a corner vnder þe rose, then wt a brauling woman in a wide house Proverbs 25:25 A good reporte out of a farre contre, is like could water to a thirsty soule. Proverbs 25:26 A ryghtuous man falling down before þe vngodlye, is like a troubled wel & a spring þt is destroyed. Proverbs 25:27 Like as it is not good to eate to much hony, euen so he þt wil search out hyghe things, it shalbe to heuy for him. Proverbs 25:28 He þt can not rule him self, is like a city which is broken doune, & hath no walles.