1 The Prouerbes of Solomon: A wise sonne maketh a glad father: but a foolish sonne is the heauinesse of his mother.
2 Treasures of wickednesse profit nothing: but righteousnes deliuereth from death.
3 The Lord will not suffer the soule of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
4 Hee becommeth poore that dealeth with a slacke hand: but the hand of the diligent, maketh rich.
5 Hee that gathereth in Summer, is a wise sonne: but hee that sleepeth in haruest, is a sonne that causeth shame.
6 Blessings are vpon the head of the iust: but violence couereth the mouth of the wicked.
7 The memorie of the iust is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
8 The wise in heart will receiue commaundements: but a prating foole shall fall.
9 He that walketh vprightly, walketh surely: but he that peruerteth his wayes, shalbe knowen.
10 Hee that winketh with the eye, causeth sorrow: but a prating foole shall fall.
11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence couereth the mouth of the wicked.
12 Hatred stirreth vp strifes: but loue couereth all sinnes.
13 In the lips of him that hath vnderstanding, wisedome is found: but a rod is for the backe of him that is voyd of vnderstanding.
14 Wise men lay vp knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is neere destruction.
15 The rich mans wealth is his strong citie: the destruction of the poore is their pouertie.
16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruite of the wicked to sinne.
17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but hee that refuseth reproofe, erreth.
18 Hee that hideth hatred with lying lippes, and he that vttereth a slander, is a foole.
19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sinne: but he that refraineth his lippes, is wise.
20 The tongue of the iust is as choise siluer: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
21 The lippes of the righteous feed many: but fooles die for want of wisedome.
22 The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and hee addeth no sorrow with it.
23 It is as a sport to a foole to doe mischiefe: but a man of vnderstanding hath wisedome.
24 The feare of the wicked, it shall come vpon him: but the desire of the righteous shalbe granted.
25 As the whirlewinde passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an euerlasting foundation.
26 As vineger to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
27 The feare of the Lord prolongeth dayes: but the yeeres of the wicked shalbe shortened.
28 The hope of the righteous shall bee gladnesse: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
29 The way of the Lord is strength to the vpright: but destruction shall bee to the workers of iniquitie.
30 The righteous shall neuer bee remooued: but the wicked shall not inhabite the earth.
31 The mouth of the iust bringeth foorth wisedome: but the froward tongue shalbe cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardnesse.