1 Whoso loueth instruction, loueth knowledge: but he that hateth reproofe, is brutish.
2 A good man obtaineth fauour of the Lord: but a man of wicked deuices will he condemne.
3 A man shall not bee established by wickednesse: but the roote of the righteous shall not be mooued.
4 A vertuous woman is a crowne to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed, is as rottennesse in his bones.
5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
6 The words of the wicked are to lie in waite for blood: but the mouth of the vpright shall deliuer them.
7 The wicked are ouerthrowen, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.
8 A man shall be commended according to his wisedome: but hee that is of a peruerse heart, shall be despised.
9 Hee that is despised and hath a seruant, is better then he that honoureth himselfe, and lacketh bread.
10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruell.
11 Hee that tilleth his land, shall bee satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vaine persons, is void of vnderstanding.
12 The wicked desireth the net of euill men: but the roote of the righteous yeeldeth fruit.
13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lippes: but the iust shall come out of trouble.
14 A man shall bee satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the recompence of a mans hands shall bee rendred vnto him.
15 The way of a foole is right in his owne eyes: but he that hearkeneth vnto counsell, is wise.
16 A fooles wrath is presently knowen: but a prudent man couereth shame.
17 He that speaketh trueth, sheweth foorth righteousnesse: but a false witnesse, deceit.
18 There is that speaketh like the pearcings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
19 The lippe of trueth shall bee established for euer: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine euill: but to the counsellours of peace, is ioy.
21 There shall no euill happen to the iust: but the wicked shall bee filled with mischiefe.
22 Lying lippes are abomination to the Lord: but they that deale truely, are his delight.
23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fooles proclaimeth foolishnesse.
24 The hand of the diligent shall beare rule: but the slouthfull shall bee vnder tribute.
25 Heauinesse in the heart of man maketh it stoope: but a good word maketh it glad.
26 The righteous is more excellent then his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.
27 The slouthfull man rosteth not that which he tooke in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
28 In the way of righteousnesse is life, and in the path-way thereof there is no death.