1 A wise sonne heareth his fathers instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
2 A man shall eate good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soule of the transgressours, shall eate violence.
3 He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life: but hee that openeth wide his lips, shall haue destruction.
4 The soule of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soule of the diligent shall be made fat.
5 A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and commeth to shame.
6 Righteousnesse keepeth him that is vpright in the way: but wickednesse ouerthroweth the sinner.
7 There is that maketh himselfe rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himselfe poore, yet hath great riches.
8 The ransome of a mans life are his riches: but the poore heareth not rebuke.
9 The light of the righteous reioyceth: but the lampe of the wicked shall be put out.
10 Onely by pride commeth contention: but with the well aduised is wisedome.
11 Wealth gotten by vanitie shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour, shall increase.
12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sicke: but when the desire commeth, it is a tree of life.
13 Whoso despiseth the word, shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commaundement, shall be rewarded.
14 The lawe of the wise is a fountaine of life, to depart from the snares of death.
15 Good vnderstanding giueth fauour: but the way of transgressours is hard.
16 Euery prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a foole layeth open his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischiefe: but a faithfull ambassadour is health.
18 Pouerty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproofe, shall be honoured.
19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soule: but it is abomination to fooles to depart from euill.
20 He that walketh with wise men, shall be wise: but a companion of fooles shall be destroyed.
21 Euill pursueth sinners: but to the righteous, good shall be repayd.
22 A good man leaueth an inheritance to his childrens children: and the wealth of the sinner is layd vp for the iust.
23 Much food is in the tillage of the poore: but there is that is destroyed for want of iudgement.
24 He that spareth his rod, hateth his sonne: but he that loueth him, chasteneth him betimes.
25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soule: but the belly of the wicked shall want.