¶ Whoso loveth wisdom, will be content to be reformed: but he that hateth to be reproved, is a fool.
¶ A good man is acceptable unto the LORD: but the wicked will he condemn.
¶ A man can not endure in ungodliness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.
¶ A steadfast woman is a crown unto her husband: but she that behaveth herself unhonestly is a corruption in his bones.
¶ The thoughts of the righteous are right, but the imagination of the ungodly are deceitful.
¶ The talking of the ungodly is how they may lay wait for blood, but the mouth of the righteous will deliver them.
¶ Or ever thou canst turn thee about, the ungodly shall be overthrown: but the house of the righteous shall stond.
¶ A man shall be commended for his wisdom, but a fool shall be despised.
¶ A simple man which laboureth and worketh, is better than one that is gorgeous and wanteth bread.
¶ A righteous man regardeth the life of his cattle, but the ungodly have cruel hearts.
¶ He that tilleth his land, shall have plenteousness of bread: but he that followeth idleness, is a very fool.
¶ The desire of the ungodly hunteth after mischief, but the root of the righteous bringeth forth fruit.
¶ The wicked falleth into the snare thorow the malice of his own mouth, but the just shall escape out of peril.
¶ Every man shall enjoy good according to the innocency of his mouth, and after the works of his hands shall he be rewarded.
¶ Look what a fool taketh in hand, he thinketh it well done: but he that is wise, will be counseled.
¶ A fool uttereth his wrath in all the haste, but a discreet man forgiveth wrong.
¶ A just man will tell the truth, and shew the thing that is right: but a false witness deceiveth.
¶ A scanderlous person pricketh like a sword, but a wise man's tongue is wholesome.
¶ A true mouth is ever constant, but a dissembling tongue is soon changed.
¶ They that imagine evil in their mind, will deceive: but the counselors of peace shall have joy following them.
¶ There shall no misfortune happen unto the just, but the ungodly shall be filled with misery.
¶ The LORD abhoreth deceitful lips, but they that labour for truth please him.
¶ He that hath understanding can hide his wisdom: but an undiscreet heart telleth out his foolishness.
¶ A diligent hand shall bear rule, but the idle shall be under tribute.
¶ Heaviness discourageth the heart of man, but a good word maketh it glad again.
¶ The righteous is liberal unto his neighbour, but the way of the ungodly will deceive themselves.
¶ A deceitful man shall find no vantage, but he that is content with that he hath, is more worth than gold.
¶ In the way of righteousness there is life, as for any other way it is the path unto death.