¶ A wise son will receive his father's warning, but he that is scornful, will not hear when he is reproved.
¶ A good man shall enjoy the fruit of his mouth, but he that hath a froward mind, shall be spoiled.
¶ He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life: but who so speaketh unadvised, findeth harm.
¶ The sluggard would fain have, and can not get his desire: but the soul of the diligent shall have plenty.
¶ A righteous man abhoreth lies, but the ungodly shameth both other and himself.
¶ Righteousness keepeth the innocent in the way, but ungodliness shall overthrow the sinner.
¶ Some men are rich, though they have nothing: again some men are poor having great riches.
¶ With goods every man delivereth his life, and the poor will not be reproved.
¶ The light of the righteous maketh joyful, but the candle of the ungodly shall be put out.
¶ Among the proud there is ever strife, but among those that do all things with advisement, there is wisdom.
¶ Hastily gotten goods are soon spent, but they that be gathered together with the hand, shall increase.
¶ Long tarring for a thing that is deferred, grieveth the heart: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
¶ Whoso despiseth the word, destroyeth himself: but he that feareth the commandment shall have peace.
¶ The law is a well of life unto the wise, that it may keep him from the snares of death.
¶ Good understanding giveth favour, but hard is the way of the despisers.
¶ A wise man doth all things with discretion, but a fool will declare his folly.
¶ An ungodly messenger bringeth mischief, but a faithful ambassador is wholesome.
¶ He that thinketh scorn to be reformed, cometh to poverty and shame: but who so receiveth correction, shall come to honour.
¶ When a desire is brought to pass, it delighteth the soul: but fools abhor him that eschewth evil.
¶ He that goeth in the company of wise men, shall be wise: but who so is a companion of fools shall be hurt.
¶ Mischief followeth upon sinners, but the righteous shall have a good reward.
¶ Which their children's children shall have in possession, for the riches of the sinner is laid up for the just.
¶ There is plenteousness of food in the fields of the poor, and shall be increased out of measure.
¶ He that spareth the rod, hateth his son: but who so loveth him, holdeth him ever in nurture.
¶ The righteous eateth, and is satisfied, but the belly of the ungodly hath never enough.