¶ A wise woman upholdeth her house, but a foolish wife plucketh it down.
¶ Who so feareth the LORD, walketh in the right path: and regardeth not him that abhorreth the ways of the LORD.
¶ In the mouth of the foolish is the boasting of lordship, but the lips of the wise will be ware of such.
¶ Where no oxen are, there the crib is empty: but where the oxen labour there is much fruit.
¶ A faithful witness will not dissemble, but a false record will make a lie.
¶ A scornful body seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy to come by, unto him that will understand.
¶ See that thou meddle not with a fool, and do as though thou hadst no knowledge.
¶ The wisdom of him that hath understanding is, to take heed unto his way, but the foolishness of the unwise deceiveth.
¶ Fools make but a sport of sin, but there is favourable love among the righteous.
¶ The heart of him that hath understanding will neither despair for any sorrow, nor be too presumptuous for any sudden joy.
¶ The houses of the ungodly shall be overthrown, but the tabernacles of the righteous shall flourish.
¶ There is a way which some men think to be right, but the end thereof leadeth unto death.
¶ The heart is sorrowful even in laughter, and the end of mirth is heaviness.
¶ An unfaithful person shall be filled with his own ways, but a good man will beware of such.
¶ An ignorant body believeth all things, but who so hath understanding, looketh well to his goings.
¶ A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil, but a fool goeth on presumptuously.
¶ An unpatient man handleth foolishly, but he that is well advised, doth other ways.
¶ The ignorant have foolishness in possession, but the wise are crowned with knowledge.
¶ The evil shall bow themselves before the good, and the ungodly shall wait at the doors of the righteous.
¶ The poor is hated even of his own neighbours, but the rich hath many friends.
¶ Who so despiseth his neighbour, doth amiss: but blessed is he that hath pity of the poor.
¶ They that imagine wickedness, shall be disappointed: but they that muse upon good things, unto such shall happen mercy and faithfulness.
¶ Diligent labour bringeth riches, but where many vain words are, truly there is scarceness.
¶ Riches are an ornament unto the wise, but the ignorance of fools is very foolishness.
¶ A faithful witness delivereth souls, but a liar deceiveth them.
¶ The fear of the LORD is a stronghold, for unto his he will be a sure defense. The fear of the LORD is a well of life, to avoid the snares of death.
¶ The increase and prosperity of the commons is the king's honour, but the decay of the people is the confusion of the prince.
¶ Patience is a token of wisdom, but wrath and hasty displeasure is a token of foolishness.
¶ A merry heart is the life of the body, but rancor consumeth away the bones.
¶ He that doth a poor man wrong, blasphemeth his maker: but who so hath pity of the poor, doth honour unto God.
¶ The ungodly is afraid of every peril, but the righteous hath a good hope even in death.
¶ Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding, and he will teach them that are unlearned.
¶ Righteousness setteth up the people, but wickedness bringeth folk to destruction.
¶ A discreet servant is a pleasure unto the king, but one that is not honest provoketh him unto wrath.