¶ Wine is a voluptuous thing, and drunkenness causes sedition: whoso delighteth therein, shall never be wise.
¶ The king ought to be feared as the roaring of a lion, whoso provoketh him unto anger, offendeth against his own soul.
¶ It is a man's honour to keep himself from strife, but they that have pleasure in brawling, are fools every one.
¶ A slothful body will not go to plow for cold, therefore shall he go a begging in Summer and have nothing.
¶ Wise counsel in the heart of man is like a water in the deep of the earth, but he that hath understanding bringeth it forth.
¶ Many there be that are called good doers, but where shall one find a true faithful man?
¶ Who so leadeth a godly and an innocent life, happy shall his children be whom he leaveth behind him.
¶ A king that sitteth in judgment, and looketh well about him, driveth away all evil.
¶ Who can say: my heart is clean, I am innocent from sin?
¶ To use two manner of weights, or two manner of measures, both these are abominable unto the LORD.
¶ A child is known by his conversation, whether his works be pure and right.
¶ As for the hearing of the ear and the sight of the eye, the LORD hath made them both.
¶ Delight not thou in sleep, lest thou come to poverty: but open thine eyes, and thou shalt have bread enough.
¶ It is naught; It is naught, (say men) when they have it, but when it is gone, they give it a good word.
¶ A mouth of understanding is more worth than gold, many precious stones, and costly Iewels.
¶ Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for the unknown man's sake.
¶ Every man liketh the bread that is gotten in deceit, but at the last his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
¶ Thorow counsel the things that men devise go forward: and with discretion ought wars to be taken in hand.
¶ Meddle not with him that bewrayeth secrets, and is a slanderer, and deceiveth with his lips.
¶ Who so curseth his father and mother, his light shall be put out in the middest of darkness.
¶ The heritage that cometh too hastily at the first, shall not be praised at the end.
¶ Say not thou: I will recompense evil, but put thy trust in the LORD, and he shall defend thee.
¶ The LORD abhoreth two manner of weights, and a false balance is an evil thing.
¶ The LORD ordereth every man's goings, for what is he, that understandeth his own way?
¶ It is a snare for a man to blaspheme that which is holy, and then to go about with vows.
¶ A wise king destroyeth the ungodly, and bringeth the wheel over them.
¶ The lantern of the LORD is the breath of man, and goeth thorow all the inward parts of the body.
¶ Mercy and faithfulness preserve the king, and with loving kindness his seat is holden up.
¶ The strength of young men is their worship, and a grey head, is an honour unto the aged.
¶ Wounds drive away evil, and so do stripes the inward parts of the body.