1 A wise sonne maketh a glad father: but a foolish sonne is an heauines to his mother.
2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.
3 The LORD will not allow the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
4 A slouthfull hand maketh poore: but the hand of the diligent maketh riche.
5 He that gathereth in sommer, is the sonne of wisdome: but he that sleepeth in haruest, is the sonne of confusion.
6 Blessings [are] upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
7 The memory of the just [is] blessed: but the name of the wicked shall perish.
8 The wise in heart will receiue commandements: but the foolish in talke shalbe beaten.
9 He that walketh vprightly, walketh boldely: but he that peruerteth his wayes, shalbe knowen.
10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
11 The mouth of a righteous man is a welspring of life: but iniquitie couereth the mouth of the wicked.
12 Hatred stirreth vp contentions: but loue couereth all trespasses.
13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod [is] for the back of him that is void of understanding.
14 Wise men lay vp knowledge: but ye mouth of the foole is a present destruction.
15 The rich man's wealth [is] his strong city: the destruction of the poor [is] their poverty.
16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: but the reuenues of the wicked to sinne.
17 He that regardeth instruction, is in the way of life: but he that refuseth correction, goeth out of the way.
18 He that dissembleth hatred with lying lips, and he that inuenteth slaunder, is a foole.
19 In many wordes there cannot want iniquitie: but he that refrayneth his lippes, is wise.
20 The tongue of the iust man is as fined siluer: but the heart of the wicked is litle worth.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for lack of wisdom.
22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
23 It is as a pastime to a foole to doe wickedly: but wisedome is vnderstanding to a man.
24 That which the wicked feareth, shal come vpon him: but God wil graunt the desire of the righteous.
25 As the whirlewinde passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is as an euerlasting foundation.
26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so [is] the sluggard to them that send him.
27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
28 The patient abiding of the righteous shal be gladnesse: but the hope of the wicked shall perish.
29 The way of the Lord is strength to the vpright man: but feare shall be for the workers of iniquitie.
30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
31 The mouth of the iust shall be fruitfull in wisdome: but the tongue of the froward shall be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous knowe what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh froward things.