1 A wise sonne will obey the instruction of his father: but a scorner will heare no rebuke.
2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of [his] mouth: but the soul of the transgressors [shall eat] violence.
3 Hee that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life: but he that openeth his lips, destruction shal be to him.
4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and [hath] nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
5 A righteous man hateth lying wordes: but the wicked causeth slander and shame.
6 Righteousnesse preserueth the vpright of life: but wickednes ouerthroweth the sinner.
7 There is that maketh himselfe riche, and hath nothing, and that maketh himselfe poore, hauing great riches.
8 The ransom of a man's life [is] his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.
9 The light of the righteous reioyceth: but the candle of the wicked shall be put out.
10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised [is] wisdom.
11 Wealth [gotten] by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
12 The hope that is deferred, is the fainting of the heart: but when the desire commeth, it is as a tree of life.
13 Whoever despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
14 The instruction of a wise man is as the welspring of life, to turne away from the snares of death.
15 Good vnderstanding maketh acceptable: but the way of the disobedient is hated.
16 Euery wise man will worke by knowledge: but a foole will spread abroade folly.
17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador [is] health.
18 Pouertie and shame is to him that refuseth instruction: but hee that regardeth correction, shalbe honoured.
19 A desire accomplished deliteth ye soule: but it is an abomination to fooles to depart from euil.
20 He that walketh with wise [men] shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
21 Affliction followeth sinners: but vnto the righteous God will recompense good.
22 A good [man] leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner [is] laid up for the just.
23 Much food [is in] the fallow ground of the poor: but there is [that is] destroyed for lack of judgment.
24 He that spareth his rodde, hateth his sonne: but he that loueth him, chasteneth him betime.
25 The righteous eateth to the contentation of his minde: but the belly of the wicked shall want.