1 A soft answere putteth away wrath: but grieuous wordes stirre vp anger.
2 The tongue of the wise vseth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fooles babbleth out foolishnesse.
3 The eyes of the Lorde in euery place beholde the euill and the good.
4 A wholesome tongue is as a tree of life: but the frowardnes therof is the breaking of ye minde.
5 A foole despiseth his fathers instruction: but he that regardeth correction, is prudent.
6 In the house of the righteous [is] much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
7 The lippes of the wise doe spread abroade knowledge: but ye heart of the foolish doth not so.
8 The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination vnto the Lord: but he loueth him that followeth righteousnes.
10 Correction [is] grievous to him that forsaketh the way: [and] he that hateth reproof shall die.
11 Hell and destruction [are] before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
12 A scorner loueth not him that rebuketh him, neither will he goe vnto the wise.
13 A ioyfull heart maketh a chearefull countenance: but by the sorow of the heart the minde is heauie.
14 The heart of him that hath vnderstanding, seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of the foole is fedde with foolishnes.
15 All the dayes of the afflicted are euill: but a good conscience is a continuall feast.
16 Better is a litle with the feare of the Lord, then great treasure, and trouble therewith.
17 Better is a dinner of greene herbes where loue is, then a stalled oxe and hatred therewith.
18 An angrie man stirreth vp strife: but hee that is slowe to wrath, appeaseth strife.
19 The way of the slothful [man is] as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous [is] made plain.
20 A wise sonne reioyceth the father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
21 Foolishnes is ioy to him that is destitute of vnderstanding: but a man of vnderstanding walketh vprightly.
22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word [spoken] in due season, how good [it is]!
24 The way of life is on high to the prudent, to auoyde from hell beneath.
25 The Lorde will destroye the house of the proude men: but hee will stablish the borders of the widowe.
26 The thoughts of the wicked [are] an abomination to the LORD: but [the words] of the pure [are] pleasant words.
27 He that is greedie of gaine, troubleth his owne house: but he that hateth giftes, shall liue.
28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answere: but the wicked mans mouth babbleth euil thinges.
29 The Lord is farre off from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light of the eyes reioyceth the heart, and a good name maketh the bones fat.
31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
32 Hee that refuseth instruction, despiseth his owne soule: but he that obeyeth correction, getteth vnderstanding.
33 The fear of the LORD [is] the instruction of wisdom; and before honour [is] humility.