The fear of the Lord is the
right science of wisdom, and lowliness goeth before honor.
* A man may well purpose a thing in his heart, but the answer
of the tongue cometh from the Lord.
A man thinketh all his ways to be clean, but it is the Lord
that fashioneth minds.
Commit thy works unto the Lord, and look what thou devisest,
it shall prosper.
The Lord doeth all things for his own sake, yee and when he
keepeth the ungodly for the day of wrath.
The Lord abhorreth all presumptuous and proud hearts, there
may neither strength ner power escape.
With loving mercy and faithfulness sins be forgiven, and who
so searcheth the Lord eschueth evil.
When a mans ways please the Lord, he maketh his very enemies
to be his friends.
Better is it to have a little thing with righteousness, than
great rents wrongfully gotten.
A man deviseth a way in his heart, but it is the Lord that
ordereth his goings.
When the prophecy is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall
not go wrong in judgement.
A true measure and a true balance are the Lords, he maketh all
It is an great abomination when kings are wicked, for a kings
seat should be holden up with righteousness.
Righteous lips are pleasant unto kings, and they love him that
speaketh the truth.
The king displeasure is a messenger of death, but a wise man
will pacify him.
The cheerful countenance of the king is life, and his loving
favor is as the evening dew.
To have wisdom in possession is better than gold, and to get
understanding is more worth than silver.
The path for the righteous eschueth evil, and who so looketh
well to his ways keepeth his own soul.
Presumptuousness goeth before destruction, and after a proud
stomach there followeth a fall.
Better it is to be of humble mind with the lowly, than to
divide the spoils with the proud.
He that handleth a matter wisely, obtaineth good: and blessed
is he , that putteth his trust in the Lord.
Who so hath a wise understanding is called to counsel: but he
that can speak fair getteth more riches.
Understanding is a well of life unto him that hath it, as for
the chastening of fools, it is but foolishness.
The heart of the wise enformeth his mouth, and amendeth the
doctrine in his lips.
Fair words are an honeycomb, a refreshing of the mind, and
health of the bones.
There is a way that men think to be right, but the end thereof
leadeth unto death.
A troublous soul disquieteth herself, for her own mouth hath
brought her thereto.
An ungodly person stirreth up evil, and in his lips he is as
an hot burning fire.
A froward body causeth strife, and he that is a babble of his
tongue, maketh division among Princes.
A wicked man beguileth his neighbor, and leadeth him the way
that is not good.
He that winketh with his eyes, imagineth mischief: and he that
biteth his lips, will do some harm.
Age is a crown of worship, if it be found in the way of
A patient man is better than one strong: and he that can rule
himself, is more worth than he that winneth a city.
The lots are cast into the lap, but their fall standeth before
* That is, no will of man can come to good purpose, without the help
of God. MN
Better is a dry morsel with
quietness, than a full house and many fat cattle with strife.
A discreet servant shall have more rule than the sons that
have no wisdom, and shall have like heritage with the brethren.
Like as silver is tried in the fire and gold in the furnace,
even so doth the Lord prove the hearts.
A wicked body holdeth much of false lips, and a disassembling
person giveth ear to a disceitful tongue.
Whoso laugheth the poor to scorn, blasphemeth his maker: and
he that is glad of another mans hurt, shall not be unpunished.
Childrens children are a worship unto the elders, and the
fathers are the honor of the children.
An eloquent speech becometh not a fool, a disassembling mouth
also becometh not a Prince.
Liberality is as a precious stone unto him that hath it, for
wheresoever he becometh, he prospereth.
Who so covereth another mans offense, seeketh love: but he
that discloseth the fault, setteth friends at variance.
One reproof only doeth more good to that hath understanding,
than an hundred stripes into a fool.
A *sedicious person seeketh mischief, but a cruel messenger
shall be sent against him.
It were better to come against a she bear robbed of her
whelps, then against a fool in his foolishness.
Whoso rewardeth evil for good, the plague shall not depart
from his house.
He that soweth discord and strife, is like one that diggeth up
a water brook: but an open enemy is like the water that breaketh out
and runneth abroad.
The Lord hateth as well him that justifieth the ungodly, as
him that condemeth the innocent.
What helpeth it to give a fool money in his hand, where as he
hath no mind to buy wisdom?
He is a friend that always loveth, and in adversity a man
shall know who is his brother.
Whom so promiseth by the hand, and is surety for another, he
is a fool.
He that loveth strife, delighteth in sin: and he that setteth
his door to high, seeketh after a fall.
Who so hath a froward heart obtaineth no good: and he that
hath an *overthwart tongue, shall fall into mischief.
An unwise body bringeth himself in to sorrow, and the father
of a fool can have no joy.
A merry heart maketh a lusty age, but a sorrowful mind drieth
up the bones.
The ungodly taketh gifts out of the bosom, to *wreste the ways
Wisdom shineth in the face of him that hath understanding,
but the eyes of fools wander throughout all lands.
An undiscreet son is a grief unto his father, and an heaviness
unto his mother that bare him.
To punish the innocent, an to smite the Princes that give true
judgement, are both evil.
He is wise and discreet that tempereth his words: and he is a
man of understanding, that maketh much of his spirit.
Yee a very fool ( when he holdeth his tongue ) is counted
wise, and to have understanding, when he shutteth his lips.
* sedition = disloyalty, treachery, labored strife, promotes
rebellion (against godly ways) RN *overthwart = to impede, obstruct,
prevent, frustrate. *wreste = from wrest meaning; to distort or
twist the nature or meaning of .
Who so hath
pleasure to sow discord, speaketh a quarrel in every thing.
A fool hath no delight in understanding, but only in those
things that his heart rejoiceth.
Where ungodliness is, there is also disdain: and so there
followeth shame and dishonor.
The words of a mans mouth are like deep waters, and the well
of wisdom is like a full stream.
It is not good to regard the person of the ungodly, or to put
back the righteous in judgment.
A fools lips are ever brawling, and his mouth provoketh unto
A fools mouth is his own destruction, and his lips are the
snare for his own soul.
The words of a sclanderer are very wounds, and go through unto
the innermost parts of the body.
Who so is slothful and slack in his labor, is the brother of
him that is a waster.
The name of the Lord is a strong castle, the righteous flyeth
unto it, and shall be saved.
But the rich mans goods are his stronghold, yee he taketh them
for an high wall around about him.
After pride cometh destruction, and honor after lowliness.
He that giveth sentence in a matter before he hear it, is a
fool, and worthy to be confounded.
A good stomach driveth away a mans disease, but when the
spirit is vexed, who may abide it.
A wise heart laboreth for knowledge, and a prudent ear seeketh
Liberality bringeth a man to honor and worship, and setteth
him among great men.
The righteous accuseth himself first of all, if his neighbor
come, he shall find him.
The lot pacifieth the variance, and parteth the mighty
The unity of brethren is stronger than a castle, and they that
hold together are like the bar of a palace.
A mans belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his own
mouth, and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Death and life stand in the power of the tongue, he that
loveth, it shall enjoy the fruit thereof.
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and receiveth an
wholesome benefit of the Lord.
The poor maketh supplication and prayeth meekly, but the rich
giveth a rough answer.
A friend that delighteth in love, doth a man more friendship,
and sticketh faster unto him than a brother.
Better is the poor that liveth
godly, than is the blasphemer that is but a fool.
Where no discretion is, there the soul is not well: and who so
is swift of foot, stumbleth hastily.
Foolishness maketh a man to go out of his way, and then is his
heart unpatient against the Lord.
Riches make many friends, but the poor is forsaken of his own
A false witness shall not remain unpunished, and he that
speaketh lies shall not escape.
The multitude hangeth upon great men, and every man favoreth
him that giveth rewards.
As for the poor, he is hated among all his brethren: yee his
own friends forsake him, and he that giveth credence unto words,
He that is wise loveth his own soul: and who so hath
understanding, shall prosper.
A false witness shall not remain unpunished, and he that
speaketh lies shall perish.
Delicate ease becometh not a fool, much more unseemly is it, a
bond man to have rule of princes.
A wise man putteth off displeasure, and it is his honor to let
some faults pass.
The kings dishonor is like the roaring of a Lion, but his
friendship is like the dew upon the grass.
An undiscreet son is the heaviness of his father, and a *brauling
wife is like the top of an house, where through it is ever dropping.
House and riches may a man have by the heritage of his elders,
but a discreet woman is a gift of the Lord.
Slothfulness bringeth sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer
Who so keepeth the commandment, keepeth his own soul: but he
that regardeth not his way, shall die.
He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord: and
look what he layeth out, it shall be paid him again.
Chasten thy son while there is hope, but let not thy soul be
moved to slay him.
For great wrath bringeth harm, therefore let him go, and so
mayest thou teach him more nurture.
O' give ear unto good counsel, and be content to be reformed,
that thou mayest be wise here after.
There are many devices in a mans heart, nevertheless the
counsel of the Lord shall stand.
It is a mans worship to do good, and better is it to be a poor
man, than a dissembler.
The fear of the Lord preserveth life, yee it giveth
plenteousness, without the visitation of any plague.
A slothful body shooteth his hand into his bosom, so that he
can not put it to his mouth.
If thou smitest a scornful person, the ignorant shall take
better heed: and if thou reproveth one that hath understanding, he
will be the wiser.
He that hurteth his father or shuteth out his mother, is a
shameful and unworthy son.
My son heareth no more the doctrine that leadeth thee away
from the words of understanding.
A false witness laugheth judgement to scorn, and the mouth of
the ungodly eateth up wickedness.
Punishments are ordered for the scornful, and stripes for the
*from brawling, loud, quarrelsome
Wine is a *voluptuous thing, and
drunkenness causes *sedition: whoso delighteth therin, shall never
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 mans honor 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 the 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 and faithful man?
Who so leadeth a godly and 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 manners of weights, or two manners 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 Jewels.
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a
pledge of him for the unknown mans sake.
Every man liketh the bread that is gotten in deceit, but at
the last his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
Through counsel the things that men devise go forward: and
with discretion ought wars to be taken in hand.
Meddle not with him that *bewrayeth secretes, and is a
sclanderer, and deceiveth with his lips.
Who so curseth his father and mother, his light shall be put
out in the midst of darkness.
The heritage that cometh to hasty at first, shall not be
praised in 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 an false balance
is an evil thing.
For the Lord ordereth every mans 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
The lantern of the Lord is the breath of man, and goeth
through 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 honor unto the aged.
Wounds drive away evil, and so do stripes the inward parts of
*voluptuous = provocative. sedition = disloyalty, treachery, labored
* bewray = to disclose, betray, or accuse.
The kings heart is in the hand
of the Lord, like as are the rivers of water: he may turneth it
whither soever he will.
Every man thinketh his own way to be right, but the Lord
judgeth the hearts.
To do righteousness and judgment is more acceptable to
the Lord than sacrifice.
An presumptuous look, and a proud stomach, and the lantern of
the ungodly, is sin. See previous lantern of the Lord
The devices of one that is diligent, bring
plenteousness: but he that is unadvised, cometh to poverty.
Who so hordeth up treasures with the deceitfulness of
his tongue, is a fool, and like unto them that seek their own death.
The robberies of the ungodly shall be their own
destruction, for they would not do the thing that was right.
The ways of the froward is strange, but the works of him
that is clean, are right.
It is better to dwell in a corner under the housetop,
than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
The soul of the ungodly wisheth evil, and hath no pity
upon his neighbor.
When the scornful is punished, the ignorant take the better
heed: and when a wise man is warned, he will receive the more
The righteous enformeth the house of the ungodly, but
the ungodly go on still after their own wickedness.
Whoso stoppeth his ear at the crying of the poor, he
shall cry himself and not be heard.
A privy reward pacifieth displeasure, and a gift in the
bosom stilleth furriousness.
The just delighteth in doing the thing that is right, but the
workers of wickedness abhor the same.
The man that wandereth out of the way of wisdom, shall
remain in the congregation of the dead.
He that hath pleasure in *bankettes, shall be a poor
man: Who so delighteth in wine and delicates, shall not be rich.
The ungodly shall be given for the righteous, and the
wicked for the just.
It is better to dwell in a wilderness, than with a
chiding and an angry woman.
In a wise mans house there is great treasure and
plenteousness, but a foolish body spendeth up all.
Who so followeth righteousness and mercy, findeth both
life, righteousness, and honor.
A wise man winneth the city of the mighty, and as for
the strength that they trust in, he bringeth it down.
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, the same keepeth
his soul from troubles.
He that is proud and presumptuous, is called a scornful
man, which in wrath dare work maliciously.
The voluptuousness of the slothful is his own death, for
his hands will not labor.
He coveteth and desireth all the day long, but the righteous
is always giving and keepeth nothing back.
The sacrifice of the ungodly is abomination, for they
offer the thing that is gotten in wickedness.
A false witness shall perish, but he that will be
content to hear, shall always have power to speak himself.
A ungodly man goeth forth rashly, but the just reformeth
his own way.
There is no wisdom, there is no understanding, there is
no counsel against the Lord.
The horse is prepared against the day of battle, but the Lord
*bankettes (banquets), bankettes = this is most likely banquets. RN
A good name is
more worth than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver
Whether riches or poverty do meet us, it cometh all of
A wise man seeth the plague and hideth himself, but the
foolish go on still and are punished.
The end of lowliness and the fear of God, is riches
honor, prosperity and health.
Spears and snares are in the way of the froward, but he
that will keep his soul, let him flee from such.
If thou teacheth a child in his youth what way he should go,
he shall not leave it when he is old.
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is
servant to the lender.
He that soweth wickedness shall reap sorrow, and the rod
of his plague shall destroy him.
A loving eye shall be blessed, for he giveth of his
bread unto the poor.
Cast out the scornful man, and so shall strife go out
with him, yee variance and sclander shall cease.
Who so delighteth to be of a clean heart and of gracious
lips, the king shall be his friend.
The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge, but as for the
words of the despiteful, he bringeth them to naught.
The slothful body sayeth: There is a lion without, I
might be slain in the street.
The mouth of an harlot is a open pit, wherein he falleth
that the Lord is angry withal.
Foolishness sticketh in the heart of the lad, but the
rod of correction driveth it away.
Who so doeth a poor man wrong to increase his own
riches, giveth (commonly) unto the rich, and at the last cometh to
My son bow down thine ear, and harken unto the words of
wisdom, apply thine mind unto my doctrine: for it is a pleasant
thing if thou keep it in thine heart, and practice it in thy mouth:
that thou mayest always put thy trust in the Lord.
Have not I warned thee very often with the counsel of
That I might show thee the truth and that thou with verity
mightest answer them that lay anything against thee?
See that thou rob not the poor because he is weak, and
oppress not the simple in judgement: for the Lord himself will
defend their cause, and do violence unto them that have used
Make no friendship with an angry willful man, and keep
no company with the furious: lest thou learn his ways, and receive
hurt unto thy soul.
Be not thou one of them that bind their hand upon
promise, and are surety for debt: for if thou hast nothing to pay,
they shall take away thy bed from under thee.
Thou shalt not remove the landmark, which thy fore
elders have set.
Seest thou not, that they which be diligent in their
business stand before kings, and not among the simple folk?
When thou sittest at the table
to eat with a Lord, order thyself mannerly with the things that are
set before thee.
Measure thine appetite: and if thou wilt rule thy own self, be
not over greedy with his meat, for meat beguileth and decieveth.
Take not over great travail and labor to be rich, beware of
such a purpose.
Why wilt thou set thine eye upon the thing, which suddenly
For riches make themselves wings, and take their flight like
an eagle into the air.
Eat not thou with the envious, and desire not his meat, for he
hath a *marvelous heart.
He sayeth unto thee: eat and drink, whereas his heart is not
Yee the morsels that thou hast eaten shalt thou *perbrake and
*lese those sweet words.
Tell nothing into the ears of a fool, for he will despise the
wisdom of thy words.
Remove not the old landmark, and come not within the field of
For he that delivereth them is mighty, even he shall defend
their cause against thee.
Apply thine heart unto learning, and thine ear to the words of
Withhold not correction from the child, for if thou beatest
him with the rod, he will not die thereof.
Thou smitest him with the rod, but thou deliverest his soul
My son, if thy heart receive wisdom, my heart also shall
rejoice: yee my reins shall be very glad, if thy lips speak the
thing that is right.
Let not thine heart be jealous to follow sinners, but keep
thee still in the fear of the Lord all the day long: For the end is
not yet come and thy patient abiding shall not be in vain.
My son, give ear and be wise, so shall thine heart prosper in
Keep no company with winebibbers and riotous eaters of flesh:
for such as be drunkards and riotous shall come to poverty, and he
that is given to much sleep, shall go with a ragged coat.
Give ear unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy
mother when she is old.
*Labor for to get the truth: sell not away wisdom, nurture and
understanding, for a righteous father is marvelous glad of a wise
son, and delighteth in him, so shall thy father be glad, and thy
mother that bare thee, shall rejoice.
My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes have pleasure
in my ways.
For an whore is a deep grave, and an harlot is a narrow pit.
She lurketh like a thief, and those that be not aware she
bringeth unto her.
Where is woe? where is sorrow? where is strife? where is
brawling? where are wounds without cause? where be red eyes?
Even among those that be ever at wine, and seek out were the
Look not thou upon the wine, how red it is, and what a color
it giveth in the glass.
It goeth down softly, but at the last it biteth like a
serpent, and stingeth as an adder.
So shall thine eyes look unto strange women, and thine heart
shall muse upon froward things.
Yee, thou shalt be as though thou sleepest in the middest of
the sea, or on the top of the mast.
They wounded me ( thou shalt say ) but it hath not hurt me,
they smote me, but i felt it not.
When I am well awakened, I will go to drink again.
*marvelous heart. *
that is a heart that marvels at the works of man, worldly things. RN
*perbrake : to vomit up. perbrake = per; each one, break ; expel.
*lese = 1) lose 2) lease; rent out the mouth 3) an insult to his
truth. *Labor for to get the truth: * kjv and other bibles of man
=Buy the truth: and sell it not,
Be not thou jealous over wicked
men, and desire not thou to be among them.
For their heart imagineth to do hurt, and their lips talk of
Through wisdom an house shall be builded, and with
understanding it shall be set up.
Through discretion shall the chambers be filled with all
costly and pleasant riches.
A wise man is strong, yee, and a man of understanding is
better than he that is mighty of strength.
For with discretion must wars be taken in hand, and where as
are many that can give counsel, there is the victory.
Wisdom is an high thing, yee even to the fool, for he dare not
open his mouth in the gate.
He that imagineth mischief, may well be called an ungracious
The thought of the fool is sin, and the scornful is an
abomination to men.
If thou be *oversene and negligent in time of need, then is
thy strength but small.
Deliver them that go unto death, and are lead away to be
slain, and be not negligent therin.
If thou wilt say: I knew of it,
Thinkest thou that he which made the hearts, doth not consider
And that he which regardeth thy soul, seeth it not?
Shall he not recompense every man according to his works?
My son, thou eatest honey and the sweet honeycomb, because it
is sweet in thy mouth.
Even so shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul, as
soon as thou hast gotten it.
And there is good hope, yee thy hope shall not be in vain.
Lay no privy wait wickedly upon the house of the righteous,
and disquiet not his resting place.
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again, but
the ungodly fall into wickedness.
Rejoice not thou at the fall of thine enemy, and let not thine
heart be glad when he stumbleth.
Lest the Lord when he seeth it, be angry, and turn his wrath
from him to the.
Let not thy wrath and jealousy move thee, to follow the wicked
And why? the wicked have nothing to hope for, and the candle
of the ungodly shall be put out.
My son, fear thou the Lord and the king, and keep no company
with the sclaunderous: For their destruction shall come suddenly,
and who knoweth the fall of them both?
These are also the sayings the wise.
It is not good to have respect of any person in judgment.
He that saith unto the ungodly: Thou art righteous, him shall
the people curse, yee and the *comentie shall abhor him.
But they that rebuke the ungodly shall be commended, and a
rich blessing shall come upon them.
He maketh himself to be well loved, that giveth a good answer.
First make up thy work that is without, and look well unto
that which thou hast in the field, and then build own house.
Be no false witness against thy neighbor, and hurt him not
with thy lips.
Say not: I will handle him, even as he hath dealt with me, and
will reward every man according to his deeds.
I went up the field of the slothful, and by the vineyards of
the foolish man.
And lo, it was all covered with nettles, and stood full of
thistles, and the stone wall was broken down.
This I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and took
it for a warning.
Yee sleep on still a little, slumber a little, fold thy hands
to together yet a little: so shall poverty come unto thee as one
that travaileth by the way, and necessity like a weaponed man.
*oversene = overseen *comentie a person or persons unto whom is
given a trust or charged to look into things. from cometre commitee:
a trustee. RN