Coverdale(i) 1 A softe aswere putteth downe displeasure, but frowarde wordes prouoke vnto anger. 2 A wyse tonge commendeth knowlege, a foolish mouth blabbeth out nothinge but foolishnesse. 3 The eyes of the LORDE loke in euery place, both vpon ye good and badd. 4 A wholsome tonge is a tre of life, but he that abuseth it, hath a broken mynde. 5 A foole despyseth his fathers correccion, but he yt taketh hede whan he is reproued, shal haue ye more vnderstodinge. 6 In the house of the rightuous are greate riches, but in the increase of the vngodly there is mysordre. 7 A wyse mouth poureth out knowlege, but ye herte of the foolish doth not so. 8 The LORDE abhorreth ye sacrifice of the vngodly, but the prayer of the rightuous is acceptable vnto him. 9 The waye of the vngodly is an abhominacio vnto ye LORDE, but who so foloweth righteousnes, him he loueth. 10 He that forsaketh ye right strete, shalbe sore punyshed: & who so hateth correccion, falleth in to death. 11 The hell wt hir payne is knowne vnto the LORDE, how moch more then the hertes of men? 12 A scornefull body loueth not one yt rebuketh him, nether wil he come amonge ye wyse. 13 A mery herte maketh a chearfull countenaunce, but an vnquyet mynde maketh it heuy. 14 A wyse herte wil seke after knowlege, but ye mouth of fooles medleth with foolishnesse. 15 All the dayes of the poore are miserable, but a quyete herte is as a cotynuall feast. 16 Better is a litle with the feare of the LORDE then greate treasure, for they are not without sorowe. 17 Better is a meace of potage with loue, then a fat oxe wt euell will. 18 An angrie man stereth vp strife, but he yt is pacient stilleth discorde. 19 The waye of ye slouthfull is full of thornes, but ye strete of the rightuous is well clensed. 20 A wyse sonne maketh a glad father, but an vndiscrete body shameth his mother. 21 A foole reioyseth in foolish thinges, but a wyse man loketh well to his owne goinges. 22 Vnaduysed thoughtes shal come to naught, but where as are men yt can geue councell, there is stedfastnesse. 23 O how ioyfull a thinge is it, a man to geue a conuenient answere? O how pleasaunt is a worde spoken in due season? 24 The waye of life ledeth vnto heaue, yt a man shulde bewarre of hell beneth. 25 The LORDE wyl breake downe ye house of ye proude, but he shal make fast ye borders of ye wyddowe. 26 The LORDE abhoreth ye ymaginacions of ye wicked, but pure wordes are pleasaunt vnto him. 27 The couetous man wrutteth vp his owne house, but who so hateth rewardes, shal lyue. 28 A rightuous ma museth in his mynde how to do good, but ye mynde of the vngodly ymagineth, how he maye do harme. 29 The LORDE is farre from the vngodly, but he heareth ye prayer of the rightuous. 30 Like as ye clearnesse of ye eyes reioyseth ye herte, so doth a good name fede ye bones. 31 The eare yt harkeneth vnto wholsome warnynge, and enclyneth therto, shall dwell amonge ye wyse. 32 He that refuseth to be refourmed, despyseth his owne soule: but he that submytteth himself to correccion, is wyse. 33 The feare of ye LORDE is ye right scyece of wy?dome, and lowlynes goeth before honor.