Proverbs 22

Coverdale(i) 1 A good name is more worth then greate riches, and louynge fauor is better then syluer and golde. 2 Whether riches or pouerte do mete vs, it commeth all of God. 3 A wyse man seyth the plage and hydeth himself, but the foolish go on still and are punyshed. 4 The ende of lowlynes & the feare of God, is riches, honor, prosperite and health. 5 Speares and snares are in ye waye of the frowarde, but he yt wil kepe his soule, let him fle fro soch. 6 Yf thou teachest a childe in his youth what waye he shulde go, he shall not leaue it when he is olde. 7 The rich ruleth the poore, and ye borower is seruaunt to ye lender. 8 He yt soweth wickednesse, shal reape sorowe, & the rodde of his plage shal destroye him. 9 A louynge eye shalbe blessed, for he geueth of his bred vnto ye poore. 10 Cast out ye scornefull man, and so shal strife go out wt him, yee variaunce and slaunder shal cease. 11 Who so delyteth to be of a clene herte and of gracious lyppes, ye kynge shal be his frende. 12 The eyes of ye LORDE preserue knowlege, but as for ye wordes of ye despyteful, he bryngeth them to naught. 13 The slouthfull body sayeth: there is a lyo wt out, I might be slayne in ye strete. 14 The mouth of an harlot is a depe pytt, wherin he falleth that ye LORDE is angrie withall. 15 Foolishnes sticketh in the herte of ye lad, but ye rod of correccion driueth it awaye. 16 Who so doth a poore man wronge to increase his owne riches, geueth (comoly) vnto the rich, and at the last commeth to pouerte himself. 17 My sonne, bowe downe thine eare, and herken vnto the wordes of wy?dome, applye yi mynde vnto my doctryne: 18 for it is a pleasaunt thinge yf thou kepe it in thine herte, and practise it in thy mouth: 19 that thou mayest allwaye put yi trust in the LORDE. 20 Haue not I warned ye very oft with councell and lerninge? 21 yt I might shewe ye the treuth and that thou wt the verite mightest answere them yt laye eny thinge against ye? 22 Se yt thou robbe not ye poore because he is weake, and oppresse not ye simple in iudgment: 23 for ye LORDE himself wyl defende their cause, and do violence vnto them yt haue vsed violence. 24 Make no fredshipe with an angrie wylfull man, and kepe no company wt ye furious: 25 lest thou lerne his wayes, and receaue hurte vnto thy soule. 26 Be not thou one of them yt bynde ther hande vpo promyse, and are suertie for dett: 27 for yf thou hast nothinge to paye, they shal take awaye thy bed from vnder the. 28 Thou shalt not remoue the lande marcke, which thy fore elders haue sett. 29 Seist thou not, yt they which be diligent in their busines stonde before kynges, and not amonge the symple people?