- When thou sittest to eate with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee.
- And put a knife to thy throate, if thou be a man giuen to appetite.
- Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitfull meate.
- Labour not to bee rich: cease from thine owne wisedome.
- Wilt thou set thine eyes vpon that which is not?
for riches certainly make themselues wings, they fly away as an Eagle toward heauen.
- Eate thou not the bread of him that hath an euill eye, neither desire thou his dainty meates.
- For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eate, and drinke, sayth he to thee, but his heart is not with thee.
- The morsell which thou hast eaten, shalt thou vomite vp, and loose thy sweete words.
- Speake not in the eares of a foole: for hee will despise the wisedome of thy words.
- Remoue not the old landmarke;
and enter not into the fields of the fatherlesse.
- For their redeemer is mighty;
he shall plead their cause with thee.
- Apply thine heart vnto instruction, and thine eares to the words of knowledge.
- Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.
- Thou shalt beate him with the rod, and shalt deliuer his soule from hell.
- My sonne, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall reioyce, euen mine.
- Yea my reines shall reioyce, when thy lippes speake right things.
- Let not thine heart enuy sinners, but be thou in the feare of the Lord all the day long.
- For surely there is an end, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
- Heare thou, my sonne, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
- Be not amongst wine-bibbers;
amongst riotous eaters of flesh.
- For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to pouerty;
and drousinesse shall cloath a man with ragges.
- Hearken vnto thy father that begate thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
- Buy the trueth, and sell it not;
also wisedome and instruction and vnderstanding.
- The father of the righteous shall greatly reioyce: and he that begetteth a wise child, shall haue ioy of him.
- Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall reioyce.
- My sonne, giue me thine heart, and let thine eyes obserue my wayes.
- For an whore is a deepe ditch;
and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
- She also lyeth in wait as for a pray, and increaseth the transgressours among men.
- Who hath woe?
who hath sorrow?
who hath contentions?
who hath babbling?
who hath wounds without cause?
who hath rednesse of eyes?
- They that tarry long at the wine, they that goe to seeke mixt wine.
- Looke not thou vpon the wine when it is red, when it giueth his colour in the cup, when it moueth it selfe aright.
- At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
- Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall vtter peruerse things.
- Yea thou shalt be as he that lyeth downe in the midst of the sea, or as he that lyeth vpon the top of a mast.
- They haue striken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sicke: they haue beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake?
I will seeke it yet againe.