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8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. 9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known. e that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow : but a prating fool shall fall. 11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life; but violence, covereth the mouth of the wicked. 12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. 13. In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. 14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. - - - 15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the destruction of the poor is their poverty. 16. The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of wicked to sin. e is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reprooferreth. 18 He that hideth hatred with §: lips, and he that uttereth a ander, is a fool. 19. In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin; but he that refraineth his lips is wise. } The tongue of the #. is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. 21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom. - 22 The blessing of the LoftD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow, with it. 23, It is, as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom. 24. The fear of the wicked, it shall come, upon, him: but, the desire of the righteous shall be

granted. - - 25. As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more : but the righteous is an everlasting foundation. 26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him. .37. The fear of the Lorp prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. The , hope of the righteous shall be gladness; but the expectation of the wicked shall j. he way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of

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30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. - 31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.


FALSE balance is abomina| tion to the LoRD : but a just weight is his delight. 2JWhen pride cometh, then cometh shame; but with the lowly is wisdom. . - 3.The integrity, of the upright shall guide them : but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy

em. 4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath; but righteousness delivereth from death. 5. The righteousness of the per- irect his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. . .6 The so. of the upright shall deliver them : but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness. . - 7 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish.; and the hope of unjust men perisheth. The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead. . 9. A hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his , neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. .10 When it goeth well with the o the city rejoiceth, and when the wicked perish, there is shouting. 11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. - - 12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour; but aman of understanding holdeth his peace. 13 A tale-bearer. reyealeth, sei crets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter. 14 Where, no counsel, is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. 5. He that is surety for a stranger shall smart, for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure. A gracious woman retaineth honour; and strong men retain

riches. 17 'The merciful man doeth good

to his own soul: but he that is

cruel troubleth his own flesh.

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ceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward. ..19 As, righteousness tendeth to life; so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death. 20 They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LoRD : but such, as , are upright in their way are his delight.

the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. - 22.4s a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion: - The desire of the righteous is only good; but the expectation of theyoicked is wrath. 24.There is that scattereth, and yet, increaseth ; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but tt tendeth to poverty. 25 The liberal soul shall be made fat; and he that watereth shall be watered also himself. He, that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it. 27. He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour; but he that ; mischief, it shall come unto him. 28 He that trusteth in his riches shall, fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. 29 He that, troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise

of heart. - - 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. 31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed, in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. CHAP. XII

HOSO loveth instruction loveth knowledge; but he that hateth, reproof is brutish: 2 ood man obtaineth favour qf the LoRP; but a man of wicked devices will he condemn. 3. A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband; but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones. 5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. 6.The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: , but the mouth of the upright shall deliver

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7 The wicked are overthrown and are not: but the house of the rigo; shall stand. A, man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised. - 9. He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh

tead. 10. A righteous man regardeth the isé of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel: 11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied, with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding: 12 The wicked desireth the net of evil men ; but the root of the rio. yieldeth fruit. 3 The wicked is snared by the floor. of his lips; but the just shall come out of trouble, . 14, A man shall bo satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and, the recompense of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. .15 The way, of a fool is right in his own eyes; but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise. 16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man cover. eth shame. 17. He that speaketh truth shew eth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit. 18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health. 19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy. . t 21.There shall no evil happen to the just; but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. - -Lying lips are abomination to lo o *. they that deal truly are his delig o A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but, the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness... 24. The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute. . 25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad. 26 The righteous, is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them. The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

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ner. 7. There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. 8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not

rebuke. .. .9 The light of the righteous, re; joiceth: but the lamp of the wicked hall be put out. . 10 Only by pride comefn, con: tention: but with the well-advised is wisdom. 11. Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished ; but he that gathereth by labour shall increase. - o deferred maketh the heart, sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. 3 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. - 14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. - 15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard. 16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly. 7. A wicked, messenger, falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health. 18 Poverty, and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured. . . - 19 The, desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise; but a com


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inn. 3. In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them. here no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox. 5. A faithful witness, will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies. A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not;, but knowledge is easy unto him that understand

eth. 7 Go from theo: of a fool ish man; when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge, e of the prudent is to, understand his way; but the folly of fools is deceit. 9 Fools make a mock at sin: but also righteous there is favour. .10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intenoddle with his Joy. 11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown; but the tabernac of the upright shall flourish. .12 There is a way which seemeth #. unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death, 13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness, . 14. The backslider in heart shall bo filled wi § own ways: and a 90d man shall be satisfied from

self. 15. The simple believeth every

word: but the prudent man looketh well to his ..";

6 A wise man, feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

i. He that is soon ang dealeth foolishly: , and, a man of wicked devices is hated

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: righto: - 20 The #. is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends. - - 21. He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but, he that hath o the poor, happy is he.. 22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good. . 23. In all labour, there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. - - 24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly. - 25 A, true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies. 25 In the fear of the LoRD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place 9f refuge. 27 The fear of the LoRD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. 28. In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince. - 29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that vs. hasty of spirit exalteth folly. 30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. 31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. 32. The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death; 33 Wisdom, resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding; but that which is in the midst of fools is made known. 34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any Popl; - 35. The king's favour is toward a wise servant: , but his wrath is against him that causeth shame. CHAP. XV.

A SOFT answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise useth Knowledge aright: but the mouth if fools poureth out foolishness. . 3 The eyes of the LoRD are in overy place, beholding the evil and he good. 4.A wholesome tongue is a tree


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en. 14 The heart of him that hath Hojo. knowledge: but, the mouth of fools fecdeth on foolishness. 15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. 16 Better is little with the fear of the LoRp, than great treasure and trouble therewith. .. Better is, a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred there with. 18 A, wrathful, man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. 19The way of the slothful man is as a hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain. 20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth

is mother. . - 21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of un derstanding walketh uprightly. ithout o 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 duo, season, how good is it! 24 The way, of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. 25. The LoRD will destroy the house of the proud: , but he will

of life :, but perverseness therein is breach in the spirit.

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are an abomination to the LoRD : but the words of the pure are pleasant words. - 27. He that is greedy of gain troubleth, his own house; but he that hateth gifts s ve. . 28. The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth # the wicked poureth out evil things. 20. The LQRD is far from the wicked; but he heareth the prayer of the righteous. - The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat. 31 The ear that, heareth the reproof of life abideth among the

wise. 32. He that refuseth instruction

despiseth his own soul: but he that

heareth reproof getteth understand

Ingr. - à The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility. CHAP. XVI. THE preparations of the heart I in man, and the answer of the tongue, is from the LoRD. 2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the I.QRP, weigheth the spirits. 3 Commit thy works unto the LoRD, and thy thoughts shall be established. 4 The LQRD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil: , , Every one that is proud in heart is, an abomination, to the LORD :, though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. . . By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LöRd men depart from evil. hem a man's ways please the LoRD, he maketh eyem his enemies to be at peace with him. . 8 Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without

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Of covetozasness, & o of death: but a wise man will pacify it, 15. In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favou is as a cloud of the latter rain. 16. How much better is it to ge: wisdom, than gold 3 and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver ? 17 The higuyvay of the upright

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19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. 20 He that, handleth a mat ter wisely shall, find good; and Who trusteth in the LöRD, happy as he. 21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the syweetness of the lips increaseth learning. 2 Understanding is a well-spring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly. 23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth and addeth learning to

his #: 24 Pleasant words are as a honey comb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones: .25. There is a way that seemeth o: unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. 25 He that laboureth, laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him. 37 An ungodly, man, diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. 28 A froward man soweth strife; and a whisperer separateth chief friends. . - 29. A violent, man, enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth, him into the way that is not good. 30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things' moving his lips ho bring oth evil to pass, . 31 o head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty ; and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh

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33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LoRD.

CHAP. XVI.i. Bo is a dry mossel, and quietness therewith... than a

house full of sacrifices with strife.

2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame.

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