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sion seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter, separateth very friends.

10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man than a hundred stripes into a fool..

11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion;, therefore a cruel, messenger shall be sent against him.

12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

13 Whoso, rewardeth evil for lb

f; evil shall not depart from his house. 14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth outwater: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. 15. He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just,

even they both are abomination to his

the Lord. - - 16. Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?. 17 Afriend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adver

sity. § A man void of *...of striketh. hands, and becomet surety in the presence of his friend. 19. He loveth transgression that loveth strife; and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. 20. He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: apq, he that hath 1 perverse tongue falleth into mis>hter. 21. He that begetteth a fool doeth t to his sorrow; and the father of 1 fool hath no joy. 22 Amerry heart doeth good like

XVIII. Sundry moral maxims

23. A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of iudgment:

isdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes # fool are in the ends of the

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uity. * He that hath knowledge spareth his words; and a man of *anding is of an excellent Spirit. .28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise; and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of o,ii Too desire, a man, ha

wing separated himself, seek:

eth and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

2 A fool hath no §. in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. . 3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and withignominy reproach. 4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing rook. 5. It is not good, to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 6 A fool's lips enter into conten tion, and his mouth calleth for stroke. - - .7 A fool's mouth is his destrue: tion, and his lips are the snare of so 8The words of a tale-bearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.,. 9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster. 10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower:, the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. - - - 11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as a high walls in his own conceit. 12 Before destruction the heart of man, is haughty, and before honour is humility. 13. He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. 14 The spirit of a man will sus, tain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear 3 15 The heart of the prudent get:

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A man fied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. 21 Death and life are in the power of the oś and,they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. 22 Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. 23. The poor useth entreaties; but the rich answereth o; A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a

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struction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end

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knowledge, it is not §: and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth. The foolishness, of man perverteth his way; and his heart fretteth against the Lord. 4 Wealth maketh o friends; but the poor is separated from hi neighbour. . 5A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not ** Many will entreat the favour of the prince; and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. 7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends, go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him. .8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul; he that keepeth undetstanding shall find good. 9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish. . 10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes. 11 The discretion of a man deo his anger; and it is hi glory to pass over a transgression. 12. The king's wrath is o roaring of a lion; but his favour is

23 The fear of the Lond tendeth

to life: and he that hath it, shall

abide satisfied; he shall not be vi.

sited with evil.

A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not

his so much as bring it to his mouth

again. . 25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge. He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son, that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach. . 27 son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge. - An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devourethiniquity. Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of

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Of justice and diligence. CHAP. XXI. Against pride and dissension.

3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool

g4. The sluggard will not plough by reason #the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing. - 5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out. 6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithfulman who can find 3 - - 7 The just man walketh in his integrity : his children are blessed after him. - 8. A king that sitteth in the throne of io scattereth away all vil with his eyes. 9 Who can say, I have made my host clean, I am pure from my sin of

10 Divers weights, and divers h

measures, of them are alike abomination to the LQRD. |1 Even a child, is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right. 12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath made even both of them. 13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to,”; line eyes, and s

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gone his way, then he 15 There is gold, of rubies : but the ledge are a precious 16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strauge woman. 17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shalibeñlied with gravel. 18 Every o: is established by counsel; and with good advice make war. at goeth about # a talebeater revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips. 20 Whoso, curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness. - inheritance may be gotten hastily at the *† but the end thereof shall not bel lessed. 22 Say, not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. } Divers weights are an abomination unto the LoRD; and a false balance is not good. Man's goings are of the LoRD; how can a man then understand own way?

25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after yows to make inquiry.

26 A wise king scattereth, the wicked, and bringeth the whee ove; them. . .

27 The o: of man is the can dle of the Lord, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

28 Mergy, and truth preserve the king: an s throne is upholden by mercy.

29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.

30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil; so do stripes the inward§ of the belly.

HAP. xxi.

HE king's heart is in the hand of the LoRp, as the rivers of water; he turneth it whithersoever

e waii. 2 Every way of a man is right in own eyes; but the LORD pon dereth the hearts. 3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LoRD than sacrifice. 4.A.high look, and a proud heart, and the ploughing of the wicked, as Sin. 5 The oft. of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty, only to

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wratin. 25.The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour. 26. He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth not. - 27 offee of the wicked is abomination : how much more when he bringeth it with a wicked mind? - 28 A false witness shall perish: but . Hon that heareth, speaketh constantiy. 29. A wicked man hardeneth his face; but as for the upright, he directeth his way. 30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the ord. 31 The horse is the day of battle: the LoRD.

. XXII. GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and

gold. 2.The rich and poor meet to: ether: the LoRD is the maker of hem all. 3. A prudent, onqn foreseeth the evil, , and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished, 4. By humility and the fear of the Hop are riches, and honour, and l

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eep his soul shall be far

ein. 6 Train up a child in the way he should go: when he is old, he will not depart from it. he, rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. - 8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity; and the rod of his anger shall fail. 9. He that hath a bountiful eye shall be, blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. 10 Cast Qut the scorner, and con tention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease. 1 He that loveth For of heart, for the grace of his lips the

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gressor. 13,Theslothful man saith, There is a lion without, Ishall be slain in the streets. 14 The mouth ofo; women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the Lord.shall fall therein. . 15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a, child,; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from Inn. 16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, soil surely come to want. 17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and ; thy heart unto my knowedge. 18 For it is a pleasant thing it thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. 19 That thy trust may be in the LoRD, I have made known tothee this ". even to thee. 20 Have not I written to thee excellent things incounsels and know

left" #TThat o: make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that, thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee? . 22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflictedin the gate: 23 For the LoRD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them;. - ake no friendship with an apgry, man; and with a furious man thoushalt not go:. 25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy sou

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strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts. 27 thou hast nothing to pay why should he take away thy bed from under thee? 28, Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have

set. .29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean one?. CHAP. XXIII. . . HEN thousittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: 2. And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given, to appetite. 3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for o, are deceitful meat. 4 Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom. 5.Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which, is not? for riches, certainly make themselves wings; i. fly away as an eagle tow

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plt. 28 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors among men, 29 Who hath wo? who hath sorrow? ...who, hath contentions.3 who hath, babbling 4, who hath wounds without cause 3 who hath redness of eyes? 30 They that tarry long at, the wine; they that go to seek mixed

wine. 31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is, red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself §: -- - - 32. At the last it biteth like a serent, and stingeth like an ad

er. 33Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thy heart shall utter perverse things. .34 Yea, thou, shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he thatlieth upon the top of a


35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not gigk; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake 4 I will seek it yet again.


E not thou envious againsteyil men, neither desire to be with them: 2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief. 3.Through wisdom is a house builded; and by understanding it is established

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