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A word fitly spoken.

PROVERBS.

Fools and sluggards.

Sch. 17. 14.
Matt. 5. 23

lest thou know not what to do in the A harvest, so honour is not seemly

a 1 Sam. 12. 17.

1 Matt 5. 25.

18. 15.

b Num. 23. 8.

at the secret

another

ch. 10. 13.

Ich 15. 23.
Is. 50. 4.

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own eyes.

nch. 20.6. | + Heb, in

1. Or, As he

Jude 12.

stone in a heap of stones.

ke. 1 Sam. 3.2. &C. ch 15. 1. & 16.14 Ver. 27.

all, and he hireth the

foot be sel2 is thy

also transgressors.

B. C. presence of the prince whom thine

CHAPTER XXVI.

B.C. about 700. eyes have seen.

about 700. Observations concerning fools, 13 sluggards, 17 and 8 Go not forth hastily to strive,

busybodies.

S a
end thereof, when thy neighbour hath
put thee to shame.

for a fool.
9 i Debate thy cause with thy neigh- 2 As the bird by wandering, as the
1 Or, discorer bour himself; and il discover not a swallow by flying, so bthe curse cause-
secret to another:
less shall not come.

Deut. 23. 5. 10 Lest he that heareth it put thee 3°A whip for the horse, a bridle for Pe. 52. 9. to shame, and thine infamy turn not the ass, and a rod for the fool's back. away.

4 Answer not a fool according to his Heb spoken 11*A word + fitly spoken is like ap- folly, lest thou also be like unto him. Matt. 16. ples of gold in pictures of silver. 5 Answer a fool according to his

24-27. 12 As an earring of gold, and an folly, lest he be wise in this own con- + Heb, his ornament of fine gold, so is a wise ceit. reprover upon an obedient ear.

6 He that sendeth a message by the I ch. 13. 17. 13 "As the cold of snow in the time hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and of harvest, so is a faithful messenger drinketh | damage.

|| Or, violence. to them that send him: for he re- he legs of the lame + are not 1 Heb. are fresheth the soul of his masters.

lifted up. equal : so is a parable in the mouth 14 m Whoso boasteth himself tof a of fools. çift of falsefalse gift is like a clouds and wind 8 As he that bindeth a stone in a

that putteth without rain. sling, so is he that giveth honour to

a precious Gen, 32, 4, 15 ° By long forbearing is a prince a fool.

persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh 9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand
the bone.

of a drunkard, so is a parable in the
16 P Hast thou found honey ? eat so mouth of fools.
much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou 10 | The great God that formed all 11 Or, A great

man griereth be filled therewith, and vomit it. things both rewardeth the fool, and Or, Let thy 17 I Withdraw thy foot from thy rewardeth transgressors.

fool, he hireth neighbour's house ; lest he be + weary 11 e As a dog returneth to his vomit, | reipkebour's of thee, and so hate thee.

iso a fool t returneth to his folly. Heb. full of 18 9 A man that beareth false witness 12 5 Seest thou a man wise in his + Web: iteral.

eth his folly. against his neighbour is a maul, and own conceit? there is more hope of • 2 Pet. 2. 22. 12. 3. 4. ch. a sword, and a sharp arrow.

a fool than of him.
19 Confidence in an unfaithful man 13 h The slothful man saith, There Sch: 29, 20.
in time of trouble is like a broken is a lion in the way; a lion is in the
tooth, and a foot out of joint.

streets.
20 As he that taketh away a gar- 14 As the door turneth upon his
ment in cold weather, and as vinegar hinges, so doth the slothful upon his

upon nitre, so is he that 'singeth bed.
Rom. 12. 15.
songs to a heavy heart.

15 í The slothful hideth his hand in ich. 19. 24. Er. 3. 4. 5.

21. If thine enemy be hungry, give his bosom ; llit grieveth him to bring 1 Or, he is
him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, it again to his mouth.
give him water to drink :

16 The sluggard is wiser in his own 22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire conceit than seven men that can ren+? Sam. 16. 12. upon his head, and the Lord shall der a reason. Job 37. 22. reward thee. 17 He that passeth by, and I medOr, is en

raged 23 • The north wind driveth away dleth with strife belonging not to him, bringeth

rain : so doth an angry countenance is like one that taketh a dog by the forth rain:

* a backbiting tongue.
24 " It is better to dwell in the corner 18 As a mad man who casteth + fire- +Heb. flames,

or, sparks.
of the housetop, than with a brawling brands, arrows, and death,
woman and in a wide house.

19 So is the man that deceiveth his 25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, neighbour, and saith, * Am not I in Eph. 5. 4. 21. 9, 19.

so is good news from a far country. sport?

26 A righteous man falling down 20 + Where no wood is, there the fire + Heb. Withbefore the wicked is as a troubled goeth out: so'where there is no ll tale

1 Or, this fountain, and a corrupt spring. bearer, the strife + ceaseth.

27 It is not good to eat much 21 As coals are to burning coals, + Heb. to si. honey: so for men a to search their and wood to fire ; so is a contentious 1ch, 22. 10. own glory is not glory.

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man to kindle strife.
28 He that hath no rule over his 22 n The words of a talebearer are
own spirit is like a city that is broken as wounds, and they go down into the
down, and without walls.
tinnermost parts of the belly.

bers.

1 ver. 16.

ch 27.2

c. 16.32

mch. 15. 18.

& 29. 22. nch. 18. 8. + Hleb, cham

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The wounds of a friend.

PROVERBS.

The hearts of men alike.

in ch. 19. 13.

known.

o Ps, 28, 3. Jer. 9. 8.

him;

covered in secret.

13.

2. 6.

Ecc. 10. 3.

P Ecc. 1. &, & 6. 7.

a Luke 12. 19,

4. 13, &c.

BOAST

Is. 1. 5. Jer. 5. 3.

b ch. 25. 27.

heart.

ness.

eration and

B. C. 23 Burning lips and a wicked heart 15 m A continual dropping in a very B. C. about 700. are like a potsherd covered with sil- rainy day and a contentious woman about 700. ver dross.

are alike. || Or, is

24 He that hateth 1 dissembleth with 16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the
his lips, and layeth up deceit within wind, and the ointment of his right

hand, which bewrayeth itself.
+ Heb. maketh 25 °When he + speaketh fair, believe 17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man
his voice yra- him not: for there are seven abom- sharpeneth the countenance of his
inations in his heart.

friend. I. Or, hatred is 26 Whose I hatred is covered by de- 18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall 1 Cor. 9. 7,

ceit, his wickedness shall be shewed eat the fruit thereof : so he that wait

before the whole congregation. eth on his master shall be honoured. + Ps, 7, 15, 16. 27 p Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall 19 As in water face answereth to

och. 30. 16. £%: 15. & 10. therein: and he that rolleth a stone, face, so the heart of man to man.

Hub, 26. ch. 28. 10. it will return upon him.

20 Hell and destruction are never + Heb. not. 28 A lying tongue hateth those that full; so P the eyes of man are never are afflicted by it; and a flattering satisfied. mouth worketh ruin.

21 9 As the fining pot for silver, and a ch. 17. 3.

the furnace for gold; so is a man to CHAPTER XXVII.

his praise. 20. James Sundry marims and observations.

22 Though thou shouldest bray a I ch. 23. 35. + Heb, to mor- OAST not thyself of t to mor- fool in a mortar among wheat with row day.

row; for thou knowest not what a pestle, yet will not his foolishness a day may bring forth.

depart from him. 2 Let another man praise thee, and 23 Be thou diligent to know the not thine own mouth ; a stranger, and state of thy flocks, and + look well to + Heh. sel sky not thine own lips.

thy herds : + Hleb, heari. 3 A stone is theavy, and the sand 24 For + riches are not for ever: and † Heb. weighty ; but a fool's wrath is heavier doth the crown endure + to every gen

strength.

+ Heb. to get cl John 3. 12. than them both.

eration ? + Heb. Wrath 4 + Wrath is cruel, and anger is out- 25 “The hay appeareth, and the generation is cruelty,

• Ps. 104. 14. and anger an

rageous; but who is able to stand tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs orerflowing. before Il envy?

of the mountains are gathered.
|| Or, jealousy?
ch. 6. 31.

5 ^ Open rebuke is better than secret 26 The lambs are for thy clothing,
love.

and the goats are the price of the
6 e Faithful are the wounds of a field.
e Ps. 141.5.

friend; but the kisses of an enemy 27 And thou shalt have goats' milk 11 Or, carnent, are Il deceitful.

enough for thy food, for the food of or, frequent.

7 The full soul + loatheth a honey- thy household, and for the t mainte- + Heb. lije. + Heb. tread.

comb; but “to the hungry soul every nance for thy maidens. foot.

bitter thing is sweet. Job 6. 7.

CHAPTER XXVIJI. 8 As a bird that wandereth from

General observations concerning impiety and religious
her nest, so is a man that wandereth

integrity.
from his place.
THE

a Lev. 39. 17.

pursueth : but the righteous are
heart: so doth the sweetness of a bold as a lion.
† Heh. from man's friend + by hearty counsel. 2 For the transgression of a land

10 Thine own friend, and thy fa- many are the princes thereof: but Il by Or, by men
ther's friend, forsake not; neither go a man of understanding and knowl-
into thy brother's house in the day of edge the state thereof shall be pro-

teisdos shall 8 ch. 17. 17. & thy calamity: for 8 better is a neigh- longed.

they likeris

be prolonged 18, 21. See

bour that is near than a brother far 3 "A poor man that oppresseth the + Matt. 18. 28. off.

poor is like a sweeping rain + which + Heb. withow! 11 h My son, be wise, and make my leaveth no food.

food. heart glad, 'that I may answer him 4 They that forsake the law praise 49.18. Ren.

e Ps. 10. 5. & 1 that reproacheth me.

the wicked : d but such as keep the k ch. 02, 3, 12 * A prudent man foreseeth the law contend with them.

d 1 Kings 18. evil, and hideth himself; but the 5 e Evil men understand not judgsimple pass on, and are punished. ment: but 'they that seek the Lord

Eph. 5. 11. 13 Take his garment that is surety understand all things.

John 7. 17. 26. ch. 20. 16. for a stranger, and take a pledge of 6. Better is the poor that walketh in

1 Cor. 2 15. him for a strange woman.

his uprightness, than he that is per14 He that blesseth his friend with verse in his ways, though he be rich.

B ch. 19. 1. a loud voice, rising early in the morn- 7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise ch. 29. 3. ing, it shall be counted a curse to son: but he that l is a companion of Or. feedeth him. riotous men shameth his father.

d ch. 28, 3. Gal. 2. 14.

eth under

9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the Terwicked flee when no man

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Ver. 18.

Safely of the upright.

PROVERBS.

The rod and reproof.

29. 2. I Job 24. 4.

Job 27. 16, 17. ch. 13,

*TIE

Zech. 7. 11. 11 Px. 66. 18. &

al Sam. 2. 25. 2 Chr. 36. 16. ch. 1. 24-27.

. Matt. 6. 3.

1 Or, increas

ed. bEsth. 8. 15. ch. 11. 10. &

1 Heb. in his

c Esth, 3, 15. d ch. 10. 1. &

over, 28. ch. 11. 10. & 29.

11. e ch, 5, 9, 10. & 6. 26. & 28. 7. Luke 15, 13, 30.

PP. 32. 3,5. 1 John h. S, 9, 10.

P: 16. 8. ch. 3 17. Rom. 2. 5. k 11. 20.

19 22. Matt. 2 16.

& 31. 13. Ps. 41. 1. 8 ch. 11. 11.

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B. C. 8 He that by usury and tunjust | 28 * When the wicked rise, 'men B. C. about 700. gain increaseth his substance, he shall hide themselves : but when they per- about 700.

gather it for him that will pity the ish, the righteous increase. + Heb by in

k ver. 12. ch. poor. 9 He that turneth away his ear

CHAPTER XXIX. from hearing the law, 'even his prayer Sundry marims and observations. 22. Ecc, 2 shall be abomination.

[E, that being often reproved + Heb. Amin 10 m Whoso causeth the righteous to

hardeneth his neck, shall sud

of reproofs. 16.7. ch. 13. go astray in an evil way, he shall fall denly be destroyed, and that without

himself into his own pit:. but the remedy. ach. 36. 37.

upright shall have good things in 2 When the righteous are in au-
possession.

thority, the people rejoice: but when
11 The rich man is wise t in his the wicked beareth rule, the people

28, 12, 28. own conceit; but the poor that hath mourn. !

understanding searcheth him out. 3 a Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth

12° When righteous men do rejoice, his father : e but he that keepeth 15. 20. & 27. 2. Ecc, 10.6. there is great glory: but when the company with harlots spendeth his 101, sught wicked rise, a man is ll hidden. substance.

13 P He that covereth his sins shall 4 The king by judgment establisheth
not prosper: but whoso confesseth the land: but the that receiveth gifts + Heb, a man
and forsaketh them shall have mercy. overthroweth it.

of oblations.
14 Happy is the man that feareth 5 A man that flattereth his neigh-
always : ' but he that hardeneth his bour spreadeth a net for his feet.
heart shall fall into mischief.

6 In the transgression of an evil • 1 Pet 5.3. 15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging man there is a snare: but the rightit Ex. 1.14, bear; ' so is a wicked ruler over the cous doth sing and rejoice. poor people.

7 'The righteous considereth the < Job 29. 16. 16 The prince that wanteth under- cause of the poor : but the wicked standing is also a great oppressor: but regardeth not to know it. he that hateth covetousness shall pro- 8 Scornful men ll bring a city into 11 Or, set a long his days.

city on fire. a snare: but wise men turn away

h Ez. 22. 30. 17 "A man that doeth violence to wrath. the blood of any person shall flee to 9 If a wise man contendeth with the pit; let no man stay him.

a foolish man, whether he rage or Ich. 10.9, 25.

18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall laugh, there is no rest.
be saved: but y he that is perverse in 10 +* The bloodthirsty hate the up-1 + Heb. Men
his ways shall fall at once.

right: but the just seek his soul.
19 ? He that tilleth his land shall 11 A 'fool uttereth all his mind : but
have plenty of bread: but he that a wise man keepeth it in till after- Judg. 16. 17.

followeth after vain persons shall have wards. 4 ek. 13. 11. & poverty enough.

12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his 20 A faithful man shall abound with servants are wicked.

blessings : « but he that maketh haste 13 The poor and the deceitful man 101, wa

to be rich shall not be llinnocent. m meet together : "the Lord lightenpained

mch. 22. 2. 21 To have respect of persons is not eth both their eyes. good : for, " for a piece of bread that 14 The king that Pfaithfully judgman will transgress. eth the poor, his throne shall be es

P Ps, 72, 3, 4, 22 " He that hasteth to be rich hath tablished for ever. hich aa eril are hasteth an evil eye, and considereth not that 15 9 The rod and reproof give wis- q ver. 17. to be rich,

poverty shall come upon him. dom: but a child left to himself bringd ver. 20.

17. 21, 25. . ch. 27.5, 6.

23 • He that rebuketh a man, after- eth his mother to shame.
wards shall find more favour than he 16 When the wicked are multi-
that flattereth with the tongue. plied, transgression increaseth : 'but

24 Whoso robbeth his father or his the righteous shall see their fall.
mother, and saith, It is no transgres- 17 Correct thy son, and he shall ch. 13.21, &
sion; the same' is the companion of give thee rest; yea, he shall give de-
ta destroyer.

light unto thy soul. Latroying,

u 1 Sam. 3. 1. 25. He that is of a proud heart stir- 18 Where there is no vision, the reth up strife: "but he that putteth people li perish : but 'he that keepeth 1 or, is mude

naked his trust in the Lord shall be made fat. the law, happy is he. !

26 He that trusteth in his own heart 19 A servant will not be corrected
is a fool : but whoso walketh wisely, by words: for though he understand
he shall be delivered.

he will not answer.
27 He that giveth unto the poor 20 Seest thou a man that is hasty llin 11 Or, in his
shall not lack: but he that hideth his his words ? y there is more hope of a

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ch, 6, 12. eyes shall have many a curse. fool than of him.

Dagt. 15. 7,

k, tủ, 13. . 17. & 22.9.

maatlers ?

The confession of Agur.

PROVERBS.

Four things insatiable.

z ch. 15. 18. & 26. 21.

eb. 6. 17.

m Job 29. 17.

a Job 22. 29. ch. 15. 33. & 18. 12. Is. 66. 2.

57. 4. ch. 12 18. Pe. 14.4 Am. 8.4

31, &c. Matt.

23. James 4. 6, 10. 1 Pet. 5. 5.

och. 27.01 Hab, 25.

ruler. b Lev, 5. 1. c Gen. 12. 12. & 20. 2, 11.

P Gen. 9. 22 Lev. 20. 9. ch. 20. 20. & 23. 22

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a ch, 31. 1.

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B. C. 21 He that delicately bringeth up 12 There is a generation that are B. C. about 700. his servant from a child shall have pure in their own eyes, and yet is not about 700.

him become his son at the length. washed from their filthiness.

22 2 An angry man stirreth up strife, 13 There is a generation, oh how Luke 18. 11.
and a furious man aboundeth in trans- 'lofty are their eyes! and their eye- 1 Ps. 131. 1.
gression.

lids are lifted up.
23 - A man's pride shall bring him 14 TM There is a generation, whose

Pe. 52. 2.&
low: but honour shall uphold the teeth are as swords, and their jaw
humble in spirit.

teeth as knives, to devour the poor Dan. 4. 30,

24 Whoso is partner with a thief from off the earth, and the needy 23.12 Luke hateth his own soul : "he heareth curs- from among men. 14. Acts 12, ing, and bewrayeth it not.

15 The horseleech hath two daugh25 · The fear of man bringeth a snare : ters, crying, Give, give. There are

but whoso putteth his trust in the three things that are never satisfied, † Heb. shall LORD t shall be safe.

yea, four things say not, + It is enough: +Heb. Weilu. be set on high.

26 Many seek + the ruler's favour; 16 • The grave; and the barren + Heb. the face of a but every man's judgment cometh from womb; the earth that is not filled with the LORD,

water; and the fire that saith not, It 27 An unjust man is an abomination is enough.

to the just: and he that is upright in 17 P The eye that mocketh at his fa19.Seen. 183. 2. the way is abomination to the wicked. ther, and despiseth to obey his mother,

the ravens of the valley shall pick 1 Or, the CHAPTER XXX.

it out, and the young eagles shall eat

it.
Agur's confession. 7 His prayer. 11 Four wicked
generations. 15 Four things insatiable, 17 Pa- 18 There be three things which are

be despised. 18 Four things hard
to be known, 21 Four things intolerable. 21 Four

too wonderful for me, yea, four which
things exceeding wise. 29 Four things stately. 32 I know not:
Wrath is to be prevented.

19 The way of an eagle in the air ;
THE words of Agur the son of the way of a serpent upon a rock ;
man spake unto Ithiel, even unto the sea ; and the way of a man with
Ithiel and Ucal,

a maid.
b Pe. 78, 22. 2 Surely I am more brutish than 20 Such is the way of an adulterous

any man, and have not the under- woman; she eateth, and wipeth her
standing of a man.

mouth, and saith, I have done no
+ Heb. know. 3 I neither learned wisdom, nor + have wickedness.
the knowledge of the holy.

21 For three things the earth is dis4° Who hath ascended up into heav- quieted, and for four which it cannot

en, or descended ? d who hath gather- bear: 1s. 40. 12, &c. ed the wind in his fists? who hath 22 9 For a servant when he reigneth; a ch. 19. 10.

bound the waters in a garment? who and a fool when he is filled with meat;

hath established all the ends of the 23 For an odious woman when she is e Ps. 12. 6. & earth? what is his name, and what is married ; and a handmaid that is heir

his son's name, if thou canst tell ? to her mistress. + Heb. puri- 5 • Every word of God is +

pure : 24 There be four things which are fied.

is a shield unto them that put their little upon the earth, but they are
trust in him.

texceeding wise: 9, 10, 11.

6 6 Add thou not unto his words, 25 The ants are a people not strong, 12. 32. Rev. lest he reprove thee, and thou be yet they prepare their meat in the 22. 18, 19. found a liar.

summer; 7 Two things have I required of 26 * The conies are but a feeble folk, P.10, 18 Heb. with thee; + deny me them not before I die: yet make they their houses in the hold not from

8 Remove far from me vanity and rocks ;

lies; give me neither poverty nor 27 The locusts have no king, yet go + Heb. of my riches ; h feed me with food + conve- they forth all of them + by bands; + Heb. gather allowance. nient for me:

28 The spider taketh hold with her 'ed wgether. 9 Lest I be full, and + deny thee, hands, and is in kings' palaces. and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I 29 There be three things which go be poor, and steal, and take the name well, yea, four are comely in going : of my God in vain.

30 A lion, which is strongest among 10 † Accuse not a servant unto his beasts, and turneth not away for any; 25:29. Hos master, lest he curse thee, and thou 31 A greyhound; a he goat also ; 10r, korte + Heb. Hurt be found guilty.

and a king, against whom there is no

Heb. girt in not with thy tongue.

11 There is a generation that curseth rising up.
their father, and doth not bless their 32 If thou hast done foolishly in
mother.

lifting up thyself, or if thou hast

c John 3, 13.
d Job 38.4, &c.

. &

Ecc. 10. 7.

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The words of king Lemuel.

PROVERBS.

A virtuous woman described.

Job 21. 5. &

n Rom. 12. 11. o Luke 12. 42.

tasteth.

THE

1 ch. 30. 1.

Is. 49. 15.

ch. 5. 9.

Heb. 13. 16.

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B. C. thought evil, "lay thine hand upon 15 She riseth also while it is yet B. C. about 700. thy mouth.

night, and giveth meat to her house-about 1015. 33 Surely the churning of milk bring- hold, and a portion to her maidens. 4. Eccl. eth forth butter, and the wringing of 16 She considereth a field, and +buy- + Heb, taketh . Mic. 7. 16. the nose bringeth forth blood : so the eth it: with the fruit of her hands she forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife. planteth a vineyard. CHAPTER XXXI.

17 She girdeth her loins with strength, The words which king Lemuel's mother taught him. and strengtheneth her arms.

10 The description of a virtuous woman. 18 + She perceiveth that her mer- + Heb. She about 1015. NHE words of king Lemuel, a the chandise is good: her candle goeth

prophecy that his mother taught not out by night. him.

19 She layeth her hands to the spin2 What, my son ? and what, the dle, and her hands hold the distaff. son of my womb ? and what, the son 20 + P She stretcheth out her hand to + Heb. She of my vows? the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her spreadeth.

p Eph. 4. 28. 3 Give not thy strength unto wo hands to the needy. Dest 17.17. men, nor thy ways « to that which 21 She is not afraid of the snow for destroyeth kings.

her household : for all her household 4 e It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it are clothed with | scarlet.

|| Or, double is not for kings to drink wine ; nor 22 She maketh herself coverings of for princes strong drink :

tapestry; her clothing is silk and
5. Lest they drink, and forget the purple.
+ Heb. alter. law, and + pervert the judgment tof 23 . Her husband is known in the
+ Heb, o all
the us of
any of the afflicted.

gates, when he sitteth among the
6 5 Give strong drink unto him that elders of the land.
is ready to perish, and wine unto 24 She maketh fine linen, and sell-
those that be t of heavy hearts. eth it; and delivereth girdles unto

7 Let him drink, and forget his the merchant.
poverty, and remember his misery no 25 Strength and honour are her

clothing; and she shall rejoice in
8 Open thy mouth for the dumb time to come.
in the cause of all + such as are ap- 26 She openeth her mouth with wis-
pointed to destruction.

dom; and in her tongue is the law of
9 Open thy mouth, *judge right- kindness.

eously, and plead the cause of the 27 She looketh well to the ways 10.1.17, Jer. poor and needy.

of her household, and eateth not the
10 f m Who can find a virtuous bread of idleness.
woman? for her price is far above 28 Her children arise up, and call
rubies.

her blessed; her husband also, and he
11 The heart of her husband doth praiseth her.
safely trust in her, so that he shall 29 Many daughters I have done vir- 11 Or, hare
have no need of spoil.

tuously, but thou excellest them all. gotten riches.
12 She will do him good and not 30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty
evil all the days of her life.

is vain : but a woman that feareth the
13 She seeketh wool, and fax, and Lord, she shall be praised.
worketh willingly with her hands. 31 Give her of the fruit of her

14 She is like the merchants' ships ; hands; and let her own works praise
she bringeth her food from afar. her in the gates.

offictia. Pe. 104. 15,

more.

Heb. bitter of soul

1 Sam. 1. 10. Soe Job 29. 15, 16. 1 Sam. 19. 4. Esth. 4. 16. + Heb. the 101 of de atruction. Lev. 19. 15. Deut. 1. 16. Job 23.12

2. 16.
ch 12. 4.

18, 22. & | 13. 14.

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