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of wisdom, folly, &c.


of reproof, se be that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. 35 The king's favour is toward a wise servant: 25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his but his wrath is against him

that causeth shame. soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

CHAP. XV. VERY wise woman buildeth her house: but A SOFT answer turneth away wrath : but

words stir up anger. 2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolthe LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways, ishness. despiseth him.

3 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, be3 in the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: holding the evil and the good. but the lips of the wise shall preserve them. 4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but

4 Where no oxén are, the crib is clean: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. much increase is by the strength of the ox. 5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but 5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false he that regardeth reproof is prudent. witness will utter lies.

6 In the house of the righteous is much trea6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: sure out in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. but knowledge is casy unto him that under-7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but standeth.

the heart of the foolish doeth not so. 7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when 8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abominathou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge. tion to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand is his delight. his way: but the folly of fools is deceit. 9 The way of the wicked is an abomination

9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the unto the LORD; but he loveth him that followrighteous there is favour.

eth after righteousness. 10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and 10 Correction is grievous unto him that fora stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy. saketh the way: and he that hateth reproof

11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: shall die. but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish. 11 Helland destruction are before the LORD: how

12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a much more then the hearts of the children of men? man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. 12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth 13 Éven in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and him: neither will he go unto the wise. the end of that mirth is heaviness.

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ry hcart maketh a cheerful counte14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with nance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied broken. from himself.

14 The heart of him that hath understanding 15 The simple believeth every word: but the seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedprudent man looketh well to his going.

eth on foolishness. 16 A wise man feareth, and departech from evil: 15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he but the fool rageth, and is confident.

that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. 17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and 16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD, a man of wicked devices is hated.

than great treasure and trouble therewith. 18 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, crowned with knowledge.

than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. 19 The evil bow before the good; and the wick- 18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he ed at the gates of the righteous.

that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. 20 The poor is hated even of his own neigh-| 19 The way of the slothful man is as a hedge bour: but the rich hath many friends. of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made

21 le that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but plain. he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. 20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a

22 Do they not err that devise evil ? but mercy foolish man despiseth his mother. and truth shall be to them that devise good. 21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: 23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of but a man of understanding walketh uprightly, the lips tendeth only to penury.

22 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: 24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but but in the inultitude of counsellors they are es the foolishness of fools is folly.

tablished. 25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a de- 23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: ceitful witness speaketh lies.

and a word spoken in due season, how good is it! 26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: 24 The way of life is above to the wise, that and his children shall have a place of refuge. he may depart from bell beneath.

27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, 25 The LORD will destroy the house of the to depart from the snares of death.

proud: but he will establish the border of the 28 In the multitude of people is the king's ho-widow. nour: but in the want of people is the destruc- 26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomition of the prince.

nation to the LORD: but the words of the pure 29 He that is slow to wrath is of great under- are pleasant words. standing: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth. 27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own folly.

house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. 30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh. but 28 The heart of the righteous studieth to anenvy the rottenness of the bones.

swer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out 31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his evil things. Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy 29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he on the poor.

heareth the prayer of the righteous. 32 The wicked is driven away in his wicked-30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heartı ness: but the righteous hath hope in his death. and a good report maketh the bones fat.

33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that| 31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life hath understanding: but that which is in the abideth among the wise. midst of fools is made known.

32 He that refuseth instruction despisetb his 34 Righteousness exalteth a nation : but sin is own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth a reproach to any people.


of sundry moral virtues, CHAP. XVI, XVII, XVIII. and their contrary diccs.

33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheriwisdom; and before honour is humility. tance among the brethren CHAP. XVI.

3 The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD. 4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and

in 2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own a liår giveth ear to a naughty tongue. eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. 5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his

3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall thoughts shall be established.

not be unpunished. 4 The LORD hath made all things for himself: 6 Children's children are the crown of old men; yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. and

the glory of children are their fathers. 5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomi- 7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much nation to the LORD: though hand join in hand, less do lying lips a prince. he shall not be unpunished.

8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him 6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it pros by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil. pereth.

7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he 9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; maketh even hisenemies to be ai peace with him. but he that repeateth a matter, separateth very

8 Better is a little with righteousness, than friends. great revenues without right.

10 A reproof entereth more into a wise man 9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the than a hundred stripes into a fool. LORD directeth his steps.

11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion: there10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: fore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him. his mouth transgresseth not in judgment. 12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man,

II A just weight and balance are the LORD's: rather than a fool in his folly. all the weights of the bag are his work. 13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shali

12 It is an abomination to kings to commit not depart from his house. wickedness: for the throne is established by 14 The beginning ofstrife is as when one letteth righteousness.

out water: therefore leave off contention, before 13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and it be meddled with. they love him that speaketh right.

15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that 14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of condemneth the just, even both are abomi death: but a wise man will pacify it.

nation to the LORD. 15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; 16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain. fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it? * 16 How much better is it to get wisdom than 17 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is gold ? and to get understanding rather to be cho-born for adversity. sen than silver ?

18 A man void of understanding striketh hands, 17 The highway of the upright is to depart from and becometh surety in the presence of his friend! evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. 19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: 18 Pride goeth before destruction, and a haugh- and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destructy spirit before a fall.

tion. 19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the 20 He that bath a froward heart findeth no lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth

20 He that handleth.a maiter wisely shall find into mischief. good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy 21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his soris he.

row: and the father of a fool hath no joy. 21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: 22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

22 Understanding is a well-spring of life unto 23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom hini that hath it: but the instruction of fools is to pervert the ways of judgment. folly.

2Å Wisdom is before him that hath understand23 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth ing; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the and addeth learning to his lips.

earth. 24 Pleasant words are as a honey-comb, sweet 25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and to the soul, and health to the bones.

bilterness to her that bare him. 25 There is a way that seemeth right unto al 26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. strike princes for equity.

26 He that laboureth, laboureth for himself; for 27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words: his mouth craveth it of him.

and a man of understanding is of an excellent 27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his spirit. lips there is as a burning fire.

28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace,

is 28 A froward man soweth strife: and a whis-counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is perer separateth chief friends.

esteemed a man of understanding. 29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and

CHAP. XVIII. leadeth him into the way that is not good. 30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward THROUGH desire, a man, having separated

himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass. all wisdom. 31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be 2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but found in the way of righteousness.

that his heart may discover itself. 32 He that is slow to anger is better than the 3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also mighty; and he that ruleih his spirit, than he contempt, and with ignominy reproach. that taketh a city.

4 The words of a man's mouth are as deep wa33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole ters, and the well-spring of wisdom as a flowing disposing thereof is of the LORD.

brook. CHAP. XVII.

5 It is not good to accept the person of the ETTER is a dry morsel, and quietness there- wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that mouth calleth for strokes.

False witnesses, fc.

PROVERBS. Duties of parents and children 7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lip8| 17 He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto are the snare of his soul.

the LORD; and that which he hath given will he 8 The words of a tale-bearer are as wounds, pay him again. and they go down into the innermost parts of 18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let the belly.

not thy soul spare for his crying. 9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother 19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishto him that is a great waster.

ment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do 10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower: it again. the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. 20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that

11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. and as a high wall in his own conceit.

21 There are many devices in a man's heart; 12 Before destruction the heart of man is nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shali haughty, and before honour is humility. stand.

13 He that answereth a matter before he hear- 22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a eth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

poor man is better than a liar. 14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; 23 The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he but a wounded spirit who can bear?

that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not 15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; be visited with evil. and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. 24 A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom,

16 A man's gift maketh room for him, and and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. bringeth him before great men.

25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: 17 He that is first in hisown cause seemeth just; and reprove one that hath understanding, and he but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him. will understand knowledge.

18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and 26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away parteth between the mighty.

his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and 19 A brother offended is harder to be won than bringęth reproach. a strong city; and their contentions are like the 27 Čease, my son, to hear the instruction that bars of a castle.

causeth to err from the words of knowledge. 20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the 28 An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity. his lips shall he be filled.

29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and 21 Death and life are in the power the tongue : stripes for the back of fools. and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

CHAP. XX. 22 Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good thing, W Whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

23 The poor useth entreaties; but the rich an- 2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: swereth roughly.

whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against 24 A man that hath friends must shew himself his own soul. friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh clo- 3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: ser than a brother.

but every fool will be meddling. CHAP. XIX.

4 The sluggard will not plough by reason of the ETTER is the poor that walketh in his integ; cold ; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and hade is a fool.

5 Counselin the heart of man is like deep water; 2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it but a man of understanding will draw it out. is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet 6 Most men will proclaim every one his own sinneth.

goodness: but a faithful man who can find ? 3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: 7 The just man walketh in his integrity: his and his heart fretteth against the LORD. children are blessed after him.

4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is 8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment, separated from his neighbour.

scattereth away all evil with his eyes. 5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and 9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

am pure from my sin ? 6 Many will entreat the favour of the prince: 10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. of them are alike abomination to the LORD.

7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: 11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether how much more do his friends go far from him ? his work be pure, and whether it be right. he pursueth them with words, yet they are want- 12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD ing to him.

hath made even both of them. 8 He that getteth wisilom loveth his own soul:| 13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty: he that keepeth understanding shall find good. open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with

9 A false witness sliall not be unpunished, and bread. he that speaketh lies shall perish.

14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: 10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth. for a servant to have rule over princes. 15 There is gold, and multitude of rubies: but

11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. 16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger:

12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. but his favour is as dew upon the grass. 17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but after

13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: wards his mouth shall be filled with gravel. and the contentions of a wife are a continual 18 Every purpose is established by counsel : dropping.

and with good advice make war. 14 House and riches are the inheritance of fa- 19 He that goeth about as a tale-bearer reveal thers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD. eth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that

15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and flattereth with his lips. an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his 16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness. his own soul: but he that despiseth his ways 21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the shall die,

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Of false weights, liars, &c. CHAP. XXI, XXII, XXIII.

Value of a good nadies. 22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicks! wait on the LORD, and he shall save thec. ed mind?

23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the 28 A false witness shall perish: but the map LORD; and a false balance is not good. that heareth, speaketh constantly. 24 Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a 29 A wicked man hardeneth his face : but as man then understand his own way?

for the upright, he directeth his way. 25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that 30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor which is holy, and after vows to make inquiry, counsel against the LORD.

26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bring 31 The horse is prepared against the day of baleth the wheel over them.

ule: but sufety is of the LORD. 27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD,

CHAP. XXII. 23 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than

great riches, and loving favour rather than throne is upholden by mercy.

silver and gold. 29 The glory of young men is their strength: 2 The rich and poor meet together : the LORD and the beauty of old men is the gray head. is the maker of them all. 30 The blueness of a wound clean cth away. 3 A prudent manforeseeth the evil, and hideth evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly. himself: but the simple passon, and are punished. CHAP. XXI.

4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are as the rivers of water : he turneth it whi-| 5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the fro

is . thersoever he will.

ward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: from them. but the LORD pondereth the hearts. Ai 3 To do justice and judgment is more accepta- and

Twenien up a child in the way he should go: ånd when he is old, he will not depart from it.

7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the bor4 A high look, and a proud heart, and the plough- rower is servant to the lender. Ing of the wicked, is sin.

8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: 5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plente- and the rod of his anger shall fail ousness; but of every one that is hasty, only to 9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed ; want.

for he giveth of his bread to the poor. 6 The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is 10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go a vanity

tossed to and fro of them that seek death. out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease. 7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; 11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace because they refuse to do judgment.

of his lips the king shall be his friend. 8 The way of man is froward and strange: but 12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, as for the pure, his work is right.

and he overthroweth the words of the transgres9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the house- sor. top, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. 13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion with

10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his out, I shall be slain in the streets. neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes. . 14. The mouth

of strange women is a deep pit: 11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is he that is abhorred of the Lord shall

fall therein. made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he 15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; receiveth knowledge.

out the rod of correction shall drive it far from 12 The righteous man wisely considereth the him. house of llie wicked: but God'overthroweth the 16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his wicked for their wickedness. <

riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall

of he also shall cry himself,

but shall not be heard. 17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of 14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a re-the wise,and apply thy heart unto my knowledge. ward in the bosom, sirong wrath.

18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them 15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: but de-within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. struction shall be to the workers of iniquity. 19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have 16 The man that wandereth out of the way of un- made known to thee this day, even to thee. derstanding shall remain in the congregation of 20 Have not I written to thee excellent things the dead.

in counsels and knowledge, 17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: 21 That I might make thee know the certainty Se that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich. of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer

18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the right the words of truth to them that send unto thec? eons, and the transgressor for the upright. 22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: nei

19 it is better to dwell in the wilderness, than ther oppress the afflicted in the gate: with a contentious and an angry woman. 23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and

20 There is treasure to be desired, and oil in spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man 24 Make no friendship with an angry man; spendeth it up.

and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 21 He that followeth after righteousness and 25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare lo mercy, findeth life, righteousness, and honour. thy soul. 22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, 26 Be not thou one of them that strike hands, and casteth down the strength of the confidence or of them that are sureties for debts. thereof.

27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he 23 Whoso kcepeth his mouth and his tongue, take away thy bed from under thee? keepeth his soul from troubles.

28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which 24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who thy fathers have set. dealetli in proud wrath.

20 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? 25 The desire of the slothful killetli kim; for he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand his hands refuse to labour.

before mear men. 26 lle coveteth greedily all the day long: but

CHAP. XXII. the righteous giveth and spareth noi.

a , como 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: sider diligently what is before thee :

ainty of riches.

The sluggard t a knife to thy throat, if thou be al

CHAP. XXIV. desirous of his dainties for they are Besitehou envious against evil men, neither meat.

2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their 4 Drawnd not to be rich : cease from thine own lips talk of mischief. wisdom.

3 Through wisdom is a house builded ; and by 5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is understanding it is established: not ? for riches eertainly make themselves wings; 4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be they fly away as an eagle toward heaven. filled with all precious and pleasant riches. o Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an, 5 A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowevil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: ledge increaseth strength.

7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: 6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is and in multitude of counsellors there is sately. not with thee.

7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth 8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou not his mouth in the gate. vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

8 He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a 9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will mischievous person. despise the wisdom of thy words.

9 The thought of foolishness is sin: and the 10 Remove not the old landunark; and enter scorner is an abomination to men. not into the fields of the fatherless :

10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy 11 For their Redeemer is mighty; he shall plead strength is small. their cause with thee

11 If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn 12 Apply thy heart unto instruction, and thine unto death, and those that are ready to be stain; cars to the words of knowledge.

12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not ; 13 Withhold not correction from the child: for doth not be that pondereth the heart consider if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doch not he die.

know it? and shall not he render to every man 14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt according to his works? deliver his soul from hell.

13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; 15 My son, if thy heart be wise, my heart shall and the honey-comb, which is sweet to thy laste: rejoice, even mine.

14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto 16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there speak right things.

shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not 17 Let not thy heart envy sinners: but be thou be cut off. In the fear of the LORD all the day long. 15 Lay not wait, 0 wicked man, against the 18 For surely there is an end; and chine ox- dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his restingpectation shall not be cut off.

place: 19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide 16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth thy heart in the way.

up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. Be not among wine-bibbers; among riotous i7 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and eaters of flesh:

let not thy heart be glad when he stunbleth : 21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come 18 Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man and he turn away his wrath from him.

19 Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither 22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, be thou envious at the wicked; and despise not thy mother when she is old. 20 For there shall be no reward to the evil

23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, man; the candle of the wicked shall be put out. and instruction, and understanding.

21 My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and 24 The father of the righteous shall greatly re-meddle not with them that are given to change : joice: and h? that begeiteth a wise child shall 22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and have joy of hiin.

who knoweth the ruin of them both ? 25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, 23 These things also belong to the wise. It is and slie that bare thee shall rejoice.

not good to have respect of persons in judgment, 26 My son, give me thy heart, and let thine 24 lle that saith unto the wicked, Thou art eyes observe my ways.

righteous; him shall the people curse, nations 27 For a whore is a dcep ditch; and a strange shall abhor him: woman is a narrow pit.

25 But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, 28 She also licth in wait as for a prey, and in- and a good blessing shall come upon them. creaseth the transgressors among men.

26 Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a 29 Who hath wo? who hath sorrow ? who hath right answer. contentions? who hath babbling? who hath 27 Prepare thy work without, and make it fit wounds without cause ? who hath redness of for thyself in the fie!d; and afterwards build

thy house. 30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that 28 Be not a witness against thy neighbour withgo to seek mixed wine.

out cause; and deceive not with thy lips. 31 Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, 29 Say not; I will do so to him as he hath done when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it to me: I will render to the man according to oveth itself aright.

his work. 3:2 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and sting- 30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by eu like an adder.

the vincyard of the man void of understanding; 33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and 31 And lo, it was all grown over with thorns, thy lvart shall utter perverse things.

and nettles had covered the face thereof, and 34 Yea, thou shalt be as lie that licth down in the stone wall thereof was broken down. the inidst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the 32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looktop of a mast.

ed upon it, and received instruction. :5 They have strickeu me, shalt thou say, and 33 let a little sleep, a little sluniber, a little I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt folding of the hands io sleep: il not: when shall I awake? I wiil seck it yet 34 So shall thy poverty come as one that tra. agaili.

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