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mit wickedness; for the throne is established men; and the glory of children are their oy righteousness.

thers. 13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; 7 Excellent speech becometh not a fac and they love him that speaketh right. much less do lying lips a prince.

14 The wrath of a king is as messengers 8. A gilt is as a precious stone in the ey of death: but a wise man will pacily it. of bim ilial ball it; whithersoever it turnet

15 In the light of the king's countenance it prosperetli. is life: and his favour is as a cloud of the 9 He that covereth a transgression seeke lalter rain.

love: but be that repeateth a matter sepa 16 How much better is it to get wisdom aletli very friends. than gold? and to get understanding rather 10 A reproof entereth more into a wi. to be chosen than silver ?

man than an hundred stripes into a fool 17 The lighway of the upright is to de- 11 An evil man seeketh only rebeliior part from evil: be that keepetli his way pre- therefore a cruel messenger shall be se serveth his soul.

against him. 19 Pride goelh before destruction, and an 12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet haughty spirit before a sall.

man, rather than a fool in his folly. 19 Belter it is to be of an humble spirit 13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, er with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with shall not depart from liis house. che proud.

14 The beginning of strife is as when or 20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall letteth out water; therefore leave off contes find good; and whoso trusteth in the LORD, tion, before it ne meddled with.

15 He that justifieth the wicked, and h 21 The wise in heart shall be called pru- that condennelh the just, even they both ar dent; and the sweetness of the lips increasethabomination to the Lord. learning.

16 Wnerelore is there a price in the han 22 Understanding is a well-spring of life of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath nunto him that hath it: but the instruction of heart to it? fools is folly:

17 A friend loveth at all times, and a bro 23 The heart of the wise teacheth his ther is born for adversity, mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. 18 A man void of understanding striket

24 Pleasant words are as an honey-comb, hands, and becometh surely in the presence sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. of his friend.

25 There is a way that seernelli right unto 19 He loveth transgression that loveth A man; but the end thereof are the ways of strise; and he that exalteth bis gale seekeus death.

destruction. 26 He that labouretlı, labouretli for him- 20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no Kell; for his mouth craveih it of him. good; and he that hath a perverse longue

27 An ungodly man diggeli up evil; and Valleth into mischief. in his lips there is as a burning fire.

21 lie that begeileth a fool dueth it to his 28 A froward man soweth strise; and a sorrow; and the father of a fool liath no joy: whisperer separateth chief friends.

22 A merry heart doeth good like a medi29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, cine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. and leadei'n bim into the way that is not good. 23 wicked mun laketh a gist out of the

30 He shulleth his eyes to devise froward bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. things: moving his lips lie bringerhevilto pass. 24 Wisdom is before him thai lath under

31 The boary head is a crown of glory, is standing: but the eyes of a fool are in the it be found in the way of righteousness. ends of the earth.

32 Ile that is slow tv anger is better than 25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and the miglity; and lie that ruleth his spirit than bitterness to her that bare him. he that taketh a city.

26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor 33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the lo strike princes for equity. wllule disposing thereof is of the LORD). 27 He that hath knowledge spareth his CHAP. XVII.

words ; anul a man of understanding is of an BEI ETTER is a dry morsel, and quietness excellent spirit.

therewith, than an house full of sacri- 28 Eveli a foul, when he holdeth his peace, fices with strise.

is counted wise; und lie that shulleth his lips 2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son is esteemed a man of understanding. thai causeth shame, and shall have part of

CHAP. XVIII. the .

separa3 The fining-pot is for silver, and the fur. THROUGH desire a man, diaving se

led himself, seeketh and intermeduleth aace for gold: but the Lord trieth the bearts with all wisdom.

4 A wicked doer givetli heed to lalso lips; 2 A fool bath no deligit in understanding, and a liar givetlı ear to a naughty tongne.

but that liis liearı may discover itsell. 5 Whosń mocketh the poor reproachesli

3 lllien the wicked cometh, then cumhis Maker; and he that is glad at calamities eth also contempt, and with ignominy reshall not he unpunished.

proach. 6 Childien's children are the crown or old 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep

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waters, and the well-spring of wisdom as a from binn: he pursueth them with words, yet Aowing-brook.

they are wanting to him. 5 It is not good to accept the person of the 8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his ow wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judg- soud; he that keepeth understanding shal

And good. 6 A foo!'s lips enter into contention, and 9 À false witness shall not be unpunished; his mouth called for strokes.

and he that spec.keth lies shall perish. 7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his 10 Delighi is not seemnly for a fool; much lips are the snare of his soul.

lexs for a serventio jave rule over princes. 8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, 11 The discretion of a man deferreth bis and they go down into the innerinose parts anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transof the belly.

gression. 9 He also that is slothful in lijs work is bro- 12 The king's wrathi is as the roaring of a ther to bim that is a great waster.

lion : but his favour is as dew upon the grass, 10 The name of the Lord is a strong tow- 13 A foolish sop is the calamity of his fa er; the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. ther; and the contentions of a wife are a con

11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, tinual dropping. and as an liigh wall in his own conceit. 14 House and riches are the inheritance

12 Before destruction the heart of man is fathers; and a prudent wife is from the LORD baughty; and before honour is bumility. 15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep

13 He that answeretli a matter before he and an idie soul shall suffer hunger. heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. 16. He that keepeth the commandment

14 The spirit of a man will sustain his in- keepeth bis own soul: but be that despiseth formity: but a wounded spirit who can bear: bis ways shall die.

15 The leart of the prudent gelteth know- 17 Me that hath pity upon tlie poor lendledge; and the ear of the wise seeketli know-eth unto the Lord; and that which he hath ledge.

given will lie pay him agam. 16 A man's gift maketh room for him,and 18 Chasten' tliy son wliile there is hope, bringeth bim before great men.

and let not thy soul spare for his crying. 17 He that is first in his own canse seemeth 19 A man of great wrash shall suffer piinjust; but his neighbour cometh and searchetin islımeni; for it thou deliver him, yet thou

must do it again. 18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, 20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, and parteth between the mighty:

that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. 19 A brciber offended is harder lo be soon 21 There are inany devices in a man's heart. than a strong city; and their co:tentions are nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that like the bars of a castle.

shall stand. 20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the 22 The desire of a man is his kindness; and fruit of bis mouth; anul with the increase of a poor man is better than a liar. his liļos shall be be filled

*w3 The fear of the Lord tenuleth to life; 21.Death and life ure in the power of the and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; be tongue; and they that lurre it shall eat the shall not be visited with evil. fruit thereof.

24 A slothfw man lideth his hand in his 22 Ilhoso findeth a wise fudeth a good bosom, and will not so inucli as bring it to thing, and obtainetha lavour of the Lord, mis month again.

23 The poor u seth entreaties: but the richi 25 Smile a scorner, and the simple will beanswereth roug!!!.

ware; and reprove one that hath understand21 A man thut lurth-friends mnst shew liim-ing, unul lor will understand knowledge. sell friendly; and there is a friend that stick- 26 lle that wasteth his fallier, and chaseth eth closer than a brother.

away his mother, is a sou that causeth shame, CHAP. XIX.

and bringethi reproach. ETTER is the poor that walketh in his 27 Cease, my son, lo hear the instructiva thal lips, and is a foo!.

28 Anungodly witness scorneth judginent; 2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, and the muutis of the wicked devoureth in1 is not good; and he that hasieth with his iquiry: fret simneth.

23 Judgments are prepared for scorners, 3 The foolishness of man perverteth his ar.d stripes for the back of fools. way; and his heartfelteth agaiast the Lord.

CHAP. XX, poor is separated from his neighbour.

ging; and whosoever is deceived there. -5 A false witness shall not be unpunished; hy is not wise. and he ikut spraketli lies shall :ot escape. 2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a

6 Many will entreat the favour of the lion; schoso provoketh him to anger sinneth prince; and every inan as a friend to bim ugainst liis own soul. that giveth gifis.

3 It is an honour for a man to cease from 7 All the brethren of the poor do hate serife : but every fool will be ineddling.

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CHAP. XX, XXI. the cold; therefore shall he beg in larvest, 2 Every way of a man is right in his ows and have nothing.

eyes; be the Lord pondereth the hearts. 5 Counsel in the lieart of man is like deep 3 To do justice and judgment is more ac water: but a man of understanding will draw ceptable to the Lord ihan sacrifice. it oui.

4 An liigli look, and a proud heart, and the 6 Most men will proclaim every one his plowing of the wicked, is sin. own goodness: but a faithful man who can 5 The thoughts of the dirigent tend only to find ?

plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty, 7 The just man walketh in iis integrity: only tu want. his children are blessed after hiin.

6 The geting of treasures by a lying 8 A king that sitleth in the throne of judg. longue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them ment scattereth away all evil with his eyes. that seek death.

9 Who can say, I have made my heart 7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy clean, I am pure from iny sin ?

them ; because they refuse to do judgment. 10 Divers weights.and divers measures, both 8 The way of man is froward and strange: of them are alike abomination to the Lord. but as for tlie pure, bis work is right.

11 Even a child is known by his doings, whe- 9 li is better to dwell in a corner of the ther his work he pure, and whether it be riglit. bouse-top, than with a brawling woman in a

12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, wide house. the Lord hath made even both of them. 10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil;

13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to po- his neighbour findeth no favour in liis eyes. verly: open thine eyes, and thou shalt be sa- 1. When the scorner is punished, the siin. tisfied with bread.

ple is made wise; and when the wise is in 14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the structed, he receiveth knowledge. buyer : but when he is gone bis

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thien 12 The righteous man wisely considereth he boasteth.

the liouse o die wicked: bu: God overthrow. 15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: eth the wicked for their wickedness. but the lips of knowledge are a precious je:vel. 13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of

16 Take liis garment that is surety for a the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall stranger; and take a pledge of himn for a not be heard. strange woman.

14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger; and a 17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man: but af- reward in the bosom strong wrath. terwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel. 15 Il is joy to the just to do judgment: buo

18 Every purpose is established by counsel; destruction shall be to the workers of inand with good advice make war. liquity.

19 He that goeth about as a talebearer re- '16 The man that wandereth out of the way realeth secrets: therefore meddle noi wit for understanding shall remain in 'he congrehim that fallereth with his lips.

gation of the dead. 20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, 17 He that lovell pleasure shaji be a poor his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness. man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be

21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at rich. the beginning; but the end thereof shall not 18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the be blessed.

righteous, and tie transgressor for the up-
22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil;riglie.
bu: wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. 19 It is belter to dwell in the wilderness, then

23 Divers weights are an abomination in with a contentious and an angry woman.
to the LORE; and a false balance is not 20 There is treasure to be desired, ard oil

in the dwelling of the wise: but a foolish
+ Man's goingsure of the Lorv ; how can man spomleth it up.
ainan then understand his own way? 21 Hle that followeth after righteousness

25 ll is a snare to the man wio devoureth and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and
That which is hely, and after vows 10 make honour.

22 A wise min scaleil the city of the
26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and mighty, and casteth down the strength of
bringeth the wheel over them.

the confidence thereof.
27 The spirit of man is the candle of the 23 Wlioso keepeth his mouth and his
LORD, searching all the inward parts of the tongue, keepetlı lis sow from troubles.
belly.

24 Proud und haughty scorner is his name
23 Mercy and tru:l preserve the king; and who dealeth in proud wrati.
nis throue is upholden hy mercy.

25 The desire of the slithful killeth him
29 The glory of young inen is ilıir strength; for his hands refuse to labour
and beauiy of old men is the gray head. 26. He coveteth greedily all the day long

je blueness of a wound clean eiha vay tut the righiteous giveth, and spareth not.
to stripes the inward paris of the belly. 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abemina.
CHAP. XXI.

tion; how much more, when he bringeth in
Tiking's heart is in the land of the with a wicked mind?
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29 X wicked mau hardeneth his face: but 25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a us for the upright, he directeth his way. snare to thy soul.

30 There is no wisdom, nor understanding, 26 Be not thod one of them that strike nor counsel, against the LORD.

hands, or of them that are sureties for debts. 31 The horse is prepared against the day 27 líthou hast nothing to pay, why should of battle : but safety is of the LORD. be take away thy bed from under thee? CHAP. XXII.

8 Remove not the ancient land-mark A

GOOD name is rather to be chosen than which thy fathers have set.

great richies, and loving favour rather 29 Seest thou a man diligent in his brusi. than siiver and gold.

ness ? he shall stand before kings; he shall ? The rich and poor meet together ; the not stand before mean men. Lord is the maker of them all.

CHAP. XXIII. 3 A prudent bideth himself : but the simple pass on, and Wehow sittest to eat with a ruler,

consider diligently what is before thee, are punished.

2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou te 4'By humility, and the fear of the LORD, a man given to appetite. are riches, and honour, and life.

3 Be not desirous of his dainties; for they 5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the lare decei:sul meat. froward; he that doth keep his soul shall be 4 Labour not to be richi; cease from thine far froin them.

6 Train up a child in the way he should go : 5 Will thou set ilıine eyes upon that which and when he is old, he will not depart from it. is not ? for riches certainly make themselves

7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the wings; they fly away, as an eagle toward borrower is servant to the lender.

heaven. 8 He that soweth iniquity shall remain

vani. 6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath ay ty; and the rod of liis anger shall

evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty 9' He that hath a bountiful eye shall be bless- meats ; ed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. 7 For as he thinketh in his beart, so is he

10 Cast out the scorner, and contention Eat and drink, saith he i thee; bui his heart shall go out; yea, strile and reproach snall is not with thee. cease.

8 The ‘morsel uchich thou hast eater shal 11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for the thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words. grace of his lips the king shall be his friend. 9 Speak not in the ears of a fool; for be

12 The eyes of the LORD preserve know. will despise the wisdom of thy words. ledge; and he overthroweth the words of 10 Remove not the old land-mark ; and en the transgressor.

ter not into the fields of the fatherless : 13 Tlie slothful man saith, There is a lion 11 For their Redeemer is mighly; he shall without, I shall be siain in the streets. plead their cause with thee.

14 Tie mouth of strange women is a deep 12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and pit: he that is ablorred of the LORD sballthine ears to the words of knowledge. fall therein.

13 li ithhold 10t correction from the child. 15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a for if thou beatest liim with the rod, he shall child; but the rod of correction sliall drive it not die. far from him.

14 Thou shalt beat liim with the rod, and 16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase shalt deliver his soul from liell. his riches, and he that giveth to the richi, 15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my hear shall surely come to want.

shall rejoice, even mine ; 17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words 16 Yea, my reins sliall rejoice when thy of the wise, and apply lline iieait unto my lips speak right things. knowledge;

17 Let noi thine heart envy sinners: but be 18 For it is a pleasant thing is thou keep thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long them within thee; they shall withal be fitted 18 For surely there is an end ; and thine in thy lips,

expectation shall not be cut off. 19 That tlıy trust may be in the LORD, I 19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and have made known to tliee this day, even to guide thine beart in the way. thiee.

20 Be not among wine-bibbers; among 20 Have not I written to thee excellent riotous eaters of flesh. things in counsels and knowledge;

21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall 21 That I oniglit make thee know the cer- come to poverty; and drowsiness shall clothe tainty of the words of truth; that thou might-la mun with rags. est answer the words of truth to them that 22 Hearken unto thy father that begal send unto thee?

thee, and despise not thy mother when she 22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor ; is old. neither oppress the amicted in the gate; 23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; ai'so wis.

23 For the Lord will plead their cause, and dom, and instruction, and understanding. spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. 24 The father of the righteous shall greatly

24 Make no friendship wiin an angry man, rejoice; and he that begetteth a wise chia d with a furious man thou shalt not go ; skall have joy of lim.

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25 Thy father and thy mother shall be 16 For a just mun falleil: seven times, and glad, and she that bare thee shali rejoice. riseth up again: but the wicked sball fall in

My son, give me thine heari, and let to mischier ane eyes observe my ways.

17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth , 27 for a whore is a deep ditch ; and a and let not thine heart be glad wlien hé straage woman is a narrow pit.

stumbletli; 28 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and 18 Lest the Lord see it, and it displease increaseth the transgressors among men. him, and be turn away his wrath from him.

29 Who liath woe? who hath sorrow? who 19 Fret not lliyself because of evil men, hath contentions? who hath babbling? who neither be thou envious at the wicked: nath wounds without cause? who hath red- 20 For there shall be no reward 10 the evi Dess of eyes?

man; the caudle of the wicked shall be pu 30 They that tarry long at the wine, they out. that go to seek mixed wine.

21 My son, fear ibou the Lord and yie 31 Look not obou upon the wine when it king; and meddle not with them that are us red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, given to change : schen it movethi itself ariglit:

22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly; 32 All the last it biletli like a serpent, and and who knoweth the ruin of them both stingeth like an adder.

23 These things also belong to the wise. Il 33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, is not good to liave respect of persons in and thine heart shall utter perverse things: judgment.

31 Yea, thou shall be as he liai lieth down 24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thon art in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth up- righteous ; him shall the people curse, nations on the top of a mast.

sliall ablior him: 35 They have stricken me, shall thou say, 25 But to them that rebuke him sha! be anul I was not sick; they have beaten me. delight, and a good blessing shall come upon and I felt it not: when sliall I awake? I will them. seek it yet again.

26 Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth CHAP. XXIV.

a right answer.

27 Prepare thy work without, and make it neither desire to be with them

fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards 2 For their lieart studietha destruction, and build thine house. their lips talk of mischief.

28 Be not a witness against thy neighbour 3. Through wisdon is an house builded, and without cause; and deceive not with thy lips. b, understanding it is established;

29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath 4 And by knowledge shaittle cliamberske done to me; I will render to the man accord. "billed with all precious and pleasant richessing to his work.

5 A wise man is strong: yea, a man of knoti. 30 I went hy the field of the slothful, ano ledge increaselis strength.

by the vineyard of the man void of under. 6 For hy wise counsel thou shalt make thy standing ; war: and in multitude of counsellors there is 31 And, lo, it was all grown over with safely.

thorns, and neiles bad covered the face ( 7 Wisdom is 100 big! for a fool; he open-thereof, and the stone-wall thereof was bro. etli not bis inoull in the gate.

ken down. 8 He that deviseth to do evil shall be call- 32 Then I saw, and considered it well; } ed a mischievous person.

looked upon it, anul received instruction 9 The thought of foolishness is sin; and 33 lei a little sleep, a little slumber, a lit the scorner is an abomination to men. tle folding of the hands to sleep:

10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy 31 So shall thy poverty come as one that strength is small.

travelleth; and thy want as an armed man. 11 Vthou forbear to deliver them that are

CHAP. XXV. drawn unto deaths, and those ihal are ready THESE are also proverbs of Solomon, to be slain :

which the men o: Hezekiah king of 12 If thou sayest, Beliold, we knew it not; Judah copied out. doth not lie that pondereth the heart consi- 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing der it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth but the houour of kings is to search out a not he know it? and shall not be render to matter. every man according to his works?

3 The lieaven for height, and the earth for 13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is deptlı, and the beart of kings is unsearchable good; and the lovey-comb, which is sweet 4 Take away the dross from the silver, and to thy taste :

there shall come forth a vessel for the finer. 14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be 5 Take away the wicked from before the anto thy soul : when thou hast found it, thien king, and his ibrone shail be established in there shall be a reward, and thy expectation rigliteousness. shall not be cut off.

6 Put not forth thosell in the presence of 15 Lay not wait, 0 wicked man, against the king, and stand not in the place of great the dwelling of the righteous ; spoil not his miers : resting place :

1.7 For hetter it is that it be said unto thee,

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