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Come up hither, than that the shouldest hel, 5 Answer a fool according to his folly, lesi put lower in the presence of the prince whom he be wise in his own conceit. chine eyes have seen.

6 He that sendetli a message by the laten 8 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou of a fool culleth off the sect, and drinkedib know not what to do in the end thereof, when damage. thy neighbour hath put thee to shame. 7 The legs of the lame are not equal ; so

ģ Debate thy cause with thy neighboar him- is a parable in the inouth of fools. sell, and discover not a secrel to another; 2 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling ; so

10 Lest he that hearell it put thee lo sliame, is he that giveth honour to a fool. and thine infamy turn not away.

9 As a thorn goethi up ir to the hand of 11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold a drunkard; so is a parable n the mouth of in pictures of silver.

fools. 12 As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament 10 The great God, that forined all things, of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an both rewardeth the fool, and rewardech obedient ear.

transgressors. 13 As the cold of snow in the time of har- 11 As a dog returneth to liis vomit; so o vest, so is a faithful messenger to them i!lat fool returnetli to his folly. send him ; for be refresheth the soul of bis 12 Seest thou a man wise in his own con masters.

ceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him 1} Whoso boasteth bimsell of a false gilt is 13 The slothful man saith, There is a lios like clouds and wind without rain. in the way; a lion is in the streets.

15 By long forbearing is a prince per- 14 As the door turneth upon his hinges suaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone. so doth the slothful upon his bed.

16 Hast thou found loney? eat so much as 15 The slothful hideth his hand in his bo is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled there. som; it grieveth him to bring it again to bis with, and vomit it.

mouthi. 17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's 16 The sluggard is wiser in liis own con beuse ; lest he be weary of thee, and so liate ceit than seven men that can render a reason

17 He that passetb by, and meddletl: with 18 A man that beareth (alse witness against strife belonging not to liiin, is like one tha nis neighbour is a maui, and a sword, and a taket! a dog hy the ears. sharp arrow.

19 As a mad mun, who casteth firebrands 19 Conwidence in an unfaithful man in time arrows, and death, of trouble is like a broken looth, and a fool 19 So is the man that deceiveth his neigh out of joint.

bour, and saitli, Ain noul in sport? 20.45 he that taketh away a garment in cold PA Where no woud is, there the fire goeit Weather, und as vinegar upon niire ; so is lie on; so where there is no talelcarer, ti that singetlı songs to an fieavy heart. sul ceasetk.

I thine enemy be hungry, give him 21 Ascoals are to burning coals,and wood to bread to cat ; and if he be thirsiy, give him fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strile. water to drink :

22 The words of a talebearer are as 22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon wounds, and they go down into the inner. his bead, and the LORD shall reward thee. most parts of the belly.

03 Tlie north wind driveth away rain ; so 23 Burning lips, and a wicked heart, an doth an angry countenance a backbiting like a potsherd covered with silver dross. > tongue.

24 He that liatetlı dissembleth with his 24 ll is bell«r to dwell in a corner of the lips, and layetli up deceit within lim: house-top, than with a brawling woman, and 25 Whilie speaketli fair, believe bin not; in a wide house.

for there are seven abominations in luis heart. 25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is 26 Ihose hatred is covered by deceit, lvis good news from a far country.

wickedness shall be shiewed before the whole 26 A righteous man falling down before congregation. the wicked'is as a troubled fountain, and a 27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; nod corrupt spring

le that rolletli a stone, it will return upon bin. 27 llis not good to eat much honey; so for 28 A lying longue hateth those irut art men to search i:eir own glory is noi glory. amicted by ii ; and a flattering mouth work

28 He that hath no rule over his own spi- euli ruin. rit is like a city that is broken down, and

CIIAP. XXVII. without walls. CHAP. XXVI.

knowest notivhat a day may bring forth. AS snow in summer, and as rein

in har

2 Let another man praise thee, and not vest; so honour is not seemly for a fool.thine own inouth; a stranger, and not thine 2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow own lips. by flying; so the cur:ecauseless shall notcome. 3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weiglity;

3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, but a fool's wrath is leavier than them both. and a rod for the fool's back.

4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; 4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, but who is able to stand before evvy? leszthou also be like unto bun

5 Open rebuke is beter than secret love.

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CHAP. XXVII, XXVII. he Faithful are the wounds of a friend: but wicked: but such as keep the law conlend the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

with them, 7 The full soul loathelb an honey-comb: 5 Evil men understand not judginent: but but to the hungry soul every bitter thing they that seek the LORD understand all things. sweet.

6 Better is the poor that walketh in bis up S As a hird that wandereth fron hier nest; rightness, than he that is perverse in his so is a man that wanderell from is place. ways, though he be rich.

9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; 7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son 30 doth the sweetness of a man's friend by but he that is a companion of riotous mon hearty counsel.

shameth his faiher. 10 Thine own friend, and thy father's 8 He that by usury and unjust gain infriend, forsake not; neither go into thy bro-creasetli his substance, he shal, gather it for ter's house in the day of thy calamity : for him that will pity the poor. better is a neighbour that is near, than a bro- 9 He that turneth away his ear from hearther lar off.

!ng the law, even his prayer shall be abom11 My son, be wise, and make beart ination. glad, that I may answer lim that reproachi- 10 Whioso causeth the righteous to go etli me.

astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself 12 A prudent mun foreseetli the evil, and into bis own pit: but the uprighit shall have hideth himself: bul the simple pass on, and good things in possession. are punished.

11 The rich man is wise in his own con13 Take liis garment that is surely for ceit: but the poor that hath understanding B stranger, and take a pledge of him for a searcheth him out. strange woman.

12 When righteous men do rejoice, there 14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be man is hidden. counted a curse io him.

13 He that covereth leis sins shall not 15 A continual dropping in a very rainy prosper : but wloso consesselh and forsaketh day and a contentious woman are alike. ihem shall have mercy.

16 Whosoever hideth her bideth the wind, 14 Happy is the man that feareth alway : and the ointment of his rigiit land, which but be that hardeneth his heart shall fall into dewrayeth itself

mischief. 17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharp- 15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; nell the countenance of his friend. so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

19 Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat 16 The prince that wanteth understanding he fruit thereof; so he thai waitelli on his is also a great oppressor: brut be that haieth naster shall be lionoured.

covelousness shall prolong his days. 19 As in water face onsuerelh to sace; so 17 A man that doeth violence io the blood she heart of man lo man.

of any person shall flee to the pit; let no 20 Hell and destruction are never full ; so nan stay him. the eyes of man are never satisfied,

18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be 21 As the fining-pot for silver, and the saved: but he that is perverse in his ways furnace for gola ; so is a man to nis praise. sirall fall at once.

22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a 19 He that tilletli liis land shall liave plen. mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet williy of bread: but he that followeth after vain not his foolishness depart from him. persons shall have poverty enough.

23 Be thou diligent to know the state of 20 A faithful man shall abound with bless. thy flocks, Amd look well to thy herds : ings: but he that maketh baste lo be rich

24 For riches are not for ever : and dou shall not be innocent.
the crown enulure lo every generation ? 21 To have respect of persons is not good:

23 The hay appeareth, and the tender for, for a piece of bread that man will irans-
grass shewetli itsell, and herbs of the moun- gress.
lains are gathered:

22 He that hasteth to be rich halh an evil 26 The lambs are for tlıy clothing, and the eye, and considereth not that poverty shall goats are the price of the field.

come upon him. 47. And thou shalt have goats' milk enough 23 tle that rebukeili a man, afterwarıls for thy food, for the food of thy household, shall find more savour than he that talleretta and for the maintenance for thy maidens. with the tongue. CHAP. XXVII.

21 Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, THE wekiditeos are holman lirueth and saibalicis non era cression, the same u

bat righteous bold as a lion. the companion of a destrnyer. 2 For the transgression of a laud many 25 He that is of a proud lieart stirreth up are the princes thereof: bui hy a man of un- strise: but lie that pulleth his trust in the derstanding anul knowledge the state thereof Lord shall be made' la. shall be prolonged.

26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a 3 A poor man liat oppressell the poor is rool: but wlioso walke!h wisely, he shall be like a sweeping rain, whiclı leaveth no food. delivered. 4 They ihai sorsake the law praise the 27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not



jack, but be that liideth his eyes shall have whoso putters his trust in the Lord shall be many a curse.

sase. 28 When he wicked rise, men hide them- 26 Many seek il:e ruler's favour; but every selves: but when they perislı, the rig liteous man's judgment cometh from the Lorn. increase.

27 Ån unjust man is an abomination to CHAP. XXIX.

the just, and he that is upright in the way is HEabomination to the picked his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed,

CIIAP. XXX. and that without remedy. 2 IV nen the righteous are in authority, the THE words of Agar ile son of Jakein, erera

the prophecy : the man spake unto people rejoice: but when the wicked bear-Ithiel, even unto subiel and ('cal, eth rule, the people mourn.

2 Surely I am more brutish than ony man, 3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his fa- and have not the understanding of a man. sher: hut he that keepeth company withi 3 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the harlots spendetli his suhsiance.

knowledge of the holy, 4 The king by judgment establishelli the 4 Who hath ascended up into lieaven, : Jand: but lie thiat receiveth gifts overthrow-descended? who hath gathered the wind in eth it.

bis fists? wlio liath bound the waters in a 5 A man that fattereth his neighbour garment? who hath established all the ends spreadeth a net for his feet.

of the earth? what is his name, and what is 6 In the transgression of an evil man there bis son's pame, if thou cansı tell? is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and 5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield rejoice.

unto them that put liveir trust in him. 7 The righteous consideretli the cause ofthe 6 Add thou not unto his words, lest he repoor: bul the wicked regarded not to know it. prove thee, and thou he found a liar. 3 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: 7 Two things have I required of thee; deny

I bu: wise men turn away wrath.

me them not before I die': 9 Is a wise man contender with a foolish 8 Remove far from ine vanity and lies; man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no give me neither poverty nor richies; seed me

with food convenient for me : 10 The blood-thirsty hate the upright: but 9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, the just seek his soul.

Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and stea! 11 A fool utterethi all mind: but a wise and take the name of my God in vain. man keepelli il in till alterwards.

10 Accuse not a servant unto his master, 12 Il a ruler hearken 10 lies, all lois ser- lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty vants are wicked.

11 There is a generation that curseth their 13 The poor and the deceitful inan meet father, and doth not bless their mother. together; the LORD lighteneih both their 12 There is a generation that are pure in eyes.

their own eyes, and yet is not washed from 14 The king that faithfully judgeel the heir filthiness. poor, his throue shall be establisfied for ever. 13 There is a generation, 0 how lofty are

15. The rod and reproof give wisdom: but their eyes! and their eyelids are listed up. a child lesi to himself bringeth his mother to 14 There is a generation whose teeth are shame.

as swords, and their jaw-leethi as kuives, 10 16 When the wicked are multiplied, trans- devour the poor from off the earth, and the gression increaseth: but the righteous shall needy from among men. see their fall.

15 The horse-leech bath two daughters, 17 Correct tlıy son, and he sha'l give thee crying, Give, give. There are three things rest ; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. that are never satisfied, yea, four things say

18 Where there is no vision, the people pe- not, It is enouglı: rish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. 16 The grave; and the barren womb; the

19 A servant will not be corrected by earth that is not filled with water; and the words; for though he understand he will not fire thui saith not, It is enough. answer.

17 The eye that mocketh at his father, 20 Seest thou a man that is basty in his and despisetti to obey his mother, the ravens words ? there is more hope of a fool than or of the valiey shall pick it out, and the young him.

eagles shall eat it. 21 He that delicately bringeth up his ser- 18 There be three things which are too won. vant from a child, shall have liim become his derful for me, yea, four which I know noi: son at the length.

19 The way of an eagle in the air, the way 22 An angry man stirreth up strise, and a oi a serpent upon a rock, the way of a ship furious inan aboundeth in transgression. in the midst of the sea, and the way of a man

23 À man's pride shall bring bim low: but with a maid. honour shall upliold the humble in spirit. 20 Such is the way of an adulterous wo

24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth man; she eateth, and wipeth hier mouth, and his own soul : he' heareths cursing, and be- saith, I have done no wickedness. wrayeth it not.

21 For three things the earth is disquieted, 25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: builand for four which it cannot bear.


na For a servant when he reigneth, and 11 The heart of her husband doth safely t fool when he is filled with meat; trust in her, so that lie shall have no need of

23 For an odious woman when she is married, spoil. and an bandmaid that is heir to her mistress. 12 She will do him good, and not evil, all

24 There be four things which are little up the days of her life. on the earth, but they are exceeding wisc: 13 : he serketh wool and flax, and work.

25 The ants are a people not strong, yet eth willingly with her hands. they prepare their meal in the summer; 14 She is like the merchants' ships ; she

26 Tlie conies are but a feeble folk, yet bringeth her food from afar. make they their houses in the rocks ;

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and 27 The locusts have no king, yet go they giveth meat to her household, and a portion forth all of them by bands;

to her maidens. 28 The spider taketh hold with ber lands, 16 Slie considereth a field, and buyeih il, and is in kings' places.

with the fruit of her bands slie planteth a 29 There be three things which go well, vineyard. yea, four are comely in going:

17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and 30 A lion, which is strongest ainong beasts, strengtheneth her arms. end lurneti not away for any;

18 She perceiveth that ber merchandise is 31 A grey-lound; an he-goat also; and a good : lier candle goeth not out by night. king, against wliom there is no rising up. 19 She laveth her hands to the spindle, and

32 If thou hast done foolishiy in lifting up her liands hold the distaff. thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, lay thine 20 She streicheth out her hand to the hand upon thy mouth.

poor; yra, she reacheth forth her hands to 33 Surely ille churning of milk bringerl ile needy. forth butter, and the wringing of the nose . She is not afraid of the snow for her hringoth forth blood; so the forcing of wrath housebiold: for all her bousehold are clothed bringeth forth surile.'

will: scarlet. CHAP. XXXI.

22 She maketli berself coverings of tapesTHE words of king Lenmel, the prophecy try; her clothing is silk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gales, 2 What, my son ? and what, the son of my when he sitteth among the elders of the land. wornb? and úliat, the son of my vows? 24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth il;

3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. hy ways to that which destroyeth kings. 25 Strength and honour are her clothing;

4 li'is not for kings, 0 Lemuel, it is not and slie shall rejoice in time to come. for kings to drink wine, nor for princes 26 She openieth ber mouth with wisdom, trong drink ;

and in her tongue is the law o! kindness. 5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and 27 She looketh well to the ways of her pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted. household, and cateth 101 dhe bread of idle.

6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready ness, lo perish, and wine unto those that be of 28 Her children arise up, and call her blessheavy hearts.

ed; lier husband also, and be praiseth her. 7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, 29. Many daugliters have done virtucusly And remember his misery no more.

but thou excellest them all. 8 Open thy mouth for the dumbian the cause 30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain of all such as are appointed to destruction. but a woman that feareth the LORD, slie

9 Open thy mouili, judge righteously, and shall be praised. piead the cause of the poor and needy. 31 Give lier of the fruit of her liands ; and

101 Who can find a virtuous woman? for! let her own works praise lier in the gales. ber price is far above rubies.

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(about continually; and the wind returneth THE words of the Preacher, the son of again according to his circuits. David, king of Jerusalem.

7 All the rivers run into the sea ; yet the 2 Vanity of vanities, saitli the Preacher, sea is no: full: unto the place from whence vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

the rivers come, thither they return again. 3 lat profil bath a man of all liis labour & All things are full of labour; man cannot which he taketh under the sun ?

ulter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, 4 One generation passeth away, and nor the ear filled with hearing. another generation cometi: but the earth 9 ! The thing that hath been, it is thal abideth for ever.

which shall be; and that which is done, is 5 The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth liat which shall be done: and there is no new down, and liasteth to his place where lie thing under the sun.

10 Is there any thing whereof it may be 6 The wind gooti toward the south, and said, See, this is new? it liath been already praeth about unto the north: it whirleth of old time, which was before us.




11 There is no remembrance of foriner vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was things ; neither shall there be any remem- no profit under the sun. brance of things that are to come with those 12 ! And I turned myself to behold wisthat shall come after.

down, and madness, and folly : for wbat can 12 1 I the Preacher was king over Israel the inan do that cometh after the king? arn in Jerusalem :

that which hath been already done. 13 And I gave my heart to seek and search 13 Then I silw that wisdom excelleth folly, out by wisdom concerning all things that as far as light cxcelleth darkness. are done under heaven : this sore travail 14 The wise man's eyes are in his head; hath God given to the sons of man, to be but the fool walketh in darkness : and I my exercised therewith.

seif perceived also that one event bappened 14 I have seen all the works that are done to viem all. under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and 15 Then said I in my heart, As it happenTexation of spirit

eth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me 15 That which is crooked cannot be made and wliy was I then more wise? Then I said straight; and that which is wanting cannot in iny bieart, that this also is vanity. be numbered.

16 For there is no remembrance of the wise 16 I com.nuned with mine own beart, say- more than of the fool for ever ; seeing that ing, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have which now is, in the days to come shall all gotten more wisdom than all they that have be forgotten • and how dielli the wise man? been before me in Jerusalem; yea, my beart as the tool. had great experience of wisdom and know- 17 Therefore I hated life; because the ledge.

work that is wrought under the sun is griev. 17 And I gave my heart to know wisdom, ous unto me: for all is vanily and vexation and to know madness and folly: 1 perceived of spirit. that this also is vexation of spirit.

181 Yea, I hated all my labour wbich i had 18 for in much wisdom is mucli grief ; taken under the sun; because I should leave and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth it unto the man that shall be after we.

19 And who knoweth whether he shall be CHAP. II.

a wise mun or a fool ? yet shall be have rule prove thee will mirtlı; therefore enjoy and wherein I have shewed myself wise una pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity: der the sun. This is also vaniiy.

I said of laughier, It is mad: and of 20 Therefore I went about to cause my mirth, \bat doeth it?

heart to despair of all the labour which ? 3 I sought in mine heart to give myself un- took under the sun. o wine, (yet acquainting mine heart with 21 For there is a inan whose labour is in wisdom.) and to lay hold on folly, will I might wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equily; see whai was the good for the sons of men vet to a man that hatlı not laboured therein which they should do under the heaven all shall be leave it for luis portion. This also is the days of their life.

vanity, and a great evil. 4 I'made me great works; I builded me 22 For wliat hath man of all his labour, houses ; 1 planted me vineyards;

and of the vexation of bis heart, wherein he 51 made me gardens and orchards, and I hath laboured under the sun ? planted trees in them of all kind of fruits; 23 For all his days are sorrows, and his

6 I made me pools of water, to water travail grief ; yea, bis jieart taketh not rest in therewith the wood that bringeth forth the niglit. This is also vanity. trees ;

24 i There is nothing better for a inan, 71 got me servants and maidens, and had thun that he should eat and drink, and that servants born in my house ; also I lial great he should make his soul enjoy good in lris possessions of great and small cattle above all labour. This also i saw, liat ii uus from that were in Jerusalem before me ;

the liand of God. 8 I gathered me also silver and gold, and 25 For who can eat, or who else can hasten the peculiar treasure of kings and of the nereunto, more than I. provinces ; ! gat me men-singers and women- 26; For God giveth io a man that is good in singers, and the delights of the sons of men, liis sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy. as musical instruments, and that of all sorts. but to he sinner lie giveth travail, to gather,

9 So I was great, and increased more than and 10 heap up, that lie may give to him that all that were before me in Jerusalem : also is good before God. This also iş vanity and my wisdom remained with me.

vexation of spirit 10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired I kept

CHAP, III. mooth Cram ile on your wit beard me to contineari Tu everything pobere is asearen and a tine froin any joy : my all to purpose the : my labour ; and this was my portion of all 2 A time to be born, and a time to die : a my labour.

time to plant, and a time to pluck up that '11 Then I looked on all the works that my which is planted ; hands had wrought, and on the labour that 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal: a time I had laboured io do ; and, behold, all'uus to break down, and a time to build up:

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