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CHAP. I, II, IU. 'rait for blood, let us lurk privily for the in-! 6 For the Lord giveth wisdoin: out of buya acent without cause :

mouth conein knowledge and understanding 12 Let us swallow them up alive as the i Ile layeth up sound wisdom for the righgrave; and whole, as those that go down teous: he is a buckler to them that walk upinto the pil :

rightly. 13 We shall find all precious substance, & Me keepeth the paths of judgment, and we shall fill our houses with spoil : preservell the way of his saints.

14 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have 9 Then shalt nou understand rigliteousone purse.

ness, and judgment, and equity; yeu, every 15 My son, walk not thou in the way with good path. them;

refrain thy foot froin their path : 10 11 When wisdom entereth into thine 16 For their feet run to evil, and make heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy haste to shed blood :

soul, 17 (Surely in vain the net is spread in the ii Discretion shall preserve thee, under sight of any bird :)

standing shall keep thee; 18 And they lay wait for their own blood; 12 T deliver thee from the way of the evil they lurk privily for their own lives. mo from the man that speaketli froward

19 So are the ways of every one that is ting; greedy of gain; which taketh away the life 13 Who leave the pailis of uprightness, 10 of the owners thereof.

walk in the ways of darkness; 201 Wisdom crieth without; she ulterech 14 Who rejoice to do evil. and deliglie in her voice in the streets;

the frowardness of the wicked 21 She crieth in the chief place of con- 15 ! hore ways ure crooked, and they frocours“, in the openings of the gates: in the ward in their pails: city she uttereth her words, saying,

16 To deliver thee from the strange wo. 22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love man, even from the stranger which flattereth simplicity and the scorners delight in their with her words ; sporning, and fools liate knowledge ?

17 Which forsaketl the guide of her youth, 23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will and forgelleth the covenant of lier God: spur out my spirit unto you, I will make 18 For her house inclineth unto deallı, and Down my words unto you.

her paths unto the dead. 24 1 Because I have called, and ye refused; 19 None that go unto ber return again, I have stretched out iny hand, and no man neither take they hold of the patiis of life; regarded;

20 That thou mayest walk in 100 way of 25 Bui ye have set at nouglit all my coun- good men, and keep the paths of the righteous. sel, and would none of my reproof:

21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, 26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I and the perfect shall remain in it. will mock when your fear cometh;

22 But the wicked shall be cut off from 27 When your fear comeld as desolation, the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooi. and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; ed out of it. when distress and anguishi cometh upon you:

CHAP. III. 28 Then shall they call upon me,

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MY son, forget not my law; but let thine not answer; they shall seek me early, but heart keep my commandments: they shall not find me:

2 For length of days, and long lise, and 19 For that they liated knowledge, and did peace, shall they add io thee. not choose the fear of the LORD:

3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee 30 They would done of my counsel; they bind tliem about thiy neck; write them upon despised all my reproof:

the table of thine heart: 31 Therefore clinil they eat of the fruit of 4 So shalt thou find favour and good untheir own way, and be filled with their own derstanding in the siglit of God and man. devices.

51 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart, 32 For the turning away of the simple shall and lean not unto thine own understanding: Blay them, and the prosperity of fools shall 6 In all thy ways acknowledge liim, and d troy them.

he shall direct thy paths, 33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall 7 1 Ee not wise in thine own eyes: sear dwell salely, and shall be quiet from fear of the Lord, and depart from evil. evil.

8 It shall be localih to thy navel, and mar CUAP. II.

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if thou wilt receive my words, 91 llonour the LORD with thy substance, and hide my commandments with thee; and with the first-fruits of all tine increase: % So that thou incline thine ear unto wis. 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, dom, and apply thine heart to understanding; and thy presses shall burst out withi new wine.

3 Yea, il thou criest after knowledge, and 11 1 My son, despise not the rhiastening of listest uptby voice for understanding; the LORD ; neither be weary of nis correction :

4 If thou seekest her as silver, and search- 12 For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth, est for her as for hid treasuros;

even as a father the son in whoin he delighteth 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of 13 Happy is the man that hodeth wiedom, the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. and the man thal getieth understanding. 4 15

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14 For the merchandise of it is better than 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; there the merchandise of silver, and the gain therefore gel wisdom: and with all thy getting of th: in fine gold.

get understanding, 15 She is more precious than rubies : and 8 Exalt ber, and she shall promote thee all the things thou carst decire are not to be she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost com.ared unto her.

embrace her. 16: Length of days is in her rigl hand; 9 She shall give to thine beag an ornaand in her left hand riches and honour. ment of grace: a crown of glory shall she

1 fler ways are ways of pleasantness, und deliver to thee. all ler paths, ure peace,

10 Hear, O my son, and receive my say. 1. She is a tree of life to them that lay ings; and the years of thy life shall be many holi upon her: and happy is every one that il I have tauglit thee in the way of wis renneth lier.

dom ; i bave led thee in right patis. JJ The Lord by wisdom hatl: founded the 12'When thou goest, thy steps shall not ear'h ; by understanding hatli lie established be straitened, and when thou runnest, thou Slie heavens.

shall not stumble. 0 Bv his knowledge the deptlis are broken 13 Take fast told of instruction; let her up, and the clouds drop down the dew. not go: keep lier; for she is thy life.'

My son, let not them depart from thine 191 Enter not into the patlı of the wicked eyes: keep sound wisdoin and discretion: and go not in the way of evil men.

2 So shall they be lise unto thy soul, and 15 Avoid it, pass not hy it, turn from grice to thy neck

and pass away. "3 Tlien shalt thou walk in thy way safe- 16 For they sleep not, except they have ly, and thy foot shall not stumble.

done mischief; and ibeir sleep is taken away, * When thou liest down, thou shall not unless they cause some to fall. be afraid ; yea, thou shall lie down, and iliy 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, slrep shall be sweet.

and drink the wine of violence. 25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of 18 But the path of the just is as the shining the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. liglil

, that shineth more and more unto the 26 For the Lord shall be thy confidence, persect day. and shall keep thy foot from being taken. 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness

27 1. Withhold not good from them to they know not at what they sumnble. whom it is clue, when it is in the power of 20 1 My son, attend to my words; inclino thine hand to do it.

thine ear unto my sayir:gs : 28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and 1 Let them not depart from thine eyes come again, and to-morrow I will give ; keep them in the midst of thine leart: w heu triou liast it hy thee.

22 For they are lile unto those that fine 129 91 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, them, and health to all their Mesh. 8.eing hie dwelleth securely by thee.

23' keep thy lieart with all diligence 30 "Strive not with a inan' without cause, for out of it are the issues of life. il he have done thee no barm.

2. Put away from thiee a froward mouth 31 1 Envy thou not the oppressor, and and perverse lips put far from thee. choose none of his ways.

25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let 32 For the froward is abomination to the thine eyelids look straight before thee. Lori: but his secret is with the righteous. 26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let al

33 1 The curse of the Lord is in the house thy ways be established. of thie wicked: but he blessed the habitation 27 Tur not to the right hand nor to the of the just.

left: remove thy foot from evil. 34 Surely he scornelli the scorners: but

CHAP. V. he giveth grace unto the lowly.

son, altend unto my wisdom, and shall be the promotion of fools.

That thou mayest regard discretion, and CHAP. IV.

that ily lips may keep knowledge. FEAR, ye children, the instruction of 31 For the lips of a strange woman drop banding.

than oil: 2. For 1 give you good doctrine, forsake 4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp ye not my law.

as a two-edged sword. 3 For I was my father's son, lender and 5 Her feet go down to death; only beloved in the sigla of iny mother. take hold on hell.

• He taught me also, and said unto me, 6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of Let thine heart retain my words: keep my life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst commandments, and live.

not know them. 5 1 Giel wisdom, get understanding; for- 7 Hear me now therefore, Oye chil. get il nor: neither decline from the words of dren, and depart not from the words of my my mouth.

mouth. 6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve 8 Remove thy way far from her, and lice: love her, and she shall keep thee. come not nigh the door of her house

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CHAP. VI, VII. 9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, 15 Therefore shall bis calamity co ne sudand thy years unto the cruel;

denly ; suddenly shall he be broken without 10 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth, remedy. and thy labours be in the louse of a stranger: 16 1 These six things doth the Lord hate;

11 And ilou mouru at the last, whien thy yea, seven are an abomination unto him : flesh and thy hody are consumed,

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and 12 And say, How have I hated instruction, hands that sbed innocent blool, and iny lieart despised reproof;

18 An beart that deviseli, wicked imagina13 And have not obeyed the voice of my tions, feet that be swift in running lo misteachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that chief, instructed me!

19 A false witness thot speaketh lies, and 1+ I was almost in all evil in the midst of him that soweth discord among brethren. the congregation and assembly.

20 1. My son, keep thy father's command151 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, ment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: and running waters out of thine own well. 21 Bind them continually upon ihine heart,

16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and tie them about thy neck. md rivers of waters in the streets.

29 Wlien thou goese, it shall lead thee; 17 Let them he only thine own, and not when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee ; and strangers' with thee.

when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. 18 Let thy fountain be blessed; and re- 3 For the commandment is a lamp; and, joice with the wite of thy youth.

the law is light and reproofs of instruction 19 Let her he as the loving lind and pleasant are the way of life: roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times. 24 To keep ibee from the evil woman, from and be thou ravi-bed always with her love. the flattery of the tongue of a strange wo

20 And why wilt thon, ny son, he ravish- man. ed with a strange woman, and embrace the 25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart ; Josom of a stranger

neither let her take thee with her eyelids. 21 For the ways of man are before the eyes 26 For by means of a whorislı woman a of the Lord, and poneretli all bis goings mun is brought to a piece of bread; and the

22 ! His own iniquities shall take the adulteress will hunt for the precious lise. wicked himsell, and lie slial! be holden with 27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and the cores of his sins.

bis cloties not he burned ? 23 He shall die without instruction; and in 28 (an one go upon hot coals, and his feet he greatness of his folly be shall go astray. not be burned? CHAP. VI.

29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour's son, if thou be surely for thy friend, wile ; whosoever toucheth her shall not be

if thou hast stricken ihy hand with a innocent. trauger,

34) Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to 2 Thou art snared with the words of thy satisfy his soul when he is hungry. mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy 31 But if he be found, he shall restore mouth.

seven-lold;'lie shall give all the substance of 3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thy- his house. self; wlien thou art come into the band or 3 Buu wlioso committeth adultery with a this friend, go, bumble tiysell, and make woman lacket understanding: he that doeth sure thy friend.

it destroyeth his own soul. 4 Give not deep to thine eyes, nor slumber 33 A wound and dishonour shall be get; to tline eveliels.

and lia reproaclı shall not be wiped away. 5 Deliver thyself as a roe from the liand of 31 For jealousy is the rage of a man; The hunter, and as a bird from the land of the therefore lie will not spare in the day of venfowler.

geance. 6 ! Go to the thi. Thou sluygard; consider 35 He will not regard any ransem; neither Jer ways, and be wise :

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CIIAP. VII
8 Provideth ber meat in the summer, and
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son, keep my words, and lay up my MY

commandments with thee. 9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard ?

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2 Keep iny commandments, and live; and when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep my law as the apple of shine eye.

10 Vet a little sleep. a little slumber, a lit- 3 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them te folding of the hands to sleep :

upon the table o: 'thine heart. 11 So soall thy poverty conie as one that 4 Savuto wisdom, Thou art my sister, travelleth, and they want as an armed man. and call understanding thy kipswoman:

121 A naugliy person, a wicked inan, 5 That they inay keep thee from the walkeili with a fron ard inouth.

strange woman, from tive stranger whick 13 He winketh witi isis eyes, lie speaketli flattereth with her words. with his feet, he teachieth with his fingers; 6! For at the window of my house I look

14 Frowardiess is in his lieart, he deviseth ed through iny casement, mischief continually ; he soweth discord. 7 And beheld among the simple ones, I dis

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erned ainong the youtlıs, a young man void 9 They are all plain to him that und of understanding,

standeth, and righi to thein that find know 8 Passing through the street near her cor- ledge. ner; and he went the way to her house, 10 Receive my instruction, and not sii

9 In the twilight, in the evening, in the ver; and knowledare rather than choice gold black and dark miglit;

Ti For wisdom is better than rulvies; and 10 And, behold, there met him a woman all the things that may be desired are not to with the aitire of an biarlot, and subtile of be compared to it. heart.

12 I wisetom dwell with prudence, and finu 11 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet out knowledge of willy inventions. alside not in her house:

13 The fear of the Lord is lo hate evil 12 Now is she without, now in the streets, pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and Anu lieth in wait at every corner.). ihe froward mouin, do I hate.

13 So she caught bim, and kissed him, 14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I and with an impodent face said unto bim, am understanding ; 1 bave strength.

1 14 / hace peace-offerings with me; this day 15 11 By me kings reign, and princes de have I paid my vow's :

cree justice. 15 Therefore came i forth to meet thee, 16" By me princes rule, and oubles, even diligently to seek thy face; and I have found all the judges of the earth. thee.

17 I love them that love me ; and those 16 I have decked my bed with coverings ibat seek me early shall find me. of tapestry, with carved works, with fine lin. 18 Riches and honour are with me ; yea, en of Egypt.

durable richies and righteousness. 17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, 19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than aloes, and cinnamon.

fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. 13 Come, let us take onr fill of love until 90°1 lead in the way of righteousness, in the morning; let us solace ourselves with loves. the midst of the pailis of judgment;

19 For the good man is not at home, he is 21 That I may cause those that love me to gone a long journey :

inherit substance; and I will fill their trea20 He latli laken a bag of money with him, sures. anul will come home at the day appointed. 9.2 9 The Lorn possessed me in the begin

21 Willi ber much fair speech she caused ning of bis way, before his works of old. hun to yield, with the Aattering of her lips 31 was set up from everlasting, from the she forced him.

beginning, or ever the earth was. 22 He goeth after her straightway, as an 34 W lien there were no depthis, I was ux gueth 10 the slaughter, or as a fool to the brought forth ; wlien there were no fountains correction of the stocks ;

abounding with water. 23 J'ill a dait strike through his liver; as a 5 Before the mountains were sellled; bebird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not fore the hills was 1 brought forth : that it is for his life.

2 Wbile al yet he had not made thie 24 | Hearken unto me now therefore, o carilo

, nor the fields, nor the bighest part of ye cbiidren, and alted to the words of my the dust of the world. month.

27 When lie prepared the leareus, I was 25 Let not thine heart decline to her there : when he set a compass upou the face ways, go nol astray in lier paths:

of the depth : 26 For slie hatlıcast down many wounded ; 28 When he established the clouds above yea, many strong men l'ave been slain by her. when lie strengthened the fountains of the

27 Her house is the way to hell, guing deep : duwa lo the chambers of drallı.

29 When he gave to the sea bis decree, CHAP. VIII.

that the waters should not pass his comOTH noi wisilom cry? and understand. mandment: when be appointed the founda ing put forth her voice?

tions of the earth : 9 Sie standeth in the top of high places, 30) Then I was by bim, as one brought up by the way in the places of the paths ; with him; and I was daily his delight, re

3 Slue crieth at the gates. at the entry of joicing always before liim the city, ai the coming in at the Joors; si Rejoicing in the habitable part of the

4 lnto you, o men, I call; and my voice earth; and my delights were with the soul is to the xonis of man

of men. 5 () ye simple, understand wisdom; and, 39 Now therefore learken unto me, 0 ye ye fols, be ye of an understanding heart. children : for blessed are they that keep my

6 % Hear; for I will speak of excellent ways. thing: ; and the opening of my lips shall be 33 Ilear instruction, and be wise, and re. riglie things.

fuse it iot. For my mouth shall speak truth; and 31 Blessed is the man that heareth me, wichedness is an abomination to my lips. watching daily at my gares, waiting at the

8 All the words of iny inoull are in righ- posts of my doors. teousness; there is vothing froward or per- 35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and verse in then.

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36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth 9 He that walketh uprightly walketh sure. his own soul: all they that hate me love death.ly: but he that pervertells his ways shall be CHAP. IX.

known. TISDOM hath builded her house, slie 10 He that winketh with the eye causeth

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sorrow : but a prating cool shall fall. 2 She hath killed her heasts ; she hath 11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well mingled her wine ; she liah also furnished of life : bul violence covereth the mouth of her table;

the wicked. 3 She hath sent forth ber maidens ; she 12 Haired stirreth up strifes : but love cocrieth upon the highest places of the city, veretli all sins.

4 Whoso is simple, lei him turn in hitler: 13 In the lips of liim that hatli understand as for him that wavleth understanding, she ing, wisdom is foʻind: bui a rod is for the saith to him,

back of him that is void of understanding. 5 Conne, eat of my bread, and drink of the 14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the wine which I have iningled.

mouth of the foviish is near destruction. 6 Forsake the foulisli, and live; and go in 15 The richi man's wealth is his strong city: the way of understanding.

libe destrartion of the poor is their poverty. 7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to 16 The labour of the righteous tendeth :o himself shame ; and he that rebuketh a wick- life: the fruit of the wicked to sin. ed man gelteth himself a blol.

17 He is in the way of lile that keepeth in8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee : struction : but he that resusetli reprool erreth. sebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. 18 He that bideth hatred with lying lips,

9 Give instruction to a wise mar, and he and he that utterech a slander, is a fool. will be yet wiser ; teach a just man, and he 19 In the multicude of words there wanteth will increase in learning.

not sin: butlle that refraineth leis lips is wise. 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning 20 The tongue of the just is as choice sil. of wisdom; and the knowledge of tie Holy ver: the heart of the wicked is little worih. is understanding:

21. The lips of the righteous feed many. Il For by me diy davs shall be multipiied, but fools die for want of wisdom. rud the years of thy lie siiall be increased. 22 The blessing of the Lord, it maketh

12 lithou be wise, thou shalt be wise for rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it. hyself: but if thiou scornest, thou alone shall 23 ll is as sport to a fool to do mischier : sejr il.

but a man of understanding bath wisdom. 139 A foolish woman is clamorous ; she is 24. The fear of the wicked, it shall come simple, and knowell, nothing.

upon birin: but the desire of the righteous it For she sitteth at the door of her house, shall be granted. on a seat in the liigh places of the city, 25. As the whirlwind passeth, so is the

15 Tuca! passengers who go rigiit on their wicked no more : but the righteous is an vays:

everlasting foundation, 16 Whoso is simple, le: bim turn in bither : 26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke end os for him that wanteth understanding, to the eyes, so is the skiggard to them that she saith to him,

send him. 17 Sielen waters are sweet, and bread eaten 7 The rear of the Lord prolongeth days : in secret is pleasant.

but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. 18 But he knoweth you that the dead are 28 The hope of the righteous shali be glad.. there ; und that hier guests are in the depthis news : but the expectation of the wicked shall of hell.

perish. CHAP. X.

29 The way of the LORD is strength to the a glad father: but a ı ers of iniquity. is the heaviess of his mother.

30 The righteous shall never be removed : 2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. but rightecusness delivereth from death. 31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wis

3 The Lord will not suffer the soul of the dom: lutthie troward tongue shall be cut oui. nghteous to famishi: but he castelli away the 32 The lips of the righteous know what is substance of the wicked.

acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked 4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a speukelh frowardness. slack hand: but the hand of the diligent ma

CHAP. XI. ricb.

FALSE balance is abomination to son : bul be that sleepetla in harvest is a son 2 l'hen pr:de cometh, then cometh slame: that causesh shame.

but will the lowly is wisdom. 6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: hul! 3 The integrity of the upright shall guide violence coveretli the mouth of the wicked. them: but tlie perverseness of transgressors

7 The memory of the just is blessed : but alall destroy them. the name of the wicked shall rot.

4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath : 8 The wise in heart will receive command- but righteousness deliveretb from death. ments: but a prating fool shall fall. 5 The righteousness of the perfect shall di

THE Proverbes af Solomon, a wise son upriglit: bus destruction shall be to the work

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