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13 The fear of the Lord tains abounding with water. is to hate evil: pride and ar 25 Before the mountains noganey, and the evil way, were settled, before the hills and the froward mouth dof was I brought forth,; I hate.

26 While as yet he had 14 Counsel is mine, and not made the earth, nor the found wisdom: I am under-fields, nor the highest part fanding ; I have strength. of the dust of the world: .

15. By me kings regn, 27 When he prepared, the and princes decree justice. heavens I was there: when b. 16 By me princes rule, he fet a compass upon the and nobles, even all the judg- face of the depths: es of the earth.

28 When he establifhed 5.17 I love them that love the clouds, above : when he me, and those that seek me strengthened the fountains of early shall find me.

the deep: 18 & Riches and honour

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When he gave to the are with me : yea, durable sea his decree that the waa riches and righteousness. ters should not pass his com

19. My fruit is better than mandment: when he apgold, yea, than fine gold; pointed the foundations of and my revenue than choice the earth; filver.is

30 Then I was by him as 20 I lead in the way of one brought up with him: righteousness, in the midst of and I was daily his delight, the paths of judgment; rejoicing always before him;

21. That I may cause those 3. Rejoicing in the habitthat love me to inherit fub-able part of his earth; and ftance; and I will fill their my delights were with the treasures.

sons of men. 22. & The Lord possessed 32 Now therefore hearken me in the beginning of his unto me, O ye children: for way, before his works of blessed are they that keep my old.

ways. 231 was fet up from ever

33 Hear instruction, and lafting, from the beginning, be wise, and refuse it not. or ever the earth was.

34 Blessed is the man that 24. When there were no heareth me, watching daily depths, I was brought forth: at my gates waiting at the when there were no foun- posts of my doors.

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35 For whoso findeth me, 9 Give instruction to a wise findeth life, and shall obtain man, and he will be yet favour of the Lord.

wiser: teach a just man, and 36 But he that sinneth a- he will increase in learning. gainst me wrongeth his own 10 The fear of the Lord is foul: all they that hate me the beginning of wisdom : love death.

and the knowledge of the

holy is understanding. CHAP. IX.

in For by me thy days "ISDOM hath build- shall be multiplied, and the

ed her house, the years of thy life shall be inhath hewn out her seven pil-creased. lars,

12 If thou be wise thou 2 She hath killed her shalt be wise for thyself: but beasts; she hath mingled her if thou fcornest, thou alone wine ; she hath also furnished íhalt bear it. her table.

13 9 A foolish woman is 3

She hath fent forth her clamorous : She is simple, and maidens: she crieth upon knoweth nothing. the highest places of the 14 For the litteth at the city:

door of her house, on a feat 44 Whoso is simple, let in the high places of the city, him turn in hither: as for

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To call passengers who him that wanteth understand go right on their ways: ing, she faith to him,

16 q Whofo is simple, let 5 Come, eat of my bread, him turn in hither : and as and drink of the wine which for him that wanteth underI have mingled.

standing, she faith to him, 6 Forsake the foolish, and

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Stolen waters are sweet, live: and go in the way of and bread eaten in secret is understanding

pleasant. 7 He that reproveth a 18 But he knoweth not fcorner, getteth to himself that the dead are there: and shame: and he that rebuketh that her guests are in the a wicked man, getteth himself depths of hell.

CHAP. X. 8 Reprove a , left he hate thee: rebuke a HE proverbs of wise man, thee,

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hath understanding, wisdom 2 Treasures of wickedness is found: but a rod is for the profit nothing: but righte- back of him that is void of ousnefs delivereth from death. understanding.

3 The Lord will not suffer 14 Wise men lay up knowthe foul of the righteous to ledge: but the mouth of the familh: but he calteth away foolish is near destruction. the substance of the wicked. 15 The rich man's wealth

4. He becometh poor that is his strong city; the dedealeth with a flack hand, Itruction of the poor is their but the hand of the diligent poverty, maketh rich.

16 The labour of the 5. He that gathereth in righteous tendeth to life; the sununer is a wise fon : but he fruit of the wicked to fin. that sleepeth in harvest is a 17 He is in the way of life fon that caufcth fhaine. that keepeth instruction : but

6 Bluslings are upon the he that refufeth reproof, erhead of the just: but vio-reth. ri lence covereth the mouth of 18. He that hideth hatred the wicked.

with lying lips, and he that 7 The memory of the just uttereth a slander, is a fool. is blefled: but the name of : 19 In the multitude of the wicked shall rot.

words there wanteth not 8. The wife in heart will fin: but he that refraineth receive commandments: but his lips is wife.. a prating foal shall fall.

20 The tongue of the just 9 He that walketh up- is as choice flver, the heart rightly walketh surely: but of the wicked is little worth. he that perverteth his ways 21 The lips of the righteshall be known.

ous feed many: but fools die 10 He that winketh with for want of wisdom. the eye

causeth forrow : but : 22 The blessing of the a prating fool fhall fall. Lord, it maketh rich, and he

u The mouth of a righte- addeth no forrow with it. ous man is a well of life:

23 It is a sport to a fool to but violence covereth the do mischief; but a man of mouth of the wicked. understanding hath wisdom.

12 Hatred stirreth upitrife: 24. The fear of the wickbut love covereth all fins.s ed, it shall come upon him ;

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25 As the whirlwind pal 3 The integrity of the up-
feth, fo is the wicked no rigirt shall guide them: but
inore: but the righteous is an the perverseness of tranfgref-
everlasting foundation. Profors Thall destroy them.

26 As vinegar to the teetli, 4 Riches profit not in the and as smoke to the eyes, fois day of wrath : but righteousthe fluggard to them that fend nels delivereth from death. him.

5 The righteoufnefs of the 27.

The fear of the Lord perfect shall direct his way: prolongeth days: but the but the wicked shall fall by years of the wicked shall be his own wickednefs. 1hortened. Di

6 The righteoufness of the
28 The hope of the righte- upright fhall deliver them:
cous shall be gladness, but the but transgressors shall be tak-
expectation of the wicked en in their own naughtiness.
shall perish

7 When a wicked man
29 The way of the Lord dieth, his expectation shall
is ftrength to the upright : perish : and the hope of un-
but destruction shall be to the juft men perisheth
workers of iniquity.

8 The righteous is de-
30 The righteous fhall livered out of trouble, and
never be removed:' but the the wicked cometh in his
wicked' fhall not inhabit the stead.
earth.hon..

9 An hypocrite with his
31 The mouth of the juft mouth destroyeth his neigh-
bringeth forth wisdom : but bour: but through know-
'the froward tongue Thall be ledge shall the just be de-
cut out.

livered.
32 The lips of the righte-110 When it goeth well
ous know what is acceptable: with the righteous, the city
but the mouth of the wicked rejoiceth : and when the
Speaketh-frowardness." wicked perish, there is shout-

ing:
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11 By the blessing of the
Falfe balance is abomi- upright the city is exalted :

nation to the Eord: but but it is overthrown by the
a juft weight is his delight. mouth of the wicked.
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dom despiseth his neighbour: 22 As a jewel of gold in a but a man of understanding swine's snout, fo is a fair woholdeth his peace.

man which is without discre13 A tale-bearer reveal-tion. eth secrets : but he that is of

23. The desire of the rightea faithful fpirit concealeth ous is only good: but the exthe matter,

pectation of the wicked is 14 Where no counsel is, wrath. the people fall; but in the 24 There is that scattermultitude of counsellors there eth, and yet increaseth; and is safety.

Jithere is that with-holdeth 15 He that is surety for a more than is meet, but it stranger Thall smart for it: tendeth to poverty, and he that hateth suretyship 25 The liberal foul shall is sure.

be made fat; and he that 16 A gracious woman re-watereth shall be watered altaineth honour : and strong fo himself. men retain riches.

26 He that with-holdeth 17 The merciful man do-corn, the people shall curse eth good to his own soul; him: but blessing hall be but he that is cruel troubleth upon the head of him that his own Aesh.

felleth it. 18 The wicked worketh 27 He that diligently seeka deceitful work: but to him eth good, procureth favour : that soweth righteousness shall but he that seeketh mischief, be a fure reward.

it shall come unto him. 19 As righteousness tend 28 He that trufteth in his eth to life : fo he that

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riches shall fall : but the sueth evil pursueth it to his righteous Thall Aourish as a

branch. 20 They that are of a 29 He that troubleth his froward heart, are abomina- own house fhall inherit the tion to the Lord: but such as wind: and the fool Mall be are upright in their way are fervant to the wife of heart. his delight.

30 The fruit of the righte21 Though hand join in ous is a tree of life: and he hand, the wicked shall not that winneth fouls is wife. be unpunished: but the seed 31 Behold, the righteous of the righteous Thall be thall be recompensed in the delivered.

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