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* 15 All the days of the af- the widow. Aicted are evil: but he that

26 The thoughts of the is of a merry heart hath a wicked are an abomination continual fealt.

to the Lord: but the words 16 Better is little with the of the pure are pleasant fear of the Lord, than great words. treasure, and trouble there-27.1

27. He that is greedy of with.

gain troubleth his own houfe: 17 Better is a dmner of but he that hateth gifts fhall herbs where love is, than live. a ftalled' ox, and hatred 28 The heart of the rightetherewith.

ous studieth to answer: but 18 A wrathful man fir- the mouth of the wicked reth up ftrise, but he that is poureth out evil things. flow to anger appeafeth strife.

29. The Lord is far from *19 The way of the floth- the wicked: but he heareth fél man is as an 'hedge of the prayer of the righteous. thorns : but the way of the

30 The light of the eyesi righteous is made plain. rejoiceth the heart and a

20 A wise fon maketh a good report maketh the bones glad father : but a foolish man fat. despiseth his mother,

3. The ear that heareth 21 Folly is joy to him that the reproof of life abideth ais deftitute of wisdom: but


the wise. man of understanding walk 32 He that refuseth ineth uprightly.

struction defpifeth his own 22 Without counsel pur- foul : but he that heareth repofes are disappointed : but proof getteth understanding. in the multitude of counsel


The fear of the Lord is lors they are established. the instruction of wisdom:

23 A man hath joy by the and before. honour is humi-' answer of his mouth : and a lity. word spoken in due feafon, how good is it !")

CHAP. XVI. (1) 24 The way of life is a HE preparations of the bove to the wife, that he may heart in man, and the depart from hell beneath.- answer of the tongue, is from

25 The Lord will destroy the Lord, the house of the proud: but 2 All the ways of a man he will establish the border of are clean in his own eyes;





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but the Lord weigheth the 13 Righteous lips are the spirits.

delight of kings : and they 3 Commit thy works unto love him that sptaketh right, the Lord, and thy thoughts Thę wrath of a king Thall be establithed.

is as messengers of death 4

The Lord hath made all but a wise man will pacify things for himself ; yea, even it. the wicked for the day of 15. In the light of the evil.

king's countenance is life ; 5. Every one that is proud and his favour is as a cloud in heart is an abomination to of the latter rain.. the Lord : though hand join 16 How much better is it in hand, he fhall not be un- to get wisdom, than gold? punished.

and to get underttanding, 6 By mercy and truth ini- rather to be chosen than quity is purged: and by the filver ? fear of the Lord men depart 17. The high-way of the froin evil.

upright is to depart from ī When a man's

man's ways evil : he that keep th his way please the Lord, he makeih preserveth his soul. even his enemies to be at 18 Pride goeth before depeace with him.

struction, andan haughty fpi8 Better is a little with rit before a fall. righteousness, than great re 19 Better it is to be of an. venues without right. humble spirit with the lowly,

9 A man's heart deviseth than to divide the fpoil with his way; but the Lord di- the proud. reéteth his steps.

20 He that handleth a 10 A divine sentence is matter wisely, shall find good: in the lips of the king : his and wholo trusteth in the mouth transgrefseth not in Lord, happy is he. judgment,

21 The wise in heart thall II A just weight and ba- be called prudent:. and the lance are the Lord's; all the sweetness of the lips increasweights of the bag are his eth learning. work.

22 Understanding is a 12 It is an abomination to well-spring of life unto him kings to commit wickedness: that hath it: but the in for the throne is established by Itruction of fools is folly. righteousness.

23 The heart of the wise


BET, and quietnels there

teacheth his mouth, and ad-, Lord. deth learning to his lips.

CHAP. XVII. 24 Pleafant words are as an honey-comb, sweet to ETTER is a dry morthe soul, and health to the bones.

with, than a house full of la. 25 There is a way that crifices with strife. feemeth right unto a man,

2 A wise servant shall but the end thereof are the have rule over a fon that ways of death.

caufeth shame, and shall have 26 He that laboureth, la part of the inheritance among boureth for himself; for his the brethren. mouth craveth it of him. 3 The fining-pot is for

27 An ungodly man dig- silver, and the furnace for geth up evil : and in his gold: but the Lord trieth lips there is as a burning the hearts. fire.

4 A wicked doer giveth 28 A froward man soweth | heed to falfę lips; and a liar ftrife, and a whisperer sepa- giveth ear to a naughty rateth chief friends.

tongue. 29 A violent man enti 5 Whoso mocketh the ceth his neighbour, and poor reproacheth his Maker: leadeth him into the way and he that is glad at calathat is not good.

mities shall not be unpunish30 He ihutteth his eyes ed. to devise froward things : 6 Children's children are moving his lips he bringeth the crown of old men; and evil to pass.

the glory of children are their 31 The hoary head is a fathers. crown of glory, if it be 7 Excellent fpeech befound in the way of righte- cometh not a fool; much oufness.

less do lying lips a prince. 32 He that is flow to 8 A gift is as a precious angers is better than the stone in the eyes of him that mighty: and he that ruleth hath it: whithersoever it turnhis fpirit, than he that taketh eth, it profpereth. a city

9 He that covereth a trans33 The lot is cast into gression seeketh love; but he the lap; but the whole dif- that repeateth a matter sepaposing thereof is of the rateth very friends.

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10 A reproof entereth heart findeth no good: and more into a wise man, than he that hath a perverse tongue an hundred stripes into a falleth into mischief. fool.

21 He that begetteth a í, 11 An evil man seeketh fool, doeth it to his forrow: only rebellion : therefore a and the father of a fool hath cruel messenger fhall be sent no joy. against him.

*22 A merry heart doeth 12 Let a bear robbed of good like a medicine: but her whelps meet a man, ra- a broken spirit drieth the ther than a fool in his folly. bones. 13 Whoso rewardeth evil

23 A wicked man taketh for good, evil shall not de-a gift out of the bosom to part from his house.

pervert the ways of judg14 The beginning of strife ment. is as when one letteth out 24 Wisdom is before him water : therefore leave off that hath understanding: but contention before it be med- the eyes of a fool are in the dled with.

ends of the earth. 15 He that justifieth the 25 A foolish son is a grief wicked, and he that con- to his father, and bitterness demneth the juft, even they to her that bare him. both are abomination to the 26 Also to punish the just Lord.

is not good, nor to strike prin16 Wherefore is there a ces for equity. price in the hand of a fool 27 He thathath knowledge to get wisdom, seeing he spareth his words : anda hath no heart to it?

man of understanding is of an 17 A friend loveth at all excellent spirit. times, and a brother is born 28 Even a fool, when he for adversity

holdeth his peace, is counted 18 A man void of under- wise: and he that fhutteth his standing striketh hands, and lips is esteemed a man of va+ becometh furety in the pres derstanding. fence of his friend. 19 He loveth transgreffion

CHAP. XVIII. that loveth strife ; and he HROUGH defire that exalteth his gate seek man having separated eth destruction.

himself seeketh and intermed20 He that hath a froward dleth, with all wisdom.

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I 2 A fool hath ho delight matter before he heereth it, in understanding, but that his it is folly and frame unto heart may discover itself. him. I eit! S3 When the wicked com 14 The spirit of a man will eth, then cometh also con- luftain his infirmity; but a tempty and with ignominy wounded fpirit who can bear? reproach.

(15 The heart of the pru4. The words of a man's dent getteth knowledge ; and mouth are as deep waters, the ear of the wise teeketh and the well-fpring of wil- knowledge. Tip dom as a flowing brook. 16 A man's gift maketh

gift is not good to accept room for him, and bringeth the perfon of the wicked, to him befotergreat men. overthrow the righteous in 17. He that is first in this judgment.

own cause feemeth just; ibut 16 A fool's lips enter into his neighbour cometh and contention, and his mouth searcheth himi.! :) calleth for strokes.

18 The lot causeth cona 7 A fool's mouth is his tentions to cease, and parteth destruction, and his lips are between the mighty! the fnare of his


A brother offended is 8 The words of sai talo- harder to be won than a strong bearer areas wounds, and city; and their contentions they go down into the inner- are like the bars of a castle. most parts of the bellyota f. 20 Ai man's belly shall be

9 He also that is flothful fatisfied with the fruit of his in his work is brother to him mouth; and with the inthat is a great waltercrease of his lips. fhall he be

10 The name of the Lord filled. ktment is a strong tower: the righ- 21 Death and' life are in teous runneth into it, and is the power of the tongue fafe.

and they that love it fhall eat - 11 The rich man's wealth the fruit thereof. is his strong city, and as an 22 Whosa findeth a wife high wall in his own con- findeth a good thing, and ob ceit.

taineth favour of the Lord. 12 Before destruction the 23 The poor useth inheart of man is haughty, and treaties; but the rich anbefore honour is humility. fwereth roughly. 13. He that answereth -a 24 A man that hath


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