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rejoiceth his father : but he fully judgeth the poor, his that keepeth company with throne shall be established for harlots spendeth his fub- ever. stance.

154 The rod and reproof 4 The king by judgment give wisdom : but a child establisheth the land: but he left to himself bringeth his that receiveth gifts over- mother to ihame. throweth it.

16 When the wicked are 5 A man that flattereth multiplied, transgression inhis neighbour spreadeth a creaseth: but the righteous net for his feet.

shall see their fall. 6 In the transgression of 17 Correct thy fon, and an evil man there is a fnare: he shall give thee rest: yea, but the righteous doth sing he shall give delight unto and rejoice.

thy foul. 7 The righteous confider 18 Where there is no vieth the cause of the poor : fion, thc people perish : but but the wicked regardeth not lie that keepeth the law, hapto know it.

8 Scornful men bring a 19 A servant will not be city into a snare: but wise corrected by words : for, men turn away wrath. though he understand, he

9 If a wise man contend- will not answer. eth with a foolish


whe. 20 Seeft thou a man that ther he rage or laugh, there is hasty in his words: there is no rest.

is more hope of a fool than 10 The blood-thirsty hate of him. the upright, but the just feek 21 He that delicately bringhis soul.

eth up his servant from a 11 A fool uttereth all his child, shall have him become mind: but a wise man keep- his son at the length. eth it in till afterwards. 22 An angry man stir

12 If a ruler hearken to reth up strife, and a furious lies, all his fervants are wick- man aboundeth in transgrefed.

fion. 13 The poor and the de

23 A man's pride shall ceitful man meet together: bring him low: but honour the Lord lighteneth both their shall uphold the humble in eyes.

spirit. 14 The king that faith 24 Whofo is partner with

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he is a shield unto he heareth curfing, and be-them that put their trust in wrayeth it not.

him. 25 The fear of man bring- 6 Add thou not unto his eth a snare; but whoso put- words, left he reprove thee, teth his trust in the Lord and thou be found a lyar. shall be safe.

74 Two things have I 26 Many seek the ruler's required of thee: deny me favour: but every man's judg-them not before I die. ment cometh from the Lord. 8 Remove far from me

27 An unjust man is an vanity and lies: give me neiabomination to the juft: and ther poverty, nor riches; feed he that is upright in the way me with food convenient for is abomination to the wick- me: ed.

9 Left I be full, and deny

three, and say, Who is the CHAP. XXX.

Lord ? or left I be


and HE words of Agur | steal, and take the name of

the son of Jakeh, even my God in vain. the prophecy; the man soake 10 q Accuse not a fervant unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel unto his inalter, lest he curse and Ucal,

thee, and thou be found 2 Surely I am more brut- guilty. ish than any man, and have Ii q There is a generanot the understanding of a tion that curseth their fa

ther, and doth not bless their 3 I neither learned wif- mother. dom, nor have the know 12 There is a generation ledge of the holy.

that are pure in their own 4

Who hath ascended up eyes, and yet is not washed into heaven, or descended? from their filthiness. who hath gathered the wind 13 There is a generation, in his fifts? who hath bound O how lofty are their eyes! the waters in a garment? / and their eye-lids are lifted who hath established all the

up. ends of the earth? what is 14 There is a generation, his name, and what is his whose teeth are as swords, son's name, if thou canst and their jaw-teeth as knives, tell ?

to devour the poor from off 5 Every word of God is the earth, and the needy froin



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among men.

I when she is married; and an 15 The horse-leach hath handmaid, that is heir to her two daughters, crying, Give; mistrefs. give. There are three things 24 There be four things that are never satisfied, yea, which are little upon the four things say not, It is e-earth, but they are exceeding nough.

wife : 16 The grave; and the 25 Thë ants are a people barren womb; the earth not strong, yet they prepare that is not filled with water; their meat in the summer : and the fire, that faith not, It 26 The conies dre but a is enough.

feeble folk, yet make they суе

that mock- their houses in the rocks; eth at his father, and defpif 27 The locusts have no eth to obey his mother; the king, yet go they forth all of ravens of the valley shall pick thein by bands; it out, and the young eagles 28 The spider taketh hold Ihall eat it.

with her hands, and is in 18 & There be three things kings' palaces. which are too wonderful for 29 7 There be three things me, yea, four which I know which go well, yea, four are not ;

comely in going 19 The way of an eagle 30 A lion, which is strongin the air, the way of a ser-est among beasts, and turnpent upon a rock, the way eth not away for

any ; of a ship in the midst of the 31 A grey-hound; an helea, and the way of a man goat also; and a king, against with a maid.

whom there is no rifing up. 20 Such is the way

32 If thou hast done adulterous womán: she eat-foolishly in lifting up thyself, eth, and wipeth her mouth, or if thou hast thought evil, and faith, I have done no lay thine hand upon thy wickedness.

mouth. 21 For three things the 33 Sure.y the churning of earth is disquieted, and for milk bringeth forth butter, four which it cannot bear : and the wringing of the

22. For a fervant, when nose bringeth forth blood : he reigneth; and a fool, when so the forcing of wrath bringhe is filled with meat ; eth forth strife. 23 For an odious woman,


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so that he shall have no need CHAP. XXXI.

of spoil. HE words

12 She will do him good Lemuel, the prophecy and not evil all the days of that his mother taught him. her life. 2 What, my son and

13 She seeketh wool and what, the son of my womb? fax, and worketh willingly and what, the son of my with her hands. vows?

14 She is like the mer3 Give not thy strength chant ships ; she bringeth her unto women, nor thy ways food from afar. to that which destroyeth 15 She riseth also while kings.

it is yet night, and giveth 4 It is not for kings, O meat to her houshold, and a Lemuel, it is not for kings to portion to her maidens. drink wine, nor for princes 16 She considereth a field strong drink:

and buyeth it: with the fruit 5 Left they drink, and for- of her hands fhe planteth a get the law, and pervert the vineyard. judgment of any of the af 17 She girdeth her loins flicted.

with strength, and strength61 Give strong drink eneth her arms. unto him that is ready to pe 18 She perceiveth that her rish, and wine to those that be merchandise is good: her of heavy hearts.

candle goeth not out by 7 Let him drink, and for- night. get his poverty, and remem

19 She layeth her hands ber his misery no more. to the spindle, and her hands

8 Open thy mouth for the hold the diftaff. dumb in the cause of all 20 She stretcheth out her such as are appointed to de- hand to the poor; yea, the struction,

reacheth forth her hands to 9 Open thy mouth, judge the needy. righteously, and plead the 21 She is not afraid of the cause of the poor and needy. snow for her houshold: for

109 Who can find a vir-all her houshold are clothed tuous woman? for her price with scarlet. is far above rubies,

22 She maketh herself coii The heart of her huf-verings of tapestry; her band doch fafely trust in her, clothing is filk and purple.


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23 Her husband is known ness. in the gates when he fittteth

28 Her children arise up among

the elders of the land. and call her blessed; her hul24. She maketh fine linen, band also, and he praiseth her: and selleth it; and delivereth 29 Many daughters have girdles unto the merchant. done virtuously, but thou ex

25 Strength and honour celleft them alí. are her clothing: and she 30 Favour is deceitful, and shall rejoice in time to come. beauty is vain; but a woman

26 She openeth her mouth that feareth the Lord, she with wisdom; and in her shall be praised. tongue is the law of kind 31 Give her of the fruit ness.

of her hands; and let her 27 She looketh well to the own works praise her in the ways of her houshold, and gates. eateth not the bread of idle



about unto the north : it CHAP. I.

whirleth about continually, HE words of the and the wind returneth again

Preacher, the son of according to his circuits. David, king of Jerusalem. 7 All the rivers run into

2 Vanity of vanities, faith the sea; yet the sea is not the Preacher, vanity of va- full : unto the place from nities : all is vanity.

whence the rivers come, thi3 What profit hath a man ther they return again. of all his labour which he 8 All things are full of lan taketh under the sün?

bour: man cannot utter it : 49 One generation passeth the eye is not satisfied with away, and another generation seeing, nor the ear filled with cometh : but the earth abid hearing. eth for ever.

99 The thing that hath 5 The sun also ariseth, and been, it is that which shall the sun goeth down, and be; and that which is done, hafteth to his place where he is ihat which shall be done : arose.

and there is no new thing un6 The wind goeth to- der the sun. ward the south, and turneth 10 Is there any thing


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