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death, and abide in the com28 Mockery and reproach mandments. are from the proud: but 7 Remember the comvengeance as a lion shall lie mandments, and bear no main wait for them.

lice to thy neighbour: [re29 They that rejoice at member] the covenant of the fall of the righteous, shall the Highest, and wink at igbe taken in the snare, and an norance. guish shall consume them be 8 9 Abstain from strife, fore they die.

and thou shalt diminish thy 30 Malice and wrath, lins : for a furious man will even these

abomina- kindle strife. tions, and the finful man 9 A sinful man disquietshall have them both. eth friends, and maketh de

bate among

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Lord, and he will surely a man's strength is, fo is his keep his sins [in remem- wrath; and according to his brance.]

riches his anger rifeth; and 2 Forgive thy neighbour the stronger they are which the hurt that he hath done un contend, the more they will to thee, fo fhall thy fins also be infiamed. be forgiven when thou pray II An hafty contention est.

kindleth a fire : and an hasty 3 One man beareth hatred fighting sheddeth blood. against another, and doth he 12 If thou blow the spark, seek pardon from the Lord ? it shall burn; if thou spit

4 He showeth no mer- upon it, it shall be quenchcy to a man which is like ed: and both these come out himself; and doth he ask of thy mouth. forgiveness of his own fins ? 13 Curse the whisperer

5 If he that is but Aleth and double-tongued : for nourish hatred, who will such have destroyed many entreat for pardon of his that were at peace. fins ?

14 A backbiting tongue 6 Remember thy end, hath disquieted many, and and let enmity ceafe ; [re-driven them from nation to


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nation : strong cities hath itvour them as a leopard. pulled down, and overthrown 24 Look that thou hedge the houses of the great men. thy possession about with

159 A backbiting tongue thorns, and bind up thy silver hath cast out virtuous wo- and gold: men, and deprived them of 25 And weigh thy words their labours.

in a balance, and make a 16 Whoso hearkeneth un- door and bar for thy mouth. to it, shall never find rest, 26 Beware thou flide not and never dwell quietly. by it, left thou fall before him

17 'The stroke of the that lieth in wait.
whip maketh marks in the

flesh: but the stroke of the

breaketh the bones. E that is merciful, will 18 Many have fallen by

lend unto his neighthe edge of the sword; but bour, and he that strengthnot so many as have fallen by eneth his hand, keepeth the

commandments. 19 Well is he that is de 2 Lend to thy neighbour fended from it, and hath not in time of his need, and passed through the venom pay thou thy neighbour again thereof: who hath not drawn in due season. the yoke thereof, nor hath 3 Keep thy word, and been bound in her bands. deal faithfully with him, and

20 For the yoke thereof thou shalt always find the is a yoke of iron, and the thing that is necessary for thee. bands thereof are bands of 4. Many, when a thing brass,

was lent them, reckoned it 21 The death thereof is to be found, and put

them to an evil death, the grave were trouble that helped them. better than it.

5 Till he hath received, 22 It shall not have rule he will kiss a man's hand; over them that fear God, and for his neighbour's moneither shall they be burnt ney he will speak submisly: with the flame thereof. but when he should repay,

23 Such as forsake the he will prolong the time, Lord fhall fall into it, and it and return words of grief, shall burn in them, and not and complain of the time. La quenched; it shall be sent 6 If he prevail, he shall upon them as a lion, and de- hardly receive the half, and


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he will count as if he had him. found it: if not, he hath de 15 Forget not the friend. prived him of his money, and ship of thy surety, for he hath hé hath gotten him an ene- given his life for thee. my without cause: he pay 16 A finner will overeth him with cursings and throw the good estate of his railings; and for honour he furety: will pay him disgrace. 17 And he that is of an

7 Many therefore have re- unthankful mind, will leave fused to lend for other men's him in [danger) that deliill dealing, fearing to be de-vered him. frauded,

18 Suretiship hath undone 8 Yet have thou patience many of good estate, and with a man in

poor estate, and shaken them as a wave of delay not to thew him mer- the sea : mighty men hath it cy

driven from their houses, fa 9 Help the poor for the that they wandered among commandments fake, and strange nations. turn him not away because 19 A wicked man trans.

gressing the commandments 1o Lose thy money for thy of the Lord, shall fall into brother and thy friend, and suretiship: and he that unlet it not rust under a stone dertaketh and followeth other to be lost.

men's business for gain, shall II Lay up thy treasure fall into suits. according to the command 20 Help thy neighbour ments of the Most High, and according to thy power, and it shall bring thee more pro- beware that thou thyself fall fit than gold.

not into the fame. 12 Shut up alms in thy 21 The chief thing for fore-houses: and it shall life is water and bread, and deliver thee from all affic- clothing, and an house to cotion.

ver shame. 13 It shall fight for thee 22 Better is the life of a against thine enemies, better poor man in a mean cottage, than a mighty shield and than delicate fare in another itrong spear.

man's house. 14 An honest man is fure 23 Be it little or much, ty for his neighbour: but he hold thee contented, that thou that is impudent will forsake. hear not the reproach of thy


of his poverty.


behind him that is like him. 24 For it is a miserable felf. life to go from house to 5 While he lived, he saw house : for where thou art a and rejoiced in him: and stranger thou darest not open when he died, he was not thy mouth.

forrowful. 25 Thou shalt entertain, 6 He left behind him an and feast, and have nothanks: avenger against his enemies, moreover, thou shalt hear and one that shall requite bitter words:

kindness to his friends. 26 Come, thou stranger, 7 9 He that maketh too and furnish a table, and feed much of his son, shall bind me of that thou hast ready: up his wounds, and his bow

27 Give place, thou stran els will be troubled at every ger, to an honourable man, cry. my brother cometh to be 8 An horse not broken lodged, and I have need of becometh head-strong: and mine house,

a child left to himself will be 28 These things are griev- wilful. ous to a man of understand 9 Cocker thy child, and ing: the upbraiding of house he shall make thee afraid : room, and reproaching of play with him, and he will the lender.

bring thee to heaviness. .

10 Laugh not with him, CHAP. XXX.

left thou have sorrow with E that loveth his son, him, and left thou gnash thy

the rod, that he may have joy II Give him no liberty of him in the end.

in his youth, and wink not at 2 He that chastiseth his his follies. fon, shall have joy in him, 12 Bow down his neck and shall rejoice of him a while he is young, and beat mong his acquaintance. him on the sides while he is

3 He that teacheth his son a child, left he wax stubborn, grieveth the enemy: and be- and be disobedient unto thee, fore his friends he shall re- and so bring sorrow to thine joice of him.

heart. 4 Though his father die, 13 Chastise thy fon, and yet he is as though he were hold him to labour, left his not dead: for he hath left one lewd behaviour be an offence




unto thee.

24 Envy and wrath short14 9 Better is the poor, en the life, and carefulness being found and strong of bringeth age before the constitution, than a a rich time. man that is afflicted in his

25 A cheerful and good body.

heart will have a care of his 15 Health and good ef- meat and diet. tate of body are above all gold, and a strong body a

CHAP. XXXI. bove infinite wealth.

ATCHING for 16 There is no riches a

riches confumeth bove a sound body, and no the flesh, and the care therejoy above the joy of the of driveth away: heart.

2 Watching care will not 17 Death is better than let a man slumber, as a fore bitter life, or continual fick disease breaketh sleep. ness.

3 The rich hath great 18 Delicates poured up- labour in gathering riches on a mouth shut up, are as together, and when he restmesses of meat set upon a eth he is filled with his deligrave.

cates. 19 What good doeth the

4 The poor laboureth in offering unto an idol? for his poor estate, and when neither can it eat, nor smell: he leaveth off he is still fo is he that is perfecuted of needy. the Lord.

5 He that loveth gold 21 Give not over thy shall not be justified: and he mind to heaviness, and afflict that followeth corruption, not thyself in thine own coun- shall have enough thereof. fel.

6 Gold hath been the ruin 22 The gladness of the of many, and their destruction heart is the life of man, and was present. the joyfulness of a man pro 7 It is a stumbling-block longeth his days.

unto them that sacrifice unto 23 Love thine own soul, it, and every fool shall be and comfort thy heart, re- taken therewith. move sorrow far from thee: 8 Blessed is the rich that for forrow hath killed many, is found without blemish, and there is no profit there and hath not gone after in.


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