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friends must fhow himself be unpunished; and be that friendly and there is a speaketh lies shall perish, friend that sticketh closer so Delight is not seemly than a brother.

for a fool; much less for a

servant to have rule over CHAP. XIX.

princes ETTER is the poor 11 The discretion of.ia.

that walketh in his in- man deferreth his anger; and tegrity, than he that is per- it is his glory to pass over a verse in hislips, and is a fool. transgreffion. 2 Also, that the soul be

12. The king's wrath is without knowledge it is not as the roaring of a lion; but good : and he that hasteth his favour is as dew upon the with his feet sinneth.

grass. in 3 The foolishness of man 113 A foolish son is ithe perverteth his way : and his calamity of his father and heart fretteth against the the contentions of a wife are Lord.

a continual dropping. 4. Wealth maketh many 514 House and riches -axe friends ; but the poor is fe- the inheritance of fathers : parated from his neighbour. and a prudent wife is from

5 5. A false witness shall not the Lord... be unpunished, and he that 15 Slothfulness cafreth speaketh lies thall not ef- into a deep fleep: and an cape,

idle foul shall fuffer hunger. 6 Many will intreat the 16 He'that keepeth the favour of the prince: and commandment keepeth bis every man is a friend to him own soul; but he that dethat giveth gifts.

spiseth his ways shall die." 7 All the brethren of the 17 He that hath pity upon poor do hate him : how much the poor lendeth unto the more do his friends go far Lord; and that which he from him ? he pursueth them hath given will he pay him with words, yet they are again. wanting to him.

18 Chaften thy fon while 8 He that getteth wisdom there is hope, and let not thy :loveth his own foul : he that foul spare for his crying. keepeth understanding shall 19 A man of great wrath find good.

shall suffer punishment : for 9 A false witness shall not if thou deliver him, yet thou


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pared for fcorners, and stripes 20 Hear counsel, and re- for the back of fools. ceive instruction, that thou mayeft be wife in the latter

Chap. XX. end.

TINE is a mocker, 21 There are many

devices strong is rain a man's heart; neverthe- ging: and whosoever is deless, the counsel of the Lord, ceived thereby is not wise. that shall stand.

2 The fear of a king is as 22 The desire of man is the roaring of a lion : whoso his kindness : and a poor provoketh him to anger finman is better than a lyar. neth against his own soul. 23 The fear of the Lord


It is an honour for a tendeth to life: and be that man to cease from strife: hath it shall abide fatisfied; but every fool will be medhe fhall not be visited with dling: evil.

4 The suggard will not 24 A flothful man hideth plow by reason of the cold; his hand in his bofom, and therefore shall he beg in harwill not so much as bring it vest, and have nothing. to his mouth again.

5 Counsel in the heart of 25 Smite a scorner, and man is like deep water; but the simple will beware: 'and a man of understanding will reprove one that hath un-draw it out. derstanding, and he will un 6 Moft men will proclaim derstand knowledge. every one his own goodness :

26 He that wasteth his fa- but à faithful man who can ther, and chaseth away his find? mother, is a fon that causeth

7 The just man walketh in shame, and bringeth re- his integrity: his children are proach.

blessed after him. 27 Cease, my son, to hear 8 A king that sitteth in the instruction that causeth to the throne of judgment fcaterr from the words of know- tereth, away all evil with his ledge.

eyes. 28 An ungodly witness 9 Who can say, I have scorneth judgment; and the made my heart clean, I am mouth of the

wicked devour pure from my fin? eth iniquity.

10 Divers weights, and 22 Judgments are pro- divers measures, both of


them are alike abomination I ness. to the Lord.

21 An inheritance


be 11 Even a child is known gotten hastily at the beginby his doings, whether his ning, but the end thereof work be pure, and whether shall not be blessed. it be right.

22 Say not thou, I will re12 The hearing ear, and compenfe evil; but wait on the seeing eye, the Lord hath the Lord, and he shall fave made even both of them. thee.

13 Love not sleep, left 23 Divers weights are an thou come to poverty : open abomination unto the Lord; thine eyes, and thou shalt and a false balance is not be satisfied with bread. good.

14 It is naught, it is 24 Man's goings are of the naught, faith the buyer : Lord : how can a man then but when he is gone his way, understand his own way? then he boasteth.


It is a snare to the man 15 There is gold, and a who devoureth that which is multitude of rubies: but the holy, and after vows to make lips of knowledge are a pre-enquiry. cious jewel.

26 A wife king scattereth 16 Take his garment that the wicked, and bringeth the is furety for a stranger; and wheel over them. take a pledge of him for a 27 The spirit of man is strange woman.

the candle of the Lord, 17 Bread of deceit is sweet searching all the inward parts to a man; but afterwards his of the belly. mouth shall be filled with 28 Mercy and truth pregravel.

serve the king: and his 18 Every purpose is esta- throne is upholden by mercy, blished by counsel: and with 29 The glory of young good advice make war. men is their strength : and

19 He that goeth about as the beauty of old men is the & tale-bearer revealeth se.


head. crets : therefore meddle not 30 The blueness of a with him that flatcereth with wound cleanseth away evil; his lips.

so do stripes the inward parts 20 Whofo curseth his father of the belly. or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obfcure dark




11 When the scorner is CHAP. XXI.

punished, the simple is made HE king's heart is in wise: and when the wise

the hand of the Lord, is instructed, he receiveth as the rivers of water: he knowledge. turneth it whithersoever he 12 The righteous man will.

wisely confidereth the house 2 Every way of a man is of the wicked: but God overright in his own eyes : but throweth the wicked for their the Lord pondereth the wickedness. hearts.

13 Whofo stoppeth his 3 To do justice and judg- ears at the cry of the poor, ment is more acceptable to he also shall cry himself, but the Lord than facrifice. shall not be heard. 4 An high look, and a

14 A gift in secret paciproud heart, and the plowing fieth anger, and a reward in of the wicked, is fin.

the bosom, strong wrath. 5 The thoughts of the di

15 It is joy to the just to ligent tend only to plenteouf- do judgment: but destrucness: but of every one that is tion Mall be to the workers hasty, only to want.

of iniquity. 6 The getting of treasures 16 The man that wanderby a lying tongue is a vanity eth out of the way of undertoffed to and fro of them that standing shall remain in the feek death.

congregation of the dead. 7 The robbery of the 17 He that loveth pleasure wicked shall destroy them : Mall be a poor man: he that because they refuse to do loveth wine and oil shall not judgment.

be rich. 8 The way of manis frow 18 The wicked shall be a ard and strange : but as for ransom for the righteous, and the

pure, his work is right. the transgressor for the up9. It is better to dwell in a right. corner of the house-top, than 19 It is better to dwell in with a brawling woman in a the wilderness, than with a wide house.

contentious and an angry 10 The foul of the wicked woman. desireth evil: his, neighbour

20 There is treasure to be findeth no favour in his desired, and oil in the dweleves.

ling of the wife : but a fool



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CHAP. XXII. righteousness and mercy,find Good name is rather eth life, righteousness, and to be chosen than. honour.

great riches, and loving fa22 A wise man scaleth the vour rather than silver and city of the mighty, and caft- gold. eth down the strength of the

2 The rich and poor meet confidence thereof.

together: the Lord is the 23 Whoso keepeth his maker of them all. mouth and his tongue keep

3 A prudent man foreseeth eth his soul from troubles. the evil, and hideth himself;

24 Proud and haughty but the simple pass on, and scorner is his name who deal are punished. eth in proud wrath.

4 By humility and the 25 The desire of the floth-fear of the Lord are riches, ful killeth him ; for his hands honour, and life. refuse to labour :

5 Thorns and snares are 26 He coveteth greedily in the way of the froward : all the day long : but the he that doth keep his soul righteous giveth and spareth shall be far from them. not.

6 Train up a child in the 27 The facrifice of the way he should go;

and when wicked is abomination : how he is old, he will not depart much more, when he bring- from it. eth it with a wicked mind? 7 The rich ruleth over

28 A false witness shall the poor, and the borrower is perish : but the man that servant to the lender. heareth speaketh constantly.

8 He that soweth iniquity 29 A wicked man hard- shall reap vanity, and the rod eneth his face: but as for of his anger shall fail. the upright, he directeth his 9 He that hath a bountiful way.

eye shall be blessed: for he 30 There is no wisdom giveth of his bread to the nor understanding nor coun-poor. i fel against the Lord.

10 Caft out the scorner, 31 The horse is prepared and contention shall go out; against the day of battle : yea, strife and reproach shall but fafety is of the Lord. cease.


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