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in the frowardness of the wicked ;

15 '' Whose ways are crooked, and they
froward in their paths :

16 To deliver thee from 'the strange wo-
man, "'even from the stranger which flatter-
eth with her words ;

17 "Which forsaketh the guide of her
youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her
God.

18 For °her house inclineth unto death,
and her paths unto the dead.

19 None that go unto her return again,
neither take they hold of the paths of
life.

20 That thou mayest walk in the way
of good men, and keep the paths of the
righteous. . ,

21 PFor the upright shall dwell m tne
land, and the perfect shall remain m it.

22 -iBut the wicked shall be cut off from
the earth, and the transgressors shall be

II rooted out of it.

" 553



M*



The happy gain ofioisdom.
CHAP. m.

1 An exhortation to obedience 5 to faith, 7 to morti-
fication, 9 to devotion, 11 to patience. 13 The happy
gain of wisdom. 19 The power, 21 and the benefits
of wisdom. 27 An exhortation to charitableness, 30
peaceableness, 31 and contentedness. 33 The cursed
state of the wicked.

Y son, forget not my law; *but let
thine heart keep my commandments:

2 iFor length of days, and flong life, and
'• peace shall they add to thee.

3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee :
"bind them about thy neck; <^ write them
upon the table of thine heart :

4 « So shalt thou find favour and || good
understanding in the sight of God and man.

Y 5 IT'^Trustin the Lord withallthineheart;
Band lean not unto thine own understand-
ing.

6 ''In all thy ways acknowledge him, and
he shall 'direct thy paths.

7 H ■'Be not wise in thine own eyes : 'fear
the Lord, and depart from evil.

8 It shall be f health to thy navel, and
t™ marrow to thy bones.

9 " Honour the Lord with thy sub-
stance, and with the first-fruits of all thine
increase :

10 °So shall thy barns be filled with
plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with

/ new wine.
— ^ 11 ITPMy son, despise not the chastening
i of the Lord ; neither be weary of his cor-
rection :

12 For whom the Lord loveth he cor-
recteth; "leven as a father the son in whom
he delighteth.

13 IF ' Happy is the man that findeth
wisdom, and fthe man that getteth under-
standing.

14 « For the merchandise of it is better
than the merchandise of silver, and the gain
thereof than fine gold.

15 She is more precious than rubies : and
'all the things thou canst desire are not to
be compared unto her.

16 "Length of days is in her right hand ;
and in her left hand riches and honour.

17 ^Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
and all her paths are peace.

18 She is ya tree of life to them that lay
hold upon her : and happy is every one that
retaineth her.

19 ^The Lord by wisdom hath founded
the earth ; by understanding hath he || esta-
blished the heavens.

20 ^By his knowledge the depths are
broken up, and ''the clouds drop down the
dew.

21 IF My soH; let not them depart from



PROVERBS.



Before


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


about 1000.


about 1000.




cch.1.9.




d Ps. J7. 24.




&9).1],12.




ch.10.9.




Lev. 26. 6.




Ps. 3. 5. &


n Dent. 8. 1.


4.8.


& 30. 16, 20.




t Heb.


f Ps. 91. 5.


years of life.


&. 112. 7.


b Ps. 119.




105.




c Eiod. 13.




9.




Deut. 6. 8.




ch. 6. 21. &




7. 3.




d Jor. 17. 1.




2 Cor. 3. 3.




Pa. 111.
10.


g Rom. 13.

Gal. 6. 10.
t Heb.


See

1 Sam. 2.26.


Luke 2. 52.


Acts 2. 47.


the owners
thereof.


Rom. 14. 18.


II Or.
good BUC-


h Lev. 19.


CfSS.


13.


fPs. 37.3,5.


Deut 24. 15.


B Jer. 9. 23.
h 1 Chron.






28. 9.




i Jer. 10. 23.




k Rom. 12.


II Or,


16.


Practise no


1 Job 1.1.


evil.


ch. 10. 6.




tHeb.

medicine.


i Rom. 12.
18.


tHeb.




waUrinff,




or, moisten-




ins.


k Ps."37. 1.


m Job 21.


&73.3.


24.


ch. 24. 1.


n Exod. 22.


t Heb.


29. & 23. 19.


a man of


& 34. 26.


violence.


Deut 26. 2,




&c. „


1 Ps. 25. 14.


Mai. 3. 10,




&c.


m Lev. 26.


Luke 14. 13.


14, fcc.


o Doul. 28.


Ps. 37. 22.


8.


Zoch. 5. 4.


n Job 5. 17.
Pii. 94. 12.


Mnl. 2. 2.


n Ps. 1. 3.


Hebr. 12. 5,




6.


o Jam. 4. 6.


Rev. 3. 19.


1 Pet 5. 5.


q Deut 8. 5.


t Hob.




exaUeUi the




fools.


r ch. 8. 34,




35.




t Heb.




the man that




draweth out




understand-




ing.

B Job 28. 13,




&c.




Ps. 19. 10.




ch. 2. 4.4:8.




11, 19. & 16.




16.


a Ps. 34. 11.




ch. 1.8.


t Malt 13.




44.




n ch. 8. 18.




1 Tim. 4. 8.






b 1 Chron.




29. 1.


X Matt. 11.




29, 30.






c 1 Chron.
28. 9.
Ephes. 6. 4.


r Gen. 2. 9.
&3. 22.


d ch. 7. 2.




e ch. 2. 2, 3.


I Ps. 104.




24. & f!6. 5.




ch. 8.27.




Jer. 10. 12.




& 51. 15.




II Or,




prepared.




a Gen. 1.9.


f 2 Thess.




2. 10.


b Deut 33.

28.

Job 36. 28.


g Matt. 13.
Liiko 10.42.



Solomon sheweth what instruction

thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and dis-
cretion :

22 So shall they be life unto thy soul,
and ''grace to thy neck.

23 "iThen shah thou walk in thy way
safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

24 <= When thou liest down, thou shalt not
be afraid : yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy
sleep shall be sweet.

25 *'Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither
of the desolation of the wicked, when it
cometh.

26 For the Lord shall be thy confi-
dence, and shall keep thy foot from being
taken.

27 II g Withhold not good from f them
to whom it is due, when it is in the power of
thine hand to do it.

28 ""Say not unto thy neighbour. Go, and
come again, and to-morrow I will give ; when
thou hast it by thee.

29 )| Devise not evil against thy neigh-
bour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

30 If ' Strive not with a man without cause,
if he have done thee no harm.

31 ir*" Envy thou not fthe oppressor, and
choose none of his ways.

32 For the froward is abomination to the
Lord: 'but his secret is with the righteous.

33 IT ■" The curse of the Lord is in the
house of the wicked : but " he blesseth the
habitation of the just.

34 " Surely he scorneth the scorners : but
he giveth grace unto the lowly,

35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame
t shall be the promotion of fools.



t



CHAP. IV.

1 Solomon.to persuade to obedience, 3 sheweth what in-
struction he had of his parents, 5 to study wisdom, 14
and to shun the path of the wicked. 20 He exhorteth to
faith, 23 and sanctification.

HEAR, "ye children, the instruction of
a father, and attend to know under-
standing.

2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake
ye not my law.

3 For I was my father's son, ''tender and
only beloved in the sight of my mother.

4 'He taught me also, and said unto me,
Let thine heart retain my words: "ikeep my
commandments, and live.

5 « Get wisdom, get understanding : for-
get it not; neither decline from the words of
my mouth.

6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve
thee: Hove her, and she shall keep thee.

7 g Wisdom is the principal thing ; there-
fore get wisdom : and with all thy getting
get understanding.

5i>4



%^



he had of his parents.

8 ''Exalt her, and she shall promote thee:
she shall bring thee to honour, when thou
dost embrace her.

9 She shall givetothinehead'an ornament
of grace : || a crown of. glory shall she de-
liver to thee.

10 Hear, O my son, and receive my say-
ings ; ^ and the years of thy life shall be many.

Ill have taught thee in the way of wis-
dom ; I have led thee in right paths.

12 When thou goest, 'thy steps shall not
be straitened ; "and when thou runnest, thou
shalt not stumble.

13 Take fast hold of instruction ; let her
not go : keep her ; for she is thy life.

¥ 14 1° Enter not into the path of the
wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it,
and pass away.

16 ° For they sleep not, except they have
done mischief; and their sleep is taken away,
unless they cause some to fall.

17 For they eat the bread of wickedness,
and drink the wine of violence.

18 PBut the path of the just lis as the
shining light, that shineth more and more
unto the perfect day.

19 " The way of the wicked is as dark-
ness : they know not at what they stumble.

20 IT My son, attend to my words ; incline
thine ear unto my sayings.

21 "Let them not depart from thine eyes ;
'keep them in the midst of thine heart.

22 For they are life unto those that find
them, and "f health to all their flesh.

23 II Keep thy heart twith all diligence ;
for out of it are the issues of life.

24 Put away from thee f a froward mouth,
and perverse lips put far from thee.

25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let
thine eye-lids look straight before thee.

26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and || let
all thy ways be established.

27 ^Turn not to the right hand nor to
the left : y remove thy foot from evil.

CHAP. V.

1 Solomon exhorteth to the study of wisdom. 3 He shew-
eth the mischief of whoredom and riot. 15 He exhort-
eth to contentedness, liberality, and chastity. 22 The
wicked are overtaken with their own sins.

"Y son, attend unto my wisdom, and
noL. ^ow thine ear to my understanding :
2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and
that thy lips may ''keep knowledge.
/""^S IT'' For the lips of a strange woman
drop as an honey-comb, and her t mouth is
''smoother than oil :

4 But her end is ^ bitter as wormwood,
» sharp as a two-edged sword.



CHAP. VI.



Berore
CHRIST
about 1000.



M^



h 1 Sam. 2.
■M.

i ch. I. g, Sl

3.'ja.

II Or,
Bhe shall
compass
thee with A
eroion of
glory.

k ch. 3. S.



I Fs. IS. 3G.



m P9.91.ll,
12.



n Ps. 1. 1.
ch. 1. 10, 15.



oPb.36.4.
Isai. 57. 20.



? Matt,. 5.
4, 45.
Phil. 2. IS.
g 2 Sam.
23.4.



r I Sam. 2.

9.

Job 18. 5,6.

hai. 59. 9,

10.

Jer. 23. 12.

John 12. 35.



B ch. 3. 3,

21.

I ch. 2. 1.



D ch. 3. a
& 12. 18.

T Heb.
medicine,
1 Heb.
ahove all
keeping,
t Heb.
frowardness
of mouth,
and per-
verseaess of
lips.



II Or,

all thy ways
shall be or-
dered aright,

X Deut. 5.
.12. & 28. 14.
JoBh. 1. 7.
y Isai. 1. 16.
Rom. 12. 9.



a Mai. 2. 7.

b ch. 2L 16.
& 6. 24.

t Heb.
palate.
oPs.55.21.

d Eccles.
7.26.
Hebr. 4.
12.



Boforo
CHRIST

about 1000.



fell. 7. 27.



T Hob. thy

strength.



g ch. 1. 29.



h ch. 1. 25.
&:12. 1.



i Mai. 2. 14.

k See Cant.
2.9.&4.5.
&7. 3.
t Heb.
water tliee,
t Heb.
err thou al-
ways in her
love.



1 ch. 2. 16.
i7. 5.



m 2 Chron.
16. 9.
Job 31. 4.
& 34. 21.
ch. 15. 3.
Jer. 16. 17.
& 32. 19.
Hos. 7. 2.
Hebr. 4. 13.
n Pb. 9. IS.



t Heb. sin.



o Job 4. 21.
&; 36. 12.



a ch. 11.15.
& 17. 18. &
20. 16. & 22.
26. & 27. 13.



The mischief of whoredom and riot.

5 fHer feet go down to death ; her steps
take hold on hell.

6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of
life, her ways are moveable, tJiat thou canst
not know them.

7 Hear me now therefore, O ye children,
and depart not from the words of my mouth.

8 Remove thy way far from her, and come
not nigh the door of her house :

9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others,
and thy years unto the cruel :

10 Lest strangers be filled with fthy
wealth ; and thy labours he in the house of
a stranger ;

11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy
flesh and thy body are consumed,

12 And say, How have I e hated instruc-
tion, and my heart ''despised reproof;

13 And have not obeyed the voice of my
teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that
instructed me !

14 I was almost in all evil in the midst
of the congregation and assembly. ^

15 IF Drink waters out of thine own cis-
tern, and running waters out of thine own
well.

16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad,
and rivers of waters in the streets.

17 Let them be only thine own, and not
strangers' with thee.

18 Let thy fountain be blessed : and re-
joice with ' the wife of thy youth.

19 ^Let her he as the loving hind and
pleasant roe ; let her breasts f satisfy thee
at all times; and the thou ravished always
with her love.

20 And why wilt thou, my son, be rav-
ished with 'a strange woman, and embrace
the bosom of a stranger ?

21 '"For the ways of man are before the
eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his
goings.

22 IT "His own iniquities shall take the
wicked himself, and he shall be holden with
the cords of his f sins.

23 ° He shall die without instruction ; and
in the greatness of his folly he shall go
astray.

CHAP. VI.

1 Against suretiship, 6 idleness, 12 and rrnschievousness.
16 Seven things hateful to God. 20 The blessings of
obedience. 25 The mischiefs of whoredom.

Y son, °^if thou be surety for thy
friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand
with a stranger,

2 Thou art snared with the words of thy
mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy

mouth. 1 J ,• u

3 Do this now, my son, and Jehver thy-
self, when thou art-come mto the hand of

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M



Seven things hateful to God.

thy friend ; go, humble thyself, |1 and make
sure thy friend.

4 ''Giv-e not sleep to thine eyes, nor slum-
ber to thine eye-lids.

5 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand
of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand
of the fowler.

6 IT "Go to the ant, thou sluggard; con-
sider her ways, and be wise :

7 Which having no guide, overseer, or
ruler,

8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and
gathereth her food in the harvest.

9 ""How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard ?
when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep ?

10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a
little folding of the hands to sleep :

11 «So shall thy poverty come as one that
travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.

12 IT A naughty person, a wicked man,
walketh with a fro ward mouth.

13 *'He winketh with his eyes, he speak-
eth with his feet, he teacheth with his fin-
gers;

14 Frowardness is in his heart, 8 he de-
viseth mischief continually; ""he fsoweth
discord.

15 Therefore shall his calamity come
suddenly ; suddenly shall he ' be broken
^ without remedy.

16 IT These six things doth the Lord
hate ; yea, seven are an abomination f unto
him :

17 't A proud look, "a lying tongue, and
"hands that shed innocent blood,

18 °An heart that deviseth wicked ima-
ginations, pfeet that be swift in running to
mischief,

19 "J A false witness that speaketh lies, and
I him ""that soweth discord among brethren.
^ 20 IT 'My son, keep thy father's com-

' mandment, and forsake not the law of thy
mother :

21 'Bind them continuallyuponthineheart,
and tie them about thy neck.

22 "When thou goest, it shall lead thee ;
when thou sleepest, *it shall keep thee;
and when thou awakest, it shall talk with
thee.

23 y For the commandment is a || lamp ;
and the law is light; and reproofs of in-
struction are the way of life :

24 ^ To keep thee from the evil woman,
from the flattery || of the tongue of a strange
woman.

25 ' Lust not after her beauty in thine
heart; neither let her take thee with her
eye-lids.

26 For ^ by means of a whorish woman
a man is brought to a piece of bread : " and



PROVERBS.



i



Befora
CHRIST

about 1000.



\\0r, to Shalt
thou prevail
with tliv
friend.
1)P6.132.4.



c Job 12. 7.



d ch. 24. 33,
34.



e ch. 10. 4.
& 13. 4. &
20.4.



f Job 15.12.
Pa. 35. 19.
ch. 10. 10.



S Mic. 2. 1.

h ver. 19.
t Heb.
casteth
forth.



k 2 Chron.
36. 16.



t Heb.

of his soul.



1 Pa. 18. 27.
& 101. S.
t Heb.
Haughty
wcs. .^„
ra Pb. 120.
2, 3. .

n laai. 1. 15.
o Gen. fi. 5.
D laai. 59. 7.
Rom. 3. 15.

Q P.. 27. 12.
ch. 19. 5, 8.
r ver. 14.

9 ch. 1. 8.
Ephes. 6. 1.



I ch. 3. 3.

&.^. 3.



u ch. 3. 23,
24.



y Pa. 19. 8.
& 119. 105.

II %
candle.



z ch. 2. 16.
& S. 3.
& 7. 5.

II Or, of
the strange
tongue.

a Matt. 5.



b ch. 29. 3.



c Gon. 39.
14.



Befora
CHRIST

about 1000.



tHeh.

the ujoman

of aman^ot,

a man^B

wife.

A Ezek. 13.

18.



e Ezod. 22.
1,4.



f ch. 7. 7.
t Heb.
hes.Tt.



t Heb.
He win not
aecept the
face of any
ransom.



a ch. 2. 1.



b Lev. 18. 5.
ch. 4. 4.
Isai. 55. 3.
c Deut. 32.
10.

d Deut. B. a
& 11.18.
ch. 3. 3.
& 6. 21.



e ch.2. 16.
& 5. 3. j^ G.



tHcb.

Vie sons,
r ch. 0. 32.

& y. 4, 16.



B.Tob24.15.
f Hell.
171 the even-
ing of Ute
day.



h ch. 9. 13.
1 1 Tim. 5.
13.

Tit. 2. 5.



t Heb. she
strenpth-
mcd her
face, and
said.



Solomon persuadeth to wisdom.

t the adulteress will ^ hunt for the precious
life.

27 Can a man take fire in his hosom, and
his clothes not be burned ?

28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his
feet not be burned ?

29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour's-
wife ; whosoever toucheth her shall not be
innocent.

30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal
to satisfy his soul when he is hungry ;

31 But if he be found, «he shall restore
seven-fold; he shall give all the substance of
his house.

32 But whoso committeth adultery with
a woman, Hacketh f understanding : he that
doeth it, destroyeth his own soul.

33 A wound and dishonour shall he get ;
and his reproach shall not be wiped away.

34 For jealousy is the rage of a man :
therefore he will not spare in the day of
vengeance.

35 t He will not regard any ransom ; nei-
ther will he rest content, though thou givest
many gifts.

CHAP. vn.

1 Solomon persuadeth to a sincere and kind familiarity
with wisdom. 6 In an example of his own experience,
he sheweth 10 the cunning of a whore, 22 and the des-
perate simplicity of a young wanton. 24 He dehor teth

/from such wickedness.

MY son, keep my words, and ''lay up my
commandments with thee.

2 '' Keep my commandments, and live ;
"and my law as the apple of thine eye.

3 "^Bind them upon thy fingers, write
them upon the table of thine heart.

4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister,
and call understanding thy kinswoman :

5 * That they may keep thee from the
strange woman, from the stranger which
flattereth with her words.

6 IF For at the window of my house I
looked through my casement,

7 And beheld among the simple ones, 1
discerned among t the youths, a young man
•"void of understanding,

8 Passing through the street near her
corner ; and he went the way to her house,

9 e In the twilight, t in the evening, in the
black and dark night :

10 And behold, there met him a woman
with the attire of an harlot, and subtile ol
heart.

11 (''She is loud and stubborn; 'her feet
abide not in her house :

12 Now is she without, now in the streets,
and lieth in wait at every corner.)

13 So she caught him, and kissed him,
and twith an impudent face said unto him,

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A harlofs behaviour described.

14 t -'^ b.ave peace-offerings with me ; this
day have I paid my vows.

15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee,
diHgently to seek thy face, and I have found
thee.

16 I have decked my bed with coverings
of tapestry, with carved works, with "^fine
linen of Egypt.

17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh,
aloes, and cinnamon.

18 Come, let us take our fill of love until
the morning : let us solace ourselves with
loves.

19 For the good-man is not at home, he
is gone a long journey :

20 He hath taken a bag of money fwith
him, and will come home at || the day ap-
pointed.

21 "With 'her much fair speech she caused
him to yield, "with the flattering of her Hps
she forced him.

22 He goeth after her f straightway, as
an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to
the correction of the stocks ;

23 Till a dart strike through his liver ; ° as
a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth
not that it is for his life.

24 IT Hearken unto me now therefore, O
ye children, and attend to the words of my
mouth.

25 Let not thine heart decline to her
ways, go not astray in her paths.

26 For she hath cast down many wound-
ed : yea, "many strong men have been slain
by her.

27 pHer house is the way to hell, going
down to the chambers of death.



CHAP. VIII.



i



CHAP. VIII.

1 The fame, 6 and evidence of wisdom. 10 The excel-
lency, 12 the nature, 15 the power, 18 the riches,
22 and the eternity of wisdom. 32 Wisdom is to be
desired for the blessedness it bringeth.

DOTH not "wisdom cry? and under-
standing put forth her voice ?

2 She standeth in the top of high places,
by the way in the places of the paths.

3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of
the city, at the coming in at the doors :

4 Unto you, O men, I call ; and my voice
is to the sons of man.

5 O ye simple, understand wisdom : and
ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

6 Hear; fori will speak of ''excellent
things ; and the opening of my lips shall be
right things.

7 For ray mouth shall speak truth : and
wickedness is fan abomination to my lips.

8 All the words of my mouth are in
righteousness ; there is nothing t froward or
perverse in them.



B«fora
CHRIST
about 1000.



tHeb.
Peace-tiff'er-
inf « are

upon me.



tHeb.

i7t hiB hand.

II Or, tte
new muon.



I ch. 5. 3.
m Ps. 13: 3.



t Heb.

auddenljf.



n Eccles. 9.
12.



o Noh. 13
36.



p ch. 2. 18.
& 5. 5. & 9.

18.



a eh. 1. 20.
&9.3.



bch.22.aa



tHeb.

the abomina-
tion of my
lips.

t Heb.
wreatjied.



Befora
CHRIST

sbout 1000.



c Job 28.
15, &:c.
Pa. 10. 10.
& 119.127.
ch. 3. 14, 1,5.
4: 4. 5, '7.
It. 16. 16,

II O'.;
motiltif.



d ch. 16. 6.
e ch. 6. 17.
f ch. 4. 24.



e E<
19.



h Dan. 2. 21.
Rom. 13. 1.



i 1 Sam. 3.

30.

Pb. 91. 14.

John 14.31.

k Jam. 1. 5.

1 ch. 3. 16.

Matt 6. 33.



m ch. 3. 14.
vor. xO



I Or, walk.



n ch. 3. 19.
John 1.1.



o Pb. 2. 6.



II Or,

opan places.
II Or, the
chief part.



II Or,
a circle.



q Gen. 1. 9,

10.

Job 38. 10,

11.

Ps. 33. 7, &

104.9.

Jer. 5. 22.

r Job 38. 4.

9 John 1. 1,
3, 18.
t Matt. 3.
17.
Col. 1. 13.



u Ps. 10. 3.



The excellency and eternity of wisdom.

9 They are all plain to him that under-
standeth, and right to them that find know-
ledge.

10 Receive my instruction, and not sil-
ver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

11 <=For wisdom IS better than rubies; and
all the things that may be desired are not to
be compared to it.

12 I Wisdom dwell with || prudence, and
find out knowledge of witty inventions.

13 ''The fear of the Lord is to hate evil :
^ pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and
•"the froward mouth, do I hate.

14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom:
I am understanding ; si have strength.

15 *" By me kings reign, and princes
decree justice.

16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even
all the judges of the earth.

17 'I love them that love me: and ^ those
that seek me early shall find me.

18 'Riches ana honour are with me; yea,
durable riches and righteousness.

19 "My fruit is better than gold, yea,
than fine gold ; and my revenue than choice
silver.

20 I II lead in the way of righteousness, in
the midst of the paths of judgment :

21 That I may cause those that love me
to inherit substance ; and I will fill their
treasures.

22 " The Lord possessed me in the be-
ginning of his way, before his works of old.

23 ° I was set up from everlasting, from
the beginning, or ever the earth was.

24 When there were no depths, I was
brought forth; when there were no foun-
tains abounding with water.

25 p Before the mountains were settled,
before the hills was I brought forth :

26 "While as yet he had not made the
earth, nor the || fields, nor || the highest part
of the dust of the world.

27 "When he prepared the heavens, I was
there : when he set || a compass upon the
face of the depth :

28 When he established the clouds above :
when he strengthened the fountains of the
deep :

29 9 When he gave to the sea his decree,
that the waters should not pass his com-
mandment; when 'he appointed the foun-
dations of the earth :

30 'Then I was by him, as one brought
up with him: *and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing always before him ;

31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his
earth ; and "my delights were with the sons

of men. , ^ ^

32 Now therefore hearken unto me, U

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The discipline and doctrine of wisdom.

ye children : for == blessed are they that keep
my ways.

33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and re-
fuse it not.

34 y Blessed is the man that heareth me,
watching daily at my gates, waiting at the
posts of my doors.

35 For whoso findeth me findeth hfe, and
shall t ^obtain favour of the Lord.



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