Henry Davenport Northrop.

The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments online

. (page 131 of 249)
Online LibraryHenry Davenport NorthropThe Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments → online text (page 131 of 249)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook


36 But he that sinneth against me '^ wrong-
eth his own soul : all they that hate me love
death.

CHAP. IX.

1 The discipline, 4 and doctrine of wisdom. 13 The
custom, 16 and error of folly.

WISDOM hath ■'builded her house, she
hath hewn out her seven pillars :

2 i" She hath killed t her beasts; ''she hath
mingled her wine; she hath also furnished
her table.

3 She hath ^ sent forth her maidens :
* she crieth ^ upon the highest places of the
city,

4 s Whoso is simple, let him turn in
hither : as for him that wanteth understand-
ing, she saith to him,

5 '' Come, eat of my bread, and drink of
the wine which I have mingled.

6 Forsalie the foolish, and live; and go
in the way of understanding.

7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to
himself shame : and he that rebuketh a wicked
man getteth himself a blot.

8 'Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate
thee: ''rebuke a wise man, and he will love
thee.

9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he
will be yet wiser : teach a just man, 'and he
will increase in learning.

10 "The fear of the Lord is the begin-
ning of wisdom : and the knowledge of the
holy is understanding.

11 "For by me thy days shall be mul-
tiplied, and the years of thy life shall be
increased.

12 °If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise
for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone
shalt bear it.

13 IT? A foolish woman is clamorous : she
is simple, and knoweth nothing.

14 For she sitteth at the door of her house,
on a seat lin the high places of the city,

15 To call passengers who go right on
their ways :

16 'Whoso is simple, let him turn in
hither : and as for him that wanteth under-
standing, she saith to him,

17 ^Stolen waters are sweet, and bread
t eaten in secret is pleasant.



PROVERBS.



Before
CHRIST

about 1000.



I Ps. 119. 1.

2. & 128.1,

2.

Luke 11. 28.

7 ch. 3. 13,

18.



tHeb.
hnng forth.
I ch. 12. 2.
a ch. 20. 2.



a MatL 16.
18.

Ephes. 2. 20,
2L 22.
1 Pet. 2. 5.
b Matt 22.
3, &c.
t Heb.
her killing.
c ver. 5.
ch. 23. 30.

d Rom. 10.

15.

e ch. 8. 1, 2.

f ver. 14.



e ver. 16.
ch. 6. 32.
Matt. 11. 25.



h ver. 2.
Cant. S. 1.
Isai. 5.^. 1.
Jolni 6. 27.



1 Malt. 7. 6.
k Ps. 141. 5.



I Matt 13.
12.



m Job 28.



Ps. 111. 10.
ch. 1. 7.



n ch. 3. 2,
IB. & 10. ^.



o Job 33.

6,7.

ch. 16. 26.



p ch. 7. 11.



q ver 3.



fl ch. 20. 17.
t llcb.
of secrecies



Before
CHRIST

about 1000.



t ch. 2. 18.
i.7. 27.



a ch. 15.20.
& 17. 21,25.
Ik. 19. 13. Sl
29. 3, 15.



b Ps. 49. 6,

&c.

ch. 11. 4.

Luke 12. 19,

20.

c Dan. 4. 27.

d Ps. 10. 14.

& 34. 9, 10.

& 37. is.

liOr

the wicked

for their

wickedness.

e ch. 12. 24.

b. 19. 15.

f ch. 13. 4.

&. 21. 5.



E Ch. 12. 4.
& 17. 2. &.
19. 26.



h ver. 11.

Esth. 7. 8.



i Ps. 9. 5, 6.

tc 112. 6.
Eccles.8.10.



k ver. 10.
t Heb. a
fool of lips.
II Or, slioM
be beaten.

I Pa. 23. 4.
ch. 28. 18.
Isai. 33. IS,
16.

m ch. 6. 13.

n ver. 8.

II Or. shall
be beaten.

Ps. 37. 30.
ch. 13. 14.
& 18. 4.

p Ps. 107.
42.

ver. 6.
g ch. 17. 9.
ICor. 13.4.

1 Pet 4. 8.



r ch. 26. 3.



t Hob.
lieart.



s ch. 18. 7.
& 21. 23.



t Job 31. 24.
Pa. 52. 7.
ch. 18. 11.
1 Tim. 6. 17.



II Or,
causeth to
err.

a Ps. 15. 3.

X Eccles. 5.

3.

y Jam. 3. 2.



Of industry and integrity.

18 But he knoweth not that *the dead
are there ; and that her guests are in the
depths of hell.



CHAP. X.



\



From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry
observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.

THE proverbs of Solomon. "A wise son
maketh a glad father : but a foolish son
is the heaviness of his mother.

2 '• Treasures of wickedness profit nothing :
''but righteousness delivereth from death.

3 ^The Lord will not suffer the soul of
the righteous to famish : but he casteth away
II the substance of the wicked.

4 *He becometh poor that dealeth with
a slack hand : but ^ the hand of the diligent
maketh rich.

5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise
son: hut he that sleepeth in harvest is sa
son that causeth shame.

6 Blessings are upon the head of the just :
but •'violence covereth the mouth of the
wicked.

7 ' The memory of the just is blessed : but
the name of the wicked shall rot.

8 The wise in heart will receive com-
mandments : ''but t a prating fool [| shall fall.

9 'He that walketh uprightly walketh
surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall
be known.

10 ""He that winketh with the eye causeth
sorrow: "but a prating fool || shall fall.

11 "The mouth of a righteous man is a
well of life: but p violence covereth the
mouth of the wicked.

12 Hatred stirreth up strifes : but ilove
covereth all sins.

13 In the lips of<y;iiim that hath under-
standing wisdom is found: but ""a rod is
for the back of him that is void of f under-
standing.

14 Wise men lay up knowledge : but nhe
mouth of the foohsh is near destruction.

15 'The rich man's wealth is his strong
city: the destruction of the poor is their
poverty.

16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to
life : the fruit of the wicked to sin.

17 He is in the way of life that keepeth
instruction: but he that refuseth reproof
II erreth.

18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips,
and "he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

19 ^In the multitude of words there
wanteth not sin: but yhe that refraineth his
lips is wise.

20 The tongue of the just is as choice
silver: the heart of the wicked is little
worth.

« 558



Moral virtues,

21 The lips of the righteous feed many :
but fools die for want t of wisdom.

22 ^The blessing of the Lord, it maketh
rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

\\^ 23 " Jf is as sport to a fool to do mischief:
but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

24 ""The fear of the wicked, it shall come
upon him : but •'the desire of the righteous
shall be granted.

25 As the whirlwind passeth, ^so is the
wicked no more: but "the righteous is an
everlasting foundation.

26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke
to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that
send him.

27 ^The fear of the Lord f prolongeth
days : but s the years of the wicked shall be
shortened.

28 The hope of the righteous shall he
gladness : but the "^ expectation of the wicked

• • shall perish.

29 The way of the Lord is strength to
the upright: 'but destruction shall he to the
workers of iniquity.

30 ''The righteous shall never be remov-
ed : but the wicked shall not inhabit the
earth.

31 'The mouth of the just bringeth forth
wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be
cut out.

32 The lips of the righteous know what
is acceptable : but the mouth of the wicked
speaketh f frowardness.

CHAP. XL

A" t FALSE balance is abomination to
the Lord : but f a just weight is\ his
delight. \

2 ^When pride cometh, then cometh
shame : but with the lowly is wisdom.

3 "The integrity of the upright shall guide
them : but the perverseness of transgressors
shall destroy them.

4 ^Riches profit not in the day of wrath :
but ^righteousness delivereth from death.

5 The righteousness of the perfect shall
\ direct his way : but the wicked shall fall
by his own wickedness.

6 The righteousness of the upright shall
deliver them : but ''transgressors shall be
taken in their own naughtiness.

7 s When a wicked man dieth, his expec-
tation shall perish : and the hope of unjust
men perisheth.

8 '' The righteous is delivered out of trou-
ble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

9 An 'hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth
his neighbour : but through knowledge shall
the just be delivered.

10 ''When it go'eth well with the right-



CHAP. XI.



Boforo


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


nboul aOOO.


about 1000.


t Hob.
of heart.


lch.20. &


7. Gen. 24.




35. & 2«. 12.




Ps. 37. 22.




a cli. 14. 9.




& 15. 21.






t Heb.




deetitute of


b Job 15. 21.


heart.


c Pa. 145.




9.




Matt. 5. 0.


m Lev. 9.


John 5.


16.


4, 15.
d K. 37 9,
10.


ch. 20. 19.


t Heb.
Ife that


e ver. 30.


Kolketh,


Ps. 15. 5.
Matt. 7. 24,
25. & 16. -A.


being a
talebearer.
n 1 Kings




12. 1. fie.




ch. 15. 22.




&24. 6.




o ch. 6. 1.




t Heb.


f ch. 9. 11.


shait be tare


THob.


broken.


adeUth.


t Heb.


c Job 15. 32,
33. & !B. 16.


those that


strike hands.


Ps 55.23.


p ch.31.30.


Eccle8.7.17.




h Job 8. 13.
& 11. 20.
Ps. 112.10.


q Matt. 5. 7.
&25.34.&C


ch. 11. 7.




i Ps. I. «.




k. 37. 20.






r Hos. 10.




12.


k Ps. 37. 22,


Gnl. 6. 8, 9.


29. &; 125. 1.


Jamei 3. 18.


ver. 25.




1 Ps. 37. 30.






8ch.l6.5.


froward-


t Ps. 112. 2.


nesaes.




a Ley. 19.
35, 36.
Deut. 25.
13,-16.


tHeb.


dcparteth
from.


ch. 16. n. &




20. 10, 23.




t Heb.
balancea of
deceit.




n Rom. 3. 8,


t Heb.


a perfect




stone.




h ch. 1.5. 33.


x Ps. 112. 9.


& 16. 18. b.




18. 12.




Dan. 4. 30,




31.




ch. 13. 6.




d ch. 10. 2.
Ezek. 7. 19.
Zeph. 1. 18.
c Gen. 7 1.


y 2 Cor. 9.
6,7,8,9,10.

The sold of




blfssing.




z Matt. 5. 7.


1 Heb.
rectify.


a AmoB 8.
5, 6.




b Job 29. 13.


f ch. 5. 22.




Eccles.10.8.






c Esth. 7. 10.




Ps. 7. M, 10.


g ch. 10. 28.


& 9. 15, 16.
& JO. 2. &




57. 6.




d Job 31.24.




Ps. 52. 7.




Marli ID. 24.




Luke 12. 21.


h ch. 21. 18.


1 Tim. 6. 17.
e Pa. 1.3. &




52. 8. & 92.




12, &c.




.Ter. 17. 8.


i Job 8. 13.


f Eccles. 5.
16.




g Dan. 12.3.
I Cor. 9. 19,




It Esth. 8.

15.

ch. 28. )2,

28


&c.
Jam. .5. 20.


t Ilc'b.
taketh.



and their contrary vices.

eous the city rejoiceth : and when the wick-
ed perish, there is shouting.

11 'By the blessing of the upright the
city is exalted : but it is overthrown by the
mouth of the wicked.

12 He that is t void of wisdom despiseth
his neighbour : but a man of understanding
holdeth his peace.

13 '"t A tale-bearer revealeth secrets : but
he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the
matter.

14 "Where no counsel is, the. people fall:
but in the multitude of counsellors there is
safety.

15 °He that is surety for a stranger f shall
smart for it: and he that hateth t suretiship
is sure.

16 P A gracious woman retaineth honour:
and strong men retain riches.

17 ^The merciful man doeth good to his
own soul : but he that is cruel troubleth his
own flesh.

18 The wicked worketh a deceitful worlc :
but 'to him that soweth righteousness shall
he a sure reward.

19 As righteousness, tendeth to life : so he
that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own
death,

20 They that are of a froward heart are
abomination to the Lord : but such as are
upright in their way are his delight.

21 " Though hand join in hand, the wicked
shall not be unpunished : but * the seed of
the righteous shall be delivered.

22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout,
so is a fair woman which t is without dis-
cretion.

23 The desire of the righteous is only
good : hut the expectation of the wicked "is
wrath.

24 There is that ^scattereth, and yet in-
creasetb; and there is that withholdeth more
than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

25 y II The liberal soul shall be made fat :
^and he that wateveth shall be watered also
himself.

26 "-He that withholdeth corn, the people
shall curse him: but ''blessing shall be upon
the head of him that selleth it.

27 He that diligently seeketh good pro-
cureth favour: <=but he that seeketh mischief,
it shall come unto him.

28 ''He that trusteth in his riches shall
fall : but « the righteous shall flourish as a
branch.

29 He that troubleth his own house '"shall
inherit the wind : and the fool shall be ser-
vant to the wise of heart.

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree ot
life: and she that t Avinncth souls is wise.

559



-f-



Moral virtues,

31 h Behold, the righteous shall be recom-
pensed in the earth : much more the wicked
and the sinner.



PROVERBS.



W



\ CHAP. XII.

HOSO loveth instruction loveth know-
ledge : but he that hateth reproof is
brutish.

2 "A good man obtaineth favour of the
Lord : but a man of wicked devices will he
condemn.

3 A man shall not be established by wick-
edness : but the ''root of the righteous shall
not be moved.

4 'A virtuous woman is a crown to her
husband: but she that maketh ashamed is
^as rottenness in his bones.

5 The thoughts of the righteous are right:
hut the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

6 «The words of the wicked are to lie in
wait for blood: ^but the mouth of the up-
right shall deliver them.

7 ff The wicked are overthrown, and are
not: but the house of the righteous shall
stand.

8 A man shall be commended according
to his wisdom: ""but he that is t of a per-
verse heart shall be despised.

9 'JTe that is despised, and hath a servant,
is better than he that honoureth himself, and
lacketh bread.

10 ''A righteous man regardeth the life
of his beast : but the || tender mercies of the
wicked are cruel.

11 'He that tilleth his land shall be satis-
fied with bread : but he that foUoweth vain
persons "is void of understanding.

12 The wicked desireth || the net of evil
men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth
fruit.

13 t°The wicked is snared by the trans-
gression of his lips : "but the just shall come
out of trouble.

14 p A man shall be satisfied with good
by the fruit of his mouth: land the recom-
pense of a man's hands shall be rendered
unto him.

15 'The way of a fool is right in his own
eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel
is wise.

16 'A fool's wrath is f presently known :
but a prudent man covereth shame.

17 '//e that speaketh truth sheweth forth
righteousness : but a false witness deceit.

18 "There is that speaketh like the
■piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the
wise is health.

19 The lip of truth shall be established
for ever : " but a lying tongue is but for a
moment.



Before
CHr'(ST
about 1000.



h Jer. 25.



1 Pet. 4. 17,

18.



c i-h. 3t. 23.
1 Cor. 11. 7.



d ch. 14. 30.



o ch. 1. 11,

18.

f ch. 14. 3.



E P». 37. 36,

37.

ch. 11. 21.

Matt. 7. 24,

25, 26, 27.



h 1 Sam. 25.

17.

t Heb.

perverse of

iieart,

i ch. 13. 7.



k Dout. 25.
4.

II Or.
bowels.



I Gen. 3. 19.
eh. 28. 19.



m ch. 6. 32.

II Or, the
fortress.



t Heb.

The snare of

the wicked IS

in t/ie trans-

sression of

Ups.

n ch. 18. 7.

o 2 Pet. 2.

9.

p ch. 13. 2.

& 18. 20.

Jlsoi. 3. 10,
1.



r ch. 3. 7.
Luke 18. 11.



s ch. 29. 11.
t Heb. in

that day.

t ch. 14. 5.



u Pb. 57. 4.
& 59. 7.
&; 64. 3.



X P». 52. 5.
ch. 19. 9.



Before
CHRIST

about 1000.



y ch. 6. 17
& n.20.
Rev. 22, 15.



I ch. 13. 16.
& 15. 2.



lOr.
!eccitful.



b ch. 15. 13.
e Isai. 50. 4.



ahundant.



a 1 Sam. 2.
25.



b ch. 12. 14.



c Ps. 39. 1.
ch. 21. 33.
Jamca 3. 2.



d ch. 10. 4.



ch. 11. 3,
5, 6.



t Hob. sin.
fch. 12.9.



g Job 18. .5,
6. fc 21. 17.
ch. 24. 20.
il Or,
candle.



h ch. 10. 2.
& 20. 21.
t Heb.
with the
hand.



and their contrary vices.

20 Deceit is in the heart of them that
imagine evil : but to the counsellors of peace
is joy.

21 There shall no evil happen to the just:
but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. -^

22 y Lying lips are abomination to the
Lord: but they that deal truly are his
delight.

23 ^A prudent man concealeth know-
ledge : but the heart of fools proclaimeth
foolishness.

24 ■'The hand of the diligent shall bear
rule : but the || slothful shall be under tri-
bute.

25 ''Heaviness in the heart of man
maketh it stoop : but '^ a good word maketh
it glad.

26 The righteous is more || excellent than
his neighbour : but the way of the wicked
seduceth them.

27 The slothful man roasteth not that "
which he took in hunting : but the sub-
stance of a diligent man is precious.

28 In the way of righteousness is life ; and
in the pathway thereof there is no death.



CHAP. xm.



his



father's in-
heareth not



A WISE son heareth
struction: "but a scorner
rebuke.

2 ""A man shall eat good by the fruit of
his mouth : but the soul of the transgressors
shall eat violence.

3 •'He that keepeth his mouth keepeth
his life : hut he that openeth wide his lips
shall have destruction.

4 ''The soul of the sluggard desireth, and
hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent
shall be made fat.

5 A righteous man hateth lying : but
a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to
shame.

6 « Righteousness keepeth him that is up-
right in the way : but wickedness over-
throweth t the sinner.

7 f There is that maketh himself rich, yet
hath nothing: there is that maketh himself
poor, yet hath great riches.

8 The ransom of a man's life are his
riches : but the poor heareth not rebuke.

9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth :
s but the II lamp of the wicked shall be put
out.

10 Only by pride cometh contention: but
with the well-advised is wisdom.

11 ''Wealth gotten by vanity shall be di-
minished: but he that gathereth t by labour
shall increase.

12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick:
hut' when the desire cometh', j7 is a tree of life.

5G0



Moral virtues,

13 Whoso ^despiseth the word shall be
destroyed: but he that feareth the com-
mandment II shall be rewarded.

14 'The law of the wise is a fountain of
life, to depart from ™the snares of death.

^ 15 Good understanding giveth favour: but
the way of transgressors is hard.

16 "Every prudent man dealeth with
knowledge: but a fool flayeth open his
folly.

17 A wicked messenger falleth into mis-
chief : but °t a faithful ambassador is health.

18 Poverty and shame shall he to him that
refuseth instruction: but Phe that regardeth
reproof shall be honoured.

19 iThe desire accomplished is sweet to
the soul: but it is abomination to fools to
depart from evil.

20 He that walketh with wise men shall
be wise : but a companion of fools f shall
be destroyed.

21 'Evil pursueth sinners: but to the
righteous, good shall be repaid.

22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to
his children's children: and nhe wealth of
the sinner is laid up for the just.

23 'Much food is in the tillage of the
poor : but there is that is destroyed for want
of judgment.

24 "He that spareth his rod hateth his
son : but he that loveth him chasteneth him
betimes.

25 'The righteous eateth to the satisfying
of his soul : but the belly of the wicked
shall want.

CHAP. XIV.

EVERY *wise woman ""buildeth her
house : but the foolish plucketh it down
with her hands.

2 He that walketh in his uprightness
feareth the Lord: "but he that is perverse
in his ways, despiseth him.

3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of
pride: ^but the lips of the wise shall pre-
serve them.

4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean :
but much increase is by the strength of
the ox.

5 «A faithful witness will not lie : but a
false witness will utter lies.

6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth
it not: but ''knowledge is easy unto him
that understandeth.

7 Go from the presence of a foolish man,
when thou perceivest not in him the lips of
knowledge.

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to under-
stand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

9 g Fools' make a mock at sin : but among
tlie righteous there is favour.

71



CHAP. XIV.



Bofore
CHRIST
about 1000.


Before
CHRIST
about 1000.


k 2 Chron.
36. 16.
(1 Or, thall
he n peace.
1 ch. 10. 11.
& 4.27. &
16.22.
m 2 Sam.
22.6.


t Heb.
the bitter-
ness of his
aovi,
h Job 8. 15.




i ch. 10. 25.


n CH. 12. 23.
& 15. 2.

t Hob.
tpraadeth.


k Rom. 6.
21.


ch. 25. 23.
t Hob. an
ambassador
of faithful-

11C83,

p Ch. 15. 5,


1 ch. 5. 4.
EccleB. 2. 2.
m ch. 1. 31.
& 12. 14.


q ver. 12.






n ch. 22. 3.


t Heb. shaU
be broken.




r Pb. 32. 10.




s Job 27.
16, 17.
ch. 28. 8.
Eccles.2.

t ch. 12. 11.


o ch. 19.7.


23. 1.1. & 29.
15, 17.


t Heb.
many are tke
lovers of
the rich.

nPs.41.1.
it 112. 9.


X P.. 34. 10.
&.3J.3.




a ch. 24. 3.

bRuUi4.

11.






q ver. 5.


c Job 12. 4.




d ch. 12. 6.


r.ch.13.14.



c Eiod. 20.
16. & 23. 1.
ch. SH9. &■
12. 17.
ver. 25.



f ch. 8. 0.
&17.24.



g ch. 10. 23.



ness I



B ch. 16. 2l>.
JamcB 1. 19.
t Heb.
short of
spirit.



t Ps. 112.

10.

u ch 12.4.

X cli. 17. 5.

Matt. 23.

40, 45.

y See Job '

31. 15, 16.

ch. 22. 2.



z Job 13.

15. & 19. 26.

Pb. 23. 4. &

37. 37.

2 Cor. 1. 9.

&5.a

2 Tim. 4. la



and their contrary vices.

10 The heart knoweth f his own bitter-
and a stranger doth not intermeddle

with his joy.

11 hThe house of the wicked shall be
overthrown : but the tabernacle of the up-
right shall flourish.

12 'There is a way which seemeth right
unto a man, but ■'the end thereof are the
ways of death.

13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful;
and 'the end of that mirth is heaviness.

14 The backslider in heart shall be "filled
with his own ways : and a good man shall
be satisfied from himself.

15 The simple believeth every word:
but the prudent man looketh well to his
going.

16 "A wise man feareth, and departeth
from evil : but the fool rageth, and is con-
fident.

17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly
and a man of wicked devices is hated.

18 The simple inherit folly : but the pru-
dent are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil bow before the good ; and
the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20 "The poor is hated even of his own
neighbour : but f the rich hath many friends.

21 He that despiseth his neighbour sin-
neth : Pbut he that hath mercy on the poor,
happy is he.

22 Do they not err that devise evil ? but
mercy and truth shall he to them that devise
good.

23 In all labour there is profit : but the
talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

24 The crown of the wise is their riches :
hut the foolishness of fools is folly.

25 "J A true witness delivereth souls : but
a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

26 In the fear of the Lord is strong
confidence: and his children shall have a
place of refuge.

27 'The fear of the Lord is a fountain
of life, to depart from the snares of death.

28 In the multitude of people is the king's
honour : but in the want of people is the
destruction of the prince.

29 ^He that is slow to wrath is of great
understanding : but he that is f hasty of spirit
exalteth folly.

30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh :
but *envy "the rottenness of the bones.

31 *He that oppresseth the poorreproach-
eth yhis Maker: but he that honoureth him
hath mercy on the poor.

32 The wicked is driven away m his
wickedness: but nhe righteous hath hope

in his death. x r u-

33 Wisdom resteth in the heart ol hmi

561



f



Moral virtues,

that hath understanding: but ^that which
is in the midst of fools is made known.

34 Righteousness exalteth a nation : but
sin is a reproach t to any people.

35 ''The king's favour is toward a wise
servant : but his wrath is against him that
causeth shame.

CHAP. XV.

A" SOFT answer turneth away wrath : but
'' grievous words stir up anger.

2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge
aright: "^but the mouth of fools tpoureth out
foolishness.

3 ^The eyes of the Lord are in every
place, beholding the evil and the good.

4 t A wholesome tongue is a tree of life :
but perverseness therein is a breach in the
spirit.

5 «A fool despiseth his father's instruc-
tion : ^but he that regardeth reproof is pru-
dent.

6 In the house of the righteous is much
treasure : but in the revenues of the wicked
is trouble.

7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge :
but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

8 sThe sacrifice of the wicked is an
abomination to the Lord : but the prayer of
the upright is his delight.

9 The way of the wicked is an abomina-
tion unto the Lord ; but he loveth him that
•'followeth after righteousness.

10 II Correction is 'grievous unto him that
forsaketh the way : and ^he that hateth re-
proof shall die.

11 'Hell and destruction are before the
Lord : how much more then ""the hearts of
the children of men?

12 "A scorner loveth not one that reprov-
eth him : neither will he go unto the wise.

13 "A merry heart maketh a cheerful
countenance: but Pby sorrow of the heart
the spirit is broken.

14 The heart of him that hath under-
standing seeketh knowledge : but the mouth



Online LibraryHenry Davenport NorthropThe Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments → online text (page 131 of 249)