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of fools feedeth on foolishness.

15 All the days of the afflicted are evil :
flbut he that is of a merry heart hath a conti-
nual feast.

16 'Better is little with the fear of the
Lord, than great treasure and trouble there-
with.

17 = Better is a dinner of herbs where love
is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.

18 'A wrathful man stirreth up strife :
but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

19 =The way of the slothful man is as an
hedge of thorns : but the way of the right-
eous t is made plam.



PROVERBS.



Before


Before


CHKIST


CHKIST


about 1000.


about MM.


a ch. n. 16.


X ch. 10. 1.


& 29. 11.


&29.3.




y ch. 10. 23.


t Heb. ta


tHeb.


nations.


void of


b Matt. 24.
45. 47.


heart.

X Ephea. 5.

15




a ch. 11.14.




&20.18.


a JudB.ai,


b ch. 23. 11.


2, 3.


T Heb.


cK. 25. 1.5.


in his sea-


b 1 Sam. 25.


son.


10. &c.
1 fcinea 12.
13, if, 16.


c Phil. 3. 20.


Col. 3. 1. 2.


c ver. 28.




ch. 12. 23.




& 13. 16.
t Heb.
beUheth, or,


i ch. 12. 7.


&H. 11.
e Ps 68 5


bubhitlh.
dJob34.21.


6. &'l46'. 9'.


ch. 5. 21.




Jer. 16. 17.




& 32. 19.
Hebr. 4. 13.


f ch. 6. 16.

18.


t Heb. Tlu.


healing of


g Ps. 37. 30.


tlto tongue..






t Heb. ,




words of




pleasant-


e ch. 10. 1.


ness.




h ch. 11. 19.


rch.13. 18.


Isai. 5. 8.


ver. 31, 32.


Jer. 17. 11.




i 1 Pet. 3.




15.




k Ps. 10. 1.




& 34. 16.




1 Ps. 145.




18, 19.


S ch. 21.27.




&28. 9.




Isni. 1. n.




&61.8.&




66.3.




Jer. 6.20.




&7. 29.




Amo9 5. 22.






m ver. 5.


h ch. 21. 21.




ITim.B. 11.




11 Or,


II Or.


Instruction.


correction.


i 1 Kings


II Or,


22.8.


oheyeth.


k ch. 5. 12.


t Heb.


& 10. 17.


possesseth




a heart.


1 Job 26. 6.


n ch. 1. 7.


Ps. 139. 8.




m 2 Chron.




6.30.


o ch. 18. 12.


Pb. 7. 9. &




44. 21.




John 2. 24.




25. & 21. 17.




Acts 1. 24.




n Amos 5.


a ver. 9.


10.


ch. 19.21. &


2 Tim. 4. 3.


20. 24.


o ch. 17. 22.


Jer. 10. 23.




II Or,

disvosinffs.
b IHatt. 10.


p ch. 12. 25.






19,20.




c ch. 21. 2.




d 1 Sam. 16.




7.




e Ps. 37. 5.




fe 55. 22.




Matt. 6. 25.




Luke 12. 23.


q ch. 17. 22.


Phil. 4. 6
1 Pet. .5.7.




t Heb. Roll,
i Isai. 43. 7.






Eom. 11.


r Ps. 37. 16.

ch. 16. 8.


36.

g Job 21.


1 Tim. 8, 6.


Rom. 9. 22.




h ch. 0. 17.




& 8. 13.




i ch. 11. 21.




t Heb. held
innocent.


B ch. 17. 1.




k Dan. 4.




27.


tch. 26. 21.
& 29. 23.


Luke 11. 41.
1 ch. 14. Ifi.


u ch. 22. 5.




t Heb, is




raised up aa




a causey.





and their contrary vices.

20 ^ A wise son maketh a glad father :
but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

21 y Folly is joy to him that is f destitute
of wisdom : ==but a man of understanding
walketh uprightly.

22 ^Without counsel purposes are disap-
pointed : but in the multitude of counsellors
they are established.

23 A man hath joy by the answer of hia
mouth : and ^ a word spoken t in due season,
how good is it !

24 -^The way of life is above to the wise,
that he may depart from hell beneath.

25 "^The Lord will destroy the house of
the proud: but ^he will establish the border
of the widow.

26 ""The thoughts of the wicked are an
abomination to the Lord: ^but the words of
the pure are f pleasant words.

27 ''He that is greedy of gain troubleth
his own house ; but he that hateth gifts
shall live.

28 The heart of the righteous 'studieth
to answer: but the mouth of the wicked
poureth out evil things.

29 ■'The Lord is far from the wicked:
but 'he heareth the prayer of the right-
eous.

30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the
heart : and a good report maketh the bones
fat.

31 "The ear that heareth the reproof of
life abideth among the wise.

32 He that refuseth || instruction despiseth
his own soul : but he that || heareth reproof
t getteth understanding.

33 "The fear of the Lord is the instruc
tion of wisdom; and "before honour is hu
mility.

CHAP. XVL

THE ^ II preparations of the heart in man,
''and the answer of the tongue, is from
the Lord.

2 •'AH the ways of a man are clean in
his own eyes ; but ^the Lord weigheth the
spirits.

3 «t Commit thy works unto the Lord,
and thy thoughts shall be established.

4 *"The Lord hath made all things for
himself: eyea, even the wicked for the day
of evil.

5 "^ Every one that is proud in heart is an
abomination to the Lord: ''though hand
join in hand, he shall not be t unpunished.

6 ''By mercy and truth iniquity is purged:
and 'by the fear of the Lord men depart
from evil.

7 When a man's ways please the Lord,
he maketh even his enemies to be at peace
with him.

562



t



Moral virtues,

8 "Better is a little with righteousness,
than great revenues without right.

9 "A man's heart deviseth his way: °but
yi^ the Lord directeth his steps.

' 10 t A divine sentence is in the lips of the
king : his mouth transgresseth not in judg-
ment.

11 P A just weight and balance are the
Lord's : f aU the weights of the bag are his
work.

12 /f is an abomination to kings to com-
mit wickedness : for ithe throne is establish-
ed by righteousness.

13 'Righteous lips are the delight of kings;
and they love him that speaketh right.

14 'The wrath of a king is as messengers
of death : but a wise man will pacify it.

15 In the light of the king's countenance
is life ; and 'his favour is "as a cloud of the
latter rain.

16 == How much better is it to get wisdom
than gold? and to get understanding rather
to be chosen than silver ?

17 The highway of the upright is to de-
part from evil : he that keepeth his way pre-
serveth his soul.

18 ^Fride goeth before destruction, and an
haughty spirit before a fall.

19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit
with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with
the proud.

20 II He that handleth a matter wisely
shall find good : and whoso ^trusteth in the
Lord, happy is he.

21 The wise in heart shall be called pru-
dent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth
learning.

22 * Understanding is a well-spring of life
unto him that hath it : but the instruction of
fools is folly.

23 ''The heart of the wise fteacheth his
mouth and addeth learning to his lips.

24 Pleasant words are as an honey-comb,
sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

25 "'There is a way that seemeth right
unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways
of death.

26 ^tHe that laboureth, laboureth for
himself; for his mouth fcraveth it of
him.

27 1 An ungodly man diggeth up evil : and
in his lips there is as a burning fire.

28 * A -fro ward man fsoweth strife: and
^a whisperer separateth chief friends.

29 A violent man senticeth his neigh-
bour, and leadeth him into the way that is
not good,

30 He shuttcth his eyes to devise froward
things : moving his lips he bringeth evil to
pass.



CHAP. XVII.



Before
CHRIST

about 1000.



m Pa. 37.16.
ch. IS. 16.
n vor. 1.
ch. 19. 21.
o P». 37.23.
Prov. 20. ai.
Jor. 10. 23.
t Heb.
Divination.



p Lev. 19.

SB.

oil. 11. 1.

T Heb. all

the atones.



1 ch. 25. 5.
t29.14.



r ch. 14. 35.
& 32. 11.



I ch. 19. 12.
& 20. 2.



t ch. 19. 12.
u Job 29.
23.
Zech. 10. 1.

X ch. 8. 11,
19.



y ch. 11. 2.
& 17. 19. &

18. 12.



II Or.

Jic that un-
deratandeth
a matter.
I Ps. 2. 12.
& 34. 8. li.
125.1.
Isai. 30. 18.
Jer. 17. 7.



a ch. 13. 14.
& 14. 27.



b Ps. 37. 30.
Matt. 12. 34.
t Heb.
maketltviae.



i See ch. 9.
12.

Eccles. 6. 7.
fHeb.
The soul of
him that la-
houreth,
t Heb.
howeth unto
him.
T Heb.
A man of
Belial.
o ch. 6. 14,'
19. & 15. 38.
& 26. 21. &
29. 22.
t Heb.
sendeth
forth.
T ch. 17. 9.
ch. 1. 10,



C



Before
CHRIST

about 1000.



hch.20.29.
i ch. 19. IL



a ch. 15. 17.



good cheer.



b ch. 10. 5.
& 19. 26.



c Ps. 28. 2.
ch. 27. 21.
Jer. 17. 10.
Mai. 3. 3.



e Job 31.29.
Obad. 12.
t Hob. held
innocent.
f Ps. 127. 3.
iL 138. 3.



tHob.

Jl Up of ex-

ceUency,

t Heb.

a lip of

Iv'tng.

e ch. 18. 16.

& 19. 6.

tHeb.

a atone of

grace.

h ch. 10. 12.
II Or. ^
procrureih.
1 ch. 16. 28.



II Or, ,
a reproof
aweth more
a wine man,
than to
strike a fool
an hundred
times.



kHos. 13.8.



I Ps. 109. 4,

5.

Jer. 18. 20.

See Rom.

12. 17.

1 Thess. 5.

15.

1 Pet. 3. 9.

m ch. 30. 3.

1 Thess. 4.

11

n Exod. 23.

7.

ch. 24. 24.

Isai. 5. 23.



o ch. 21. 25,
20.



p Ruth 1.16.
ch. 18. 24.



q ch. 6. 1.
& 11. IS.
tHeb.
heart.



and their contrary vices.

31 '■The hoary head is a crown of glory, if
it be found in the way of righteousness.

32 'He that is slow to anger is better than .
the mighty ; and he that ruleth his spirit,
than he that taketh a city.

33 The lot is cast into the lap ; but the
whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.

CHAP. XVIL

BETTER is "a dry morsel, and quietness
therewith, than an house full of || sa-
crifices with strife.

2 A wise servant shall have rule over ''a
son that causeth shame, and shall have part
of the inheritance among the brethren.

3 "The fining-pot is for silver, and the
furnace for gold : but the Lord trieth the
hearts.

4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false
lips ; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty
tongue.

5 "i Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth
his Maker: and «he that is glad at calami-
ties shall not be f unpunished.

6 '"Children's children are the crown of old
men; and the glory of children are their
fathers.

7 t Excellent speech becometh not a fool :
much less do f lying lips a prince.

8 e A gift is as "fa. precious stone in the
eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it
turneth, it prospereth.

9 ''Hethatcovereth a transgression ]| seek-
eth love ; but • he that repeateth a matter,
separateth very friends.

10 II A reproof entereth more into a wise
man than anhundred stripes into a fool.

11 An evil man seeketh only rebelUon :
therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent
against him.

12 Let ■'a bear robbed of her whelps meet
a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

13 Whoso 'rewardeth evil for good, evil
shall not depart from his house.'

14 The beginning of strife is as when one
letteth out water : therefore "leave oflf con-
tention, before it be meddled with.

15 °He that justifieth the wicked, and he
that condemneth the just, even they both are
abomination to the Lord.

16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand
of a fool to get wisdom, "seeing he hath no
heart to it ?

17 P A friend loveth at all times, and a
brother is born for adversity.

18 iA man void of t understanding striketii
hands, and becometh surety in the presence

of his friend. ■> ^ ^ tu

19 He loveth transgression that iovetli

563



Moral virtues,

strife: and 'he that exalteth his gate seeketh
destruction.

20 tHe that hath a froward heart findeth

■ no good : and he that hath = a perverse tongue

falleth into mischief.

\ 21 ' He that begetteth a fool doeth it to

his sorrow : and the father of a fool hath no

joy-

22 "A merry heart doeth good || lihe a
medicine : ^ but a broken spirit drieth the
bones.

23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the
bosom yto pervert the ways of judgment.

24 "Wisdom is before him that hath un-
derstanding ; but the eyes of a fool are in
the ends of the earth.

25 * A foolish son is a grief to his father,
and bitterness to her that bare him.

26 ""Also to punish the just is not good,
nor to strike princes for equity.

27 'He that hath knowledge spare th his
words : and a man of understanding is of || an
excellent spirit.

28 ^Even a fool, when he holdeth his
peace, is counted wise : and he that shutteth
his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.

CHAP. xvm.

THROUGH II desire, a man, having sepa-
rated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth
with all wisdom,

2 A fool hath no delight in understanding,
but that his heart may discover itself.

3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh
also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

4 *The words of a man's mouth are as
deep waters, ^and the well-spring of wisdom
as a flowing brook.

5 "It is not good to accept the person of
the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in
judgment.

6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and
his mouth calleth for strokes.

7 ""A fool's mouth is his destruction, and
his lips are the snare of his soul.

8 * The words of a || tale-bearer are \\ as
wounds, and they go down into the f inner-
most parts of the belly,

9 He also that is slothful in his work is
•"brother to him that is a great waster.

10 s The name of the Lord is a strong
tower : the righteous runneth into it, and
fis safe,

11 ^The rich man's wealth is his strong
city, and as an high wall in his own conceit,

12 'Before destruction the heart of man is
haughty, and before honour is humility,

13 He that t answereth a matter '' before
he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him,

14 The spirit of a man will sustain his



PROVERBS.



Before
CHRIST
about 1000.



r ch. 16. 18.
t Heb. the
froward of
heart.
B Jam. 3. 8.



t ch. 10. 1.
& 19. 13.
vei. 25.



n ch. 15. 13,
15. & 13. 25.
II Or, to a
medicine,
X Pb. 22. 15.



y Exod. 23.

z ch. 14. 6.
Eccles. 2. 14.
&8. 1.



a ch. 10. 1.
k 15. 20. &
19. 13.

ver. 21.

b ver. 15.
ch. 18. 5.



II Or, a cool
spirit.



d Job 13. 5.



II Or,
He tiMt
separatetk
himself seek-
eth accord-
ing to bia
desire, and
intermed-
dleth tn even/
business :
See Jude 19.



a ch. 10.11.
&20. 5.
b Pa. 78. 2.



c Lev. 19.
15.

Deut. 1. 17.
& 16. 19.

ch. 24. 23.

& 28. 21.



d ch. 10. 14.
& 12. 13. &
13.3.

Ecclea. 10.
12.

e ch. 12. 18.
&28. SB.
II Or,
whisperer,
II Or, lihe
as when men
are wouKd-
ed.

t Heb.
chambers.
f ch.28.24.
g 2 Sana. 22.
3, 51.

Ps. 18. 2. &
27.1. & 61.
3, 4. & 91. 2.
& 144. 2.
t Heb.
IS set aloft.
h ch. 10. 15.



i ch. 11. 2.
& 15. 33.
& 16. 18.

t Heb.
retumeth a
word.
k John 7.51.



Before
CHRIST
about 1000.



1 Gen. 33.

1 Sam. 25.

27.

oh. 17. 8. &

21. 14.



m ch. 12.
14. !c 13. 2.



n See
Matt. 13. 37.



o ch. 19. 14.
& 31. 10.



p Jam. 2. 3.



q ch. 17. 17.



a ch. 28. 6.



b Ps. 37. 7.



d ver. 9.
Exod. 23. 1.
Deut 19. 10,
19.

ch. 6. 19. &
21. 28.
f Heb. held
innocent.
ch. 29. 26.
f ch. 17. 8.
& 18. 16. &
21. 14.
t Heb. ,
a man of
gifts.

i ch. 14. 20.
E Pa. 38. 11.



t Heb.
a heart.



i ch. 16. 20.
k ver. 5.



I ch. 30. 22.
Ecclea. 10.
6,7.

m ch. 14. 29.
Jam. 1. 19.

II Or,
prudence.

tt ch. 10. 32.



and their contrary vices.

infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can
bear?

15 The heart of the prudent getteth know-
ledge ; and the ear of the wise seeketh
knowledge,

16 'A man's gift maketh room for him, and
bringeth him before great men.

17 He that is first in his own cause seem-
eth Just; but his neighbour cometh and
searcheth him.

18 The lot causeth contentions to cease,
and parteth between the mighty.

19 A brother offended isnarder to be won
than a strong city ; and their contentions are
like the bars of a castle.

20 ""A man's belly shall be satisfied with
the fruit of his mouth ; and with the increase
of his lips shall he be filled,

21 -'Death and life are in the power of
the tongue : and they that love it shall eat
the fruit thereof.

22 ° Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good
thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.

23 The poor useth entreaties ; but the rich
answereth p roughly.

24 A man that hath friends must shew
himself friendly : "J and there is a friend that
sticketh closer than a brother.

CHAP. XIX.

BETTER n's the poor that walketh in
his integrity, than he that is perverse in
his lips, and is a fool.

2 Also, that the soul be without know-
ledge, it is not good ; and he that hasteth
with his feet sinneth.

3 The foolishness of man perverteth his
way: ''and his heart fretteth against the
Lord,

4 "Wealth maketh many friends ; but the
poor is separated from his neighbour,

5 '^A false witness shall not be t unpunish-
ed, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

6 "Many will entreat the favour of the
prince : and ^ every man is a friend to f him
that giveth gifts,

7 sAll the brethren of the poor do hate
him : how much more do his friends go ''far
from him? he pursueth them with words, yet
they are wanting to him.

8 He that getteth f wisdom loveth his
own soul: he that keepeth understanding
' shall find good,

9 •'A false witness shall not be unpunished,
and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

10 Delight is not seemly for a fool ; much
less 'for a servant to have rule over princes,

11 "The II discretion of a man deferreth
his anger; "and it is his glory to pass over
a transgression,

564



V



Moral virtues,

12 °The king's wrath is as the roaring of
a lion; but his favour is Pas dew upon the
grass.

13 ^A fooHsh son is the calamity of his
father : ' and the contentions of a wife are a
continual dropping.

14 » House and riches are the inheritance
of fathers: and 'a prudent wife is from the
Lord.

15 " Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep;
and an idle soul shall ^suffer hunger.

16 yHe that keepeth the commandment
keepeth his own soul : hut he that despiseth
his ways shall die.

17 ^He that hath pity upon the poor,
lendeth unto the Lord ; and || that which
he hath given will he pay him again.

18 "Chasten thy son while there is hope,
and let not thy soul spare || for his crying.

19 A man of great wrath shall suffer
punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet
thou must t do it again.

20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction,
that thou mayest be wise ''in thy latter end.

21 " There are many devices in a man's
heart ; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord,
that shall stand.

22 The desire of a man is his kindness :
and a poor man is better than a liar.

23 ^ The fear of the Lord tendeth to life :
and he that hath it shall abide satisfied ; he
shall not be visited with evil.

24 * A slothful man hideth his hand in his
bosom, and will not so much as bring it to
his mouth again.

25 f Smite a scorner, and the simple
t Swill beware : and "reprove one that hath
understanding, and he will understand know-
ledge.

26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth
away ^I's mother, is 'a son that causeth shame,
and bringeth reproach.

. 27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction
that causeth to err from the words of know-
ledge.

28 t An ungodly witness scorneth judg-
ment: and ''the mouth of the wicked de-
voureth iniquity.

29 Judgments are prepared for scorners,
'and stripes for the back of fools.

CHAP. XX.

WINE ^is a mocker, strong drink is
raging : and whosoever is deceived
thereby is not wise.

2 ""The fear of a king is as the roaring of
a lion : whoso provoketh him to anger ''sin-
neth against his own soul.

3 ^ // is an honour for a man to cease from
strife : but every fool will be meddling.



CHAP. XX.



Before


Before


CHRIST


CHRIST


about 1000.


about 1000.
ech. 10.4.


o ch. 16. 14.


15. t 20. 2.


& 19. 24.


&. 28. 15.


II Or,


p Hos. 14. 5.


wlntar.


a ch. 10. 1.^
& 15. 20. k


f ch. 19. 15.


g ch. 18. 4.


17. 21, 25.
r ch. Sl. 9.






19. & 27. 15.




B 2 Cor. 12.


h ch. 25. 14.


14.


MatL 6. 2.


t ch. 18. 22.


Luko 18. 11.
II Or,
bounty.






i Pe. 12. 1.




Luko 18. 8.


u ch. 6. 9.


k 2 Cor. 1.
12.


I ch. 10. 4.


1 Ps. 37. 28.


& 20. 13. &


b. 112. 2.


211. 21.




y Lnko 10.
58. i. 11. 28.


m ver. 36.




I ch. 28. 27.


n 1 Kings


Ecclos. 11.


8.46.


1.


2 Chron. 6.


MeitL 10. 42.


36.


& 25. 40.


Job 14. 4.


2 Cor. 9. 6,


Ps.51.5.


7,8.


Eccles. 7.


iiebr. 6. 10.


20.


his deed.


1 Cor. 4. 4.
1 John 1. 8.


a ch. 13. 24.


o DeuL 25.


&: 23. la &


13, &c.


29. 17.


ver. 23.


II Or,


ch. U. 1. &


to his de-


16. 11.


struction :


Mic. 6. 10,


or, to cause


11.


him to die.


t Heb.


T Hcb.


.^ stone and


add.


a stone.




T Hob.


b Ps. 37. 37.


./37I ephah
and an


c Job 23.


cpkah.
p Matt. 7.


'a'. 33. 10,
1.


16.

q Exod. 4.

Ps'.94.9.
r ch. 6. 9. &
12. 11. & 19.

Eora. 12. 11.


ch. 16. 1, 9.
Isai. 14. 26.
27. 4: 46. 10.
Acta 5. 39.


Hobr. 6. 17.


(1 1 Tim. 4.

8.






g Job 28. 12,




16, 17, 18,


e ch. 15. 19.


19.


& 20. 13, 15.


ch. 3. 15. &




8. 11.




t ch. K. 26,




27.4:27.13.


fch. 21. 11.




tHeb.
leiUbe
cunning,
e Deat. 13.


u ch. 9. 17.

t,Heb.
Bread of
lying, or.


h'ch. 9. a


faiseluod.




X ch. 15. 22.




&. 24. 6.


i ch. 17. 2.


y Luke 14.




z ch. 11. 13.




a Rom. 16.




18.




II Or,




enticelh.




b Exod. 21.


t Heb.


17.


a witness of


Lev. 20, 9.


Sel'¥-,^


Matt. 15. 4.


k Job 15.


c Job 18. 5,


16. & 20. W,




13. & 34. 7.


ch. 24. 20.




canMe.






d cli. 28. 20.


1 ch. 10. 13.


e Hab. 2. 6.


&. 26. 3.






f Deut. 32.




35.




ch. 17. 13.




Il 24. 29.


aGon.9.2L


Rom. 12. 17,

1 thess. 5.

15.

1 PcL 3. 9.


ch. 23. 29,

30.

Isai. 28. 7.


Hos. 4. 11.


c 2 Sam. 16.


h ch. 16. 14.
k 19. 12,


h yer. 10.
tHeb.
balances of


c ch. 8. 36.


ffUh.ta.




ch. 16. 9.




Jer. 10. 23.


d ch. 17. 14.


k Eccles. S.
4, 5.



and their contrary vices.

4 =The sluggard will not plough by reason
of the II cold; Uherefore shall he beg in har-
vest, and have nothing.

5 e Counsel in the heart of man is like
deep water; but a man of understanding
will draw it out.

6 ""Most men will proclaim every one his
own II goodness : but ' a faithful man who can
find?

7 ^ The just man walketh in his integrity,
'his children are blessed after him.

8 "A king that sitteth in the throne of
judgment, scattereth away all evil with his
eyes.

9 "Who can say, I have made my heart
clean, I am pure from my sin?

10 °t Divers weights, and ■f dixeiB mea-
sures, both of them are alike abomination
to the Lord.

11 Even a child is p known by his doings,
whether his work be pure, and whether it be
right.

12 5 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye,
the Lord hath made even both of them.

13 "^Love not sleep, lest thou come to
poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be
satisfied with bread,

14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the
buyer : but when he is gone his way, then
he boasteth.

15 There is gold, and a multitude of ru-
bies: but 'the lips of knowledge are a pre-
cious jewel.

16 'Take his garment that is surety ybr
a stranger : and take a pledge of him for a
strange woman.

17 " t Bread of deceit is sweet to a man ;
but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with
gravel.

18 ^ Every purpose is established by coun-
sel : y and with good advice make war.

19 ^He that goeth about as a tale-bearer
revealeth secrets : therefore meddle not with
him "that || flattereth with his lips.

20 i" Whoso curseth his father or his mo-
ther, " his II lamp shall be put out in obscure
darkness.

21 ^ An inheritance may be gotten hastily
at the beginning; *but the end thereof shall
not be blessed.

22 ''Say not thou, I will recompense evil;
but swait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.

23 ''Divers weights are an abomination
unto the Lord; and t a false balance is not
good.

24 'Man's goings are of the Lord; how
can a man then understand his own way/

25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth
that which is holy, and ''after vows to make

inquiry.

^65



Moral virtues,

^ 26 'A wise king scattereth the wicked,
and bringeth the wheel over them.

27 "The spirit of man is \\ the candle of
the Lord, searching all the inward parts of
the belly.

28 "Mercy and truth preserve the king :
and his throne is upholden by mercy.

29 The glory of young men is their
strength: and "the beauty of old men is the
gray head.

30 The blueness of a wound t cleanseth
away evil : so do stripes the inward parts of
the belly.

CHAP. XXI.

THE king's heart is in the hand of the
Lord, as the rivers of water : he turn-
eth it whithersoever he will.

2 ''Every way of a man is right in his own
eyes: ""but the Lord pondereth the hearts.

3 *=To do justice and judgment is more
acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

4 ^t An high look, and a proud heart, and
jl the ploughing of the wicked, is sin.



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