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5 «The thoughts of the dihgent tend only
to plenteousness ; but of every one that is
hasty, only to want.

6 ''The getting of treasures by a lying
tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them
that seek death,

7 The robbery of the wicked shall f de-
stroy them; because they refuse to do
judgment.

8 The way of man is froward and strange :
but as for the pure, his work is right.

9 s/f is better to dwell in a corner of
the house-top, than with t a brawling woman
in t a wide house.

10 ''The soul of the wicked desireth evil:
his neighbour f findeth no favour in his eyes.

11 'When the scorner is punished, the
simple is made wise : and when the wise is
instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

12 The righteous man wisely considereth
the house of the wicked : hut God over-
throweth the wicked for their wickedness.

13 '' Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry
of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but
shall not be heard.

14 'A gift in secret pacifieth anger : and
a reward in the bosom, strong wrath.

\5 It is joy to the just to do judgment :
"but destruction shall he to the workers of
iniquity.

16 The man that wandei-eth out of the
way of understanding shall remain in the
congregation of the dead.

17 He that loveth || pleasure shall he a
poor man : he that loveth wine and oil shall
not be rich.

18 "The wicked shall he a ransom for



PR0VERI5S.



Before
CHRIST
about 1000.



I Pb. 101. 5,
&c.

ver. 3.

m I Cor. 2.

n.

II Or,
lamp.

n Ps. 101. 1.
ch. 29. 14.



t Hob.
is a purging
medicine
against evil.



b ch. 24. 12.
Luke J6. 15.
c 1 Sam. 15.
22.

Pa. 50. 8.
ch. 15. 8.
Isai. 1. 11,
ice.

Hos. 6. 6.
Mic. 6. 7, 8.
(1 ch. 6. 17.
T Heb.
Haughti-
ness of eyes.
II Or.

the light of
the icicked.
e ch. 10. 4.
& 13. 4.
r ch. 10. 2.
& 1.1. 11. &
20. 21.
2 Pet. 2. 3.



t Heb.
saw them,
or, dwell
with them.



g ver. 19.

ch. ]<). 13.&

25. 24. Si. 27.

15.

t Heb.

a woman of

contentions.

t Heb.

a house of

society.

h Jam. 4. 5.

t Heb.

ts not far

voured.

i ch. 19. 25.



Ic Malt. 7.2.
&18. 30,&c.
James 2. 13.



I ch. 17. 8.
23. & 18. 16.



mch. 10.29.



II Or.
sport.



n ch. i:. 8.
laai. 43. 3, 4.



Before
CHRIST
about lOOO.



o ver. 9.
t Heb.
zv the land
of the desert.



t Ps. 112. 3.
llatt. 25. 3,



g ch. 75. 9.
Matt. 5. 6.



r Eccles. 9.
14, &c.



a ch. 12. 13.
& 13. 3. &
18. 21.
Jam. 3. 3.



t Heb.
m the wrath
of pride.
t ch. 13. 4.



u Ps. 37. 26.
& 112. 9.
X Ps. 50. 9.
ch. 15. 8.
Isai. 66. 3.
Jcr. 6. 20.
Amos 5. 22.
t Heb.
in wicked-
ness!
y ch. 19. 5,
9.

t Heb.
.S witness
of lies.

II Or

considereth.

z Isai. 8. 9,

10.

Jer. 9. 23.

Acts 5. 39.

a Ps. 20. 7.
«L 33. 17.
laai. 31. 1.
h Ps. 3. 8.
II Or.
victory.



a Ecclee. 7.
1.

II Or,
favour IS
better than,
Src.

b ch. 20. 13.

1 Cor. 12. 21.

c Job 31.

15.

ch. 14. 31.

d ch. 14. 16.

&. 27. 12.



e Ps. 112. 3.

Matt. 6. 33.

ifOr,

Thereward

of humility,

fyc.

f ch. 15. 19.

g 1 Jolin 5.

18.



h Ephes. G.

4.

2 Tim. 3. 15.



llOr
Co;



_ lechise.
X Heb.
in his way.

I Jam. 2. 6.

t Heb.
to the man
that Icndeth.
k Job 4. 8,
Hos. 10. 13.

II Or,

and with the
rod of his
anger he
shall be con-
sumed.
1 2 Cor. 9. 6.
t Heb.
Good of eye,
m Gen. 21.
9, 10.
Ps. 101. 5.



and their contrary vices.

the righteous, and the transgressor for the
upright.

19 ° Jif is better to dwell t in the wilder-
ness, than with a contentious and an angry
woman.

20 p There is treasure to be desired, and
oil in the dwelling of the wise ; but a foolish
man spendeth it up.

21 iHe that followeth after righteousness
and mercy, findeth life, righteousness, and
honour.

22 "^A wise man scaleth the city of the
mighty, and casteth down the strength of the
confidence thereof.

23 ^ Whoso keepeth his mouth and his
tongue, keepeth his soul from troubles.

24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name,
who dealeth f in proud wrath. •

25 'The desire of the slothful killeth him;
for his hands refuse to labour.

26 He coveteth greedily all the day long :
but the "righteous giveth and spareth not.

27 ^ The sacrifice of the wicked is abomi-
nation : how much more, when he bringeth
it t with a wicked mind ?

28 y-j- A false witness shall perish : but the
man that heareth, speaketh constantly.

29 A wicked man hardeneth his face : but
as for the upright, he || directeth his way.

30 ^ There is no wisdom nor understanding
nor counsel against the Lord.

31 "The horse is prepared against the day
of battle : but *> || safety is of the Lord.

CHAP. xxn.

A '^ GOOD name is rather to be chosen
than great riches, and || loving favour
rather than silver and gold.

2 ''The rich and poor meet together : ''the
Lord is the maker of them all.

3 "'A prudent ma?i foreseeth the evil, and
hideth himself : but the simple pass on, and
are punished.

4 ^ I By humility and the fear of the Lord
are riches, and honour, and life.

5 '^ Thorns and snares are in the way of
the froward: ffhe that doth keep his soul
shall be far from them.

6 '' II Train up a child f in the way he
should go : and when he is old, he will not
depart from it.

7 'The rich ruleth over the poor, and th6
borrower is servant f to the lender.

8 ''He that soweth iniquity shall reap
vanity: || and the rod of his anger shall fail.

9 't He that hath a bountiful eye shall be
blessed ; for he giveth of his bread to the poor

10 ■" Cast out the scorner, and contention
shall go out ; yea, strife and reproach shall



4



cease.



566



f



Moral virtues,

11 °He that loveth pureness of heart, \\for
the grace of his lips the king shall he his
friend.

12 The eyes of the Lord preserve know-
ledge, and he overthroweth || the words of the
transgressor.

13 "The slothful man saith, There is a lion
without, I shall be slain in the streets.

14 p The mouth of strange women is a deep
pit: ihe that is abhorred of the Lord shall
fall therein.

- 15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a
child ; hut ^he rod of correction shall drive
it far from him.

16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase
his riches, and he that giveth to the rich,
shall surely come to want.

17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the
words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto
my knowledge.

18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep
them t within thee; they shall withal be
fitted in thy lips.

19 That thy trust may be in the Lord,
1 have made known to thee this day, || even
to thee.

20 Have not I written to thee = excellent
things in counsels and knowledge,

21 'That I might make thee know the
certainty of the words of truth ; "that thou
mightest answer the words of truth || to them
that send unto thee ?

22 ^Rob not the poor, because he is poor :
^neither oppress the afflicted in the gate :

23 ^For the Lord will plead their cause,
and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

24 Make no friendship with an angry man ;
and with a furious man' thou shalt not go :

25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a
snare to thy soul.

26 *Be not thou one of them that strike
hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should
he *" take away thy bed from under thee ?

28 "Remove not the ancient || landmark,
which thy fathers have set.

29 Seest thou a man diligent in his busi-
ness ? he shall stand before kings ; he shall
not stand before tniean men,

CHAP. xxm.

WHEN thou sittest to eat with a ruler,
con sider diligently what is before thee :

2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou
be a man given to appetite.

3 Be not desirous of his dainties : for they
are deceitful meat.

4 * Labour not to be rich : •" cease from
thine own wisdom.

5 tWflt ihou set thine eyes upon that



CHAP. xxni.



Before


Bororo


CUBIST


CHRIST


abiiut 1000.


about 1000.


n PS. 101. 8.


ch. 16. 13.

" 9'; .
and hath


*


c Pa. 141. 4.


Brace in
his Una.




A Dout. 15.


II Or,


9.


(Ae matters.




o ch. 26. 13.






Fe. 12. 2.


p ch. 2. 16.
& a. 3. & 7.






5. & 2,r 27.




q Eccles. 7.




26.






f ch. 9. 8.




Matt 7.6.


r ch. 13. 24.




& 19. 18. &




2.1. 13, 14. &
29. 1^, 17.


B rent. 19.
14. & 27. 17.




ch. 22. 28.




bound.






h Job 31. 21.




ch. 22. 23.




i ch. IS. 24.




& 19. 18. &




22. 15. & 29.




15, 17.


t Heb.




m thu bellil.






k 1 Cor. 5.




5.


liOr,
trust tftou


I ver. 24, 25.
ch. 29. i


tuso.


II Or,




ppen/will




rejoice.


a ch. 8. 6.




t Luke 1.3,


m Vs. 37. 1.
&73.3.




ch. 3. 31. &


u 1 Pet. 3.


24. 1.


15.


n ch. 28. 14.


II Or,




to those that




send thee.


o Ps. 37. 37,




ch. 24. 14.


X Exod. 23.


Luke 16. 2S.
II Or,


6.

.lob 31. 16,


reward.


21.




7 Zech. 7.
10.


p ch. 4. 23.


Mai. 3. 5.




z 1 Sam. 24.


g bai. 5. Z!.
Matt. 24. 49.


12. & 25. 39.


Pa. 12. 5. &


Luke 21. 34.


35. 1, 10. &.


Som. 13. 13.


68. 5. & 140.


Ephe9.5. 18.
t Heb.


12.


ch. 2.1. 11.
Jer. SI. 36.


of their
JUsli.




I ch. 19. 15.


ach.6.1.&;


B ch. 1. 8.&


11. 15.


30. 17.




Ephes. 6. 1,


b ch. 20. 16.


t ch. 4. 5, 7.


Matt 13. 44.


c Deut 19.




14. & 27. 17.




ch. 23. 10.


u ch. 10. ].


hound.


& 15. 20.
ver. 15.


t Hcb.




obscurs




men.






I ch. 23. 14.




ych. 7. 12.

Ecclca. 7.






26.


a ch. 28. 20.


as a roooer.


I Tim. 6. 9,


z Isai. 5. 11,


10.


22.


bch.3..'>.




Ron). 12. 16.




tli!b.
Wilt thou


a Gen. 49.

13.


cause thine


cj/es tofiy




upon.





and their contrary vices.

which is not ? for rithes certainly make them-
selves wings ; they fly away as an eagle toward
heaven.

6 «Eat thou hot the bread of him that hath
■Jan evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty
meats :

7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is
he: Eat and drink, « saith he to thee; but
his heart is not with thee.

8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt
thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

9 '' Speak not in the ears of a fool : for he
will despise the wisdom of thy words.

10 ? Remove not the old || landmark; and
enter not into the fields of the fatherless :

11 ""For their Redeemer is mighty; he
shall plead their cause with thee.

12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and
thine ears to the words of knowledge.

13 'Withhold not correction from the
child : for if thou beatest him with the rod,
he shall not die.

14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and
■^ shalt deliver his soul from hell.

15 My son. 'if thine heart be wise, my
heart shall rejoice, || even mine.

16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy
lips speak right things.

17 '"Letnot thine heart envy sinners: but
"6e thou in the fear of the Lord all the day
long.

18 °For surely there is an || end; and thine
expectation shall not be cut off.

19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and
p guide thine heart in the way.

20 1 Be not among wine-bibbers ; among
riotous eaters t of flesh :

21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall
come to poverty: and 'drowsiness shall
clothe a man with rags.

22 ^Hearken unto thy father that begat
thee, and despise not thy mother when she
is old.

23 *Buy the truth, and sell it not; also
wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

24 "The father of the righteous shall
greatly rejoice : and he that begetteth a wise
child shall, have joy of him.

25 Thy father and thy mother shall be
glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

26 My son, give me thine heart, and let
thine eyes observe my ways.

27 ^ For a whore is a deep ditch ; and a
strange woman is a narrow pit.

28 yShe also lieth in wait || as /or a prey,
and increaseth the transgressors among men.

29 ''Who hath wo? who hath sorrow?
who hath contentions? who hath babbling?
Avho hath wounds without cause ? who "hath

redness of eyes ?

567



if



Moral virtues,

30 •'They that tarry long at the winej
they that go to seek ^mixed wine.

31 Look not thou upon the wine when it
is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup,
when it moveth itself aright.

32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and
stingeth like || an adder.

33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women,
and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth
down t in the midst of the sea, or as he that
lieth upon the top of a mast.

35 ^They have stricken me, shalt thou say,
and I was not sick; they have beaten me,
and t°I felt it not: ''when shall I awake ? I
will seek it yet again.

CHAP. XXIV.

BE not thou "^envious against evil men,
*> neither desire to be with them:

2 "For their heart studieth destruction,
and their lips talk of mischief.

3 Through wisdom is an house build ed ;
and by understanding it is established :

4 And by knowledge shall the chambers
be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

5 ''A wise man fis strong; yea, a man of
knowledge fincreaseth strength.

6 *For by wise counsel thou shalt make
thy war : and in multitude of counsellors there
is safety.

7 *■ Wisdom is too high for a fool : he
openeth not his mouth in the gate.

8 He that sdeviseth to do evil shall be
called a mischievous person.

9 The thought of foolishness is sin : and
the scorner is an abomination to men.

10 If thou faint in the day of adversity,
thy strength is t small.

11 ''If thou forbear to deliver them that
am drawn unto death, and those that are
ready to be slain ;

12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not;
doth not 'he that pondereth the heart con-
sider it? and he that keepeth thy soul,
doth not he know it? and shall not he
render to every man ^ according to his works ?

13 My son, 'eat thou honey, because it is
good; and the honey-comb, which is sweet
t to thy taste :

14 ■" So shall the knowledge of wisdom he
unto thy soul : when thou hast found it, "then
there shall be a reward, and thy expectation
shall not be cut off.

15 °Lay not wait, O wicked man, against
the dwelling of the righteous; spoil not his
resting-place :

16 pFor a just man falleth seven times,
and riseth up again: "ibut the wicked shall
fall into mischief.



PROVERBS.



Before
CHRIST
about 1000.



b ch. 20. 1.
Ephes. 5.

c Vs. 75. 8.
ch. 9. 2.



II Or, .
a cockatrice.



tHeb.

IM the heart

of t/te sea.



d Jer. 5. 3.
ch. 27. 22.



T Hob..

1 knew it not.

e Ephes. 4.

19.

f See

Dout.29. 19.

laai. 56. 12.



a P«. 37. 1.
&c. & 73. 3.
ch. 3. 31. &
23. 17.
ver. 19.
b Prov. 1.
15.
oPb. 10.7.



(1 ch. 21. 22.
Eccles. 9.
16.

t Heb. is in
strengtlt.
t Heb.
strfnistjisn-
eth mifrht.
c ch. n. 14.
& 15. 22. &
20. 18.
Lnko 14. 31.
f Vs. 10. 5.
ch. 14. 6.



g Rom. 1.

30.



t Heb.

narrow.

h Ps. 82. 4.

Isai. 58. 6,

7.

1 John 3. 16.



ich.21.2.



k Job 34.
11.

Ps. 62. 12.
Jer. 32. 19.
Rom. 2. 6.
Rev. 2. 23.
& 22. 12.
1 Cant. 5. 1.
t Heb.
upon thy
palate.
m Ps. 19. 10.
& 119. 103.
n ch. 23. 18.



o Ps. 10. 9,
10.



p Job 5. 19.
Pa. 34. 19. &

37. 24.
Mic. 7. 8.
Q Esth.710.
Amos 5. 2.
& 8. 14.
Rev. IB. 21.



Berore
CHRIST

about 1000.



r Job 31. 29.
Ps. 35. 15,
19.

ch. 17.5.
Obad. 12.
t Heb.
It bcevHin
his eyes.
sPs.37.1.&
73. 3.
ch. 23. 17.
ver. 1.
11 Or,
Keep not
company
with the
wicked.
t Ps. 11. 6.
u Job 18. 5,
6. & 21. 17.
ch. 13, 9. k.
20. 20.
II Or,
lamp.

X Rom. 13. 7.
1 Pet. 2. 17.
T Heb.
chanffers.



y Lev. 19.
15.

Deut 1. 17.
& 16. 19.
ch. 18. 5. t
28.21.
John 7. 24.
z ch. 17. 15.
Isai. 5. 23.



t Heb..
a blessing
of good.

t Heb.
that answer-
eth -right
words.

a 1 Kings 5.
17. 18.
Luke 14. 28.



b Ephes. 4.
25.



c ch. 20. 22.

Matt. 5. 39,

41.

Bom. 12. 17,

19.



d Gen. 3. 18.



t Heb.

set my heart.



e ch. 6. 9,

&c.



t Heb.

a man of
shield.



about 700.
a I Kings 4.
32.



b Deut. 29.

29.

Rom. 11.33.

c Job 29.

16.



t Heb.
there is no
searching.



-t



and their contrary vices.

17 '■Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth,
and let not thine heart be glad when he
stumbleth :

18 Lest the Lord see it, and t it displease
him, and he turn away his wrath frona him.

19 = II Fret not thyself because of evil men,
neither be thou envious at the wicked ;

20 For 'there shall be no reward to the
evil man; "the || candle of the wicked shall
be put out.

21 My son, ^fear thou the Lord and the
king : and meddle not with f them that are
given to change :

22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly;
and who knoweth the ruin of them both ?

23 These things also belong to the wise.
yJt is not good to have respect of persons in
judgment. '"'K^

24 ^He that saith unto the wicked. Thou
art righteous; him shall the people curse,
nations shall abhor him:

25 But to them that rebuke him shall be
delight, and t a- good blessing shall come
upon them.

26 Every man shall kiss his lips tthat
giveth a right answer.

27 ■'Prepare thy work without, and make
it fit for thyself in the field ; and afterwards
build thine house.

28 ''Be not a witness against thy neighbour
without cause; and deceive not with thy lips.

29 "^Say not, I will do so to him as he hath
done to me : I will render to the man ac-
cording to his work.

30 I went by the field of the slothful, and
by the vineyard of the man void of under-
standing ;

31 And lo, ''it was all grown over with
thorns, and nettles had covered the face
thereof, and the stone wall thereof was
broken down.

32 Then I saw, and t considered it well :
I looked upon it, and received instruction.

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

34 So shall thy poverty come as one that
travelleth ; and thy want as t an armed man.



CHAP. XXV.

1 Observations about kings, 8 and about avoiding causes
of quarrels, and sundry causes thereof.

THESE '^are also proverbs of Solomon,
which the men of Hezekiah king of
Judah copied out.

2 ^It is the glory of God to conceal a
thing: but the honour of kings is no search
out a matter.

3 The heaven for height, and the earth
for depth, and the heart of kings t is un-
searchable.

56S



4-



Observations about avoiding quarrels.

4 ^ Take away the dross from the silver,
and there shall come forth a vessel for the
finer.

5 ^ Take away the wickedyrom before the
kmg, and '"his throne shall be established in
righteousness.

6 t Put not forth thyself in the presence
of the king, and stand not in the place of
great men :

7 sFor better it is that it be said untoj
thee, Come up hither; than that thou should-
est be put lower in the presence of the prince
whom thine eyes have seen.

Jt' 8 ""Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou
know not what to do in the end thereof, when
thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.

9 ' Debate thy cause with thy neighbour
himself; and || discover not a secret to ano-
ther :

10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to
shame, and thine infamy turn not away.

11 ''A word t fitly spoken is like apples of
gold in pictures of silver.

12 As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament
of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an
obedient ear.

13 • As the cold of snow in the time of
harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them
that send him : for he refresheth the soul of
his masters.

14 «» Whoso boasteth himself f of a false
gift is like "clouds and wind without rain.

15 "By long forbearing is a prince per-
suaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.

16 pHast thou found honey ? eat so much
as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled
therewith, and vomit it.

17 II Withdraw thy foot from thy neigh-
bour's house ; lest he be f weary of thee, and
so hate thee.

18 lA man that beareth false witness
against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword,
and a sharp arrow.

19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in
time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and
a foot out of joint.

20 As he that taketh away a garment in
cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre : so is
he that ■'singeth songs to an heavy heart.

21 » If thine enemy be hungry, give him
bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him
water to drink :

22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon
his head, 'and the Lord shall reward thee.

23 " [| The north wind driveth away rain :
so doth an angry countenance =" a backbiting
tongue.

24 y It is better to dwell in the corner of
the house-top, than with a brawling woman
and in a wide house.

72



CHAP. XXVI,



Before
CHRIST

about 700.



d 2 Tim. 3.
21.



ch. 90. 8.



fch, 16.12.
& W. 14.



t Heb.
Set not out
thy elory.



: Ituko 14.
I, », 10.



h ch. 17. 14.
Matt. 5. -ib.



i Matt. 5.
25. & 18. IS.
II Or,

discover not
ttie secret of
anotjur.



k ch. 15. 23.
Isai. 50. 4.
t Heb.
spoken upon
las lokeeU.



m ch. 20. 6.
T Heb.
in a gift of
falsehood.
a Judo 12.

Gen. 32.
4, be.

1 Sam. 2.5.
24, &c.
ch. 15. 1. <L
16. 14.

p ver. 27.



110
Lei



Or,

_,et thy foot
be seldom in
thy neigh-
bour's house*
t Heb.
fvU of thee,
a Ps. 57. 4.
& 120. 3. 4.
ch. 12. 18.



r Dan. R. 18.
Rom. 12. 15
a Exod. 23.
4, 5.

Matt. 5. 44.
Rom. 12. 20.



t 2 Sam. 10.
12.

u Job 37. 22.
ILOr,
TAc north
wind bring-
etk forth
rain: so
doth a back-
biting
tongue an
angry coun-
tevancc.
X Ps. 101.5.
y ch. lil. 13.
& 21. 9, 19.



Before
CHKIST

about 700.



a 1 Sam. 12.
17.



b Numb. 23.

8.

Deut. 23. 5.



c Ps. 32. 9.
ch. 10. 13.



d Matt 16.
1,— 4. i21.

24,-27.
t Heb. hit
own eyeS'



II Or,
violence.
t Heb. are
lifted up.



II Or. ^
.8b he that
puttetli a
precious
stone in a
heap of
stones.



II Or. j»
great man
erieveth all,
and he hireth
the fool, he
hireth also
transgres-
sors.

e 2 Pet 2.
22.

f Exod. 8.
15.

t Heb.
tterateth his
folly.

g ch. 29. 20.
Luke 18. 11.
Rom. 12. 16.
Rev. 3. 17
hch.22.13.



i ch. 19. 24.



II Or,

he is weary.



II Or,

u enraged.



t Heb.
jtames, or,
sparks.



k EphcB. 5.
4,



About fools, sluggards, ^c.

25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is
good news from a far country.

26 A righteous man faUing down before
the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a
corrupt spring.

27 ^It is not good to eat much honey : so
for men ^ to search their own glory is not
-glory.

28 ''He that hath no rule over his own
spirit is like a city that is broken down, and
without walls.

CHAP. XXVL

1 Observations about fools, 13 ahout sluggards, 17 and
about contentious btcsyhodies.

AS snow in summer, »^and as rain in har-
vest; so honour is not seemly for a fool.

2 As the bird by wandering, as the swal-
low by flying, so ''the curse causeless shall
not come.

3 "A whip for the horse, a bridle for the
ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

4 Answer not a fool according to his folly,
lest thou also be like unto him.

5 ^Answer a fool according to his folly,
lest he be wise in fhis own conceit.

6 He that sendeth a message by the hand
of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh
I damage.

7 The legs of the lame f are not equal : so
is a parable in the mouth of fools.

8 II As he that bindeth a stone in a sling,
so is he that giveth honour to a fool.

9 As a. thorn goeth up into the hand of
a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of
fools.

10 II The great God that formed all things
both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth trans-
gressors.

11 * As a dog returneth to his vomit, ^so
a fool t returneth to his folly.

12 8 Seest thou a man wise in his own con-
ceit ? there is more hope of a fool than of
him.

13 ''The slothful man saith. There is a lion
in the way; a lion is in the streets.

14 As the door turneth upon his hinges,
so doth the slothful upon his bed.

15 'The slothful hideth his hand in disbo-
som ; II it grieveth him to bring it again to
his mouth.

16 The sluggard is wiser in his own con-
ceit than seven men that can render a reason.

17 He that passeth by, and || meddleth
with strife belonging not to him, is like one
that taketh a dog by the ears.

18 As a mad maw who casteth ffire-brands,
arrows, and death, . ,

19 So is the man that deceiveth his neigh-
bour, and saith, ■'Am not I m sport?

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Observations of self-love, ^c.

20 t Where no wood is, tJiere the fire
goeth out: so 'where there is no || tale-bear-
er, the strife t ceaseth.

21 "JLs coals are to burning coals, and
wood to fire J so is a contentious man to kin-



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