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Mischefs of whoreilom. PROVERBS, VII, VIII. Cunning of a whore. 20 My son, keep r thy father's, B. C. 1000. house I looked through my casecomandment, and forsake not the

ment, law of thy mother :

1r Ep.6.1. 17 And beheld among the simple 21 Bind them continually upons De. 11. 18-21. ones, I discerned among the thine heart, and tie them about thy

thy sor..candle. youths, a young man void e of nek.

understanding, -2 When s thou goest, it shall lead t Ps. 119.105.

8 Passing through the street near thee: when thou sleepest, it shall 16 or, strange her corner: and he went the way, keep thee; and when thou awakest, tongue to her house. it shall talk with thee.

u Mat.5.28. 9 In the twilight, in the 2 evening, 23 For the commandment is a v ch.29.3. in the black and Cark night:. 5 lamp ; and the law is light;t and w Ge.39. 14. 1 20 And, behold, there met him reproofs of instruction are the way

&c. woman with the attire of an lario, or life:

woman ofa and subtle of heart. 24 To keep thee from the evil wo- man, or, a 11 (She is loud g and stubbom," man, from the flattery of the man's her feet i abide not in her house: 6 tongue of a strange woman.

wife. : 12 Now is she without, now in the 25 Lust ul not after her beauty Eze. 13.18. streets, and lieth in wait at every in thine heart ; neither let her takes heart. corner.) thee with her eyelids.

y He.13.4. 13 So she caught him, and kissed 26 For v by means of a whorish

him, and 3 with an impudent face woman a man is brought to a piece

2 Ca.8.6.

said unto him, of bread : and w the 7 adulteressaccept the | 14 4 I have peace-offerings with will huut x for the precious life. I face of. Ime: this day have I paid my vows:

27 Can a man take fire in his bo-1 (CHAP. 7.5 15 Therefore came I forth to som, and his clothes not be burned?

Ja ch.2.1-7.

thee, diligently to seek thiy face, 28 Can one go upon hot coals, and

1b Le. 18.5.

and I have found thee. his feet not be burned ?


16 I have decked my bed with 29 So he that goeth in to his neigh

coverings of tapestry, with carved bour's wife; whosoever toucheth

c De.32.10.

works, with fine linen k of Egypt. her shall not be innocent.

d ch.6.21..

17 I have perfumed my bed with 30 Men do not despise a thief, if he


myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon. steal to satisfy his soul when he is

18 Come, let us take our fill of hungry:

1 sons.

love until the morning: let us solace 31 But if he be found, he shall re

ourselves with loves.

e ch.6.32. store seven-fold; he shall give all

1 the substance of his house,

9 .4,16.

| 19 For the goodman is not at

home, he is gone a long journey: 32 But whoso committeth adultery 5 ch.5.9., 20 He hath taken a bag of money with a woman lacketh 8 under-12 cvening of 15 with him, and will come honie standing : he that y doethit de

the 6 day appointed. stroyeth his own soul.

g ch.9. 13.

| 21 With her much fair speech I she 33 A wound and dishonour shall h Je.3.3.

caused him to vield, with the flathe get, and his reproach shall not li 1T1.5. 13.

tering m of her lips she forced him. be wiped away

Tit.2.5. 22 He goeth after her 7 straight31 For jealousy z is the rage of a 3 she

way, as an ox goeth to the slaughman: therefore he will not spare strengthen- ter, or as a fool to the come in the day of vengeance.

ed her face, the stocks; 35 He will not 9 regard any ran- and said. 23 Till a dart strike ! som ; neither will he rest content, 4 Peace offer-| liver; as a though thou givest many gifts. lings are snare, n and knoweth me CHAPTER VII.

upon me, for his life. Solomon persuadeth to a sincere and k is. 19.9.

24 ST Hearken unto me now, therekind familiarity with wisdom.

fore, 0 ye children, and attend to TAY son, keep my words, and lay

sin his hand.

the words of my mouth. IVL up a my commandments with 16 or, new thee.


her ways, go not astrav in her paths. 2 keep b my commandments, and 1 ch.5.3. .

26 For she hath cast down inauy nive: and my law as the apple cof . 19. I wounded : vea, many sus thine eye.

have been slain by her. 3 Bind d them upon thy fingers,

1 suddenly 27 Her p house is write them upon the table of thinen Ec.9.12. going down to the chose heart.

To Ju.16.19-30. death.
4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my Ne. 13.26.
sister; and call understanding thy p ch.5.5.

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Eternity of visdom. places, hy the way in the places of | B. C. 1000. settled, before the hills was I che paths.

brought forth : 3 She crieth at the gates, at they Is.55.1-3. 26 While as yet he had nomade entry of the city, at the corning in

the earth, nor the 5 fields, no the

Cn. 1.27. at the doors.

Ghighest part of the dust of the

L 6.9-1. 4 Unto you, O men, I call, and my


| 0 ch.22.20. voice is to the sons of man.

27 When u he prepared the h. 50 b ye simple, understand wis- PS.13.711. vens, I was there: when he set dom, and, ye fools,c be ye of an un- e Jno, 17.17. 17 compass upon the face of thi derstanding heart

1 the abomi. depth : 6 Hear; for I will speak of d ex- nation of. 1 28 When he established the clouds cellent things; and the opening of 2 wreathed. above: when he strengthened the my lips shall be right things.

fountains of the deep :

bol f Ps. 12.6. 7 For my mouth shall speak

29 When u he gave to the sea his truth ,e and wickedness is 1 an & Mi. 2.7. decree, that the waters should not abomination to my lips. pass liis commandinent : when he 8 All the words of my mouth are ich.3.14.15. appointed the foundations

appointed the foundations of the in righteousness; there is nothing 16. 16.

earth: 2 froward for perverse in them.

30 Then I was hy him, as one

Phi.3.8,9. Throught up with him: and I 9 They are all plain to him g that

was understandeth, and right to them 3 or, subtilty.daily his delight, rejoicing always that find knowledge.

1 ch.16.6. before him; 10 Receive h my instruction, and Ps.97.10. 31 Rejoicing in the habitable part not silver; and knowledge rather R9, 12.9. of his earth, and my delights were than choice gold.

Th.5.22. with the sons of men. u For i wisdom is better than 2T1.2.19. 32 Now therefore hearken unto rubies; and all the things that may m Ec.7. 19. me, O ye children: for blessed are be desired are k not to be compareủ n Da.2.21. - they that keep my ways. to it.

1R0.13.1. 33 Hear instruction, and be wise. 121 wisdom dwell with 3 prudence, Sa. 2.30.

and refuse it not. and find out knowledge of witty Jno.14.21.

| 34 Blessed r is the man that hearinventjons.

eth me, watching daily at my gates, 13 The l fear of the LORD is to P 1$.45, 19. waiting at the posts of my doors. hate evil; pride, and arrogancy, 2 Mat.6.33. 35 For whoso findeth me findeth and the evil way, and the firoward 4 or, walk.

life, and shall 8 obtain favour of Imouth, do I hate.

the LORD. 14 Counsel is mine, and sound *vno,1,n. 36 But he that sinneth against me wisdom : 1 an understanding; I Ps. 2.6. . wrongeth his own soul: all they have m strength.

+ Is.53.8. that hate me love death. 15 By men kings reign, and win

CHAPTER IX. princess decree justice.

The discipline and doctrine of wisdom. 16 By me princes rule, and nobles. 15 or, open

VISDOM hath builded her cuen all the judges of the earth.

s places.

V house, a she hath hewn out 17 I o love them that love me : Gor, chief her seven pillars : and those that seek me early u He, 1.2. | 2 She b hath killed her i beasts: shall find me.

7 or, circle.

she hath mingled her wine ; she 18 Riches and honour are with

hath also furnished her table. Ine, yea, durable riches and right-VJOD 38.10, 13 She c hath sent forth her maid

11. eousness,

ons : she crieth upon the highest 19 My fruit is better than gold,

places of the city, Vea, than fine gold; and my revenue

we w Mat.3.17. 4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in than choice silver.

Col. 1.13. hither; as for him that wanteth 20 1 4 lead in the way of righteous- Mat.7.24. understanding, she saith to him, ness, in the inidst of the paths of Lu. 11.28. 5 Come, d eat of my bread, and Judgment;

drink of the wine which I have

8 bring forth. 21 That I may cause those that

1. mingled. love me to inherit substance; and

(CHAP. 9.) 6 Forsake the foolish, and live I will fill their treasures.

la Ep.2.20,22. and go in the way of understanding. 22 Ther LORD possessed me in Mat.22.3. 7 He that reproveth a scorner getthe beginning of his way, before

teth to himself shame: and he that his works of old.

rebuketh a wicked man getieth him23 I was set ups from everlasting,

1 killing.

self a blot. from the beginning, or ever the cR9.10.15. 18 Reprove e not a scorner, lest he earth was.

dJn0,6.27. hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and 24 When there were no depths, 1

he will love thee.

le Mat.7.6. was brought forth; when there were

9 Givef instruction to a wise man, Do fountains abounding with wa-'f Ho.6.3. and he will be yet wiser ; teach a

Ma!. 13.12. ljust man, and he will increase 1 %5 Before t the mountains were

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of sunlry moral virtues, PROVERBS, X, XI. and their contrary vices. 10 The fears of the LORD is the B, C. 1000. | 13 In the lips of him that hath unbeginning of wisdom and the

- derstanding wisdom is found: but knowledge of the holy is under-8 ch.1.7. a rod o is for the back of him that staping.

Job 28.28. lis void of 4 understanding. 1 For by me thy days h shall be. Ps.111.10.15

14 Wise men lay up p knowledge: in:ltiplied, and the years of thy life

but the mouth of the foolish is near sall be increased.


Eze. 18. 20. 12 If i thou be wise, thou shalt bel,

shalt be k ch.7.11. 15 The rich a man's wealth is his wise for tlıyself: but if thou scorn- 2 of secrecies, strong city: the destruction of the est, thou alone shalt bear it. I ch.2. 18. poor is their poverty. 13 T A foolish woman is clamor

(CHAP. 10.)

16 The labour of the righteous ous: k she is simple, and knoweth

tendeth to life: the fruit of the

a ch.15.20. nothing.

wicked to sin.

23.15, 16. 14 For she sitteth at the door of

1 29.3.15.

17 Her is in the way of life that her house, on a seat in the high 1919. keepeth instruction : but he s that places of the city.

21. refuseth reproof 5 erreth. 15 To call passengers who go right c Da.4.271 | 18 He that hideth hatred with lyon their ways:

Phi.3.9. ing lips, and he that uttereth a 16 Whoso is simple, let him turn d Ps.37.25. slander, is a fcol. in hither: and us for him that 1 or, wicked 19 Int the multitude of words wanteth understanding, she saith for their there wanteth not sin: but he that to him,

wickedness. refraineth his lips is wise. 17 Stolen waters are sweet, and e ch.11.24.

20 The tongue of the just is as bread 2 eaten in secret is pleasant.


choice silver: the heart of the 18 But he kuoweth not that I the

g Es.7.8.

wicked is little worth. dead are there, and that her guests and that her guests h P's, 112.6.

| 21 The lips of the righteous feed are in the depths of hell.

i Ec. 8. 10. many : but fools die tor want of CHAPTER X.

12 fool of lips. I wisdom. Fyom this chapter to the five and 3 le beaten. 22 The blessing u of the LORD, it twentieth, are sundry observations k Is.33.15, 16. maketh rich, and he addeth no sorof morul virtues, and their con- I ch.6.13,' row with it.' trary vices.

m Ps.37.30. 23 It is as sport to a fool to do THE proverbs of Solomon. An ICo.13.4-7. mischief: but a man of under

I wise a son maketh a glad father: Tre... standing hath wisdom bnt a foolish son is the heaviness


l 24 The fear of the wicked, it shall of his mother.

och 25.3. come upon him: but the desire v 2 'l'reasures b of wickedness pro- 4 heart.. of the righteous shall be granted. fit nothing: but righteousness c p Mat. 12.35. | 25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is delivereti from death.

13.52. the wicked no more: but the right 3 The LORD will not suffer the 9 Ps.52.7. Teous w is an everlasting foundation. soul of the righteous to famish : E.C.7. 12. 26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as but he casteth away the 1 substance

r 2 Pe, 1.5-11. smoke to the eyes, so

2011 smoke to the eyes, so is the slug

sch. 1.25,30. of the wicked.

ard to them that send him. 4 He e becometh poor that dealeth

5 or, causeth

127 The fear r of the LORD 7 prowith a slack hand: but f the hand tc.6.23. longeth days: but y the years of the of the diligent maken rich. | Ja.3.2..

wicked shall be shortened. 5 He that gathereth ill summer is 6 heart. 28 The hope of the righteous shalb a wise son: lut he that sleepeth in u Ge.24.35. be gladness but the expectatioll harvest is a son that causeth shame. Ps.37.22. of the wicked shall perish.

6 Blessings are upon the head of u Ps.145.19. 29 The way of the LORDis strength the just : buto violence covereth Mat.5.6. Ito the upright: but destruction the mouth of the wicked.

Jno.5. 14, 15. shall be to the workers of iniquity. 7 The memory h of the just is w Mat.7.24,

15.7.29, 30 The righteous shall never be blessed: but i the name of the

25. tror 2 ch.9.11.

o removed: but the wicked shall not wicked shall rot.

7 addeth.

inhabit the earth, 8 The wise in heart will receive

y Ec.7.17.

| 31 The mouth of the just bringeth commandments: but a 2 prating to 190.u lforth wisdom: but the frowaru fool shall 3 fall,

Tit.2.8. tongue shall be cut out. 9 He k that 'walketh uprightly s fronard. I 32 The lips of the righteous know walketh surely : but he that per- nesses.

what is acceptable : 2 but the verteth his ways shall be known. TCHAD mouth of the wicked speaker 10 Hel that winketh with the

1 Balances of

wardness. eye causeth sorrow: but a prating

CHAPTER XI. fool shall 3 fall.

a De.25.13

LA 1 FALSE balance a is abomina11 The mouth m of a righteous

16. I tion to the LORD: but a just man is a well of life: but violence 2 perfect weight is his delight. covereth the mouth of the wicked. stone.

2 When b pride cometh, then 12 Hatred stirreth up strifes : but

b Da.4.30,31. cometh shame: but with the lowly

Da.4.30,31. cometh shame : puu love covereth n all sins.

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Of sundry moral virtues, PROVERBS, XII. and their contrar vrees.' 3 The integrity c of the upright, B. C. 1000. only good: but n the expatation shall guide them: but the per

of the wicked is wrath. verseness of transgressors shall de-1c ch.13.6. 24 There o is that stroy them.

yet increaseth; and there is hat 4 Riches d profit not in the day of 1 Eze.7.19.


withholdeth more than is meet,ut wrath: but righteousness e de

10. lit tendeth to poverty. livereth from death,

e Ge.7.1. 25 The e liberal p soul shall 5 The righteousness of the perfect 3 rectify. made fat: and he that wateret shall 3 direct his way: but the f Es.8.15. shall be watered also liiinself. wicked shall fall by his own wick-lach.14.31. 26 Ife that withholdeth corn, the edness.

people shall curse him: but blessThe righteousness of the upright 19 destitute of ling a shall be upon the head of him shall deliver them: but transgres- heart. that selleth it. sors shall be taken in their own se that 27 He that diligently seeketh good naughtiness.

1 walketh procureth favour: hút le that seek

in Rieth
7 When a wicked man dieth, his

is being a eth mischief, it shall come unto him. expectation shall perish: and the tale-bearer. 28 Her that trusteth in his riches hope of unjust men perisheth. be sore shall fall: but the righteous shall

8 The righteous is delivered out broken. flourish as a branch.
of trouble, and the wicked cometti 1 those that

29 He that troubleth his own house in his stead.

shall inherit the wind: and the

strike 9 An hypocrite with his mouth hands, fool shall be servant to the wise of destroyeth his neighbour: but ch.6.1. heart. : through knowledge shall the just hch.31.30.

| 30 The fruit of the righteous is a te delivered.

tree of life, and he that 10 winneth 10 When f it goeth well with the i Mat.5.7.

soulss is wise. righteous, the city rejoiceth: and 29:01,&C. 31 Behold, the righteous shall be when the wicked perish there is a Ho. 10.12. recompensed in the earth: much shouting.

| Ga.6.8,9. more i the wicked and the sinner. 11 Byg the blessing of the upright Ja,3.18.

CHAPTER XII. the city is exalted: but it is over- 1 Ps.11.7. T H OSO loveth instruction lovthrown by the mouth of the wicked.Im Te 014 V eth knowledge: but he that 12 He that is A void of wisdom de

hateth reproof is brutish. spiseth his neighbour: but a man caparleih 2 A good man obtaineth favour of of understanding holdeth his peace. From the LORD: but a man of wicked 13 5 A tale-bearer revealeih se

devices will he condemn. crets: but he that is of a faithful

3 A man a shall not be established spirit concealeth the matter.

ul n R9.2.8,9.

by wickedness : but the root of the 14 Where no counsel is, the peo

righteous shall not be noved. ple fall : but in the multitude of 0 2C0.9.6. 4 A virtuous b woman is a crown counsellors there is safety.

9 or, soul of to her husband: but she that 15 He that is surety for a stranger blessing inaketh ashamed is as rottenness shall 6 sinart for it: and he that o Is.32.8. in his bones. hateth 7 suretiship is sure.

9 Job 29.33.

5 The thoughts of the righteous 16 A gracioush woman retaineth?

are right: but the counsels of the honour: and strong men retain T Mar. 10.24. wicked are deceit. liches,

| Ti.6.9. | 6 The words of the wicked are to 17 'The i merciful man doeth good 10 taketh. lie in wait for blood: but the mouth to his own soul: but he that is cruel Ma1.4.19. of the upright shall deliver them. troubleth his own fesh.

17 The wicked c are overthrown, 18 The wicked worketh a deceit

and are not : but the house of the ful work: but to link that soweth ut to bim k that soweth t Je.25.29.

righteous sliall stand. . righteousness shall be a sure re-CHAP. 12. 8 A man shall be commended acWard.

cording to his wisdom: but he that

m. a c.8.8. s 19 As righteousness tendeih to life:

is 1 of a perverse heart shall be so he that pursueth evil pursucth

Sa. 23.33. I despised. it to his own death.

C.11.7. 9. He that is despised, and hath a 20 They that are of a frowarů c Mat.7.24. servant, is better than he that hoheart are abomination to the LORD:

27. noureth himself, and lacketh bread. but I such as are upright in their 1 perverse of

10 A righteous man regardeth the Wily are his deliglat.

life of his beast: but the 2 tender 21 Though m hand join in hand,

mercies of the wicked are cruel, the wicked shall not be unpunish-lor, Cowels.

ish: 2 or, bowels.

| 11 Hed that tilleth his land shall ed: but the seed of the righteous d Ps.128.2. be satisfied with bread : hut e he shall be delivered.

e Jon.2.8.

that followeth vain persons is void 22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's

of understanding. snout, so is a fair woman which 8 isor, fortress. 12 The wicked Vesireth the 3 net without discretion. ;

Hab. 1,15,16. of evil men: but the root of the 3 The desire of the righteous is - - righteous yieldeth fruil.

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ness overthroweth i the sinner. just shall come out of trouble. * The snare 7 There is that maketh himself 11 ) man shall be satisfied with of the wick-rich, vet hath nothing there ish

f his mouth e d is in the that maketh himself poor, yet hath goo, by the fruit of his mouth:

transgres an in the recompense of a man's tra

great riches.

sion of lips. In ads shall be rendered unto him.

8 The ransom of a man's life are

g 210.2.9.
The way of a fool is right in a s. 3.10.U. nis TIC

This riches: but the poor heareth His own eyes : but he i that hear- ich.37 not rebuke. keneth unto counsel is wise.

s in that day. 9 The light of the righteous re16 A fool's wrath is 5 presently k Ps.57.4. joiceth: but i the 2 lamp of the known : but a prudent man cover- II Pe.3. 13. wicked shall be put out. eth shame.

m ch.6.16,17. 10 Only by pride cometh conten17 He that speaketh truth showeth Re.22. 15. tion : but with the well-advised is forth righteousness: but a false n ch.15.2. wisdom witness deceit.

Ec. 10.12- 11 Wealth k gotten by vanity shall 18 There is that speaketh like the

be diminished: but he that gather

e o Ec. 10.3. piercings of a sword:k but the

eth 3 by labour l shall increase. congue of the wise is health.

12 llope deferred musketh the heart

ful. 19 The lip of truth shall be esta-l p ch.15.23.



sick: but when the desire cometh, blished for ever: but a lying tongue 7 or, abund- it is il tre is but for a moment.


| 13 Whoso m despiseth the word 20 Deceit is in the heart of them q ver. 13. shall be destroyed : but hen that that imagine evil : but to the coun

feareth the commandinent shall be sellors of peace is joy.

(CHAP. 13.) 4 rewarded. 21 There l shall no evil happen to als.25. Kl 11 The o law of the wise is a founthe just; but the wicked shall be Ps.75.8. tain of life, to depart from the filled with mischiet.

Je. 27,27-31. snares p of death. 22 Lying m lips are abomination to c Ja.3.2,&c. 15 Good understanding giveth fathe LORD: but they that deal truly d ch.10.1. vour: but the way of transgressors are his delight.

e Ps. 119.163. is hard. 23 A prudent n man concealeth J ch.11.5,6. | 16 Every prudent man dealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools.

with knowledge: but a fool 5 layproclaimeth o foolishness.

eth open his folly. 21 The hand of the diligent shall sin.

17 A wicked messenger falleth lear rule: but the 6 slothful shall & ver. 11. linto mischief: but 6 a faithful anbe under tribute.

h Ec, 11.1.2.

bassador is health. 25 Heaviness in the heart of man

i Job 15.5.6. 18 Poverty and shame shall be to

2 or, candle. maketh it stoop: but p a good word k ch.20.21.

him that refuseth instruction : but maketh it glad.

3 with the

he that resarueth e reproof shail 26 The righteous is more 7 excel- hand be honoured. lent than his neighbour: but the IPs. 125.2. 1 19 The desire accomplished, is way of the wicked seducethg them. m 2Ch.36.16. sweet to the soul : but it is a bone

27 The slotlıtul main roasteth not Lu. 16.31. nation to fools to depart from that which he took in hunting : but n Ps. 11. 13. evil. the substance of a diligent man is or, in peace. 20 Ile that walketh with wise men

och.14.27. precious.

shall be wise: buts a companion 28 In the way of righteousness is p of tools shall be 7 destroyed. life: and in the pathway thereof.spreadeth. 1 21 Evilt pursueth siniers: but to

the pinay cu 6 an am basthere is no death.

the righteous good shall be repa.

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22 A good man leaveth an inhert. A WISE son heareth his father's


ance to his children's chuldren: A instruction : but a scorner ch.15.5.

and u the wealth of the sinner is leareth not a rebuke.

r ver. 12,

laid up for the just. 2 A man shall eat good by the fruit s ICo, 15.33. 23 Much food is in the tillage of of his mouth: but b the soul of 1 broken. the poor: but there is that is dethe transgressors shall eat violence. 1 Ps. 32. 10. stroved for want of judgment.

3 Hec thai keepeth his mouth: 140.11. 21 He v that spareth his rui hateth keepeth his life: but he that open-21 Ec.2.26. his son: but he that loveth him eth wide his lips shall have de- wch

chasteneth him betimes struction,


25 The righteous eateth to the 1 Thed soul of the sluggard de


satisfying of his soul : but the best sireth, and hath nothing: but the

w 2Th.3.10. of the wicked shall w want. soal of the diligent shall be made


(CHAP. 14.) DVERY wise woman huileth 5 A righteons man hateth e lying: a ch.24.3.

U her house: but the foulsh but a wicked man is loathsone, and Ru.4.11, plucketh it down with her hands cometh to shwe.

b Ps.25.21. 2 Ile that walketh in tus a apright6 Righteousness f keepeth him that

ness feareth the LORD: but helt

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