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shall curse him : but blessing shall be upon joy.

rect his wsy: but the wicked shall fall by his 31 Behold, the righteous suall be recomown wickedness.

pensed in the earth ; much more the wicked 6 The righteousness of the upright shall and the sinner. deliver them: but transgressors shall be ta

CHAP. XII. ken in their own naughtiness.


HOSO loveth instruction loveth know7 When a wicked man dieth, his expecta ledge: but he that bateth reproof is tion shall perish; and the hope of unjust men brutish. perisheth.

2 A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: 8. The righteous is delivred out of trouble, but a man of wicked devices will he condemn and the wicked cometh in his stead.

3 A man sliall not be established by wick. 9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth edness : but the root of the righteous shall not his neighbour: but through knowledge shall be moved. the just be delivered.

4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her hins 10 When it gooth well with the righteous, band: but she that maketh ashamed is as the city rejoiceth; and when the wicked pe vottenness in his bones. rish, there is shouting.

5 The thoughts of the righteous are right 11 By the blessing of the upright the city but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. is exal:ed: but it is overthrown by the 6 The words of the wicked are to lie in mouth of the wicked.

wait for blood: but the mouth of the upriglit 12 He that is vojd of wisdom despiseth shall deliver them. his neighbour: but a man of understanding 7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not holdeth his peace.

but the bouse of the righteous shall stand. 13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he 8 A inan shall be commended according to that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the his wisdem: but he that is of a perverse heart matter.

shall be despised. 14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but 9 He lliai is despised, and bath a servant, in the multitude of counsellors there is safety: is better than he that honoureth himself, and 15 He that surety for a stranger shall lackell

, bread. smart for it; and he that haleth suretiship 10 A righteous man regardeth the life of

his beast : but the tender mercies of the wick 16 A gracious woman retaineth honour; ed are cruel. and strong men retain riches.

11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied 17 The merciful man doeth good to his with bread: but lie that followeth vain perown soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his sous is void of understanding. own flesh.

1. The wicked desireth the net of evil men 13 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but the root of the rigliteous yieldeth frui.. but to him that soweth righteousness shall be 13 The wicked is snared by the transgresa sure reward.

sion of his lips: but the just shall come out of 19 As righteousness tendeth to life; so he that trouble. pursueth evil, pursueth it to his own death.

14 A man shall be satisfied with good by 20 They that are of a froward heart are the fruit of his mouth; and the recompence abomination to the LORD: but such as are of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. upright in their way are his delight.

15 The way of a fool is right in his own 21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the eyes : but he ihat hearkeneth unto counsel is righteous shall be delivered.

16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but 22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion, a prudent man covereth shame. 23 The desire of the righteous is only good: righteousness : but a false witness deceit.

17 He that speaketh truth sheweth lorth but the expectation of the wicked is wrath. 24 There is that scattereth, and yet in- cings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise

13 There is that speaketh like the piercrcaseth; and there is that withholdeth more

is health. than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. 25 The liberal soulshall be made fat; and ho

19 The lip of truth shall be established for That watereth shall be watered also himself. ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

20 Deceit is in the heart of them that ima26 He that withholdeth corn, the people

gine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is the head of him that selleth it. 27 He that diligently seeketh good procu. but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

21 There shall no evil happen to the just : reth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: 28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall, but they tliat deal truly are his deliglit. but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: 29 He that troubleth his own house shall but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. inherit the wind; and the fool shall be ser

24 The land of ihe diligent shall bear

rule: but the slothful shall be under tribule. vant to the wise of heart. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of

25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

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is neighbour but the way of the wicked 24 He that spareth his rod liateth his son : seduceth them.

but be that loveth him chasteneth him be27 The sluthful man roasteth not that times. which he took in liunting: but the substance 25 The righieous eateth to the satisfying of of a diligent man is precious.

his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want. 28 In the way of righteousness is life; and

CHAP. XIV. in the pathway thereof there is no death. CHAP. XIII.

VERY wise woman buildeth her house E

but the foolish plucketh it down with A WISE som heareth his fatler's instruc- her hands

2 He that walketh in his uprightness fear. 2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his eth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall ways despiseth liim. mal violence.

3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of 3 Hle that keepeth his mouth keepeth his pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve fise: but he thai openeth wide bis lips shall them. have destruction.

4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but 4. The soul of the sluggard desireth, and much increase is by the strength of the ox. hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent. 5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a shall be made fat.

false witness will utler lies. 5 A righteous man liateth lying: but a 6 A scorner seeketli wisdom, and findeth it wicked man is loathsome, and cometh tong: but knowledge is easy unto him that shanie.

understandeth. 6 Righteousness keepeth him that is up 7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, iglot in the way: but wickedness overthrow-when throu perceivest not in him the lips of eln the sinner.

knowledge. 7 There is that maketh lianself rich, yet 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to underiuth notining : there is that maketlı himself stand liis way: but the folly of fools is deceit. poor, yet huth great riches.

9 Fools niake a mock at sin: but among 8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches : the rigliteous there is savour. but the poor bearetlı not rehuke.

10 The lieart knoweth his own bitterness; 9 The liglit of the righteous rejoiceth: bu and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his the lamp of the wickerl shall be put out.

10 Only by pride cometh contention ; b 11 The house of the wicked shall be overwith the well-advised is wisdom.

rown: but the tabernacle of the upright !1 Wealth gotten by vanity siiall be dimi- shall nourish. nished: but he tha: gathereth by labour 12 There is a way which seemeth right shall increase.

unto a man; but the end thereof are the 12 Hope deferred makell the heart sick : ways of death. hut when the desire cometh, it is a tree of 133 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowlife.

ful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness. 13 Wloso despiseth the word shall be de 14 The backslider in beart shall be filled stroyed: but he that feareth the command- with his own ways; and a good man shell ment shall be rewarded.

be sutisfied from himself. 14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, 15 The simple believeth every word: but to depart from the shares of death. the prudent män lonketh well to l'is going.

15 Good understanding giveth lavour: but 16 A wise man leareth, and deparieth from the way of transgressors is liard.

evil: but the fool rageli, and is confident. 16 Every prudent man dealeth with know 17 Ile that is soon angry dealeth foolishly; ledge: bui a fool layerli open his folly. and a man of wicked devices is hated.

17 A wicked messenger (alleth into mis 18 The simple inherit lolly : but the pruchief: but a faithful ambassador is health. derit are crowned with knowledge,

13 Poverty and shame shall be lo him that 19 The evil bow before the good; and the refuseth instruction : but he that regardeth wicked at the gates of the righteous.. reproof shall be honoured.

20 The poor is liated even of his own 19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the neiglibour:' but the rich haih many friends. soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart 21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth : from evil.

but he that hath mercy on the poor, liappy 20 He that walketh with wise men shall is he. be wise: but a companion of fools shall be 22 Do they not err ibat devise evil ? but destroyed.

mercy and truth shall be to them that devise 21 Evil pursueth sinners; but to the righ-good. teous good shall be repaid.

23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk 22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to of the lips tendeth only to penury. his children's children; and the wealth of 24 The crown of the wise is their riches : the sinner is laid up for the just.

brut the foolisbress of fools is folly. 23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor:

25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a but there is that is destroyed for want of judg- deceitful witness speaketh lies. ment,

26 In the fear of the LORD is strong con.

Adence; and his children shall have a place), 18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: bat of refuge.

he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. 27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of 19 The way of the slotful man is as an life, to depart from the snares of death. hedge of thorns: but the way of the rigb

28 In the multitude of people is the king steous is made plain. honour : but in the want of people is the 20 A wise sor maketh a glad father : but destruction of the prince.

a foolislı man despiseth his mosher, 29 He that is slow to wrath is of great un 21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of Jerstanding : but he thal is hasty-of spirit wisdom : but a man of understanding walkexalteth folly.

eth uprightly. 30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh : 22'Without counsel purposes are disap bat envy the rottenness of the bones. pointed: but in the muliitude of counselors

31 He that oppresseth the poor reproach- they are established. eth his Maker: but he that lonouretle hiin 23 A man hath joy by the answer of his hath merey on the poor,

mouth; and a word spoken in due season, S2 Tl:e wicked is driven away in his wicked how good is il! vess: but the righteous hath hope in his death 24 The way of life is above to the wise,

33 Wisdom resteth in the heart or lumihat lie inay depart from liell beneath. that lath understanding : but that which is 25 The Lord will destroy the house of the

in the inidst of fools is made known. proud: but he will establish the border of the my Rigliteousness exalteth a nation: out widow. Dan is a reproach to any people.

26 The thoughts of the wicked are an 35 The king's favour is toward a wise abomination to the LORD ; but the words of zervant: but his wrath is against liim that the pure are pleasant words. causeth shame.

21 He thai is greedy of gain troubleth his CHAP. XV.

own house : bul be that hateth gisis shall lire A

SOFT answer uurneth away wrath: but 23 The heart of the righteous studieth to grievous words stir up anger.

answer: but the mouth of the wicked pour 2 The tongue of the ivise useth know. eth cut evil things. ledge ariglit: but the mouth of tools


29 The Lord is far from the wicked : bat eth out foolishness.

She lieareth the prayer of the righteous. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every plac 30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart, beholding the evil and the good.

und a good report maketh the bones fat. 4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life ut 31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life perverseness therein is a !vreach in the spirit. abideth among the wise.

5 A fool despiseth his father's instruciion: 32 He that reluseth instruction despiseth but lie that regardeth reproof is prudent. his own soul : but lie that beareth reproof

6 In the house of the rignteous is much getteth understanding: treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked 33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction is trouble.

of wisdom; and before lionour is liumility. 7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge:

CHAP. XVI. & The sacrifice of the wichedis an abonni- THE preparations of the lieart in man,

and the answer of the tongue, is from nation to the Lord: but the prayer of the the Lord. upright is his delig lit.

2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own 9 The way of the wicked is an abomina- eyes : but the Lord) weighield the spirils. tion unto the Lord: but lie loveth him that 3 Commit lliy works unto the LORD, and followeth after rigliteousness.

tly thoughts shall be establislied. 10 Correction is grievous unto him that 4 The Lord hath made all things for him orsaketh the way; and he that liateth re- self: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil proof shall die.

5 Every one that is prond in heart is an 11 Hell and destruction are before the abomination to the LORD: though hand join LOKI); how much more then the hearts of in hand, he shall not be unpunished. the children of men ?

6 By merey and truth wiquity is purged; 12 Ascorner loveth not one that reproveth and by the fear of the Lord men depart from binn; neither will be go into the wise. evil.

13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful counte 7 When a man's ways please the LORD, nance: but hy sorrow of the heart the spirit he maketh even bis enemies to be at peace is broken.

with him. 14 The heart of him that hath understand 8 Better is a little with righteousness, than ing seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of gicat revenues without rig lit. fools feedeth on foolishness.

9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but this 15 All the days ofilie afflicted are evil: but he LORD diiecteth leis steps. that is of a merry lieart hulh a continual feast. 10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king

16 Beiter is liitle with the fear of the Lord, his mouti transgresseth not in judgment. than great treasure, and trouble therewith. IL A just weight and balance are the Lord's:

17 Belter is a dinner of herbs where love all the weights of the bag are his work. is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. 12 It is an abomination to kings !o com

mit wickedness; for the throne is established men; and the glory of children are their fa by righteousness.

thers. 13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; 7 Excellent speech becometh not a frol, and they love him that speaketh right. much less do lying lips a prince.

14 The wrath of a king is as messengers 8 A gist is as a precious stope in the eyes of death: but a wise man will pacily it. of him that liath it ; whithersoever it turneth,

15 In the light of the king's countenance it prosperetli. is life: and his favour is as a cloud of the 9 He that covereth a transgression seeketh latter rain.

love: but he that repeateth a matter separ. 16 How much better is it to get wisdom aletlı very friends. than gold? and to get understanding rather 10 A reproof entereth more into a wise to be chosen than silver ?

man than an hundred stripes into a fool 17 The lighway of the upright is to de 11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion. part from evil: he that keepetli his way pre- therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent serveth leis soul.

against him. 13 Pride goelh before destruction, and an 12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a haughty spirit before a fall.

man, rather than a fool in his folly. 19 Belter it is to be of an humble spirit 13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil with the lowly, than 10 divide the spoil with shall not depart from liis house. the proud.

14 The beginning of strife is as when one 20 He that handleth a matter wisely siiall letteth out water; therefore leave off contenfind good; and whoso trusteth in the LORD, tion, before it ne meddled with. happy is lie.

15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he 21 The wise in heart shall be called pru- that condeinneih the just, even they both are dent; and the sweetness of the lips increaseth abomination to the LORD. learning.

16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand 22 Understanding is a well-spring of life of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no unto him that hall it: but the instruction or heart lo il fools is folly.

17 A friend loveth at all times, and a bro23 The heart of the wise teacheth his ther is born for adversity. mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. 18 A man void of understanding striketh

24 Pleasant words are as an honey-com), hands, and becometh surely in the presence Jweet to the soul, and health to the bones. of his friend.

25 There is a way that seeinelli right unto 19 He loveth transgression that loveth o man; but the end thereof are the ways or strife; and he that exalteth his gale seeketh death.

destruction. 28 He that laboureth, labouretli for him 20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no self; for his mouth craveih it of hin. good; and he that hath a perverse longue

27 An ungodly man diggeli up evil; and Malleth into mischief. in his lips there is as a burning fire.

21 lie that begeileth a fool dueth it to his 28 A froward man sowetli strise; and a sorrow; and the father of a fool liath no joy: whisperer separateth chief friends.

22 A merry heart doeth good like a medi. 29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour,jcine : but a broken spirit drieth the bones. and leadei bim into the way that is not good. 23 wicked mun laketh a gift out of the

30 He shulleth his eyes to devise froward bosom to pervert the ways of judgment. things; moving his lips lie bringerlevilto pass. 24 Wisdom is before him that hath under

31 The boary head is a crown of glory, if standing: bul the eyes of a fool are in the it be found in the way of righteousness.

ends of the earth. 32 Ile that is slow tv anger is belter than 25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and the mighty; and lie that ruleth his spirit than bitterness to her thar bare him. he that takethi a city.

26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor 33 Tle lot is cast into the lap; but the lo strike princes for equiiy. wilule disposing thereof is of the Lord. 27 He that haili knowledge sparelh lus CHAP. XVII.

words ; anul a man of understanding is of an BE ETTER is a dry morsel, and quietness excellent spirit.

therewith, than an house full of sacri 28 Eveli a fool, when be holdeth his peace, fices with strife.

is counted wise ; und lie that shutteth his lips 2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son is esteemed a man of understanding. that causeth shame, and shall have part of

CHAP. XVIII. 3 Tle fining-pot is for silver

, and the fur TBOGH desire a man, liaving separa

ted himself, seeketh and intermeddleth aace for gold: but the LcRD urieth the bearts with all wizdom.

4 A wicked doer giveth heed to Talsu lips; 2 A fool bath no deligit in understanding, and a liar givetli ear to a naughty tongne. but that his lieart may discover itsell.

5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproachelli 3 lien the wicked cometh, then wum. his Maker; and he that is glad al calamities eth: also contempt, and with ignominy reshall not be unpunished.

proach. 6 Childieu's children are the crown of old 4 The words of a man's mouth are deep

waters, and the well-spring of wisdom as a from him? he pursueth them with words, yet Aowing-brook.

they are wanting to him. 5 Il is not good to accept the person of the 8 He that gelteth wisdom loveth his own wicked, to overthrow the rightevus in judg- scu!; he chat keepeth understanding shall ment.

find good. 6 A foo!'s lips enter into contention, and 9 Å false witness shall not be unpunished; his mouth callein for strokes.

and he thut speakell lies shail perish. 7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his 10 Delighe

' is not seeinly for a fuol; much lips are the snare of his soul.

less for a servent to have rule over princes. & The words of a talebearer are as wounds, 11 The discretion of a man deferreth his and they go down into the innernost parts anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transof the belly.

gression. 9 He also that is slothful in his work is bro 12 The king's wrathi is as the roaring of a ther tv bim that is a great waster.

lion: but his l'avour is as dew upon the grass. 10 The name of the Lord is a strong tow 13 A foolish son is the calamity of his faer; the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. ther; and the coatentions of a wife are a con· 11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, tinual dropping. and as an high wall in his own conceii. 14 House and riches are the inheritance of

1. Before destruction the heart of man is fathers; and a prudent wife is from the LORD naughty; and hefore lionour is humility. 15 Slothtulness casteth into a deep sleep

13 He that answereth a matter before he and an idie soul shall sufler hunger. heareth it, it is folly and slame unto him. 16. He that keepeth the commandment

14 The spirit of a man will sustain his in- keepeth his own soul: but he that despiselb formity: but a wounded spirit who can hear his ways shall die.

15 The lieart of the prudent getteth know. 17 Me that hath pity upon thie poor lendledge; and the ear of the wise seeketli know-eth unto the Lord; and that which he bath ledge.

given will lie pay him again. 16 A man's gift maketh room for liim,and 18 Chasten thy son while there is bope, ingeth bim before great men.

and let not thy soul spare for his crying. 17 He that is first in his own cause seemeth 19 A man of great wra:h sliall suffer panjust; but his neighbour cometh and searclietii islimeni ; for it thou deliver him, yet thou him.

must do it again. 18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, 20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, and parteth between the mig!ıy.

that thou mayest be wise in tw latter end. 19' A brother offended is harder to be won 21 There are inany devices in a man's heart. tlian a strong city; and their co:tentions are nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that like the bars of a castle.

sbali stand. 20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the 22 The desire of a man is his kindness; and fruit of his mouth; anul with ille increase of a poor man is belter than a liar. his lig,s shall lie be filled

13 The fear of the Lord leruleth to life; 21.Death and life ure in the power of the and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he tongue; and they that love il 'shall eat the shall not be visited with evil. fruit thereof.

24 A sloths man hideth his hand in his 22 Whoso findet a wise fileth a good bosom, and will not so inucli as bring it to thing, and obtainetha lavour of the Lord). huis mout again.

23 The poor uselli entreaties: but the rich 25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will be answereth roug!!»

ware; and reprove one that hat understand21 A man thuthuth-friends innst shew liim- ing, anul be will understand knowledge. sell friendly; and there is a friend that stick 26 Ile that wasteth his father, and chaseth eth closer than a brother.

away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, CHAP. XIX.

and bringetli reproach. integrity, than he that is perverse in his cuuseth to err from the words of krowiedge. lips, and is a foo!.

28 Anungodly witness scorneth judginent; 2. Also, that the soul be without knowledge, and the mouth of the wicked devoureth int' is not good; and he that hasteth with his iquity, frel simneth.

29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, 3 The foolishness of man pervertelh his ard stripes for the hack oi fools. way; and his heartfelteth agaiast the Lorn).

CHAP. XX. poor is separated from luis veiglibour.

ging; and whosoever is deceived there5 A false witness shall not be unpunished; by is not wise. and he that speaketli lies shall aol escape. 2T!e fear of a king is as the roaring of a

6 Many will entreat the favour of the lion; wchoso provoketli lim 10 anger sinneth prince; and every man is a friend to bim ugainst liis own soul. that giveth gifis.

33 It is an honour for a man to cease from 7 All the brethren of the poor do hate serise: but every fool will be ineddling. dim; how much inore do his friends go far! 4 The sluggard will not plow by reason of

but the


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