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Let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes that it be not altered.
The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
There the wicked cease from troubling, and there
the weary be at rest.
Chap. III. Verse 17.
Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
Miserable comforters are ye all.
His confidence shall be rooted out of his tabernacle ;
and it shall bring him to the king of terrors.
Oh that one would hear me ! behold my desire is,
that the Almighty would answer me, and that mine adversary had written a book.*
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places.
The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof.+
I have been young, and now am old: yet, have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. Psalm XXXVII. Verse 25.
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply
our hearts unto wisdom.
Psalm xc. Verse 12..
Wine that maketh glad the heart of man.
* "Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!"-JOB xix. 23.
† See also Psalm 1. 12; lxxxix. 11; and 1 Corinthians x. 26, 28.
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; these see the works of the
Lord, and his wonders in the deep.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man, so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Psalm CXXVII. Verses 4 and 5.
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house; thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand
Put not your trust in princes.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in
Chap. 1. Verse 20.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths
Chap. III. Verse 17.
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes
In the multitude of counsellors there is safety. †
* "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes."-PSALM CXviii. 9.
+ See also chap. xxiv. 6.
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast.
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. Chap. xv. Verse 17.
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Chap. XVI. Verse 18.
He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord and that which he hath given will he
pay him Verse 17.
Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest
not what a day may bring forth.