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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. 111.
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.t
I have been young, and now am old : yet, have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
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 l. Ixxxix.
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
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 forget her cunning!
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
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 the streets.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned ?
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
In the multitude of counsellors there is safety. +
* “ It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confi. dence in princes.”—PSALM cxviii. 9.
+ See also chap. xxiv. 6.
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast,
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick.
A soft answer turneth away wrath.
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
lendeth unto the Lord : and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
Train up a child in the way he should go ; and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Chap. XXII. Verse 6.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back. Chap. xxvi. Verse 3.
Boast not thyself of to-morrow ; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.