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The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

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

Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.

As he that taketh away a garment in cold wea. ther, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.

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

Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

Ile that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belooging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

As a madman, who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death; so is the man that deceiveth bis neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport ?

Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein : and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. .

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

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

He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the Lord.

He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.

The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear?

The heart knoweth his own bitterness ; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man; but the end thereof are the ways of death.

Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour. :

Many will intreat the favour of the prince : and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth ; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.


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Casting down his countenance, and making as if he heard not: where he is not known, he will do thee a mischief before thou be aware.

And if for want of power he be hindered from sinning, yet when he findeth opportunity he will do evil.

All flesh consorteth according to kind, and a man will cleave to his like.

What fellowship hath the wolf with the lamb? so the sinner with the godly.

Learning is unto a wise man as an ornament of gold, and like a bracelet upon his right arm.

Wisdom that is hid, and treasure that is hoarded up, what profit is in them both?

Children and the building of a city continue a man's name : but a blameless wife is counted above them both.

The father awaketh for the daughter, when no man knoweth; and the care for her taketh away sleep : when she is young, lest she pass away the flower of her age; and being married, lest she should be hated.

A tale out of season is as music in mourning; but stripes and correction of wisdom are never out of time.

Bountifulness is a most fruitful garden, and mercifulness endureth for ever.

To labour, and to be content with that a man hath, is a sweet life: but he that findeth a treasure is above them both.

Wine and music rejoice the heart : but the love of wisdom is above them both.

The pipe and the psaltery make sweet melody: but a pleasant tongue is above them both.

A friend and companion never meet amiss: but above both is a wife with her husband.

Brethren and help are against tinse of trouble: . but alms shall deliver more than them both.

Gold and silver make the foot stand sure: but counsel is esteemed above them both.

The hopes of a man void of understanding are vain and false: and dreams lift up fools.

Whoso regardeth dreams is like him that catcheth at a shadow, and followeth after the wind.

The vision of dreams is the resemblance of one thing to another, even as the likeness of a face to a face.

Of an unclean thing what can be cleansed ? and from that thing which is false what truth can come?

Divinations, and soothsayings, and dreams, are vain: and the heart fancieth, as a woman's heart in travail.

Dreams have deceived many, and they have failed that put their trust in them.

It is not meet to despise the poor man that hath

understanding; neither is it convenient to magnify a sinful man.

Necessary patience in seeking the Lord is better than he that leadeth his life without a guide.

He that is hasty to give credit, is light minded; and be that sinneth shall offend against his own soul.

Whoso taketh pleasure in wickedness shall be condemned: but he that resisteth pleasures crowneth his life.

A man of counsel will be considerate; but a strange and proud man is not daunted with fear, even when of himself he hath done without counsel.

He that worketh mischief, it shall fall upon him, and he shall not know whence it cometh.

The heart of a man changeth his countenance, whether it be for good or evil: and a merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance.

A cheerful countenance is a token of a heart that is in prosperity; and the finding out of parables is a wearisome labour of the mind.

A man may be known by his look, and one that hath understanding by his countenance; when thou meetest him..

· A man's attire, and excessive laughter, and gait, shew what he is.

A fool will upbraid churlishly, and a gift of the envious consumeth the eyes.

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