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the cold; therefore shall he beg in liarvest, 2 Every way of a man is riglit in his owa and have nothing.
eyes; but the Lord pondereth the hearts. 5 Counse! in the heart of man is like deep 3 To do justice and judgment is more ac water: but a man of understanding will draw ceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. it oui.
4 An ligli look, and a proud heart, and the 6 Most men will proclaim every one his plowing of the wicked, is sin. own goodness: but a faithful man who can 5 Tlie thouglies of the diligent tend only to find?
plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty, 7 The just man walketh in liis integrity: only lv want. his children are blessed after him.
6 Tlie geliing of treasures by a lying' 8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judg. tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them ment scattereth away all evil with his eyes. that seek death.
9 Who can say, I have made my heart 7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy clean, I am pure from my sin ?
them ; because they refuse to do judgment. 10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both 8 The way of man is (roward and strange: of them are alike abomination to the Loki). but as for tlie pure, his work is right.
11 Even a child is known by his doings,whe 9 li is better to dwell in a corner of the ther his work be pure, and whether it be right. house-top, than with a brawling woman in a
12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, wide house. the Lord hath made even both of them. 10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil;
13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to po- liis neighbour fiudetli no favour in his eyes. verty: open thine eyes, and thou shalt be sa 11 When the scorner is punished, the sim. tisfied with bread.
ple is made wise ; and when the wise is in 14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the structed, lie receiveth knowledge. buyer : but when he is
then 12 The righteous man wisely considereth he boasteth.
the louse ollie wicked: but God overthrow. 15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: eth tlie wicked for their wickedness. but the lips of knowledge are a precious je:vel. 13 Whioso stoppeth his ears at the cry of
16 Take liis garment that is surely for a the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall stranger; and take a pledge of loin for a not be heard. strange woman.
14 A gist in secret pacifieth anger; and a 17 Bread of deceit is sweel to a man: but af- reward in the bosom strong wrath. terwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel. 15 Il is joy to the just to do judgment: buo
18 Every purpose is established by counsel; destruction shall be to the workers of inand with good advice make war.
liquity. 19 He that goeth about as a talebearer re 16 The man that wanderetlı out of the way sealeth secrels: therefore meddle noi with or understanding shall remain in 'he congrehim that fallereth with bis lips.
gation of the dead. 20 Whoso curselli liis father or his mother, 17 He that lovetli pleasure shall be a poor his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness. man; lie that lovetli wine and oil shall not be
21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily ai richi. the beginning; but the end thereof shall not 18 Thie wicked shall be a ransom for the be blessed.
righteous, and the transgressor for the up22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil;riglie
. bu: wait on the Lokp, and he shall save thee. jy Itis hutter lo dwell in the wilderness, ihan
23 Divers weiglits are an abomination un- with a contentious and an angry woman. to the LORD; and a false balance is not 20 There is treasure to be desired, ard oil good.
in the dwelling of the wise: but a foolish + Man's goingsure of thic Lord; how can man spendetli it up. a man then understand his own way?
21 He that followetli after righteousness 25 ll is a nare to the man who devoureth and mercy tindeti life, righteousness, and that which is holy, and after vows to make honour. enquiry.
22 A wise man scaleth the city of the 26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and mighly, and casteth down the strength of bringeth the wheel over them.
the confidence thereur. 27 The spirit of man is the candle of the 23 Wiioso keepeth his mouth and his LORD, searching all the inward parts of the longue, keepeth bois soud froni troubles. belly.
2 Proud and laughty scorner is bis name 23 Mercy and tru:h preserve the king; and who dealeth in proud wrath. Dis throne is upholden hy mercy.
25 The desire of the slotful billeth him 29 The glory of young inen is ihrir strength; for his hands reluce lo labour an
r beauty of old men is the gray head. 26 He coveleth greedily all the day long
uion ; how much more, when he bringeth it The king's heart is in the band of the with a wicked mind?
28. A false wiliness sball perish : but the
RETTEN. than he that is perverse in biscuuseth 10 err from the words of ki:owledge.
waters, and the well-spring of wisdom as a from him he pursueth them with words, yet Howing-brook.
they are wanting to him. 5 It is not good to accept the person of the 8 He that gelteth wisdom loveth his own wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judg- soul; he chat keepeth understanding shall ment.
6 A foo!'s lips enter into contention, and 9 Å false witness shall not be unpunished; his mouth called for strokes.
and he thut speaketh lies shall perish. 7 A fool's mouth is liis destruction, and his 10 Delighi is not seeinly for a fool; much lips are the snare of his soul.
less for a servant to have rule over princes. 8 The words of a talebearer are as wounds, 11 The discretion of a man deferreth his and they go down into the innerinost 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 wratlı is as the roaring of a ther to him that is a great waster.
lion: but his favour is as dew upon the grass. 10 The name of the LORD is a strong tow 13 A foolish son is the calamity of laer; the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. ther; and the contentions of a wife are a con
11 The rich man's wealth is his strong city, timual dropping. and as an high wall in his own conceit. 14 House and riches are the inheritance of
12 Bzfore destruction the heart of man is fathers; and a prudent wife is from the LORD haughty; and before honour is bumility. 15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep
13 He that answereth a matter before he and an idie soul shall suffer hunger. heareth it, it is folly and shame unto bin. 16 He that keepeth the commandment
14 The spirit of a man will sustain his in- keepeth luis own soul: but he that despiseth formity: but a wounded spirit who can hear his ways shall die.
15 The heart of the prudent gelteth know. 17 He that hath pity upon tlie poor lendledge; and the ear of the wise seeketli know-eth unto the Lord; and that which he hath ledge.
given will lie
again. 16 A man's gift maketh room for him,and 18 Chasten tliy son while there is hope, bringeth him before great men.
and let not thy soul spare for his crying. 17 He that is first in ais own cause seemeth 19 A man of great wrath shall suffer poinjust; but his neighbour cometh and searcheti islıment; for it thou deliver him, yet thou him.
must do it again. 18 The lot causethi contentions to cease, 20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, and parteth between the mig!ıy.
that thou mayest be wise in thuy latter end. 19 A brcther offended is harder lo be won 21 There are inany devices in a man's heart, llian a strong city; and their co:tentions are nevertheless tire counsel of the Lord, that like the bars of a castle.
shall 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 the increase of a poor man is better than a liar. his liqes shall he be filled
3 The fear of the LORD lenuleth to lise ; 21.Death and life ure in the power of the and he that halh it shall abide satisfied ; lie tongue; and they that love it shall eat the shall not be visited with evil. fruit thereof.
24 A sluthlid man liideth his hand in his 22 Whoso findeth a wise fleth a good bosom, and will not so inucli as bring it to thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lor). mis mouthi again.
93 The poor uselli entrealies: but the riche 25 Smile a scorner, and the simple will be answereth roug!!!".
ware; and reprove one that hasla understand24 A man that luh-friends mnst shew liim-ing, and lie will understand knowledge. sell friendly; and there is a friend thul stick 20 He that wastetin his father, aut chaseth elh closer than a brother.
away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, CHAP. XIX.
and boringethi reproach. is the poor that walketh in liis 27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that lips, and is a fool.
Anungodly scorneth ; 2 Also, thot the soul be without knowledge, and the moutin of the wicked devoureth inty is not good; and he that hasteth with his iquity, fret simneth.
29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, 3 The foolishness of man perverteth bis ard stripes for the back of fools. way; and bislieart frettethi agaiast the Lord.
CHAP. XX. poor is separated from his ueighbour.
ging; and whosoever is deceived there. -5 A false witness shall not be unpunished; by is not wise. and he thut speaketh lies shall not escape. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a
6 Many will entreat the favour of the lion; ichoso provoketh him to anger sinneth prince; and every man âs a friend to him ugainst liis own soul. ihat giveth gifis.
3 It is an honour for a man to cease from 7 All the brethren of the poor do liate serife: but every sool will be ineddling.
the cold; therefore shall he beg in barvest, 2 Every way of a man is riglit in his owa and have nothing.
"yes; buithe Lord pondereth the hearts. 5 Counsel in the lieart of man is like derpi 3 1o do justice and judgment is more ac waters but a man of understanding will draw ceptable to the Lord ihan sacrifice. it out.
4 An liigli look, and a proud heart, and the 6 Most men will proclaim every one his plowing of the wicked, is sin. own goodness: but à faitliful mani' wlio can 5 The thouglits of the dirigent tend only to find ?
plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty, 7 The just man walketh in his integrity: only tu want. his children are blessed after him.
6 The getting of treasures by a lying' 8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judg. tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them ment scattereth away all evil with his eyes. that seek death.
9 Who can say, I have made my heart 7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy clean, I am pure from my sin ?
them ; because they refuse to do judgment. 10 Divers weights.and divers measures, both 8 The way of man is froward and strange: of them are alike abomination to the Lord. but as for tlie pure, his work is right.
11 Even a child is known by his doings,whe 9 li is better to dwell in a corner of the ther his work he pure, and whether it be righit. house-top, than with a brawling woman in a
12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, wide house. the Lord hath made even both of them. 10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil;
13 Love not sleep, lest thou come lo po- his neighbour findeth no favour in luis eyes. verly: open thine eyes, and thou shalt be sa 11 When the scorner is punished, the sim. tisfied with bread.
ple is made wise; and when the wise is in 14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the structed, he receiveth knowledge. buyer : but when he is gone liis way, then 12 The righteous man wisely considereth he boasteth.
the house o tlie wicked: bu: God overthrow 15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: eth the wicked for their wickedness. but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. 13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of
16 Take liis garment that is surely for a the poor, he also shall cry bimself, but shall stranger; and take a pledge of liiin for a not be heard. strange woman.
14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger; and a 17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but af- reward in the bosomn strong wrath. terwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel. 15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: buo
18 Every purpose is established by counsel; destruction shall be to the workers of in. and with good advice make war.
iquity. 19 He that goeth about as a talebearer re 16 The man that wandereth out of the way realeth secrets: therefore meddle not with of understanding shall remain in 'he congrehim that Mattereth with his lips.
gation of the dead. 20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, 17 He that lovelle pleasure shaii be a poor his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness. man; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be
21. An inheritance may be gotten hastily at richi. the beginning; but the end thereof shall not 18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the be blessed.
righteous, and tie transgressor for the up22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil;rigli. bu: wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. 19 It is belter to dwell in the wilderness, then
23 Divers weiglits are an abomination un- with a contentious and an angry woman. to the Lore; and a false balance is not 20 There is areasure to be desired, ard oil good. •
in the dwelling of the wise: but a foolish + Man's goings are of the Lorv; how can man spendeth it up. a inan then widersta:d his own way? 21 He that followedle after righteousness
25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth and merey findet life, righteousness, and that which is boly, and after vows to make honour. enquiry.
22 A wise man scaleth the city of the 26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and mighty, and casteth down the strength of bringeth the wheel over them.
the confidence thereof. 27 The spirit of man is the candle of the 23 Wioso keepeth his mouth and his LORD, searching all the inward parts of the tongue, keepeili lois soud from troubles. belly.
24 Proud und haughty scorner is his name 23 Mercy and tru:lı preserve the king; and who dealeth in proud wrath. Dis throne is upholden hy mercy.
25 The desire of the slothful killeth him 29 The glory of young inen is ilıir strength; for his bands reluse to labour · beauty of old men is the gray
head. 26 He coveleth greedily all the day long le bluencss of a wound cleansethaway but the righteous giveth, and spareth 'pot. lo stripes the inward paris of the belly. 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomina. CHAP. XXI.
tion ; how much more, when he bringeth it T The king's heart is in the land of the with a wicked mind?
LORD, as the rivers of water. he turn 28 A false wiliess shall perish : but tho
PROVERBS. 29. wicked mau hardeneth his face: but 25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a us for the upright, he directelh his way. snare to thy soul.
30 There is no wisdom, nor understanding, 26 Be not thou one of them that strike nor counsel, against the Lord.
hands, or of them that are sureties for debts. 31 The horse is prepared against the day 27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should of battle : but safely is of the LORD. he lake away thy bed from under thee? CHAP. XXII.
8 Remove not the ancient land-mark GOOD name is rather to be chosen than which thy fathers have set.
great richies, and loving favour rather 29 Seest thou a man diligent in his brusi. than siiver and gold.
ness ? he shall stand before kings; he shall ? The rich and poor meet together; the not stand before mean men. Lord is the maker of them all.
CHAP. XXIII. man hideth himselí : but die simple pass on, and Where they sittest to eat with a ruler,
consider Migently what is before thee are punished.
2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be 4 By humility, and the fear of the Lord, a man given to appetite. are riches, and honour, and life.
3 Be not desirous of his dainties; for they 5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the are deceitful meat. froward; he that doth keep his soul shall be 4 Labour not to be richi; cease from thine far froin them.
6 Train up a child in the way he should go : 5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which and when he is old, he will not depart from it. is not ? for riches čertainly make themselves
7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the wings ; they ny away, as an eagle toward borrower is servant to the lender.
heaven. 8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vani- 6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath ag ty; and the rod of lis anger shall fail. evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty
9'He that hath a bountiful eye shall be bless-meats ; ed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he
10 Cast out the scorner, and contention Eat and drink, saith he tu thee; bui his heart shall go out; yea, strite and reproach snall is not with thee.
8 The 'inorsel which thou hast eater shal 11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for the thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words. grace of his lips the king shall be his friend. 9 Speak not in the ears of a fool; for be
12 The eyes of the Lord preserve know. will despise the wisdom of thy words. ledge; and he overthroweth the words of 10 Remove not the old land-mark ; and en the transgressor.
ter not into the fields of the fatherless : 13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion Il For their Redeemer is mighly; he shall without, I shall be slain in the streets. plead their cause with thee.
14 The mouth of strange women is a deep 12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall thine ears to the words of knowledge. (all therein.
13 liithhold not correction from the child. 15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall child; but the rod of correction shall drive it not die. far from him.
14 Thou shalt beat bim with the rod, and 16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase shalt deliver his soul from hell. his riches, and he that giveth to the richi, 15 My son, if thine eart be wise, my hear shall surely come to want.
shall rejoice, even mine; 17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words 16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice when thy of the wise, and apply tliine iieait unto my lips speak right things. knowledge ;
17'Let noi tine heart envy sinners: but be 18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep thou in the fear of the Lord'all the day long them within thee; they shall withal be fitted 18 For surely there is an end ; and thine in thy lips.
expectation shall not be cut off. 19 That thy trust may be in the Lord, I 19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and have made known to tliee this day, even to guide thine beari in the way. thee.
20 Be not among wine-bibbers; among 20 Have not I written to thee excellent riotous ealers of flesh. things in counsels and knowledge;
21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall 21 That I night make thee know the cer- come to poverty; and drowsiness shall clothe tainty of the words of truth; that thou might- a mun with rags. est answer the words of truth to them that 22 Hearken unto thy father that begal send unto thee?
thee, and despise not thy mother when she 22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor ; is old. 'neither oppress the afficted in the gate; 23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wis
23 For the LORI) will plead their cause, and dom, and instruction, and understanding. spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. 24 The father of the righteous shall greatly
24 Make no friendship wiin an angry man, rejoice ; and he that begetteth a wise chia ned with a furious man thou shalt not go ; skall have joy of him.
25 Thy father and thy mother shall be 16 For a just mun falleil: seven times, and glad, and she that bare thee shali rejoice. riseth up again: but the wicked sball fall in 26 My son, give me thine heari, and let to mischief. ne eyes observe my ways.
17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth , 27 for a whore is a deep ditch ; and a and let not thine heart be glad wlien he stra.ge woman is a narrow pit.
stumbleth; 28 She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and 19 Lest' the LORD see it, and it displease increaseth the transgressors among men.
him, and be turn away his wrath from bim. 29 Who bath woe? who hath sorrow? who 19 Fret not thyself' because of evil men, hath contentions ? who bath babbling? who neither be thou envious at the wicked: nath wounds without cause? who ha!h red 20 For there shall be no reward to the evi ness of eyes?
man ; the candle of the wicked shall be pu 30 Tliey that tarry long at the wine, they out. that go to seek mixed wine.
21 My son, sear thou the Lord and the 31 Look not thou upon the wine when it king; and meddle not with them that are is red, when it giveth liis colour in the cup, given to change : when it moveth itself aright:
22 For their calamily shall rise sudderly ; 32 All the last it biletli like a serpent, and and who knoweth the ruiy of them both ! stingeth like an adder.
23 These things also belong to the wise. Il 33 'Thine eyes shall behold strange women, is not good to liave respeci of persons in and thine heart shall uller perverse things: judgment.
34 Yea, thou shall be as lie that lieth down 24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth up- righteous; him shall the people curse, nations on the top of a mast.
shall abhor him: 35 They have stricken me, shall thou say, 25 But to them that rebuke him shall be and I was not sick; they have beaten me. delight, and a good blessing shall come upon and I felt it wot: when shall I awake? I will lovem. seek it yet again.
? Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth CHAP. XXIV.
a right answer. not thou envious against evil men, 27 Prepare thy work without, and make it
fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards 2 For their lieart studietli destruction, and build thine house. their lips talk of mischief.
28 Be not a witness against thy neighbour 3. Through wisdom is an house builded, and without cause; and deceive not with thy lips. b; understanding it is established ;
29 Say not, I will do so to him as he bath 4 And by knowledge shail the chainberstdone to me; I will render to the man accord. filled with all precious and pleasant ricies ing to his work.
5 A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knoli 30 I went by the field of lhe slothful, ano ledge increasetis strength.
by the vineyard of the man void of under. 6 For by wise comisel thou shalt make thy standing ; war: and in multitude of counsellors there is 31 And, lo, it was all grown over with safely.
thorns, and nettles bad covered the face 7 Wisdom is too high for a fool ; lie open- thereof, and the stone-wall thereof was broeth not his inouth in the
ken down. 8 He that deviseth to do evil shall be call 32 Then I saw, and considered it well; } ed a mischievous person.
looked upon it, and received instruction: 9 The thought of foolishness is sin ; and 33 lei a little sleep, a little slumber, a lit the scorner is an abomination to men. tle folding of the hands to sleep:
16 If thou laint in the day of adversity, thy 31 So sball tlıy poverty come as one that strength is small.
travelletlı; and thy want as an armed man. il I thou forbear to deliver them that are
CHAP. XXV. diawn unto dealls, and those ihat are ready THESE are also proverbes in Solomon
oking of If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; Judah copied out. doth not be that pondereth the heart consi 2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing der il! and he that keepeth thy soul, doth but the honour of kings is to search out a not he know it? and shall not he render to matter. erery man according to his works ?
3 The lieaven for height, and the earth for 13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is depth, and the beart of kings is unsearchable good; and the lioney.comb, which is sweet 4 Take away the dross from the silver, and to thy taste :
there shall come forth a vessel for the finer. 14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be 5 Take away the wicked from before the anto thy soul : when thou hast found it, then king, and his ilirone shail he established in there shall be a reward, and thy expectation righteousiress: shall not be cut off.
6 Put not forth thysell in the presence of 15 Lay not wait, 0 wicked man, against the king, and stand not in the place of great the dwelling of the righteous ; spoil of his mier : rering-plase:
1.7 For better it is that it be said unto thee,