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2) * He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good : A.C. 931.
and whoso & trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the understandieth
sweetness of the lips increaseth learning:

22 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that *xx.
hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
3 The heart of the wise + teacheth his mouth, and 1 ch. xiii. !!!

+ Heb. maketh
addeth leaming to his lips.

24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but i ch. xiv. 12.
the end thereof are the ways of death.

26 He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his Heb The
mouth & craveth it of him.
27 | An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips unto him.
there is as a burning fire.

28 "A froward man * soweth strife: and a whisperer
separateth chief friends.
29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth Heb senil.

eth forik.
him into the way that is not good.

30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things : mov-
ing his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

31 The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in
the way of righteousness.

32 Šte that is slow to anger is better than the mighty;
and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing
thereof is of the LORD.

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of Berial,
kch. vi, 14, 19.
& xv. 18. &
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PROVERBS XVII.

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ch. xxvii. 21.
Jer. xvii, 10.
Mal. vii. 3.

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1 Better is 'a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than 1ch. xv, 17 an house full of + sacrifices with strife.

2 A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

3 a The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold :
but the LORD trieth the hearts.

4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar
giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

5. Whoso mocketń the poor reproacheth his Maker : n ch. xiv. 31. and he that is glad at calamities shall not be #unpunished. ^ Heb, heid

6. Children's children are the crown of old men; and the innocent
glory of children are their fathers.

? [Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do Heb. "A lip of
flying lips a prince.
a precious stone in the

eyes

of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.

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Heb. a lip lying. peu. xviii. 16, * Heb. a stone of grace.

A.C. 964.

q ch. X. 12.

* Or, pro

cureth

+ Or, A reproof awith more a wise man

a fool an hun. dred times.

s Rom. xii. 17. 1 Thess. v. 15. 1 Pet. iii. 9.

t Ex, xxiii, 7. ch. xxiv. 24. Is. v. 23.

u ch. xviii. 24.

v ch. vi. 1. & xi. 15.

9 He that covereth a transgression * seeketh love; but " he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

10 + A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an Ich. xvi. 28. hundred stripes into a fool.

11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion : therefore a cruel than to strike messenger shall be sent against him.

12 Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

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

14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

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

16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?

17 u A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity,

18 "A man void of I understanding striketh hands, and 1 Heb. heart. becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

20 $ He that hath a froward heart findeth no good : and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

21 * He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.

22 A merry heart doeth good || like a medicine: but a 11 Or, to a me. broken spirit drieth the bones.

23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

24 - Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.

25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

26 Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.

27 He that hath knowledge spareth his words : and a

man of understanding is of * an excellent spirit.
c Job xiii, 5. 28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted

wise : and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of un-
derstanding

PROVERBS XVIII.
1 Through + desire a man, having separated himself,
separateth
himse's seckseeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
eth according

2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

8 Heb. The froward of heart. x ch, x. 1.

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ych. xv. 13, 15. & xii. 25.

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z Eccles. ii. 14. & viii. 1.

a ch. x. 1. & xv. 20. & xix. 13.

b James i. 19. * Or, a cool spirit.

+ Or, He that

to his desire, and interméd. dleth in cuery busness.

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Deut. i. 17. &
xvi. 19. ch.
xxiv, 23.

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xii. 13. & xiii.
3.
& xxvi. 22.

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xv. 33. & xvi.
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3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, A.C. 981. and with ignominy reproach.

4 • The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and a ch. XX. 5.
the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook.

5*It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to Lev. xix. 15.
overthrow the righteous in judgment.

6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth
for strokes.

7 'A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the {ch. x. 14. &
snare of his soul,

8 The words of a * talebearer are tas wounds, and they & ch. xii, 18.
go down into the innermost parts of the belly.
9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him fort

, like as
that is a great waster.
10 4 The name of the LORD

is a strong tower : the righte-beteb. cham.
ous runneth into it, and is safe.

11 i The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an exliv. 2
high wall in his own conceit.

12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and k ch. 11.2. &
before honour is humility.

13 He that sanswereth a matter before he heareth it, it "Heb, return-
is folly and shame unto him.

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

15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

16 'A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him 1 ch. xvii. 3.

17 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth be-
tween the mighty.

19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong
city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

20 - A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of mch. xii. 14.
his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be
Alled.

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue : and
they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

22 • Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and ob- nch. xix. 14. taineta favour of the LORD.

23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth
roughly.

24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly :
and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

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James il. 3.

pch. xvii, 17.

PROVERBS XIX.

A.C.984.

9 ch. xxvi. 6.

rch. xiv. 20.

& Ex. xxiii. 1.

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& xxi. 28,
* Heb. held

tch, xiv. 20.

1 Heb. an heart.

u ver. 5.

x ch. XXX. 22.

1 Better 9 is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.

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

5 ' A false witness shall not be * unpunished, and he that 19. ch. vi 19.' speaketh lies shall not escape.

6 Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every f heb, a man man is a friend to thim that giveth gifts. of gifts. 7 * All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much

more do his friends go far from him ? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

8 He that getteth I wisdom loveth his own soul : he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

9 u A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less * for a Eccics. X.6, 7.

servant to have rule over princes.

11 s The & discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

12 - The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his 15.& XX. 2. & favour is as dew

upon

the grass. 13 a A foolish son is the calamity of his father : band the xv. 20. & xvii. contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers : and a prudent wife is from the LORD.

15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle d ch. x. 4. & soul shall d suffer hunger.

16 • He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.

11 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the cor.ix.6,7 LORD; and || that which he hath given will he pay him

again.

18 : Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul * spare for his crying.

19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.

20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in the latter end.

ž1 There are many devices in a man's heart; neverthePs. xxxiii. 10, less the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

ych. xiv, 29.

Or, pru

dence.

z ch. xvi. 14,

xxviii. 15.
a ch, x. 1. &

bch. xxi. 9, 19.& xxvii. 15. c ch. xviii. 22.

XX. 13.
e Luke xi. 29.

f Matt. x. 42. & XXV. 10.

11 Or, his deed

8 ch. xiii. 24. & xxiii. 13. & xxix. 17. * Or, to his destruction, or, to cause him to die. + Heb. add.

h Job xxiii, 13.

9. Is. xlvi. 10.

han

not

xxvi, 13, 15.

his

22 The desire of man is his kindness : and a poor man is A. C. 184.
better than a liar.

23 The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath
it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

24 ' A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will ich. xv. 19. &
not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

25 Smite a scorner, and the simple * will beware : and k cho xxi. ll.
reprove one that hath understanding, and he will under- cunning.
stand knowledge.
26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth

away

his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to
er from the words of knowledge.

28 + An ungodly witness scorneth judgment : and the + Heb. A mit
mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for
the back of fools.

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PROVERBS XX.
1 Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whoso-
ever is deceived thereby is not wise.

2 ' The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso I ch. xvi, 14.
provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife : but
every fool will be meddling.

4 - The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold ; m ch.2, 4.
therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing.

6. * Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water ; but a n ch. xviii, 4.
man of understanding will draw it out.

6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness : 1 Or, bounty.
but a faithful man who can find ?

7 The just man walketh in his integrity: °his children o P& cxii, 2.
are blessed after him.

8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scat-
tereth away all evil with his eyes.
I have made my

heart clean, I am pure p2 Kings viii.
10 » Divers weights, and * divers measures, both of them is
are alike abomination to the LORD.

11 Eren a child is known by his doings, whether his , &c.ch, xi
work be pure, and whether it be right,
12 " The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the Lord hath Heb.com
made even both of them.

13 • Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty ; open ps. Xelv.%.
thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer : but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

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Eccles, vii. 20.
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