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anger an over. sowing.

r Ps. exli. 5.

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the soul.

& xviii. 24.

uch. x. I. &

X ch. xxii. 3.

A.C. 084. ' 3. A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but å fool's

wrath is heavier than them both.

4 + Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is is cruelty, and able to stand before I envy?

5 Opén rebuke is better than secret love. Or, jealousy.

6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend ; but the kisses of of commest, an enemy are & deceitful. or, frequent.

7 The full soul | loatheth an honeycomb; but to the húngry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart : so doth the Heb. from sweetness of a man's friend * by hearty counsel. the counsel of

10 Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake

not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy ! ch. xvil. 17. calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a bro

ther far off.

11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I xxlii. 15, 24.

may answer him that reproacheth me.

12 * A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth him

self; but the simple pass on, and are punished. y ch. xx. 16.

13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

15 ? A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.:

20 - Hell and destruction are † never full; so the eyes + Heb. not. of man are never satisfied.

21 · As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart froni him.

23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and - Heb. set ihy I look well to thy herds.

24 For S riches are not for ever: and doth the crown enstrength.

dure || to every generation ?

sch. xix, 13.

a ch. xxx. 16.

b Eccles. 1. 8.
& vi. 7.
c che xvii. 3.

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20 is

25 The bay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth it. A.C. 984.

, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the
price of the field.

27 And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food,
for the food of thy houshold, and for the * maintenance for Heb. life.
thy maidens.


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General observations of impiety and religious integrity. 1 The d wicked flee when no man pursueth : but the a Lev. xxvi.

righteous are bold as a lion.

2 For the transgression of a land many are the princes
thereof: but + by a man of understanding and knowledge ? Or, by men
the state thereof shall be prolonged.

3 A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweep- likewise be proing rain't which leaveth no food.

4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked : but such out fooch as keep the law contend with them.

5 Evil men understand not judgment : but they that seek the Lord understand all things.

6 • Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, ech. xix, I. than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

? 'Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son : but he that fch. xxix. 3. § is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.

8 He that by usury and || unjust gain increaseth his ch. xiii. 2. substance

, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. Heb by 9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his shall be abomination.

10 Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil h ch. xxvi. 27. way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.

11 The rich man is wise * in his own conceit; but the * Heb. in his
poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

12 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory : { ver. 28. ch.
but when the wicked rise, a man is + hidden.
13 * He that covereth his sins shall not prosper :

whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

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

15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

16 The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor : but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong

17" A man that doeth violence to the blood of any per- m Gen. ix. 6. won shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.


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A.C. 981. 18 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that

is perverse in his ways shall fall at once. nch. xii. II. 19 He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: sired

but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty remain

enough. och. xiil. II. 20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings : but he will *xlii. 4. ver. that maketh haste to be rich shall not be * innocent.

21 P To have respect of persons is not good : for for a Or, unpu

piece of bread that man will transgress.

22 +9 He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and for, He inat considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

23 · He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more

favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. rch. xxvii. 5,

24 Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It sch. xviii, 9. is no transgression; the same is the companion of a Ide: destroying stroyer. t ch, xiii. 10 25 · He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife : but be

that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

26 He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack : but he &c. ch. xix,' that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

28 *When the wicked rise, men hide themselves : but xxix, 2. when they perish, the righteous increase.

PROVERBS XXIX. 1 Observations of public government, 15 and of private. 22 of anger, pride,

thievery, cowardice, and corruption. Heb. A man 1 Sy He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, of sam. li. 25. shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

2 - When the righteous are in authority, the people reen het vill. joice : but when the wicked beareth rule, the people 15. ch. xi. 10. mourn.

3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father : but he or increase that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

4 The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he Och 1.& that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

5 A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: Heb, a man but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

7 . The righteous considereth the cause of the poor : but 16. &xxxi. 13 the wicked regardeth not to know it.

8 Scornful men + bring a city into a snare : but wise men + 01 set a city f turn away wrath.

9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, & whether 8 Matt. xi. 17. he rage or laugh, there is no rest..

& 9. x ver. 12. ch.

2 Chron. Xxxvi. 16. ch. i. 24-27.

& xxviii. 12,
a Esther iij.

XV. 20. & Xxvii. 11. c ch. v. 9, 10. & vi. 26. & xxvili. 7 Luke xv. 18, 30.

of oblations. d Job xxix.

e ch. xi. II.

on fire i Ezek. xxii. 30.

# Heb. Mer

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h Gen. iv. 5,
8. I John iii.

Ich. XX. 28.


nch. x. I. &


o Ps. Ixxvii. 36. & lviii. 10.

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xeii. ll.
peh. xiii. 24.

xxiii. 13, 14.

Or, is made

10 **The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just A.C. 984.
seek his soul.

11 A 'fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth of blood.
it in till afterwards.
12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. 12

i Judg. Xvi.
13 The poor and + the deceitful man "meet together: the 17.ch. xii. 16.
Lord lighieneth both their eyes.

+ Or, the
14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne che fixii. 2
shall be established for ever.

15 a The rod and reproof give wisdom: but " a child left m ver. 17.
to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

xvii. 21, 25.
16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression in-
creaseth : obut the righteous shall see their fall.

17 P Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he & rci. 8. &
shall give delight unto thy soul.

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish : but he xixo e that keepeth the law, happy is he.

19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for though nakech he understand he will not answer.

20 Seest thou a man that is hasty S in his words ? there Or, in his
is more hope of a fool than of him.

21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a
child shall have him become his son at the length.

22 9 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious manq ch, sv. 18. &
aboundeth in transgression.

23 • A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall r Job xxii. 29 uphold the humble in spirit.

24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul : , 12. Lule
he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth
his trust in the LORD || shall be safe.
26 · Many seek the ruler's favour ; but every man's : See Po

.. judgment cometh from the LORD.

29. An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he face of a raier. that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.



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11 Four wicked generations. 15 Four things
insuliabile. 17 Parents are not to be despised. 18 Four things hard to be
bauen. 21 For things intolerable. 24 Four things exceeding wise. 29
for things stately. 32 Wrath is to be prevented.
1 The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the pro-


13 Part V. consists only of two chapteris, xxx. and xxxi. In the former are
faeloded the wise observations and instructions delivered by Agur, the son of

t Ps. xii. 6. & xviii. 30. & xix. 8. & cxix. 140.

u Ps. xviii. 30.
& lxxxiv. 11.

11. x Deut. iv. 2. & xii. 32. Rev. xxii,

A. C. 984. phecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and


2 Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man.

3 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.

4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended ? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if thou canst tell ?

5. Every word of God is * pure : "he is a shield unto them that put

their trust in him, 6 * Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, * Heb. puri

and thou be found a liar.

7 Two things have I required of thee; + deny me them & cxv. 9, 10,

not before I die :

8 Remove far from me vanity and lies : give me neither Heb. with. poverty nor riches; ' feed me with food #convenient for

9 - Lest I be full, and g deny thee, and say, Who is the Heb. of my

LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of 12, 14, 17. & my God in vain.

10 || Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse 28. Job*xxxi. thee, and thou be found guilty.

11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and Heb. delic doth not bless their mother,

12 There is a generation * that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.

13 There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! b H. cxxxi. l. and their eyelids are lifted up.

14 ° There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and Pily: Ch. Lii. their jaw teeth as knives, dto devour the poor from off the de Pe. xiv. 4. earth, and the needy from among men.

15 The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, * It is enough:

16 The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is

hold not from

me : me. y Matt. vi. 11.

z Deut. viii.

. Xxxii, 15.

24, 25, 28. Hos. Xili.

tbee. # Heb. Hurt not with thy tos gue. a Luke xviii. 11.

chvi. 17.
c Jab xxix. 17.

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ech. xxvii. 20.
Hab. ji. 5.

Jakeh, to his pupils, Ithiel and Ucal. The thirty-first contains the precepts delivered to Lemuel by his mother, who was supposed to have been a Jewish woman, married to a neighbouring prince, and to have been anxious to establish the mind of her son in virtuous principles, and to unite him to a wife professing the same regard for religion. Others believe the mother of Lemuel to have been Abijah, the daughter of the high priest Zechariah, and mother of king Hezekiah. Others, that she was the mother of Solomon,--Vide Harne, Gray, Lightfoot.

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