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shall give all the substance of 9 And beheld among the his house: .

simple ones, I discerned a- 32 But whoso committeth mong the youths a young adultery with a woman lack-man void of understanding, eth understanding he that 8 Passing through the doeth it destroyeth his own street near her corner:' and soul. Piotis :

ishe went the way to her 33: A wound and disho-house, nour shall he get, and his 9 In the twilight, in the reproach shall not be wiped evening, in the black and away... olt i molitvi

dark night. 34 For jealousy is the rage Lio And behold, there met of a man: therefore he will him a woman with the atnot spare in the day of ven- tire of an harlot, and subtil

of heart. 35 He will not regard any. 1 (She is loud and stub ransom: neither will he reit born; her feet abide not in content, though thou givest her house : many gifts. bis,

12 Now is the without, : : CHAP VII.1

now in the streets, and lieth

in wait at every corner.) M Y son, keep my words, 13 So she caught him, and

IVI and lay up my com- kissed him, and with an immandments with thee.' pudent face said unto him,

2 Keep my command 14 I have peace-offerings ments, and live; and my law with me; this day have I as the apple of thine eye. I payed my vows.

3 Bind them 'upon thy fin- 15 Therefore came I forth gers, write them upon the to meet thee, diligently to table of thine heart. ;. seek thy face, and I have

4.Say unto wisdom, Thou found thee. art my sister; and call un- 16 I have decked my bed derstanding thy kinswoman. with coverings of tapestry,

5 That they may keep with carved works, with fine thee from the strange wo- linen of Egypt. man, from the stranger which 17 I have perfumed my

flattereth with her words. bed with myrrh, aloes, and . 69 For at the window of cinnamon.

my house I looked through 18 Come, let us take our my casement,

fill of love until the morna

ing; let us fplace ourselves | forth her voice? :) with loves, n o vel 2 She standeth in the top

19 For the good man is of high places, by the way in not at home, he is gone a the places of the paths. long journey; bur : ::3 She çrieth at the gates, 11820: He hath taken a bag at the entry of the city, at of money with him, and will the coming in at the doors. come home at the day ap- 1. 4. Unto you, O men, I pointed. I call; and my voice is to the 3:21. With her much fair sons of man, speech the caused him to 50 ye simple, understand yield, with the, fattering of wisdom; and ye fools, be ye her lips fhe forced him. of an understanding heart.

22. S. He goeth after her 6.4 Hear: for I will speak straightway, as an ox goeth of excellent things; and the tơthe slaughter, or as a opening of my lips shall be fool to the correction of the right things. :;;; tocks; ' :.

.", 7. For my mouth shall 23 Tilladart strike through {peak truth ; and wickednels his liver: as a bird hafteth is an abomination to my lips, to the snare, and knoweth 8 All the words of my not that it is for his life. mouth are in righteousness; - 24 9 Hearken unto me, there is nothing froward or now, therefore, o ye chil-perverse in them, , dren, and attend to the words 9 They are all plain' to of my mouth. :. him that understandeth, and L: 25 Let not thine heart de-right to them that find knowcline to her ways, go, not ledge.' _ astray in her paths:

10 9 Receive my instruc26 For she hath cast down tion, and not silver ;' and many wounded: (yea, many knowledge rather than choice strong men have been sain by gold. _ her.

11 For wisdomn is better 1.27 Her house is the way than rubies; and all the to hell, going down to the things that may be desired chambers of death,.. are not to be compared to .

. . Chap. VIII.?


! 129 I wisdom dwell with OTH not wisdom cry? prudence, and find out knowand understanding put ledge of witty inventions.

13 The fear of the Lord tains abounding with water. is to hate evil : pride and ar- 25 Before the mountains rogancy, and the evil way, were settled, before the hills and the froward mouth do was I brought forth; I hate.

26 While as yet he had ? '14 Counsel is mine, and not made the earth, nor the found wisdom: I am under fields, nor the highest part ftanding ; I have strength. of the dust of the world: * 15 ( By me kings' reign, 27. When he prepared the and princes decree justice. heavens I was there: when

16 By me princes rule, he set a compass upon the and nobles, even all the judg- face of the depths: .. es of the earth. el 28 When he established

17 I love them that love the clouds above : when he me; and those that seek me strengthened the fountains of early Thall find me. , the deep ::

18 & Riches and honour 29 When he gave to the are with me: yea, durable sea his decree that the wariches and righteousness. ters should not pass his com

19 My fruit is better than mandment: when he apgold, yea, than fine gold ; pointed the foundations of and my revenue than choice the earth; . . silver.

30 Then I was by him as 20 I lead in the way of one brought up with him: righteousness, in the midst of and I was daily his delight, the paths of judgment; rejoicing always before him;

21 That I may cause those 35 Rejoicing in the habitthat love me to inherit sub, able part of his earth; and Itance; and I will fill their my delights were with the treasures.

sons of men. ; * 22 9 The Lord possessed 32 Now therefore hearken me in the beginning of his unto me, O ye children: for way, before his works of blessed are they that keep my old.

ways. - 23 I was set up from ever- 33 Hear instruction, and lasting, from the beginning, be wise, and refuse it not. or ever the earth was.

34 Blessed is the man that 24. When there were no heareth me, watching daily depths, I was brought forth: at my gates, waiting at the when there were no foun- posts of my doors.

when the com

enue than choid: pointed out

35 For whoso findeth me, I Give instruction to a wise findeth life, and shall obtain man, and he will be yet favour of the Lord. I wiser: teach a just man, and

36 But he that sinneth a- he will increase in learning.. gainst me wrongeth his own 10 The fear of the Lord is foul: all they that hate me the beginning of wisdom: love death.

and the knowledge of the

holy is understanding. CHAP. IX.

íi For by me thy days Y TISDOM hath build- shall be multiplied, and the

l ed her house, the years of thy life shall be inhath hewn out her seven pil-creased. lars.

12 If thou be wise thou 2 She hath killed her shalt be wise for thyself: but beasts; she hath mingled her if thou scornest, thou alone wine ; she hath also furnished shalt bear it. her table.

13 9 A foolish woman is 3 She hath sent forth her clamorous : fe is simple, and maidens: she crieth upon knoweth nothing. the highest places of the 14. For the litteth at the city:

door of her house, on a seat 4 g Whofo is simple, let in the high places of the city, him turn' in hither : as for 15 To call passengers who him that wanteth understand-go right on their ways: ing, she saith to him,

16 g Whoso is simple, let 5 Come, eat of my bread, him turn in hither : and as and drink of the wine which for him that wanteth underI have mingled.

standing, the faith to him, 6 Forsake the foolish, and 17 Stolen waters are sweet, live: and go in the way of and bread eaten in secret is understanding.

pleasant. ☺ He that reproveth a'18 But he knoweth not scorner, getteth to himself that the dead are there: and shame: and he that rebuketh that her guests are in the a wicked man, getteth himself | depths of hell. a blot. 8 Reprove not a scorner,

CHAP. X. left he hate thee: rebuke a T HE proverbs of Solo. wise man, and he will love 1 mon. A wise fon makthee.

eth a glad father; but a foolBb


ith son is the heaviness of his 1 13 In the lips of him that mother.

hath understanding, wisdom 2 Treasures of wickedness is found: but a rod is for the profit nothing: but righte- back of him that is void of ousness delivereth from death. understanding.

3 The Lord will not suffer | 14 Wise men lay up knowthe soul of the righteous to ledge: but the mouth of the familh : but he cafteth away foolish is near destruction. the substance of the wicked. 15 The rich man's wealth

-4. He becometh poor that is his strong city: the dedealeth with a slack hand, Itruction of the poor is their but the hand of the diligent | poverty. maketh rich.

16 The labour of the 5 He that gathereth in righteous tendeth to life; the summer is a wise fon : but he fruit of the wicked to sin that sleepeth in harvest is a 17 He is in the way of life son that causeth shame. that keepeth instruction: but

6 Blessings are upon the he that refuseth reproof, erhead of the just: but vio. | ręth. lence covereth the mouth of * 18 He that hideth hatred the wicked.

with lying lips, and he that 7 The memory of the just uttereth a slander, is a fool. is blessed : but the name of 19 In the multitude of the wicked shall rot. words there wanteth not

8 The wise in heart will fin: but he that refraineth receive commandments: but his lips is wise.

a prating fool shall fall. | 20 The tongue of the just .. . He that walketh up- is as choice silver, the heart

rightly walketh surely : but of the wicked is little worth. he that perverteth his ways | 21 The lips of the righteshall be known.

|ous feed many: but fools die 10 He that winketh with for want of wisdom. the eye causeth sorrow: but 1 22 The blessing of the a prating fool shall fall. . Lord, it maketh rich, and he

II The mouth of a righte-addeth no forrow with it. ous' man is a well of life: 23. It is a sport to a fool to but violence covereth the do mischief; but a man of mouth of the wicked. understanding hath wisdom.

12 Hatred stirreth upstrife: 24 The fear of the wickbut love covereth all sins. ed, it shall come upon him;


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