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16 Let reason go before , ple, and his name shall be every enterprise, and counsel perpetual. before every action. 1: 27 g My son, prove thy ' . - 17 The countenance is a foul 'in thy life, and see what sign of changing of the is evil for it, and give not

that unto it. 18 Four manner of things 28 For all things are not appear: good and evil, life profitable for all men, neiand death : but the tongue ther hath every foul pleasure ruleth over them continual- in every thing.

29 Be not unsatiable in 19 There is one that is any dainty thing, nor too wise and teacheth many, and greedy upon meats : yet is unprofitable to him- 30 For excess of meats self.

bringeth fickness, and surfeit. 20 There is one that ing will turn into choler. sheweth wisdom in words, 31 By surfeiting have maand is hated : he shall be de- ny perished, but he that tastitute of all food.

keth heed prolongeth his 21 For grace is not given life. him from the Lord: because he is deprived of all wisdom.

CHAP. XXXVIII. 22 Another is wise to LJONOUR a physician himself: and the fruits of un-IT with the honour due derstanding are commend- unto him, for the uses which able in his mouth.

you may have of himn : for 23 A wise man instruct- the Lord hath created him. eth his people, and the fruits 2 For of the most High of his understanding fail cometh healing, and he shall

receive honour of the king. 24 A wise man shall be 3 The skill of the physifilled with bleffing, and all cian shall lift up his head : they that see him shall count and in the fight of great him happy.

men he shall be in admira25 The days of the life of tion... man may be numbered: but 4 The Lord hath created the days of Israel are innu- medicines out of the earth; merable.

and he that is wise will not 26 A wise man shall in- abhor them. herit glory among his peo-| 5 Was not the water Too



made sweet with wood, that 15 He that sinneth before the virtue thereof might be his Maker, let him fall into known?

the hand of the physician. 6 And he hath given men 16 9 My son, 'let tears skill, that he might be ho- fall down over the dead, and noured in his marvellous begin to lament, as if thouworks.

hadst suffered great harm 7 With such doth he healthyself: and then cover his (men) and taketh away their body according to the cufa pains.

| tom, and neglect not his bu-" 8 Of such doth the apo- rial. thecary make a confection ; 17 Weep bitterly, and and of his works there is no make great moan, and use end, and from him is peace lamentation as he is worthy, over all the earth.

and that a day or two, left. 9 My son, in thy sicknefs thou be evil spoken of: and be not negligent: but pray then comfort thyself for thy unto the Lord, and he will heaviness. I make thee whole.

| 18 For of heaviness com10 Leave off from sin, and eth death, and the heaviorder thy hands aright, and ness of the heart breaketh cleanse thy heart from all strength. wickedness.

19 In affliction also sorrow II Give a fwect favour, remaineth : and the life of and a memorial of fine flour: the poor is the curse of the and make a fat offering, as heart. not being.

I 20 Take no heaviness to 12 Then give place to heart: drive it away, and the physician, for the Lord remember the last end. hath created him : let him 21 Forget it not, for not go from thee, for thou there is no turning again : hast need of him.

thou shalt not do him good, 13 There is a time when but hurt thyself. in their hands there is good! 22 Remember my judgsuccess :

ment: for thine also shall be 14 For they shall also fo; yesterday for me, and pray unto the Lord, that he to-day for thee... would prosper that which 23 When the dead is at they give for ease and reme-rest, let his remembrance dy to prolong life.

rest, and be comforted for

25. Hat holdeth in the go.- gente to

him, when his spirit is de- ting at his work, and turne parted from him.

ing the wheel about with his 24 The wisdom of a learn-feet, who is alway carefully ed man cometh by opportu- set at his work : and maketh. nity of leisure : and he that all his work by number. hath little business Thall be- 30 He fashioneth the clay come wise.

with his arm, and boweth 25 How can he get wif-down his strength before his dom that holdeth the plough, feet: he applieth himself to and that glorieth in the goad; lead it over; and he is dilithat driveth oxen, and is oc- gent to make clean the fura cupied in their labours, and nace. whose talk is of bullocks?: 31 All these trust to their

26 He giveth his mind to hands : and every one is make furrows : and is dili-wise in his work. gent to give the kine fod- 32 Without these cannot der.

a city be inhabited: and they 27 So every carpenter shall not dwell where they and work-master that la- will, nor go up and down. boureth night and day: and 33 They shall not be they that cut and grave seals, fought for in publick counand are diligent to make fel, nor fit high in the congreat variety, and give gregation : they shall not fit themselves to counterfeit i-on the judges seat, nor unmagery, and watch to finish derstand the sentence of a work.

ljudgment: they cannot de28 The smith also sitting clare justice and judgment, by the anvil, and confidering and they shall not be found the iron work, the vapour of where parables are fpoken. the fire wasteth his flesh, and 34. But they will mainhe fighteth with the heat of tain the state of the world, the furnace : the noise of the and sall] their desire is in hammer and the anvil is ever the work of their craft. in his ears, and his eyes look still' upon the pattern of the

CHAP. XXXIX. thing that he maketh; he DUT he that giveth his setteth his mind to finish his ID mind to the law of the work, and watcheth to polish most High, and is occupied is perfectly.

in the meditation thereof, 29 So doth the potter fit- will seek out the wisdom of

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all all the ancient, and be occu- his memorial shall not depart pied in prophecies.

away, and his name shall live 2 He will keep the fay- from generation to generaings of the renowned men :tion. and where subtile parables 10 Nations shall shew are, he will be there also forth his wisdom, and the

3 He will seek out the congregation shall declare secrets of grave sentences, his praise. and be conversant in dark ni If he die, he shall leave parables.

a greater name than a thoui 4 He shall serve among fand : and if he live, he shall great men, and appear be-increase it. fore princes : he will travel 12 q Yet have I more to through strange countries, say, which I have thought for he hath tried the good upon, for I am filled as the and the evil among men. moon at the full.

5 He will give his heart 13 Hearken unto me, ye to resort early to the Lord holy children, and bud forth that made him, and will pray as a rose growing by the before the most High, and brook of the field : will open his mouth in pray- 14 And give ye a sweet er, and make supplication for favour as frankincense, and his sins.

Aourish as a lily, send forth 6 When the great Lord Ia smell, and sing a song of will, he shall be filled with praise, bless the Lord in all the spirit of understanding : This works. he shall pour out wise fen- 15 Magnify his name, tences, and give thanks un- and Thew forth his praise with to the Lord in his prayer. I the songs of your lips, and

7 He shall direct his coun- with harps, and in praising sel, and knowledge, and in him ye shall say after this his secrets shall he meditate. I manner :

8 He shall shew forth that 16 All the works of the which he hath learned, and Lord are exceeding good, shall glory in the law of the and whatsoever he commandcovenant of the Lord. eth shall be accomplished in

9 Many shall commend | due season. his understanding, and fo! 17 And none may say, long as the world endureth, What is this? wherefore is it shall not be blotted out; that? for at time convenient


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they shall all be sought out : 1 grape, and oil, and clothing. at his commandment the 27 All these things are waters stood as an heap, and for good to the godly; so to at the words of his mouth the finners they are turned the receptacles of waters. into evil.

18 At his commandment 28 There be fpirits that is done whatsoever pleaseth are created for vengeance, him, and none can hinder which in their fury lay on when he will save.

fore strokes; in the time of 19 The works of all Aesh, destruction they pour out are before him, and nothing their force, and appease the can be hid from his eyes. wrath of him that made

20 He feeth from ever-them. lasting to everlasting; and | 29 Fire and hail, and fa. there is nothing wonderfulmine and death, all these before him.

were created for vengeance; 21 A man need not to 30 Teeth of wild beasts, say, What is this? where- and scorpions, serpents, and fore is that? for he hath the sword, punishing the made all things for their wicked to destruction. uses.

[ 31 They shall rejoice in 22 His blessing covered his commandment, and they the dry land as a river, and shall be ready upon earth, watered it as a flood. when need is ; and when

23 As he hath turned the their time is come they shall waters into faltness : so shall not tranfgress his word. the heathen inherit his wrath. 32 Therefore from the

24 As his ways are plain beginning I was resolved, unto the holy, so are they and thought upon these stumbling-blocks unto the things, and have left them wicked.

in writing. 25 For the good are good 33 All the works of the things created from the be- Lord are good : and he will ginning: so evil things for give every needful thing in finners.

due season. 26 The principal things 34 So that a man cannot for the whole use of man's fay, 'This is worse than that: life, are water, fire, iron, and for in time they shall all be falt, flour of wheat, honey, well approved. milk, and the blood of the 35 And therefore praise

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