Obrazy na stronie

Bor, I will

his eyes.

Cautions against intemperance. PROVERBS, XXIV. The vineyard of the slothful, rod, he shall not die.

B.C. 1000. 11 If thou forbear to deliver them that 14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod,

are drawn unto death, and those that are and b shalt deliver his soul from hell.

a Ps. 82. 4. ready to be slain; 15 My son, ifc thine heart be wise, my

Is. 58. 6, 7. 12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it heart shall rejoice, even B mine.

61 Co. 5. 5.

not; doth not he that pondereth the heart 16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when chap. 29.3. consider it ? and he that keepeth thy soul, thy lips speak right things.

doth not he know it? and shalle not he ren. 17 Leta not thine heart envy_sinners :


der to every man according to his works? but be thou in the fear of the LORD ali ? Ps. 37. 1..3.

13 My son, eat thou honey, because it the day long.

73. 3, 17.

is good; and the honeycomb, which is

e Je. 32. 19. 18 For surely there is an y end; and

sweet 8 to thy taste: thine expectation shall not be cut off.

yor, reward.

14 Sof shall the knowledge of wisdom 19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, 8 upon thy be unto thy soul: when thou hastfound and guide thine hearto in the way.

palate. it, then there shall be a reward, and thy 20 Bei not among winebibbers; among

Ps. 19. 10.

expectation shall not be cut off. riotous eaters of 5 flesh:

119. 103. 15 Lay not wait, O wicked man, against 2. For the drunkard and the glutton / shap: 4:23. the dwelling of the righteous ; spoil not shall come to poverty: and drowsiness i Lu. 21. 34.

his resting place: shall clothe a man with rags.

Ro. 13. 13.

16 For a just man falleth seven times, 22 Hearkenk unto thy father that begat

Štheir flesh.
and riseth? up again:

butm the wicked thee, and despise not thy mother when

shall fall into mischief. she is old.

k chap.30.17.
Ep. 6.1, 2.

17 Rejoiceo not when thine enemy fall23 Buy" the truth, and sell it not; also I Mi. 7. 8.

eth, and let not thine heart be glad when wisdom,Pandinstruction,and understanding: m Am. 8. 14.

he stumbleth; 24 The fathery of the righteous shall n Is. 55. 1. 18 Lest the LORD see it, and it n displease greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a Mat. 13. 44. him, and he turn away his wrath from him. wise child shall have joy of him.

Re. 3. 18. 19 e Fret not thyself because of evil men, 25 Thy father and thy mother shall be Job 31: 29; neither be thou envious at the wicked; glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice. p . 20 For there shall be no reward to the 26 My son, give me thine heart," and a chap. 16. 1. evil man; the

< candle of the wicked shall

15.20. let thine eyes observe my ways.

n be evil in

be put out. 27 For å whore is a deep ditch ;' and

21 My son, feart thou the LORD and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

0 or, keep not the king; and meddle not with u them 28 She also lieth« in wait as for a prey, company

that are given to change : and increaseth the transgressors among men. with the 22 For their calamity shall rise sud

29 Who hath woe ?u who hath sorrow ? wicked. denly; and who knoweth the ruin of them who hath contentions? who hath bab- Ps. 119.2. both ? bling? who hath wounds without cause ?

kor, lamp. 23 These things also belong to the wise. who hath redness of eyes ?

schap. 22.14.

It is notw good to have respect of persons 30 They that tarry long at the wine; t1 Pe.2.13..17 in judgment. they that go to seek mixed wine.

u chap. 7.12. 24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou 31 Look not thou upon the wine when nor, a rob- art righteous; hii shall the people curse, it is red, when it giveth his colour in the ber.

nations shall abhor him: cup, when it moveth itself aright.

u changers. 25 But to them that rebuke him shall 32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, 'v Is. 5.11, 22. be delight, and a good blessing shall and stingeth like an vadder.

Hab. 2. 5.

come upon them. 33 Thine eyes shall behold strange wo

w Le. 19. 15. 26 Every man shall kiss his lips that men, and thine heart shall utter perverse vor, a cocka-e giveth a right answer. things.


27 Prepare thy work without, and make 34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth a blessing of it fit for thyself in the field ; and afterdown in the midst of the sea, or as he good. wards build thine house. that lieth upon the top of a mast.

panswereth 28 Be not a witness against thy neigh35 They have stricken* me, shalt thou right words. bour without cause; and deceive not say, and I was not sick; they have beaten oheart. with thy lips. me, and I felt it not: when shall I * Je. 5. 3. 29 Say: not, I will do so to him as he awake ? Iy will seek it yet again.

I knew.

hath done to me: I will render to the CHAPTER XXIV.

y Is. 56. 12. BE not thou enviousa against evil men,

man according to his work.

z Mat.5.39,44 30 I went by the field of the slothful, neither desire to be with them.

Ro.12.17, 19 and by the vineyard of the man void of 2 For their heart studieth destruction, a verse 19. understanding; and their lipso talk of mischief.

chap.23.17. 6 Ps. 10. 7.

31 And, lo, it was all grown over with 3 Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established :

c chap. 14.1. thorns, and nettles had covered the face

d chap.20.15. thereof, and the stone wall thereof was 4 And by knowledge shall the chambers

broken down. be filled with all precious and pleasant heart.

32 Then I saw, and considered it well: riches. 5 Ae wise man is x strong; yea, a man xin strength. little folding

of the hands

to sleep: e chap.21.22. I looked upon it, and received instruction.

33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a of knowledge y increaseth strength. 6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make

y strength-
eneth might.

34 So shall thy poverty come as one thy war, and in multitude of counsellors Ba man of that travelleth; and thy want as B an there is safety.


armed man. 7 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he


Ps. 10, 5. openeth not his mouth in the gate.

THESE 8 He that deviseth 9 to do evil shall be " Mat. 5. 28. which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah

are also proverbs of Solomon,

y chap. 14.22. called a mischievous person.

i De. 29. 29. copied out. 9 The thoughth of foolishness is sin: k He. 12.5. 2 Iti is the glory of God to conceal a and the scorner is an abomination to men. ? Job 29. 16. thing: but the honour of kings is to search

10 If thou faints in the day of adver- y narrow. out a matter. sity, thy strength is y small.

3 The heaven for height, and the earth

set my



801 8.

upon his

Humility and forgiveness of crimes. PROVERBS, XXVII. Slothfulness, strife, fc. for depth, and the heart of kings Bis un- B. C. 700. 2 As the bird by wandering, as the searchable.

swallow by flying, so the curse 4 Take away the dross from the silver, and B there is no less a shall not come. there shall come forth a vessel for the finer. searching

3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the 15 Take away the wicked from before the a Nu. 23. 8.

ass, and a rod for the fool's back. king, and his throne shall be established y Set not out

4 Answer not a fool according to his in righteousness.

Lu.14.8.10. folly, lest thou also be like unto him. 6 y Put noto forth thyself in the pre- c Mat. 21. 24.

5 Answer a fool according to his folly, sence of the king, and stand not in the : eyes. lest he be wise in his own & conceit. place of great men:

Šor, violence.

6 He that sendeth a message by the 7 For better it is that it be said unto n lifted up. hand of a fool, cutteth off the feet, and thee, Come up hither;, than that thou d chap.17.14. drinketh $damage. shouldest be put lower in the presence of or, putteth 7 The legs of the lame are not equal; the prince whom thine eyes have seen. a precious so is a parable in the mouth of fools. 8 God not forth hastily to strive, lest

stone in 8 As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, thou know not what to do in the end there. an heap so is he that giveth honour to a fool. of, when thy neighbour hath put thee to

of stones.

9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of

e Mat. 5. 25. shame.

18. 15.

a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth 9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour

Kthe secret

of fools. himself ;e and discover not ka secret to

of another. 10 ~ The great God, that formed all another;

A great things, both rewardeth the fool, and re10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to man griev., wardeth transgressors. shame, and thine infamy turn not away. eth all; and 11 Ass a dog returneth to his vomit, 11 A word u fitly spoken is like apples

he hireth

so a fool v returneth to his folly. of gold in pictures of silver.

the fool, he 12 Seest thou a man wise in his own

hireth also 12. As an earring of gold, and an orna

conceit po there is more hope of a fool menth of fine gold, so is a wise reprover


than of him. upon an obedient ear.

13. The slothful man saith, There is a 13 As the cold of snow in the time of 12 Pe. 2. 22. lion in the way, a lion is in the streets. harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them u spoken. 14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, that send him ; for he refresheth the soul


so doth the slothful upon his bed. of his masters.

viterateth. 15 The slothful hideth his hand in his 14 Whoso hoastethi himself ? of a false 9 Re. 3. 17. bosom; pit grieveth him to bring it again gift is like cloudsk and wind without rain. h chap.1.8,9. to his mouth.

15 By long forbearing is a prince per- Lu.18.10,&c 16 The sluggard is wiser in his own suaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the nin a gift of conceit than seven men that can render bone.


a reason, 16 Hast thou found honey ? eat so much por, he is 17 He that passeth by, and meddleth as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled weary.

with strife belonging not to him, is like

k Jude 12. therewith, and vomit it.

one that taketh a dog by the ears. 17, Withdraw thy foot from thy neigh-cor, is en- 18 As a mad man who casteth • firebour's house;

he be X weary of thee,
and so hate thee.

brands, arrows, and death,
tor, Let thy
foot be

19 So is the man that deceiveth his 18 A man that beareth false witness seldom in. neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport? against his neighbour is a maul, and a p flames, or, 20 Where y no wood is, there the fire sword, and a sharp arrow.

sparks. goeth out; so where there is no B tale19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in Xfull. bearer, the strife y ceaseth. time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and Ps. 57. 4. 21 As coals are to burning coals, and a foot out of joint.

Hy without wood to fire; so is a contentious man to 20 As he that taketh away a garment wood. kindle strife. in cold weather, and as vinegar upon Bor, whis- 22 The words of a talebearer are as nitre, 80 is he that singeth songs to an perer. wounds, and they go down into the 8 inheavy heart.

nermost parts of the belly. 21 Ifm thine enemy be hungry, give

& chambers. 23 Burning lips, and a wicked heart, are him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, m Ex. 23.4, 5. like a potsherd covered with silver dross, give him water to drink :


24 He that hateth 5 dissembleth with his 22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire Ro. 12. 20. lips, and layeth up deceit within him ; upon his head, and the LORD shall re- Šor, is known.

25 When he n speaketh fair, believe him wardn thee.

n 2 Sa. 16. 12. not; for there are seven abominations in 23 The north wind e driveth away rain;


his heart.

his voice so doth an angry countenance a back

26 Whose < hatred is covered by deceit, biting tongue.

gracious. 24 °It is better to dwell in the corner of

his wickedness shall be shewed before oor, bringeth forth

the whole congregation. the housetop, than with a brawling wo- rain; 80

27 Whoso o diggeth a pit shall fall thereman, and in a wide house.

doth a

in; and he that rolleth a stone, it will 25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so backbiting return upon him. is good news from a far country,

tongue an 28 A lying tongue hateth those that are 26 A righteous man falling down be- angry coun- afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth fore the wicked is as a troubled fountain,


worketh ruin. and a corrupt spring.

hatred kor,


is covered 27. It is not good to eat much honey;

BOAST note thyself of a to morrow;

in secret. so for men to search their own glory is o P8.7.15,16. for thou knowest not what a day may not glory.

p Lu. 12. 19. bring forth. 28 He that hath no rule over his own Ja. 4.13..16. 2 Let another! man praise thee, and spirit is like a city that is broken down, a to morrow not thine own mouth; a stranger, and and without walls.

day. not thine own lips. CHAPTER XXVI.

a chap.25.27. 3 A stone is a heavy, and the sand As

snow in summer, and as rain in harm heaviness. weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier vest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

than them both.

y is silent,



K by in.




The reward of prudence. PROVERBS, XXVIII.

Covetousness censured. 4 Wrath is B cruel, and anger ris out- B. 0. 700. but theya that seek the LORD understand rageous; but who is able to stand before

all things.

a John 7. 17. envy ?

6 Better is the poor that walketh in his 5 Openc rebuke is better than secret 1 Co. 2,15; uprightness, than he that is perverse in love.

1Jno.2.20,27 his ways, though he be rich. 6 Faithfuld are the wounds of a friend ; B cruelty. 7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but the kisses of an enemy are 5 deceitful. yan over

but he that ris a companion of riotous 7 The full soul e loatheth an honey- 61 John3.12. men shameth his father. comb; bute to the hungry soul every 3 jealousy, 8 Hes that by usury and «unjust gain bitter thing is sweet.

chap. 6.'34. increaseth his substance, he shall gather 8 As a bird that wandereth from her chap.28.23. it for him that will pity the poor. nest, so is a man that wandereth from a Ps. 141. 5. 9 He, that turneth away his ear from his place.

Searnest, or, hearing the law, even his prayer shall be 9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the frequent. abomination. heart;, so doth the sweetness of a man's nor, feedeth 10 Whoso causeth the righteous to go friend'^ by hearty counsel.

o treadeth

astray in an evil way, he shall fall him10 Thine own friend, and thy father's

under foot.

self into his own pit: but the upright friend, forsake not; neither go into thy

shall have good things in possession..

e Job 6. 7. brother's house in the day of thy cala

11 The rich man is wise in M his own

s Job 27. 16. mity: for better" is a neighbour that is

conceit; but the poor that hath undernear than a brother far off.

standing searcheth him out. 11 My son, be wise, and make my heart Zec. 7. 11. 12 When righteous men do rejoice, there glad, that I may answer him that re- from the

is great glory: but when the wicked rise, proacheth me.

counsel of

a man is v hidden. 12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, the soul.

13 He that covereth his sins shall not and hideth himself: but the simple pass h chap. 18.24. prosper ; but whoso confesseth and for. on, and are punished.

Me his eyes.

saketh them shall have mercy. 13 Take his garment that is surety for ich.23.15,24. 14 Happy is the man that feareth ala stranger, and take a pledge of him for vor, sought way: but hem that hardeneth his heart a strange woman.

for. shall fall into mischief.

k Ps. 57.1..3. 14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning,

? Ps. 32. 3, 5: bear;

so is a wicked ruler over the poor

15 As a roaring lion, and a ranging

1Jno.1.8..10 it shall be counted a curse to him.

m Ro. 2. 5.

people. 15 A continualdropping in a very rainy

* chap.19.13. 16 The prince that wanteth underday, and a contentious woman, are alike. 01 Co.9.7,13. standing, is also a great oppressor : but

16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the p Ps. 84. 11. he that hateth covetousness shall prolong wind, and the ointment of his right © Mar. 10.43. his days. hand, which bewrayeth itself.

Col. 3. 22. 17 A man that doeth violence to the 17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so

1 Pe.2.18,21 blood of any person, shall flee to the pit; sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

rchap.30.16. let no man stay him. 18 Whosoo keepeth the fig tree shall not. 18 Whoso walketh uprightlyp shall be eat the fruit thereof; so he that waiteth

8 Ec. 1. 8. saved: but he that is perverse in his ways on his master shall be honoured.

por, un

shall fall at once. 19 As in water face answereth to face,

punished. 19 He that tilleth his land shall have

t Is. 1. 5. so the heart of man to man.

Je. 5. 3.

plenty of bread: but he that followeth 20 Hellr and destruction are never u1 Ti. 6. 9. after vain persons shall have poverty full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

oor, kath

enough. 21 As the fining pot for silver, and the

an evil

20 À faithful man shall abound with furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise. hasteth to blessings : but he that maketh haste to

22 Thought thou shouldest bray a fool in be rich, be rich shall not be pinnocent. a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet set thy 21 To have respect of persons is not

heart. will not his foolishness depart from him.

good; for, for a piece of bread that man 23 Be thou diligent to know the state of strength.

will transgress. thy flocks, and look well to thy herds ;

v Ja. 1.10,11. 22 He« that o hasteth to be rich hath 24 For riches are not for ever: and doth xgenera- an evil eye, and considereth not that the crown endure to X every generation ?

tion and

poverty shall come upon him. 25 The hay appeareth, and the tender


23 He that rebuketh a man, afterwards grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the - Ps. 104. 14. shall find more favour than he that flatmountains are gathered :

man de

tereth with the tongue. 26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and


24 Whoso robbeth his father or his the goats are the price of the field;

Blife. 27 And thou shalt have goats' milk

* Le.26.17,36 sion; the same is the companion of a

mother, and saith, It is no transgres

Ps. 53. 5. enough for thy food, for the food of thy

y destroyer. household, and for the B maintenance for yor, men thy maidens.

of under.

25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth


up strife: but he that putteth his trust THE wicked flee when* no man pursu

and wisdom in the LORD shall be made fat.

26 He that trusteth in his own heart eth: but the righteous are bold as a lion. likewise be is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he

2 For the transgression of a land many v Mat.18.28.. shall be delivered. are the princes thereof: but by Ya man

30. 27 He that giveth unto the poor shall of understanding and knowledge the state 8 without not lack: but he that hideth his eyes thereof shall be prolonged.

food shall have many a curse. 3 A poor y man that oppresseth the - Ps. 10. 3. 28 When the wicked rise, men bide poor is like a sweeping rain, 3 which leav- S A man of themselves; but when they perish, the eth no food.

reproofs. righteous increase. 4 They: that forsake the law praise the a Ep. 5. 11.

CHAPTER XXIX. wicked but such as keep the law contend 01 Sa. 2. 34. HE Sthat, being, often reproved, hardwith a them.

c Ps. 92. 6. eneth his neck, shall suddenly be de5 Evilo men understand not judgment:

stroyed, and that without remedy.


shall they

Bor, in

d chap. 10. 1. him.



Parental discipline, fc.

The words of Agur. 2 When the righteous are B in autho- B. C. 700. waters in a garment? who hath estarity, the people rejoice :a but when the

blished all the ends of the earth? what is wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

his name, and what b is his son's name, if 3 Whoso d loveth wisdom rejoiceth his


thou canst tell?

a Es. 8. 15. father : but hee that keepeth company

5 Every word of God is y pure: he is a

b Is. 53. 8. with harlots spendeth his substance.

cEs. 3. 15.

shield unto them that put their trust in 4 The king by, judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

6 Addy thou not unto his words, lest y purified, Ps. 12. 6.

he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar. 5 A man that flattereth his neighbour Lu.15.13,30 7 Two things have I required of thee; spreadeth a net for his feet.

Ps. 84. 11. Śdeny me them not before I die; 6 In the transgression of an evil man 115.9..11. 8 Remove far from me vanity and lies; there is a snare: but the righteous doth Re.22.18,19. give me neither poverty nor riches ; feed sing and rejoice.

8 a man of me with food n convenient for me; 7 The righteous considereth the cause of the oblations. 9 Lesti I be full, and deny thee, and say, poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it. S withhold Who

is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and 8 Scornful men « bring a city into a

not from

steal, and take the name of my God in vain. snare: but wise men turn awayk wrath.

10 Accused not a servant unto his master, 9 If a wise man contendeth with a Job 18.8.10. lest he curse thee, and thou be found guilty.

ካ 9 foolish man, whether he rage or laugh,


11 There is a generation that curseth their there is no rest.

i Ne.9.25,26. father, and doth not bless their mother. 10 The u bloodthirsty, hate? the up- Obelie. 12 There is a generation that are pure right: but the just seek his soul.

kor, set a

in their own eyes, and yet m is not 11 A fool uttereth all his mind: but a city on fire. washed from their filthiness. wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. hurt not

13 There is a generation, O how lofty are 12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his ser

with thy

their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up. vants are wicked.

k Eze. 22. 30.

14 There is a generation whose teeth 13 The poor and the v deceitful man

M men of

are as swords, and their jaw teeth as meet together: the LORD" lighteneth blood. knives, to devour the poor from off the both their eyes.

12 Ch. 18.7: earth, and the needy from among men, 14 The king that faithfullyjudgeth the poor, 1 John 3.12, 15 The horseleach hath two daughters, his throne shall be established for P ever.

13. crying, Give, give. There are three things 15 The rod and reproof give wisdom; Lu. 18. 11, that are never satisfied, yea, four things

&c. but a child left to himself bringeth his

say not, * It is enough. mother to shame.

v or, usurer,
Mat. 9. 9.

16 The grave;? and the barren womb; 16 When the wicked are multiplied, 1 Co. 6. 10. the earth that is not filled with water; transgression increaseth: but the right

Ep. 2. 1.

and the fire that saith not, It is enough. eous shall see their fall.

o Am. 8. 4. 17 Ther eye that mocketh at his father, 17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee Hab. 3. 14. and despiseth to obey his mother, the rest: yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. P Ps. 89. 2. ravens of the p valley shall pick it out,

18 Where there is no vision, the people T wealth. and the young eagles shall eat it. perish; butt he that keepeth the law, . Hab. 2. 5. 18 There be three things which are too happy is he.

r chap.20.20. wonderful for me, yea, four, which I 19 A servant will not be corrected by

Ge.9.22,25. know not:

Le. 20. 9. words: for though he understand, he will

19 The way of an eagle in the air, the not answer.

way of a serpent upon a rock, the way of 20 Şeest thou a man that is hasty in his •1 Sa. 3, 1,

a ship in the midst of the sea, and the * words? there is more hope of a fool than or, is made way of a man with a maid. of him.


20 Such is the way of an adulterous wo. 21 He that delicately bringeth up his t Ps. 119. 2. man; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, servant from a child, shall have him be- Tor, matters. and saith, I have done nou wickedness. come his son at the length.

heart. 21 For three things the earth is disqui22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a « chap. 7. 14. eted, and for four which it cannot bear : furious man aboundeth in transgression. v Da.5.20,21.

22 For a servant when her reigneth ; 23 Au man's pride shall bring him low: Mat. 23.12. and a fool when he is filled with meat; but honour shall uphold the humble in Ac. 12. 23. 23 For an odious woman when she is spirit.

Ja. 4. 10. married; and an handmaid that is heir 24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth w 2 Ki. 8. 12. to her mistress. his own soul : he heareth cursing, and *Ge. 12. 12. 24 There be four things which are little up

20. 11. bewrayeth it not.

y Eo. 7. 18.

on the earth, but they are Xexceeding wise: 25 The* fear of man bringeth a snare:

25 The ants: are a people not strong, yet buty whoso putteth his trust in the LORD xwise

, made they prepare

their meat in the summer shall be y safe.

Job 39.1,&c

26 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet 26 Many seek the Bruler's favour:a but .ch. 6.6,7. make they their houses in the rocks ; everyman's judgment cometh from the LORD.

27 The locusts have no king, yet go

y set on high. 27 An unjust man is an abomination

they forth all of them y by bands ; to the just; and he that is upright in the Bface of a

28 The spider taketh hold with her way is abomination to the wicked.

a Ps. 62. 12. hands, and is in kings' palaces. CHAPTER XXX.

6 Ps. 104. 18.

29 There be three things which go well, THE words of Agur the son of Jakeh, y gathered yea, four are comely in going : even the prophecy: the man spake unto


30 A lion, which is strongest among Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,

c Pš. 73. 22. beasts, and turneth not away for any; 2 Surely I am more brutisho than any man, 8 girt in the 31 A & greyhound; an he goat also; and and have not the understanding of a man. Loins, or, a

a king, against whom there is no rising up. 3 I neither learned wisdom, nor Śhave horse.

32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting the knowledge of the holy.

Ś know. up thyself, or if thou hast thought evil, 4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, a Job 40. 4. layd thine hand upon thy mouth. or descended? who hath gathered the Ro. 3. 19. 33 Şurely the churning of milk bringeth wind in his fists? who hath bound the

forth butter, and the wringing of the nose

por, brook.

Words of Lemuel's mother. PROVERBS, XXXI.

The virtuous woman. bringeth forth blood; so the forcing of B. C. 700. it; with the fruit of her hands she plantwrath bringeth forth strife.

eth a vineyard. CHAPTER XXXI.

a chap.17.14. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, THE words of king Lemuel, the pro- 62 Ti. 1. 5.

and strengtheneth her arms. phecy that his motherb taught him.

3. 15.

18 She B perceiveth that her merchan2 What, my son? and what, the son of

dise is good: her candle goeth not out my womb? and what, the son of my vows?

B tasteth.

by night. 3 Give not thy strength unto women, c Ho. 4. 11. 19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, nor thy ways to thatc which destroyeth

and her hands hold the distaff.

y spreadeth. kings.

20 She y stretcheth out her hand to the 4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is a Ps. 41. 1. poor;d yea, she reacheth forth her hands

He. 13. 16. not for kings to drink wine, nor for prin

to the needy.

e Hab. 2.5. ces strong drink;

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her 5 Lestë they drink, and forget the law,

household; for all her household are

dor, double and Śpervert" the judgment of n of


clothed with 8 scarlet. the afflicted.

22 She maketh herself coverings of 6 Give strong drink unto him that is Šalter.

tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. ready to perish, and wine unto those n all the 23 Her husband is known in the gates, that be of heavy hearts.

8ons of when he sitteth among the elders of the 7 Let him drink, and forget his poverty, affliction. land. and remember his misery no more.

@bitter of

24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth 8 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the soul, it; and delivereth girdles unto the mercause of all k such as are appointed to 1 Sa. 1. 10. chant. destruction.

25 Strength and honour are her cloth9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously,

« the sons of. ing; and she shall rejoice in time to come. and plead the cause 9 of the poor and 11 Pe.3.1..6. 26 Shes openeth her mouth with wisneedy.

9 Job 29. 15, dom; and in her tongue is the law of 10 Whoh can find a virtuous i woman? 16. kindness. for her price is far above rubies.

Is. 1. 17. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her 11 The heart of her husband doth safely Je. 22. 16. household, and eateth not the bread of trust in her, so that he shall have no need k Ec. 7. 28. idleness. of spoil.

28 Her children arise up, and call her 12 She will do him good, and not evil, i chap. 12. 4. blessed; her husband also, and he praisall the days of her life.

dor, gotten

eth her. 13 She seeketh wool and flax, and


29 Many daughters have done vir. worketh willingly with her hands.

k Ec. 7. 18.

tuously, but thou excellest them all. 14 She is like the merchants' ships, she

12. 13.

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is bringeth her food from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night,

i Mat. 7. 16.. she shall* be praised.

vain; but a woman that feareth the LORD

20. and giveth meat to her household, and a

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands : portion to her maidens.

and let her own works praise her in the 16 She considereth a field, and a buyeth

u taketh.

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