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Of moral virtues,

PROVERBS, and their contrary urces is life; and in the pathway thereof, 21 Evil pursueth sinners : but to there is no death.

the righteous, good shall be repaid. CHAP. XIII.

22 A good man leaveth an inA

WISE son heareth his father's heritance to his children's children:

instruction : but a scorner hear- and the wealth of the sinner is laid eth not rebuke.

up for the just. 2 A man shall eat good by the 23 Much food is in the tillage of fruit of his mouth : but the soul of the poor: but there is that is de the transgressors shall eat violence. stroyed for want of judgment.

3 He that keepeth his mouth 24 He that spareth his rod hateth keepeth his life: but he that open- his son: but he that loveth him eth wide his lips shall have destruc- chasteneth him betimes. tion.

25 The righteous eateth to the 4 The soul of the sluggard de satisfying of his soul : but the belly sireth, and hath nothing but the of the wicked shall

want. soul of the diligent shall be made

CHAP. XIV. fat.

VERY wise woman buildeth but a wicked man is loathsome, plucketh it down with her hands. and cometh to shame.

2 He that walketh in his upright6 Righteousness keepeth him ness feareth the LORD: but he that that is upright in the way: but is perverse in his ways despiseth wickedness overthroweth the sin- him. ner.

3 In the mouth of the foolish is a 7 There is that maketh himself rod of pride: but the lips of the wise rich, yet hath nothing: there is shall preserve them. that maketh himself poor, yet hath 4 Where no oxen are, the crib is great riches.

clean: but much increase is by the 8 The ransom of a man's life are strength of the ox. his riches : but the poor heareth not 5 À faithful witness will not lie: rebuke.

but a false witness will utter lies. 9 The light of the righteous re 6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, joiceth: but the lamp of the

wicked and findeth it not: but knowledge shall be put out.

is easy unto him that understand10 Only by pride cometn con- eth. tention : but with the well-advised 7 Go from the presence of a fool is wisdom.

ish man, when thou perceivest not 11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall in him the lips of knowledge, be diminished: but he that gather 3 The wisdom of the prudent is eth by labour shall increase.

to understand his way: but the 12 Hope deferred maketh the folly of fools is deceit. heart sick: but when the desire 9 Fools make a mock at sin: but cometh, it is a tree of life.

among the righteous there is favour. 13 Whoso despiseth the word 10 The heart knoweth his own shall be destroyed: but he that bitterness; and a stranger doth not feareth the commandment shall be intermeddle with his joy. rewarded.

11 The house of the wicked shall 14 The law of the wise is a foun- be overthrown: but the tabernacle tain of life, to depart from the of the upright shall flourish. snares of death.

12 There is a way which seemeth 15 Good understanding giveth fa- right unto a man, but the end therevour: but the way of transgressors of are the ways of death. is hard.

13 Even in laughter the heart is 16 Every, prudent man dealeth sorrowful; and the end of that with knowledge: but a fool layeth mirth is heaviness. open his folly.

14 The backslider in heart shall 17 A wicked messenger falleth be filled with his own ways: and a înto mischief: but a faithful am- good man shall be satisfied from bassador is health.

himself. 18 Poverty and shame shall be to The simple believeth every him that refuseth instruction : but word: but tho prudent man lookhe that regardeth reproof shall be eth well to his going. honoured.

16 A wise man feareth, and do19 The desire accomplished is parteth from evil : but the fool sweet to the soul : but it is abomi- rageth, and is confident. nation to fools to depart from evil. 17 He that is soon angry dealeth

20 He that walketh with wise foolishly: and a man of wicked men shall be wise ; but a com- devices is hated. panion of fools shall be destroyed. 18 The simple inherit folly : but

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CIIAP. XV. and their contrary vices the prudent are crowned with. 5 A fool despiseth his father's knowledge.

instruction: but he that regardeth 19 The evil bow before the good; reproof is prudent. and the wicked at the gates of the • In the house of the righteous is righteous.

much treasure : but in the revenues 20 The poor is hated even of his of the wicked is trouble. own neighbour: but the rich hath 7 The lips of the wise disperse many friends.

knowledge: but the heart of the 21 He that despiseth his neigh- foolish doeth not so. bour sinneth: but he that hath 8 The sacrifice of the wicked is mercy on the poor, happy is he. an abomination to the LORD : but

22 Do they not err that devise the prayer of the upright is his cvil ? but mercy and truth shall be delight. to them that devise good.

9 The way of the wicked is an 23 In all labour there is profit: abomination unto the LORD; but but the talk of the lips tendeth only he loveth him that followeth after to penury.

righteousness. 24 The crown of the wise is their 10 Correction is grievous unto riches : but the foolishness of fools him that forsaketh the way: and is folly.

he that hateth reproof shall die. 25 A true witness delivereth 11 Hell and destruction are besouls: but a deceitful witness fore the LORD: how much more speaketh lies.

then the hearts of the children of 26 In the fear of the LORD is men ? strong, confidence: and his chil 12 A scorner loveth not one that dren shall have a place of refuge. reproveth him : neither will he go

27 The fear of the LORD is a unto the wise. fountain of life, to depart from the 13 A merry heart maketh a shares of death.

cheerful countenance : but by sor 28 In the multitude of people is row of the heart the spirit is bro the king's honour: but in the want ken. of people is the destruction of the 14 The heart of him that hath prince.

understanding seeketh knowledge : 29 He that is slow to wrath is but the mouth of fools feodeth on of great understanding : but he that foolishness. 18 hasty of spirit exalteth folly. 15 All the days of the afflicted

30 A sound heart is the life of the are evil: but he that is of a merry flesh: but envy the rottenness of heart hath a continual feast. the bones.

16 Better is little with the fear of 31 He that oppresseth the poor the LORD, than great treasure and reproacheth his Maker: but he that trouble therewith. honoureth him hath mercy on the 17 Better is a dinner of herbs poor.

where love is, than a stalled ox and 32 The wicked is driven away hatred therewith. in his wickedness: but the righte 18 A wrathful man stirreth up ous hath hope in his death. strife: but he that is slow to anger

33 Wisdom resteth in the heart appeaseth strife. of him that hath understanding : 19 The way of the slothful man is but that which is in the midst of as a hedge of thorns: but the way tools is made known.

of the righteous is made plain. 34 Righteousness exalteth a na 20 A wise son maketh a glad fation: but sin is a reproach to any ther: but a foolish man despiseth people.

his mother. 35. The king's favour is toward 21 Folly is joy to him that is desa wise servant : but his wrath is titute of wisdom: but a man of un against him that causeth shame. derstanding walketh uprightly. CHAP. XV.

22 Without counsel purposes are SOFT answer turneth away disappointed : but in the multitude

wrath: but grievous words stir of couns they are established. up anger.

23 A man bath joy by the answer 2 The tongue of the wise useth of his mouth : and a word spoken knowledge aright: but the mouth in due season, how good is it! of fools poureth out foolishness. 24 The way of life is above to

3 The eyes of the LORD are in the wise, that he may depart from every place, beholding the evil and hell beneath. he good.

25 The LORD will destroy the 4 A wholesome tongue is a tree house of the proud: but he will -f life : but perverseness therein is establish the border of the widow. breach in the spirit.

26 The thoughts of the wicked



Sundry moral maxims. PROVERBS, Of covetousness, 4: are an abomination to the LORD: messengers of death: but a wise but the words of the pure are plea- man will pacify it. sant words.

15 In the light of the king's 27 He that is greedy of gain countenance is life, and his favou troubleth his own house; but he is as a cloud of the latter rain. that hateth gifts shall live.

16 How much better is it to get 28. The heart of the righteous wisdom than gold ? and to get un studieth to answer : but the mouth derstanding rather to be chosen than of the wicked poureth out evil silver ? things.

17 The higuway of the upright 29 The LORD is far from the is to depart from evil: be that wicked: but he heareth the prayer keepeth his way preserveth his .

soul. 30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth 18 Pride goeth before destructhe heart and a good report tion, and a haughty spirit before a maketh the bones fat.

fall. 31 The ear that heareth the re 19 Better it is to be of an humproof of life abideth among the ble spirit with the lowly, than to wise.

divide the spoil with the proud. 32 He that refuseth instruction 20 He that handleth & mat despiseth his own soul : but he that ter wisely shall find good and heareth reproof getteth understand whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy ing

is he. 33 The fear of the LORD is the 21 The wise in heart shall be instruction of wisdom; and before called prudent: and the sweetness honour is humility.

of the lips increaseth learning. CHAP. XVI.

2 Understanding is a well-spring THE preparations of the heart of life unto him that hath jit: but the tongue, is from the LORD.

23 The heart of the wise tea cheth All the ways of a man are his mouth and addeth learning to clean in his own eyes; but the his lips. LORD weigheth the spirits.

Ä Pleasant words are as a honey 3 Commit thy works unto the comb, sweet to the soul, and health LORD, and thy thoughts shall be to the bones, established.

25 There is a way that seemeth 4 The LORD hath made all things right unto a man, but the end therefor himself: yea, even the wicked of are the ways of death. for the day of evil.

26 He that laboureth, laboureth 5 Every one that is proud in for himself; for his mouth craveth heart is an abomination to the it of him. LORD ; though hand join in hand, 27 An ungodly man diggeth up he shall not be unpunished. evil: and in his lips there is as a

6 By mercy and truth iniquity is burning fire. purged: and by the fear of the LORD 28 A froward man soweth strife: men depart from evil.

and a whisperer separateth chief 7 When a man's ways please the friends. LORD, he maketh even his enemies 29 A violent man enticeth his to be at peace with him.

neighbour, and leadeth him into 8 Better is a little with righteous- the way that is not good. ness, than great revenues without 30 He shutteth his eyes to devise right.

froward things: moving his lips by 9 A man's heart deviseth his bringeth evil

to pass. way: but the LORD directeth his 31 The hoary head is a crown of steps.

glory, if it be found in the way of 10 A divine sentence is in the righteousness. lips of the king: his mouth trans 32 He that is slow to anger is gresseth not in judgment.

better than the mighty; and he that 11 A just weight and balance are ruloth his spirit, than he that taketh the Lord's: all the weights of the a city. bag are his work.

33 The lot is cast into the lap; but 12 It is an abomination to kings the whole disposing thereof is of to commit wickedness: for the the LORD. throne is established by righteous

CHAP. XVII. ness.

Righteous lips are the delight BEUTER is a dry morsel, and of kings; and they love him that house full of sacrifices with strife. speaketh right.

2 A wise servant shall have rule 14 The wrath of a king is as lover a son that causeth shame.

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Of wisdom and folly. CHAP. XVIII. Sundry moral marims and shall have part of the inherit 23.A wicked man taketh a gift ance among the brethren.

out of the bosom to pervert the 3 The fining-pot is for silver, and ways of judgment. the furnace for gold: but the LORD 4 Wisdom is before him that trieth the hearts.

hath understanding; but the eyes 4 A wicked doer giveth heed to of a fool are in the ends of the false lips; and a liar giveth ear to earth. a naughty tongue.

25 A foolish son is a grief to his 5 Whoso mocketh the poor re- father, and bitterness to her that proacheth his Maker: and he that bare him. is glad at calamities shall not be 26 Also to punish the just is not unpunished.

good, nor to strike princes for 6 Children's children are the equity. crown of old men; and the glory 27 He that hath knowledge of children are their fathers. spareth his words: and a man of

7 Excellent speech becometh not understanding is of an excellent a fool: much less do lying lips a spirit. prince.

28 Even a fool, when he holdeth 8 A gift is as a precious stone in his peace, is counted wise: and he the eyes of him that hath it: whi- that shutteth his lips is esteemed a thersoever it turneth, it prog- man of understanding. pereth.

CHAP. XVIII. sion lovehe that re ving separated himself, seek peateth a matter, separateth very eth and intermeddleth with all friends.

wisdom, 10 A reproof entereth more into 2 A fool bath no delight in una wise man than a hundred stripes derstanding, but that his heart may into a fool.

discover itself. 11 An evil man seeketh only re 3 When the wicked cometh, then bellion: therefore a cruel messen-cometh also contempt, and with igger shall be sent against him. nominy reproach.

12 Let a bear robbed of her 4 The words of a man's mouth whelps meet a man, rather than a are as deep waters, and the wellfool in his folly.

spring of wisdom as a flowing 13 Whoso rewardeth eyil for brook. good, evil shall not depart from his 5 It is not good to accept the house.

person of the wicked, to overthrow 14 The beginning of strife is as the righteous in judgment. when one letteth out water: there 6 A fool's lips enter into conten fore leave off contention, before it tion, and his mouth calleth for be meddled with.

strokes. 15 He that justifieth the wicked, 7 A fool's mouth is his destrucand he that condemneth the just, tion, and his lips are the snare of even they both are abomination to his soul. the LORD.

8 The words of a tale-bearer are 16 Wherefore is there a price in as wounds, and they go down into the hand of a fool to get wisdom, the innermost parts of the belly. seeing he hath no heart to it? 9 He also that is slothful in his

17 A friend loveth at all times, work is brother to him that is a and a brother is born for adver- great waster. sity.

10 The name of the LORD is a 1$ A mạn void of understanding strong tower : the righteous runstriketh hands, and becometh neth into it, and is safe. surety in the presence of his 11 The rich man's wealth is his friend.

strong city, and as a high wall in 19 He loveth transgression that his own conceit. loveth strife: and he that exalteth 12 Before destruction the heart his gate seeketh destruction. of man iş haughty, and before

20 He that hath a froward heart honour is humility. findeth no good: and he that hath 13 He that answereth a matter 1 perverse tongue falleth into mig-before he heareth it, it is folly and hief.

shame unto him. 21 He that begetteth a fool doeth 14 The spirit of a man will sus; t to his sorrow and the father of tain his infirmity; but a wounded fool hath no joy.

spirit who can bear ? 22 A merry heart doeth good like 15 The heart of the prudent get

medicine : but a broken spirit teth knowledge; and the ear of Irieth the bones.

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Of moral virtues,

PROVERBS, and their contrary dico 16 A man's gift maketh room for 13 A foolish son is the calamity him, and bringeth him before great of his father: and the contentios men.

of a wife are a continual dro 17 He that is first in his own ping. cause seemeth just; but his neigh 14 House and riches are the i bour cometh and searcheth him. heritance of fathers: and a pruder

. 18 The lot causeth contentions wife is from the LORD. to cease, and parteth between the 15 Slothfulness casteth into ? mighty.

deep sleep; and an idle soul sha. 19 A brother offended is harder suffer hunger. to be won than a strong city; and 16 He that keepeth the con their contentions are like the bars mandment keepeth his own soul of a castle.

but he that despiseth his ways sha! 20 A man's belly shall be satis- die. fied with the fruit of his mouth; 17 He that hath pity upon the and with the increase of his lips poor, lendeth unto ine LORD, an shall he be filled.

that which he hath given will be 21 Death and life are in the power pay him again. of the tongue: and they that love 18 Chasten thy son while there it shall eat the fruit thereof. is hope, and let not thy soul spare

22 Whoso findeth a wife, findeth for his crying. a good thing, and obtaineth fa 19 A man of great wrath sball vour of the LORD.

suffer punishment: for if thou de 23 The poor useth entreaties; but liver him, yet thou must do it the rich answereth roughly. again.

24 A man that hath friends must 20 Hear counsel, and receive inshew himself friendly: and there is struction, that thou mayest be wise a friend that sticketh closer than a in thy latter end. brother.

21 There are many devices in a CHAP. XIX.

man's heart; nevertheless the BETTER is the poor that walk. counsel of the Lord, that shall that is perverse in his lips, and is a 2 The desire of a man is his fool.

kindness: and a poor man is better 2 Also, that the soul be without than a liar. knowledge, it is not good; and he 23 The fear of the LORD tendeth that hasteth with his feet sinneth. to life: and he that hath it shall

3 The foolishness of man per- abide satisfied; he shall not be vi verteth his way: and his heart fret-sited with evil. teth against the LORD.

24 A slothful man hideth his 4 Wealth maketh many friends; hand in his bosom, and will not but the poor is separated from his so much as bring it to his mouth neighbour.

again. 5 A false witness shall not be un 25 Smite a scorner, and the simpunished, and he that speaketh lies ple will beware: and reprove one shall not escape.

that hath understanding, and he 6 Many will entreat the favour will understand knowledge. of the prince: and every man is a 26 He that wasteth his father, friend to him that giveth gifts. and chaseth away his mother, is

7 All the brethren of the poor do a son that causeth shame, and hate him: how much more do his bringeth reproach. friends go far from him ? he pur 27 Cease, my son, to hear the sueth them with words, yet they are instruction that causeth to err from wanting to him.

the words of knowledge. 8 He that getteth wisdom loveth 28 An ungodly witness scorneth his own soul: he that keepeth un- judgment : and the mouth of the derstanding shall find good. wicked devoureth iniquity.

9 A false witness shall not be un 29 Judgments are prepared for punished, and he that speaketh lies scorers, and stripes for the back of shall perish.

fools. 10 Delight is not seemly for a

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11 The discretion of a man de- soever is deceived thereby is not ferreth his anger; and it is his wise. glory to pass over a transgression. 2 The fear of a king is as the

12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh roaring of a lion; but his favour is him to anger sinneth against his as dew upon the grass.

own soul.

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