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When thou liest down, thou shalt | not :be | terrified But thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be

sweet.

SELECTED FROM PROVERBS III, IV,

08.

DOTH not | Wisdom cry?
And Understanding utter her voice!
“Unto you o men, | call,
And my voice is / to the sins of men.
I Wisdom | dwell with | Prudence ;
And the knowledge of wise counsels | I find out,
! far the Lord'; I hate | evil :
Pride and arrogance, and the way of evil, and the

fruward | mouth / do I hate.
Counsel is mine, and sound | wisdom ;
I have understanding, I have | strength.
By me | kings | reign,
And counsellors de cree justice.
v me princes | rule and s nobles ;
Even ali the judges of the earth.
I love them that love me,
And thise that seek me | early I shall | find me.
The Lord passessed me in the beginning of his way,
Before his works cfcld.
When he was preparing the heavens, | I was there :
When he was setting a compass upon the i face of

the | deep. When he wis giving to the sea | his del cree, Tad the wsieji shuid | n pass over their / cast;

When he was appointing the foundation of the

earth, Then was I | near him, I Brought up | by him; Inen was I daily | his de | light, Rejoicing always before him, Rejoicing in the habitable part of the earth, And my delights were | with the / sons of men. Now therefore, my sons, I hear ye / me; Since happy are they who keep my ways. Hear ye instruction, / and be wise, And ie lject - it not. For whoso findeth me, I findeth | life, And shall obtain | favour | from the Lord. But he who wandereih from me dyeth violence to 1

his own soul; All who | hatė | me, love | death.

SELECTED FROM PROVERBS VIII.

69.

THE eyes of the Lord are in every | place,
Beholding the evil | and the good.
The

grave and destruction det before the | Lord, How much more the hearts of the children of |

men !

All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes ;
But the Lord weigheth the spirits.
The Lord maketh every thing suited | to its | purposes
So, even the wicked man | to the day of evil.
The fully of a man per i verteth his way;
Yet his heartfreiteth against the Lord.

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Wisdom is nothing, under | standing | nothing,
Counsel nothing, against the Lord.

He who loveth purity of heart
Hath | grace | on his | lips.
When a man's ways | please the Lord,
He maketh even his cnemies to be at peace /

with him.

The fear of man | bringeth a snare ;
But he that trusteth in the l' Lord shall I be pro |

tected.
Better is little, with the fear of the Lord,
Than great | treasure, and trouble | with it.
The sacrifice of the wicked is a | bomi | nation;
Much more when he bringeth it with a wicked

mind. 'The Lord is far | from the wicked ; But he heareth the prayer | of the righteous.

PROVERBS.

70. HE who covereth his sins / shall not | prosper ; But he who confesseth and forsaketh them | shall

obtain mercy, The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination | to

the Lord : But a word in due season, I how | good | is it! To do justice is joy to a | righteous | man; But destruction to the workers / of in | iquity. A righteous man taketh care of the life of his |

beast ; {ut the tender mercies of the / wicked are eruel.

The righteousness of the upright shall deliver

them; But transgressors shall be en / snared by their own

de sires. The dread of the wicked, it shall come up / on him; But the desire of the righteous shall be granted. He who walketh uprightly, I walketh | surely : But he who perverteth his ways shall be known. Better is the poor man, walking in | his in (tegrity, Than he who is perverse in his ways, thcugh | he

be | rich.
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due,
When it is in the power of thine | hand to do it.
Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again,

and tomorrow | I will | give,
When thou hast it | by thee.
There is a way that seemeth right | to a | man,
But the ends thereof | are the ways of death.
Better is reproof that revealeth a fault,
Than | love | which concealeth it.
The hoary head is a | crown of glory,
When it is found 1 in the way of l righteousness.
The memory of the just is 1 blessed ;
But the expectation of the | wicked | perisheth.

PROVERBS.

71. TRAIN up a child in the way he should I go; And when he is old, he will not de l part | from it. The beginning of strife is as when one | lelteth cut

water ; But a gentle answer | turneth | way / wrath,

Before destruction | goeth pride:
And before a | fall, a l haughty | spirit.
Let another praise thee, and not thine own mouth;
A stranger, anu | not thine | own | lips.
The heart knoweth its own | bitterness ;
And in its joy a stranger doth | not partake.
Even in laughter the heart may | grieve ;
But by grief of heart the spirit is broken.
Faithful are the wounds of one who I loveth ;
But deceitful are the I kisses of one who I hateth.
Thy own friend, and thy father's friend, for I sake
For one who loveth, cleaveth | closer | than al

brother.

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PROVERBS.

72.

IN all labour | there is | profit ;
But the talk of the lips | tendeth I only to | evil..
Lving lips are an abomination to the Lord;
But they that deal | truly are his delight.

A false balance is abomination / to the Lord :
But a full | weight is his delight.
Boast not thyself of the 'l morrow :
For thou knowest not what a | day may bring |

forth.

He who tilleth his land shall have a | bundance csil

bread; But he that followeth vain persons is / void cf|

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