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On account of winter, a slothful man | will not |

plough; Therefore shall he seek in | harvest, | but find |

nothing. The slothful man saith, "A lion is l in the streets In the open places, I shall be slain.' The desire of the slothful , killeth him; For his hands refuse to i labour.

Go to the ant, thou sluggard ;
Consider l'her ways and he wise.
She provideth her meat in the sommer;
And gathereth her | food | in the harvest.
The wicked man worketh for deceitful | wages :
But he who soweth righteousness hath a sure re

ward.
Riches profit not in the | Jay of wrath ;
But righteousness de | liver eth from death.
There is that maketh himself rick, yet i hath not.

anything; There is that maketh limself | poor, yet I hath,

great / wealth. The blessing of the Lord, that maketh rich; And he | addeth no sorrow | with it. gocd rame is to be chosen rather than great |

riches; And loving favour rather than silver and gold. The rich and the poor | meet 10 | gether ; The Lord is the maker / of them all. The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he

cat | much or I little ; But the abundance if the rich will not suffer hime

10 | sleep.

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The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life;
And he that winneth | souls is 1 wise.

PROVERBS.

73.

HE that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth un | to

the Lord; And that which he hath given | will he | pay him al

gain. He that stoppeth his ears at the | cry of the poor, He also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Deliver those that are drawn unto death, and those

that are hurried on 1 to be | slain : If thou forbear, because thou sayest, ‘Lo, | we know |

not this | man;' Shall not he who ponderetb hearts discern! and he

that keepeth thy soul, doth | he not | know it? And shall he not render to every man ac / cording |

to his / works? When thine enemy falleth, rejoice | not; Nor, when he stumbleth, let thy heart ex ult. Say not, “As he hath done to me, so will I do to 1

him, I will render to him ac / cording | to his work.'

Better is a dinner of herbs, if | love be | there,
Than a faited | ox, and I hatred | with it.
Betier is a dry | morsel with quietness,
Than a house full of sacrifices of con / tention.
If he that ha:eth thee be hungry, give him bread

to | eat; And if he be thirsty, I give him water to drink.

For brands of fire thou wilt heap up / on hiš | head,
And the | Lord will I recom | pense thee.
Recompense to no man levil for evil:
Bless them which persecute you ; 1 bless and curse .

not :
Be not over | come by | evil,
But overcome evil with | good.

PROVERBS. ROMANS XII, 14,17,21.

74.

WHO hath woe? / who hath | sorrow?
Who hath contentions? / who hath com | plaint ?
Who hath wounds without cause !
Who hath | redness of eyes!

They that tarry long at the wine;
They that I go to seek mixed wine.
Look not thou on the wine, when | it is | red,
When it sparkleth in the cup, / when it | moveth |

quickly.

At the last it biteth like a serpent,
And like an adder | it dif| fuseth | poison.
Thine eyes will look on / foreign | women:
And thy heart will speak per | verse | things.
And thou wilt be as one lying in the midst of the |

sea ;
Or as one lying on the top Irfa mast.
“They have smitten me, I felt no | pain ;
They have beaten me, | | kuew it | nüt.

When I shall have a | waked,
I will / seek it | yet again.'

They shall rejoice and sleep a perpetual sleep
And not a | wake, | saith the Lord.

PROVERBS. JEREMIAH. LI..39.

75.

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging;
And no one led astray thereby | can become wise.
Poor will be the man that loveth pleasure;
He that loveth wine stnd oil shall | not be / rich.
Be not among those who | drink | wine;
Among those that dis honour their body.
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to

poverty;
And sleep shall | cloth a | man with | rags.
How exceeding strong is wine!
It causeth | all men to | err that | drink it.
Let not drunkenness go with thee | in thy l journey ;
li diminisheth / strength, it | maketh / wounds.
Give thy neighbour no de / spiteful | words ;
And press nut upon hin with | urging | him to i

drink. Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour | drink ; That puttest thy bottle to him, and mahest him

drunken also.

Shew not thy valiant nese in wine,
For wine liaih destroyed | many.
A labouring man that is given to drunkenness shal! |

nit be | rich; And he that c.ntemneth small things shall ! full by |

little and little.

It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to | drink , wine, Nor anything whereby thy brother is caused to

sin. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink, But righteousness, and peace, and I joy in tủie |

Holy | Spirit. Be | not de ceived : No drunkard shall inherit she | king | dom of God, Therefore be not drunk with wine, where | in is ex |

cess; But be filled | with the Spirit.

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CAST thy breau up I on the waters ;
For after many days | thou shalt | find it a / gain,
Give a portion to seven, and even to | eight,
For thou kņowest not what evil will I be up on

the eartii,
In the morning | sow thy / seed ;
And in the evening, with | hold | not thy hand :
For thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either |

this or that, Or whether they shall | both be a I like good Truly the | light is I sweet, And pleasant is it for the eyes to be hold the

sun; If a man live many yeąrs, in all of them let him

rejoice ; Yet let him remember the days of darkness, fu

they ! shall be many.

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