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# h is 1. his work. j,'..." 12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for "the throne is established by righteousness. 13 * Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right. * “The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man willpacify it. 15 In the light of the king’s counteo: mance is life; and “his favour is "as a Zoo to it cloud of the latter rain. .*** , 16 “How much better is it to get wisdom than gold? and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver? 17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. 18 "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 19. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil
rch. 14.35. & 22.11.
y ch. 11.2. & 17. 19. & 18, 12.
**.*.*. 21 The wise in heart shall be called
** * prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth j
**** 22 *Understanding is a wellspring of
life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly. §:... . .23 "The heart of the wise + teacheth • H-bono. his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. oth wire. 24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. 25 “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. 26 *t He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth + craveth it of him.
c ch. 14-12.
a rh. 19. 11.
and their contrary vices.
3: The lot is cast into the lap; but the e *śr whole disposing thereof is of the Lord. o CHAP. XVII. B.o. is "a dry morsel, and quiet- **** ness therewith, than an house full of |sacrifices with strife. 2 A wise servant shall have rule over "a son that causeth shame, and shall have os. partofthe inheritance among the brethren. 3 * The fining pot is for silver, and the ooo* for gold; but the Lond trieth the #. § § earts. 4. A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue. 5 "Whoso mocketh the poor reproach- ****.
16 Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to got wisdom, "seeing he oo "“” hath no heart to it! 17 "A friend loveth at all times, and a o'" brother is born for adversity. 18 "A man void of funderstanding of**** striketh hands, and becometh surety in to the presence of his friend. 19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction. Heb, the 20 + He that hath a froward heart of findeth no good; and he that hath "a per- ".
r ch. 16. 18.
The use and abuse of the tongue. c or , 23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of *"o" the bosom 'to pervert the ways of judg
y Ex-In. ment. s 24 * Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
25 " A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him. 26 Also "to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for .
27 ° He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of ||an excellent spirit.
28 a Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
a ch. 16. 1. & 15. 20. & 19. 13. ver, 21. b ver, 15-ch. . 18, 5. c Jam. 1. 19.
- CHAP. XVIII. HROUGH || desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. 2 A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself. 3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. 4 *The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, "and the wellspring of wisdom as a flowing brook. 5 * It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment. 6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. 7 "A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul. 8 “The words of a | talebearer are |as wounds, and they go down into the finnermost parts of the belly. 9 He also that is slothful in his work is ‘brother to him that is a great waster. 10 * The name of the Lond is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and + is safe. 11 "The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conCelt. 12 “Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility. 13. He that fo. a matter *before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. 14 The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can bear? 15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge. 16 "A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men. 17 He that is first in his own cause, seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him. 18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
: or, he that spareiteth hintself secketh according to his desire, and inter
a ch. 10. 11.
c Lev. 10. 15. Deut. 1. 1:... & 16. 10. ch. 24. 23. & 25, 21.
d ch. 16. 14. & 12. 13. & 13.3. Pccles. 10. 12. e ch. 12. 18. & 26. 22. * Or, whisperer. i Or, like as when men are wounded
+ Heb. chambers. f ch. 28.24. g2 San. 22. 3, 51. Ps. 18. 2. & 27. 1. & 61.3, 4. & 91. 2. & 144. ox. + Heb, is set asoft. . h ch. 10. 15. i ch. 11.2. & 15.33. & 16, 18. + Heb. returneth a word, k John 7.51.
1 Gen. 32.20. 1 Sam. 25. 27. Ch. 17.8. & 21. 14.
Offalse witness, &c, 19 A brother offended is harder to be cłońr won than a strong city: and their conten- colo. tions are like the bars of a castle. 20 "A man's belly shall be satisfied go," with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled. 21 "Death and life are in the power of sout the tongue; and they that love it shall eat 37. the fruit thereof. 22 ° Whosofindeth a wife findeth a good ::: * thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord. 23 The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth * roughly. 24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: "and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. CHAP. XIX. Bo "is the poor that walketh **** in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth. 3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: " and his heart fretteth against “” ro the Load. 4 * Wealth maketh many friends; but “** the poor is separated from his neighbour. 5 "A false witness shall not be funpu-oo., nished, and he that speaketh lies shall not to o escape. is ch to #5.
- ch 17, 17.
"nished, and he that speaketh lies shall pe
rish. 10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less' for a servant to have rule over oro.
14 "House and riches are the inherit- i. ance of fathers: and “a prudent wife is -- * = from the Lord.
of a contentious woman. 2 "Every way of a man is right in his
eir loo, own eyes: T.A. hearts. 3 * To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lond than sacrifice. 4 at An high look, and a proud heart, and |the plowing of the wicked, is sin. 5 *The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want. 6 * The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. 7 The robbery of the wicked shall + destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment. 8 The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right. 9 * It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with t a brawling woman in + a wide house. 10 * The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour + findeth no favour in his eves. 11 * When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge. 12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness. 13 * Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. 14 "A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath. 15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: "but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. 16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. 17 He that loveth || pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich. 18 "The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright. 19 °It is better to dwell + in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. 20 * There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. 21 "He that followeth after righteousmess and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour. 22 * A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof. to 23 "Whoso keepeth his mouth and his *** tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
i ch. 19.25.
mch. 16. 29.
over. 9. +Heb. in the land of the desert.
K Ps. 112.3. Mutt. 25.3, 4
A good name better than riches.
16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
The uncertainly of riches. Before 18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou ****" keep them †: they i withal to be fitted in thy lips. thy belly. 19 That thy trust may be in the Load, I have made known to thee this day, |even to thee. 20 Have not I written to thee 'excellent things in counsels and knowledge, 21 * That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; "that thou mightest answer the words of truth | to them that send unto thee? 22 * Rob not the poor, because he is poor: ’neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: 23 “For the Load will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. 24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. 26 "Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts. 27. If thou hast nothing to pay, why b ch. 20. 16. o he "take away thy bed from under thee
29 Seest thou a man diligent in his , a.... business? he shall stand before kings; on he shall not stand before + mean men. CHAP. XXIII. HEN thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: 2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. 3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat. 4 "Labour not to be rich: "cease from thine own wisdom. #:**g. 5 +Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that ...:*::::1, which is not? for riches certainly make o, themselves wings; they fly away as an *... eagle toward heaven. **** **Eat thou not the bread of him that 3 ** hath "an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is *** ** he: Eat and drink, *saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. 8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.
£o. 9 *Speak not in the ears of a fool: for
he will despise the wisdom of thy words. for: to “Remove not the old | landmark; * * *" and enter not into the fields of the fa
* ***** therless: - - -, *:::::" 11 "For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee, 12 Apply thine heart unto instruc
CHAP. XXIII. XXIV.
13 "Withhold not correction from the J.T., child; for if thou beatest him with the .o. rod, he shall not die. 15, 17. 14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and “shalt deliver his soul from hell. 15 Myson, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, o: mine. 16 Yea, my rein&shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. 17 "Let not thine heart envy sinners: :o. but "be thou in the fear of the Load all 33i & 2 i. the day long. a ch as it 18 °For surely there is an || end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. 19. Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and "guide thine heart in the way. **.*.*. 20 "Be not among winebibbers; among to riotous eaters + of flesh: #:# 21 For the drunkard and the glutton F.'s is shall come to poverty; and 'drowsiness ś
gat thee, and despise not thy mother *** when she is old.
23 °Buy the truth, and sell it not; also so.o. wisdom, and instruction, and understanding. h
24 "The father of the righteous shall or. greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a * joy of him.
wise child shall have io 25 Thy father o; mother shall be ee shall rejoice.
glad, and she that baret 26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways. 27 *For a whore is a deep ditch; and **** a strange woman is a narrow pit, h 28 'She also lieth in wait as for a £o. prey, and increaseth the transgressors ...” among men. 29°Who hath woe? who hath sor- ..."?" row? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who “hath redness of eyes? * * 30 They that tarry long at the wine; hook, they that go to seek “mixed wine. for 31 Look not thou upon the wine when “h.9% it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright. • 32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like |. adder. at 33 Thine eyes shall behold strangewomen, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. o: 34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth of