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The discipline and

PROVERBS.

dectrine of wisdom. 21 That I may cause those that love5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink ine to inherit substance; and I will fill of the wine which I have mingled. their treasures.

6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and 22 Tlie Lolo possessed me in the be- go in the way of understanding. sinung of his way, before bis works 7 He that reproveth a scomer gettetb of old.

to himself bliaine: and he that rebuk 23 I was set up from everlasting, eth a wicked man gelteth Linsello from the beginning, or ever the earth blot.

8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate 24 When there roere no depths, I was thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will brought forth; when there were no love thee. fountains abounding with water.

9 Give instruction to a wise man, 05 Before the mountains were setuled, and he will be yet wiser; teach a just belore the liills was I brought forth:

man,

and he will increase in learning. 26 While as yet be had not made the 10 The rear of the LORD is the be. earth, nor the fields, nor the highest ginning of wisdom; and the knowl. part of the dust of the world.

edge of the boly is understanding. 27 When he prepared the heavens, 1 11 l'or by me thy days shall be multuas Diere: wben he set a compass tiplied, and the years of thy life shall upon the face of the depth:

be increased. 29 When he establislied the clouds 12 If thou be wise, thou shall be wise above: when lie strengthened the soun for thyself: but if thou scornest, trou lains of the deep:

alone shall bear it, 29 When lie gave to the sea his de 13 | A foolish woman is clamorous : cree, that the waters should not pass she is simple, and knoweth nothing. his commandinent: when he appointed 14 Forsbe sitteth at the door of her the foundations of the earth: house, on a scat in the higla places of

30 Then I was by hiin, as one brought the city, up with him; and I was daily his de- 15 To call prosengers who go riglit light, rejoicing always before lim;

on their ways: 31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of 16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in big earth; and my delights were with hither: and as for him that wanteth the sous of nien.

understanding, she saith to liim, 22 Now therefore hearken unto me, 17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread Oye children: for blessed arc cheythat eaten in gecret is plcasant. keep my waye.

18 But he knoweth not that the dead 33 Hear instruction, and be wise,and are there; and that her guests are in refuse it not

the depths of bell. 34 Blessed is the man that heareth

CHAP, X me, watching daily at iny gutes, waiting at the posts of my doorg.

THE

HE Proverbs of Solomon. A wise

son paketh a glad father: but a 35 for whoso findeth me findeti lise, fooliela son is the heaviness of his moand abiill obtain favour of the Lond. ther.

36 But he that sinneth against me 2 Treasures of wickedness prost nowrongeth bis own soul; all they that thing: but righteousness delivereth bale me love deatlı.

irom death. CHAP. IX.

3 The LORD will oot suffer the soul

shie balli hewo out her seven eth away the substance of the wicked. pillars;

4 He becometh poor that dealeth zvith & She liath killed her beasts; she bath a slack haud: but the band of the dimingled her wine; slie hath also fur.ligent maketh rich. nislied bier table;

6 He that gathereth in summer is a 3 She bath sent forth her maidens: wise son ; but he that sleepeth in bar alle crietha upon tbe liighest places of vest is a son tbat causeth shane. clie city,

6 Blessings are upon the head of the 4 Whioso is simple, let him turn in just: but violence covereth the mouth hitler: as for bim that wantetis under of the wicked. standing, she saith to bim,

7 The reinory of the just is blessed:

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Morul virtues, and

CHAP XI.

theit' contrairy viccs. but the name of lie wicked shall rot. days: but the years of die wicked shall

8 The wise in heart will receive be gliortened. commandinents: but a prating rool| 28 The hope of the righteous shall be Bliall fall.

gladness: but the expectation of the 9 He that walketh upriglitly walketh wicked shall perislı. surely: but he that pervertebb bis 29 The way of the LORD is strength wayo shall be known.

to the upright: but destruction shall 10 He that winketh with the eye be to the workers of iniquity. causeth sorrow; but a prating fool 30 The righteous shall never be rebhall fall

moved: but the wicked Gliall not in Il The mouth or a righteous man is habit the earth a well of life : but violence covereth 31 The mouth of the just bringetb the mouth of the wicked.

forth wisdom: but the froward tongue 12 Hatred stirreth up strises: but love shall be cut out. coverelh all.sius,

32 The lips of the righteous know 13 In the lips of him that liath un-wliat is acceptable: but the mouth of derstanding wisdom is found: but a the wicked speaketh frowardness. rod is for the back of him that is void

CHAP. XI. of understanding. 14 Wise men lay up knowledge: A to the Lord: but a just weight

FALSE balance is abomination but the mouth of the foolislı is near destruction.

is his delight. 15 The rich man's wealth is his strong 2 Then pride cometh, then cometh city: The destruction of the poor is shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. tlıeir poverty

3 The integrity of the upright shall 16 The labour of the righteous lend- guide them: but the perverseness of cth lo life: the fruit of the wicked to transgressors eltall destroy them. sin.

4 Riches profit not in the day of 17 He is in the wny of life that keep-wrath: but righteousness deliverelli eth instruction ; but lie that resuseth in deutli. reproof erreth.

5 The righteousness of the perfect 18 He that videth hatred with lying ahall direct bis way: but the wicked ips, and he that uttereth a slander, is shall fall by liis own wickedness.

6 The righteousness of the upright 19 In the multitude of words there shall deliver them: but transgressors wanteth not ein; but he that resiain- shall be taken in their own naughtiells his lips is wise.

20 The tonguc of the just is as clioice 7 When a wicked man dielli, his ex silver: the heart of the wicked is lit-pectation shall perish; and the hope tle worth.

of unjust men perisheth. 21 The lips of the righteous red 8 Tlic righteous is delivered out of many: but fools die for want of wis- trouble, and the wicked coineth in liis dom.

stead. 22 The blessing of the Lord, it ma- 9 A hypocrite with his inouth de keth richi, and he addeth no sorrow stroyeth his neighbour: but through with it.

knowledge shall the just be delivered. 23 Il is ag aport to a rool to do mis- 10 When it goeth well with the chiel : but a man of understanding righteous, the city rejoiceth; and wben hath wisdoni.

the wicked perish, there is shouting. 24 The fear of the wicked, it shall 11 By the blessing of the upright the come upon him: but the desire of the city is exalted: but it is overthrown righteous shall be granted.

by tbe mouth of the wicked. 25 As the whirlivind pasgeth, so is 12 He that is void of wisdom despisthe wicked no morc: but the riglile- cth his neiglibour: but a man of un ous is an everlasting foundation. derstanding hollet his peace.

25 Ag vinegar to the teeth, and as 13 A tale-bearer revealeth secrets: smoke to the eyes, eo is the sluggard but he that is of a laithful spirit con to tlemn llat send him. ,

cealetli the matter. 27 The fear of the Lord prolongetbl 14 Where no counsel is, the people

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PROVERBS. their contrary rices Parll: but in the multitude of counsel- 2 A gonil man obtaineth favour of lurs there is safely.

lihe LOILD: but a man of wicked devi. 15 He that is surely for a stranger ces will be condemn. skal en. art for it, and lie thal baleil 3 A man shall not be establislied by Buretyahapasure.

wickedness: but the root of tbe right16 A gracioui' woman relainetli lion cous shall not be moved. our, acd strong nen retnin riches. 4 A virtuous woman is a crown to

17 lip merciful giin doeili good to her husband: but she ibat mokelki Dis own wal; but fit that is crucl ashamed is as rollenness in liis bones. troubleth luis on Aero.

5 The thoughts of the righteous are 18 Tlie wickea *: ,rketli a deceitful fright: bul the counsels of the wicked work: but to him that sowetli riglie are deceit. pusness shall be a sure reward. 6 The words of the wicked are to lic

19 As righteousness cendeth to life; in wait for blood: but the mouth of 60 he that pursuell evil, pursucth it the uprigit shall deliver them. to bis own death,

7 The wicked are overthrown, and 20 They that are or a froward licart are not: but the liouse of the righte. are aboinination to lie LORD: bullous shall stand. such as are upright in their way all'c 8 A man shall be commended accor. his delight.

cling to his wisdom: but lie that is of llough hand join in hand, the a perverse heart shall be despised. wicked shall not be unpunished: but 9 He that is despised, and bath a ser the seed of the righteous shall be de- vani, is better than lie that honoureth livered.

bimsell, and lacketh bread. 22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's 10 A righteous man regardeth the 610ut, so is a fair woman which is life of his beast; but the tender mcrwithout discretion.

cies of the wicked are cruel. 23 The desire of the righteous is 11 He that lilleih bis land alall be only good: brut the expectation of the satisfied with bread: but be that fol Vickecis wrath.

loweth vain persons is void or under 24 There is tliat scattereih), and yel standing. increaseth; and there is that with 12 The wicked degireth tlie net of holdeth more than is meet, but it ten- evil mes: but the root of the riglite daih topoverty,

ous yieldeth fruit. 25 Tlie liberal soul shall be made 13 Tlie wicked is snared by the fat: and lie that watereth shall be transgression of his lips: but the just watere also himsell.

shall come out of trouble. 26 He that withholdeth corn, the peo. 14 A man shall be satisfied with good ple shall curse bim: but blessing shall by the fruit of his mouth; and the recbenpon the head of him that selleth it. ompense of a man's bands shall be

27 He that diligently seeketlı good rendered unto lim. procureth savour: but be that seeket 16 The way or a rool is right in his iniscbier, it shall come unto him. own eyes: but lie that bearkeneth un

28 He that trusteth in his richesshall to counsel is vise. fall; but the righteous shall nourish| 16 A fool's wrath is presently known: as aliranch.

but a prudent man covereth shame. 29 He that troubleth his own house 17 He that speaketh truth showeth' slinll inlicrit llie wind; and the fool forth righteousness : but a false wit. shall be servant to the wise or heart. ness deceit.

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree 18 There is that speaketh like the of life; and be that winn-th souls is piercings of a sword: but the tongue wise.

or the wise is liealth. 31 Behold, the righteous shall be re- 19 The lip of truth sball be establishcompengel in the earth; much more ed for ever: but a lying tongue is burn the wicked and the sinrer.

for a moment. CHAP. XI.

20 Deceit is in the lieart of them WHO

HOSO loveth instruction loveth that imagine evil: but to tbe counsel

knowledge: but he that batethi lors of peace is joy. .eproof is brutish.

21 There shall no evil happen to the

Aloral virtus, and CILAP. XII, XIV thcor contrary rices. just: but the wicked shall be filed, 13 Whosn despiseth the word shall with inischier.

be destroyed; but he that fearetli the 22 Lying lips are abomination to the commandinent shall be rewarded. LORD: but they that deal truly arc 1. The law of the wise is a fountam liis delight.

of life, to depart from the snares oi 23 A prudent man concealeth know.death. ledye: but the beart of fools pro- 15 Good understanding givetla farour: claimeil foolisliness,

but the way of tranagressors is hard. 24 The hand of the diligent bliall| 16 Every prudent man dealeth with bear rule: but the slothful shall be knowledge: but a fool layeth open under tribute.

his folly. 25 Heaviness in the heart of man 17 A wicked messenger falleth into makeli it stoop: but a good word mischief: but a fait sul ambassador maketh it glad,

is heuth. 26 The righteous is more excellent 18 Poverty and shame shall belo him than lig neighbour: but the way of that relusetb instruction : but he that We wicked seduceth them.

regardeth reproof suall be honoured. *7 The sloiblul man roasteth not that 19 The desire accomplished is swert wliich he took in hunting: but the to the soul: but it is abomination to substance of a diligent man is precious.(ools to depart from evil.

28 Iu thic way of righteousness is 20 He that walketh withi wise men Tilc; and in the pailway thereof there sball be wise: but companion of is no death.

fools shall be destroyed. CHAP. XIII.

21 Evil pursueth sinners, but to lbe A WISE som hearelho dos father's.in: righteous shall be repaid. not robuke.

ance to bis children's children: and A man shall eat good by the fruit of the wealth of the sinner is laid up lur his mouth; but the soul of the trans. the just. gressora shall eat violence.

23 Much food is in the lillage of the 3 He that keepeth his mouth keepetlı poor: but there is that is destroyed his life; but he that openeth wide lis flor want or judgement. lps shall have destruction.

24 He that spareth his rod hatell 1 The soul of ile sluggard desircili, his son: but lie ibat loveth bin cliasi. and hath nothing: but the soul of the eneth him betimes diligent shall be made ft.

The righteous eateth to the satis. 5 A rightcous man hateth lying: but fying of his soul; but he belly of the a wicked man is loathsome, and com- wicked shall want

CHAP XIV. 6 Righteousness keepetlı him that is buse: "bue ibe foolish pluckeus upright in the way: but wickedness Overthroweth the sinner.

it down with her hands. 7 There is that maketh linsell rich, 2 He that walkeib in his uprightness yel hath nothing: there is thaiinaketh scareth the Lord: but he that is per luimsell poor, yet hath great riches. rerse in ms ways depisel liim.

8 The ransom or it man's lilc are 3 Lu the mouth of the foolish is a rod liis riclics: but the poor leareth not of pride : but the lips of the wise rebuke.

shall preserve them. 9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: 4 Where no oxen are, the crib is but thie lamp of the wicked shall be clean: but much increase is by tire

strength of tbe ox. 10 Only by pride cometi contention; 5 A Maithilui witness will not lie: but but will the well-advised is wisdomn, a false witneso will utter lies.

11 IVealth gorion by vanity: shall be 6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and diminisired: but he that gallerctb by findeth it not: but knowledge is essy labour shall increase.

unto bin that understandethi. 12 Hope dcferred maketh the heart 7 Go from the presence of a foolish sick: but when the desire cometh, it man, when thou perceivest vot in is a tree of life

him the lips of knowledge.

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Narul u s'lads, un?

PROVERBS.

their contrary vices. 8 The wisdom oslle prudent is to ple is the aestruction of the prince anderolindi his way: but the folly of 29 He that is slow to wrath is of fools is decuit.

great understanding: but hic that is 9 Fools make a mock at ein : but hasty of spirit exalleih folly. among the righteous there is favour. 30 A sound heart is the life of the

10 The heart knoweth his own bit-nesh: but enyy tie rolleness of the terness; and a stranger doth not in- bones. termeddle with his joy.

31 He that oppresseth the poor re11 The house of the wicked shall be proaclieth bis Dlaker: but be that louoverthrown: but the tabernacle of oureth him hath inercy on the poor. the upriglit shall flourish.

32 The wicked is driven away in his 12 There is a way wbich seemeth wickedness: but the righteous hati right unto a man, but the end thereof hope in his death. cre the ways of death.

33 VVisdom resteth in tlie heart of 13 Even in laughter the heart is sor- him that hath understanding: but that rowful; and the end or wat mirth is which is in the midst of fools is made leaviness.

known. 14 The backslider in heart shall be 34 Righteousness exalteth a nation : Gilled with his own ways: and a good but sin is a reproach to any people. man shall be satisfied liom himself. 35 The king's favour is to:vard a

15 The simple believeth every word: wise servant; but his wrath is against but the prudent man looketh well to him wiat causeth shame. bis going

CHAP. XV. 16 A wise man feareth, and depart

SOFT answer turneth away eth from evil: but the fool rageth, wrallı: bul grievous words shii and is confident

up anger. 17 He that is soon angry dealeth rool- 2 The tongue of the wise usell ishly; and a man of wicked devices knowledge ariyht: but the mouth of is bated.

fools poureth out foolisliness. 18 The simple inlierit folly : but the 3 The eyes of the LORD are in every prudent are crowned with knowledge. place, belolding the evil and the good

19 The evil bow before the good; wholesome longue is a tree of and the wicked at the gates of the life: but perverseness therein is a righteous.

breach in the spirit. 20 The poor is bated even of his own 5 a fool despiseth his father's inneighbour: but the rich hath many stuctiou ; but lie Vial regardeth refriends.

proof is prudent 21 He iliat despiaeth big neighbour 6 in the house of the rigliteous is Binneth: but lie that liath mercy on much treasure: but in the revenues of the poor, happy is he.

the wicked is trouble. 22 Do they not err that devise evil? 7 The lips of the wise disperee but mercy and truth shall be to them knowledge; but the heart of the foollbal devise good.

ish doethe riot so. 23 In all labour there is profit : but 8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an tlie talk of the lips lendeth only to abomination to the Lond: but the penury.

prayer of the upright ir bis delight. 24 The crown or the wise is their 9 The way of the wicked is an ibomriches: but the roolisliness of tools is ination unto the LORD: but lie lovetlo Tolly.

him that followetli alter righteousness. 25 A true witness delivereth souls: 10 Correction is grievous unto hin but a deceitful witness speaketh lies. that forsinketh lhe way; and lie luat

26 In the lear of the Lord is strong aleth reproof shall die. confidence; and his children shall 11 Hell and destruction are before bave a place of refuge.

the LORD: how much inore then the 27 The fear of the Lord is a foun. hearts of the children of inen? Lain of life, to depart from the snares 19 A scorner loveth not one that reof de ith.

proveth bim: neiher will he go untu 28 In the multitude of people is the the wise. king's honour'; but in the wartof peo-! 13 A merry licart maketh a cheerful

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