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Moral virtues,


their contr'ury vices countenance: but liy sorrow or the struction of wisduin; ard before hion beart the spirit is broken.

our is lumility. 14 Tlie heart of liim what hath under

standing seekell knowledge: but the
inoull of fools leedetli on foolist-

THE preparations of the heart in

man, and the answer of the 15 All the days of the afflicted are tongue, is from the LOND. cvil: but he that is of a merry heart 2 All the ways of a man are clean in hatha continual least

his own eyes: but the Lord wcighet 16 Better is little with the fear of the the spirils. Lord, tlian great treasure and trouble 3 Commit thy worka unto thie LOID, therewithi.

iind lly thoughts shall be established 17 Betler is a dinner of berbs where 4 The Lond hath made all thingslor love is, than a stalled ox and hatred himself; yea, even the wicked for lie therewilla.

day ol' evil. 18 A wrathsul man stirreth up strise: 5 Every one that is proud in heart is but he that is slow to anger appeaseth au abomination to the LORD; thougie etrite:

hand join in hand, be shall not be un 19 The way of the slothfu) man is as punished. a hedge of thorus: but the way of the 6 By mercy and truth iniquity righteous is made plain.

porged; and by the fear of the Lord 20 A wise son maketh a glad father: men depart from evi). bula livolish man despiseth bis mother. 7 When a man's ways please the

21 Folly is joy to him that is desti- LOHD, he maketli eren luis enemies ti tulcor wisdom; but a man of il peace with him. standing walketh upriglilly'.

8 Belter is a litue wiib righteousness, 22 Without counsel purposes are dis-than grent revenues without right. appointed: bat in the niuliitude of 9 A man's heart deviseth leis way: counsellors they are estiblished. but the LORD directetli bis steps.

23 A man bath joy by the answer or 10 A divine sentence is in the lips or liis mouth; and a word spoken in due lle king; liis mouth transgressetlı sut season, low good is it!

in juugment. 21 Tlie way of life is above to the 11 Ajust weight and balance are the wise, that he may depart from liell LORD's; all the weights of tbe bag beneatli.

070 his work. 25 The Lord will destroy the liguse 12 it is an abomination to kings to of the proud: but he will establish the commit wickedness; for tlie tbrooe is border of the widow.

establisbed by righteousness. 26 The thoughts of the wicked are 13 Righteous lips are the delight of an abomination to the Lord: but the kings; and they love him that speak. tvords of the pure are pleasant words. eth right.

27 He that is greedy' of gain troub. 14 The wrath of a king is as messen: leth his own house; but le luat latelb gers of death; but a wise man will gifts shall live.

pacify it. 28 The leartor the righteous studi. 15 In the light of the king's counte. eth 10 answer: but we mouth of the nance is life; and his favor is as a wicked pouretli out evil things. cloud of llie latter rain.

29 Tic Lord is far from the wicked: 16 How ruch better is it to get wis but he herreth the prayer of the righ- dom than gold ? and to get understand

ing rather to be chosen than silver? 30 The light of the eyes rejoicelli the 17 The bighway of llie upriglil is to heart: and a good report maketh the depart from evil: he that keepeth his boncs lat.

way preservetli bis soul. 31 The ear that beareth the reproof 18 Pride gocth before destruction, of life abiileth among the wise. and a haughty spirit before a fall.

32 He luat relusetli instruction de- 19 Better is it to be of an humble spisell his own soul; but lie that lear. spirit will the lowly, than to dividy eili reproof gelleth understanding. the finil with the proud. 23 The War of the Lord is the in. 20 lie that liandlett a matter wispls:


anto a man,

Moral virtucs, and


thica: CON)'ry sces sirall hud good; and whoso trusteth 7 Excellent. speech becometh not a in the LORD, Lappy is lie.

Cool; much less do lying lips a prince 21 The wise in heart shall be called 8 Å gilt is as a precious stone in the prudent; and the sweetness of the lips eyes of him that hath it; wlitherso increaseth learning.

ever it turnetlı, it prospereth. 22 Understanding is a well-spring of 9 He that coveret a transgression life unto him that hath it: but the in-seeketh love: but lie that repeateth a struction of lvols is lolly.

matter separateth vcry friends. 23 The heart of the wise teacheth his 10 A reproof entereth more into a mouth, and addetli learning to liis lips. wise mun than a liundred stripes into

24 Pleasant words are as a honey- a rool. comb, sweet to the soul, and health to 11 dnevii inan seeketh only rebel. the bones.

lion; therefore a cruel messenger shall 25 There is a way that seeineth right be sent against him.

but the end thereos are 12 Let a bear robbed of ber whelps the ways of death.

meet a man, rather than a lool in his 26 He that laboureth, laboureth for rolly. himself; for his mouth craveth it of 13 Whoso rewardeth evil for gooit, bin.

evil slall not depart from his house. 27 An ungodly man diogeth up evil; 14 The beginning of strife is as when and in bis lips there is as a burning one lettet out water; therelore leave! hie.

of contention, before it be meddled 28 A froward man soveth strife ; and withi. a whisperer separatelb chief friends. 15 He that justifieth the wicked, and

29 A violent man enticetu his neigh- he that condemnetli the just, even they bour, and leadeth liiin into the way both arc abomination to the LORD. that is not good.

16 Wherefore is there a price in thie 30 Hesluiteth his eyes to devise fro- land of a fool to get wisdom, seeing ward things; moving his lips lie bring. he hath no heart to it? etli evil to pass.

17 A friend lovethi at all times, and 31 The roary head is a crown of a brother is born for adversity. glory, if it be found in the way of 18 A nan void of understanding strik righteousnes9.

ella bands, and becoineth surety in the 32 He that is slow to anger is better presence of his friend. than the mighty ; and he that ruleth 19 He lovelli transgression thatlovetli bis spirit than he that taketh a city. strile; and he that exaltell his girl.t!

33 'The lot is cast into the lup; but seeketli destruction. the whole disposing thereol is of the 20 He that hath a froward lieart find LOAD.

eth no good: and he that hath a per CHAP. XVlL

verse longue falleth into mischief. BETR diererymenael, and use to life that begettete a cool document full of sacrifices with strire.

hall no joy. 2 A wise servant shall have rule ove: 22 A merry heart doeth good liko i a son that causeth shame, and shal. Inedicine: but a broken spirit dricili have part of the inheritance among the bones. the brethren.

2:3 A wicked inan taketh a gist 0.11 3 The fining-pot is for silver, and thic of the bosom to pervert the ways ol furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth judginent. the hearts,

24 Wisdom is before bim that hath 4 A wicked loer givetli heed to false understanding; but the eyes of a fool lips; and a liar givelli ear to a naugh- are in the ends or tlie eartlı. ty tongue.

25 A foolish son is a grief to his father, 6 Whoso mocketh the poor reproachi- and bitterness to lier that bare him. eth lis Maker; and he that is glad at 26 Also lo punish the just is not good, calamities shall not be unpunished. nor to strike princes for equity.

6 Children's children are the crowii 27 He that liath knowledge sparels of old inen: and the glory of children his words: and n inan of understand are their fathers

ing is of an excellent spirit


Morul virtues, and CHAP. XVIII, XIX. their conltury VICCA 28 Even a fool, when he holdeth his willi the fruit of his mouth; und wita peace, is counted wise: and he that the increase of bis lips shall be be shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of filled. understanding.

21 Death and life are in the power CHAP. XVIII.

of the longur; and ibry that love it

separated bimeell, seeketh and 22 Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a intermedilletl with all wisdoin, good thing, and obtaineli lavour of

2 A fool bath no delight in under the Lord. standing, but that his heart may dis 23 The poor useil entreaties; but corer itselr.

the ricli answereth roughly. 3 When the wicked comelli, then 24 A man that huth friends must comelli also contempt, and with igno-show bimsell' Iriendly: and there is miny reproach.

a friend that stickelli closer than a 4 The words of a man's mouth are brower, as deep waters, and the well-epring of

CHAP. XIX. wisdom as a towing brok.

ETTER is the poor of the wicked, to overtbrow the riglat. in eous in judgment.

perverse in liis lips, and is a fool. 6 A fool's lips enter into contention, | 2 Also, that the soul be witboui and bis mouth calleth for strokes. knowledge, it is not good; and he that

7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, bastelh with his feet sinneib. and

liis lips are the share of his soul. 3 Tbe foolisliness of man perverteil: 8 The words of a tale-bearer are as his way: and his beart freluath against wounds, and they go down into the the LORD. minermost parts of the belly.

4 Wealth maketh many friends; I 9 He also that is slothful in his work the poor is separated from his neigh. u broilier to him that is a great waster. bour. 10 The name of the Lord is a strony

5 A false witness shall not be unpui. Lower: the righteous runneth into it, ished; and he that speaketh lies shall and is sale.

not escape. 11 The rich man's wealth is his 6 Many will entreat the favour of the strong city, and as a high wall in his prince: and every man is a friend lu own conceit.

bim that giveth gilts. 12 Before destruction the heart of 7 All the brethren of the poor do man is haughty; and before honour is liate him : how much more do his luinility.

friends go far froin him? he pursueth 13 Hellat answereth a matter before them rtrith: words, yet they are wantbe beareth it, it is folly and shaine uning to him. to lim.

8 He that getteth wisdom loveth liis 14 The spirit of a man will sustain own soul: be that keepeth under: his infirmity; but a wounded spirit sianding eball find good. wlio can bear?

9 A false witness shall not be unpun. 15 The beart of the prudent getteth ished, and he that speakech lies shall knowledge; and the ear of the wise perish. Beeketh knowledge.

10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; 16 A man's gist maketh room for mucli less for a servant to bave rule him, and bringeth him before great over princes.

11 Tlie discretion or a man dererreu. 17 He that is first in his own cause bis anger; and it is his glory to pasu scemeth just; but his neighbour con-over a transgression, etli and searchetli hin).

12 The king's wrath is as the roaring 18 The lot causeth contentions to or a lion ; but his favour is as dew cease, and parteth between the mighty. upon the grass.

19 A brother offended is harder to be 13 A loolislı son is the calamity of lig ulon than a strong city; and their con- lather: and the contentions of a wile fentions are like the bars of a castle, arc a continual dropping 20 A man's belly shall be satisfied! 14 House and riches are lie inherit


Alerul virtues, and

PROVERBS. their contrary vices, ance of fathers; and a prudent wife is 4 The sluggard will not plow by rea join the Lond.

son of the cold: there fore shull 119 beg 15 Slothfulness castest into a deep in harrest, and have nothing. sleep , and an idle soul shall susler 5 Counsel in the heart of man is like hunger.

deep water; but a man of understand.
16 He that keepeth the commanding will draw it out
ment keepeth his own soul; but he 6 Most men will proclaim every one
that despiseth his ways shall die. his own goodness: but a faithful man

17 He that batlı pily upon the poor who can fiud ?
lendeth unto the LORD ; and that 7 The just man walketh in his integri-
wbich he hath given will he pay him ty: his children are blessed after hin,

8 A king that sitteth in the throne
18 Chasten thy son while there is or judgment scattereth away all eril
hope, and let not thy soulspare for his with bis eyes.

9. Who can say, I have made my 19 A nan or great wrath sliali suster heart clean, I am pure from my sin? punishment: für if thou deliver him, 10 Divers weights, and divers measyet tbou inust do it again.

ures, boil or tiem are alike aboinina. 20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction to the LORD. tion, that thou mayest be wise in thy 11 Even a child is known by his do. latter end.

ings, whether his work be pure, and 21 There are many devices in a man's whether it be riglit. beart; nevertheless the counsel of the 12 The hearing ear, and the seeing LOND, that shall sland.

eye, the LOID hath made even both 22 Thic desire of a man is his kind of them. ness: and a poor man is better than a 13 Love not sleep, lest thou come lo liar.

poverty; open thine eyes, and thou 23 The rear of the Lord lenuleth to shalt be satisfied with bread. life: and he that hath it shall abiile 14 It is naught, it is naught,saith the satisfied; he shall not be visited with buyer: but when he ia goile his way, Evi!.

tlet le bonstell. 24 A slothful man hidell his band 15 There is gold, and a multitude of in his boson, and will not so much as rubies: but the lips of knowledge are bring it to his mouth again,

a precious jewel. 25 Sinite a scorner, and the simple 16 Take his garment that is surety will beware : and reprove one that for a stranger: and take a pledge of hath understanding, and he will un- him for a strange woman. derstand knowledge.

17 Bread or deceit is sweet to a man: 26 He that wasteth his father, and but afterwards his mouth shall be fillchaseth away his mother, is a son that sed with gravel. caugeth shame, and bringeth reproach. 18 Every purpose is established by 27 Cease, my son, to lear the instruc-counsel: and with good advice make lion that causeth to err from tlic war words of kuowledye.

19 He that goeth about as a tale. 28 An ungodly witness scorneth bearer revealeth secrets: therefore jurigment: and the mouth of the wick- meddle not with him that Dattereli, ed devoureth iniquity.

with his lips. 29 Judgments are prepared forscorn- 20 Wlioso curseth his father or din ers, and stripes for the back of fools. moller, his lamp shall be put out o CHAP. XX.

obscure darkness. INE is a mocker, strong drink 21 An inheritance may be gotte

is raging : and wliosoever is hastily at the beginning; but the end lleceived thereby is not wise.

thercof slall not be blessed. 2 The fear of a king is as the roaring 22 Say not thou, I will recompensa: of a lion; whoso provokelh him to sevil: but wait on the Lord, aud bis inger sinnell against his own soul. shall save thee.

3. It is an honour for a man to ccage 23 Divers weights are an aboinina from strise : but every fool will be lion unto the Lond; and a false bil wieddling

ance is not good.


Almal vores and

CHAP. XXI, XXII. . then contrary vices. 24 Man's yoings are of llic LORD ; of the poor, be also shall cry himself how cail a inan then understand liig but shall not be heard. Owc ways?

14 A gist in secret pacifieth anger, 25 It is a snare to the man who de- and a roward in the bosom strong voureth that which is holy, and after wratl. rows to make enquiry.

15 It is joy to the just to do july26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, ment: Liut destruction shall be to the and bringeth the wheel over them. workery of iniquity.

27 The spirit of man is the candle of 16 Tlie inan dat wandereth out of the Lord, searching all the inwarıl the way of understanding sliall remain parts of the belly.

in the congregation of the dead. 28 Mercy and truth preserve the 17 He that loveth pleasure shall be il king : and his throue is upholden by poor man; lie that loveth wine and melly'.

oil shall not be rich. 29 The glory of young men is their 18 The wicked shall be a ransom lur strength : and the beauty of old me the righteous, and the transgressor für is the gray head.

We upright. 30 The blueness of a wound cleans- 19 It is better to dwell in the wilder eth away evil; so do stripes the in- vess, than with a coutentious and an ward parts of the belly.

angry woman. CHAP. XXI.

20 There is a treasure to be desired, THE king's heart is in the land of and oil in the dwelling of the wise ;

; wa- a up ter, le turueth it whithersoever he He that followeuh aller righteous. will.

ness and mercy findeui life, righteous 2 Every way of a man is right in his nese, and honour. owneves; but the Lord pondereth 22 A wise man scaleth the city of He licarts.

the mighty, and casteth down the 3 To do justice and judgment is inore strength of the contidence thereof. acceptable to the Lord than sacrilice. 23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and be

4 Aligh look, and a proud heart, tongue,keepelb bis soul from t'oubles. and the plowing of the wicked, is sin. 24 Proud and haughty scomer is his

5 The thoughts of the diligent lend name, wlio dealeth în proud wrath. only to plenteousness : but of every 25 The desire of the slothful killelio one that is lasty, only to want. him ; for bis bands refuse to labour.

6 The getting of treasures by a lying) 26 He coveted greedily all the day tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of long: but the righteous giveth, and them that seek death.

aparelli not. i The robbery of the wicked shall 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is destroy thein; because they refuse to aboinination ; how inuch more, rohen do judgment.

be bringeth it witb a wicked mind? 8 The way of man is froward and 28 A Talse witness shall perislı: but strange: but as for the pure, liis work the man that hearth speaketl conis right.

stantly. 9 It is better to dwell in a corner of 29 A wicked man hardenet, liis fuce: the housc-top, than with a brawling but as for the upright, he directeth his woman in a wide liouse.

Ivay. 10 Tie soul of the wicked desireth 30 There is no wisdom, nor undervil; his neighbour findeth no farour standing, nor counsel, against the !11 liigeyes.

LORD, When the scorner is punished, 31 The horse is prepared against the 1he simple is made wise ; and when day of ballle : but safety is of the the wise is instructed, he receivetb LOND). nowledge.


GOOD name is ratlier to be chio. pletli the liouse of the wicked: bu God overthrowelh the wicked for favour rather than silrer and gold. Wir wickedness.

2 The rich and poor meet together; 13 llioso stojet liis ears al tlic cry the Lord is the maker of the nail

12 The righteous man wisely consid. A sen than great riches, and loving

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