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her fruit is the chief of sweet things. that hath it shall pour out aboinination: and

4 Boast not of thy clothing and raiment, cit. 200. calamities, and overthrew them utterly.

and exalt not thy self in the day of honour : Ado 120 d The Lord hath cast down the thrones

for the works of the Lord are wonderful,
14
of proud princes, and set up the meek in and his works among men are hidden.
their stead.

s Many † kings have sat down upon the f Gre tyre,
15 The Lord hath plucked up the roots ground, and one that was never thought of,
of the proud nations, and planted the low-

hath worn the crown. ly in their place.

6 - Many mighty men have been greatly ‘1 Sam. 14 16 The Lord overthrew countries of the disgraced : and the honourable delivered inheathen, and destroyed them to the foun

to other mens hands. dations of the earth.

Blame not before thou hast examined Deut. 19:40 17 He took some of them away, and de

the truth: understand first, and then rebuke. stroyed them, and hath made their memo

8 Answer not before thou hast heard the Prov. 141 rial to cease from the earth.

cause: neither interrupt men in the midst of 18 Pride was rot made for men,nor furious

their talk.
anger
for them that are born of a woman.

9 Strive not in a matter that concerneth
19 They that fear the Lord are a sure seed, thée not : and sit not in judgment with Ot, ist
and they that love him, an honourable plant:

finners. they that regard not the law, are a dishonour- 1o My son, meddle not with many matable feed; they that transgress the command

ters : for if thou meddle much, thou shalt Or, unfable ments, are a f deceivable feed.

not be innocent : and if thou follow after, goueration,

20 Among brethren, he that is chief is thou shalt not obtain, neither shalt thou* e- Or, 44km honourable, so are they that fear the Lord scape by fleeing.

II There is one that laboureth and tak- 'Prov.io -21 The fear of the Lord goeth before eth pains, and maketh haste, and is so much morotety Or, principa # the obtaining of authority: but roughness

the more bebind. and pride is the losing thereof.

12 Again, there is another that is flow and 22 Whether he be rich, noble or poor, hath need of help, wanting ability, and full their glory is the fear of the Lord.

of

poverty ; b yet the eye of the Lord look- Jobas in 23 It is not meet to despise the poor man ed upon him for good, and set him up from that hath understanding, neither is it con

his low estate, venient to magnifie a sinful man.

13 And lifted up his head from misery, so 24 Great men and judges, and potentates

that many that saw it marvelled at him. shall be honoured, yet is there none of them 14 - Prosperity and adversity, life and Job .. greater than he that feareth the Lord. death, poverty and riches, come of the Lord. · 25 · Unto the servant that is wise shall 15 Wisdom, knowledge, and understand

they that are free do service : and he that ing of the law, are of the Lord: love, and
13 Sam. 12. 13. hath knowledge, will not grudge when he the way of good works, are from him.
is reformed.

16 Error and darkness had their beginning
26 Be not overwise in doing thy busi- together with linners: and evil shall wax old
ness, and boast not thy self in the time of with them that glory therein.
thy distress.

17 The gift of the Lord remaineth with
278 Better is he that laboureth and a- the godly, and his favour bringeth prospe-
boundeth in all things, than he that boast- rity for ever.
eth himself, and wanteth bread.

18 There is that waxeth rich by his wari-
28 My son, glorifie thy soul in meekness, ness and pinching, and this is the portion of
and give it honour according to the dignity

his reward : thereof.

19 Whereas he faith, ' I have found rest, 'Luke 14:19 29 Who will justifie him that sinneth a- and now will eat continually of my goods, gainst his own soul ? and who will honour and yet he knoweth not what time thall f tot, pola him that dishonoureth his own life?

come upon him, and that k he must leave Chap. 14*
30 The poor man is honoured for his skill, those things to others, and die.
and the rich man is honoured for his riches. 20 Be stedfast in thy covenant, and be Matth. 19,
31 He that is honoured in poverty, how

conversant therein, and wax old in thy
much more in riches? and he that is disho- work.
nourable in riches, how much more in po-

21 Marvel not at the works of sinners, but
verty?

trust in the Lord, and abide in thy labour: for C H A P. XI.

it is an easie thing in the sight of the Lord, on
i We may not vaunt nor set forth our felves, the sudden to make a poor man rich.

8 nor answer rafhly, io nor meddle with 22 The blessing of the Lord is f in the re- #0s, for aru
many matters. 14 Wealth and all things else ward of the godly, and suddenly he maketh Wardo
are from God. 24 Brag not of thy wealth, his blessing to flourish.
29 nor bring every man into thy house. 23 Say not, - What profit is there of my - Malos, la

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Chritt cir, 200. affliction there is no more remembrance of 13 Who will pity a charmer that is bitten

Cic. 200. prosperity.

with a serpent, or any such as come nigh wild
26 For it is an easie thing unto the Lord beasts?
in the day of death, to reward a man accor-' 14 So one that goeth to a sinter, and is t + Or, mingledo
ding to his ways.

defiled with him in his fins; who will pity?
27 The affliction of an hour maketh a man 15 For a while he will abide with thee, but
forget pleasure : and in his end his deeds shall if thou begin to fall, he will not tarry.
be discovered.

16 An enemy speaketh sweetly with his
28 Judge none blessed before his death : lips, but in his heart he imagineth how to
for a man shall be known in his children. throw thee into a pit: he will • weep with •J4.41. G.

29 Bring not every man into thine house: his eyes, but if he find opportunity, he will, for the deceitful man hath many trains. not be satisfied with blood.

30 Like as a partridge taken [and kept ) in 17. If adversity come upon thee, thou shale a cage, so is the heart of the proud ; and like find him there first, and though he pretend to as a lpy, watcheth he for thy fall.

help thee, yet shall he fundermine thee. #ot, supplants
31 For he lieth in wait, and turneth good 18 He will shake his head, and clap his
into evil, and in things worthy praise will lay hands, and whisper much, and change his
blame upon thee.
32 Of a spark of fire a heap of coals is

CHA P. XIII.
kindled : and a sinful man layeth wait for 1 Keep not company with the proud, ori a
blood.

mightier than thy self. 15 Like will to
33 Take heed of a mischievous man, (for like. 21 The difference between the rich
he worketh wickedness) left he bring upon and the poor. 25 A mans heart will change
thee a perpetual blot.

his countenance. 34. Receive a stranger into thine house, and E that toucheth pitch shall be defiled he will disturb thee, and turn thee out of thine therewith, and · he that hath fellow- · Deut. 70 21

ship with a proud man, shall be like unto CH A P. XII.

him. 2 Be not liberal to the ungodly. 10 Trust

2 Burden not thy self above thy power, not thine enemy, nor the wicked.

while thou livest, and have no fellowship with Hen thou wilt do good, know to one that is mightier and richer than thy self.

whom thou dost it : so fhalt thou For how agree the kettle and the earthen pot be thanked for thy benefits.

together?* for if the one be smitten against Gl. this shall

(mite againji sto
2 Do good to the godly man, and thou the other, it shall be broken.
fhalt find a recompence ; and if not from 3 The rich man hath done wrong, and yet
him, yet from the most High.

he threatneth withal: the poor is wronged,
3 There can no good come to him that and he must intreat also.
is always occupied in evil : nor to him that If thou be for his profit, he will use
giveth no alms.

thee: but if thou have nothing, he will for-
4. Give to the godly man, and help not a

fake thee.
finner.

5 If thou have any thing, he will live with
5 Do well unto him that is lowly, but give thee : yea, he will make thee bare, and will
not to the ungodly: hold back thy bread, and not be sorry for it.
give it not unto him, left he over-master thee 6 If he have need of thee, he will deceive
thereby. For [else ] thou shalt receive twice thee, and smile upon thee, and put thee in
as much evil for all the good thou shalt have hope, he will speak thee fair, and say, What
done unto him.

wantest thou?
6 For the most High hateth sinners, and 7 And he will shame thee by his meats,
will repay vengeance unto the ungodly, and until he have drawn thee dry twice or thrice,

keepeth them against the mighty day of their and at the last he will laugh thee to scorn :
4
punishment.

afterward when he seeth thee, he will forsake
7 Give unto the good, and help not the thee, and shake his head at thee.
finner

8 Beware that thou be not deceived, and
8 A friend cannot be known in prosperity, brought down tin thy jollity:

Of, by sofon and an enemy cannot be hidden in adversity. 9 ffthou be invited of a mighty man, with- plicity

9 In the prosperity of a man enemies will draw thy self, and so much the more will he
be grieved: but in his adversity even a friend invite thee.
will depart.

10 Press thou not upon him, lest thou be
10 Never trust thine enemy : for like as put back; stand not far off, left thou be for-
* iron rusteth, so is his wickedness.

gotten.
11 Though he humble himself and go. 11 | Affect not to be made equal unto for. Forbear noe
crouching, yet take good heed, and beware him in talk, * and believe not his many • Os, bet.
of him, and thou shalt be unto him, as if words: for with much communication will
thou hadít wiped a looking-glass, and thou he tempt thee, and smiling upon thee will
shalt know that his rust hath not been alto- get out thy secrets:
gether wiped away.

12 But cruelly he will lay up thy words,
12 Set him not by thee, left when he hath and will not spare to do thce hurt, and to
overthrown thee, he stand up in thy place; put thee in prison.
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walkest in peril of thy overthrowing: when with his portion, and the iniquity of the
thou hearelt these things, awake in thy sleep. wicked drieth up his soul.

Chrit 14 Love the Lord all thy life, and call 10 A wicked eye envieth [his ] bread, Prov. 29. upon him for thy salvation.

and he is a niggard at his table.
15 Every beast loveth his like, and every 11 My son, according to thy ability do
man loveth his neighbour.

good to thy felf, and give the Lord his due
16 All flesh conforteth according to kind, offering.
and a man will cleave to his like.

12 Remember that death will not be long
b What fellowship hath the wolf with in coming, and that the covenant of the
the lamb ? so the finner with the godly. grave is not fhewed unto thee.

18 What agreement is there between the 13 ^ Do good unto thy friend before Tobit :- 7. hyena and a dog? and what peace between thou die, and according to thy ability stretch the rich and the poor?

out thy hand and give to him. 19

As the wild ass is the lions prey in 14 Defraud not thy self of f the good &c. & 6.de • James z. 6. the wilderness: soothe rich eat up the poor. day, and let not the part of a good desire to the fuego

20. As the proud hate humility : fo doth overpass thee.
the rich abhor the poor.

15 Shalt thou not leave thy travels un-! Verse 4.
21 A rich man beginning to fall, is held, to another ? and thy labours to be divided
up of his friends : but a poor man being by lot?
down, is thrust also away by his friends. 16 Give, and take, and sanctifie thy soul,

22 When a rich man is fallen, he hath for there is no seeking of dainties in the grave.
many helpers: he speaketh things not to be

17 & All flesh waxeth old as a garment : Ifaiah 40264 spoken, and yet men justifie him : the poor for the covenant from the beginning is, Hebr. 1. 11.

James 1. 10. Thou shalt die the death. man Nipt, and yet they rebuked him too ; he fpake wisely, and could have no place.

18 As of the green leaves on a thick tree, Job 29.9. 23 When a rich man speaketh, every

some fall and some grow ; so is the gene-man holdeth his tongue, and look what he ration of flesh and blood, h one cometh to Ecclos 1o 4 faith, they extol it to the clouds: but if the an end, and another is born. poor man speak, they say, What fellow is 19 Every work rotteth and comsumeth this ? and if he stumble, they will help to away, and the worker thereof (hall go withal. overthrow him.

i Blessed is the man that doth medi- ' Pfal, 1. 2: 24 Riches are good unto him that hath tate good things in wisdom, and that reano sin, and poverty is evil in the mouth of foneth of holy things by his understanding, the ungodly:

21. He that considereth her ways in his
25 The heart of a man changeth his heart, shall also have understanding in her
countenance, whether it be for good or

secrets.
evil : and a merry heart maketh a cheerful 22 Go after her as one that traceth, and
countenance.

lie in wait in her ways.
26 A cheerful countenance is a token of 23 He that prieth in at her windows, shall
a heart that is in prosperity, and the finding also hearken at her doors.
out of parables is a wearisom labour of the 24 He that doth lodge near her house,

#OE, fake mind.

shall also fasten a pin in her walls. CHA P. XIV.

25 He shall pitch his tent nigh unto her,
I A good conscience maketh men happy. 5 and shall lodge in a lodging where good

The niggard doth good to none. 13 But things are.
do thou good.

20 Men are happy that 26 He shall set his children under her
draw near to wisdom.

shelter, and shall lodge under her branches. · Chap. 19. 16. a Leffed is the inan that hath not flipt 27 By her he Thall be covered from wild. 10,1%. James 3. 20 with his mouth, and is not pricked heat, and in her glory shall he dwell. * Os, forrow. with the * multitude of sins.

CHA P. XV.
2 Blessed is he whose conscience hath 2 Wisdom embraceth those that fear God. 7
not condemned him, and who is not fallen The wicked Mall not get her. u We may
from his hope in the Lord.

not charge God with our faults : 14 for
3 Riches are not comely for a niggard : he made, and left us to our felves.
and what should an envious man do with E that feareth the Lord will do good,

and he that hath the knowledge of the
4. He that gathereth by defrauding his law shall obtain her.
•Chap. 11. 19. own soul, 5 gathereth for others that shall 2 And as a mother shall she meet him, and
spend his goods riotoully.

receive him as a wife married of a virgin.
5 He that is evil to himself, to whom 3. With the bread of understanding shall
will he be good ? he Thall not take pleasure the feed him, and give him the water of
in his goods.

wisdom to drink.
6 There is none worse than he that en-

4 He shall be stayed upon her, and shall
vieth himself, and this is a recompence of not be moved, and shall rely upon her, and
his wickedness.

shall not be confounded.
7 And if he doth good, he doth it un- 5 She shall exalt him above his neigh-
willingly, and at the last he will declare his bours, and in the midst of the congregation
wickedness.

shall the open his mouth.
8 The envious man hath a wicked eye, 6 He shall find joy, and a crown of
be turneth away his face, and despiseth men.

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2Before gladness, and she shall cause him to inherit men, who were gathered together in the Before Chi Chuilt an everlasting name.

hardness of their hearts.

Chitt 7 But foolish men shall not attain unto 11 And if there be one ftiff-necked a

cir. 200. elt: cit. 200. her, and sinncrs shall not see her.

mong the people, it is marvel if he escape 8 For she is far from pride, and men that unpunished: forf mercy and wrath are with 'Chapo so se are liars cannot remember her.

him ; he is mighty to forgive, and to pour 9 Praise is not seemly in the mouth of out displeasure. *01, A parahle, a sinner, for f it was not fent him of the Lord. 12 As his mercy is great, so is his corre

10 For praise shall be uttered in wif- ction also : ; he judgeth a man according Plat. 62. $24 # Or, ratber, - dom, and the Lord will prosper it.

to his works.
11 Say not thou, It is through the Lord 13 The finner shall not escape with his
that I fell away: for thou oughtest not to spoils, and the patience of the godly shall
do the things that he hateth.

not be frustrate.
12 Say not thou, He hath caused me to 14 Make way for every work of mercy :
err : for he hath no need of the sinful man. for every man fhall find according to his

13 The Lord hateth all abomination, and works.
they that fear God love it not.

15 The Lord hardned Pharaoh, that he 14 He himself b made man from the be- should not know him, that his powerful ginning, and left him in the hand of his works might be known to the world. counsel :

16 His mercy is manifest to every crea15 If thou wilt, to o keep the command- ture, and h he hath separated his light from "Gen. so mi ments, and to perform acceptable faithfulness. the darkness, with an $ adamant.

| Or, firing spils Josh. 24. 15.

16 d He hath set fire and water before 17 Say not thou, I will hide my self from parainon. thee : stretch forth thy hand unto whether the Lord : shall any remember me from athou wilt.

bove? I shall not be remembred among so Petr , Jerem. 21. 8. 17. Before man is life and death, and many people : for what is my soul among whether him liketh, shall be given him.

such an infinite number of creatures ? 18 For the wisdom of the Lord is great, 18 Behold, the heaven, and the heaven of ', Kings 8,2% and he is mighty in power, and beholdeth heavens, the deep, and the earth, and all that i Pet.p.1,se. all things :

therein is, shall be moved when he thall visit. Pfal. 1 3. 18.&

19 And his eyes are upon them that fear 19 The mountains also, and foundations Hebt. 4. 13. him, and he knoweth every work of man.

of the earth shall be shaken with trembling, 20 He hath commanded no man to do when the Lord looketh upon them. wickedly, neither hath he given any man

20 No heart can think upon these things
licence to sin.

worthily : and who is able to conceive his
CHAP. . XVI.
I It is better to have none, than many lewd 21 It is a tempest which no man can fee:

children. 6 The wicked are not spared for the most part of his works are hid.
for their number. 12. Both the wrath 22 Who can declare the works of his
and the mercy of the Lord are great. justice ; or who can endure them? for his
17
The wicked cannot be hid.

20 Gods

covenant is afar off, and the trial of all things
works are un searchable.

is in the end.
Efire not a multitude of unprofitable 23 He that wanteth understanding, will

children, neither delight in ungodly think upon vain things : and a foolish man
fons.

erring, imagineth follies.
2 Though they multiply, rejoyce not in 24. My son, hearken unto me, and learn
them, except the fear of the Lord be with knowledge, and mark my words with thy
them.

heart.
3 Trust not thou in their life, neither re- I will fhew forth doctrine in weight,
spect their multitude for one that is just and declare his knowledge exactly.
is better than a thousand, and better it is 26 The works of the Lord are done in
to die without children, than to have them judgment from the beginning : and froin
that are ungodly.

the time he made them, he disposed the
4. For by one that hath understanding, parts thereof.
"Or, tribe.

fhall the city be replenished: but the * kindred 27 He garnished his works for ever, and
of the wicked shall speedily become desolate. in his hand are the * chief of them unto all * Or, beginning?

5 Many such things have I seen with generations : they neither labour, nor are
mine eyes, and mine ear hath heard greater weary, nor cease from their works.
things than these.

28 None of them hindreth another, and •Chap. 21. 9. 6. In the congregation of the ungodly they shall never disobey his word.

shall a fire be kindled, and in a rebellious 29 After this the Lord looked upon the tor, hath been, nation wrath † is set on fire.

earth, and filled it with his blessings.
• He was not pacified towards the old 30 With all manner of living things hath
giants, who fell away in the strength of he covered the face thereof, and they shall
their foolishness.

return into it again.
8 · Neither spared he the place where

C H A P. XVII. * Ezek. 16.4% Lot fojourned, but a abhorred them for i How God created and furnished man. their pride.

Avoid all sin : 19 for God seeth all 9 He pitied not the people of perdition, things. 25 Turn to him while thou liv• Numb. 14.1s. who were taken away in their fins :

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14 Love the Lord all thy life, and call 10 A wicked 'eye envieth [his] bread, bronz upon him for thy salvation.

and he is a niggard at his table.
15 Every beast loveth his like, and every 11 My son, according to thy ability do
man loveth his neighbour.

good to thy felf, and give the Lord his due
16 All flesh conforteth according to kind, offering:
and a man will cleave to his like.

12 Remember that death will not be long
17 b What fellowship hath the wolf with in coming, and that the covenant of the
the lamb ? so the finner with the godly. grave is not fhewed unto thee.

18 What agreement is there between the 13 ^ Do good unto thy friend before
hyena and a dog? and what peace between thou die, and according to thy ability stretch
the rich and the poor?

out thy hand and give to him.
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20 As the proud hate humility : fo doth overpass thee. the rich abhor the poor.

15' Shalt thou not leave thy travels un- ' Verke s. 21 A rich man beginning to fall, is held to another ? and thy labours to be divided up of his friends : but a poor man being by lot ? down, is thrust also away by his friends. 16 Give, and take, and fanctifie thy soul,

22 When a rich man is fallen, he hath for there is no seeking of dainties in the grave. many helpers: he speaketh things not to be

17 8 All flesh waxeth old as a garment : leiab ta. spoken, and yet men justifie him : the poor for the covenant from the beginning is, Hebt

. . man slipt, and yet they rebuked him too ;

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have no place.

18 As of the green leaves on a thick tree, Job 29. g. 23 When a rich man speaketh, - every

some fall and some grow ; so is the gene-
man holdeth his tongue, and look what he ration of flesh and blood, h one cometh to
faith, they extol it to the clouds: but if the an end, and another is born.
poor man speak, they say, What fellow is 19 Every work rotteth and comfumeth
this ? and if he stumble, they will help to away, and the worker thereof (hall go

withal.
overthrow him.

· Blessed is the man that doth medi- ' plal, ti a 24 Riches are good unto him that hath tate good things in wisdom, and that reano sin, and poverty is evil in the mouth of foneth of holy things by his understanding. the ungodly;

21 He that considereth her ways in his
25 The heart of a man changeth his heart, shall also have understanding in her
countenance, whether it be for good or

secrets.
evil : and a merry heart maketh a cheerful 22 Go after her as one that traceth, and
countenance.

lie in wait in her ways.
26 A cheerful countenance is a token of 23 He that prieth in at her windows, shall
a heart that is in prosperity, and the finding also hearken at her doors.
out of parables is a wearisom labour of the 24 He that doth lodge near her house,
mind.
shall also faften a # pin in her walls.

01, faks CH A P. XIV.

25 He shall pitch his tent nigh unto her,
1 A good conscience maketh men happy. 5 and shall lodge in a lodging where good

The niggard doth good to none. 13 But things are.
do thou good.

20 Men are happy that 26 He shall set his children under her
draw near to wisdom.

shelter, and shall lodge under her branches. • Chap 19. 16. Lessed is the inan that hath not flipt 27 By her he Thall be covered from wild 10.11.

with his mouth, and is not pricked heat, and in her glory shall he dwell. * Os, forrow. with the * multitude of sins.

CHA P. XV.
2 Blessed is he whose conscience hath 2 Wisdom embraceth those that fear God. 7
not condemned him, and who is not fallen The wicked shall not get her. II We may
from his hope in the Lord.

not charge God with our faults :
3. Riches are not comely for a niggard : he made, and left us to our felves.
and what should an envious man do with E that feareth the Lord will do good,
money?

and he that hath the knowledge of the
4. He that gathereth by defrauding his law shall obtain her.
*Chap. 11. 19. own soul, gathereth for others that shall 2 And as a mother shall she meet him, and
spend his goods riotously.

receive him as a wife married of a virgin.
5 He that is evil to himself, to whom 3. With the bread of understanding shall
will he be good ? he shall not take pleasure she feed him, and give him the water of
in his goods.

wisdom to drink.
6 There is none worse than he that en- 4 He shall be stayed upon her, and shall
vieth himself, and this is a recompence of not be moved, and shall rely upon her, and
his wickedness.

shall not be confounded.
7 And if he doth good, he doth it un- 5 She shall exalt him above his neigh-
willingly, and at the last he will declare his bours, and in the midst of the congregation
wickedness.

shall the open his mouth.
8 The envious man hath a wicked eye, 6 He İhall find joy, and a crown of
he turneth away his face, and despiseth men.

gladness,

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