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wird. 2. 23.
13, 19. Baruch 2. 17.
3. 19. & S. 2.
& 7. 1, 6.
Gen. 1. 20. & 9. 6. 1 Cor. 11. 7.
21,0 22, & 23.
Before He Lord · created man of the earth, 27
| Who shall praise the most High in the Before Chritt and turned him into it again. grave, in stead of them which live and give
Chrilt 2 He gave them few days, and a short thanks? cit. 200. "Gen. 1.23 ide time, and power also over the things therein.
28 Thanksgiving perisheth from the dead, ipi. 3.5.16
cir. 200. 3 He endued them with strength by them as from one that is not: the living and found 115.17. Ifa. 3%. selyes, and b made them according to his in heart shall praise the Lord. image,
29 How great is the loving kindness of 4 And put the fear* of man upon all flesh, the Lord our God, and his compassion unColeman and gave him dominion over beasts and fowls. to such as turn unto him in holiness !
5 [They received the use of the five ope 30 For all things cannot be in men, be-
·31 m What is brighter than the sun ? yet - Job 25.4, s.
will imagine evil.
7 Withal, he filled them with the know alhes.
CH A P. XVIII. good and evil.
4 Gods works are to be wondred at. 9 Mans
9 He gave them to glory in his marvel 22 Defer not to be justified. 30 Follow
E that liveth for ever, · created all things • Gen. Io ti
Lord only is righteous, and there is
none other but he.
13 Their eyes saw the majesty of his glo- he is the King of all, by his power dividing Lev. 10. 10.
To whom hath he given power to de* Exod. zo, unrighteousness, and he gave every man clare his works? cand who shall find out his • Pfal. 106. 2
commandment concerning his neighbour. noble acts ?
15 Their ways are ever before him, and 5 Who shall number the strength of his
majesty? and who shall also tell out his mer-
there may nothing be taken from them, nei17 Ford in the division of the nations of ther may any thing be put unto them, 'neie Roin. 13. 1. the whole earth, he fet a ruler over every ther can the ground of them be found out :
people ; but Ifrael is the Lords portion : 7 When a man hath done, then he begin
18 Whom being his first-born, he nou neth ; and when he leaveth off, then he shall
Therefore all their works are as the what is his good, and what is his evil ?
most are an hundred years.
a thousand years to the days of eternity.
12 He saw and perceived their end to be * Chap 29. 11, 22 The 8 alms of a man is as a signet evil; therefore he multiplied his compassion.
with him, and he will keep the good deeds 13 The mercy of man is toward his neigh-
h Afterwards he will rise up and re teacheth, and bringeth again, as a shepherd
14 He hath mercy on them that receive
But unto them that repent, he grant- discipline, and that diligently seek after
15 My son, blemish not thy good deeds, Chap. 41. 32 k Jerem. 3. 12.
k Return unto the Lord, and forsake neither use uncomfortable words when thou
thy sins, make thy prayer before his face, givest any thing. + Or, lesen shy and t offend less. offence.
16 Shall not the dew asswage the heat ? 26 Turn again to the most High, and turn so is a word better than a gift.
away from iniquity : for he will lead thee 17 Lo, is not a word better than a gift? Os, illumina out of darkness into the light of health,
light of health, but both are with a gracious man. and hate thou abomination vehemently.
d Deut. 32. 3,9.
"Deut. 4. 20. & 10. 190
• 2 Pet. 3. %.
Matih. 25. 14, 39.
TAds 3. 19.
Chap. xix, xx.
* Or, beart,
Matth. 18. 130
f Chap. 14. 10 James 3. 2.
22. 2, 146
foze 18 A fool will upbraid churlishly, and a not of other mens lives, and if thou canst Before
without offence, reveal them not. eitt gift of the envious confumeth the eyes. 19 Learn before thou speak, and use phy
9 For he heard and observed thee, and
Chritt 200.* fick or ever thou be fick.
when time cometh he will † hate thee.
cit. 2002 20 Before judgment 5 examine thy self,
ţ Oz, how hir
10 If thou hast heard a word, let it die hatred.' and in the day of visitation thou shalt find with thee, and be bold, it will not burst thee.
IL A fool travaileth with a word, as a mercy.
21 Humble thy self before thou be sick, woman in labour of a child. and in the time of fins fhew repentance.
12 As an arrow that sticketh in a mans 22." Let nothing hinder thee to pay thy thigh, fo is a word within a fools belly. vow in due time, and defer not until death
Admonish a friend, it may be he Levit. 17:19 to be justified.
hath not done it : and if he have done it, 23 Before thou prayest, prepare thy self ;
that he do it no more. and be not as one that tempteth the Lord. 14 * JAdmonish thy friend, it may be he * Of, Reprovei
24 · Think upon' the wrath that shall be hath not said it : and if he have, that he at the end, and the time of vengeance when speak it not again. he shall turn away his face.
15 Admonish a friend: for many times it 25 When thou hast enough, remember is a slander, and believe not every tale. the time of hunger : and when thou art rich,
16. There is one that slippeth in his speech, think upon poverty and need.
but not t from his heart ; and who is he † Or, twillinglyo 26. From the morning until the evening
that hath not offended with his f tongue ? the time is changed, and all things are soon
17 † Admonish thy neighbour before thou é Or, Reproves done before the Lord.
threaten him, and not being angry, give :27. * A wise man will fear in every thing, place to the law of the most High . and in the day of finning he will beware of step * to be accepted (of him] and wisdom of nuditing
18 & The fear of the Lord is the first . Prov. 5. 4. offence: but a fool will not observe time. 28 Every man of understanding knoweth
obtaineth his love. wisdom, and will give praise unto him that 19 The knowledge of the commandments found her.
of the Lord, is the doctrine of life : and 29 They that were of understanding in they that do things that please him, shall h "Revel. 9.90 € sayings, became also wise themselves, and receive the fruit of the tree of immortality. poured forth exquisite parables.
20 The fear of the Lord is all wisdom, Go not after thy lusts, but refrain
and in all wisdom is the performance of the thy self from thine appetites.
law, and the knowledge of his omnipotency. :31 If thou givest thy soul the desires that 21 'If a servant say to his master, I will not Matth. 21.391 please her, the will make thee a laughing: do as it pleaseth thee, though afterward he stock to thine enemies that malign thee... do it, he angreth him that nourisheth him.
::32 Take not pleasure in much good cheer, 22 The knowledge of wickedness is not neither be tied to the expence thereof. wisdom, neither at any time the counsel of
33 Be not made a beggar by banqueting sinners prudence. upon borrowing, when thou hast nothing in 23 There is a wickedness, and the same thy purse : for thou shalt lie in wait for an abomination, and there is a fool wanting thine own life, and be talked on.
in wisdom. CHA P. XIX.
24 He that hath small understanding, and 2 Wine and women seduce wise men. 7 Say' feareth God, is better than one that hath
not all thou heareft. 17 Reprove thy much wisdom, and tranfgresseth the law of
the most High. wisdom in wickedness.
25 There is an exquisite subtilty, and the Labouring man that is given to drun fame is unjust, and there is one that turneth
kennefs shall not be rich : and he that aside to make judgment appear : and there contemneth small things shall fall by little is a wise man that † justifieth in judgment. f Os, Judgave and little.
26 There is a wicked man that hangeth 12 - Wine and b women will make men of down his head † fadly ; but inwardly he is #0s, in blacks ".. understanding to fall away : and he that
full of deceit, cleaveth to harlots will become impudent. 27. Casting down his countenance, and
3 Moths and worms shall have him to making as if he heard not: where he is not heritage, and a bold man shall be taken a known, he will do thee a mischief before
thou be aware. way.
4. He that is hasty to give credit is light 28 And if for want of power he be hinminded, and he that sinneth shall offend a dred from sinning, yet when he findeth opgainst his own soul.
portunity he will do evil. 5 Whoso taketh pleasure in wickedness 29 A man may be known by his look, shall be condemned: but he that relisteth and one that hath understanding by his counpleasures, crowneth his life.
tenance, when thou meetest him. 6 He that can rule his tongue shall live 30 A mans attire, and * excessive laugh- " Chap. 21. 20 without strife, and he that hateth babbling, 'ter, and gate, thew what he is. shall have less evil.
C H A P. XX.
lying. 27 of divers advertisements.
& 28. 19.
Before Here is a reproof that is not * comely 25 A thief is better than a man that is Before Chiiit
again holdeth his tongue, accustomed to lie ; but' both and he is wise.
destruction to heritage. cir. 200.
2 It is much better to reprove, than to 26 The disposition of a liar is disho- cir. 200. *Or, lenfonavle,
* Os, ignano mj. be angry secretly : and he that confefleth nourable, and his shame is ever with him. his fault, shall be preserved from hurt.
27. A wise man fall promote himself to
honour with his words : and he that hath
28 b He that tilleth his land, shall increase Prov. 12. 11. • Chap 20,3 4. As is the lust of · an einuch to de his heap : and he that pleaseth great men,
flower a virgin ; so is he that executeth shall get pardon for iniquity.
Presents and gifts blind the eyes of Exod. 23. s. 5 There is one that keepeth silence and the wise, and † stop up his mouth that he Deut. 16. 19, is found wise: and another by much babbling cannot reprove. becometh hateful.
30 Wisdom that is hid, and treasure that 6 Some man holdeth his tongue, because is hoarded up, what profit is in them both? he hath not to answer : and some keepeth
k Better is he that hideth his folly, *Chap. 41.19 • Eccles 3.9. silence, 6 knowing his time.
than a man that hideth his wisdom.
he see opportunity: but a babbler and a fool is better than he that leadeth his life with-
out a guide.
CHA P. XXI.
presion will undo the rich. 9 The end of the
There is a sinner that hath good fuc unjuft mall be naught. 12 The differences
Y fon? no more,
but- ask pardon for thy former sins.
Psal. 41. 40 and there is a gift whose recompence is double 2 Flee from sin as from the face of a fer- Luke is. ale
11 There is an abasement because of glo- pent : for if thou comest too near it, it will
a lion, Naying the souls of men.
the wounds whereof cannot be healed.
be made desolate. The gift of a fool shall do thee no good 5 • A prayer out of a poor mans mouth bExod.3.9.
when thou hastit; neither yet of the envious reacheth to the ears of God, and his judg- & 120 33. * Gr. for hures for his necessity: * for he looketh to receive ment cometh speedily. many things for one.
6 He that hateth to be reproved, is in the •Chap 41.22 15 He giveth little and upbraideth much, way of sinners: but he that feareth the Lord, he openeth his mouth like a crier; to day he will * repent from his heart.
Gl be converted
16 The fool faith, I have no friends, I slippeth.
17 How oft, and of how many shall he self stones for the tomb of his burial.
is a flame of fire to destroy them.
He that keepeth the law of the Joha 7. 178 for, in una
19 † An unseasonable tale will always be Lord, getteth the. understanding thereof :
and the perfection of the fear of the Lord
tor, witty. not speak it in due season.
taught : but there is # wisdom which mul21 There is that hindreth from sinning tiplieth bitterness.
# Os, subsites through want: and when he taketh rest, he 13 The knowledge of a wise man shall 31. Ball not be † lhall not be troubled.
abound like a flood : and his counsel is like 7 Chap 41 I.
f There is that destroyeth his own soul a pure fountain of life.
will commend it, and s add unto it : but e Prov. g. si :Chop: 15+ I. 24 8 A lie is a foul blot in a man, yet it is alsoon as one of no understanding heareth continually in the mouth of the untaught.
Or, not to be
Before it, it displeaseth him, and he casteth it behind disdain and want of nurture, do stain the Before
his back. Chriit
nobility of their kindred.
Chritt 16 The talking of a fool is like a burden in 6 Weep for the dead, for he hath loft (IC. 200.
cir. 200 the way: but grace shall be found in the lips the light: and weep for the fool, for he
– Chap 18.10 of the wise.
wanteth understanding : make little weeping
12 - Seven days do men mourni for him "Ged. soul.
13 Talk not much with a fool, and
not enquired after.
19 Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the to him that hath no understanding : d beware Chap. 129786
feet, and like manacles on the right hand. of him left thou have trouble, and thou shalt chap 151 h A fool lifteth up his voice with laugh never be defiled with his fooleries : depart # Or, when hele ter, but a wise man doth scarce smile a little. from him, and thou shalt find rest, and ne
shares off his filche 21 Learning is unto a wise man as an orna ver be * disquieted with madness.
*Or, wearicde ment of gold, and like a bracelet upon his right 14. What is heavier than lead ? and what arm.
is the name thereof, but a fool ?
so the heart that is stablished by advised
It is the rudeness of a man to hearken counsel, shall fear at no time.
derstanding, is as a fair plaistering + on the top of pain
the imagination of a fool, cannot stand a-
19 He that pricketh the eye, will make
maketh it to thew her knowledge.
his friend, breaketh friendship.
thy friend, fear not : for there may be a
stone, and every one will hiss him pride, or disclosing of secrets, or a trea- Chap. 29. 179
cherous wound : for, for these things every
verty, that thou mayst rejoyce in his pro-
him in his heritage : for a mean estate is 4 A wise daughter * shall bring an in not always to be contemned; nor the rich Or, shall bezbe heritance to her husband : but she that li that is foolish, to be had in admiration.
vėth dishonestly, is her fathers heaviness. 24 As the vapour and smoke of a furnace
5 She that is bold, dishonoureth both her goéth before the fire; so reviling before blood. father and her husband, but they both shall 25 I will not be ashamed to defend a despise her.
friend: neither will I hide my self from him. : 6 A tale out of season [is as į musick in 26 And if any evil happen unto me by mourning : but stripes and correction of him, every one that heareth it will beware wisdom are never out of time.
that I fall not suddenly by them, and that
CH A P. XXIII.
wherewithal, they shall cover the baseness of parents. 16 Of three sorts of fin. 23 The
adulterous wife finneth many ways.
« Prov. 13. 23. • brir of her husa banda
Deut. 22, 22.
* Exod. 20.1.
Chap 27. Madril. 5:33,
25cfoze Lord, Father Governor all my 19 Such a man only feareth the eyes of Before Chilt whole life, leave me not to their men, and knoweth not that the eyes of the
Chiit counsels, and let me not fall by them. Lord are -ten thousand times brighter than cit. 1oo.
cir. 200. 2 Who will fet scourges over my thoughts, the sun, beholding all the ways of men, and and the discipline of wisdom over mine heart? considering the most secret parts. that they spare me not for mine ignorances, 20 He knew all things ere ever they were and it pass not by my sins :
created; so also after they were perfected, 3 Left mine ignorances increase, and my he looked
he looked upon them all
. sins abound to my destruction, and I fall before 21 ? This man fhall be punished in the 'Lev.20.10. inine adversaries, and mine enemy rejoyce streets of the city, and where he suspecteth over me, whose hope is far from thy mercy. not he shall be taken.
4 O Lord, Father and God of my life, give 22 Thus shall it go also with the wife that
me not a proud look, but turn away from leaveth her husband, and bringeth in an heir *Os, a gianto thy fervants always a haughty mind. by $ another.
6 Let not the greediness of the belly, nor he hath played the whore in adultery, and
7 Hear, o ye children, the discipline of gregation, and * inquisition shall be made of Or, vificatione
25 Her h children shall not take root, and wild. +- 3.
sed, and her reproach shall not be blotted
there is nothing better than the fear of the
28 It is great glory to follow the Lord,
CHA P. XXIV.
offence; and if he swear in vain, he shall not fection.
Isdom shall praise her self, and shall The praise of calamities.
glory in the midst of her people.
wisdom 12 b There is a word that is clothed a 2 In the congregation of the most High bout with death : God grant that it be not shall she open her mouth, and triumph befound in the heritage of Jacob, for all such fore his power. things shall be far from the godly, and they 3 I came out of the mouth of the most shall not wallow in their sins.
High, and covered the earth as
a cloud. *Os, a miß. 13 Use not thy mouth to intemperate 4. I dwelt in high places, and my throne Job 22. 14 swearing, for therein is the word of lin. is in a cloudy pillar,
14 'Remember thy father and thy mo 5 I alone compassed the circuit of heaven,
7 With all these I sought reft : and in
commandment, and he that made me cau-
He created me from the beginning e Prov. 6. dy of his flesh, will never cease till he hath before the world, and I shall never fail. kindled a fire.
10 In the d holy tabernacle I served before dExod. 31.5 17 + All bread is sweet to a whoremong- him: and so was 1 established in Sion. er, he will not leave off till he die.
II · Likewise in the beloved city he . Plal. 112.6 18 A man that breaketh wedlock, saying gave me rest, and in Jerusalem was' my tos, balro Job 34. 150 thus in his heart, • Who seeth me? I am
& Pior. y. 17.
Ha. 29. 15.