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and their contrary rices. 21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nev-} 23 Divers weights are an abomination unto the CHRIST

ertheless, the counsel of the LORD, that shall 6 stand. LORD ; and a false balance is not good.

22 The desire of a man is this kindness : and a 24 Man's goings are of the LORD: how can a plo. 48, 10. Acis 5, 13." poor man is better than a liar.

man then 'understand his own way? 23 - The fear of the LORD tendeth to life; and he 25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that avhich " Isa. 26, 12. that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited is holy, and after vows to make inquiry. with evil.

26 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bring24 A slothful man hideth his hand in his 'bosom, eth the wheel over them. no 15. 22, 1, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth ayain. 27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD,

25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will m beware; searching all the inward parts of the belly. 1 ch. 26, 15. and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will 28 * Mercy and truth preserve the king; and his 11. m Deut. 13, " understand knowledge.

throne is upholden by mercy, 26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away 29 The glory of young men is their strength ; and Jer. 9 2s, n eb. 9, 8. his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth the beauty of old men is the gray head. reproach.

30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: o John 10,

27 Cease, my son, ° to hear the instruction that so do " stripes the inward parts of the belly. causeth to crr from the words of knowledge.

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2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes : Luke lo, CHAPTER XX.

but the LORD pondereth the hearts.
VINE is a a mocker, strong drink is raging: and 3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable

whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. to the LORD than sacrifice.
2 The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: 4 A high look, and a proud heart, and the || plow- Nie.6,7,-
whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his ing of the wicked, is sin.
own soul.

5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plen- en 3 It is an honour for a man to cease from strife :} teousness; but of every one that is hasty, only to want. 2 Pet. 2, 13 but every fool will be meddling.

6 The getting of treasures hy a lying tongue is a c2 Sam.':. 4. The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death. therefore shall be "beg in harvest, and have nothing. 7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them ;

5 Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water : because they refuse to do judgment. but a man of understanding will draw it out.

8 The way of man is froward and strange: but as f Mat. 57, 6 Most men will proclaim every one his own for the 5 pure, his work is right. g Ps. 12 1. goodness : but a faithful man % who can find ?

9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the house-top,
7 The just man walketh in his "integrity: his chil- } than with a brawling woman in a wide house.
dren are blessed after him.

10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil : his bls. 5ti, 11.
8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment neighbour findeth i no favour in his eyes.
scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is 9 Who can say, I have made my k heart clean, I * made wise ; and when the wise is instructed, he k ch.19 23 am pure from my sin ?

receiveth knowledge. 10 Divers weights, and divers measures, both of 12 The righteous man'wisely considereth the house .Cor. 19, m Mat. 7, them are alike abomination to the LORD.

of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked 11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether for their wickedness. Nat. 18, 's. his work be pure, and whether it be right.

13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, 12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD he also shall cry himself, but shall not be beard. hath made even both of them.

14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger, and a reward in Jan. 2, 12. 13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty: 'open the bosom strong wrath. thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. 15 It is "joy to the just to do judgment: butodes- n Ps 11., 6.

14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer : but {truction shall be to the workers of iniquity. when he is gone his way, then he P boasteth.

16 The man that Pwandereth out of the way of 15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but understanding shall remain in the congregation of the poluke ! 5, lleh. 3, 13. the lips of knowledge are a “precious jewel.

dead. 16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; 17 He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man ; Luke 16, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but after- 18 The wicked shall be 'a ransom for the right- 15:34 * Luke 14 wards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

eous, and the transgressor for the upright. 18 Every purpose is established by counsel ; and 19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with Rom. 18, with good advice make war.

a'contentious and an angry woman. 19 He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth 20 There is treasure to be desired, and oil in the Mat. 13.

44. & 25, 16. secrets; therefore meddle not with him that "flatter-dwelling of the wise: but a foolish man spendeth a 2 Rings eth with his lips.

it up. 20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his 21 He that " followeth aster righteousness and Math b. Flats. 2, 6. lamp shall be put out in ' obscure darkness.

mercy, findeth life, righteousness, and honour. 21 An inheritance may be gotten a hastily at the 22 A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and x2 Sam. 20, beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed. casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof. Eccl

. 9, 16. ; 22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil: but " wait 23 Wlioso keepeth his mouth and his tongue, on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

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PROVERBS.

and their contrary vices. 24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who 25 Lest thou ' learn his ways, and get a spare to

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thy soul. 25 The desire of the slothful 'killeth him ; for his 26 Be not thou one of them that & strike hands, or Ps. 100,

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of them that are sureties for debts. 26 He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the 27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take g chap. 6, 1. a Ps 37, 26. righteous a giveth and spareth not.

away thy bed from under thee? 27 The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how 28 Remove not the ancient i landmark which thy 2 Kings 41. b Num. 23, much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind? { fathers have set.

28 A false witness shall perish : but the man that 29 Seest thou a man * diligent in his business ? be
heareth speaketh constantly.

shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before se.
29 A wicked man hardeneth his face : but us for { mean men.
the upright, he directeth his way.

CHAPTER XXIII.
30 There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor HEN thou sittest to eat with a ruler, a consider a Jude

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diligently what is before thee;
31 The é horse is prepared against the day of battle: 2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man
but' safety is of the LORD.

given to appetite.
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3 Be not desirous of his dainties ; for they are A:

* GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great deceitful meat.

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7 56 Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward : { and drink, - saith he to thee; but his heart is not with 6 Isa. 21,17. he that doth keep his soul shall be h far from them. thee.

6 i Train up a child in the way he should go ; and 8 i The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou i ch. 9, 8. when he is old, he will k not depart from it.

vomit up, and lose thy sweet words. i Eph. 6, 4.

7 The rich 'ruleth over the poor, and the borrower 9 Speak not in the ears of a fool; for he will des-
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pise the wisdom of thy words.
8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity; and 10 Remove not the old landmark; and enter not
the rod of his anger shall fail.

into the fields of the fatherless :
9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed 11 For their 'Redeemer is mighty ; he shall plead 1 Job 31, 21
for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

their cause with thee. 10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go 12"Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine m Ezek. 38 out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

ears to the words of knowledge. 11 He that loveth Pp'ireness of heart, for the grace 13 Withhold not "correction from the child: for if Jan. 1, 21. 4 Dan. 6, 28. of his lips the a king shall be his friend.

thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. 12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge; and 14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt Acis 12, he 'overthroweth the words of the transgressor. deliver his soul from hell.

13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, 15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall I shall be slain in the streets.

P rejoice, even mine; 14 The mouth of strange women is a deep pit : 16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice when thy lips speak he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein. right things. 15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; 17 Let not thine heart'envy sinners: but be thou in a Psal. 37,

2. but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. the fear of the LORD all the day long.

16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, 18 For surely there is an "end; and thine expec- Luke 16, 25. * Esthers, and he that * giveth to the rich, shall surely come to z tation shall not be cut off. want.

19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide 8 ch. 4, 23 17 Bow down thinc ear, and hear the words of the thine heart in the way. v Mat. 28, wise, and apply thine heart unto' my knowledge. 20 Be not among wine-bibbers ; among riotous t Isa. 5,22

18 For it is a pleasant thing it thou keep them eaters of flesh :

within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. 21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to Eph. 5, 18. 2 Eph. 1, 13. 19 That : thy trust may be in the LORD, I have poverty; and drowsiness shailclothe a man with "rags. u Rev.3,17 made known to thee this day, even to thee.

22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and 20 Have nca I written to thee excellent things in despise not thy mother when she is old. a Luke 1, 3, counsels and knowledge,

23 * Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, Mat. 13,
21 That I might make thee know the certainty of and instruction, and understanding.
the a words of truth, that thou mightest answer the 24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice; it.
words of truth to them that send unto thee? and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

22 Roh not the poor, because he is poor ; neither 3 25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and
oppress the afflicted in the gate ;

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23 For the Lord will plead their cause, and 'spoil 26 My son,"give me thine heart, and let thine eyes 22 Cor. 8, 5
the soul of those that spoiled them.

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Observations about kings.
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itself aright:

27 % Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for
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28 Benot a witness against thy neighbour with33 Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and out cause; and deceive not with thy lips. 224,639.6 thine heart shall utter perverse things:

29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to i Mat. 5, 45. 34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the me; I will render to the man according to his work. Rom. 14,17. midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of 30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the a mast.

vineyard of the man' void of understanding; 35 They have stricken nie, shalt thou say, and I 31 And lo, it was all grown over with thorns, 4 Gen. 3, ele se was not sick ; they have beaten me, and I felt it and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the Mat

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not : when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again. stone wall thereof was broken down.
CHAPTER XXIV.

32 Then I saw, and considered it well; I looked
BE not thou." envious against evil men, neither upon it, and received instruction,
be with them

33' Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little fold- Phil. 3,18. 2 For their heart studieth destruction, and their ing of the hands to sleep: Esth. 5, 6,7. lips talk of mischief.

34 So shall thy poverty come as one that travel-
3 Through wisdom is a house " builded, and by { leth ; and thy want as an armed man.
understanding it is established ;

CHAPTER XXV.
4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled Observations about the kings, and about avoiding quarrels.
with all precious and pleasant riches.

VHESE are also proverbs of Solomon, which the cir. 700. 5 A wise man is strong; yca, a man of knowl- * men of Hezekiah, king of Judah, copied out. a Kings edge increaseth strength.

2 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing : but 4, 82. 6 For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy' war; the honour of kings is to search out a matter. and in multitude of counsellors there is safety. 3 The heaven for height, and the earth for depth,

7 Wisdom is s too high for a fool; he openeth not and the heart of kings is unsearchable. his mouth in the gate.

4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there a 1 Kings 8 He that "deviseth to do evil shall be called a shall come forth a vessel for the finer. mischievous person.

5' Take away the wicked from before the king, 2 Tim. 2 9 The thought of foolishness is sin; and the scor- and his throne shall be established in righteousness. 21. ner is an abomination to men.

6. Put not forth thyself in the presence of the f Esth. ?, 10 If thou " faint in the day of adversity, thy king, and stand not in the place of great men: strength is small.

7 For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come 8 Ps. 75, 6. 11 If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn up hither, than that thou shouldest be put lower in the unto death, and those that are ready to be slain ; presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen. ” Luke 14

12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not ; doth 8 Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not m Jer. 17, not he that "pondereth the heart consider it? and he what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour Rev. 1, 14. that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall hath put thee 'to shame. n Rom. 2,6. not he "render to every man according to his works? 9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself, k. 17,16

13 My son, "eat thon honey, because it is good ; and discover not a secret to another ;
and the honey-comb, which is sweet to thy taste : 10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and 13.

14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thine infamy turn not away.

thy soul: when thou hast found it, then there shall 11 A word 'fitly spoken is like apples of gold in 1 Isa. 50, 2. Ps. 10,9 be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off pictures of silver. 15 Lay not wait, 0 wicked mun, 4 against the 12 As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine

, O Mic. 7, 8. dwelling of the righteous ; spoil not his resting-place: gold, so is a wise reprover upon an "obedient ear.

16 For a just man falleth seven times, and "riseth 13 As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so 25, 92. Rev. 18, 21. up again : but the wicked shall fall into mischief, is a faithful messenger to them that send him ; for he

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17* Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth; and "refresheth the soul of his masters.
let not thy heart be glad when he stumbleth;

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18 Lest the LORD see it, and it " displease him, clouds and wind without rain.
and he turn away his wrath from him.

15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and 19 * Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither Pa soft tongue breaketh the bone. P's. 11, t. be thou envious at the wicked:

16 Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is 20 For there shall be no reward to the evil man;}sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and g Rom. 12, xun. 16, the candle of the wicked shall be put out.

vomit it. 21 My son, 'fearthou the Lord and the king; and 17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; meddle not with them that are given to change : lest he be 'weary of thee, and so hate thee.

a 22 For their calamity shall rise suddenly ; and 18 A man that beareth false witness against his si. 4. 19, 20. who knoweth the bruin of them both ?

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PROVERBS.

Of self-love and true love. 19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trou- 23. Burning lips, and a wicked heart, are like a CHRIST 9.700." ble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint. potsherd covered with silver dross.

20 As he that taketh away a garment in cold wea- 24 He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and

ther, and as vinegar upon nitre ; so is he that “sing-layeth up deceit within him; 2 Tim. 4,16 eth songs to a heavy heart.

25 When he speaketh fair, s believe him not: for Gal. % 21 If thine enemy be * hungry, give him bread to there are seven abominations in his beart. Com: 12:15. eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink : 26 Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wicked- Micah,

22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, ness shall be shewed before the whole congregation. 17. and the LORD shall y reward thee.

27 Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein ; and he 12 Sam. 13 23 The north wind driveth away rain ; so doth an that "rolleth a stone, it will return upon him. y? Sam.16, angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

28 A lying tongue hateth those that are * afflicted by Judg. $ 24 It is a better to dwell in a corner of the house-by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin. ? Ps. 15, 8. top,than with a brawling woman,and in a wide house.

CHAPTER XXVII. 25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good Observations of self-love, and of care to avoid offences. v Ps. 42, 1. news from a far country.

OAST not thyself of to-morrow; for thou a Jam. 4,

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ed, is as a troubled fountain and a corrupt spring. 2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine Cien. 19,

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to search their own glory is not glory.
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(1 Sam. 2s, a city that is broken down, and without walls. 4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but
CHAPTER XXVI.

who is able to stand before envy ?
Observations about fools, sluggards, and busy-bodies. 5 Open rebuke is better than 6 secret love.
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kisses of an enemy are deceitful. 2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by 7 The full soul i loatheth a honey-comb; but to h Nat. 9, Num. 23, flying ; so the curse causeless shall not come. b

the khungry soul every bitter thing is 'sweet. 3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and 8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a . i Amos , 5 John 2, a rod for the fool's back.

man that wandereth from his place.
44 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest 9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart ; so doth
thou also be like unto him.

the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. 1 Sam. 5,
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forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in 15. 6 He that sendeth'a message by the hand of a fool, the day of thy calamity : for better is a peighbour 2 Cor. 2, 18. S.Num. 13. cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.

that is near than a brother far off.

n Amos 1,3 7 The legs of the lame are not equal; so is a par- 11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that able in the mouth of fools.

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and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. 10 The great God, that formed all things, both 14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, o 1 Kmgs rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors. rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a Acts 12,22

11 As a dog " returneth to his vomit; so a fool curse to him. returneth to his folly.

15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day, and 12 Seest thou a man'wise in his own conceit? a contentious woman, are alike. Rev. 3, 17. there is more hope of a fool than of him.

16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the 13 The slothful man saith, There is k a lion in the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself. way, a lion is in the streets.

17 Iron P sharpeneth iron ; so a man sharpeneth 39. & 18, 4. 14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the countenance of his friend. the slothful upon his bed.

18 Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit q1 Sam. 2, 15 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom ; it thereof; so he that " waiteth on his master shall be 1 ch. 11, 19. 'grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth. honoured.

16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than 19 As in water, face answereth to face; so the 16. seven men that can render a reason.

heart of man to man. 17 He that passeth by, and" meddleth with strife 20 Hell and destruction are never full: ' so the ü. Thes. 4, belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by eyes of man are never satisfied.

21 As the fining-pot for silver, and the furnace for 1 Peter 5 18 As a mad man, who casteth firebrands, arrows, gold; so is a man to his praise.

, and death;

22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar 1 Heu. 19 So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, { among wheat with a pestle, yet will not * his foolish - Zeedier • Eph. 5, 4, and saith, Am not I ° in sport ?

ness depart from him.
20 Where no P wood is, there the fire goeth out; 23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy
so where there is no tale-bearer, the strife ceaseth. flocks, and look well to thy herds;

21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; 24 For + riches are not for ever: and doth the Aum. 16. so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

"crown endure to every generation ? 22 The words of a tale-bearer are as wounds, and 25 The *hay appeareth, and the tender grass shew- 10,5 they go down into the innermost parts of the belly. Seth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered : John 9, 4*

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Observations of impiety
CHAPTER XXVIII....XXIX....XXX.

and of public government. 26 The " lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats

CHAPTER XXIX. are the price of thy field;

Observations of public and private government. 27And thou shalt have a goats'milk enough for thy XX. 24 food, for the food of thy household, and

for the main! HEthat, being olien reproved, hardeneth his neck,

shall suddenly be a destroyed, and that without a 1 Sanı. 2 ? Mat. 6, 53. tenance of thy maidens.

remedy. CHAPTER XXVIII.

2 When the righteous are "in authority, the people b Rev. 11, General observations of impiety, and religious integrity. rejoice : but when the wicked beareth rule, the people 15.

HE • wicked flee when no man pursueth: but mourn.
the righteous are bold as a lion.

3 Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father : but
2 For the transgression of a land many are the he that keepeth company with harlots 4 spendeth his d Luke 15,

princes thereof : but by a man of understanding and substance. e Job 22, 30. knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged, 4 The king by judgmentestablisheth the land: but e Isa. 11,2 3 A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

' sweeping rain, which leaveth no food.

5 A man that % flattereth his neighbour - spreadeth 20. 4 They that forsake the law e praise the wicked;}a net for his feet.

g Hos. 7, S. but such as keep the law 'contend with them.

6 In the transgression of an evil man there is a b Hos. 5, 1.

. 5 Evil mens understand not judgment : but they snare: but the righteous doth 'sing and rejoice. Mat, 3, 7. & that seek the Lord á understand all things.

7 The righteous “considereth the cause of the poor: k Ps.41, 1. 6 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, but the wicked regardeth not to know it. 8 Ps. 92, 6. than he that is perverset in his ways, though he berich. 8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise

7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he men turn away wrath. that is a companion of riotous men,shameth his father. 9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, James 5, 18.

8 Hethat by usury and unjust gain increaseth his sub- whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest. Akings 18, stance, he shallgather it for him that will pity the poor. 10 The blood-thirsty "hate the upright: but the 17.

9 He that i turneth away his ear from hearing the just seek his soul. 12ecb. 7,11. law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

U A fool uttereth o all his mind: but a wise man ocb. 14,33. 10 Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an keepeth it in till afterwards.

evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but 12 If a ruler hearken P to lies, all his servants are r Esther S, * Mat 6, 33. the upright shall have k good things in possession, k

wicked.
11 The rich man is wise 'in his own conceit; but 13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together:
the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out. the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

12 When righteous men do rejoice, there is great 14 The king that ' faithfully judgeth the
glory : but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden. throne shall be established for ever.

13 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but 15 The rod and reproof give wisdom : but a child o Ps. 32, 3,3. Whoso confesseth and forsakeththemshall have mercy. { left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

14 Happy is the man that ' feareth always: but he 16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression that 'hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief. increaseth: but the righteous shall see their i fall.

15 As a “roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is ta 17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest : 13,2). wicked ruler over the poor people.

yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. 16 The prince that wanteth understanding is also 18 Where there is no vision, the people "perish : 9 Cor: 4,5%. a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. shall prolong his days.

19 A servant will not be corrected by words: for 1 Mat. 11, 17 A man that doth violence to the blood of any though he y understand, he will not answer. person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words ? 29. 13 Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but there is more hope of a fool than of him. u Mat. 27, 3. he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once. 21 Hethat? delicately bringeth up his servant from 74.Sam. 3, * 2 Peter 1,

19 He that tilleth his land shall have * plenty of a child, shall have him become his son at the length.

bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall 22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious , Job 7, 4. have y poverty enough.

man aboundeth in transgression. 20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings : but 23 A man's pride shall bring him a low: but honour a Acts 12, he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. shall uphold the humble in spirit.

21 To have respect of persons is not good ; for, for 24 Whoso is partner with a thiefbateth his own v Rev. 18, to a piece of bread that man will transgress.

soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not. 22 He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and 25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whosocGen. 12, : Gen. 13? considereth not that poverty shall come upon him. putteth bis trust in the Lord shall be safe.

23 Fie that a rebuketh a man, afterwards shall find 26 Many seek the ruler's favour ; but“ every man's 4 Gen. 43, 1:27:53,5. more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue judgment cometh from the Lord.

24 Wboso robbeth his father or his mother, and 27 Anunjust man is anabomination to the just; and chip. 21,6. saith, It is no transgression; the same is the com-{he that is upright in the way isabomination to the wickpanion of a destroyer.

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CHAPTER XXX.
25 He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but 1 Agur's confession of faith : 7 The two points of his prayer.

26 He his own fool : prophecyspake unto Ithiel, unto
whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered. Ithiel and Ucal,

27 He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack : 2 Surely I am more brutish than any man, and 33! om. 11, but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse. have not the understanding of a man.

28 When the wicked rise, men hide themselves : 3 I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowlActs 12 but when they perish, the righteous e increase. edge of the holy.

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