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Before CHRIST cir. 1000.
Before CHRIST cir. 1000.
hoh. 10.2. & 20. 21. + Heb, teith the hand. i ver. 19. k 2 Chron. 36. 16.
nch. 12. 23
Pacles. 2. 2.
mch. 1. 31.
9 ver. 12.
1 Heb. shall te breken.
Ps. 9. 10.
of wisdom, folly, fc.
Of moral virtues and vices. 11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be derstand his way: but the folly of fools is diminished: but he that gathereth + by deceit. labour shall increase.
9 Fools make a mock at sin: but gch. 10. 23. 12 Hope deferred maketh the heart among the righteous there is favour. sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a 10 The heart knoweth this own bit- tillleb. the tree of life,
terness; and a stranger doth not intere his soul. 13 Whoso kdespiseth the word shall meddle with his joy.
be destroyed: but he that feareth the 11 The house of the wicked shall be h Job 8. 15. ! Or shall be commandment || shall be rewarded. overthrown: but the tabernacle of the
14 The law of the wise is a fountain upright shall flourish.
of life, to depart from * the snares of 12 There is a way which seemeth ich. 16. 25. m 2 Sam. 22. death,
right unto a man, but the end thereof k Rom.6. 21.» 15 Good understanding giveth favour: are the ways of death. but the way of transgressors is hard. . 13 Even in laughter the heart is sor
16 " Every prudent man dealeth with rowful; and the end of that mirth is ch.5 4 knowledge: but a fool + layeth open his heaviness. folly.
14 The backslider in heart shall be 17 A wicked messenger falleth into "filled with his own ways: and a good @ 12.1.4. oth. 25.3 mischief: but ota faithful ambassador is man shall be satisfied from himself. ambassader health,
15 The simple believeth every word: faithful
18 Poverty and shame shall be to him but the prudent man looketh well to his pich 15.5 that refuseth instruction: but Phe that going.
regardeth reproof shall be honoured. 16 "A wise man feareth, and depart- n ch. 22. 3.
19 "The desire accomplished is sweet eth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is
17 He that is soon angry dealeth fool-
18 The simple inherit folly: but the
19 The evil bow before the good; and 22 A good man leaveth an inheritance the wicked at the gates of the righteous.; Job 16, to his children's children: and the wealth 20 °The poor is hated even of his own och. 19.7. Eccles, 2. 2. of the sinner is laid up for the just. neighbour: but fthe rich hath many
23 + Much food is in the tillage of the friends.
sinneth: Pbut he that hath mercy on the Poohh.. 24. "He that spareth his rod hateth his poor, happy is he. 2.13 &99. son: but he that loveth him chasteneth 22 Do they not err that devise evil? him betimes.
but mercy and truth shall be to them that
the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
24 The crown of the wise is their VERY wise woman "buildeth her riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
house: but the foolish plucketh it' 25 ? A true witness delivereth souls: 9 ver. 5. down with her hands.
but a deceitful witness speaketh lies. 2 He that walketh in his uprightness
26 In the fear of the LORD is strong e Job 12. 4. feareth the LORD: but he that is per- confidence: and his children shall have
verse in his ways despiseth him, a place of refuge.
3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod 27 "The fear of the LORD is a foun- r ch. 13. 14. & de 126 of pride: "but the lips of the wise shall tain of life, to depart from the snares preserve them.
is the destruction of the prince. 5 A faithful witness will not lie: but 29 · He that is slow to wrath is of great james.19. 6.19.k12. a false witness will utter lies.
understanding: but he that is t hasty of Heb, shere 6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and find spirit exalteth folly. fcb. 8. 9. & eth it not: but 'knowledge is easy unto 30 A sound heart is the life of the him that understandeth.
flesh: but envy "the rottenness of the < Ps. 112 10. 7 Go from the presence of a foolish bones. man, when thon perceivest not in him the 31 "He that oppresseth the poor re- Matt. 25.40, lips of knowledge.
proacheth 'his Maker: but he that ho- y Sce Job 31. 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to un- I noureth him hath mercy on the poor.
+ Heb, many
tch. 12. 11.
are the lorers of the rich.
ec 19. 18
* Ps 34 10.
.. 24.3 Rati. 11.
e Ecod. 20.
uch. 12.4. x ch. 17. 5.
15, 16 ch.92.
Before CHRIST cir. 1000.
? Job 13. 15. hope in his death.
& 19. 26. Ps. 23. 4. & 37.
+ Heb.ru of heart
a ch. 12. 16.
& 90. 18
19. 23. & 13.
Jer. 16. 17. & 32. 19. Hebr. 4. 13.
Jer. 17. IL
e ch. 10. I. fch. 13. 18. ver. 31, 32.
PROVERBS. Of moral virtues,
and their contrary vices. 32 The wicked is driven away in his , an hedge of thorns: but the way of the cir. 1000.' wickedness: but ? the righteous hath righteous tis made plain.
20 * A wise son maketh a glad father: + Heb. is 53 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him but a foolish man despiseth his mother. raised up at 37. Cors that hath understanding: but that which 21 Folly is joy to him that is † desti. ch. 10. 1. 2 Tim. 4:18 is in the midst of fools is made known. tute of wisdom: 'but a man of under-ch 10 23
34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: standing walketh uprightly. but sin is a reproach tto any people.
22 • Without counsel purposes are dise : Eph. 5.15, 35 The king's favour is toward a wise appointed: but in the multitude of coun- 12.14 servant: but his wrath is against him that sellers they are established. causeth shame.
23 A man hath joy by the answer of CHAP. XV.
his mouth: and a word spoken tin due bh. 5 : *SOFT answer turneth away wrath: season, how good is it! 24 The way of life is above to the Phil
. 2 20. 2 The tongue of the wise useth know-wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. ikingid.2
. ledge aright: but the mouth of fools 25 The Lord will destroy the house ch.12;* ver. 28. ch. † poureth out foolishness.
of the proud: but he will establish the P2656 3 a The eyes of the LORD are in every border of the widow. place, beholding the evil and the good. 26 *The thoughts of the wicked are fick 6th
4 +A wholesome tongue is a tree of an abomination to the LORD: 8 but the 034 21. life: but perverseness therein is a breach words of the pure are 7 pleasant words. in the spirit.
27 "He that is greedy of gain troubleth 5 A fool despiseth his father's instruc- his own house; but he that hateth gifts and you Heb. The tion: 'but he that regardeth reproof is shall live. the tongue. prudent.
28 The heart of the righteous' studieth i1 Pet. 3.is 6 In the house of the righteous is much to answer: but the mouth of the wicked treasure: but in the revenues of the wick- poureth out evil things. ed is trouble.
29 The LORD is far from the wicked: P 18 1. 7 The lips of the wise disperse know- but "he heareth the prayer of the right- IR 15 ledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth
30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the 8 6 The sacrifice of the wicked is an heart: and a good report maketh the Isai, & abomination to the Lord: but the prayer bones fat. 3. Jer. 6. 20. of the upright is his delight.
31 "The ear that heareth the reproof 9 The way of the wicked is an abomi- of life abideth among the wise.
nation unto the LORD: but he loveth 32 He that refuseth || instruction de 10, h ch.21. 21. him that h followeth after righteousness. spiseth his own soul: but he that || hear- 10, beyin
10 || Correction is grievous unto him eth reproof tgetteth understanding. i Kings 22.
that forsaketh the way: and he that hat 33 "The fear of the LORD is the in- sexet a eth reproof shall die.
struction of wisdom; ando before honour adi; 11 Hell and destruction are before is humility. 1 Job 26. 6. the LORD: how much more then the
CHAP. XVI. m 2 Chron. hearts of the children of men?
THE ' || preparations of the heart in the 12 "A scorner loveth not one that re man, and the answer of the tongue, John 24. proveth him: neither will he go unto the is from the LORD. wise.
2 All the ways of a man are clean in ni 13 °A merry heart maketh a cheerful his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth 13, countenance: but Pby sorrow of the the spirits. heart the spirit is broken.
3 € + Commit thy works unto the LORD, 14 The heart of him that hath under- and thy thoughts shall be established. standing seeketh knowledge: but the 4 'The LORD hath made all things for Nat. Ses mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. himself: 6 yea, even the wicked for the point
15 All the days of the afflicted are day of evil. 4 ch. 17. 22. evil: ? but he that is of a merry heart 5 Every one that is proud in heart is floss hath a continual feast.
an abomination to the LORD: though 16 "Better is little with the fear of the hand join in hand, he shall not be tun1 Tim. 6. 6. LORD than great treasure and trouble punished. therewith.
6 By mercy and truth iniquity is 10 17 'Better is a dinner of herbs where purged: and by the fear of the LORD nr. love is, than a stalled ox and hatred men depart from evil. therewith. 7 When a man's ways please the LORD, Lekesi
. ** 18 + A wrathful man stirreth up strife: he maketh even his enemies to be at but he that is slow to anger appeaseth peace with him. strife
8 "Better is a little with righteousness is 19 "The way of the slothful man is as than great revenues without right.
Before CHRIST cir. 1000.
Of moral virtues,
and their contrary viccs. 9 A man's heart deviseth his way: 33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the but the Lord directeth his steps. whole disposing thereof is of the LORD. 10 + A divine sentence is in the lips of
Before CHRIST cir. 1000,
n xét... ch. 19. 21. o Ps. 37. 23.
theekinge his mouth transgresseth not in BETE There is the morsel, and quiet: a ch. 1$ 17.
Jer. 10. 23. + Heb. Dirination,
1 Or, good cheer
+ Heb. all the stones.
& 29. 1+
ch. 14. 35
Heb. held innocent.
sch. 8. 11,
+Heb. A lip of ercellency.
ch. 18. 16.
ca. 11. 2. & 17. 19. & 18. 12
+ Heb. a stone of
1 Or, He ihgt weder standeta a matter.
proof areth more a vise man, than to strike a fool
& 34.5. & 125 I, lei. 30 18. Jer.
Prov. 20. 24 judgment.
2 A wise servant shall have rule over
a son that causeth shame, and shall have ch. 10:54 12 It is an abomination to kings to part of the inheritance among the brethren. 9 ch. 25. 5. commit wickedness: for 'the throne is 3 °The fining pot is for silver, and the ? 28.2. established by righteousness.
furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the her, 17. 10. 13 "Righteous lips are the delight of hearts. kings; and they love him that speaketh 4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false right.
lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty 14 The wrath of a king is as messen- tongue. gers of death: but a wise man will pacify it. 5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproach- d ch. 14. 31.
15 In the light of the king's counte- eth his Maker: and he that is glad at obad. 12. 1 ch. 19. 12. nance is life; and this favour is as a calamities shall not be tunpunished. Lech. 10. 1. cloud of the latter rain.
6 Children's children are the crown Ps. 177.3. 16 'How much better is it to get wis- of old men; and the glory of children are dom than gold? and to get understand their fathers. ing rather to be chosen than silver ? 7 + Excellent speech becometh not a 17 The highway of the upright is to fool: much less do + lying lips a prince. Heb. & lip
of lying. depart from evil: he that keepeth his way 8 A gift is as fa precious stone in preserveth his soul.
the eyes of him that hath it: whitherso- & 196 18 'Pride goeth before destruction, and ever it turneth, it prospereth. an haughty spirit before a fall.
9 "He that covereth a transgression reces 19 Better it is to be of an humble spi- || seeketh love; but he that repeateth a 1 Or, prorit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil matter separateth very friends. with the proud.
10 || A reproof entereth more into a Or, A re. 20 || He that handleth a matter wisely wise man than an hundred stripes into a
shall find good: and whoso 'trusteth in fool. Ps. 2. 12. the LORD, happy is he.
11 An evil man seeke
only rebellion: an hundred 21 The wise in heart shall be called therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent prudent: and the sweetness of the lips against him. increaseth learning:
.12 Let "a bear robbed of her whelps 22 °Understanding is a wellspring of meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly. life unto him that hath it: but the in 15 Whoso 'rewardeth evil for good, 5. Jer. 18." struction of fools is folly.
evil shall not depart from his house. 23 The heart of the wise + teacheth 14 The beginning of strife is as when Thess. 5. Heb. make his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. one letteth out water: therefore " leave 9
24 Pleasant words are as an honey- off contention, before it be meddled with. comb, sweet to the soul, and health to the 15 "He that justifieth the wicked, and 11. bones.
he that condemneth the just, even they
hand of a fool to get wisdom, oseeing heb. 21.359
27 † An ungodly man diggeth up evil: brother is born for adversity. idu labour and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
18 ! A man void of tunderstanding 11.15 28 A froward man tsoweth strife: striketh hands, and becometh surety in 1 hotels and 'a whisperer separateth chief friends. the presence of his friend.
29 A violent man kenticeth his neigh 19 He loveth transgression that loveth bour, and leadeth him into the way that strife: and he that exalteth his gate seek
eth destruction. 30 He shutteth his eyes to devise fro 20 + He that hath a froward heart froward of Heb. send ward things: moving his lips he bringeth findeth no good: and he that hath a per
& Jam, 3. 8.
verse tongue falleth into mischief. & ch. 1. 10, 31 The hoary head is a crown of 21 *He that begetteth a fool doeth it * ch. so. x. glory, if it be found in the way of right to his sorrow: and the father of a fool 25.
hath no joy. 32 ' He that is slow to anger is better 22 "Å 'merry heart doeth good || like is a list than the mighty; and be that ruleth his a medicine: "but a broken spirit drieth loto spirit than he that taketh a city. the bones.
Before CHRIST CIR 1000
& 8. 1.
ach. 10. 1. & 15. 20. & 19.
b ver. 15. ch. 18. 5.
c Jam. 1. 19.
P Jam. 2. 3
d Job 13.5
1 Or, He ihat sepa rateth him seli secketh
ach. 10. 11. & 20.5
(Lev. 19. 15. Deut. 1.
ch. 24. 23. & 28. 21.
The use and abuse of the tongue.
Of false witness, 86, 23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of 19 A brother offended is harder to be
the bosom to pervert the ways of judg- won than a strong city: and their conteny Exol. 23. ment.
tions are like the bars of a castle. 24 ? Wisdom is before him that hath 20 "A man's belly shall be satisfied ch.12.14 z ch. 14.6. Eccles. 2. 14. understanding; but the eyes of a fool are with the fruit of his mouth; and with the in the ends of the earth.
increase of his lips shall he be filled. 25 “A foolish son is a grief to his fa 21 "Death and life are in the power of See Matt. is . vet. 11.o ther, and bitterness to her that bare him. the tongue: and they that love it shall eat
26 Also to punish the just is not good, the fruit thereof. nor to strike princes for equity.
22°Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good & the 27 “He that hath knowledge spareth thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.
his words: and a man of understanding 23 The poor useth intreaties; but the 1 Or, a cool is of || an excellent spirit.
rich answereth P roughly.
ETTER is the poor that walketh
separated himself, seeketh and in verse in his lips, and is a fool. according to termeddleth with all wisdom.
2 Also, that the soul be without knowand inter
2 A fool hath no delight in understand- ledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth mery busi" ing, but that his heart may discover itself. with his feet sinneth.
3 When the wicked cometh, then com 3 The foolishness of man perverteth eth also contempt, and with ignominy his way: band' his heart fretteth against 5AFT reproach.
the Lord. 4 The words of a man's mouth are as 4 Wealth maketh many friends; but e c. 14. 24 1. Ps. 78. 2. deep waters, and the wellspring of wis- the poor is separated from his neighbour. dom as a flowing brook.
5*A false witness shall not be funpu- vero 5. “It is not good to accept the person nished, and he that speaketh lies shall not Deut. ca si 16.19 of the wicked, to overthrow the righte- escape. ous in judgment.
6. Many will intreat the favour of the Hesteid 6 A fool's lips enter into contention, prince: and every man is a friend to and his mouth calleth for strokes. + him that giveth gifts.
7 A fool's mouth is his destruction, 7 8 All the brethren of the poor do hate a. 14 13. 3. Eccles. and his lips are the snare of his soul.
him: how much more do his friends go na pre 8 ® The words of a | talebearer are || as "far from him? he pursueth them with a 14* 1 09, whics wounds, and they go down into the fin- words, yet they are wanting to him. nermost parts of the belly.
8 He that getteth † wisdom loveth his Heba 9 He also that is slothful in his work is own soul: he that keepeth understanding are wound- fbrother to him that is a great waster. shall find good.
10 6 The name of the Lord is a strong 9 *A false witness shall not be unpu
tower: the righteous runneth into it, and "nished, and he that speaketh lies shall pe52 Sam. 22. tis safe.
rish. 11 b'The rich man's wealth is his strong 10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; 61.34 4. city, and as an high wall in his own con- much less for a servant to have rule over a ceit.
princes. 12 Before destruction the heart of man 11 "The || discretion of a man defer-nd* . ch. 10.15 is haughty, and before honour is humility. reth his anger; "and it is his glory to pass 20t, pre
13 He that t answereth a matter "be over a transgression. fore he heareth it, it is folly and shame 12. "The king's wrath is as the roaring och 18. unto him.
of a lion; but his favour os Pas dew upon is 14 The spirit of a man will sustain his the grass.
p Has 25 infirmity; but a wounded spirit who can 13 ? A foolish son is the calamity of his & 15 al bear?
father: 'and the contentions of a wife 755, 15 The heart of the prudent getteth are a continual dropping. knowledge; and the ear of the wise seek 14 'House and riches are the inherit- eee. na eth knowledge.
ance of fathers: and a prudent wife is ech su 16 1 A man's gift maketh room for him, from the Lord. ch.17.8. and bringeth him before great men. 15 "Slothfulness casteth into a deep
17 He that is first in his own cause, sleep; and an idle soul shall * suffer hun- sms seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh ger. and searcheth him.
16 He that keepeth the command-abon 18 The lot causeth contentions to ment keepeth his own soul; but he that cease, and parteth between the mighty. despiseth his ways shall die.
Before CHRIST cir. 1000.
2 ch. 28. 27.
10. 1 Or, dis dend.
& 23. 13. & 29. 17. 1 or, to his destruction: or, to cause
him to direct latter end.
ch. 16. 1, 9. Isai. 14.*, 27. & 46.10. Acts 5. 37. Hebr. 6. 17. di Tim. 4.8.
s Job 38. 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 ch. 3. 15. & 8.11.
ech. 15. 19. & 2, 13, 15.
fch. 91. 11.
I Or, entic. eth.
b Exod. 21.
Of slothfulness, &c.
Of just dealing
he hath given will he pay him again. 11 Even a child is known by his do p Matt. 7. 16.
18 Chasten thy son while there is ings, whether his work be pure, and whe-
12 ?The hearing ear, and the seeing .... 19 A man of great wrath shall suffer eye, the Lord hath made even both of
punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet them. ach. 13.3thou must + do it again.
13 "Love not sleep, lest thou come to ich.69;& 20 Hear counsel, and receive instruc- poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt 15. Rom. 12. tion, that thou mayest be wise bin the be satisfied with bread.
14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the 21 There are many devices in a man's buyer: but when he is gone his way, then b P: 57:37
. heart; nevertheless the counsel of the he boasteth. Ps. 33. 10,11. LORD, that shall stand.
15 There is gold, and a multitude of 22 The desire of a man is his kindness : rubies: but 'the lips of knowledge are a and a poor man is better than a liar. precious jewel.
23 d.The fear of the LORD tendeth to 16 * Take his garment that is surety e ch. 22. 26, life: and he that hath it shall abide satis- for a stranger: and take a pledge of him 27. & 27. 13. fied; he shall not be visited with evil. for a strange woman.
24 A slothful man hideth his hand in 17 " + Bread of deceit is sweet to a ch.9.17 his bosom, and will not so much as bring man; but afterwards his mouth shall be Breed of it to his mouth again. filled with gravel.
falsehood. 25 Smite a scorner, and the simple Every purpose is established by a ch. 15. 21. hele bitent fb will beware: and "reprove one that counsel: ' and with good advice make Luke 14. Deal 13. hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
19 ' He that goeth about as a tale- 2 ch. 11. 13. 26 He that wasteth his father, and bearer revealeth secrets: therefore medich. 17.2 chaseth away is mother, is 'a son that dle not with him that || flattereth with Rom. 16.
causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruc 20 Whoso curseth his father or his tion that causeth to err from the words of mother, his || lamp shall be put out in Lev. zo. knowledge.
obscure darkness. 28 † An ungodly witness scorneth judg
21 a An inheritance may be gotten &. ch. 24. 20. ment: and the mouth of the wicked de hastily at the beginning; but the end 1 Or, candie. Job 15. 16. voureth iniquity.
thereof shall not be blessed. 29 Judgments are prepared for scorn 22 "Say not thou, I will recompense (Deut. 32. ers, 'and stripes for the back of fools. evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall 5 ch.17.13. CHAP. XX.
save thee. CINE * is a mocker, strong drink is 23 h Divers weights are an abomination 5. 15. 1 Pet.
raging: and whosoever is deceiv- unto the LORD; and ta false balance is ed thereby is not wise.
not good. 2 The fear of a king is as the roaring 24 'Man's goings are of the LORD; + Heb.
of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger how can a man then understand his own balances of ech. 10.4. & sinneth against his own soul.
way? 3 . It is an honour for a man to cease 25 It is a snare to the man who devour- ch. 16. 9. ich. 1915 from strife: but every fool will be med eth that which is holy, and after vows to k Eccles. 5. ca. 18+ dling.
make enquiry. 4° The sluggard will not plow by rea
26 ? A wise king scattereth the wicked, keves of the || cold; "therefore shall he beg and bringeth the wheel over them. in harvest, and have nothing.
27 "The spirit of man is the || candle 5 Counsel in the heart of man is like of the LORD, searching all the inward i Or, lamp. P. 37. the deep water; but a man of understanding parts of the belly. will draw it out.
28 "Mercy and truth preserve the king: Ch. 29. 14. 6 Most men will proclaim every one
and his throne is upholden by mercy; Coton his own | goodness: but 'a faithful man 29 The glory of young men is their P2.51.5 who can find?
strength: and the beauty of old men is • ch. 16. 31. 7 *The just man walketh in his inte the gray head. Deat. 95. grity: his children are blessed after him.
30 The blueness of a wound + cleans. Heb. is a A king that sitteth in the throne eth away evil: so do stripes the inward dicias of judgment scattereth away all evil with parts of the belly.
LORD, as the rivers of water: he