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u Gen. 9. &
g ch. 11.11.
city on fire. h Ezek. 22.
x ch. 10.9.
25 y rer. 6.
z ch. 12. 11.
8. John 3
1 ch. 13. 11.
m ch.22. 2.
I Tim. 6.9.
4. 13, 14
bch. 18.5 $423 e Esek. 13 19
to be rich.
impiety and religious integrity. CHAP. XXIX. XXX.
Observations on government. Before he that hateth covetousness shall prolong 8 Scornful men || bring a city into a cir. 700. his days.
snare: but wise men turn away wrath. 17 "A man that doeth violence to the 9 If a wise man contendeth with a Exod. 21. 14. blood of any person shall flee to the pit; foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, Or, ceta let no man stay him.
there is no rest. 18 “Whoso walketh uprightly shall be 10 +* The bloodthirsty hate the up- Matt
. 11. saved: but he that is perverse in his ways right: but the just seek his soul. shall fall at once.
11 A * fool uttereth all his mind: but + Heb. Men 19 ? He that tilleth his land shall have a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards. Gen. 4. 5. plenty of bread: but he that followeth 12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his after vain persons shall have poverty servants are wicked. enough.
13 The poor and the deceitful man 14332 20 A faithful man shall abound with * meet together: "the Lord lighteneth love the 906. 17. blessings: but he that maketh haste to both their eyes. ver. 22. be rich shall not be || innocent.
14 °The king that Pfaithfully judgeth Matt. 5. 4510r, enpt
21 To have respect of persons is not the poor, his throne shall be established & 15:30 good: for for a piece of bread that man for ever.
PPs. 2, 3, will transgress.
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: 4 ver. 17. 22 || ate that hasteth to be rich hath but 'a child left to himself bringeth his ch.01.& 10. He that an evil eye, and considereth not that po- mother to shame. che hasteth verty shall come upon him.
16 When the wicked are multiplied, 23 He that rebuketh a man afterwards transgression increaseth: 'but the right- & BIO ech. 27.5 & shall find more favour than he that flat- eous shall see their fall. tereth with the tongue.
17 + Correct thy son, and he shall give ch. 13. 9. 24 Whoso robbeth his father or his thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto .93.18
mother, and saith, It is no transgres- thy soul. 66.18.2 sion; the same is the companion of ta 18 "Where there is no vision, the peo- u 1 Sam. 3. non destroga destroyer.
ple || perish: but he that keepeth the li, Anos 6" 25 He that is of a proud heart stir-law, happy is he. I Tim. 6.6. reth up strife: "but he that putteth his 19 A servant will not be corrected by
trust in the LORD shall be made fat. words: for though he understand he will 17. Jam. i.
26 He that trusteth in his own heart not answer. is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he 20 Seest thou a man that is hasty il in mente in his shall be delivered.
his words? 'there is more hope of a fool y ch. 26. 12. 27 'He that giveth unto the poor shall than of him. not lack: but he that hideth his
shall 21 He that delicately bringeth up his have many a curse.
servant from a child shall have him be28 kWhen the wicked rise, 'men hide come his son at the length. 1 Job 944 themselves: but when they perish, the 22 'An angry man stirreth up strife, le 25. 18. righteous increase.
and a furious man aboundeth in transCHAP. XXIX.
gression. 1 Observations of publick government, 15 and
23 A man's pride shall bring him Ch.15.-33. & of private. 22 of anger, pride, thievery, low: but honour shall uphold the hum-622 Daxi. cowardice, and corruption.
ble in spirit. +Haldene the ingrenechey shall suddeth his
E, that being often reproved 24 Whoso is partner with a thief hat- Luke 14. 11. 3:Chron. denly be destroyed, and that without and bewrayeth it not. remedy.
25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: 2 When the righteous are || in autho- but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD Gen. 12. 12. rity, the people rejoice: but when the + shall be safe. wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. 26 Many seek † the ruler's favour; be set on
3 a Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his but every man's judgment cometh from a see Ps. 20. fets de la father: but he that keepeth company the LORD.
with harlots spendeth his substance. 27 An unjust man is an abomination jace of a ru.
4 The king by judgment establisheth to the just: and he that is upright in the ler. in hetke is the land: but the that receiveth gifts way is abomination to the wicked. overthroweth it.
points of his prayer. 10 The meanest are
rations. there is a snare: but the righteous doth
15 Four things insatiable. sing and rejoice.
Parents are not to be despised. 18 Four * The righteous considereth the cause
things hard to be known. 21 Four things
intolerable. 24 Four things exceeding wise. of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not
29 Four things stately. 32 Wrath is to to know it.
Before CHRIST cir. 700.
a ch.31. 1. b Ps. 73. 22.
+ Heb. know.
c John 3.13.
40. 12, &c.
e Ps. 19. 6. && 30. &
Ps. 18. 30.
Heb. of my allow ance. i Deut. 8. 12,
Agur's confession and prayer.
Lemuel's lesson of chastity.
2 Surely I am more brutish than any 21 For three things the earth is dis-
bear: 3 I neither learned wisdom, nor thave 22 ? For a servant when he reigneth; £ceics. 10. the knowledge of the holy.
and a fool when he is filled with meat; 4. Who hath ascended up into hea 23 For an odious woman when she is a Job 38. 4: ven, or descended? d who hath gathered married; and an handmaid that is heir to 3, &c. Isai: the wind in his fists? who hath bound her mistress.
the waters in a garment? who hath esta 24 There be four things which are
25 The ants are a people not strong, kes 5 | Every word of God is + pure: yet they prepare their meat in the sum19. 8. & 119. he is a shield unto them that put their mer; Heb. puri- trust in him.
26 "The conies are but a feeble folk, 5 Pk. 104. 18 fied.
66 Add thou not unto his words, lest yet make they their houses in the rocks; & 84. 11. he reprove thee, and thou be found a 27 The locusts have no king, yet go
they forth all of them + by bands;
8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: 29 | There be three things which go
30 A lion which is strongest among 9 'Lest I be full, and † deny thee, and beasts, and turneth not away for any; 14, 17. & 312 say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, 31 A ll + greyhound; an he goat also; !07, korse. 2,5c. and steal, and take the name of my God and a king, against whom there is no in the same in vain.
evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing
1 Lemuel's lesson of chastity and temperance. 13 There is a generation, O how ' lofty
6 The afflicted are to be comforted and deare their eyes! and their eyelids are fended. 13 The praise and properties of a
good wife. 14 m There is a generation, whose teeth THE words of king Lemuel, the 57. 4. ch. 12. are as swords, and their jaw teeth as prophecy that his mother taught a Ps. 14.4. knives, "to devour the poor from off the him.
earth, and the needy from among men. 2 What, my son? and what, "the son blaas 8 5
15 | The horseleach hath two daugh- of my womb? and what, the son of my
nor thy ways to that which destroyeth 1 o. iz
and the fire that saith not, It is enough. not for kings to drink wine; nor for DO 17 9 'The eye that mocketh at his fa- princes strong drink: sh 20. 20. & ther, and despiseth to obey his mother, 5 'Lest they drink, and forget the law, 'Has 4
the ravens of || the valley shall pick it and t pervert the judgment Fof any of Health out, and the young eagles shall eat it. the afflicted.
18 | There be three things which are 6 I Give strong drink unto him that acties too wonderful for me, yea, four which I is ready to perish, and wine unto those know not:
that be tof heavy hearts. 19 The way of an eagle in the air; the 7 Let him drink, and forget his po- Save. way of a serpent upon a rock; the way verty, and remember his misery no more. 3 ista of a ship in the midst of the sea; and 8 "Open thy mouth for the dumb ' in Entries the way of a man with a maid.
the cause of all tsuch as are appointed Heske 20 Such is the way of an adulterous to destruction.
Neb.9.25,26. Job 31.21 23, 28. Hos. 13. 6.
Heb. belie thee. 1 Heb. Hurt not with thy tongue.
k Luke 18.
I Ps. 131. 1. ch. 6.17
Before CHRIST cir. 1015.
k Lev. 19 16. Deut. I,
Isai. 1. 17.
& 18. 22. & 19. 14
The praise and
properties of a good wife. 9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, 21 She is not afraid of the snow for car. 1015. and 'plead the cause of the poor and her houshold: for all her houshold are needy. clothed with || scarlet.
Or, double 10 qm Who can find, a virtuous wo 22 She maketh herself coverings of garments. Job 29. 12. man? for her price is far above rubies. tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
11 The heart, of her husband doth 23 'Her husband is known in the 9 ch. 12. 4.
of the land.
and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
14 She is like the merchants' ships; to come. she bringeth her food from afar.
26 She openeth her mouth with wis15 "She riseth also while it is yet dom; and in her tongue is the law of • Luke 12. night, and °giveth meat to her hous- kindness.
hold, and a portion to her maidens. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her
16 She considereth a field, and +buy- houshold, and eateth not the bread of
28 Her children arise up, and call her
her. 18+ She perceiveth that her merchan 29 Many daughters || have done vix- ! Or, have dise is good: her candle goeth not out tuously, but thou excellest them all. by night.
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is 19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, and her hands hold the distaff.
she shall be praised. 20 + She stretcheth out her hand to 31 Give her, of the fruit of her hands; Hebr. 13. 16. hands to the needy. Fiph.4 8. the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her and let her own works praise her in the
+ Heb. She
fleb. She Spreadeta.
b Ps 25 6.& 6. 9. &
ECCLESIASTES; OR, THE PREACHER.
9 The thing that hath been, it is CHAP. I.
that which shall be; and that which is cir. 977. I The preacher sheweth that all human courses
done is that which shall be done: - and k ch. 3. 15.
there is no new thing under the sun.
already of old time, which was before us.
things; neither shall there be any re2° Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, membrance of things that are to come ++. ch. 12 vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
with those that shall come after. 3 « What profit hath a man of all his 129 "I the Preacher was king over Is- I ver. ". & sh. 2.2. labour which he taketh under the sun ? rael in Jerusalem.
4 One generation passeth away, and 13 And I gave my heart to seek and Pieles another generation cometh : obut the search out by wisdom concerning all things earth abideth for ever.
that are done under heaven: this sore h... Ps. 19. 5. 6.
5 'The sun also ariseth, and the sun travail hath God given to the sons of teleb pani goeth down, and thasteth to his place man | to be exercised therewith. where he arose.
14 I have seen all the works that are & Joe 38
6 6 The wind goeth toward the south, done under the sun; and, behold, all is and turneth about unto the north; it vanity and vexation of spirit. whirleth about continually, and the wind 15 "That which is crooked cannot be n ch. 7. 13. returneth again according to his circuits. made straight: and † that which is want- +Heb.defect.
7 " All the rivers run into the sea; yeting cannot be numbered. the sea is not full; unto the place from 16 I communed with mine own heart, whence the rivers come, thither they saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, o 1 kings 3. treturn again.
and have gotten omore wisdom than all 2136 8 All things are full of labour; man they that have been before me in Jeru- cho cannot utter it: 'the eye is not satisfied salem: yea, my heart thad great expe- seen much. with seeing, nor the ear filled with hear-rience of wisdom and knowledge. peh. 2.3, 12.
17 And I gave my heart to know wis- iThes. 3. 21.
1 Or, to afflict them.
• Prov. 97.
q ch. 12. 12.
24. ch. & 1.
I Ps 4419
a Luke 12. 19.
c Prov. 14 13. ch. 7. 6.
– ch. 1. 17 + Heb. to draw my
The vanity of pleasures,
and of human labour. Before dom, and to know madness and folly: I | 14 "The wise man's eyes are in his cir. 971 perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. head; but the fool walketh in darkness:
18 For 'in much wisdom is much and I myself perceived also that 'one x Prov. 17. grief: and he that increaseth knowledge event happeneth to them all. increaseth sorrow.
15 Then said I in my heart, As it eb. 9.33
happeneth to the fool, so it + happen- +'Heb. Hep CHAP. II.
eth even to me; and why was I then penetatoes 1 The vanity of human courses in the works more wise? Then I said in my heart, of pleasure. 12 Though the wise be better
that this also is vanity.
16 For there is no remembrance of
come shall all be forgotten. And how
hated the u Isai. So. 11. fore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this work that is wrought under the sun is also is vanity.
grievous unto me: for all is vanity and
18 1 Yea, I hated all my labour which
for the sons of men, which they should shall be a wise man or a fool ? yet shall Hob. the do' under the heaven tall the days of he have rule over all my labour wherein the days of their life.
I have laboured, and wherein I have
is also vanity
which I took under the sun.
equity; yet to a man that hath not labour.
Heb gis to e bricolage had + servants born in my house; also I tion. This also is vanity and a great evil.
had great possessions of great and small 22 "For what hath man of all his la- 42,3 cattle above all that were in Jerusalem bour, and of the vexation of his heart, before me:
wherein he hath laboured under the sun? 8 "I gathered me also silver and gold, 23 For all his days are sorrows, and Joksid 14 21, &c." and the peculiar treasure of kings and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh
of the provinces: I gat me men singers not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
and women singers, and the delights of 24 F There is nothing better for calichosemusithe sons of men, as f musical instruments, man, than that he should eat and drink, i *! went and in- and that of all sorts.
and that he || should make his soul enjoy the best f ch. 1. 16. 9 So 'I was great, and increased more good in his labour. This also I saw, BERSER
than all that were before me in Jerusa- that it was from the hand of God.
10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired hasten hereunto, more than I?
heart from any joy; for my heart rejoiced good † in his sight wisdom, and know 4513 meg. in all my labour: and this was my por ledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giv- Goteid tion of all my labour.
eth travail, to gather and to heap up, that 11 Then I looked on all the works "hemay give to him that is good before God. John
hands had wrought, and on the This also is vanity and vexation of spirit. labour that I had laboured to do: and, be1. ch. 1. 3, hold, all was h vanity and vexation of spirit,
CHAP. III. and there was no profit under the sun.
1 By the necessary change of times, vanity is
added to human travail. 11 There is an 12 And I turned myself to behold
excellency in God's works. 16 But as for Or, in those wisdom, i and madness, and folly: for man, God shall judge his works there, and have been al- what can the man do that cometh after here he shall be like a beast.
10 There is an ready done.
time to every under Heba 13 Then I saw t that wisdom excelleth heaven: folly, as far as light excelleth darkness. 2 A time to be born, and t'a time to
e 1 kings 9. 29.& 10. 10,
icb. 1. 17. * 7. 25.
ready done. + Meb, that
the day col.even that which hath been al. To everything the peut pas season and he
in wudom more than in Jolly, c.
uch. 2. 10.
d Amos 5
e Luke 14
ch. I. 13
+ Heb. all the rightness
+ Heb. this
heh.8. 17Rom. 11. 33
i ver. 22.
16, 17. & 16. 8.
A time for all things.
CHAP. III. IV.
Of oppression, envy, &c.
portion: *for who shall bring him to see
1 Vanity is increased unto men by oppression, 14.
5 A time to cast away stones, and a Sopreturned, and considered all the
time to gather stones together; a time to * oppressions that are done under the a ch. 3. 16. & Joel 2. 16. embrace, and a time fto refrain from sun: and behold the tears of such as were Heb.to be embracing;
oppressed, and they had no comforter; 6 A time to ll get, and a time to lose; and on the † side of their oppressors there + Heb. kand. a time to keep, and a time to cast away; was power; but they had no comforter.
7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; da 2 Wherefore I praised the dead which kidob3.879 time to keep silence, and a time to speak; are already dead more than the living
8 A time to love, and a time to hate; which are yet alive. a time of war, and a time of
3 Yea, better is he than both they, 16,21.22.6. 9 'What profit hath he that worketh which hath not yet been, who hath not seen 3. in that wherein he laboureth?
the evil work that is done under the sun. 10 % I have seen the travail, which God 4 Again, I considered all travail, and hath given to the sons of men to be ex- Fevery right work, that + for this a man ercised in it.
is envied of his neighbour. This is also work. 11 1 He hath made every thing beau- vanity and vexation of spirit. tiful in his time: also he hath set the 5 The fool foldeth his hands toge- his neigh world in their heart, so that "no man ther, and eateth his own flesh. can find out the work that God maketh 6 7 Better is an handful with quiet- & 4.33 from the beginning to the end.
ness, than both the hands full with travail * Prov. 15;
under the sun.
brother: yet is there no end of all his la14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, bour; neither is his feye satisfied with or In Then.1. 17. it shall be for ever: 'nothing can be put riches; ® neither saith he, For whom do I 2. 16.
to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God labour, and bereave my soul of good? & Ps. 39. 6 doeth it, that men should fear before him. This is also vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.
15 That which hath been is now; and 9 Two are better than one; because
that which is to be hath already been; they have a good reward for their labour. Web: that and God requireth + that which is past. io For if they fall, the one will lift up
16 | And moreover " I saw under the his fellow: but woe to him that is alone
11 Again, if two lie together, then they
shall withstand him; and a threefold cord 18 | I said in mine heart concerning is not quickly broken. 1. Or, that the estate of the sons of men, || that God 13 Better is a poor and a wise child das come might manifest them, and that they might than an old and foolish king, + who will fenoteer hoe
see that they themselves are beasts. no more be admonished.
19 'For that which befalleth the sons 14 For out of prison he cometh to
that shall stand up in his stead. Gen. 3 19.
20 All go unto one place; 'all are of 16 There is no end of all the people,
21 9'Who knoweth the spirit f of man they also that come after shall not rejoice
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