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u Gen. 9. &

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city on fire. h Ezek. 22.

x ch. 10.9.

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z ch. 12. 11.

8. John 3
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17. ch.12.16.

1 ch. 13. 11.

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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.

5 A man that Alattereth his neighbour 1 Agur's confession of his faith. 7 The two
spreadeth a net for his feet.

points of his prayer. 10 The meanest are
6 In the transgression of an evil man not to be wronged. 11 Four wicked gene-

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.

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h Matt.6. 11.

Heb. of my allow ance. i Deut. 8. 12,

Agur's confession and prayer.


Lemuel's lesson of chastity.
THE words of Agur the son of Jakeh, | woman; she eateth, and wipeth her

unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal, edness.

2 Surely I am more brutish than any 21 For three things the earth is dis-
man, and have not the understanding of quieted, and for four which it cannot

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
blished all the ends of the earth? what is little upon the earth, but they are tex.
his name, and what is his son's name, if ceeding wise:
thou canst tell?

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;
7 Two things have I required of 28 The spider taketh hold with her sis.
thee; + deny me them not before I die: hands, and is in kings' palaces.

8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: 29 | There be three things which go
give me neither poverty nor riches; • feed well, yea, four are comely in going:
me with food t convenient for me:

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.

rising up:
10 ft Accuse not a servant unto his 32 1 If thou hast done foolishly in
master, lest he curse thee, and thou be lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought
found guilty.

evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
11 There is a generation that curs 33 Surely the churning of milk bring- Ecoles 3-
eth their father, and doth not bless their eth forth butter, and the wringing of the

nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing
12 There is a generation that are pure of wrath bringeth forth strife.
in their own eyes, and yet is not washed

from their filthiness.

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
ters, crying, Give, give. There are three vows?
things that are never satisfied, yea, four 3 °Give not thy strength unto women,
things say not, + It is enough:

nor thy ways to that which destroyeth 1 o. iz
16 °The grave; and the barren womb; kings.
the earth that is not filled with water; 4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is

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.

Jeb 21.


k Luke 18.

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k Lev. 19 16. Deut. I,

Isai. 1. 17.
Jer. 22. 16.

& 18. 22. & 19. 14

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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.
safely trust in her, so that he shall have gates, when he sitteth among the elders
no need of spoil.

of the land.
12 She will do him good and not evil 24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it;
all the days of her life.

and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and 25 Strength and honour are her
worketh willingly with her hands. clothing; and she shall rejoice in time

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
eth it: with the fruit of her hands she idleness.
planteth a vineyard.

28 Her children arise up, and call her
17 She girdeth her loins with strength, blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth
and strengtheneth her arms.

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


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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.
are vain: 4 because the creatures are rest-
less in their courses, 9 they bring forth

there is no new thing under the sun.
thing new, and all old things are forgotten, 10 Is there any thing whereof it may
12 and because he hath found it so in the be said, See, this is new? it hath been
studies of wisdom.

already of old time, which was before us.
HE words of the Preacher, the son 11 There is no remenibrance of former

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.

m Gen.3.19.

1 Or, to afflict them.

Job. 19.

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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.
than the fool, yet both have one event. 18

16 For there is no remembrance of
The vanity of human labour, in leaving it
they know not to whom. 24 Nothing better the wise more than of the fool for ever;
than joy in our labour ; but that is God's seeing that which now is in the days to

come shall all be forgotten. And how
I SAll Doio wine bearith Goito now. c. dieth the wise the fool.

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
2 'I said of laughter, It is mad: and of vexation of spirit.
mirth, What doeth it?

18 1 Yea, I hated all my labour which
3 "I sought in mine heart tto give I had taken under the sun: because I Hels. Les
myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine I should leave it unto the man that a Puen
heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on shall be after me.
folly, till I might see what was that good 19 And who knoweth whether he

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
4 I made me great works; I builded shewed myself wise under the sun. This
me houses; I planted me vineyards:

is also vanity
5 I made me gardens and orchards, 20 Therefore I went about to cause
and I planted trees in them of all kind of my heart to despair of all the labour

which I took under the sun.
6 I made me pools of water, to water 21 For there is a man whose labour
therewith the wood that bringeth forth is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in

equity; yet to a man that hath not labour.
7 I got me servants and maidens, and ed therein shall he t leave it for his por.

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.
lem: also my wisdom remained with me. 25 For who can eat, or who else can

10 And whatsoever mine eyes desired hasten hereunto, more than I?
I kept not from them, I withheld not my 26 For God giveth to a man that is

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

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d Amos 5

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heh.8. 17Rom. 11. 33

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Of oppression, envy, &c.
die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck | rejoice in his own works; for " that is his
up that which is planted;

portion: *for who shall bring him to see
3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; what shall be after him?
a time to break down, and a time to

build up;

1 Vanity is increased unto men by oppression, 14.
4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; 4 by envy, 5 by idleness, 7 by covetousness,
a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 9 by solitariness, 13 by wilfulness.

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 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;
12 'I know that there is no good in and vexation of spirit.
them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do 7 I Then I returned, and I saw vanity
good in his life.

under the sun.
13 And also "that every man should 8 There is one alone, and there is not
eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all a second; yea, he hath neither child nor
his labour, it is the gift of God.

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
sun the place of judgment, that wicked when he falleth; for he hath not another
ness was there; and the place of righte- to help him up.
ousness, that iniquity was there.

11 Again, if two lie together, then they
17 I said in mine heart, °God shall have heat: but how can one be warm
judge the righteous and the wicked: for alone?
there is a time there for every purpose 12 And if one prevail against him, two
and for every work.

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
of men befalleth beasts ; even one thing reign; whereas also he that is born in his
befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth kingdom becometh poor.
the other; yea, they have all one breath; 15 I considered all the living which
so that a man hath no preeminence above walk under the sun, with the second child
a beast: for all is vanity.

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,
the dust, and all turn to dust again. even of all that have been before them:

21 9'Who knoweth the spirit f of man they also that come after shall not rejoice
that + goeth upward, and the spirit of the in him. Surely this also is vanity and
beast that goeth downward to the earth? | vexation of spirit.
22 9Wherefore I perceived that there

is nothing better, than that a man should | 1 Vanities in divine service, 8 in murmuring

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