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n Ps. 37. 6.
a ch. 16. 2.
. 6. Amos 5.21
22. Ps. 50.8.
10. Jer. 3 Acts $26 a P. 20-2
91. Pet. 2.
I Or, victory.
& ver. 19.
c Job 31. 15 cle. 14. 31
man of contentions. + Heb. an. house of socicty. h Jam. 4.5 + Heb. is not
Man. 6.38 107, The cardo le ச
Of a contentious woman.
A good name better than riches. 2 "Every way of a man is right in his | him; for his hands refuse to labour. own eyes : "but the LORD pondereth the 26 He coveteth greedily all the day cir. 100 hearts.
long: but the "righteous giveth and 3 ‘To do justice and judgment is more spareth not. < 1 Sam. 13. acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
27 "The sacrifice of the wicked is abo. Ps.90.9 4 + An high look, and a proud heart, mination: how much more, when he lea...3 and || the plowing of the wicked, is sin. bringeth it t with a wicked mind?
5 The thoughts of the diligent tend 28 't A false witness shall perish: but tickelodeon d ch.6.17. only to plenteousness; but of every one
the man that heareth speaketh constantly. 5 ch.1959 Haushiiness that is hasty only to want.
29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: Heb. A 6 'The getting of treasures by a lying but as for the upright, he || directeth his lic. light of the tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of way. ech. 10.4.& them that seek death.
30 There is no wisdom nor under. 2 Isai. 8.9 7 The robbery of the wicked shall standing nor counsel against the Lord. 13. 11. & 20. + destroy them; because they refuse to 31 • The horse is prepared against do judgment.
the day of battle: but b|| safety is of l.. 8 The way of man is froward and the LORD. dwell wiih strange: but as for the pure, his work is
CHAP. XXII. right.
"GOOD name is rather to be chos. Eccles. ;.1. 9 & It is better to dwell in a corner of sen than great riches, and || loving ! Bei den 25:24. & 27. the housetop, than with ta brawling favour rather than silver and gold. 1 Heb. a wo- woman in ta wide house.
2 b The rich and poor meet together : cartes 10 The soul of the wicked desireth the LORD is the maker of them all. evil: his neighbour + findeth no favour 3 d A prudent man foreseeth the evil, dich he same in his eyes.
and hideth himself: but the simple pass $77. 17 11. When the scorner is punished, the on, and are punished. favoured. simple is made wise: and when the wise 4 ° || By humility and the fear of the P112. i ch. 19. 25. is instructed, he receiveth knowledge, LORD are riches, honour, and life.
12 The righteous man wisely consider 5 'Thorns and snares are in the way wlis, C. eth the house of the wicked: but God over- of the froward: She that doth keep his ( 15.15 throweth the wicked for their wickedness. soul shall be far from them.
13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the 6 h|| Train up a child t in the way he Ep James 2. 13. cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, should go: and when he is old, he will Or, Cato but shall not be heard.
not depart from it. 14 1 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: 7 'The rich ruleth over the poor, and so and a reward in the bosom strong wrath. the borrower is servant † to the lender.
15 It is joy to the just to do judgment: 8 *He that soweth iniquity shall reap was the mch. 10. 29. m but destruction shall be to the workers vanity: ||and the rod of his anger shall fail
. Job 48 of iniquity.
9 1 + He that hath a bountiful eye shall Hora 16 The man that wandereth out of the be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to set the red way of understanding shall remain in the the poor. congregation of the dead.
10 Cast out the scorner, and conten- mesure 17 Xe that loveth || pleasure shall be a tion shall go out; yea, strife and reproach poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall cease. shall not be rich.
11 "He that loveth pureness of heart, 1. 1. a. 18 "The wicked shall be a ransom for ll for the grace of his lips the king shall be the righteous, and the transgressor for his friend. the upright.
12 The eyes of the LORD preserve been pret 19 It is better to dwell † in the wil- knowledge, and he overthroweth || the land of the derness, than with a contentious and an words of the transgressor. angry woman.
13 °The slothful man saith, There act as 20 There is treasure to be desired and is a lion without, I shall be slain in the oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a streets. foolish man spendeth it up.
14 P The mouth of strange women is a pas
15 Foolishness is bound in the heart
16 He that oppresseth the poor to in23 'Whoso keepeth his mouth and his crease his riches, and he that giveth to 21. James 3- tongue keepeth his soul from troubles. the rich, shall surely come to want.
24 Proud and haughty scorner is his 17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the name, who dealeth fin proud wrath. words of the wise, and apply thine heart 25'+ The desire of the slothful killeth I unto my knowledge.
Before CHRIST cir. 1000.
+ Heb. ix thy belly.
thou also. sch. 8. 6.
ki Cor. 5.5. I ver. 24. 25.
Luke 1. 34
I Or, eren / will rejoice.
nch. 28. 14
o Ps. 37. 37.
16, 21, s Zech.;. 19. Mal. 3
Luke 16. 25.
12. 35. 1, 10. & 68.5 149.
p ch. 4. 23
I saj. 5. 21.
11. Jer. 51.
a cb. 6. L. &
r ch. 19. 16 s ch. 1. 8. & 30. 17. Eph.
uch. 10. I.
e Deut. 19.
The uncertainty of riches.
Of drunkenness and envy.
13 Withhold not correction from the i ch. 13. 24. 19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, child: for if thou beatest him with the 21.15.8%.
I have made known to thee this day, rod, he shall not die. . Or, trast || even to thec.
14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, 20 Have not I written to thee 'excel- and shalt deliver his soul from hell. lent things in counsels and knowledge, 15 My son, 'if thine heart be wise, my ch. 29. 3:
21 That I might make thee know the heart shall rejoice, II even mine. 1 Pet. 3. certainty of the words of truth; "that 16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when
thou mightest answer the words of truth thy lips speak right things. Or, to those || to them that send unto thee?
17 "Let not thine heart envy sinners: . 22 “Rob not the poor, because he is but " be thou in the fear of the LORD all 3. 31. & 24. 1. da b'32.2 poor: 'neither oppress the afflicted in the day long. the gate:
18 For surely there is an || end; and Ch. 24.74 23 'For the LORD will plead their thine expectation shall not be cut off i 1 Sam. 24. cause, and spoil the soul of those that 19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, 12. & 35. 33. spoiled them.
and 'guide thine heart in the way. 24 Make no friendship with an angry 20 Be not among winebibbers; among flatt -4.49 12 ch. s. man; and with a furious man thou shalt riotous eaters tof flesh: not
21 For the drunkard and the glutton Eph. s. 18. 25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get shall come to poverty: and 'drowsiness here betina a snare to thy soul.
shall clothe a man with rags. 26 "Be not thou one of them that 22 'Hearken unto thy father that be strike hands, or of them that are sureties gat thee, and despise not thy mother 6. 1, 2. for debts.
when she is old. 27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why 23 € Buy the truth, and sell it not; also Matt
. 13. 14. Bck 20. 16. should he take away thy bed from under wisdom, and instruction, and underthee?
standing. 28 Remove not the ancient || land 24 "The father of the righteous shall & 15.20. vero mark, which thy fathers have set. greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a
29 Seest thou a man diligent in his wise child shall have joy of him.
business? he shall stand before kings; 25 Thy father and thy mother shall be kure men. he shall not stand before f mean men. glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice. CHAP. XXIII.
26 My son, give me thine heart, and W
THEN thou sittest to eat with a let thine eyes observe my ways.
ruler, consider diligently what is 27 *For a whore is a deep ditch; and 1 ch. 22. 14. before thee:
a strange woman is a narrow pit. 2 And put a knife to thy throat, if 28 She also lieth in wait || as for a Eccles. 7. 26. thou be a man given to appetite. prey, and increaseth the transgressors Or, as a
3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for among men. they are deceitful meat.
Who hath woe? who hath sor- 22. 4 Labour not to be rich: "cease from row? who hath contentions? who hath thine own wisdom.
babbling? who hath wounds without 5 + Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that cause? who hath redness of eyes? 1 Heb. Wilt which is not? for riches certainly make 50 They that tarry long at the wine; ch. 20. 1: thine eyes to themselves wings; they ay away as an they that go to seek mixed wine. eagle toward heaven.
31 Look not thou upon the wine when ch. 9. %. 6° Eat thou not the bread of him that it is red, when it giveth his colour in the Deut. 15. hath dan evil eye, neither desire thou his cup, when it moveth itself aright. dainty meats:
32 At the last it biteth like a serpent, 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is and stingeth like || an adder. e Ps. 12. 2 he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; 33 Thine eyes shall behold strange wobut his heart is not with thee.
men, and thine heart shall utter perverse 8 The morsel which thou hast eaten things. shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet 34 Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth sca. words.
down tin the midst of the sea, or as he chemin 9 'Speak not in the ears of a fool: for that lieth upon the top of a mast. he will despise the wisdom of thy words. 35 «They have stricken me, shalt thou knew it not.
10 6 Remove not the old || landmark; say, and I was not sick; they have beaten (see Deut.
and enter not into the fields of the fa- me, and + I felt it not: 'when shall I 38. 12. . Or, bound. therless :
awake? I will seek it yet again. Job 31. a. 11 b For their redeemer is mighty; he
CHAP. XXIV. shall plead their cause with thee.
E not thou "envious against evil men, is
Before CHRIST cir. 1000.
c Ps. 10. 7.
17. 18. Lake
dch. 21. 22. F.celes. 9. 16.
strength. + Heb.
e cb. 11. 14. & 15. 22. & 20. 18. Luke 14. 31.
Ps. 10.5 eh. 14.6.
Rom. 2. 6.
. Fear God and the king.
Observations about kings. 2 'For their heart studieth destruction, 25 But to them that rebuke him shall and their lips talk of mischief.
be delight, and ta' good blessing shall 3 Through wisdom is an house build
come upon them. ed; and by understanding it is established: 26 Every man shall kiss his lips + that blessings
4 And by knowledge shall the cham- giveth a right answer. bers be filled with all precious and pleasant 27 Prepare thy work without, and right words riches.
make it fit for thyself in the field; and a Kings 5 4 A wise man tis strong; yea, a man
afterwards build thine house. + Heb. is in of knowledge tincreaseth strength. 28 Be not a witness against thy neigh- b Eph. 4-8
6 € For by wise counsel thou shalt make bour without cause; and deceive not with strengthen thy war: and in multitude of counsellers thy lips. there is safety.
29 “Say not, I will do so to him as he sch. 22 22 7 ? Wisdom is too high for a fool: he hath done to me: I will render to the , Bosnia openeth not his mouth in the gate. man according to his work.
8 He that s deviseth to do evil shall be 30 I went by the field of the slothful, g Rom. 1. 30. called a mischievous person.
and by the vineyard of the man void of
10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, with thorns, and nettles had covered the
face thereof, and the stone wall thereof 11 "If thou forbear to deliver them that was broken down. 1 John 3-'16. are drawn unto death, and the
32 Then I saw, and + considered it well: + Hebat ready to be slain;
I looked upon it, and received instruction. 12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it 33 " Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, ich. 21. 2.
not; doth not he that pondereth the a little folding of the hands to sleep:
thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall that travelleth; and thy want as tan
ing causes of quarrels, and sundry causes Heb, upon sweet t to thy taste:
thereof. 14. So shall the knowledge of wisdom TH
THESE "are also proverbs of Solo-
2 It is the glory of God to conceal
3 The heaven for height, and the earth
16 'For a just man falleth seven times, for depth, and the heart of kings fis un3723. Nic. and riseth up again: "but the wicked shall searchable. 9 Esth.7. fall into mischief.
4 Take away the dross from the sil. 2 Tim. : 17 'Rejoice not when thine enemy ver, and there shall come forth a vessel Res
. 18. 21. falleth, and let not thine heart be glad for the finer. Ps. 35. 15, 19. when he stumbleth:
5 Take away the wicked from before ed. 20. & 18 Lest the Lord see it, and fit dis- the king, and his throne shall be esta* Web dit be please him, and he turn away his wrath blished
in righteousness. from him.
6 + Put not forth thyself in the pre- portal song 19 ' || Fret not thyself because of evil sence of the king, and stand not in the glory.
men, neither be thou envious at the wicked; place of great men: 1 Or, Keep
20' For there shall be no reward to 7 & For better it is that it be said unto a
the evil man; "the || candle of the wicked thee, Come up hither; than that thou • Ps. 11.6. shall be put out.
shouldest be put lower in the presence 21 My son, *fear thou the LORD and of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.. ch: 13.9 & the king: and meddle not with them
Go not forth hastily to strive, lest Natis Or, lamp. that are given to change:
thou know not what to do in the end 22 For their calamity shall rise sud- thereof, when thy neighbour hath put
denly; and who knoweth the ruin of thee to shame. changers. them both?
9 Debate thy cause with thy neighbour Kists 23 These things also belong to the wise. himself; and || discover not a secret to [Orien Blur. 19:45. It is not good to have respect of per- another: sons in judgment.
10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to 24 "He that saith unto the wicked, shame, and thine infamy turn not away, z ch. 17. 15. Thou art righteous; him shall the peo 11 "A word + fitly spoken is like apples Resmi Isai. 5. 33. ple curse, nations shall abhor him: of gold in pictures of silver.
thy palate. m Ps. 19. 10.
cir. B a 1 Kiast
o Ps. 10.32
I ch. 13. 17.
+ Heb. his own eyes.
mch. 20.6. † Heb. in a
n Jade 12.
he hireth the fool, he kireth alm
1 Or, Let the frot be sel. dom in thy
e ? Pet. 2.
+ Heb. iterateth his
& 120 3.4 ch.12. 18.
heh. 22. 13.
$Exol. 23. +5. Mart.
Of avoiding quarrels.
Of fools, sluggards, fe. 12 As an earring of gold, and an orna
5 4 Answer a fool according to his folly, c HRIST CHRIST
ment of fine gold, so is a wise reprover lest he be wise in this own conceit.
6 He that sendeth a message by the a Matt. 16.
so is a parable in the mouth of fools. 14 " Whoso boasteth himself t of a 8 || As he that bindeth a stone in a lifted up, Bijt of false false gift is like “clouds and wind without sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool. ht As her rain.
9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand precious 15 °By long forbearing is a prince per- of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth heap of
suaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the of fools. ch.15 1. & bone.
10 || The great God that formed all 10r, Agreme 16 'Hast thou found honey? eat so things both rewardeth the fool, and re- anali, and much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be wardeth transgressors. filled therewith, and vomit it.
11 As a dog returneth to his vomit, transgrei17 || Withdraw thy foot from thy so a fool + returneth to his folly. Brighbour neighbour's house; lest he be † weary of 12. Seest thou a man wise in his own 2. thee, and so hate thee.
conceit? there is more hope of a fool (Exod. S. 18 ? A man that beareth false witness than of him. Ps against his neighbour is a maul, and a 13 "The slothful man saith, There is a folly. sword, and a sharp arrow,
lion in the way; a lion is in the streets. I. ch. 19. 20. 19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in 14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, Rom. 12. 16. time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and so doth the slothful upon his bed. a foot out of joint.
15 i The slothful hideth his hand in his ich. 19. 24. 20 As he that taketh away a garment bosom; || it grieveth him to bring it again or he is
in cold weather, and as vinegar upon ni- to his mouth. kom. 1a. 15 tre, so is he that 'singeth songs to an 16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conheavy heart.
ceit than seven menthatcanrenderareason. 21 'If thine enemy be hungry, give 17 He that passeth by, and || meddleth level.is en ** Rom. him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, with strife belonging not to him, is like one give him water to drink:
that taketh a dog by the ears. 22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire 18 As a mad man who casteth +fire- hames, or, upon his head, and the LORD shall re- brands, arrows, and death, ward thee.
19 So is the man that deceiveth his 23 " || The north wind driveth away neighbour, and saith, * Am not Iin sport? * Eph. 5. 4. serth e ind rain : so doth an angry countenance a 20 + Where no wood is, there the fire Without backbiting tongue.
goeth out: so ! where there is no || tale- rood, 24 'It is better to dwell in the corner | bearer, the strife + ceaseth. of the housetop, than with a brawling 21 " As coals are to burning coals, and pereri woman and in a wide house.
wood to fire; so is a contentious man to silent. 25 As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is kindle strife. * 21.3 19. good news from a far country.
22 "The words of a talebearer are as n ch. 18. 8. 26 A righteous man falling down be wounds, and they go down into the in- thambers. fore the wicked is as a troubled fountain, nermost parts of the belly. and a corrupt spring.
23 Burning lips and a wicked heart are 27 It is not good to eat much honey: like a potsherd covered with silver dross. so for men "to search their own glory is 24 He that hateth || dissembleth with know'n. not glory:
his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; 28 He that hath no rule over his own 25 • When he + speaketh fair, believe jer. 9.8. spirit is like a city that is broken down, him not: for there are seven abominations t Heh. make and without walls.
in his heart. CHAP. XXVI.
26 || Whose hatred is covered by deceit, irodi coreer. 1 Observations about fools, 13 about slug- his wickedness shall be shewed before the ed in secret.
gards, 17 and about contentious busybodies. whole congregation.
will return upon
him. 2 As the bird by wandering, as the 28 A lying tongue hateth those that are and swallow by flying, so the curse causeless afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth shall not come.
1 Observations of selflove, 5 of true love, 11
of care to avoid offences, 23 and of the housfolly, lest thou also be like unto him.
19, 20. Jam. 4.13, &e.
+ Heb, to
b ch. 25. 27. + Heb. heutiness.
+ Ileb. Wrath is
di John 3. 12.
e Ps. 141.5 1 Or, car. nest, or, fre
of the soul.
Observations on selflove.
General observations on OAST *not thyself of t to morrow; of thy flocks, and t look well to thy herds. for
24 For Friches are not for ever: and . Luke 1a. may bring forth.
doth the crown endure + to every genera- Heb.se 2 Let another man praise thee, and tion? not thine own mouth; a stranger, and 26 'The hay appeareth, and the ten- strength
. morrow day. not thine own lips.
der grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the Heb. to pay 3 A stone is 't heavy, and the sand mountains are gathered. weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier 26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and than them both.
the goats are the price of the field. 4 + Wrath is cruel, and anger is out 27 And thou shalt have goats' milk cruelty, and rageous; but who is able to stand be enough for thy food, for the food of thy overflowing. fore | envy?
houshold, and for the t maintenance of + Heb. Kifa 5 *Open rebuke is better than secret thy maidens. love.
CHAP. XXVIII. lousy. ch. 6.
6 • Faithful are the wounds of a friend; General observations of impiety and religious ach. 28.23. but the kisses of an enemy are || deceitful.
THE comb; but hungry soul every bit sueth: but righteous are bold quent. ter thing is sweet.
as a lion. 8 As a bird that wandereth from her 2 For the transgression of a land many nest, so is a man that wandereth from his are the princes thereof: but || by a man !Only place.
of understanding and knowledge the state atending and 9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the thereof shall be prolonged. heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's ъA
poor man that oppresseth the preciezt hebb ebu from friend † by hearty counsel.
poor is like a sweeping rain f which leav- 5 Mal. 18 10 Thine own friend, and thy father's eth no food. friend, forsake not; neither go into thy 4 ‘They that forsake the law praise
brother's house in the day of thy cala- the wicked: but such as keep the law 18 see mity: for better is a neighbour that is contend with them. near than a brother far oft.
5 Evil men understand not judgment: Ra Hai 11 "My son, be wise, and make my but 'they that seek the LORD understand #pl. 31 i Ps. 127. 5 heart glad, 'that I may answer him that all things. reproacheth me.
6 Better is the poor that walketh in Cetats 12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, his uprightness, than he that is perverse in and hideth himself; but the simple pass his ways, though he be rich. on, and are punished.
7 Whoso keepeth the law is a wise 1.83 13 "Take his garment that is surety for son: but he that || is a companion of a stranger, and take a pledge of him for riotous men shameth" his father. a strange woman.
8 'He that by usury and tunjust gain i Je 14 He that blesseth his friend with a increaseth his substance, he shall gather it berkes loud voice, rising early in the morning, it for him that will pity the poor. shall be counted a curse to him.
9 *He that turneth away his ear from a 15 "A continual dropping in a very hearing the law, 'even his prayer shall be 11 rainy day and a contentious woman are abomination. alike.
10 "Whoso causeth the righteous to 3 16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himwind, and the ointment of his right hand, self into his own pit: but the upright which bewrayeth itself.
shall have good things in possession.
18 “Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall standing searcheth him out.
there is great glory: but when the wicked ez ales
13 P He that covereth his sins shall not 20 °Hell and destruction are tnever prosper: but whoso confesseth and for-dada + Heb. not. full; so Pthe eyes of man are never satis- saketh them shall have mercy. fied.
14 Happy is the man that fearethe 21 As the fining pot for silver, and the alway: 'but he that hardeneth his heart Roma; furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise. shall fall into mischief.
22 * Though thou shouldest bray a fool 15 ' As a roaring lion, and a ranging in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor is yet will not his foolishness depart from people. him.
16 The prince that wanteth under23 Be thou diligent to know the state standing is also a great oppressor: but