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Of sundry moral vrtues, PROVERBS, XVI, XVIII. and their contrary VICA. eth his mouth, and addeth learning B. C. 1000. 12 Let af bear robbed of her to his lips.

whelps meet a man, rather than & 24 Pleasant words are as an honey- o Ps. 19.10. fool in his folly. comb, o sweet to the soul, and

P ch.12.26. 13 Whosog rewardeth evil for health to the bones.

8 The soul of good, evil shall not depart from hus 25 There p is a way that seemeth

him that.

house. right into a man, but the end

9 boweth

11 The beginning of strife is as thereof are the ways of death.


when one letteth out water: there26 8 He that laboureth laboureth

10 A man of be meddled with.

foreh leave off contention before it for himself; for his mouth craveth

Belial. it of him.

11 sendeth

15 He i that justifieth the wicked, 27 10 An ungodly man diggeth up

and he that condemneth the just,

forth. ovil: and in his lips there is as a

even they both are abomination to burning fire.

9 Jon. 1.7.

the LORD. 28 A froward man 11 soweth strife: (CHAP. 17.) 16 Wherefore is there a price in and a whisperer separateth chief i or, good the hand of a fool to get wisdom, friends.

cheer. seeing he hath no heart to il! 29 A violent man enticeth his

a Je. 17.10.

17 A friend k loveth at all times, neighbour, and leadeth him into bch.14.31.

and a brother is born for adversity. the way that is not good.

18 A man void of understanding

c Job 31.29. 30 He shutteth his eyes to devise

Ob. 11-16.

striketh hands, and becometh surefroward things: moving his lips he

I held inno

ty in the presence of luis friend. bringeth evil to pass.

19 Hel loveth transgression that

cent. 31 The hoary head is a crown of

loveth strife: and he that exalteth

d Ps. 127.5. glory, if it be found in the way of

his gate seeketh destruction. righteousness

3 A lip of er 20 9 He that hath a froward heart 32 He that is slow to anger is bet

cellency. findeth no good: and he that hath ter than the mighty; and he that a lip of a perverse tongue falleth into mis ruleth his spirit than he that taketh lying. chief. a city.

5 stons of

21 He that begetteth a fool docth 33 The lotę is cast into the lap; grace. it to his sorrow and the father of but the whole disposing thereof is 6 or, pro a fool hath no joy. of the LORD.

cureth. 22 A merry heart doeth good 10 like CHAPTER XVII.

ech. 15,5. a medicine: but a broken spirit m

drieth the bones. quietness there with, than an

more a wise

23 A wicked man taketh a gift out house full of 1 sacrifices with strife. man, than of the boson to pervert the ways

to strike a 2 A wise servant shall have rule

of judgment.

foo! an over a son that causeth shame, and


21 Wisdom n is before him that shall have part of the inheritance


hath understanding; but the eyes among the brethren.

of a fool are in the ends of the 3 The fining pot is for silver, and

earth. the furnace for gold: but a the Ho.13.8.

25 A foolish son is a grief to his LORD trieth the hearts.

8 P8.55, 12-15.

father, and bitterness to her that

h ch.20.3. 4 A wicked doer giveth heed to

i Ex.23.7.

bare him. false lips; and a liar giveth ear to


26 Also to punish the just is not a naughty tongue.

k ch.18.24.

good, nor to strike priuces for equi5 Whosób mocketh the poor re-8 heart. ty proacheth his Maker: and he cthat 1 Ja.3. 16. 27 He that hath knowledge o spais glad at calamities shall not be 9 The fro reth his words: and a man of un2 unpunished.

ward of derstanding is of 11 an excellent 6 Children's d children are the


spirit. crown of old men; and the glory 10 or, to. 28 Even a fool when he holdeth of children are their fathers.

m ch.18. 14.

his peace is counted wise: and he

in Ec.2. 14. 7 3 Excellent speech becometh

o Ja. 1.19.

that shutteth his lips is esteemed a not a fool : much less do 4 lying 11 or, a cool.

man of understanding. lips a prince.

CHAPTER XVIII. 8 A gift is as a 5 precious stone in (CHAP. 18.) thersoever it turneth, it prospereth. separateth eth and intermeddleth with all 9 He that covereth a transgression

himself, wisdom. 6 seeketh love: but he that repeat

seckcth ac

2 A fool hath no delight in under

cording to eth a matter separateth veryfriends.

his desire,

standing, but that his heart may 10 Ae reproof 7 entereth more

discover itself.

and interinto a wise man than an hundred


3 When the wicked cometh, then stripes into a fool.

in every

cometh also contempt, and with It'An evil man seeketh only rebel business. ignominy reproach. lion : therefore a cruel messenger a ch.10.11. 4 The words of a man's mouth shall be sent against him.

are as deep waters, and a the well

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the eyes of him that hath it: whi. 1 or, He that THROUGH I desire a man, hav.

Of sundry moral virtues PROVERBS, XLX. and their contran utoes. spring of wisdom as a flowiza brook. B. C. 1000. 2 Also, that the soul be withou 5 [tb is not good to accept the

knowledge, it is not good; and he person of the wicked, to overthrow b Le, 19.15. that hasteth with his feet sirieth. The righteous in judgment.

De. 16.19. 3 The foolishness of man pervertSA fool's lips enter into conten

eth his way: and his heart fretteth tion, and his mouth calleth for c Ec. 10.12.

against the LORD. strokes.

2 or, whis 4 Wealth maketh many friends; 7 A fool's mouth is his c destruc perer. but the poor is separated from his tion, and his lips are the snare of 3 or, like as

neighbour his soul.

when ixen

5 A false witness shall not be 1 un8 The words of a 2 tale-hearer are

punished, and he that speaketh lies 3 are as wounds, d and they go wounded. shall not escape. down into the 4 innermost parts of

d ch.12.19.

6 Many will entreat the favour of the belly.

4 chambers.

the prince: and every man is a 9 He also that is slothful in his

friend to 2 him that giveth gifts. work is brother to him that is a

e Ps. 15.2.

7 All the brethren of the poor do great waster.

5 set aloft.

hate him: how much more do his 10 The name of the LORD is a f Lu. 14.11. friends go far from him ? he purstrong tower:e the righteous run-6 riturneth a sueth them with words, yet they neth into it, and is 5 safe.

word. are wanting to him. 11 The rich man's wealth is his

& Jno.7.51.

8 Heb that getteth 3 wisdom lovstrong city, and as an high wall in n Ps. 147.3.

eth his own soul: he that keepeth his own conceit. 12 Before destruction the heart

understanding shall find good. ich. 15.14.

9 A false witness shall not be unof man is haughty, and before f k Ge.27.41.

punished, and he that speaketh lies honour is humility.

I Mat. 12.37. shall perish. 13 He that 6 answereth a matterg m Is.57.19. 10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; before he heareth it, it is folly and n ch.19.14. much less for a servant to have rule shame unto him.

over princes. 14 The spirit of a man will sustain (CHAP. 19.) 11 The 4 discretion of a man deferhis infirmity ; but a wounded h a ch.28.6.

reth his anger; and c it is his glory spirit who can bear?

to pass over a transgression. 15 The heart of the prudent i get

12 The king's wrath is as the roarteth knowledge; and the ear of the held inno. ing of a lion; but his favour is as wise seeketh knowledge.


dewd upon the grass. 16 A man's gift maketh room for 2 a man of 13 A foolish son is the calamity of him, and bringeth him before great

gifts. his father: and e the contentions men.

b ch.2.10-12, of a wife are a continual dropping. 17 He that is first in his own cause 3 an heart. 14 Housef and riches are the inseemeth just; but his neighbour * or, pru.

heritance of fathers : and a pru cometh and searcheth him.

dence. dent wife g is from the LORD. 18 The lot caurseth contentions to

c ch.16.32.

15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep cease, and parteth between the d Ho.14.5.

sleep; and an idle h soul shall sufmighty?

fer hunger. 19 A brother k offended is harder

e ch.27.15.

16 Hei that keepeth the comto be won than a strong city: and f 2C0.12.14. mandment keepeth his own soul; their contentions are like the bars g ch.18.22. but he that despiseth his ways shali of a castle.

h2Th.3.10. die. 20 A man's belly shall be satisfied i L1.10.28. 17 Hek that hath pity upon the with the fruit of his mouth; and

k Ec.11.1. poor lendeth unto the LORD; and with the increase of his lips shall 2C0.9.6-9. 5 that which he hath given will he he be filled. 21 Death and life are in the power 1 ch.23. 13, 14. is hope, and let not thy soul spare

5 or, his deed. pay him again.

18 Chastenl thy son while there of the tongue:1 and they that love it shall eat the fruit m thereof.

6 or, to his de- 6 for his crying -2 Whoso n findeth a wife findeth


19 A man of great wrath shall a good thing, and obtaineth favour

or, to cause

him to die sufler punishment : for if thou deof the LORD

liver him, yet thou must 7 do it 23 The poor useth entreaties; but + add.

again. the rich answereth roughly.

m De.32.29. 20 Hear counsel, and receive in24 A man that hath friends must Ps.90.12,14. struction, that m thou mayest be show himself friendly: and there nch, 16.1,9. wise in thy latter end. is a friend that sticketh closer than 21.30. 21 There are many devices in a a brother.

Job 23.13. man's heart; nevertheless, n tine CHAPTER XIX.

Ps.33.10,11. counsel of the LORD, that shall

Is.14.26,27. stand. eth in his integrity, than he

46.10. 22 The desire of a man is his kind that is perverse in his lips, and is a


ness: and a poor c:an is better than оо.

a liar.

WINE is a mocker, strong f 28a.23.4.

or andry moral vertues, PROVERBS, XX, XXI. and their contrary won 23 Theo fear of the LORD tendeth, B. C. 1000. 15 There is gold, ani a multitude to life: and he that hath it shall

of rubies: but I the sins of knout. abide satisfied; he shall not be

o iTi.4.8. ledge are a precious jewel. visited with evil.

16 Take his garment that is strely 24 A slothful man hideth his hand be cunning. for a stranger: and take a pleine m his bosom, and will not so much SA witness

of him for a strange woman as bring it to his mouth. again

of Bdial.

17 Bread of 5 deceit is sweet to a 25 Smite a scorner, and the simple

man; but afterwards his mouth will beware: and reprove one p Job 15.16. shall be filled with gravel. that hath understanding, and he H0.4.9.

18 Every purpose is established by will understand knowledge.

9 Is. 29.20. counsel: and with m good advice 26 He that wasteth his father, and

make war. chaseth away his mother, is a son CHAP. 20.) 19 He that goeth about as a tale. that causeth shame, and bringeth a 1s.28.7. benrer revealeth secrets: therereproach.

Ho. 1.11. fore meddle not with him that 27 Cease, my son, to hear the in

6 fattereth with his lips.

b ch.16.32 struction that causeth to err from

2) Whoso curseth his father or his the words of knowledge.

or, winter. mother, his 7 Jamp shall be put out 28 9 An ungodly witness scometh

in obscure darkness.

c ch.19.15. judgment: and p the mouth of the

21 An inheritance may be gotten wicked devoureth iniquity.

d Mat.6.2.

hastily at the beginning ; but the 29 Judgments are prepared for

end thereof shall not be blessed. scorners, and stripes for the back 2 or, bounty. 22 Say not thou, I will recompense of fools.

e Lu. 18.8, 11.

evil : but wait on the LORD, and he CHAPTER XX.

shall save thee. GINE

23 Divers weights are an abominndrink

tion unto the LORD; and 8a false ever is deceived thereby is not wise.

8 2Ch.6.36.

balance is not good. 2 The fear of a king is as the roar

1Jno. 1.8

21 Man's n goings are of the LORD; ing of a lion : vchoso provoketh him 3 a stone and how can a man then understand to anger sinneth against his own a stone. his own way? soul. 3 It is an honour b for a man to

25 It is a snare to the man who h De.25.13.

devoureth that which is holy, and cease from strife: but every fool • an ephah after vows to make inquiry. will be meddling,

and an

26 A wise king scattereth the 4 The sluggard will not plough by ephah, wicked, and bringeth the wheel reason of the 1 cold; therefore c i Ps.91.9. over them. shall he beg in harvest, and have

27 The spirit of man is the can

k Ro. 12.11. pothing.

dle of the LORD, searching all the 5 Counsel in the heart of a man

inward parts of the belly. is like deep water ; but a man of

28 Mercy and truth preserve the understanding will draw it out. I ch.8.19. king: and his throne is upholden 6 Most men will proclaimd every s lying, or,

by mercy. one his own a goodness; but e a

falsehood. 29 The glory of young mei, is their faithful man who can find ?

m ch.21.6.

strength: and the beauty of old 7 The just man walketh in his in


men is the gray head. tegrity: his children are blessed

30 The blueness of a wound 10 after him.

6 or, enticeth. cleanseth away evil: so do stripes ? 8 A king that sitteth in the throne 7 or, candle. the inward parts of the belly. of judgment scatterethf away all 8 balances of

CHAPTER XXI. evil with his eyes.


THE king's heart is in the hand 9 Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my

n Je. 10.23.

water: he turneth it whithersoever sin ?

9 or, lamp. he will. 10 3 Divers h weights, and 4 divers 10 is a


2 Every way of a man is right it measures, both of them are alike

ing medi his own eyes : but the LORD ponabomination to the LORD.

cine dereth the hearts. 11 Even a child is known by his against 3 Toa do justice and judgment 15 doings, whether his work be pure,


more acceptable to the LORD than and whether it be right.

o He. 12.10.

sacrifice. 12 The i hearing ear and the see

4 1 An high look, and a prond ing eye, the Lord hath made even (CHAP. 21.) heart, and the 2 ploughing of the both of them.

a 152. 15.22. wicked, is sin. 13 Love k not sleep, lest thou come i Haughti

5 The thoughts of the diligent to poverty; open thine eyes, anul ness of eyes tend only to plenteousness; but of taou shalt he satisfied with bread.

2 or, light.

every one that is hasty only to want 14 il us nought, it is nought, saith

6 Theb getting of treasures by a the buyer : but when he is gone his 2Pe.2.3. lying tongue is a vanity tossed to way, then he boasteth

und fro of them that seek death


Of sundry morol vrtues, PROVERBS, XXII. and their contrary vices * The robbery of the wicked shall | B. C. 1000. 28 A 11 false witness shall perislı: destroy them; because they re

but the man that heareth speaketh fuse to do judgment.

3 saw, or, constantly. 8 The way of man is froward and dwe'l with. 29 A wicked man hardeneth his strange: but as for the pure, luis * woman of face: but as for the upright, ho

contenwork is right.

12 directeth his way:

tone, 9 it is better to dwell in a corner

30 There n is no wisdom, por un

5 of the house-top, than with a

an house of derstanding, nor counsel against

society. 4 brawling woman in 5a wide 6 is not fa.

the LORD. house.


31 The horse is prepared against 10 The soul of the wicked desireth c Ps. 107.43. the day of battle : but 13 satety is evil: his neighbour 6 findeth no Ho. 14.9. of the LORD. favour in his eyes.

d Mat.18.33,

CHAPTER XXII. 1! When the scorner is punished,


GOOD name is rather to be the simple is niade wise : and when e Mat.7.23. chosen than great riches, and the wise is instructed, he receiveth 1 ch.13.20. 1 loving favour rather than silver knowledge.

7 or, sport.

and gold.

g ch.11.8. 12 The righteous man wisely c

2 The a rich and poor meet to

Is.43.3,4. considereth the house of the wick- 8 land of the gether; the Lord is the maker of ed: but God overthroweth the


them all. wicked for their wickedness.

h Lu.6.45. 3 A prudent man forseeth the evil, 13 Whoso d stoppeth his ears at i Mat.25.3,4. and hideth himself: but the simple the cry of the poor, he also shall k Ro.2.7. pass on, and are punished. cry hiniself, but shall not be heard. 1 Ec.9.14-16. 4 2 By humility, and the fear of the

11 A gift in secret pacifieth anger, the wrath LORD are riches, honour, and life. and a reward in the bosom strong of pride. 5 Thorns and snares b are in the wrath.

m 1s.1.11-15. way of the froward : he that doth 15 It is joy to the just to do judg 10 in wicked- keep his soul shall be far from them.

ness? ment: but e destruction shall be to

6 3 Train c up a chuld in the way the workers of iniquity.

11 witness of

he should go and when he is old, 16 The man f that wandereth out

he will not depart froin it. of the way of understanding shall 12 or, con

7 The rich ruleth over the poor, remain in the congregation of the


and the borrower is servant to the dead.

Ps.119.59.5 lender. 17 He that loveth ? pleasure shall n Is.8.9, 10. 8 Hed that soweth iniquity shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine Ac.5.39. reap vanity: and 6 the rod of his and oil shall not be rich.

13 or, victory: anger shall fail. 18 The wicked g shall be a ransom

(CHAP. 22.) 9 7 He that hath a bountiful eye for the righteous, and the trans

i or, favour shall be blessed ; for he giveth of

is better. gressor for the upright.

his bread to the poor.

a 1Co. 12.22, 19 It is better to dwell in the

10 Cast out the scorner, and con

&c. 8 wilderness, than with a conten- 2 or, The retention shall go out; yea, strife and tious and an angry woman.

ward of

reproach shall cease. 20 There is treasure h to be desir humility.

11 He that loveth pureness of ed and oil i in the dwelling of the Job 18.8. heart, 8 for the grace of his lips tho wise; but a foolish man spendeth 3 or, Cate king f shall be his friend.

chise. 12 'The eyes of the LORD preserve 21 He k that followeth after right- c Ep.6.4. knowledge,g and he overthroweth eousness and mercy findeth life, his. the 9 words of the transgressor.

5 man that righteousness, and honour.

13 The slothful man saith, There 22 A wise man scaleth l the city d Job 4.8.


is a lion without, I shall be slain in of the mighty, and casteth down

the streets.

or with the the strength of the confidence

ród of his

14 The mouth of strange wothereof.

anger he

men is a deep pit: he h that is 23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and shall be

abhorred of the LORD shall fall his tongue keepeth his soul from consumed. therein. troubles.

? good of eye.

15 Foolishness is bound in the 21 Proud and haughty scorner ishis e 2C0.9.6. heart of a child; but the rod of Dame,who dealeth ins proud wrath. 8 or, and hath correction shall drive it far from

25 The desire of the slothful kill grace in his him. eth him ; for his hands refuse to

16 He i that oppresseth the poor labour.

Mat.5.8. 26. He coveteth greedily all the 1s.59.19-21. to increase his riches, and he that

giveth to the rich, shall surely come

9 or, matters. day long: but the righteous giveth

h Ec.7.26.

to want. and spareth not.

i Mi.2.2-5.

17 Bow down thine ear, and hear 27 The sacrifice m of the wicked a ch.2.2,&c. the words of the wise, and apply is abomination : how much more, 10 in thy

thine heart unto my knowledge. when he bringeth it 10 with a wick belly. 18 For it is a pleasant thing in od mind 3

thou keep them 10 within theo:

it up.



Of sundry moral virtues, PROVERBS, XXII. and that contrary vices. they shall withal be fitted in thy B. C. 1000. struction, and the ears to the bps.

words of knowledge. 19 That thy trust may be in the 11 or, trust 13 Withhold not correction from LORD, I have made known to thee

thuu also. the child: for if thou beatest him his day lleven to thee?

with the rod, he shall not die. 20 Have not I written to thee ex

1 1 Pe.3.15. 14 Thou shalt beat him with the cellent things in counsels and 12 or, those rod, and e shalt deliver his soul knowledge?

that send

from hell. 21 That I might make thee know


15 My son, if f thine heart be wise, the certainty of the words of truth;

my heart shall rejoice, even 3 mine. that thou mightest answerl the m Mal.3.5.

16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, words of truth to 12 them that send 13 or, bound. when thy lips speak right things. unto thee.

17 Let ġ not thine heart envy sin22 Rob not the poor, because he is n ch. 12.24.

ners: but be thou in the fear of the poor: neither oppress the afflicted 14 obscure. LORD all the day long. in the gate :

18 For surely ihere is an 4 end; 23 Form the LORD will plead their (CHAP. 23.) and thine expectation shall not be cause, and spoil the soul of those

a iTi.6.9, 10.

cut oft. that spoiled them.

19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, 24 Make no friendship with an b ch.26.12. and guide thine heart h in the way. angry man, and with a furious man 1 cause thine 20 Be i not among wine-bibbers; thou shalt not go : 25 Lest thou learn his ways, and

among riotous eaters of 5 flesh: eyes to fly.

21 For the drunkard and the glutget a snare to thy soul.

C ch.22.28.

ton shall come to poverty: and 26 Be not thou one of them that 2 or, dound. drowsiness shall clothe a man with strike hands, or of them that are

rags. sureties for debts.

d ch.22.17. 22 Hearken k unto thy father that 27 If thou hast nothing to pay,

begat thee, and despise not thy mowhy should he take away thy bed

ther when she is old. from under thee?

e 1Co.5.5. 23 Buy ? the truth, and sell it not; 28 Remove not the ancient 13 land

also wisdom, m and instruction, and mark, which thy fathers have set. f ch.29.3. understanding.

29 Seest thou a man diligentn in 3 or, I will 24 The father n of the righteous his business? he shall stand before

rejoice, shall greatly rejoice, and he that kings; he shall not stand before

begetteth a wise child shall have 14 mean men.

& Ps.37.1-3.

joy of him. CHAPTER XXIII.

73.3, 17.

25 Thy father and thy mother a ruler, what is before thee:

h ch.4.23.

26 My son, give me thine heart, o 2 And put a knife to thy throat, i Lu.21.34. and let thine eyes observe my ways. if thou be a mun given to appetite. Ro. 13. 13, 27 For a whore is a deep ditch; p

3 Be not desirous of his dainties : for they are deceitful meat.

and a strange woman is a narrow 5 their flesh.

pit. 4 Labour a not to be rich : cease k ch.30.17. 1 28 She also lieth q in wait as 6 for from thine ownb wisdom.

Ep.6.1,2. a prey, and increaseth the trans5 Wilt thou 1 set thine eyes upon 1 15.55.1.

gressors among men. that which is not? for riches cer


29 Who hath woe? r who hath tainly make themselves wings;


sorrow? who hath contentions ? they fly away as an eagle toward

who hath babbling? who hath heaven.

m ch.4.5,7. wounds without cause? who hath 6 Eat thou not the bread ot him

n ch.10.1,

redness of eyes? that hath an evil eye, neither desire


30 They that tarry long at the thou his dainty meats:

wine; they that go to seek mixed 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, o Ps.119.2. wie, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to

31 Look not thou upon the wine thee; but his heart is not with thee. p ch.22.14.

when it is red, when it giveth his 8 The morsel which thou hast eat-q ch.7.12. colour in the cup, when it moveth en shalt thou vomit up, and lose

itself aright. thy sweet words.

6 or, a roller,

32 At the last it biteth like a ser9 Speak not in the ears of a fool : r Is.5, 11,22. pent, and stingeth like 7 an adder. for he will despise the wisdom of Hub.2.5. 33 Thine eyes shall behold strange thy words.

women, and thine heart shall utter 10 Removec not the old 2 land

1 or, a cocka.

perverse things. mark; and enter not into the fields

31 Yea, thou shalt be as he that of the fatherless :

8 heart. lieth down in the 8 midst of the 11 For their redeemer is mighty;

sea, or as he that lieth upon the

. Je.5.3. heslall plead their cause with thee.

top of a mast. 12 Apply thine heart d into in.

35 They have stricken s me, shalt

WHEN lebo u site to eat with or, reward. shall be blad, and she that bare

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