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fools, sluggards, &c.
cir. 700, b Psal, 141.50
ous sone in an kecap of stones,
Job 6. 70
fool, he biretbalfo
* Heb. from la
& 18.240 Sec Chap. 19.90
Jo Cha ECC SH
Befoze 8 * As he that bindeth a stone in a sling : 5 Open rebuke is better than secret love. Before Chriû fo is he that giveth honour to a fool.
6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend ; Chut
修 9 As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a but the kisses of an enemy are † deceitful. cir. 700.
C 05, As be that drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of 7 The full soul Flotheth an hony-comb ; pusserhy a preci- fools.
but o to the hungry soul every bitter thing tor, carnek.os, 10 | The great God that formed all things, is sweet. + Or, A gressboch rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth 8 As a bird that wandreth from her nest: under fast. and he hireth the transgressors.
so is a man that wandreth from his place.
heart: fo doth the sweetness of a mans friend Seeft thou a man wise in his own *by hearty counsel. Chap.29.20 conceit ? there is more hope of a fool than 10 Thine own friend, and thy fathers course of the forma of hini.
friend forsake not ; neither go into thy •Chap 12 13. 13 · The slothful man faith, There is a lion brothers house in the day of thy calamity":
$0 in the way, a lion is in the streets.
for a better is a neighbour that is near, than Chap. 19.17. 14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, a brother far off. so doth the slothful upon his bed.
11° My ion, be wise, and make my heart Chap. 1o.1. 15
f The Nothful hideth his hand in his glad, that I may answer him that re- opdalinimas * Os, how weary. bofom, * it grieveth him to bring it again to proacheth me. his mouth.
12 & A prudent man forefeeth the evil, cchap. 19. di 16 The sluggard is wiser in his own and hideth himself : but the simple pass on, conceit, than leven men that can render a and are punished.
• Take his garment that is surety for a See Exod. 23, Or, is enragedo
17 He that passeth by, and † meddleth ftranger, and take a pledge of bim for a strange with strife belonging not to him, is like onę
Chap 29. I that taketh a dog by the ears.
14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud 18 As a mad man who casteth #fire-brands, voice, rising early in the morning, it shall or, Sparkso arrows, and death :
be counted a curse to him. 19 So is the man that deceiveth his neigh- 15 i A continual dropping in a very rainy : Chap. 19. 19 bour, and faith, Am not I in sport? day, and a contentious woman are alike.
Where no wood is, there the fire 16. Whosoever hideth her, hideth the
goeth out : fo & where there is no † tale- wind, and the ointment of bis right hand + Or, whisperer. bearer, the strife ceaferh.
which bewrayeth it self. Si
wood to fire ; fo is a contentious man to neth the countenance of his friend,
18 * Whoso keepeth the fig-tree, shall eat k, Col. 9.77 i Chap. 13.1.
22 | The words of a tale-bearer are as the frụit thereof : To he that waiteth on his *Heb.chambers. wounds, and they go down into the * inner- master shall be honoured. most parts of the belly.
19 As in water face an fwereth to face : 23 Burning lips, and a wicked heart, are so the heart of man to man, like a potsherd covered with silver dross. 20' Hell and destruction are t never ful; 'Chap. 30.16
24 He that hateth, † difsembleth with his so the eyes of man are never satisfied. lips, and layeth up deceit within him.
21. " As the fining pot for silver, and the Eccles 1.s. *Heb. maketla his
25 When be #speakech fair, believe him furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise. "Chap? 17.30 not: for there are seven abominations in his
22. Though thou shouldīt bray a fool in a heart.
mortar among wheat with a peitil
, yet will 26 * Whose hatred is covered by deceit, not his foolishness depart from him. covered in secret. his wickedness shall be thewed before the 23 Be thou diligent to know the state of whole congregation. thy flocks, and I look well to thy herds.
Heb. festby 27 k Wholo diggeth a pit, shall fall there- 24 For * riches are not for ever; and doth heart. & 9.15.& 10.2. in: and he that rolleth a stone, it will re- the crown endure t to every generation. Heb. to genera Chap. 28. 10. turn upon turn upon him.
25 The hay appeareth, and the tender
, and herbs of the moun-
26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and
the goats are the price of the field.
II of care to avoid offences, 23 and of the for thy food, for the food of thy houshold,
and for maintenance for thy maidens. * James 4. 13,
not thy self to morrow ; for
sueth : but bold as own lips.
a jion, + Heb.beat inefto :3 A stone is † heavy, and the sand weigh- 2 For the transgression of a land, many
ty : but a fools wrath is heavier than them are the princes thereof : but * by a man of *Or, by me of $ Heb.Wrath is both,
understanding and knowledge the Itate and retanding 4 # Wrath is cruel, and anger is outra- thereof shall be prolonged. gious'; but who is able to ftand before * 3 A poor man that opprefseth the poor,
General observations. Chap. xxix.
Chap. xxix. Of anges, pride, &c
cir. 700 ?Deut. 15.7,
Heb. without food. opfat 10.3. &
Chap 19.!! & 21. 9. a Ver. 17. Chap. 19. 1.
Rom. 1. 32. ci Cor. 2. 150
27. 4 Chap 19 Ver. 18.
# Heb, a man of oblasions.
* Ver. 28.
Os, set a city on firia
2Befoze is like a sweeping rain † which leaveth no 27 ? He that giveth unto the poor, shall 25efore food.
not back : but he that hideth his eyes, shall Chriť
Christ They that forsake the law, praise the have many a curse. cir. 700. wicked : but such as keep the law, contend · 28 · When the wicked rise, 6 men hide with them.
themselves : but when they perish, the righ-
CH VP: XXIX.
1 Observations of publick government, 15 and ojou 24.4 6. Better is the poor that walketh in his of private. 22 'Of anger, pride, thievery, uprightness, than hi that is perverse in bis cowardise, and corruption. ways, though he be rich.
TE that being often reproved, hardneth Heb. Agnes · Whofo keepech the law, is a wise son : 7
his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, of reprosto •Chap. 29. 3.
but he that I is a companion of riotous men, and that without remedy. Or, feedet! Thameth his father.
When the righteous àre + in authori: Chap. 11.10. 8 ? He that by usury and * unjust gain ty, the people rejoyce : but when the wick- Ecclesias: increaseth his substance, he shall gather it ed beareth rule, the people mourn. for him that will pity the poor.
6 Whoso loveth witdom, rejoyceth his "Chap. 10:1. 9 & He that turneth away his ear from father : but he that keepeth company with 15.20. & :7. hearing the law, even his prayer shall be a- harlots, spendeth his substance. bomination.
4 The king by judgment stablisheth the 10 " Whoso caufeth the righteous to go land : but he that receiveth gifts, over- Luke 15. 13. +Chap 28. 3
astray in an evil way, he thall fall himself in- throweth it:
spreadeth a net for his feet. t Heb. in his eyes.
11 The rich man is wise + in his own 6 In the transgression of an evil than there conceit : but the poor that hath understand. is a snare : but the righteous doth sing and ing searcheth him out.
rejoyce. 12 i When righteous : men do rejoyce, 7 + The righteous considereth the cause d job 25. 16,
there is great glory: but when the wicked of the poor : but the wicked regardeth not Eccles io... rise, a man is hidden.
to know it. 13 « He that covereth his fins fhall not
g - Scornful men * bring a city into a Chap. 11.116 - John' 1:5; 10. prosper : but whoso confefleth and forsak- snare : but wise men turn away wrath. eth them thall have mercy,
9 If a wise man contendeth with a foolish Chap 23.17
14 Happy is the man' that feareth alway: man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no
m. but he that hardneth his heart shall fall in- rest. Rom. 11. 206 to mischief.
io † The blood-thirsty hate tlie upright : Heb, toteht eine 15 As a roring lion, and a ranging bear; but the just seek his soul. fo is a wicked ruler over the poor people. UiA fool uttereth all his mind : but a Judg: 16.176
Chap: 1:16. 16. The prince that wanteth understand- wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
& 14. 13• ing, is also a great oppressor : but he that 12. If a ruler hearken to lies, all his serhateth covetousness, Thall prolong bis days. vants are wicked.
17 A man that doth violence to the 13 & The poor and the deceitful mani «Chap.27 2 Exod. 21. 14. blood of any perfon, shall flee to the pit, meet together : the Lord lightneth both * 0s, then wrato
let no man stay him.
18 • Whofo walketh uprightly shall be •Chap. 10.9,
14 b'The king that faithfully judgeth the Chap. 20.11. saved: but P be that is perverse in his ways, poor, his throne shall be eltablished for Thall fall at once.
ever. 19 4 He that tilleth his land, shall have 15 The rod and reproof give wisdom : Ver. 170 plenty of bread : but he that followeth after but * a child left to himself, bringeth his chap. 1066 vain per fons, shall have poverty enough. mother to shame.
20 A faithful man shall abound with blef- 16 When the wicked are multiplied, transsings : " but he that maketh halte to be rich, greslion increaseth : ' but the righteous shall 'Pfal. 37.36.85
$&.60.91.8. & 10.21.& 23. shall not be * innocent.
see their fall. 21 "To have respect of persons, is not 17 * Correct thy son, and he shall give - Chap. 11.26.
good : for, for a piece of bread that man thee rest: yea, he shall give delight unto thy 3:18.01.29 Chap. 18.s. will transgress.
soul. 22 + He that hafteth to be rich, hath an 18 - Where there is no vision, the people • Sam. 3.r. * Ezek. 13.19. + Or, He that has evil eye, and contidereth not that poverty * perish : but o he that keepeth the law, an evil gozhaftesh thall come upon him.
happy is he. 23 " He that rebuketh a man, afterwards 19 A servant will not be corrected by James 1:25 vChap 27.6.
Thall find more favour than he that flatterech words : for though he understand he will
for, in his mata
* 25 y He that is of a proud heart, stirreth 21 He that delicately bringeth up his ferschap.19.10. up strife : but he that putteth his truit in vant from a child, shall have him become the LORD, shall be made fat.
his son at the length. 26 He that trusteth in his own heart, is a 22 9 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a chap. 15. 104 fool : but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be a furious man aboundeth in transgression. delivered,
Heb. a man den stroying.
23 - A
Proverbs. Four things intolerable.
& 18. 12.
I Pet. sosi
Ila. 40, 12, &c.
23 * A mans pride shall bring him low: the earth that is not filled with water, and Before Chritt but honour shall uphold the humble in the fire that saith not, It is enough.
17 • The eye that mocketh at his father, 24 Whoso is partner with a thief, hateth and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens.
Lev.2.9 Job 22.29. Chap 13 33. his own soul : he heareth cursing, and be- of † the valley shall pick it out, and the Chap. 23.iz.
tor, the brooks wrayeth it not.
young eagles shall eat it.
whoso putteth his trust in the LORD # shall wonderful for me, yea, four which I know James 4-6,10. be safe.
26 Many seek * the rulers favour, but 19 The way of an eagle in the air, the way 'Seepfii.io... every mans judgment cometh from the of a serpent upon a rock, the way of a LORD.
ship in the midst of the sea, and the way #Heb, bearts of ruler 27 An unjust man is an abomination to of a man with a maid.
the just : and he that is upright in the way, 20 Such is the way of an adulterous wo-
man; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and
faith, I have done no wickedness.
points of his prayer. io The meanest are ed, and for four which it cannot bear :
gene- 22 ° For a servant when he reigneth, and "Chap. 19.10.
upon the earth, but they are * exceeding *Heb.wise,ne "He words of Agur the son of Jakeh, wise : Chap , even · the prophecy : the man spake 25 9 The ants are a people not strong, yet 9Chap.6.6,&.
unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal. they prepare their meat in the summer ;
26- The conies are but a feeble folk, yet : Psal. 104.18, and have nor the understanding of a man. make they their houses in the rocks
Ź I neither learned wisdom, nor * have 27 The locusts have no king, yet go they
+ Heb. gesbered John 3.13. 4
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or 28 The spider taketh hold with her hands, & Job 38. 4,&c.
descended? d who hath gathered the wind in and is in kings palaces.
garment? who hath established all the ends yea, four are comely in going :
and turneth not away for any,
is a shield unto them that put their trust in a king, against whom there is no rising up the loin." Heb. pmified. him.
32 If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up 66 Add thou not unto his words, left he thy self, or if thou hast thought evil, • lay 'Job 21, s. & Deut. 4.2. & reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.
thine hand upon thy mouth. 7 Two things have I required of thee, 33 Surely the churning of milk bringeth #Heb. withhold I deny me them not before I die.
forth butter, and the wringing of the nose 8 Remove far from me vanity and lies ; bringeth forth blood : so the forcing of
give me neither poverty, nor riches, “ feed wrath bringeth forth strife. * Heb. of my al me with food * convenient for me :
CHA P. XXXI.
Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor, and 6 The afflicted are to be comforted and de+ Heb.belu thcc. steal, and take the name of my God in vain. fended. 10 The praise and properties of a *Heb. Hari net 10 | Accuse not a servant unto his ma- good wife.
He words of king Lemuel, " the pro- cir. 1015. guilty.
not bless their mother. womb ? and what, the son of my vows?
kings. k Chap. 6.17. 13 There is a generation, O how k lofty
d It is not for kings, () Lemuel, it is Eccles 100191 are their eyes! and their eye-lids are lifted not for kings to drink wine, nor for princes up.
strong drink : 14 'There is a generation, whose teeth 5 Left they drink, and forget the law, píal. 52.2, &
are as swords, and their jaw-teeth as knives, and * pervert the judgment t of any of the Heb altre to devour the poor from off the earth, afflicted.
fons of affli&ione and the needy from among men.
6. Give strong drink unto him that is Pfal.104.15. 15 The horseleach hath two daughters, ready to perish, and wine to those that be crying, Give, give. There are three things # of heavy hearts.
Heb. bitter of that are never satisfied, yea, four things say
Let him drink and forget his poverty,
and remember his misery no more.
• Pial, 12. 6. & 18.30. & 19.8. & 119. 140.
i Pral. 84. 11. & 115.9, 10, 11,
12. 32. Rev. 22. 18,19.
The vanity of
Chap. i, ii.
all worldly things.
Chap 12 + &18. 22. & 19. 14.
tot, double Sarmenid,
8 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the 20 * She stretcheth out her hand to the Before Chritt cause of all such as are appointed to de- poor; yea, the reacheth forth her hands to thrilt struction. the needy.
cir. 1015 See Job 29. 1s. 9 Open thy mouth, s judge righteously, and 21 She is not afraid of the snow. for her * Picbe the sons of plead the cause of the poor and needy. houshold : for all her houshold are clothed Spreadesivo
10. Who can find a virtuous woman? with t scarlet.
22 She maketh her self coverings of ta-
when he sitteth among the elders of the land.
and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.
and she shall rejoyce in time to come.
and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
it : with the fruit of her hands the planteth sed; her husband also, and he praiseth her :
29 Many daughters † have done virtu- 10r, have gotten
30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain : (Heb.Shetaleth.
18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is but a woman that feareth the LORD, The good : her candle goeth not out by night. Thall be praised.
19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, 31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and and her hands hold the distaff,
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4 ECCLESIASTES, or the PREACHER .
7.27. & 12. 8, 9, 1o.
b Psal. 39. 5, 6, &62.9.& 144.
Or, to afflia them,
* Rom. 8. 20.
CH A P. I.
10 Is there any thing whereof it may be
ses are vain , 4 because the creatures are of old time, which was before us.
that shall come after:
HE words of the 12 - I the preacher was king over Israel - Vesi ti • Ver. 12. Chap.
preacher, the son of in Jerusalem.
out by wisdom, concerning all things that
i this fore travel Gen. 1. 19. ties, faith the preacher, hath God given to the fons of
hath God given to the fons of man, † to be compania 4 Chap: 1. 8.
vanity of'vanities, all exercised therewith.
I have seen all the works that are done
3 a Chap. 2, 22.&
d' What profit hath under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a man of all his labour which he taketh un
vexation of spirit. der the sun ?
i5 k That which is crooked cannot be * Cháp.50.13. 4 One generation passeth away, and ano- made straight : and *that which is wanting, *Hebo dofolio Plal. 104.5.& ther generation cometh : e but the earth a- cannot be numbred. bideth for ever.
16 I communed with mine own heart, 5
The sun alto ariseth, and the sun goeth saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and * Hebo pantetbo down,and * hasteth to his place where he arose.
1 more wisdom than all they ', Kings 5. 11, 6 The wind goeth toward the south, and that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, 10:9, 73. turneth about unto the north, it whirleth my heart ț had great experience of wisdom chap:2:
Heb.bad seen about continually, and the wind returneth and knowledge. again according to his circuits.
m And I gave my heart to know wif- - Chap. 2012. ! Tob 38.10. 7 f All the rivers run into the sea, yet the dom, and to know madness and folly : [ & 7023, 25. Pfal. 104.8, 9. sea is not full : unto the place from whence perceived that this also is vexation of fpirit. + Hebo retomiso the rivers come, thither they freturn again. 18 For a in much wisdom is much grief : " Chap. 12. 13.
8 All things are full of labour, man cannot and he that increaseth knowledge, increaseth utter it : the eye is not satisfied with fee
CH.A P. II.
Wife men and fools Ecclesiastes.
have one event.
• Prov. 14. 13• Chap: 1. 6.
*Heb. to draw
& 10. 10, 141
inftrument and inftruments,
2before 18 The vanity of human labour in lea- be a wise man or a fool ? yet shall he have Before Chrilt ving it they know not to whom. 24 No
thing better than you in our labout; but boured, and wherein I have Thewed my feir Chic that is Gods gift.
wise under the fun. This is also vanity. I
prove thee with mirth, therefore enjoy heart to despair of all the labour which 'I pleasure : and behold, this also is vanity. took under the sun.
2 I said of laughter, It is mad: and of 21 For there is a man whose labour is in mirth, What doth it ?
wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity: b Chap. 1. 17.
3 6 I sought in mine heart * to give my yet to a man that hath not laboured theremoiy flelh will
self unto wine ( get acquainting mine in, shall he # leave it for his portion. This Hebo gives heart with wisdom) and to lay hold on fol- also is vanity, and a great evil.
lChanh. 1.4 ly, till I might see what was that good for 22 ' For what hath man of all his labour,
the sons of men, which they should do un- and of the vexation of his heart wherein he * Heb.the namber of the days of their der the heaven, † all the days of their life. hath laboured ụnder the sun ?
4 I made me great works, I builded me 23 For all his days are m sorrows, and his "Job 14. I. houses, I planted me vineyards.
travel grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest 5 I made me gardens and orchards, and in the night. This is also vanity. I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits. 24 q * There is nothing better for a man ; 13,22.643.15
. 6 I made me pools of water, to water there- than that he should eat and drink, and that & s.is.
he with the wood that bringeth forth trees.
should make his soul enjoy good in sensei.
Or, delight bil 7 I got me servants and maidens, and had his labour. This also I saw that it was from Heb. Tons of my housio
the hand of God.
all that were in Jerusalem before me. hasten bereunto more than I ? • Kings 9. 28.
8 + I gathered me also silver and gold, 25 For God giveth to a man that is good and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the fin his fight, wisdom and knowledge, and I. Heb. before provinces : I gat me men-singers and wo- joy: but to the finner he giveth travel, to
men-singers, and the delights of the sons of gather and to heap up, that he may give POV. 7.15, * Heb, mufical men, as
musical instruments, and that of to him that is good before God. This also all sorts.
is vanity and vexation of spirit. •Chap 1.16. 9 So d I was great, and increased more
CH A P. II.
added to human travel. ii There is an ex-
from any joy : for my heart rejoyced in all he hall be like a beast. • Chap. 3. 22.& my labour, and this was my portion of O every thing there is a season, and a : Ver. 19. Chap
time to every purpose under the heaven:
that I had laboured to do: and behold, all which is planted : "Chap. 1.3,14 was f vanity and vexation of spirit, and there 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal: a was no profit under the sun.
time to break down, and a time to build 12 And I turned my self to behold wif- up : s Chap. 1. 17. dom,s and madness, and folly: for what can 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh:
the man do, that cometh after the king? + a time to mourn, and a time to dance : things which have even that which hath been already done. 5 A time to cast away stones, and a time
13 Then I saw † that wisdom excelleth to gather stones together: a time to embrace, is an excellence in folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
a time to t refrain from embra- "Joel 2. 16. 14 h The wise mans eyes are in his head, cing :
| Heb.to be for Prov. 17.24. but the fool walketh in darkness : and I my
6 A time to † get, and a time to lose : from. Plál. 49. 1.. self perceived also, that i one event happen- a time to keep, and a time to cast away :
* Of, socker eth to them all.
7 A time to rent, and a time to few : à 15 Then said I in my heart, As it hap- time to keep silence, and a time to speak : . He comprometeo peneth to the fool, so it * happeneth even 8 A time to love, and a time to hate: a to me ; and why was I then more wise ? time of war, and a cime of
peace. Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity. 9 What profit hath he that worketh, in Chap.i.si
16 For there is no remembrance of the that wherein he laboureth? wise more than of the fool for ever ; seeing 10 d
I have seen the travel which God a Chap. 1. 13. that which now is, in the days to come shall hath given to the fons of men, to be exerall be forgotten : and how dieth the wise cised in it.. man ? as the fool.
11 He hath made every thing beautiful
ginning to the end.
19 And who knoweth whether he shall
So 18.& 9.9.
tor, in those