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Chap. ii, iii.
I'. 200. fal.11, 10.
Sefore 14° To fear the Lord, is the beginning 9 Ye that fear the Lord, hope for good, abefale chritt of wisdom: and it was created with the
of wisdom : and it was created with the and for everlasting joy and mercy.
10 Look at the generations of old, and
. 5.3. 14
cii. 2001: 15 She hath built an everlasting founda1.1.7. & 9. tion with men, and she shall continued with was confounded ? or did any abide in his Chro 20. 21. their feed.
fear, and was forsaken? or whom did he
11 For the Lord is full of compassion
18 The fear of the Lord is a crown of fliction.
for he believeth not, therefore shall he not
and what will ye do when the Lord shall
visit you? and the branches thereof are long life.
15 They that fear the Lord, will not dif21 The fear of the Lord Sriveth away obey his word, and they that love him wil • Joho 14.133 sins : and where it is present, it turneth a- keep his ways.
16 They that fear the Lord, will seek that i, escape pana 22 A furious man cannot be justified, for which is well-pleasing unto him, and they that
the sway of his fury shall be his destruction. love him shall be filled with the law.
23 A patient man will bear for a time, and 17 They that fear the Lord, will prepare "
afterward joy shall spring up unto him. their hearts,and humble their souls in his fight,
He will hide his words for a time, and 18 Saying, We will fall into the hands of a Sam. 1989i the lips of many shall declare his wisdom. the Lord, and not into the hands of men ;
25 The parables of knowledge are in the for as his majesty is, fo is his mercy, treasures of wisdom: but godliness is an abo
CH A P. III. mination to a sinner.
ż Children must honour and help both their
rish. 30 Alms are rewarded.
2 For the Lord hath given the father ho- €80d. 10.1% 28 Distrust not the fear of the Lord nour over the children, and hath confirmed Deut. 5.16. when thou art poor : and come not unto the * authority of the mother over the fons. Mark 7. 10, him with a double heart.
3. Whoso honoureth his father, maketh +0s, judgmento
4 And he that honoureth his mother, is
a long life, and he that is obedient unto the
Lord, shall be a comfort to his mother.
8 6 Honour thy father and mother, both Veto ii Y fonif thou come to serve
in word and deed, that a prepare thy soul for
come upon thee from them. 13 2 Set thy heart aright, and constantly en- 9 For • the blessing of the father establish-.
Gen. 27.291 D's bafte not. dure, and * make not ħafte in time of trouble. eth the houses of children, but the curse of 3 Cleave unto him, and depart not away,
the mother rooteth out foundations.
4 Whatsoever is brought upon thee, take ther, for thy fathers dishonour is no glory
u For the glory of a man is from the
6 Believe in him, and he will help thee; 12 My son, help thy father in his age,
för, in all thing
or, Be nos difient to.
March. 15. to
1. atth. 4. 1.
im. 3. 12. it,
3. 6. V. 17. 3.
Prov 25. 27.
Before For the relieving of thy father shall not needy, and give him none occasion to curse Before Chziữ be forgotten: and in itead of fins it shall be
Chic added to build thee up.
6 For if he curse thee in the bitterness of 15 In the day of thine affliction it shall be his soul, his prayer shall be heard of him that remembred; thy sins also fhall melt away, as
made him. the ice in the fair warm weather.
7 Get thy self the love of the congrega16 He that forsaketh his father, is as a blaf- tion, and bow thy head to a great man. phemer, and he that angreth his mother, is 8 Let it not grieve thee to bow down thine cursed of God.
ear to the poor, and give him a friendly an
swer with meekness.
the hand of the oppressor, and be not faint-
. 19 Many are in high place, and of re- ther': so shalt thou be as the son of the most Pfal. 19.9,14. nown: but mysteries are revealed unto the High, and he shall love thee more than thy meek.
eth hold of them that seek her.
22 But what is commanded thee, think 13 He that holdeth her fast shall inherit
things will bless. that are in fecret.
14 They that serve her, shall minister to tOr, in the fans 23 Be not curious in unnecessary matters : the holy One: and them that love her, the for more things are thewed unto thee, than Lord doth love. men understand.
15 Whofo giveth ear unto her, shall judge 24 For many are deceived by their own
the nations: and he that attendeth unto her, vain opinion, and an evil suspicion hath 0
thall dwell securely.
16 If a man commit himself unto her, he
17 For at the first she will walk with him
pline, until the may trust his soul, and try him
unto him, and comfort him, and thew him
him, and give him over to his own ruin.
cerneth thy soul.
sin, and there is a shame which is glory and
II but seek for wisdom, 20 and not be is occasion to do good, and hide not thy saving
and learning by the word of the tongue.
Y son, defraud not the poor of his li- 25 In no wise speak against the truth, but
ving, and make not the needy eyes be abashed of the error of thine ignorance. to wait long.
26 Be not ashamed to confess thy sins,
not againfi zbe
27 Make not thy self an underling to a
28 Strive for the truth unto death, and the
deeds flack and remiss.
* Or, The prond
Dan, 4. 27.
** Or, and frive
• Tob. 4, 71
Chap. V, vi.
rov. 10. 2.
Jefore 30 Be not as a lion in thy house, nor and a fair-speaking tongue will increase kind 25efo:e hrift frantick among thy servants.
Chrit 31 Let not thine hand be stretched out 6 Be in peace with many : nevertheless De 200.
have but one counseller of a thousand.
cit. 200. to receive, and shut when thou shoulditt repay.
7 If thou wouldst get a friend, I prove or get buiten in CHA P. V. him first, and be not hafty to credit hiin.
the time of trenbiso 1 We must not prefume of our wealth and
8 For some man is a friend for his own strength, 6 nor of the mercy of God to fin. occasion, and will not abide in the day of 9 We must not be double-tongued, 12 nor
thy trouble. an fwer without knowledge.
9 And there is a friend who being turned to Et not thy heart upon thy goods, and say. enmity and strife, will discover thy reproach... not, I have enough for my life.
Again some friend is a companion Chap. 57. Si 2 Follow not thine own mind, and thy at the table, and will not continue in the strength to walk in the ways of thy heart': day of thy affliction.
3 And say not, Who shall controul me 11 But in thy prosperity he will be as thy for my works ? for the Lord will surely re- self, and will be bold over thy servants. venge thy pride.
12 If thou be brought low, he will be 4 Say not, I have sinned, and what harm against thee, and will hide himself from thy al
hath happened unto me? for the Lord is face.
go. 13 Separate thy self from thine enemies, hap. 21.
5 Concerning propitiation, 6 be not with- and take heed of thy friends. out fear to add sin unto sin :
14 A faithful friend is a strong defence : 6 And say not, His mercy is great, he will
and he that hath found such an one, hath hap. 16. 13. be pacified for the multitude of my sins : found a treasure.
for mercy and wrath come from him, and 15 Nothing doth countervail a faithful
7 Make no tarrying to turn to the Lord, 16 A faithful friend is the medicine of life,
8°Set not thine heart upon goods un- 18 My son, gather instruction from thy cek 7:19. justly gotten, for they shall not profit thee youth up : so ihalt thou find wisdom til in the day of calamity:
thine old age. 9
Winnow not with every wind, and go 19 Come unto her as one that ploweth not into every way : for fo doth the sinner and soweth, and wait for her good fruits : that hath a double tongue.
for thou shalt not toil much in labouring a10 Be stedfast in thy understanding, and bout her, but thou shalt eat of her fruits let thy word be the same.
right foon. James 1. 19.
Be swift to hear, and let thy life be 20 She is very unpleasant to the unlearnsincere, and with patience give answer. ed : he that is without | understanding will 60s, bearti
12 If thou hast understanding, answer thy not remain with her.
stone of trial, and he will cast her from him
22 For wisdom is according to her name,
and she is not manifest unto many.
24 And put thy feet into her fetters, and
25 Bow d down thy shoulder, and bear . Matth. 11.19, CH A P. V I.
her, and be not grieved with her bonds.
make choice of a friend. 18 Seek wisdom and keep her ways with all thy power.
27 Search and seek, and she shall be made
hold of her, let her not go.
for [ thereby ] thou shalt inherit an ill and that shall be turned to thy joy.
Then shall her fetters be a Itrong defence sinner that hath a double tongue.
for thee, and her chains a robe of glory. 2 Extol not thy self in the counsel of thine 30 For there is a golden ornament upon own heart ; that thy soul be not torn in pieces her, and her bands are † purple lace. tos, a ribband as a bull [ straying alone. ]
31 Thou lhalt put her on as a robe of 3 Thou shalt eat up thy leaves, and lose honour : and thalt put her about thee as a thy fruit, and leave thy self as a dry tree. crown of joy.
4 A wicked soul shall destroy him that 32 My son, if thou wilt, thou halt be hath it, and shall make him to be laughed taught : and if thou wilt apply thy mind, to scorn of his enemies.
thou shalt be prudent. 5 Sweet language will multiply friends :
Matth. 12. 7.
Rom. d. 29.
of blue folk Num. 19.380
* Gr. A Sweet Skroat.
Chap 20, 3:
cir. 200 Lev. 19. 13. Chap 33: 30. & 34. 228
I Pral. 1. 2.
* Or, hateful
Job 4. 8.
143. 2. Eccles
2Befoje 33 If thou love to hear, thou shalt receive 19 Forgo not a wife and good woman : Before
20 Whereas thy servant worketh truly,
bestoweth himself wholly for thee.
f Hast thou cattle ? have an eye to 'Deut. 25. 4.
23 Haft thou children? instruct them, and
25 Marry thy daughter, and so fhalt thou CH A P. VII.
have performed a weighty matter: but give
tion, 8 presumption, 10 and fainting in 26 Hast thou a wife after thy mind? for-
a * light woman.
28 Remember that thou wast begot of
the things that they have done for thee?
reverence his priests.
31 Fear the Lord, and honour the priest:
thee ; the first-fruits, and the trespass-offe- . de 7.7 Job 9. 20. Pfal. 5. Justifie not thy self before the Lord, ring, and the gift of the shoulders, and the 9 & 10.8, 15: 7.16. Luke 18. and boat not of thy wisdom before the king. sacrifice of fanctification, and the first-fruits 6 Seck not to be judge, being not able to
of the holy things. take away iniquity, lest at any time thou fear 32 · And stretch thine hand unto the poor, ' Deat. Isoto. the person of the mighty, and lay a stum- that † thy blessing may be perfected. bling-block in the way of thy uprightness. 33 A gift hath grace in the light of every
Offend not against the multitude of a man living, and for the dead detain it not.
and mourn with them that mourn.
shall make thee to be beloved.
CH A P. VIII.
1 Laugh no man to scorn in the bitter- Spise, 10 nor provoke, 15 nor have to do
Trive not with a mighty man, lelt thou
2 . Be not at variance with a rich man, left Marth. s. 19 13 Use not to make any manner of lie ; he overweigh thee : for gold bhath destroyed Chap. 31. 6. for the custom thereof is not good.
many, and perverted the hearts of kings. 14 Use not many words in a multitude of 3 Strive not with a man that is * full of *Os, of an evil . Matth. 6.5, 7. elders, dand make not f much babbling when tongue, and heap not wood upon his fire. +01, vain repes thou prayeit.
4 Jest not with a rude man, lest thy an15 Hate not laborious work, neither huf- cestors be disgraced. #Gre created. bandry, which the most High hath & ordai- 5 °Reproach not a man that turneth from 2 Cor. 2. 6i ned.
sin, but remember that we are all worthy of Gal. 6. 20
for even some of us wax old.
18 Change not a friend for any good by 8 Despise not the discourse of the wise, but
tor, thy libertat
k Roth, 12, 13
Chap. ix, x.
Gen. 4• &
25efore them thou shalt learn instruction, and how 11 · Envy not the glory of a finner : for Before
thou knowest not what shall be his end, Chrić to serve great men with ease.
Chit 9 · Mifs not the discourse of the elders : 12 Delight not in the thing that the untit. 200. for they also learned of their fathers, and of godly have pleasure in; but remember they
cir. 200, •Chap: 6.34 them thou shalt learn understanding, and to
ihall not go unpunished unto their grave. give answer as need requireth.
13 Keep thee far from the man that hatlı 10 Kindle not the coals of a sinner, left power to kill, so shalt thou not doubt the thou be burnt with the flame of his fire. fear of death : and if thou come unto him,
11 Rise not up (in anger ) at the presence make no fault, left he take away thy life tor, for thy of an injurious person, left he lie in wait t presently : remember that thou goeft in the to entrap thee in thy words.
midst of snares, and that thou walkest uponi
the battlements of the city.
neighbour, and consult with the wise.
thy communication in the law of the most
16 And let just men eat and drink with 15 € Travel not by the way with a bold
thee, and let thy glorying be in the fear of fellow, left he become grievous unto thee : for
the Lord. he will do according to his own will, and
17 For the hand of the artificer, the work thou shalt perish with him through his folly. shall be commended : and the wife ruler of 16 8 Strive not with an angry man, and
the people, for his speech. go not with him into a solitary place : for
18 A man of an ill tongue is dangerous blood is as nothing in his fight, and where in his city, and he that is rath in his talk there is no help, he will overthrow thee.
shall be hated. 17 Consult not with a fool, for he cannot
CH A P. X. keep counsel.
I The commodities of a wise ruler. 4
God 18 Do no secret thing before a stranger, setteth him up. 7 The inconveniencies of for thou knoweft not what he will bring
pride, injustice, and covetousness. 14 forth.
What God hath done to the proud. 19 19 Open not thine heart to every man,
Who shall be honoured, 29 and who not.
Wise judge will instruct his people,
and the government of a prudent man
is well ordered.
3 what women to avoid : 10 and not to
2 . As the judge of the people is himself, . Prov. 19.12 change an old friend : 13 not to be fa- so are his officers; and what manner of man miliar with men in authority :
the ruler of the city is, such are all they to know our neighbours : 15 and to con
that dwell therein. verse with wise men.
3 An unwise king destroyeth his people, E not jealous over the wife of thy bo- but through the prudence of them which
fom, and teach her not an evil lesson are in authority, the city shall be inhabi-
of the Lord, and in due time he will set
over it one that is profitable.
5 In the hand of God is the prosperity of
man : and upon the * person of the scribe * 01, face, *Os, playeth mpon man that * is a singer, left thou be taken shall he lay his honour. with her attempts.
6 6 Bear not hatred to thy neighbour for v Lev. 19.17. 5 Gaze not on a maid, that thou fall not every wrong, and do nothing at all by inby those things that are precious in her. jurious practices. 6 Give not thy soul unto harlots, that
7 Pride is hateful before God and man :
and by both doth one commit iniquity.
translated from one people to another.
ful woman, and look not upon anothers is not a more wicked thing than a covetous Jadith 10. 19.
beauty ; for many have been deceived by man : for such an one fetteth his own soul
away his bowels.
Sit not at all with another mans wife, nor 10 The physician cutteth off a long dif-
herit · creeping things, beasts and worms. W. 14. 110