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16 Let reason go before ple, and his name shall be every enterprise, and counsel perpetual. before every action.

27 9 My son, prove thy 17 The countenance is a foul in thy life, and see what sign of changing of the is evil for it, and give not. heart.

that unto it. 18 Four manner of things 28 For all things are not appear : good and evil, life profitable for all men, neiand death: but the tongue ther hath every soul pleasure ruleth over them continual- in every thing. ly.

29 Be not unsatiable in 19 There is one that is any dainty thing, nor too wife and teacheth many, and greedy upon meats : yet is unprofitable to him- 30 For excess of meats self.

bringeth fickness, and surfeit. 20 There is one that ing will turn into choler. Theweth wisdom in words, 31 By surfeiting have maand is hated : he shall be de- ny perished, but he that tastitute of all food.

keth heed prolongeth his
21 For grace is not given life.
him from the Lord: because

he is deprived of all wisdom.
22 Another is wise to

a physician
himself: and the fruits of un- with the honour due
derstanding are commend unto him, for the uses which
able in his

you may have of himn : for 23 A wise man instruct- the Lord hath created him. eth his people, and the fruits 2 For of the most High of his understanding fail cometh healing, and he shall not.

receive honour of the king. 24. A wise man shall be 3 The skill of the physifilled with bleffing, and all cian fhall lift up his head : they that see him shall count and in the sight of great him happy.

men he shall be in admira25 The days of the life of tion. man may

be numbered: but 4 The Lord hath created the days of Israel are innu- medicines out of the earth ; merable.

and he that is wise will not 26 A wise man shall in- abhor them. herit glory among his peo- 5 Was not the water

made sweet with wood, that 15 He that sinneth before the virtue thereof might be his Maker, let him fall into known?

the hand of the physician. 6 And he hath given men 16 a My son, let tears skill, that he might be ho- fall down over the dead, and noured in his marvellous begin to lament, as if thouworks.

hadit suffered great harm 7 With such doth he heal thyself: and then cover his (men) and taketh away their body according to the cufpains.

tom, and neglect not his bu8 Of such doth the apo- rial. thecary make a confection ; 17 Weep bitterly, and and of his works there is no make great moan, and use end, and from him is peace lamentation as he is worthy, over all the earth.

and that a day or two, left. 9 My son, in thy sickness thou be evil spoken of: and be not negligent: but pray then comfort thyself for thy unto the Lord, and he will heaviness. make thee whole.

18 For of heaviness com10 Leave off from sin, and eth death, and the heaviorder thy hands aright, and ness of the heart breaketh cleanse thy heart from all strength. wickedness.


In a Miction also sorrow I Give a sweet savour, remaineth : and the life of and a memorial of fine fiour: the poor is the curse of the and make a fat offering, as heart. not being.

20 Take no heaviness to 12 Then give place to heart: drive it away, and the physician, for the Lord remember the last end. hath created him : let him 21 Forget it not, for not go from thee, for thou there is no turning again : hast need of him.

thou shalt not do him good, 13 There is a time when but hurt thyself. in their hands there is good 22 Remember my judgsuccess :

ment: for thine also shall be 14 For they shall also fo; yesterday for me, and pray unto the Lord, that he to-day for thee. weuld prosper that which 23 When the dead is at they give for case and reme- rest, let his remembrance dy to prolong life.

rest, and be comforted for

parted from him.

coine wise.

him, when his spirit is de- ting at his work, and turna

ing the wheel about with his 24 The wisdom of a learn- feet, who is alway carefully ed man cometh by opportu- set at his work : and maketh nity of leisure : and he that all his work hy number. hath little business shall be.

30 He fashioneth the clay

with his arm, and boweth 25 How can he get wif-down his strength before his dom that holdeth the plough, feet: he applieth himself to and that glorieth in the goad; lead it over; and he is dilithat driveth oxen, and is oc- gent to make clean the furcupied in their labours, and nace. whole talk is of bullocks?

31 All these trust to their 26 He giveth his mind to hands : and every one is make furrows : and is dili-wise in his work. gent to give the kine fod

32 Without these cannot der.

a city be inhabited: and they 27 So every carpenter shall not dwell where they and' work-master that la- will, nor go up and down. boureth night and day : and 33 They shall not be they that cut and grave seals, fought for in publick counand are diligent to make fel, nor sit high in the congreat variety, and give gregation : they shall not fit themselves to counterfeit i-on the judges seat, nor unmagery, and watch to finish derstand the fentence of a work.

judgment: they cannot de28 The smith also sitting clare justice and judgment, by the anvil, and considering and they shall not be found the iron work, the vapour of where parables are fpoken. the fire wasteth his flesh, and

34 But they will mainhe fighteth with the heat oftain the state of the world, the furnace : the noise of the and [all] their desire is in hammer and the anvil is ever the work of their craft. in his ears, and his eyes look

CHAP. XXXIX. still upon the pattern of the thing that he maketh; he UT he that giveth his setteth his mind to finish his mind to the law of the work, and watcheth to polish most High, and is occupied it perfectly.

in the meditation thereof, 29 So doth the potter fit- will seek out the wisdom of


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all the anclent, and be occu- his memorial shall not depart pied in prophecies.

away, and his name shall live 2 He will keep the say- from generation to generaings of the renowned men : tion. and where subtile parables IO Nations shall shew are, he will be there also.

forth his wisdom, and the 3 He will seek out the congregation shall declare secrets of grave sentences, his praise. and be conversant in dark

11 If he die, he shall leave parables.

a greater name than a thou4 He shall serve among fand : and if he live, he shall great men, and appear be increase it. fore princes : he will travel 12 q Yet have I more to through strange countries, say, which I have thought for he hath tried the good upon, for I am filled as the and the evil among men.

moon at the full. 5 He will give his heart

13 Hearken unto me ye to resort early to the Lord holy children, and bud forth that made him, and will pray as a rose growing by the before the most High, and brook of the field: will open his mouth in pray- 14 And give ye a sweet er, and make fupplication for favour as frankincense, and his sins.

flourish as a lily, send forth 6 When the great Lord a smell, and fing a song of will, he shall be filled with praise, bless the Lord in all the spirit of understanding : his works. he shall pour out wise fen- 15 Magnify his name, tences, and give thanks un- and Thew forth his pralse with to the Lord in his prayer. the songs of your lips, and

7 He shall direct his coun- with harps, and in praising fel, and knowledge, and in him ye shall say after this his secrets shall he meditate.

manner : 8 He shall shew forth that 16 All the works of the which he hath learned, and Lord are exceeding good, shall glory in the law of the and whatsoever he commandcovenant of the Lord.

eth shall be accomplished in 9 Many shall commend due season. his understanding, and so 17 And none may fay, long as the world endureth, What is this? wherefore is it shall not be blotted out; that? for at time convenient



they shall all be fought out : grape, and oil, and clothing. at his commandment the 27 All these things are waters stood as an heap, and for good to the godly; so to at the words of his mouth the finners they are turned the receptacles of waters, into evil.

18 At his commandment 28 There be spirits that is done whatsoever pleaseth are created for vengeance, him, and none can hinder which in their fury lay on when he will save.

sore strokes; in the time of 19 The works of all fesh. destruction they pour out are before him, and nothing their force, and appease the can be hid from his


wrath of him that made 20 He seeth from ever-them. lasting to everlasting; and 29 Fire and hail, and fathere is nothing wonderful mine and death, all these before him.

were created for vengeance; 21 A man need not to 30 Teeth of wild beasts, say, What is this? where- and scorpions, serpents, and fore is that? for he hath the sword, punishing the made all things for their wicked to destruction. uses,

31 They shall rejoice in 22 His blessing covered his commandment, and they the dry land as a river, and shall be ready upon earth, watered it as a flood. when need is; and when

23 As he hath turned the their time is come they shall waters into faltness : so fhall not transgress his word. the heathen inherit his wrath. 32 Therefore from the

24 As his ways are plain beginning I was resolved, unto the holy, so are they and thought upon these stumbling-blocks unto the things, and have left them wicked.

in writing. 25 For the good are good 33 All the works of the things created from the be- Lord are good : and he will ginning: fo evil things for give every needful thing in sinners.

due season. 26 The principal things 34 So that a man cannot for the whole use of man's say, This is worse than that: life, are water, fire, iron, and for in time they shall all be falt, four of wheat, honey, well approved. milk, and the blood of the 35 And therefore praise

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