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Benefits conferred by Wisdom. PROVERBS, III.
Parental instructions, CHAPTER III.
B.C. 1000. 32 For the froward is abomination to My son, forget not my law; but let
the LORD: but his secreta is with the thine heart keep my commandments :
a Pg. 25. 14. righteous. 2 Forc length of days, and long life, Is. 51. 7. 33 Thed curse of the LORD is in the
Je. 31. 33. and peace, shall they add to thee.
house of the wicked ; bute he blesseth the 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; De.30.16,20. habitation of the jusť. bind them about thy neck; writes them
34 Surely he scorneth the scorners; but upon the table of thine heart':
8 years of
he giveth grace unto the lowly.
a Zec. 5. 4. 4 So shalt thou find favour and good 5 un
35 The wise 9 shall inherit glory; but derstanding in the sight of God and man.
Job 8. 6,7. shame n shall be the promotion of fools.
1 2 Co. 3. 3. 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart;
CHAPTER IV. and lean noth unto thine own understanding. Da. 12.3.
Šor, success. HEAR, ye children, the instruction of a 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him,
father, and attend to know understanding.
nexalteth and he shall direct thy paths.
2 For I give you good doctrine, i for7 Be not wise in thine own eyes : fear h Je. 10. 23.
sake ye not my law. the LORD, and depart from evil.
Ro. 12. 16.
3 For I was my father's son, tender k 8 It shall be a health to thy navel, and i De. 32. 2. and only beloved in the sight of my mother. * marrow to thy bones.
4 He? taught me also, and said unto 9 Honour the LORD with thy sub- k 1 Ch. 29. 1. me, Let thine heart retain my words; stance, and with the firstfruits m' of all
keep my commandments, and live. thine increase :
5 Get wisdom, get understanding ; for10 Son shall thy barns be filled with ening. get it not: neither decline from the words plenty, and thy presses shall burst out 11 Ch. 28.9. of my mouth. with new wine.
m Ex. 22. 29. 6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve 11 Myo son, despise not the chastening Mal.3.10..12 thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
n Ec. 11. 1, 2. of the LORD; neither be weary of his
7 Wisdom is the principal thing: there
Mat. 10.42. correction :
o He. 12.5,6.
fore get wisdom: and with all thy getting 12 For whom the LORD loveth he cor
Re. 3. 19.
get understanding. recteth, even as a father the son in whom p ch.8.35, 36.
8 Exalt her, and she shall promote he delighteth.
thee: she shall bring thee to honour,
draweth 13 Happyp is the man that findeth wisdom,
when thou dost embrace her. and the man that dgetteth understanding : « Phi. 3. 8, 9.
9 She shall give to thine head an orna. 14 For the merchandise of it is better
ment of grace; Ma crown of glory shall than the merchandise of silver, and the
she deliver to thee. gain thereof than fine gold.
10 Hear, O my son, and receive my 15 She is more precious than rubies :
sayings; and the years of thy life shall and all the things thou canst desire are crown of not to be compared unto her.
glory. 11 I have taught thee in the way of 16 Length of days is in her right hand; Ps. 19. 10. wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. and in her left hand richest and honour.
8 Job 28. 13, 12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not
&c. 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
be straitened ; and when thou runnest, and all her paths are" peace.
t chap. 8. 18.
thou shalt not stumble. 18 She is a tree of life to them that lay Mat. 11. 29.
13 Take fast hold of instruetion ; let her hold upon her; and happy is every one v Ge.3.22,24. not go: keep her; for she is thy life. that retaineth her.
Re. 22. 2. 14 Enterw not into the path of the wick19 The LORD by wisdom * hath founded w Ps. 1. 1. ed, and go not in the way of evil men. the earth; by understanding hath he - Je. 51. 15. 15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from vestablished the heavens.
it, and pass away; 20 By his knowledge the depths are pared. 16 For they sleep not, except they have broken up, and the clouds drop down Ge. 7. 11. done mischief; and their sleep is taken the: dew.
* Job 36. 27. away, unless they cause some to fall. 21 My son, let not them depart from a Ps: 84.7.
17 For they eat the bread of wickedthine eyes ; keep sound wisdom and dis- John 12. 35. ness, and drink the wine of violence. cretion.
c Le. 26. 6.
18 Buta the path of the just is as the 22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, a Ps. 127. 2. shining light, that shineth more and more and grace to thy neck.
e Ps. 112. 7. unto the perfect day.. 23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way a medicine. 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness; safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
si Sa. 2. 9.
they know not at what they stumble. 24 When e thou liest down thou shalt
pabove all 20 My son, attend to my words; in. not be afraid ; yea, thou shalt lie down,
cline thine ear unto my sayings : and thy sleepd shall be sweet.
o the owners 21 Let them not depart from thine 25 Bee not afraid of sudden fear, nei- thereof. eyes; keep them in the midst of thine ther of the desolation of the wicked, when froward- heart: it cometh.
ness of 22 For they are life unto those that find 26 For the LORD shall be thy confi- mouth, and them, and health to all their flesh. dence, ands shall keep thy foot from perverse
23 Keep thy heart p with all diligence; being taken.
ness of lips. for out of it are the issues of life. 27 Withhold not good from othem to . Ro. 13.7.
24 Put away from theera froward whom it is due, when it is in the power i Le. 19. 13. mouth,
and perverse lips put far from thee. of thine hand to do it.
25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let 28 Say, not unto thy neighbour, Go, por, all thy thine eyelids look straight before thee. and come again, and to morrow I will
26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let give; when thou hast it by thee.
all thy ways be established. 29" x Devise not evil against thy neigh.
x or, Prac.
27. Turn not to the right hand nor to bour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. tise no evil. the left: remove thy foot from evil. 30 'Strivek not with a man without k chap. 25.8.
CHAPTER V. cause, if he have done thee no harm.
ya man of
My attend unto my wisdom, and 31 Envy thou not ¥ the oppressor, and violence. bow thine ear to my understanding; choose none of his ways.
2 That thou mayest regard discretion,
Cautions against sensuality. PROVERBS, VII.
The seven abominations. and that thy lips may keep knowledge. B. O, 1000. 11 So shall thy poverty come as one that 3 Fora the lips of a strange woman
travelleth, and thy want as an armed man. drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is a chap. 6. 24. 12 A naughty person, a wicked man, smoother than oil :
$ palate. walketh with a froward mouth. 4 But her end is bitterb as wormwood, Ec. 7. 26. 13 Hec winketh with his eyes, he sharpd as a two edged sword.
Job 15. 12. speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with 5 Here feet go down to death, her steps
d Ps. 55. 21. his fingers ; take hold on hell.
e chap. 7. 27.
14 Frowardness is in his heart, het de6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path
viseth mischief continually; he B soweth
Bcasteth of life, her ways are moveable, that thou
forth. canst not know them.
15 Therefore shall his calamity come
g 7 Hear me now, therefore, Oye children, h chap. 1. 27. suddenly; suddenly shall he be i broken and depart not from the words of my mouth. Je. 19. 11. withoutk remedy.
8 Remove thy way far from her, and k2 Ch. 36.16. 16 These six things doth the LORD hate; come not nigh the door of her house; 9 Lest thou give thine honour untos haughty
yea, seven are an abomination yunto him : y of his soul.
17. 8 A proud look,? a lying tongue, others, and thy years unto the cruel :
and hands * that shed innocent blood,
eyes. 10 Lest strangers be filled with thy ? Ps. 18. 27. 18 An hearto that deviseth wicked Ś wealth, and thy labours be in the housem Ps.120.3,4. imaginations, feetr that be swift in runof a stranger ;
Re. 22. 15. ning to mischief, 11 And thou mourn at the last, 9 when n2 Ki.24.3, 4. 19 A' false witness that speaketh lies, and thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
Is. 1. 15. he that soweth discord among brethren.
o Mi. 2. 1. i2 And say, How have I hated instruc
20 My son, keep thy father's commandtion, and my heart despised reproof;.
ment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 13 And have not obeyed the voice of P Is. 59. 7.
21 Bind them continually upon thine
9 He. 13. 4.
heart, and tie them about thy neck.
22 When” thou goest, it shall lead thee; 14 I was almost in all evil in the midst i Zec.9.11..4 when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee;
and of the congregation and assembly.
u Ep. 6. 1.
when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. 15 Drink waters out of thine own* cistern, vchap. 1. 25. 23 For the commandment is a n lamp, and running waters out of thine own well. 6. 23. and the law is light;y and reproofs of 16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad,
instruction are the way of life: and rivers of waters in the streets.
w De. 11. 18.. 24 To keep thee from the evil woman, 17 Let them be only thine own, and 21. from the flattery of the O tongue of a
#1 Co. 7. 2. not strangers' with thee.
strange woman. 18 Let thy fountain be blessed; and nor, candle. 25 Lusts not after her beauty in thine rejoice with the wifea of thy youth.
y Ps.119.105. heart; neither let her take thee with her 19 Leth her be as the loving hind and or, strange eyelids : pleasant roe; let her « breasts satisfy thee
tongue. 26 Forc by means of a whorish woman a at all times, and u be thou ravished
2 Mat. 5. 28.
man is brought to a piece of bread; andd the always with her love.
a Mal. 2. 14. 1 adulteress will hunte for the precious life.
b Ca. 2.9. 20° And why wilt thou, my son, be
27 Can a man take fire in his bosom,
7. 3..8. ravished with a strange woman, and
and his clothes not be burned ?
Kwater. embrace the bosom of a stranger ?
cchap. 29. 3.
28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his 21 For the ways of man are before the
feet not be burned ?
A woman of a eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all
29 So he that goeth in to his neigh
man, or, a his goings.
man's wife. bour's wife; whosoever toucheth her 22 His own iniquities shall take the a Ge. 39. 14, shall not be innocent: wicked himself, and he shall be holden
30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal with the cords of his v sins.
to satisfy his soul when he is hungry: 23 He9 shall die without instruction; always in. 31 But if he be found, he shall restore and in the greatness of his folly he shall e Eze. 13. 18. sevenfold; he shall give all the substance go astray.
1 2 Ch. 16. 9. of his house. CHAPTER VI.
Job 31.4. 32 But whoso committeth adultery with My if thou be suretyk for thy
Je. 16. 17. son,
woman lacketh understanding : he friend, if 'thou hast stricken thy hand 32. 19. that i doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
Ho. 7. 2. with a stranger,
33 A wound and dishonour shall he get,
He. 4. 13. 2 Thou art snared with the words of
and his reproach shall not be wiped away.
v sin. thy mouth, thou art taken with the words
y chap. 10.21.
34 For jealousyk is the rage of a man ; of thy mouth.
Job 36. 12.) therefore he will not spare in the day of 3 Do this pow, my son, and deliver thy; h chap. 11.15. vengeance. self, when thou art come into the hand
17.18. 35 He will not e regard any ransom ; of thy friend; go, humble thyself, o and 22.26. neither will he rest content, though thou make sure thy friend.
givest many gifts. 4 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor i He. 13. 4.
CHAPTER VII. slumber to thine eyelids.
k Ca. 8. 6. My son, keep my words, and lay up 5 Deliver thyself as å roe from the p accept the my commandments with thee. hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the face of. 2 Keep my commandments, and live; hand of the fowler.
o or, 80 shalt, and my law as the apple" of thine eye. 6 Goo to the ant, thou sluggard ; con
thou prevail 3 Bind P them upon thy fingers, write sider her ways, and be wise :
them upon the table of thine heart. 7 Which having no guide, overseer, or
4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister;
m Le. 18. 5. ruler,
and call understanding thy kinswoman :
Is. 55. 3. 8 Provideth her meat in the summer, n De. 32. 10.
5 That they may keep thee from the and gathereth her food in the harvest. Job 12.7. strange woman, from the stranger which
9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard ? pchap. 6. 21. flattereth with her words. when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
De. 6. 8. 6 For at the window of my house I 10 Yet? a little sleep, a little slumber, ach.24.33,34. looked through my casement, a little folding of the hands to sleep :
7 And beheld among the simple ones, I
The victim of seduction.
PROVERBS, VIII. The invitation of Wisdom. discerned among the ß youths, a young B.O. 1000. find out knowledge of witty inventions. man, void a of understanding,
13 Theb fear of the LORD is to hate 8 Passing through the street near her B 80n8. evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil corner; and he went the way to her house, a chap. 6. 32. way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
9 In the twilight, in the revening, in 9.4, 16. 14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: the black and dark night:
chap. 16. 6. I am understanding; I haved strength. 10 And, behold, there met him a woman
Ps. 97. 10.
15 By mee kings reign, and princes
Ro. 12. 9. with the attire of an harlot, and subtilofheart.
1 Th. 5. 22. 11 (She is louds and stubborn;9 her
2 Ti. 2. 19.
16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even feeth abide not in her house :
cchap. 5. 9.
all the judges of the earth. 12 Now is she without, now in the
17 I love them that love me; and streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
y evening of those that seek me early shall find me. 13 so she caught him, and kissed him, d Ec. 7. 19.
18 Riches? and honour are with me; and with an impudent face said unto him,
e Da. 2. 21.
yea, durable riches and righteousness. 14 $ I have peace offerings with me; Ro. 13. 1.
19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, this day have I paid my vows :
schap. 9. 13. than fine gold; and my revenue than 15 Therefore came I forth to meet 9 Je. 3. 3. choice silver. thee, diligently to seek thy face; and I 41 Ti. 5. 13. 20 I n lead in the way of righteousness, have found thee.
Tit. 2.5. in the
midst of the paths of judgment : 16 I have decked my bed with cover
il Sa. 2. 30.
21 That I may cause those that love ings of tapestry, with carved works, with | 6 18. 45. 19.
me to inherit substance; and I will fill
1 Mat. 6. 33. 17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, 8 she strength- ginning of his way, before his works of old.
22. Then LORD possessed me in the bealoes, and cinnamon.
18 Come, let us take our fill of love face, and 23 I was set up from everlasting, from until the morning ; let us solace our.
said. the beginning, or ever the earth was. selves with loves :
Ś Peace offer
24 When there were no depths, I was 19 For the goodman is not at home, ings are brought forth; when there were no founhe is gone a long journey :
upon me. tains abounding with water. 20 He hath taken a bag of money with nor, walk. 25 Before the mountains were settled, lim, and will come home at Kthe day m Is. 19.9. before the hills was I brought forth: appointed.
n John1.1,&c 26 While as yet he had not made the 21 With her much fair speech she caus
o Ps. 2. 6.
earth, nor the fields, nor the r highest ed him to yield, with the flattering of her p Is. 53. 8.
part of the dust of the world. lips she forced him.
O in his hand.
27 When: he prepared the heavens, I 22 He goeth after her a straightway, kor, new was there: when he set a v compass upon as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a
the face of the depth ; fool to the correction of the stocks ;
28 When he established the clouds 23 Till a dart strike through his liver, places. above; when he strengthened the founas a bird hasteth to the snare, t and know mor, chief. tains of the deep ; eth not that it is for his life.
a chap. 5.3.
29 When he gave to the sea his de24 Hearken unto me now, therefore, O
r Ps. 12. 2.
cree, that the waters should not pass his ye children, and attend to the words of
commandment; when he appointed the my mouth.
foundations of the earth : 25 Let not thine heart decline to her t suddenly. 30 Then I was by him, as one brought ways, go not astray in her paths :
t Ec. 9. 12. up with him; and Iv was daily his de26 For she hath cast down many u Job 38.10,11 light, rejoicing always before him;
Je. 5. 22. wounded; yea, many strong men have been slain by her.
v Mat. 3. 17. his earth; and my delights were with the
31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of
Col. 1. 13. 27 Her* house is the way to hell, going
w Ju.16.19..30 sons of men. down to the chambers of death.
Ne. 13. 26.
32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O CHAPTER VIII. DOTHy not wisdom cry? and under- chap. 1. 20. keep my ways.
* chap. 5.6. ye children: for blessed are they that standing put forth her voice ?
9.3, &c. 33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and 2 She standeth in the top of high places, - Mat. 7. 24. refuse it not. by the way in the places of the paths;
Lu. 11. 28.
34 Blessed is the man that heareth 3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry pbring forth. me, watching daily at my gates, waiting of the city, at the coming in at the doors ; a Is. 55. 1..3. at the posts of my doors.
4 Unto you, O men, I call; and my b1 Co. 1. 27. 35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, voice is to the sons of man.
6. 9..11. and shall pobtain favour of the LORD. 5.04 ye simple, understand wisdom, and, - chap: 22.20. 36 But he that sinneth against me ye fools, be
d Ep.2.20.22: wrongeth his own soul : all they that I will speak ofc excellent
e John 17.17. hate me love death. things; and the opening of my lips shall
CHAPTER IX. be right things.
o the abomi- WISDOM hath builded her house, d she
nation of y For my mouth shall speak truth;e and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
hath hewn out her seven pillars : Mat. 22.3,
2 Shes hath killed her beasts; she 8 All the words of my mouth are in
hath mingled her wine; she hath' also righteousness; there is nothing frowardo
furnished her table : or perverse in them.
3 She hath sent forth her maidens: 9 They are all plain to him i that un
g Ps. 12. 6.
she crieth upon the highest places of derstandeth, and right to them that find | Mi. 2.7. the city, knowledge.
k chap.23.23. 4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in 10 Receivek my instruction, and not sil- ch.3.14,15. hither: as for him that wanteth underver; and knowledge rather than choice gold. 16.16. standing, she saith to him,
11 Forl wisdom is better than rubies; m John 6. 27. 5 Come, m eat of my bread, and drink and all the things that may be desired - Phi. 3. 8, 9. of the wine which I have mingled. aren not to be compared to it.
xor, subtilly. 6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go 12 I wisdom dwell with x prudence, and
in the way of understanding.
6 Hear of te of an understanding heart.
Praise of industry and justice. PROVERBS, XI. The righteous exclusively happy. 7. He that reproveth a scorner getteth
B. C. 1000. and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. to himself shame; and he that rebuketh
19 In a the multitude of words there a wicked man getteth himself a blot. a Ec. 5. 2, 3. wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth 8 Reproveb not a scorner, lest he hate thee:
Ja. 3. 2.
his lips is wise. rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.
6 Mat. 7. 6.
20 The tongue of the just as choice sil9 Givec instruction to a wise man, and Ho: 6.3.
Mat. 13. 12.
ver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. he will be yet wiser: teach a just man,
21 The lips of the righteous feed many: and he will increase in learning.
but fools die for want of B wisdom. 10 The feare of the LORD is the be
Ps. 37. 22.
22 The blessing d of the LORD, it maketh ginning of wisdom; and the knowledge echap. 1. 7. rich; and he addeth no sorrow with it. of the holy is understanding.
Job 28. 28. 23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: 11 For by me thy dayst shall be multi- Ps. 111. 10. but a man of understanding hath wisdom. plied, and the years of thy life shall be chap.10.27. 24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come increased.
9 Ps. 145. 19. upon him: but the desire o of the right12 Ifh thou be wise, thou shalt be wise
Mat. 5. 6. for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou n Job 35.6, 7 wicked no more: but the righteousi is an
eous shall be granted.
25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the alone shalt bear it.
13 A foolish woman is clamorous ; & she Mat.7,24,25 everlasting foundation. is simple, and knoweth nothing.
k chap. 7.11. 26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke 14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, Ichap. 9. 11. to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them on a seat in the high places of the city,
that send him. 15 To call passengers who go right on m Ec. 7. 17. 27 The fear of the LORD y prolongeth their ways: 16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in : of secrecies
. days : but m the years of the wicked shall
n chap. 2. 18. be shortened. hither: and as for him that wanteth un- o chap. 15.20. 28 The hope of the righteous shall be derstanding, she saith to him,
23.15,16. gladness: but the expectation of the 17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread 29.3, 15. wicked shall perish. Seaten in secret is pleasant.
p Lu. 12. 19..
29 The way of the LORD is strength 18 But he knoweth not thats the dead
to the upright: but destruction shall be are there
, and that her guests are in the E: 12.9..11. to the workers of iniquity. depths of hell.
rDa. 4. 27.
30 The righteous shall never be removed: CHAPTER X.
Phi. 3. 9.
but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. THE proverbs of Solomon. A wise
31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth son maketh a glad father : but a foolish
wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be son is the heaviness of his mother.
& Ps. 37. 25, cut out. 2 Treasures Pof wickedness profit no
n balances 32 The lips of the righteous know what thing: but righteousness" delivereth from
of deceit. is acceptable:9 but the mouth of the death.
t De.25.13..16 wicked speaketh $frowardness. 3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of
CHAPTER XI. the righteous to famish: but he casteth
A „FALSE balancet is abomination to
for their away the substance of the wicked.
wickedness. the LORD: but a «just weight is his de4 Heu becometh poor that dealeth with a perfect light. a slack hand: but w the hand of the dili. stone. 2 When pride cometh, then cometh gent maketh rich.
uchap. 11.24. shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. 5 He that gathereth in summer is a
v Da. 4.30,31. 3 The integrity of the upright shall wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest w chap. 13.4: guide them: but the perverseness of transis a son that causeth shame. 6 Blessings are upon the head of the
chap. 13.6.gressors shall destroy them. y Eze. 7. 19.
4 Riches y profit not in the day of wrath : just: but a violence covereth the mouth
Zep. 1. 18. but righteousness* delivereth from death. of the wicked.
z Ge. 7.1. 5 The righteousness of the perfect shall 7 The memory of the just is blessed: a Es. 7. 8. a direct his way: but the wicked shall bute the name of the wicked shall rot.
a rectify: 8 The wise in heart will receive com- 0 Ps. 112. 6.
fall by his own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright shall mandments: but M a prating fool shall cEc. 8. 10. deliver them: but transgressors shall be v fall.
u fool of lips. taken in their own naughtiness. 9 Hed that walketh uprightly, walketh vbe beaten. 7 When a wicked man dieth, his exsurely: but he that perverteth his ways a Is.33.15,16. pectation shall perish; and the hope of shall be known.
echap. 6. 13. unjust men perisheth. 10 Hee that winketh with the eye causeth Pg. 37. 30. 8 The righteous is delivered out of trousorrow; but a prating fool shall v fall. g Es. 8. 15. ble, and the wicked cometh in his stead. 11 The mouths of a righteous man is a
9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroywell of life: but violence covereth the
1 Pe. 4.8.
eth his neighbour: but through knowmouth of the wicked.
i chap. 26.3. 12 Hatred stirreth up strifes : but love k chap. 14.34. ledge shall the just be delivered.
10 Wheng it goeth well with the right. coverethh all sins.
i Mat. 12. 35. eous, the city rejoiceth: and when the 13 In the lips of him that hath understand- 13. 52. wicked perish, there is shouting. ing wisdom is found: but a rodi is for the
p destitute 11 Bythe blessing of the upright the back of him that is void of understanding. of heart. city is exalted: but it is overthrown by 14 Wise men lay up' knowledge: but the m Ps. 52. 7.
the mouth of the wicked. mouth of the foolish is near destruction. Ec. 7. 12. 12 He that is p void of wisdom de 15 The richm man's wealth is his strong che that
spiseth his neighbour: but a man of uncity: the destruction of the poor is their walketh, derstanding holdeth his peace. poverty.
being a 13 A o talebearer revealeth secrets : 16 The labour of the righteous tendeth talebearer. but he that is of a faithful spirit concealto life: the fruit of the wicked to sin. n2 Pe.1.5..11. eth the matter.
17 Hen is in the way of life that keep- och. 1.25,30. 14 Where no counsel is, the people eth instruction: but heo that refuseth re-cor, causeth fall: but in the multitude of counsellors proof - erreth.
there is safety. 18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips,
15 He that is surety for a stranger shall
The righteous exclusively happy. PROVERBS, XII.
Excellency of truth. B smart for it: and he that hateth y sure. B. C. 1000. | tisfied with bread: buta he that followeth tiship is sure.
vain persons is void of understanding. 16 A gracious woman retaineth ho- B be sore 12 The wicked desireth the nete of nour: and strong men retain riches.
evil men: but the root of the righteous 17 Thed merciful man doeth good to his r those that yieldeth fruit.
strike own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth
hands, his own flesh.
13 $ The wicked is spared by the trans18 The wicked worketh a deceitful a Jon. 2.8.
chap. 6. 1. gression of his lips: bute the just shall
come out of trouble. work : but to him that soweth righteous- ochap. 31.30. 14 A man shall be satisfied with good ness shall be a sure reward.
by the fruit of his mouth; and, the re19 As righteousness tendeth to life; so he that pursueth evil, pursueth it to his d Mat. 5.7.
Hab.1.15,16 compence of a man's hunds shall be ren
dered unto him. own death.
25. 34, &c.
15 The way of a fool is right in his 20 They that are of a froward heart are sThe snare own eyes : but heh that hearkeneth unto abomination to the LORD: buti such as
counsel is wise. are upright in their way are his delight. wicked is 16 A fool's wrath is a presently known: 21 Though” hand join in hand, the wick.
but a prudent man covereth shame. ed shall not be unpunished: but the seed transgres- 17 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth of the righteous shall be delivered.
sion of lips. righteousness : but a false witness deceit. 22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, e2 Pe. 2. 9. 18 There is that speaketh like the piercso is a fair woman which is without dis 'Ho. 10. 12. ings of a sword :? but the tongue of the
Ga. , cretion.
Ja. 3. 18.
wise is health. 23 The desire of the righteous is only
g Is. 3. 10, 11.
19 The lip of truth shall be established good: but m the expectation of the wicked k chap. 3.7. for ever: but a lying tongue is but for is wrath.
i Ps. 11. 7. a moment. 24 There" is that scattereth, and yet iniz in that day. imagine evil: but to the
20 Deceit is in the heart of them that creaseth; and there is that withholdeth Is. 27. 4.
ounsellors of more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty: departeth
peace is joy. 25 The « liberal soul shall be made from. 21 There shall no evil happen to the just: fat: and he that watereth shall be wa- Pg. 57. 4. but the wicked shall be filled with mischief. tered also himself.
m Ro. 2. 8, 9. 22 Lying 9 lips are abomination to the 26 He that withholdeth corn, the peo, He. 10. 27. LORD: but they that deal truly are his ple shall curse bim: but blessings shall » ? Co. 9. 6. delight. be upon the head of him that selleth it. ol .
23 A prudent' man concealeth know27 He that diligently seeketh good pro- kor, soul of ledge:
but the heart of fools proclaimeth cureth favour: but he that seeketh mis- blessing. foolishness. chief, it shall come unto him.
p Is. 32. 8. 24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: 28 Heu that trusteth in his riches shall 9 ch.6.16, 17. but the a slothful shall be under tribute. fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a
Re. 22. 15. 25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh branch.
r chap: 15.2it stoop: buto a good word maketh it glad.
Ec.ī0.12..14 29 He that troubleth his own house
& Job 29. 13.
26 The righteous is more M excellent shall inherit the wind : and the fool shall
t Ec. 10. 3.
than his neighbour: but the way of the be servant to the wise of heart.
u Mar. 10. 24. wicked seducethu them. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of 1 Ti. 6.9. 27 The slothful man roasteth not that life; and he that v winneth souls* is wise.
dor, deceit. which he took in hunting : but the sub31 Behold, the righteous shall be re- ful. stance of a diligent man is precious. compensed in the earth: much more y v chap.15.23. 28 In the way of righteousness is life; and the wicked and the sinner.
in the pathway thereof there is no death. CHAPTER XII.
CHAPTER XIII. WHOSO loveth instruction loveth 20 verse 13. A WISE son heareth his father's instrucknowledge: but he that hateth reproof is vtaketh. tion: but a scorner heareth not: rebuke. brutish.
* Mat. 4. 19. 2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of 2 A good man obtaineth favour of the Ja. 5. 20. his mouth: but a the soul of the trans. LORD: but a man of wicked devices y Je. 25. 29. will be condemn.
gressors shall eat violence. 1 Pe.4.17,18
3 Heb that keepeth his mouth keepeth 3 A man shall not be established by : 13:28:14, 15. his life: but he that openeth wide his lips wickedness: but the root of the righteous
Je.25.27.:31. shall have destruction. shall not be moved.
6 Ja. 3. 2, &c.
4 Thed soul of the sluggard desireth, 4 A virtuouse woman is a crown to her c Ec. 8. 8. and hath nothing: but the soul of the husband: but she that maketh ashamed d chap. 10.4. diligent shall be made fat. is as rottenness in his bones.
el Sa. 25.33. 5 A righteous man hateth lying: but 5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: 1 Co. 11, 7. a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.
Ps.119.163. to shame. 6 The words of the wicked are to lie in
6 Righteousness I keepeth him that is wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
upright in the way: but wickedness overh Mat. 7. 24.. throweth * the sinner.
27. 7 The wicked h are overthrown, and are
i verse 11.
y There is that maketh himself rich, not: but the house of the righteous shall & Ec. 11.1, 2. yet hathi nothing: there isk that maketh stand.
himself poor, yet hath great riches. 8 A man shall be commended accord
8 The ransom of a man's life are his ing to his wisdom: but he that is pof a Job 18.5, 6. riches : but the poor heareth not rebuke. perverse heart shall be despised. 9 He that is despised, and hath a ser
9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but'
mchap. 20.21. the o lamp of the wicked shall be put out. vant, is better than he that honoureth
Tor, bowels, 10 Only by pride cometh contention : himself, and lacketh bread.
with the but with the well advised is wisdom. 10. A righteous man regardeth the life hand. 11 Wealth m gotten by vanity shall be of his beast: but the tender mercies of ~ Ps. 128. 2. diminished: but he that gathereth o by the wicked are cruel.
o Ps. 128. 2. labourn shall increase. 11 Heo that tilleth his land shall be sa
12 Hope deferred maketh the heart
u or, abun