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Of wisdom and folly.
Proper use of the tongue. sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a
B. C. 1000. 16 A a wise man feareth, and departeth tree of life.
from evil: but the fool rageth, and is 13 Whoso despiseth the word shall a chap.16.6. confident. be destroyed: but hec that feareth the 62 Ch. 36.16.
17 He that is soond angry dealeth foolcommandment shall be B rewarded. 14 The law of the wise is a fountain of Ps. 116.
13. ishly, and a man of wicked devices is hated. d Ja. 1. 19.
18 The simple inherit folly : but the life, to depart from the snaress of death.
prudent are crowned with knowledge.
in 15 Good understanding giveth favour: Bor, peace.
19 The evil o bow before the good; and but the way of transgressors is hard.
chap.14.27. the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
12 Sa. 22.6,7. 16 Every prudent man dealeth with
20 The poork is hated even of his own knowledge: but a fool y layeth open his Ps. 19. 14.
Mal. 4. 3.
neighbour: but & the rich hath many friends. folly.
21 He that despiseth his neighbour sin17 A wicked messenger falleth into mis- y spreadeth. neth : buti he that hath mercy on the chief: but Sa faithful ambassador is health. & many are
poor, happy is he. 18 Poverty and shame shall be to him the lovers of 22 Do they not err that devise evil? but that refuseth instruction : but he that the rich. mercy and truth shall be to them that regardeth k reproof shall be honoured. i Ps. 41. 1..3. devise good.
19 The desire accomplished? is sweet Mat. 25. 34, 23 In all labour there is profit: but the to the soul: but it is abomination to
&c. talk of the lips tendeth only to penury. fools to depart from evil.
He. 6. 10. 24 The crown of the wise is their riches : 20 He that walketh with wise men S an ambas- but the foolishness of fools is folly. shall be wise: butm a companion of fools
25 A true witness delivereth souls : but shall be n destroyed.
faithfulness. a deceitful witness speaketh lies. 21 Evil” pursueth sinners : but to the kchap. 15.5. 26 In° the fear of the LORD is strong
Iverse 12. righteous good shall be repaid.
confidence; and his children shall have .22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to m1Co. 15. 33.
a place of refuge. his children's children; and P the wealth n broken. 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain 9 of of the
sinner is laid up for the just. n Ps. 32. 10. life, to depart from the snares of death. 23 Much food is in the tillage of the
140. 11. 28 In the multitude of people is the poor: but there is that is destroyed for • Ec. 7. 18.
king's honour: but in the want of people
p Ec. 2. 26. want of judgment.
is the destruction of the prince.
9 Is. 33. 6. 24 Her that spareth his rod hateth his
29 He that is slow to wrath is of great son; but he that loveth him chasteneth 22.15. understanding: but he that is o hasty of him betimes.
23.13. spirit exalteth folly. 25 The righteous eateth to the satisfy- 29.15, 17. 30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: ing of his soul: but the belly of the wick- chap.16.32. but envy the rottenness of the bones. ed shallt want.
short of. 31 He that oppresseth the poor reCHAPTER XIV. EVERY wise woman
t2Th. 3.10. proacheth his Maker : « but he that ho
buildeth her uchap. 22. 2. noureth him hath mercy on the poor. house: but the foolish plucketh it down chap: 24.3. 32 The wicked is driven away in his with her hands.
Ru. 4. 11.
wickedness: but the righteous hath hope
w Ps. 25. 21. 2 He that walketh in his w uprightness
in his * death. feareth the LORD : but he that is perverse y Ro. 2. 4.
#Ps. 23. 4.
33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him in his ways despiseth y him.
2 chap.29.11. that hath understanding: but that which 3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod
is in the midst of fools is made: known.
K nations. of pride: but the lips of the wise shall
a Mat. 24. 45. sin is a reproach to K any people.
34 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but preserve them.
6 Ju.8. 1..3. 4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but
1 Sa. 25. 24,
35 The king's favour is toward a wise much increase is by the strength of the ox.
&c. servant:a but his wrath is against him 5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a cchap. 8. 9. that causeth shame. false witness will utter lies.
1 belcheth, or,
CHAPTER XV. 6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and find- bubbleth.
answer turneth away wrath: eth it not: butc knowledge is easy unto a Job 34. 21. but grievous words stir up anger. him that understandeth.
Je. 32. 19. 2 The tongue of the wise useth know7 Go from the presence of a foolish He. 4. 13. ledge aright: but the mouth of fools man, when thou perceivest not in him ne the healing poureth out foolishness. the lips of knowledge.
of the tongue.
3 The eyes d of the LORD are in every 8 T'he wisdom of the prudent is to un. el Ti. 6. 3. place, beholding the evil and the good. derstand his way: but the folly of fools schap. 10.23. 4 Á M wholesomee tongue is a tree of is deceit.
v the bitter, life: but perverseness therein is a breach 9 Foolst make a mock at sin: but among ness of his
in the spirit. the righteous there is favour.
5 A fool despiseth his father's instruc10 The heart knoweth v his own bit- chap.13.18. tion: buto he that regardeth reproof is
h terness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
i Ro. 6. 21.
6 In the house of the righteous is much 11 The house of the wicked shall be chap. 28.9. treasure: but in the revenues of the overthrown: but the tabernacle of the Is. 1.11. wicked is trouble. upright shall flourish.
61.8. 7 The lips of the wise disperse know12 There is a way which seemeth right Je. 6. 20. ledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth unto a man, but the endi thereof are the
Am. 5. 22.
John 4.24. ways of death.
8 Thej sacrifice of the wicked is an abo.
k Ec. 2. 2. 13 Evenk in laughter the heart is sor.
mination to the LORD: but the prayer rowful; and
the end of that mirth is 'shap: 1:31. of the upright is his delight. heaviness.
m Is. 26. 7.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomina14 The backslider? in heart shall be mor, instruc- tion unto the LORD: but hem loveth him filled with his own ways; and a good tion.
that followeth after righteousness. man shall be satisfied from himself.
nch. 5. 11, 12. 10 * Correction is grievous unto him 15 The simple believeth every word: but chap. 4. 26. that forsaketh the way; and her that the prudent man looketh wello to his going.
hateth reproof shall die.
The righteous and wicked contrasted. PROVERBS, XVI. Of humility, benevolence, fc.
11 Helle and destruction are before! B. C. 1000. ✓ When a man's ways please the the LORD; how much more then the
LORD, he maketh even his enemies to heartsc of the children of men ?
a Job 26. 6. be at peace with him. 12 A scornerd loveth not one that re- Ps. 139. 8. 8 Better is a little with righteousness,
6 Ro. 8. 31. proveth him; neither will he goe unto
than great revenues without right.
c2 Ch. 6. 30. the wise.
9 År man's heart deviseth his way:
Ps. 7. 9. 13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful
but the LORD directeth his steps.
John 21.17. countenance : buti by sorrow of the
Ac. 1. 24.
10 A B divine sentence is in the lips heart the spirit is broken.
d Am. 5. 10.
of the king : his mouth transgresseth not 14 The heart of him that hath under- 2 Ti. 4. 3. in judgment. standing, seeketh knowledge: but the Job 21. 14. il A just weight and balance are the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. fchap. 19.21. LORD's; all the weights of the bag are
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil : chap. 12.25. his work. but he that is of a merry heart hath a B Divination, 12 It is an abomination to kings to continual feast.
commit wickedness; for i the throne is 16 Betterk is little with the fear of the "Le. 19.38. established by righteousness. LORD, than great treasure, and trouble y stones. 13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings ; therewith.
i chap.29. 14. and they love him that speaketh right. 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love k1 Ti.6.6. 14 The wrath of a king is as messengers is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. Ich. 22.5, 13. of death; but a wise man will pacify it. 18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but m Ps. 27.11.
15 In the light of the king's counte
Is. 35. 8. he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. 19 The way of the slothful? man is as
nance is life; and his favour is as a cloud nch. 8. 11,19. of the latter rain.
& raised an hedge of thorns : but m the way of the
16 How much better is it to get wis. righteous is o made plain.
as a causey. dom than gold! and to get understanding
S void of 20 A wise son maketh a glad father:
rather to be chosen than silver ! but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
17 The highway of the upright is to 21 Folly is joy to him that is $ destitute
р Ер. 5. 15. depart from evil: he that keepeth his of wisdom: but a man of understanding ? Es. 6.6, &c. way preservetho his soul. walketh R uprightly.
Da. 4. 31. 18 Pride? goeth before destruction, 22 Without counsel purposes are dis
and an haughty spirit before a fall. appointed: but in the multitude of coun- or, under
19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit sellors they are established.
standeth a with the lowly, than to divide the spoil 23 A man hath joy by the answer of matter.
with the proud. his mouth; and a word spoken in n due - John 14.6. 20 He that handleth a matter wisely season, how good is it !
sch. 6. 16, 18. shall find good; and whoso trusteth in 24 The way of life is above to the wise, Ps. 37.30. the LORD, happy is he. that he may depart from hell beneath. K words of
21 The wise in heart shall be called 25 The LORD will destroy the house pleasantness. prudent: and the sweetness of the lips of the proud: but he will establish the A maketh wise. increaseth learning. border of the widow.
u Is. 5. 8.
22 Understanding, is a wellspring of 26 The thoughts• of the wicked are an Hab.2.9,10. life unto him that hath it: but the in. abomination to the LORD: butt the words tPs. 19. 10. struction of fools is folly. of the pure are a pleasant words.
w 1 Pe. 3. 15. 23 The heart of tho wise 1 teacheth his 27 How that is greedy of gain troubleth chap.12.26. mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. his own house: but he that hateth gifts u the soul of 24 Pleasant words are
as an honey shall live.
him that. comb," sweet to the soul, and health to 28 The heart of the righteous studieth v boweth unto. the bones. to answer : w but the mouth of the wicked
πα man of 25 There * is a way that seemeth right poureth out evil things.
Belial. unto a man; but the end thereof are the 29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but y verse 5.
ways of death. he heareth the prayer of the righteous. sendeth
26 He r that laboureth, laboureth for 30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the forth. himself; for his mouth v craveth it of him. heart; and a good report maketh the John 15.3,4. 27. An ungodly man diggeth up evil ; bones fat.
and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
oor, correc31 The eary that heareth the reproof of
28 A froward man p soweth strife; and life abideth” among the wise. 32. He that refuseth o instruction de for, obeyeth. a whisperer separateth chief friends.
29 A violent man enticeth his neighspiseth his own soul: but he that a heareth
bour, and leadeth him into the way that reproof o getteth understanding.
chap.17.16. is not good. 33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction
a Ja. 4. 10.
30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froof wisdom; and before honour isa humility. xor, dispos. ward things; moving his lips he bringeth
CHAPTER XVI. THE x preparations of the heart in 6 chap.20.24. 31 The boary head is a crown of glory, man, and the answer of the tongue, is Je. 10. 23. if it be found in the way of righteousness. from the LORD.
c Mat. 10. 19, 32 He that is slow to anger is better 2 All the ways of a man are clean in his 20. than the mighty; and he that ruleth his own eyes: but the LORD weigheth the spirits. Roll, spirit
than he that taketh a city. 3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, a Jon. 1.7. 33 The lot d is cast
into the lap; but the and thy thoughts shall be established.
e Ro. 9. 22.
whole disposing thereof is of the LORD. 4 The LORD hath made all things for Bor, good
CHAPTER XVII. himself; yea, even the wickede for the
BETTER is a dry morsel, and quiet:
cheer. day of evil.
I chap. 8. 13. ness therewith, than an house full of 5 Every one that is proud in heart is yheld inno- B sacrifices with strife. an abomination to the LORD: though hand cent.
2 A wise servant shall have rule over join in hand, he shall not be y unpunished. 9 Ps. 85. 10. a son that causeth shame, and shall have
6 Bye mercy and truth iniquity is h chap.14.27. part of the inheritance among the brethren. purged; and by the fears of the LORD
i Je. 17. 10.
3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace men depart from evil.
for gold: buti the LORD trieth the hearts.
evil to pass.
Wisdom and folly.
PROVERBS, XIX. Government of the tongue. 4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false B. C. 1000. 6 A fool's lips enter into contention, lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty
and his mouth calleth for strokes. tongue.
a Ec. 10. 12. 7 A fool's mouth is his a destruction, 5 Whoso mocketh the poor reproach- 6 chap. 14.31. and his lips are the snare of his soul. eth his Maker; and he c that is glad at
c Job 31. 29. 8 The words of a B talebearer Y are as
Ob. 11..16. calamities shall not be unpunished.
wounds, d and they go down into the $ in6 Children'se children are the crown of Bor, whis
nermost parts of the belly.
perer. old men; and the glory of children are
9 He also that is slothful in his work is their fathers.
brother to him that is a great waster. 7. ^ Excellent speech becometh not a
10 The name of the LORD is a strong fool; much less do e lying lips a prince. wounded. tower; the righteous runneth into it,
8 A gift is as a precious stone in the Sheld in- and is a safe. eyes of him that hath it; whithersoever
nocent. 11 The rich man's wealth is his strong it turneth, it prospereth.
d chap.12.18.city, and as an high wall in his own conceit. 9 He that covereth a transgression
e Ps. 127. 5.
12 Before destruction the heart of man is M seeketh love: but he that repeateth a Schambers. haughty, and before 9 honour is humility. matter separateth very friends.
na lip of ex- 13 He that aangwereth a matter i before 10 A reproof v entereth more into a wise cellency. man than an hundred stripes into a fool.
he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. O a lip of
lying. 11 An evil man seeketh only rebellion ;
14 The spirit of a man will sustain his K stone of
infirmity: but a wounded k spirit who therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent
grace. against him.
Ps. 18. 2.
15 The heart of the prudent m getteth 12 Let al bear robbed of her whelps meet a set aloft. knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeka man, rather than a fool in his folly.
eth knowledge. 13 Whoson rewardeth evil for good, cureth. 16 A man's gift maketh room for him, evil shall not depart from his house. 9 Lu. 14. 11. and bringeth him before great men.
14 The beginning of strife is as when h chap. 15. 5. 17 He that is first in his own cause one letteth out water; therefore o leave off vor, aweth seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh contention before it be meddled with. more a wise and searcheth him. 15 Hep that justifieth the wicked, and
18 The lot causeth contentions to cease,
to strike he that condemneth the just, even they
a fool an
and parteth between the mighty. both are abomination to the LORD.
19 A brother offended is harder to be 16 Wherefore is there a price in the times. won than a strong city; and their contenband of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he returneth tions are like the bars of a castle. hath no heart to it?
a word. 20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with 17 A friends loveth at all times, and a iJohn 7. 51. the fruit of his mouth; and with the inbrother is born for adversity.
k Ps. 147. 3.
crease of his lips shall he be filled.
THo. 13. 8. 18 A man void of p understanding
21 Death and life are in the power of striketh hands, and becometh surety in
the tongue :: and they that love it shall the presence of his friend. 19 Het loveth transgression that loveth Ex. 23. 7.
o chap. 20. 3. eat the fruit u thereof.
22 Whosou findeth a wife findeth a good strife: and he that exalteth his gate Is. 5. 23, 24. thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD. eth destruction.
a Ge. 27. 41. 23 The poor useth entreaties; but the 20 He that hath a froward heart find-chap. 18.24. rich answereth roughly. eth no good; and he that hath a perverse Pheart.
24 A man that hath friends must shew tongue falleth into mischief.
• Mat. 12. 37. himself friendly: and there is a friend 21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his tJa. 3. 16. that sticketh closer than a brother. sorrow; and the father of a fool hath no joy. u Is. 57.
CHAPTER XIX. 22 A merry heart doeth good Tlike a medi
v chap.19.14. BETTER* is the poor that walketh in cine: but a broken spiritw drieth the bones. The fro- his integrity, than he that is perverse in 23 A wicked man taketh a gift out of the
his lips, and is a fool.
heart. bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
? Also, that the soul be without knowtor,
to. 24 Wisdomy is before him that hath
ledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth understanding; but the eyes of a fool are
w chap. 18.14. with his feet sinneth. in the ends of the earth.
* chap. 28. 6.
3 The foolishness of man perverteth his
y Ec. 2. 14. 25 A foolish son is a grief to his father,
way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD. and bitterness to her that bare him.
4 Wealth maketh many friends: but the 26 Also to punish the just is not good, Ja. 1. 19. poor is separated from his neighbour. nor to strike princes for equity:
5 A false witness shall not be o unpunish27 He that hath knowledge spareth La man of
ed; and he that speaketh lies shall not escape. his words : and a man of understanding
gifts. 6 Many will entreat the favour of the is of x an excellent spirit.
Bor, He that prince; and every man is a friend to 28 Even a fool when he holdeth his peace separateth him that giveth gifts. is counted wise; and he that shutteth his himself, 7 All the brethren of the poor do hate lips is esteemed a man of understanding. seeketh ac- him;
how much more do his friends go CHAPTER XVIII.
cording to THROUGH ß desire a man, having
far from him ? he pursueth them with and inter
words, yet they are wanting to him. separated himself, seeketh and intermed
8 Hea that getteth y wisdom loveth his dleth with all wisdom.
own soul: he that keepeth understanding 2 A fool hath no delight in understand- business.
shall find good. ing, but that his heart may discover itself. a ch.2.10..12. 9 A false witness shall not be unpunish
3 When the wicked cometh, then cometh yan heart. ed; and he that speaketh lies shall perish. also contempt, and with ignominy reproach. i chap. 10.11. 10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; 4 The words of a man's mouth are as
much less for a seryant to have rulé deep waters, and the wellspring of dence. over princes, wisdom as a flowing brook.
cLe. 19. 15.
11 The 8 discretion of a man deferreth 5 Ite is not good to accept the person De. 16. 19. his anger; and a it is his glory to pass of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous a chap. 16.32. over a transgression. in judgment.
12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of
xor, a cool.
Justice and diligence. a lion: but his favour is as dewa upon B.C. 1000. the LORD hath made even both of them. the grass.
13 Loveb not sleep, lest thou come to 13 A foolish son is the calamity of his a Ho. 14. 5.
poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt father; and the contentions of a wife Ro. 12. 11. be satisfied with bread. are a continual dropping.
14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the 14 Housed and riches are the inherit- 12 Co, 12. 1.4. buyer: but when he is gone his way, ance of fathers; and a prudent wifee is 12Th.3.10. then he boasteth. from the LORD.
g chap. 8. 19. 15 There is gold, and a multitude of 15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; Lu. 10. 28. rubies : buto
the lips of knowledge are a and an idles soul shall suffer hunger.
i Ec. 11. 1. precious jewel. 16 Hel that keepeth the commandment 2 Co.9.6..9. 16 Take his garment that is surety for keepeth his own soul; but he that despi- Blying, or, a stranger; and take a pledge of him for seth his ways shall die.
falsehood. a strange woman. 17 Hei that hath pity upon the poor yor, his deed.
17 Bread of B deceit is sweet to a man; lendeth unto the LORD; and y that which k ch.23.13,14. but afterwards his mouth shall be filled he hath given will be pay him again.
8 or, to his de- with gravel. 18 Chastenk thy son while there is hope,
18 Every purpose is established by counand let not thy soul spare
8 for his crying. or, to cause sel; and with good advice make war. 19. A man of great wrath shall suffer him to die. 19 He that goeth about as a talebearer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet Ichap. 24. 6. revealeth secrets; therefore meddle not thou must 5 do it again.
Lu. 14. 31. with him that n flattereth with his lips. 20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, Sadd. 20 Whoso curseth his father or his thatm thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. nor, enticeth. mother, his e lamp shall be put out in 21 There are many devices in a man's
m De. 32. 29. heart; nevertheless, the counsel of the
21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily LORD, that shall stand.
at the beginning; but the end thereof
O or, candle. 22 The desire of a man is his kindness :
shall not be blessed.
nch. 16. 1, 9. and a poor man is better than a liar.
22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil: 23 The fear of the LORD tendeth to life;
Job 23. 13. but wait on the LORD, and he shall save and he that hath it shall abide satisfied;
Ps.33.10,11. thee. he shall not be visited with evil.
Is.14.26, 27. 23 Divers weights are an abomination 24 A slothful man hideth his hand in 46.10. unto the LORD; and ka false balance is his bosom, and will not so much as bring Ac. 5. 39. not good. it to his mouth again.
01 Ti. 4. 8.
24 Man's goings are of the LORD; how 25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will be- « balances can a man then understand his own way? ware; and reprove one that hath under- of deceit. 25 It is a snare to the man who devourstanding, and he will understand knowledge. Je. 10. 23. eth that which is holy, and after vows to
26 Ho that wasteth his father, and cha- a be cunning. make inquiry. seth away his mother, is a son that causeth u or, lamp.
26 A wise king scattereth the wicked,
VA witness shame, and bringeth reproach.
and bringeth the wheel over them. 27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruc
27 The spirit of man is the M candle of tion that causeth to err from the words of Job 15. 16.
Ho. 4. 8.
the LORD, searching all the inward parts knowledge.
r Is. 29. 20.
of the belly. 28 v An ungodly witness scorneth judg- • Is. 28.7. 28 Mercy and truth preserve the king; ment; and the mouth of the wicked de- Ho. 4. 11. and his throne is upholden by mercy. voureth iniquity.
i is a purging
is their 29 Judgments are prepared for scorn- medicine strength; and the beauty of old men is ers, and stripes
for the back of fools. against evil. the grey head.
t He. 12. 10. WINE. is a mocker, strong drink is "chap.18.32. away evil: 50 do stripes the inward parts raging; and whosoever is deceived there- por, winter. of the belly. by is not wise.
CHAPTER XXI. 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of 1 Sa. 15. 22. THE king's heart is in the hand of the a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger o Haughti. LORD, as the rivers of water; he turneth sinneth against his own soul.
ness of it whithersoever he will. 3 It is an honour for a man to cease from eyes.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own strife: but every fool will be meddling. tor, light.
eyes : but the LORD pondereth the hearts. 4 The sluggard will not plow by reason
# Mat. 6. 2. 3 Tow do justice and judgment is more of the ecold; therefore shall he beg in $or, bounty. acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice. harvest, and have nothing.
y Lu. 18.8,11. 40 An high look, and a proud hoart, 5 Counsel in the heart of man is like 22 Pe. 2. 3. and the plowing of the wicked, is sin. deep water: but a man of understanding x saw, or, 5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only will draw it out.
dwell with. to plenteousness; but of every one that is 6 Most men will proclaim * every one a 2 Sa. 23. 4. hasty, only to want. his own goodness : buty a faithful man 02 Ch. 6. 36. 6 The getting of treasures by a lying who can find ?
1 John 1. 8. tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of .7 The just man walketh in his integrity; Va stone and them that seek death. his children are blessed after him.
7 The robbery of the wicked shall xde8 A king that sitteth in the throne of judg. De. 25. 13. stroy them; because they refuse to do ment scatterethaway all evil with his eyes. Ban ephah judgment. 9 Whob can say, I have made my heart
8 The way of man is froward and strange: clean, I am pure from my sin ?
but as for the pure, his work is right. 10 Y Divers c weights, and B divers mea
y woman of
9 It is better to dwell in a corner of
contentions. sures, both of them are alike abomination & an house the housetop, than with a y brawling to the LORD. 11 Even a child is known by his doings, sis not fä.
of society. woman in & a wide house.
10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his whether his work be pure, and whether voured. neighbour $ findeth no favour in his eyes. it be right.
d Ps. 94. 9. ii When the scorner is punished, the 12 Thed hearing ear, and the seeing eye,
simple is made wise: and when the wise
Charity, humility, and prudence. PROVERBS, XXIII.
Temperance enjoined. is instructed, he receiveth knowledge. B.O. 1000.
the grace of his lips the kinga shall be his 12 The righteous man wisely considereth
friend. the house of the wicked: but God over- a Mat. 5. 8. 12 The eyes of the LORD preserve throweth the wicked for their wickedness. • Ps. 107. 43. knowledge;, and he overthroweth the 13 Whosod stoppeth his ears at the cry
Ho. 14. 9.
B words of the transgressor.
cIs. 59.19..21 of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion Bor, matters.
without, I shall be slain in the streets. 14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger, and a Mat. 18. 33, 14 The mouth of strange women is a
34. a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
deep pit: hee that is abhorred of the 15 It is joy to the just to do judgment:
Ja. 2. 13.
LORD shall fall therein. buts destruction shall be to the workers e Ec. 7. 26. 15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of of iniquity.
s Mat. 7. 23. a child; but the rod of correction shall 16 The man, that wandereth out of the g chap. 13.20. drive it far from him. way of understanding shall remain in the yor, sport. 16 Hek that oppresseth the poor to incongregation of the dead.
h Mi. 2. 2..5. crease his riches, and he that giveth to 17 He that loveth y pleasure shall be a ich. 2. 2, &c. the rich, shall surely come to want, poor man; he that loveth wine and oil Ps. 90. 12.
17 Bow dowņ thine ear, and hear the shall not be rich.
k chap. 11.8. words of the wise, and applyi thine heart 18 The wickedk shall be a ransom for the
Is. 43.3, 4. unto my knowledge.
8 land of the righteous, & the transgressor for the upright.
18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou 19 It is better to dwell in the 8 wilder- šin thy keep them within thee; they shall withal ness, than with a contentious and an
be fitted in thy lips. angry woman.
I Lu. 6. 45. 19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, 20 There is treasure to be desired, and m Mat.25.3,4. I have made known to thee this day, oil m in the dwelling of the wise: but a
neven to thee. foolish man spendeth it up.
thou also. 20 Have not I written to thee excellent 21 Her that followeth after righteous
1 Ro. 2. 7. things in counsels and knowledge, ness and mercy, findeth life, righteous
21 That I might make the know the ness, and honour.
piPe, 3. 15. certainty of the words of truth, that thou 22 A wise man scaletho the city of the
mightest answer P the words of truth to
that send mighty, and casteth down the strength of
o them that send unto thee?
thee. the confidence thereof.
9 Mal. 3. 5.
22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor; 23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and bis k the wrath neither oppress the afflicted in the gate; tongue, keepeth his soul from troubles. of pride.
23 For the LORD will plead their cause, 24 Proud and haughty scorner is his » Is. 1. 11..15 and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. name, who dealeth in a proud wrath.
din wicked- 24 Make no friendship with an angry man, 25 The desire of the slothful killeth ness? and with a furious man thou shalt not go; bim; for his hands refuse to labour.
25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a 26 He coveteth greedily all the day long :
snare to thy soul. but the righteous giveth and spareth not.
26 Be not thou one of them that strike 27 The sacrificer of the wicked is abo- 8 chap. 12.24. hands, or of them that are sureties for debts. mination : how much more, when he or, consi- 27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should bringeth it with a wicked mind ?
dereth, he take away thy bed from under thee? 28 A M false witness shall perish: but
28 Remove not the ancient v landmark,
pobscure. the man that heareth speaketh constantly. Is. 8. 9. 10. which thy fathers have set. 29 A wicked man hardeneth his faco: but
Ac. 5. 39.
29 Seest thou a man diligent, in his as for the upright, he " directeth his way. o or, victory. business ? he shall stand before kings; he 30 There is no wisdom, nor understand-Tor, favour
shall not stand before p mean men. ing, nor counsel, against the LORD.
CHAPTER XXIII. 31 The horse is prepared against the day w 1 Co. 12:22, WHEN thou sittest to eat with a ruler, of battle: but o safety is of the LORD.
&c. consider diligently what is before thee;. CHAPTER XXII.
v1 Ti.6.9, 10. 2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou A GOOD name is rather to be chosen w chap. 26.12.
be a man given to appetite. than great riches, and loving favour cause thine 3 Be not desirous of his dainties; for rather than silver and gold.
eyes to fly, they are deceitful meat.
xor, 2 Theu rich and poor meet together :
4 Labour" not to be rich; cease from the LORD is the maker of them all.
thine own wisdom. 3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, Job 18. 8.
5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that and hideth himself: but the simple pass
which is not? for riches certainly make on, and are punished.
themselves wings; they fly away, as an
chise. 4 x By humility and the fear of the y Ep. 6. 4.
eagle toward heaven. LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
6 Eat thou not the bread of him that 5 Thorns and snaresare in the way of lyman that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his the froward: he that doth keep his soul lendeth. dainty meats : shall be far from them.
z Job 4. 8. 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is Train y up a child in B the way he 8 or, with the he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but should go; and when he is old, he will rod of his
his heart is not with thee. not depart from it.
8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt 7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the shall be thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words. borrower is servant to the y lender.
consumed. 9 Speak not in the ears of a fool; for he 8 Hes that soweth iniquity shall reap va- a chap.22.28. will despise the wisdom of thy words. nity; and the rod of his anger shall fail. Šor, bound. 10 Removea not the old landmark; and
9 ņ He that hath a bountiful eyeb shall n good of eye. enter not into the fields of the fatherless : be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to 62 Co. 9. 6. 11 For their redeemer is mighty; he
cchap.22.17. shall plead their cause with thee. 10 Cast out the scorner, and contention or, and hath 12 Apply thine heartc unto instruction, shall go out; yea, strife and reproach
and thine ears to the words of knowledge. shall cease.
13 Withhold not correction from the 11 He that loveth pureness of heart, for
child: for if thou beatest him with the