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Ye that fear the Lord, believe him, and your re. ward shall not fail.

Ye that fear the Lord, hope for good; and for everlasting joy and mercy.

Look at the generations of old, and see; did ever any trust in the Lord, and was confounded? or, did any abíde in his fear, and was forsaken? or, whom did he ever despise, that called upon him ?

For the Lord is full of compassion and mercy, long-suffering and very pitiful, and forgiveth sin, and saveth in time of affliction.

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Hear me your father, O children, and do there.. after, that ye may be safe.

For the Lord hath given the father honour over the children, and hath confirmed the authority of the mother over the sons.

Whoso honoureth his father maketh an atonement for his sins.

And he that honoureth his mother, is as one that layeth up treasure.

Whoso honoureth his father, shall have joy of his own children, and when he maketh his prayer, he shall be heard.

He that honoureth his father, shall have long life; and he that is obedient unto the Lord shall be a comfort to his mother.

He that feareth the Lord, will honour his father, and will do service unto his parents, as to his masters.

Honour thy father and mother, both in word and deed, that a blessing may come upon thee from

them: for the blessing of the futher establishcılı the houses of children; but the curse of the mother rooteth out foundations.

Glory not in the dishonour of thy father, for thy father's dishonour is no glory unto thee.

For the glory of a man, is from the honour of his father; and a mother in dishonour, is a reproach unto the children.

My son, help thy father in his age, and grieve him not as long as he liveth.

And if his understanding fail, have patience with him; and despise him not when thou art in thy full strength.

For the relieving of thy father shall not be for. golten: and instead of sins, it shall be added to build thee up.

In the day of thine affliction it shall be remembered; thy sins also shall melt away, as the ice in the fair warm weather.

He that forsaketh his father, is as a blasphemer; and he that angereth his mother, is cursed of God.

My son, go on with thy business in meekness, so shalt thou be beloved of him that is approved.

The greater thou art, the more humble thyself, and thou shalt find favour before the Lord.

Many are in high place, and of renown: but mysteries are revealed unto the meek.

For the power of the Lord is great, and he is honoured of the lowly.

Seek not out the things that are too hard for thee; neither search the things that are above thy strength.

But what is commanded thee, think thereupon with reverence ; for it is not needful for thee to see with thine eyes the things that are in secret.

Be not curious in unnecessary matters : for more things are shewed unto thee, than men undersiand.

For many are deceived by their own vain opinion; and an evil suspicion hath overthrown their judgement.

Without eyes thou shalt want light: profess not the knowledge, therefore, that thou hast not.

A stubborn heart shall fare evil at the last: and he that loveth danger shall perish therein,

An obstinate heart shall be laden with sorrows; and the wicked man shall heap sin upon sin.

In the punishment of the proud there is no remedy: for the plant of wickedness hath taken root in him.

The heart of the prudent will understand a parable; and an attentive ear is the desire of a wise


Water will quench a flaming fire; and alms make an atonement for sins.

And he that requiteth good turns, is mindful of that which may come hereafter: and when he falleth, he shall find a stay.

My son, defraud not the poor of his living; and make not the needy eyes to wait long.

Make not an hungry soul sorrowful; neither provoke a man in his distress.

Add not more trouble to a heart that is vexed ; and defer not to give to him that is in need.

Reject not the supplication of the affli&led; neither turn away thy face from a poor man.

Turn not away thine eye from the needy: and give him no occasion to curse thee: for, if he curse thee in the bitterness of his soul, his prayer shall be heard of him that made him.

Get thyself the love of the congregation; and bow thy lead to a great man.

Let it not grieve thee to bow down thine ear to the poor; and give him a friendly answer with meekness.

Deliver him that suffereth wrong, from the hand of the oppressor: and be not faint-hearted when thou sittest in judgement.

Be as a father unto the fatherless; and, instead of a husband unto their mother : so shalt thou be as the son of the most High, and he shall love thee more than thy mother doth..

Observe the opportunity, and beware of evil; and be not ashamed, when it concerneth thy soul.

For there is a shame that bringeth sin; and there is a shame which is glory and grace.

Accept no person against thy soul, and let not the reverence of any man cause thee to fall.

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And refrain not to speak, when there is occasion to do good; and hide not thy wisdom in their beauty.

For by speech wisdom shall be known; and learning by the word of the tongue.

In no wise speak against the truth; but be abashed of the error of thine ignorance.

Be not ashamed to confess thy sins; and force not the course of the river.

Make not thyself an underling to a foolish man ; neither accept the person of the mighty.

Strive for the truth unto death; and the Lord shall fight for thee.

Be not hasty in thy tongue; and in thy deeds, slack and remiss.

Be not as a lion in thy house; nor frantick among thy servants.

Let not thine hand be stretched out to receive; and shut when thou shouldest repay.

Set not thy heart upon thy goods; and say not, I have enough for my life.

Follow not thine own mind, and thy strength to walk in the ways of thy heart: and say not, who shall control me for my works? for the Lord will surely revenge thy pride.

Say not, I have sinned, and what harm hath happened to me? for the Lord is long suffering, he will in no wise let thee

go. Concerning propitiation, be not without fear to add sin unto sin : and say not, his mercy is great ;

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