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And not strangers' with thee. 18 Let thy fountain be blessed;
And have joy of the wife of thy youth. 19 A lovely hind and a graceful doe,
Let her breasts satisfy thee at all times;
With her love be thou ravished always. 20 Why then wilt thou, my son, be ravished
with a strange woman,
21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of
the LORD, And He maketh even all his paths. 22 His own iniquities shall ensnare the wicked, And he shall be holden with the cords of
his sin. 23 He shall die for lack of instruction; And in the greatness of his folly he shall
6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard;
Consider her ways, and be wise; 7 Which having no chief,
Overseer, or ruler, 8 Provideth her bread in the summer,
And gathereth her food in the harvest. 9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard?
When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? 10 ‘Yet a little sleep, a little slumber,
A little folding of the hands to sleep'11 So shall thy poverty come as a runner,
And thy want as an armed man.
12 A base person, a man of iniquity,
Is he that walketh with a froward mouth;
13 That winketh with his eyes, that scrapeth 15 Lus with his feet,
Nei That pointeth with his fingers;
li 14 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth evil
continually; He soweth discord. 15 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly;
li On a sudden shall he be broken, and that 1. Care
Ang 18 Or
16 There are six things which the LORD hateth, Yea, seven which are an abomination unto
Him: 17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood; 18 A heart that deviseth wicked thoughts,
Feet that are swift in running to evil; 19 A false witness that breatheth out lies,
And he that soweth discord among brethren.
20 My son, keep the commandment of thy father,
And forsake not the teaching of thy mother; 21 Bind them continually upon thy heart,
Tie them about thy neck.
teaching is light,
From the smoothness of the alien tongue.
25 Lust not after her beauty in thy heart; Neither let her captivate thee with her eye
lids, 26 For on account of a harlot a man is brought
to a loaf of bread, But the adulteress hunteth for the precious
life. 27 Can a man take fire in his bosom,
And his clothes not be burned? 28 Or can one walk upon hot coals,
And his feet not be scorched? 29 So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; Whosoever toucheth her shall not go un
punished. 30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal
To satisfy his soul when he is hungry; 31 But if he be found, he must restore seven
fold, He must give all the substance of his house. 32 He that committeth adultery with a woman
lacketh understanding; He doeth it that would destroy his own soul. 33 Wounds and dishonour shall he get,
And his reproach shall not be wiped away. 34 For jealousy is the rage of a man,
And he will not spare in the day of venge
35 He will not regard any ransom; Neither will he rest content, though thou
givest many gifts.
The proverbs of Solomon.
2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing;
But righteousness delivereth from death. 3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the
righteous to famish; But He thrusteth away the desire of the
4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack
hand; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich. 5 A wise son gathereth in summer; But a son that doeth shamefully sleepeth in
6 Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; But the mouth of the wicked concealeth
7 The memory of the righteous shall be for a
8 The wise in heart will receive command.
9 He that walketh uprightly walketh securely; But he that perverteth his ways shall be
found out. 10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sor
row; And a prating fool shall fall. u The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of
But the mouth of the wicked concealeth
12 Hatred stirreth up strifes;
But love covereth all transgressions. 13 In the lips of him that hath discernment wis
dom is found; But a rod is for the back of him that is void
of understanding. 14 Wise men lay up knowledge; But the mouth of the foolish is an imminent
ruin. 15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city;
The ruin of the poor is their poverty. 16 The wages of the righteous is life;
The increase of the wicked is sin. 17 He is in the way of life that heedeth in
struction; But he that forsaketh reproof erreth. 18 He that hideth hatred is of lying lips;
And he that uttereth a slander is a fool.
19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not
transgression; But he that refraineth his lips is wise. 20 The tongue of the righteous is as choice
21 The lips of the righteous feed many; But the foolish die for want of under