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understanding, will pleasel 5 A prayer out of a poor great men.

man's mouth reacheth to the 28 He that tilleth his land, ears of God, and his judgThall increase his heap: and ment cometh speedily. he that pleaseth great men, 6 He that hateth to be reshall get pardon for iniquity. proved, is in the way of sin

29 Presents and gifts blind ners: but he that feareth the the eyes of the wise, and Lord, will repent from his stop up his mouth that he heart. cannot reprove.

7 An eloquent man is 30 Wisdom that is hid, known far and

near ;


a and treasure that is hoarded man of understanding know, up, what profit is in them eth when he slippeth. both ?

8 He that buildeth his 31 Better is he that hideth house with other men's mohis folly, than a man that ney, is like one that gatherhideth his wisdom.

eth himself ftones for the 32 Necessary patience in tomb of his burial. seeking the Lord, is better 9 The congregation of the than he that leadeth his life wicked is like tow wrapped without a guide.

together: and the end of

them is a flame of fire to de. Chap. XXI.

stroy them. Y son, hast thou fin

10 The way of finners is ned? do so no more, made plain with stones, but but alk pardon for thy for at the end thereof is the pit

of hell. 2 g Flee from sin as from II He that keepeth the the face of a serpent: for if law of the Lord, getteth the thou comeft too near it, it understanding thereof: and will bite thee: the teeth the perfection of the fear of thereof are as the teeth of a the Lord is wisdom. lion, saying the souls of men. 12 4 He that is not wise,

3 All iniquity is as a two- will not be taught: but there edged sword, the wounds is a wisdom which multipliwhereof cannot be healed. eth bitterness.

4 To terrify and do wrong 13 The knowledge of a will waste riches: thus the wise man shall abound like a house of proud men shall be flood : and his counsel is like made desolate.

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14 The inner parts of a frience is ashamed of him, fool are like a broken vessel, 23 A fool will peep in at and he will hold no know- the door into the house: but ledge as long as he liveth. he that is well-nurtured will 15

If a skilful man hear a stand without. wife word, he will commend 24 It is the rudeness of a it, and add unto it: but as man to hearken at the door:

on as one of no under- but a wise man will be grievftanding heareth it, it dif-ed with the disgrace. pleaseth him, and he cafteth 25 The lips of talkers it behind his back.

will be telling such things as 16 The talking of a fool pertain not unto them : but is like a burden in the way: the words of such as have but grace shall be found in understanding, are weighed the lips of the wise.

in the balance. 17 They enquire at the 26 The heart of fools is mouth of the wife man in in their mouth: but the the congregation, and they mouth of the wise is in their shall ponder his words in heart. their heart.

27 When the ungodly 18 As is a house that is curseth Satan, he curseth his destroyed, so is wisdom to a lown soul. fool: and the knowledge of 28 A whisperer defileth the unwise is as talk without his own soul, and is hated sense.

wherefoever he dwelleth. 19

Doctrine unto fools is as fetters on the feet, and

Chap. XXII.

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pared to a filthy , 20 A fool lifteth up his and every one will hiss him voice with laughter ; but a out to his disgrace. wise man doth scarce smile a 2 A lothful man is comlittle.

pared to the filth of a dung21 Learning is unto a wise hill: every man that takes it man as an ornament of gold, up, will shake his hand. and like a bracelet upon his

39 An evil-nurtured son right arm.

is the dishonour of his father 22 A foolish man's foot is that begat him: and a [foolfoon in his [neighbour's] itn) daughter is born to his house : but a man of expe- loss.

4 A wise 4 A wise daughter shall 12 Seven days do men bring an inheritance to her mourn for him that is dead; husband: but she that liveth but for a fool and an ungoddishonestly, is her father's ly man, all the days of his heaviness. a

life. 5 She that is bold, dir- 13 Talk not much with a honoureth both her father fool, and go not to him that and her husband, but they hath no understanding : beboth shall despise her. ware of him, left thou have

6 A tale out of seafon [is trouble, and thou shalt never as] mufick in mourning : be defiled with his fooleries; but stripes and correction of depart from him, and thou wisdom are never out of shalt find rest, and never be time.

disquieted with his madness. 7 Whoso teacheth a fool, 14 What is heavier than is as one that glueth a pot- lead? and what is the name Therd together, and as he thereof, but a fool? that waketh one from a sound 15 Sand, and salt, and a fleep.

mass of iron, is easier to 8 He that telleth a tale to bear, than a man without una fool, speaketh to one in a derstanding. Number: when he hath told 16 As timber girt and his tale, he will say, What is bound together in a building, the matter?

cannot be loosed with shak9 If children live honestly, ing: so the heart that is and have wherewithal, they stablished by advised counsel, fall cover the baseness of shall fear at no time. their parents.

17 A heart settled upon 10 But children being a thought of understanding, haughty through disdain and is as a fair plaistering on the want of nurture, do stain the wall of a gallery. nobility of their kindred.

18 Pales set on an high u Weep for the dead, for place will never stand against he hath lost the light: and the wind: so a fearful heart, weep for the fool, for he in the imagination of a fool, wantet understanding: make cannot stand against any fear. little weeping for the dead, 19 He that pricketh the for he is at reit: but the life eye, will make tears to fall : of the fool is worse than and he that pricketh the death.

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of him. 20 q Whoso casteth

27 Who shall set a watch stone at the birds, frayeth before my mouth, and a seal them away:

and he that up- of wisdom upon my lips, braide th his friend, breaketh that I fall not suddenly by friendship.

them, and that my tongue de21 Though thou drewest stroy me not? a sword at thy friend, yet despair not: for there may be

CHAP, XXIII, a returning (to favour.]

vernor of all


whole mouth against thy friend, life, leave me not to their fear not: for there may be a counsels, and let me not fall reconciliation ; except for by them, upbraiding, or pride, or dis- 2 Who will fet fcourges closing of secrets, or a trea- over my thoughts, and the cherous wound: for, for these discipline of wisdom over things every friend will de- mine heart? that they spare part.

me not for mine ignorances, 23 Be faithful to thy and it pass not by my sins: neighbour in his poverty, 3 Left mine ignorances inthat thou mayest rejoice in crease, and my fins abound his prosperity: abide stedfast to my destruction, and I fall unto him in the time of his before mine adversaries, and trouble, that thou mayest be mine enemy rejoice over me, heir with him in his heri- whose hope is far from thy tage: for a mean estate is mercy, not always to be contemned; 4 O Lord, Father and nor the rich that is foolish, God of my life, give me not to be had in admiration. a proud look, but turn away

24 As the vapour and from thy servants always a smoke of a furnace goeth haughty mind. before the fire; lo reviling

5 Turn


from before blood.

vain hopes, and concupif25 I will not be ashamed cence, and thou shalt hold to defend a friend; neither him up that is desirous al. will I hide myself from him. ways to serve thee.

26 And if any evil happen 6 Let not the greediness of unto me by him, every one the belly, nor lult of the flesh thạt heareth it will beware take hold of me, and give

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not over me thy servant in- 13 Use not thy mouth to to an impudent mind. intemperate swearing, for

7 Hear, Oye children, the therein is the word of sin. discipline of the mouth: he 14. Remember thy father that keepeth it, shall never and thy mother, when thou be taken in his lips. fittest among great men. Be

8 The finner shall be left not forgetful before them, in his foolishness: both the and so thou by thy custom evil-speaker and the proud become a fool, and wish that shall fall thereby

thou hadît not been born, and 9 Accustom not thy mouth curse the day of thy natito swearing : neither use thy-vity. self to the naming of the 15 The man that is acHoly One.

customed to opprobrious 10 For as a servant that words, will never be reformis continually beaten, shall ed all the days of his life. not be without a blue mark: 16 Two sorts of men mulso he that sweareth, and nam- tiply fin, and the third will eth God continually, shall bring wrath : a hot mind is not be faultless.

as a burning fire, it will ne11 A man that useth much ver be quenched till it be swearing, shall be filled with consumed: a fornicator in iniquity, and the plague shall the body of his flesh will never depart from his ļouse: never cease till he hath kindif he shall offend, his fin shall led a fire. be upon him: and if he ac- 17 All bread is sweet to knowledge not his sin, he a whoremonger, he will not maketh a double offence; leave off till he die. and if he swear in vain, he 18 A man that breaketh shall not be innocent, but wedlock, saying thus in his his house shall be full of ca- heart, Who seeth me! I am lamities.

compassed about with dark, 12 There is a word that is ness, the walls cover me, clothed about with death : and nobody seeth me; what God grant that it be not need I to fear? the most found in the heritage of Ja- High will not remember my cob: for all such things shall fins : be far from the godly, and 19 Such a man only fearthey fhall not wallow in eth the



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