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cerned ainong the youths, a young man void 9 They are all plain to him that undr of understanding,

standelli, and righi to then that find know 8 Passing through the street near her cor- ledge. ner; and he went the way to her house, 10 9 Receive my instruction, and not si

9'In the twilight, in the evening, in the ver; and knowledge rather than choice gold black and dark night;

Tí For wisdom is better than rubies; and 10 And, behold, there met him a woman all the things that may be desired are not to with the aitire of an biarlot, and subtile of be compared to it. heart.

121 wisdomn dwell with prudence, and finu 11 (She is loud and stubborn ; her feet fout knowledge of wity inventions. abide not in her house:

13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil12 Now is she without, now in the streets, pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and And lieth in wait at every corner.)

the froward mouth, do I bate. 13 So she caught him, and kissed him, 14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: 1 and with an impudent face sairl unto him, am understanding; I have strength.

14 | hare peace-offerings with me; this day 15.1 By me kings reign, and princes dehave I paid my vow's :

cree justice. 15 Therefore came i forth to meet thee, 16° By me princes rule, and nobles, even diligently to seek tlıy face; and I have found all the judges of the earth. thee,

17 I love them that love me ; and those 16 I have decked my bed with coverings that seek me early shall find me. of tapestry, with carved works, with fine lin- 18 Riches and honour are with me; yea, en of Egypt.

durable riches and righteousness. 17 I have persumed my bed with myrrh, 19 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than aloes, and cinnamon.

fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver. 13 Come, let us take onr fill of love until 20°ead in the way of righteousness, in the morning; let us solace ourselves with loves. the midst of the paths of judgment;

19 For the good man is not at home, he is;. 21 That I may cause those that love me to gone a long journey :

inherit substance; and I will fill their trea20 He liath taken a bag of money with him, sures. and will come bome at the day appointed. 22 | The LORD possessed me in the begin

21 With her much fair speech she caused ning of bis way, before his works of old. him to yield, with the Mattering of her lips 3 I was set up from everlasting, from the she forced him.

beginning, or ever the earth was. 2 He goeth after her straightway, as an 24 Wlien there were no depthis, I was ux goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the brouglit forth ; when there were no fountains correction of the stocks ;

abounding with water. 23 J'ill a dart strike through his liver; as a 5 Belore the mountains were sellled ; bebird hästeth to the snare, and knoweth not fore the hills was l brought forth : that it is for his life.

26 Wbile a yet he had not made the 24 ! Hearken unto me now therefore, o cartı, nor the fields, nor the bigliest part of ye children, and attend to the words of my the dust of the world. moull'.

27 When he prepared the hearpus, I was 25 Lure not thine heart decline to her there : when he sel a compass upon the face ways, go not astray in her paths :

of the depth : 26 For she hath cast down many wounded; 28 Wlien he established the clouds ahove yea, many strong men l'ave been slain by her. when he strengthened the fountains of the

27 Her house is the way to hell, guiug deep: duwa to the chambers of death.

29 When he gave to the sea liis decree, CHAP. VIII.

that the waters should not pass his coming pui fortlı ber voice

tions of the earth : 2. She standeth in the top of high places, 30 Then I was by him, as one brought up by the way in the places of the paths; wit! him; and I was daily his delight, re

3 She crieth at the gates. at the entry or joicing, always before him the city, at the coming in at the doors ; 31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of the

1 Unito you, Oʻmen, I call; and my voice earth ; and my delighits were with the soul is to the sons of man

of men. 5 ) ye simple, understand wisdom; and, 32 Now therefore learken unto me, 0 ye ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart. children : for blessed are they that keep my

6Hlear; for I will speak of excellent ways. things, and the opening of my lips shall be 33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and reright things.

fuse it not. 7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and 31 Blessed is the man that beareth me, wickedness is an abomination to my lips. watching daily at my gares, waiting at the

8 All the worus of my Inout are in righ- posts of my doors. teousness; there is nothing froward or per- 35 For whoso tindeth me findeth life, and verse in then..

sliall obtain sarour of the LORD.

De corise bem cuice and understand ondorene earlier he appointed the founda

36 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth 9 He that walketh uprightly walketh sure. his own soul: all they that hate me love death. ly: but he that pervertell his ways shall be CHAP. IX.


her , she 10 He that winketh with the eye causeth hath liewn out lier seven pillars ; sorrow : but a prating cool shall fall

. 2 She hath killed her heasts; she hath Il The mouth of a righteous man is a well mingled her wine ; she hash also furnished of life : bul violence covereth the mouth of her table;

the wicked. 3 She hath seni forth her maidens ; she 12 Haired stirreth up strises : but love cocrieth upon the highest places of the city, veretla all sins.

4 Whoso is simple, lei hiin turn in hither:1. 13 In the lips of him that hath understand as for him that wanteth understanding, she ing wisdom is foʻind: but a rod is for the ta!th to him,

back of him that is void of understanding. 5 Come, eat of my bread, and chrink of the 14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the wine which I have mingled.

mouth of the foviish is near destruction. 6 Forsake the foolisli, and live; and go in 15 The rich man's wealth is liis strong city : the way of understanding.

the destrartion of the poor is their poverty. 7 He that reproveth a scorner getieth to 16 The labour of the riglileous tenueth :o bimself shame ; and he that rebuketh a wick- life: the fruit of the wicked to sin. ed man gelteth himself a blot.

17 Lie is in the way of life that keepeth in8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he bate thee : struction : but he thai refuseth reprool'erreth. rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. 18 He thai hideth hatred with lying lips,

9 Give instruction to a wise mar, and Ireland he that utiereth a slander, is a fool. will be yet wiser ; leacli a just man, and he 19 In the multitude of words there wanteth will increase in learning.

not sin : but lie that refraineth lnis lips is wise. 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning 20 The tongue of the just is as choice silAr wiscloin ; and the knowledge of wie Holy ver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. is understanding

21 The lips of the righteous feed many. Il For by me tiy davs shall be multipried, but fools die for want of wisdom. Rud the years of thy life stall be increased. 22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh

12 Trilou be wise, thou shalt be wise for rich, and he addetli no sorrow with it. lyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt 23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: Dear it.

but a inan of understanding bath wisdom. 134 A foolish woman is clamorous; she is 24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come simple, and knowella nothing.

upon birin: but the desire of the righteous 14 For she silleth at the door of her house, sliall be granted. on a seat in the lighi places of the city, 25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the

15 To ca! passengers who go right on their wicked no more : bůl the righteous is an vayx :

everlasting foundation. 16 Whoso is simple, lei liim lurn in liither : 26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke end os for him that wanteth understanding, to the eyes, so is the skiggard to them that she saith to liin,

send liim. 17 Stelen waters are sweel, and bread eaten 27 The fear of the Lord prolongeth days : in secret is pleasant.

but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. 18 But he knoweth bot that the dead are 28 The hope of the righteous shali be glad- x there, and that her guests are in the depths ness: but the expectation of the wicked shali of hell.

perislı. CHAP. X.

29 The way of the Lord is strength to the maketh a glad father: but a foolish son ers of iniquity. is the bearness of liis mother.

30 The vigliteous shall never be removed : 2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. but righteousness delivereth from death. 31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wis.

3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the dom: but the froward tongue shall be cut oui. nghieous to lamislı: but lie casteth away the 32 The lips of the righteous know what is substance of the wicked.

accepiable: but the mouth of the wicked 4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a speaketh frowarıtness. Black hand: but the hand of the diligent ma

CHAP. XI. keth ricb.

FALSE is abomination to the

de a shall be to the work

Teilat galleretla in summer is a wise A L'ALUS: blue da je weigen in his delighe

son : bullie tha! strepetl in harvest is a son 2 When pride cometh, then cometh slame: that causeh slame.

hut wille tie lowly is wisdom. 6 Blessinga are upon the head of the just: but 3 The integrity of the upright shall guide violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. them: bullire perverseness of transgressors

7 The memory of the just is blessed : but shall destroy them. the name of the wicked shall rot.

4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath : 8 The wise in heart will receive command- but righteousness delivereth from death. raents : but a prating fool shall fall. 5 The righteousness of the perfect shall di

is sure.

rect his wsy: but the wicked shall fall by his 31 Behold, the righteous suall be recomown wickedness.

pensed in the earth ; much more the wicked 6 The righteousness of the upright shall and the sinner. deliver them: but transgressors shall be ta

CHAP. XII. ken in their own naughtiness.


HOSO loveth instruction loveth know7 When a wicked man dieth, his expecta- ledge: but he that bateth reproof is tion shall perish; and the hope of unjust men brutish. perisheth.

2 A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: 8. The righteous is delivred out of trouble, but a man of wicked devices will he condemn and the wicked cometh in his stead.

3 A man sliall not be established by wick. 9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth edness : but the root of the righteous shall not his neighbour: but through knowledge shall be moved. the just be delivered.

4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her hins 10 When it gooth well with the righteous, band: but she that maketh ashamed is as the city rejoiceth; and when the wicked pe vottenness in his bones. rish, there is shouting.

5 The thoughts of the righteous are right 11 By the blessing of the upright the city but the counsels of the wicked are deceit. is exal:ed: but it is overthrown by the 6 The words of the wicked are to lie in mouth of the wicked.

wait for blood: but the mouth of the upriglit 12 He that is vojd of wisdom despiseth shall deliver them. his neighbour: but a man of understanding 7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not holdeth his peace.

but the bouse of the righteous shall stand. 13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he 8 A inan shall be commended according to that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the his wisdem: but he that is of a perverse heart matter.

shall be despised. 14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but 9 He lliai is despised, and bath a servant, in the multitude of counsellors there is safety: is better than he that honoureth himself, and 15 He that surety for a stranger shall lackell

, bread. smart for it; and he that haleth suretiship 10 A righteous man regardeth the life of

his beast : but the tender mercies of the wick 16 A gracious woman retaineth honour; ed are cruel. and strong men retain riches.

11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied 17 The merciful man doeth good to his with bread: but lie that followeth vain perown soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his sous is void of understanding. own flesh.

1. The wicked desireth the net of evil men 13 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but the root of the rigliteous yieldeth frui.. but to him that soweth righteousness shall be 13 The wicked is snared by the transgresa sure reward.

sion of his lips: but the just shall come out of 19 As righteousness tendeth to life; so he that trouble. pursueth evil, pursueth it to his own death.

14 A man shall be satisfied with good by 20 They that are of a froward heart are the fruit of his mouth; and the recompence abomination to the LORD: but such as are of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him. upright in their way are his delight.

15 The way of a fool is right in his own 21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the eyes : but he ihat hearkeneth unto counsel is righteous shall be delivered.

16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but 22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion, a prudent man covereth shame. 23 The desire of the righteous is only good: righteousness : but a false witness deceit.

17 He that speaketh truth sheweth lorth but the expectation of the wicked is wrath. 24 There is that scattereth, and yet in- cings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise

13 There is that speaketh like the piercrcaseth; and there is that withholdeth more

is health. than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. 25 The liberal soulshall be made fat; and ho

19 The lip of truth shall be established for That watereth shall be watered also himself. ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

20 Deceit is in the heart of them that ima26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him : but blessing shall be upon joy.

gine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is the head of him that selleth it. 27 He that diligently seeketh good procu. but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

21 There shall no evil happen to the just : reth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: 28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall, but they tliat deal truly are his deliglit. but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: 29 He that troubleth his own house shall but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. inherit the wind; and the fool shall be ser

24 The land of ihe diligent shall bear

rule: but the slothful shall be under tribule. vant to the wise of heart. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of

25 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

26 The righteous is more excellent than


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is neighbour but the way of the wicked 24 He that spareth his rod liateth his son : seduceth them.

but be that loveth him chasteneth him be27 The sluthful man roasteth not that times. which he took in liunting: but the substance 25 The righieous eateth to the satisfying of of a diligent man is precious.

his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want. 28 In the way of righteousness is life; and

CHAP. XIV. in the pathway thereof there is no death. CHAP. XIII.

VERY wise woman buildeth her house E

but the foolish plucketh it down with A WISE som heareth his fatler's instruc- her hands

2 He that walketh in his uprightness fear. 2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his eth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall ways despiseth liim. mal violence.

3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of 3 Hle that keepeth his mouth keepeth his pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve fise: but he thai openeth wide bis lips shall them. have destruction.

4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but 4. The soul of the sluggard desireth, and much increase is by the strength of the ox. hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent. 5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a shall be made fat.

false witness will utler lies. 5 A righteous man liateth lying: but a 6 A scorner seeketli wisdom, and findeth it wicked man is loathsome, and cometh tong: but knowledge is easy unto him that shanie.

understandeth. 6 Righteousness keepeth him that is up- 7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, iglot in the way: but wickedness overthrow-when throu perceivest not in him the lips of eln the sinner.

knowledge. 7 There is that maketh lianself rich, yet 8 The wisdom of the prudent is to underiuth notining : there is that maketlı himself stand liis way: but the folly of fools is deceit. poor, yet huth great riches.

9 Fools niake a mock at sin: but among 8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches : the rigliteous there is savour. but the poor bearetlı not rehuke.

10 The lieart knoweth his own bitterness; 9 The liglit of the righteous rejoiceth: bu and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his the lamp of the wickerl shall be put out.

10 Only by pride cometh contention ; b 11 The house of the wicked shall be overwith the well-advised is wisdom.

rown: but the tabernacle of the upright !1 Wealth gotten by vanity siiall be dimi- shall nourish. nished: but he tha: gathereth by labour 12 There is a way which seemeth right shall increase.

unto a man; but the end thereof are the 12 Hope deferred makell the heart sick : ways of death. hut when the desire cometh, it is a tree of 133 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowlife.

ful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness. 13 Wloso despiseth the word shall be de- 14 The backslider in beart shall be filled stroyed: but he that feareth the command- with his own ways; and a good man shell ment shall be rewarded.

be sutisfied from himself. 14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, 15 The simple believeth every word: but to depart from the shares of death. the prudent män lonketh well to l'is going.

15 Good understanding giveth lavour: but 16 A wise man leareth, and deparieth from the way of transgressors is liard.

evil: but the fool rageli, and is confident. 16 Every prudent man dealeth with know- 17 Ile that is soon angry dealeth foolishly; ledge: bui a fool layerli open his folly. and a man of wicked devices is hated.

17 A wicked messenger (alleth into mis- 18 The simple inherit lolly : but the pruchief: but a faithful ambassador is health. derit are crowned with knowledge,

13 Poverty and shame shall be lo him that 19 The evil bow before the good; and the refuseth instruction : but he that regardeth wicked at the gates of the righteous.. reproof shall be honoured.

20 The poor is liated even of his own 19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the neiglibour:' but the rich haih many friends. soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart 21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth : from evil.

but he that hath mercy on the poor, liappy 20 He that walketh with wise men shall is he. be wise: but a companion of fools shall be 22 Do they not err ibat devise evil ? but destroyed.

mercy and truth shall be to them that devise 21 Evil pursueth sinners; but to the righ-good. teous good shall be repaid.

23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk 22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to of the lips tendeth only to penury. his children's children; and the wealth of 24 The crown of the wise is their riches : the sinner is laid up for the just.

brut the foolisbress of fools is folly. 23 Much food is in the tillage of the poor:

25 A true witness delivereth souls: but a but there is that is destroyed for want of judg- deceitful witness speaketh lies. ment,

26 In the fear of the LORD is strong con.

Adence; and his children shall have a place), 18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: bat of refuge.

he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. 27 The fear of the Lord is a fountain of 19 The way of the slotful man is as an life, to depart from the snares of death. hedge of thorns: but the way of the rigb

28 In the multitude of people is the king steous is made plain. honour : but in the want of people is the 20 A wise sor maketh a glad father : but destruction of the prince.

a foolislı man despiseth his mosher, 29 He that is slow to wrath is of great un- 21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of Jerstanding : but he thal is hasty-of spirit wisdom : but a man of understanding walkexalteth folly.

eth uprightly. 30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh : 22'Without counsel purposes are disap bat envy the rottenness of the bones. pointed: but in the muliitude of counselors

31 He that oppresseth the poor reproach- they are established. eth his Maker: but he that lonouretle hiin 23 A man hath joy by the answer of his hath merey on the poor,

mouth; and a word spoken in due season, S2 Tl:e wicked is driven away in his wicked how good is il! vess: but the righteous hath hope in his death 24 The way of life is above to the wise,

33 Wisdom resteth in the heart or lumihat lie inay depart from liell beneath. that lath understanding : but that which is 25 The Lord will destroy the house of the

in the inidst of fools is made known. proud: but he will establish the border of the my Rigliteousness exalteth a nation: out widow. Dan is a reproach to any people.

26 The thoughts of the wicked are an 35 The king's favour is toward a wise abomination to the LORD ; but the words of zervant: but his wrath is against liim that the pure are pleasant words. causeth shame.

21 He thai is greedy of gain troubleth his CHAP. XV.

own house : bul be that hateth gisis shall lire A

SOFT answer uurneth away wrath: but 23 The heart of the righteous studieth to grievous words stir up anger.

answer: but the mouth of the wicked pour 2 The tongue of the ivise useth know. eth cut evil things. ledge ariglit: but the mouth of tools


29 The Lord is far from the wicked : bat eth out foolishness.

She lieareth the prayer of the righteous. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every plac 30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart, beholding the evil and the good.

und a good report maketh the bones fat. 4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life ut 31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life perverseness therein is a !vreach in the spirit. abideth among the wise.

5 A fool despiseth his father's instruciion: 32 He that reluseth instruction despiseth but lie that regardeth reproof is prudent. his own soul : but lie that beareth reproof

6 In the house of the rignteous is much getteth understanding: treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked 33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction is trouble.

of wisdom; and before lionour is liumility. 7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge:

CHAP. XVI. but the heart of the foolist doeth net so. & The sacrifice of the wichedis an abonni- THE preparations of the lieart in man,

and the answer of the tongue, is from nation to the Lord: but the prayer of the the Lord. upright is his delig lit.

2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own 9 The way of the wicked is an abomina- eyes : but the Lord) weighield the spirils. tion unto the Lord: but lie loveth him that 3 Commit lliy works unto the LORD, and followeth after rigliteousness.

tly thoughts shall be establislied. 10 Correction is grievous unto him that 4 The Lord hath made all things for him orsaketh the way; and he that liateth re- self: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil proof shall die.

5 Every one that is prond in heart is an 11 Hell and destruction are before the abomination to the LORD: though hand join LOKI); how much more then the hearts of in hand, he shall not be unpunished. the children of men ?

6 By merey and truth wiquity is purged; 12 Ascorner loveth not one that reproveth and by the fear of the Lord men depart from binn; neither will be go into the wise. evil.

13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful counte- 7 When a man's ways please the LORD, nance: but hy sorrow of the heart the spirit he maketh even bis enemies to be at peace is broken.

with him. 14 The heart of him that hath understand- 8 Better is a little with righteousness, than ing seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of gicat revenues without rig lit. fools feedeth on foolishness.

9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but this 15 All the days ofilie afflicted are evil: but he LORD diiecteth leis steps. that is of a merry lieart hulh a continual feast. 10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king

16 Beiter is liitle with the fear of the Lord, his mouti transgresseth not in judgment. than great treasure, and trouble therewith. IL A just weight and balance are the Lord's:

17 Belter is a dinner of herbs where love all the weights of the bag are his work. is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. 12 It is an abomination to kings !o com

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