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5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I A.C. 984. bave mingled.

Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame : and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

8' Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee : rebuke a wise f Matt, vii. 6. man, and he will love thee.

9 Gire instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

10 : The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom : Job xxviii. and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

11. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the h ch. x. 27. years of thy life shall be increased.

12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

137 A foolish woman is clamorous : she is simple, and i ch. vii. 11. knoweth nothing.

14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in
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ways :
16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither : and as for
him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

17 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread * eaten in secret is * Heb. of sepleasant

18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that
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Frown this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues,

and their contrary vices.
1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad ich. xv. 20.
father : but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

2 " Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righte- k ch. xi. 4. ousness delivereth from death.

3 'The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous ! Ps. Xxxvii.
to famish : but he casteth away #the substance of the for, the wick-

4. He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand :
* but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

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mch, xii. 24.


The second part of this book contains what may, with more strictness, be
caled Proverbs: that is, unconnected sentences, neat, and simple, adapted to
the instruction of youth. This part extends from chap. x. to chap. xxii. end of

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o Ps. cxji. 6.

of lips. + Or, shall be beaten.


ch, vi. 13.

. r ch. xiii. 14.

s! Cor. xiii. 4. 1 Pet. iv.8.

A.C.984. 5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that

sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but "violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

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

8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but * Heb. a fool *a prating fool + shall fall.

9* p He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that PPs. xxiii. 4. perverteth his ways shall be known. 10 4 He that winketh with the


causeth sorrow: but OT, shall be a prating fool # shall fall.

11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

12 Hatred stirreth up strifes : but • love covereth all sins.

13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom

is found : but a rod is for the back of him that is void of Heb. heart. S understanding.

14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the

foolish is near destruction. tch. xviii. II. 15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city : the de

struction of the poor is their poverty.

16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but || Or, causeth he that refuseth reproof || erreth.

18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver : the heart of the wicked is little worth.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want * of wisdom.

22 The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

23 u It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

27 "The fear of the LORD + prolongeth days : but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

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uch. xiv. 9.

v ch. ix. I. + Heb, addeth.

x Job viii. 13.

cxii. 10.

28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the A.C. 98!. *expectation of the wicked shall perish.

9 The way of the Lord is strength to the upright : but & xi. 20. Ps. destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

30 : The righteous shall never be removed: but the y Ps. xxxvii. wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom : but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable : but the mouth of the wicked speaketh * frowardness.

22, 29. & cxxy. 1.

* Heb. fro. wardnesses.

36. Deut. xxv.
131 ch.
xvi. II. & XX.

+ Heb. ha. lances of de

1 Heb. a por fect stone ach. xv. 33. &

xviii. 1:2.
b ch. xiii, 6.

Zer h. i. 18.

Heb. rectify.

PROVERBS XI. 1 A : + false balance is abomination to the LORD: but ? Lev. xix. 35, ta just weight is his delight.

2. When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with 10, 23. the lowly is wisdom.

3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the site perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

4 • Riches profit not in the day of wrath : but righteous- xvi. 18.8 ness delivereth from death.

5 The righteousness of the perfect shall & direct his way : Ecck1.19 but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them : but ' transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness, d ch. v. 22.

7 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

& * The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the ech. xxi, 18. wicked cometh in his stead.

9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neigh- f Job viii. 13. bour

: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. 10 When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth : and when the wicked perisheth, there is shouting.

!! By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted : but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

12 He that is I void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour : || Heb, desti but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

13 A * talebearer revealeth secrets : but he that is of a + Heb. He faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

14 : Where no council is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

15 He that is surety for a stranger + shall smart for it : Hch. shall be and he that hateth | suretiship is sure.

woman retaineth honour: and strong men hands. 17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul : but be that is cruc troubleth his own flesh.

tute of heart.

that walketh, being a tale bearer. 81 Kings xii

1, &c.

sore broken.

Heb. those that strike

16 A gracious retain riches.

* Heb. de. parteth from.

soul of blessing.

A.C. 984. 18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work : but to him that

soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

19 As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

20 They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which * is without discretion.

23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth ; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth

to poverty. h 2 Cor. ix. 6,

25+ The liberal soul shall be made fat; and he that Heb. The watereth shall be watered also himself.

26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour : i Ps. vii, 15, ibut he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall : but the KP.1.3.& righteous shall flourish as a branch.

29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind : and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that 1 Heb. taketh: I winneth souls is wise.

31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth : much more the wicked and the sinner.

PROVERBS XII. 1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

2 A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

3 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the m root of the righteous shall not be moved.

4 * A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband : but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the coun

sels of the wicked are deceit. och. i. 11, 18.

6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood : but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

7 p The wicked are overthrown, and are not : but the house of the righteous shall stand.

16. & ix. 15, 16. & x. 2. &

lii. 8. & xcii. 12, &c. Jer. xvii. 8.

11 Pet. iv. 17, 18.

mch. X. 25. n I Cor. xi. 7.

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8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: A. C. 981. but he that is * of a perverse heart shall be despised.

9 He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than verse of heart. be that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the +tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

Or, bowc's. 11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread : 9 ch. xxviii. but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

12 The wicked desireth I the net of evil men: but the Or, the for. foot of the righteous yieldeth fruit. 13 "The wicked is snared by the transgression of his Heb. The

share of the lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his sion of lips mouth : and the recompence of a man's hands shall be ren-sch. xli. 2. dered unto him.

15 . The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he tch. iii. 7, that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent | Heb. in that man covereth shame.

17 . He that speaketh the truth sheweth forth righte- uch. xiv. 5. ousness : but a false witness deceit.

18 - There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword : Ps, lvii. 4. & but the tongue of the wise is health.

19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever : but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

21 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. 23 : A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart y ch. xiii

. 16. of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the r ch. X. 4. * slothful shall be under tribute.

25 • Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: butach a good word maketh it glad.

26 The righteous is more fexcellent than his neighbour : Or, abun. but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

28 In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathMay thereof there is no death.


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| A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner

licareth not rebuke.

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