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b ch. xii. 14.
* Heb. sin.
d Job xviii.
ech. x. 2. &
A.C. 984. 2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but
the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.
3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing : but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
5 A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is
loathsome, and cometh to shame. c chị xi. 3,5,6. 6 ° Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way:
but wickedness overthroweth * the sinner.
7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing : there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches : but the poor heareth not rebuke.
9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth : d but the + lamp 5,6. & xxi, 17. of the wicked shall be put out. tor, candle.
10 Only by pride cometh contention : but with the well advised is wisdom.
11 e Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth † by labour shall increase.
12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick : but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed : but he Or, shall be that feareth the commandment & shall be rewarded. in peace; 14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart
from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding giveth favour : but the way of transgressors is hard.
16 & Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a 1 Heb. spread. fool || layeth open
his folly. 17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but * a faithambassador of ful ambassador is health. faithfulness.
18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction : but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul : but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a + Hleb, shall companion of fools + shall be destroyed.
21 Evil pursueth sinners : but to the righteous good shall be repayed.
22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's h Job xxvii. children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid for the
fch. xiv. 27.
g ch. xii. 23. & XV. 2.
ich. xii. 11.
23 i Much food is in the tillage of the poor : but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
24 * He that spareth his rod hateth his son : but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
kch. xxiii. 13.
25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but A.C. 984. the belly of the wicked shall want.
1 Ps. xxxiv.
m Job xii. 4.
& xxiii. i. ch.
och. viii. 9.
terness of his
PROVERBS XIV. 1 Every wise woman buildeth her house : but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: • but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride : but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
Ś ? A faithful witness will not lie : but a false witness will n Ex. xx. 16. utter lies.
6 A scorer seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but
perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way : but the folly of fools is deceit.
9 p Fools make a mock at sin : but among the righteous p ch.x. 23. there is favour.
10 The heart knoweth * his own bitterness; and a stranger Heb. the bildoth not intermeddle with his joy.
11 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
12 • There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but gch. xvi. 25. the end thereof ways
of death. 13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
14 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
15 The simple believeth every word : but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
16 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
18 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge. 19 The evil bow before the good ; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20 ' The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but rch. xix. 7. + the rich hath many friends.
2. He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth : $but he that of the crime hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
+ Heb. many
are the lowers
$ Ps. exii, 9.
t ver. 5.
uch, xiii. 14.
A.C. 984. 22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth
shall be to them that devise good.
23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
24 The crown of the wise is their riches : but the foolishness of fools is folly.
25 * A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
28 In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding : Heb short but he that is * hasty of spirit exalteth folly. of spirit
30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
31 * He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: Matt . xxv. 40, but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
32 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness : but the righteous hath hope in his death.
33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
34 Righteousness exalteth a nation : but sin is a reproach Heb. to na. + to any people.
35 The king's favour is toward a wise servant : but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
x ch. xvii. 5.
z ver. 28. ch.
1 Heb. helch. eth, or, but Weih. a Job xxxiv. 21 ch. v. 21. Jer. xvi. 17. & xxxii. 19. Heb. iv. 13. Heb. The
ych, xxv. 15.
1 A y soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
2 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but tö. 23. & xiii
. the mouth of fools & poureth out foolishness.
3 a The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
4 SA wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction : but he that healing of the
regardeth reproof is prudent.
6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure : but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
tongue. bch. xl.
c ch. xxi. 27.
3. Jer. vi. 20.
Amos v. 22.
16. ch. xvi. 8. 1 Tim. vi. 6.
& xxix. 22.
8 • The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the A. C. 984.
way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Is. i. 11. & Ivi. Lord: but he loveth him that followeth after righte- & vii
. 22. 10 * Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the Or, in way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
in Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how a Job xxvi. 6. much more then the hearts of the children of men?
12 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him : neither will he go unto the wise.
13 - A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but e ch. xvii. 22. by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh
15 All the days of the afflicted are evil : but he that is of
16' Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great Pe xxxvii. treasure and trouble therewith.
17 8 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a 8 ch. xvii. 1. stalled ox and hatred therewith.
18 • A wrathful man stirreth up strife : but he that is h ch. xxvi. 21. slow to anger appeaseth strife.
19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns:
21 * Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom : but kch. x. 23.
23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth : and a word spoken g in due season, how good is it!
of life is above to the wise, that he may m Phil. iii. 20. depart from hell beneath.
25 The Lord will destroy the house of the proud : but n ch. xii. 7. & he will establish the border of the widow.
26 • The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to och. vi. 16, 18. the Lord: but the words of the pure are || pleasant words. Hele deur die
27. He that is greedy of gain troubleth" his own house ; nesi. but he that hateth gifts shall live. 28 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer : but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things. 29 The Lord is far from the wicked: but ? he heareth p Ps. xxxiv. the prayer of the righteous.
30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good Teport maketh the bones fat.
+ Heb. Is raised up as a
1 Heb. void of heart.
Heb. in his
Col. iii. 1, 2.
* Or, correction.
eth an heart.
s ver. 9. ch. xix. 21. & XX.
tch. xxi. 2.
u Ps. xxxvii. 5. & lv. 22.
Luke xii. 22.
A.C.984. 31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among
32 He that refuseth * instruction despiseth his own soul: tor, abrycth. but he that + heareth reproof #getteth understanding.
33 The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom ; rch.xvii. 12. and before honour is humility.
PROVERBS XVI. 1 The s & preparations of the heart in man, and the answer 24. Jer, x. 2. of the tongue, is from the Lord. Or, dispos.
2 * All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; ings.
but the LORD weigheth the spirits.
3 4 || Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts Matt. vi. 25. shall be established.
4 The Lord hath made all things for himself: * yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
5 y Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to Heh. held the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be *
6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.
7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.
8 - Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
9 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD .directeth his steps.
10 + A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
11 A just weight and balance are the Lord's : all the Heb, all the weights of the bag are his work.
12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness : for the throne is established by righteousness.
13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
14 «The wrath of the king is as messengers of death : but a wise man will pacify it.
15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and d his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain,
16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold? and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver ?
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
18 * Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall,
19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
z Ps. xxxvii. 16. ch. xv. 16.
a ver. 1.
+ Heb. Divination.
blev. xix. 36. ch, xi..
c ch. xix. 12. & XX, 2.
dch. xix. 12.
ech. viii. 11,
fch. xi. 2. & xvii, 12.