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He thatgoeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: Therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
Whoso curseth his father or his mother,
His lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning;
But the end thereof shall not be blessed.
Say not thou, I will recompense evil;
But wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.
Divers weights are an abomination unto the Lord;
Man's goings are of the Lord;
How can a man then understand his own way?
It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy,
And after vows to make enquiry.
A wise king scattereth the wicked,
The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord,
Mercy and truth preserve the king:
The glory of young men is their strength:
And the beauty of old men is the grey head.
The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil:
The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the
rivers of water:
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes:
To do justice and judgment
Is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
An high look, and a proud heart,
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness;
But of every one that is hasty only to want.
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue
Is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them;
The way of man is froward and strange:
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop,
The soul of the wicked desireth evil:
His neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.
When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise:
And when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked:
But God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, He also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
A gift in secret pacifieth anger:
And a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
It is joy to the just to do judgment:
But destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding
Shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man:
The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous,
And the transgressor for the upright.
It is better to dwell in the wilderness,
Than with a contentious and an angry woman.
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; But a foolish man spendeth it up.
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy Findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty,
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue
Proud and haughty scorner is his name,
The desire of the slothful killeth him;
He coveteth greedily all the day long:
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination:
A false witness shall perish:
A wicked man hardeneth his face:
But as for the upright, he directeth his way.
There is no wisdom nor understanding
The horse is prepared against the day of battle:
A Good name is rather to be chosen than great riches,
The rich and poor meet together:
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself:
But the simple pass on, and are punished.
By humility and the fear of the Lord
Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward:
Train up a child in the way he should go:
The rich ruleth over the poor,