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tch. xxvii. 13.

uch. ix. 17.
* Heb. bread

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y ch. xi. 13

his lips.

z Exod. xxi. 17. Lev. xx. 9.

* Or, candle,

a Deut. xxxii, 35, ch. xvii. 13. & xxiv. 29. Rom. xii. 17, 19. 1 Thess. V.

b ver. 10.
& Heb. ba.

c Ps. xxxvü.
23. ch. xvi. 9.
Jer. x. 23

A.C. 984. 15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips

of knowledge are a precious jewel.

16 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

17 -* Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards af lying, or, his mouth shall be filled with gravel. fatshood.

18 * Every purpose is established by counsel : and with good advice make war.

19 y He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth se+ Or, enticeth. crets: therefore meddle not with him that + flattereth with

20*: Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his † lamp Matt. xv. 1. shall be put out in obscure darkness.

21 An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

22 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; 35. 1 Pet. ii. and I a false balance is not good.

24 - Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then lances of de understand his own way?

25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.

26 - A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth

the wheel over them. 11 Or, lamp.

27 The spirit of man is the || candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

28 • Meroy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

29 The glory of young men is their strength : and the beauty

of old men is the grey head.

30 The blueness of a wound * cleanseth away evil: so do crime against stripes the inward parts of the belly.

1 The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the
rivers of water : he turneth it whithersoever he will.

2 & Every way of a man is right in his own eyes : but the
Lord pondereth the hearts.

3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the is . 1. 11. Hos. Lord than sacrifice.

4 + An high look, and a proud heart, and I the plowing Heb. Haegha of the wicked, is sin.

5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousof the wicked. ness; but of every one that is hasty only to want,

6 * The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity xiji. 11.

tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

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d Ps. ci. 5. &c. ver. 8.

ePs, ci. 1. ch. xxix. 14.

fch. xvi. 31.

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gch. xvi. 2.

hl Sam. XV. 22. ch. xy. 8.

vi. 6. Mic. vi. 7,8

tiness of eyes. 1 Or, the light

k ch. x. 2 &


* Heb. saw


with them.


7 The robbery of the wicked shall * destroy them; be- A.C. 984." cause they refuse to do judgment.

8 The way of man is froward and strange : but as for the them, or, dwell pure, his work is right.

9. It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than 1 ch. xix. 13. with a + brawling woman in [a wide house.

10 The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour S findeth no favour in his eyes.

11 • When the scorner is punished, the simple is made house of sowise : and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth know-m

James iv. 5, ledge

12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the
wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wicked-

& XXV. 24. &
xxvii. 15.
+ Heb. a wo-
man of con-
1 Heb. an

Heb. is not favoured.

ch. xix. 25.

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30, &c.

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* Heb. in the land of the dea sert.


13 • Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

14 p A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the p ch. xvii. 8, bosoma strong wrath.

15 It is joy to the just to do judgment : but destruction
shall be to the workers of iniquity.
16 The man that wandereth out of the


of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

17 He that loveth || pleasure shall be a poor man : he that || Or, sport. loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

18 9 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and q ch. xi. 8. the transgressor for the upright.

19. li is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a ver.
contentious and an angry woman.
20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling
of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.

21 He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth
life, righteousness, and honour.
22 "A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth Eccles

. ix.
down the strength of the confidence thereof.
23 ' Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth tch, xii. 13. &
24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth

25 • The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands 26 He coveteth greedily all the day long : but the * righ- « P« cxii. 9. terus giveth and spareth not. 29 i The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination : how Pro 12. ch. much more, when he bringeth it I with a wicked mind? 28.15 A false witness shall perish : but the man that

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his soul from troubles.

xviii. 21.

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A.C. 984.

* Or, considereth. a Jer. ix. 23.

29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the up-
right, he * directeth his

30 * There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel
against the Lord.

31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but
t safety is of the Lord.

b Ps. xxxiii. 17. cPs. iii. . Or, victory.



d Eccles, vii. 1.

is beter than, &c.

fch. xxvii. 12.

g Ps. cxii. 3.

Or, The re

lity, &c.

1. Or, Cate.


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? A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, 1 Or, favour and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

2 • The rich and poor meet together : the LORD is the é ch. xxix. 13. maker of them all.

3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

48 g By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches; ward of humi. honour, and life.

5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward : hé that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

6 || Train up a child * in the way he should go : and when Heb. in his he is old, he will not depart from it.

7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is ser+ Heb. to the vant + to the lender.

8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: # and the rod of his anger shall fail.

9 iş He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he anger he shall giveth of his bread to the poor.

10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, Heb. Good strife and reproach shall cease.

11 * He that loveth pureness of heart, ll for the grace of je nascent hlasith his lips the king shall be his friend.

12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he *Or, the mat. overthroweth * the words of the transgressor.

13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

14 m The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the xxiii. 13, 14. & rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase bis riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

man that
h Job iv. 8.
Hos. x. 13.
1 Or, and with
the rod of his

be consuined. i 2 Cor. ix. 6.

of k Ps. ci. 6.


Ich: xxvi. 13.

m ch. ii. 16. &
v. 3. & vii. 5.
& xxiii. 27.
nch. xiii, 24.
& xix. 18. &

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provertis, and exhorts in a more connected manner.


+ Or, trust
thou also.

1 Or, to those

17 Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, A.C. 981.
and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them * within Heb. in thy

thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.

19 That thy trust may be in the Lord, I have made known to thee this day, Feven to thee.

20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge.

21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth ( to them that send unto thee?

22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor : P neither op- ''Jemi.
pross the afflicted in the gate :

16, 21.
23 • For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the q ch. xxii. II.
soul of those that spoiled them.

24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a
furious man thou shalt not go :
25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

26 Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them rch. vi. 1. &
that are sureties for debts.

27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away
thy bed from under thee?

28 · Remove not the ancient S landmark, which thy fa- . Deut. xix,
29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business ? he shall 1 Or, bund.
stand before kings; he shall not stand before I mean men.

p Zech. vii. 10


xi. 15.

thers have set.

14. & xxvii, 17
ch. xxiii. lo.

11 Heb. obscure


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I When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently
what is before thee :
- 2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given
3 Be

' not desirous of his dainties : for they are deceitful
4' Labour not to be rich : cease from thine own wisdom. ¢ 1 Tim. vi 9.
.5 * Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not ? for Heb. Nie
riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an
cagle toward heaven.
6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil

neither desire thou his dainty meats :

** Part ii comprises chap. xxii. ver. 17. to the end of chap. xxiv. The tutor is suposed to instruct his pupil as if he were present. He drops the style of

thon cause

thine eyes to fly upur.

u Deut. xix.

* Or, bound. x Job xxxi.


& xix. 18. & xxii. 15.

will rejoice.

z Ps. xxxvii. 1. & lxxiii. 3.

xxiv. I.
a ch. xxiv. 14.

A.C. 981. . 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink,

saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.
8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit

up, and lose thy sweet words.

9 Speak not in the ears of a fool : for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

10 Remove not the old * landmark ; and enter not into ch. XX. *. the fields of the fatherless :

11 * For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their 21. ch. xxii. cause with thee.

12 Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to

the words of knowledge. ych. xli. 21. 13 » Withhold not correction from the child : for if thou

beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

15 My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, + Or, even? + even mine.

16 Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.

17 · Let not thine heart envy sinners : but be thou in the ch. ill. 31. & fear of the LORD all the day long.

18 * For surely there is an end; and thine expectation * Or, reward. shall not be cut off.

19 Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart

20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters Heb. of their Ş of flesh :

21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe

a man with rags. 22 • Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

23 Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

24 d The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.

25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.

27 e For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

28 'She also lieth in wait | as for a prey, and increaseth Or, as a rob- the transgressors among men. 8 Is. v. 11, 22

29 8 Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions ? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

in the way.

b Rom. xiii. 13. Eph. v. 18.

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c ch... 8.

d ch, x l. & xv. 20.

ech, xxii, 14.

fch. vii. 12.

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