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3 Jehovah will not suffer the righteous to famish;
But he casteth off the iniquity of the wicked.
4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand;
But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son;
But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
7 The memory of the righteous is blessed;
But the name of the wicked shall rot.
8 The wise of heart will admit precepts;
But a prating fool shall fall.
9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely;
But he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow;
But a prating fool shall fall. 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain 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 the intelligent wisdom is found; But a rod is for the back of him that is void of
14 The wise treasure up knowledge ;
But destruction is near the mouth of the foolish.
15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city;
But the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life ;
But the produce of the wicked to destruction.
17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction;
But he that refuseth reproof erreth.
18 He that concealeth hatred hath lying lips; . And he that uttereth slander is a fool.
19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin ; ,
But he that refraineth his lips acts wisely. 20 The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver;
But the heart of the wicked is of little worth. 21 The lips of the righteous instruct many;
But fools die through the want of understanding. 22 The blessing of Jehovah ! it maketh rich ;
And he addeth not sorrow with it. 23 As it is a pleasure to a fool to do mischief;
So is wisdom a pleasure to a man of understanding. 24 The fear of the wicked! it shall come upon him;
But the desire of the righteous shall be granted. 25 When the tempest beats, the wicked are no more;
But the righteous have an everlasting foundation. 26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes;
So is a sluggard to them that send him. 27 The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; · But the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
28 The hope of the righteous is joyful; }
But the expectation of the wicked shall perish. 29 The way of Jehovah is strength to the upright; · But destruction to the workers of iniquity. 30 The righteous shall never be removed;
But the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. 31 The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom;
But the perverse tongue shall be cut out. 32 The lips of the righteous love what is acceptable;
But the mouth of the wicked loveth perverseness.
CHAPTER XI. 1 A PALSe balance is an abomination to Jehovah ;
But a just weight is his delight. 2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame;
But with the humble is wisdom. 3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them; But the perverseness of transgressors shall de
stroy them. 4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath;
But righteousness delivereth from death. 5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his
way; But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. 6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver
them; But transgressors shall be taken by their own
7 When a wicked man dieth his hope perisheth;
And the expectation of the unjust perisheth. 8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble ;
And the wicked cometh in his stead. 9 With his mouth the hypocrite destroyeth his
neighbour; But through knowledge shall the just be delivered. 10 At the prosperity of the righteous the city re
11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted ;
But by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.
12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neigh
bour; But a man of understanding keepeth silence. 13 A talebearer walketh about revealing secrets ; But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a
14 Where no counsel is the people fall;
But in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. 15 A man shall suffer when he is surety for a
stranger; But he that hateth suretiship is sure. 16 A benevolent woman obtaineth honour,
As the mighty obtain riches.
17. The merciful man doth good to his own soul;
But he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
18 The wicked toil for a deceitful recompense; .
But he that soweth righteousness has a sure . reward.
19 Certainly righteousness tendeth to life ; But he that pursueth veil, pursueth it to his own
death. 20 The perverse of heart are an abomination to
Jehovah; But the upright in their way are his delight. A 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 right,
but yet it tendeth to poverty; 25 The liberal soul shall be made fat;
And he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
26 He that withholdeth corn the people will curse
him; But blessing shall be upon the head of him that
27 He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favour;
But he that searcheth evil, it shall come unto him. 28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall ;
But the righteous shall flourish as a branch.