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3 Jehovah will not suffer the righteous to famish;

But he casteth off the iniquity of the wicked.

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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 he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that

causeth shame.
6 Blessings are upon the head of the righteous ;

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

understanding.

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.

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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

iniquity.

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

joiceth;
But at the destruction of the wicked it exults.

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

matter.

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

selleth it.

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.

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