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29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the

wind; And the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life;

And he that winneth souls is wise. 31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in

the earth;
Yea also shall the wicked and the sinner.

CHAPTER XII.

1 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge ;

But he that hateth reproof is brutish. 2 A good man obtaineth favour from Jehovah ;'

But a man of wicked devices will he condemn : 3 A man shall not be established by wickedness;

But the root of the righteous shall not be moved. 4 A virtuous wife is a crown to her husband; But she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness to

his bones. 5 The thoughts of the righteous are just; !

But the counsels of the wicked are deceit: 6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood,

But the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not;
• But the house of the righteous shall stand.
8 A man shall be commended according to his

wisdom;
But the perverse of heart shall be despised.

9 Better is he that is despised, and is servant to

himself, Than he that honoureth himself, and is destitute

of bread. 10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast;

But the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. 11 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with

bread; But he that followeth vanity is void of under

standing.

12 The wicked desire the net of the evil;

But the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

13 In the transgression of the lips is an evil snare;

But the righteous shall escape from trouble.

14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of

his mouth; And the recompense of a man's hands shall be

rendered unto him.

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes;

But the wise man hearkeneth unto counsel.

16 A fool's wrath is instantly known;

But a prudent man covereth shame.

17 A righteous witness speaketh truth ;

But a false witness deceit.

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18 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a

sword; But the tongue of the wise is a healing medicine. 19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever;

But a lying tongue is only for a moment.
20 Deceit is in the heart of them that devise evil;

But to the counsellors of peace is joy.
21 There shall no evil happen to the righteous;

. But the wicked shall be filled with affliction.
22 Lying lips are an abomination to Jehovah ; .

But men of veracity are his delight.
23 A prudent man concealeth knowledge;

But the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness. 24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule ;

But the slothful shall be under tribute.
25 Trouble in the heart of man maketh it stoop;

But a kind word maketh it glad.
26 The righteous explore their pastures;

But the way of the wicked seduceth them.
27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took

in hunting;

But diligence is the most precious wealth. 11 28 In the way of righteousness is life ;

And in the pathway thereof there is no death.

CHAPTER XIII.

1 A WISE son heareth his father's instruction;

But a scorner heareth not rebuke. 2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth;

But the soul of transgressors shall eat violence.

3 He that keepeth his mouth guardeth his life;
But he that is rash with his lips shall have de-

struction,
4 The sluggard desireth, and hath nothing;

But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. : 5 A righteous man hateth a false word; But a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to

shame. 6 Righteousness keepeth the 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 protection of a man's life are his riches;

But do not the poor hear rebuke?
9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth ;

But the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

Į 10 Ignorance joined with pride produces, contention;

But with those that deliberate there is wisdom.

11 Wealth through vanity is diminished;

But he that gathereth cautiously 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 punished; But he that feareth the commandment shall be

rewarded.

14 The doctrine of the wise is a fountain of life,

To avoid the shares of death. 15 Good understanding procureth favour;,

But the way of transgressors is rough. 16 Every prudent man acts with knowledge;

But a fool spreadeth abroad his folly.. 17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief;

But a faithful ambassador is a healing medicine. 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;

Therefore it is abomination to fools to depart

from evil. 20 He that walketh with the wise will be wise ;

But a companion of fools shall be destroyed. 21 Evil pursueth sinners;

But to the righteous good shall be repayed. 22 A good man maketh his posterity his heirs ; But the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the

righteous. 23 Much food is produced by the tillage of rulers ; 1 But it happeneth that it is destroyed for want of

judgment. 24 He that spareth the rod hateth his son;

But he that loveth him chastiseth him betimes. 25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul;

But the belly of the wicked shall want.

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