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24 ¶ Hearken unto me now there. fore, ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths. 26 For the hath caft down many wounded: yea, many ftrong men have been flain by her.

27 m Her houfe is the way to hell, 5.5.& going down to the chambers of death. CHAP. VIII.

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a Chap. 3.20. & 9.3.

Chip.

22.20.

1 The fame, 6 the evidence, 10 the excellency, 12 the nature, 15 the porver, 18 the riches, 22 and the eternity of wisdom.

Oth wildom cry? and un

Dderstanding put forth her voice?

2 She ftandeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

4 Unto you, O men, I call, and my voice is to the fons of man. 5 O ye fimple, understand 'dom; and ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

excellency, and eternity. 17 I love them that love me, and Before f thofe that leek me early fhall find me. Chrift 18 Riches and honour are with 1000. f Jan. me; yea, durable riches and righte oufnels.

19h My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice filver.

Chap. 3. 16. h Chap. 3.44.

20 I lead in the way of righte-r ouinefs, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

21 That I may cause those that love me, to inherit fubftance; and I will fill their treasures.

22 The LORD poffeffed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

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26 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the || fields, nor | the or, open wif-highett part of the duft of the world.or 27 When he prepared the heavens, part. I was there: when he fet || a compafsace. upon the face of the depth :

6 Hear, for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips fhall be right things.

7 For my mouth fhall fpeak truth, Heb. and wickedness is † an abomination nation of to my lips.

the abom

my lips.

8 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness, there is nothing wreatbed. † froward or perverfe in them.

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9 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

10 Receive my inftruction, and not filver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

11 For wifdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be 119.27. defired, are not to be compared to it. 34, 15.& 12 I wifdom dwell with || prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

Cap. 3.

16. 16. fior, jubtilty.

13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; pride and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth do I hate.

14 Counsel is mine, and found cclef wildom: I am understanding, d I have ftrength.

7.19.

e Dan.

2.21.

Rn. 13. ces decree juftice.

15 By me kings reign, and prin

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5f Come, eat of my bread, and 55.1. drink of the wine which I have mingled.

& Matth. 7.6. Pi3l. 141. I.

# Job 23. 25.

6 Forfake the foolish, and live ; and go in the way of understanding.

7 He that reproveth a corner, getteth to himself fhame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man, getteth himself a blot.

8 Reprove not a fcorner, left he hate thee: rebuke a wife man, and he will love thee.

9 Give inftruction to a wife man, and he will be yet wifer: teach a juft man, and he will increase in learning. 10 The fear of the LORD is the Pal. 111. beginning of wisdom; and the knowChap. 1.7. ledge of the holy is understanding. 11 For by ine thy days fhall be multiplied, and the years of thy life thall be increased.

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Riches attained by diligence.

2 Treasures of wickedness profit Before nothing but righteousness deliver- Chrift eth from death.

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3 d The LORD will not fuffer the 6 foul of the righteous to famifh: but he cafteth away the fubftance of a the wicked.

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4 He becometh poor that dealeth 37.23 with a flack hand : but f the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

for their wicked

e Chap.

5 He that gathereth in fummer, is m a wife fon but he that fleepeth 1224 in harveft, is g a fon that caufeth fhame.

f Chas 13-421.5

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6 Bleffings are upon the head of the just: but h violence covereth the 17.12 mouth of the wicked.

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7 The memory of the juft is Pe bleffed: but the name of the wicked ins shall rot.

8 The wife in heart will receive commandments: k but ta prating foolfhall fall.

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He that walketh uprightly, walketh furely but he that perverteth his ways thall be known.

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11 The mouth of a righteous man i is a well of life: but P violence cover- ba eth the mouth of the wicked.

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12 Hatred firreth up itrifes: but & 14 love covereth ali fins.

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13 In the lips of him that hath un-ca derstanding, wifdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is 13 void of † understanding.

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14 Wife men lay up knowledge: 25.1 buts the mouth of the foolish is near deftruction.

1 Chap 18.7.2

15 The rich mans wealth is his ftrong city: the destruction of the is poor is their poverty.

16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life; the fruit of the wick

16 Whoto is fimple, let him turned to fin. in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, the faith to him,

17 P Stolen waters are weet, and bread teaten in fecret is pleasant.

18 But he knoweth not that s the 2.18.& dead are there; and that her guetts are in the depths of hell.

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17 He is in the way of life that keepeth inftruction: but he that refufeth reproof, || erreth.

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18 He that hideth hatred with t lying lips, and he that uttereth a flander, is a fool.

19 In the multitude of words 5.3there wanteth not fin: but he that refraineth his lips, is wife.

20 The tongue of the juft is as choice filver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of t wildom.

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2Matth. 24, 25. & 10. 15.

a Chap. 9.
11.
+ Heb.
addetr.

b Job 15.

32.& 22. 16.

23.

Pal. 55.
Ecclef. 7.

17.

Job 8. 13. & 11.

26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as fmoke to the eyes, fo is the fluggard to them that fend him.

a

27 The fear of the LORD + prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked thall be shortened.

h Chap.

i Chap.

deftitute of

11 By the bleffing of the upright 29.8. the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. 12 He that is † void of wisdom, + Heb. defpifeth his neighbour: but a man beart." of understanding holdeth his peace. 13 t A tale-bearer revealeth fe- Lev. crets: but he that is of a faithful Chap. 20. fpirit concealeth the matter.

19. 16.

19.

+ Heb.

He that

14! Where no counfel is, the peo- walketk, ple fall: but in the multitude of being a counsellors there is fafety.

15 m He that is furety for a ftrang

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11 Kines 12. 1, &c.

28 The hope of the righteous baller, tall fmart for it: and he that 22.24 be gladnefs: but the expectation of hateth + furetifhip, is fure. the wicked fhall perish.

29 The way of the LORD is ftrength to the upright: but deftruction shall Pfal. 112. be to the workers of iniquity.

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• Chap. 8.

35.

Chap. 10.25.

e I Cor. II. 7.

d Chap. 14. 30.

e Chap. I. II, 18. f Chap. 14. 3.

Pfal. 3736.37.

CHAP. XII.

Hofo loveth inftruction,loveth

W knowledge: but he that hateth

reproof, is brutith.

2 A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

3 A man thall not be established by wickedness: but the b root of the righteous fhall not be moved.

4 c A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband; but the that maketh afhamed, is das rottennefs in his bones.

5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counfels of the wicked are deceit.

6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: f but the mouth of the upright fhall deliver them.

7 % The wicked are overthrown, Chap. 11. and are not: but the house of the righteous fhall stand.

21.

Heb. perverse of beart.

Chap.

23.7.

i Deut. 25.4.

Or. botuels.

k Chap. 28. 19.

Or, the fortress.

Heb. The Inare of the wicked is

8 A man fhall be commended according to his wifdom: but he that is †of a perverfe heart fhall be defpifed.

9 h He that is defpifed and hath a fervant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

10 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beaft: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

11 He that tilleth his land, shall be fatisfied with bread; but he that followeth vain persons, is void of understanding.

12 The wicked defireth || the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldéth fruit.

13 The wicked is fnared by the tranfgreffion of his lips: but the juft in the fhall come out of trouble. tranfgref

from of lips.

18.7.

14 m A man fhall be fatisfied with

1 Chap. good by the fruit of his mouth, and Chap. the recompence of a mans hands fhall be rendered unto him.

33.2

n Chap. 3.7.

o Chap. 29. 11.

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counfel is wife.

16 A fools wrath is † prefently Heb.in known but a prudent man covereth

that day.

p Chap. 14. 5.

fhame.

17 P He that speaketh truth, fheweth

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Before 9 The light of the righteous reChrift joiceth: fbut the lamp of the wickcir. 1000 ed fhall be put out.

r Job 18.

6. & 21.

17.

|| Or, candle.

E Chap. 10.2.& 20.21.

+ Heb.

with the band.

cir. 1000.

A faithful witnefs will not lie; d Exod. but a falle witnefs will utter lies.

5
10 Only by pride cometh conten-
tion but with the well-advited is
wisdom.

11 8 Wealth gotten by vanity, fhall
be diminished: but he that gather-
eth † by labour, thall increafe.

12 Hope deferred maketh the hver. 19. heart fick but when the defire cometh, it is a tree of life.

11 Or, jo all be in peace.

10. 11. &

13 Whofo defpifeth the word, fhall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment, || thall be rewarded.

i Chap. 14 The law of the wife is a foun14. 27. &tain of life, to depart from the fnares 10. 22. of death.

k Chap.
12 23.&
15.2.
+ Heb.

15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of tranfgreflors is hard.

16 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge; but a fool †layeth pradetb. open his folly.

1 Chap. 25.13.

+ Heb.

17 A wicked meffenger falleth into
milchief: butt a faithful ambaila-
dor is health.

an amb af-
18 Poverty and fhame shall be to
fidor of
faithful him that refufeth inftruction: but
siefs.
m he that regardeth reproof, fhall be
15.5.31. honoured.

m Chap.

n Ver. 12.

+ Heb. Shuil be oroken.

o Pial. 32.10.

19 The defire accomplished is fweet to the foul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

20 He that walketh with wise men, fhall be wife but a companion of fools +fhall be destroyed.

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21 Evil purfueth linners: but to the righteous, good thall be repayed.

22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his childrens children: and Job 27. the P wealth of the finner is laid up Chap. 28. for the juft.

17.

3.

cclef. 2.

23.

q Chap.

12. 11.

r Chap. 19. 18. &

23 9 Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is deftroyed for want of judgment.

24 He that fpareth his rod, ha22 15.8 teth his fon: but he that loveth him, 23.13.&chafteneth him betimes.

29.15,17.

s Pfal.

25 The righteous eateth to the 3:10. & fatisfying of his foul: but the belly

37.3.

a Chap. 24.3.

of the wicked thall want.

СНАР. XIV.

Very a wife woman buildeth her

E houfe, but the foolish plucketh

it down with her hands.

2 He that walketh in his uprightbJob 12. nefs, feareth the LORD: b but he that is perverfe in his ways, defpifeth him.

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16k A wife man feareth, and de- & Chap. parteth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

17 He that is foon angry dealeth foolishly and a man of wicked devices is hated.

18 The fimple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

19 The evil bow before the good: and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

20 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich bath many friends.

21 He that defpifeth his neighbour, finneth: m but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

22 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth ball be to them that devite good.

23 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

24 The crown of the wife is their riches: but the toolifhnefs of fools is folly.

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