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9 8 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer 109.7 fhall be abomination.

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Chap. 26.27.


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Chap. 11.




h Whofo causeth the righteous to go aftray in an evil way, he fhall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright fhall have good things in poffeflion.

11 The rich man is wife † in his own conceit: but the poor that hath understanding fearcheth him out.

i Ver. 28. 12 When righteous men do re10. & 29. joice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rife, a man is || hidden. k He that covereth his fins, Jought for. fhall not profper: but whofo confef32.3, 5. feth and forfaketh them, fhall have




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22 When the righteous are in 1.10& authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.


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5 A man that flattereth his neighbour, fpreadeth a net for his feet.

6 In the tranfgreffion of an evil man there is a fnare but the righteous doth fing and rejoice.


4 The righteous confidereth the caufe of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

8 e Scornful men || bring a city into a fare: but wife men turn away wrath.

9 If a wife man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no reft.

10 t The blood-thirfty hate the upright but the juft feek his foul.

If A fool uttereth all his mind: Chap. 12. but a wife man keepeth it in till af10.814. terwards.


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12 If a ruler hearken to lies, all his fervants are wicked.

13 The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lightneth both their eyes.

14 The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne thall be eitablished for ever.


15 The rod and reproof give wifdom: but ka child left tobimfelf, bringeth his mother to fhame.

16 When the wicked are multi1 Pa. 17. plied, tranfgreffion increafeth: 1 but the righteous thall fee their fall.

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17 Correct thy fon, and he fhall 132.& give thee reft: yea, he thall give de22.15. light unto thy foul.

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Agurs confeffion and prayer.

hateth his own foul: he heareth Before curfing, and bewrayeth it not.


25 The fear of man bringeth a cir. 700. fnare: but whofo putteth his trust in the LORD, fhall be fafe.

+ Heb. shall be fet ?s See Pfal.

26 $ Many feek the rulers favour, on big but every mans judgment cometh 20.9. from the LORD.

Chap. 19.



27 An unjuft man is an abomina-fe of tion to the juft: and he that is up- a ruler. right in the way, is abomination to the wicked.

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i Left I be full, and + deny thee, and fay, Who is the LORD? or left I ut. 3. be poor, and teal, and take the name of my God in vain.

10 † Accufe not a fervant unto his master, left he curfe thee, and thou be found guilty.

11 There is a generation that curfeth their father, and doth not blefs their mother. 12 There

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30 A lion which is strongest a- Before mong beafts, and turneth not away Chrift for any,


31 Agrey-hound, an he-goat Dr,

13 There is a generation, O how Chlofty are their eyes! and their eye-allo, and a king, against whom there lids are lifted up. is no rifing up.

I Jo's 29. 17.

Pl. 52. 2:57. Chap. 12.




14.4. Amos 8.

Heb. "Wealth.

n Chap. 27.20.

32 If thou haft done foolishly in

141 There is a generation, whofe teeth are as fwords, and their jaw-lifting up thyfelf, or if thou haft teeth as knives, m to devour the poor thought evil, lay thine hand upon from off the earth, and the needy thy mouth. from among men.

15 The horfeleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never fatisfied, yea, four things lay not, † It is enough:

16 The grave, and the barren Hab, 2. 5. womb, the earth that is not filled with water, and the fire that faith not, It is enough.

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• The eye that mocketh at his hap. 23. father, and defpifeth to obey his mo


33 Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nofe bringeth forth blood: fo the forcing of wrath bringeth forth ftrife.

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18 There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not:

19 The way of an eagle in the air, the way of a ferpent upon a rock, the way of a fhip in the midst of the fea, and the way of a man with a maid.

20 Such is the way of an adulterous woman; the eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and faith, I have done no wickedness.

21 For three things the earth is difquieted, and for four which it cannot bear :

22 P For a fervant when he reigneth, and a fool when he is filled with meat,

23 For an odious woman when she is married, and an handinaid that is heir to her mistress.

24 There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are texceeding wife;

25 The ants are a people not ftrong, yet they prepare their meat in the fummer;

26 The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;

27 The locufts have no king, yet go they forth all of them † by bands;

28 The fpider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings palaces.

29 There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going:

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3 Give not thy ftrength unto Chan women, nor thy ways to that which 17-17deftroyeth kings.

4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, nor for princes strong drink:

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5 Left they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of th any of the afflicted.

6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perith, and wine to thefe that bef of heavy hearts.

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10 Who can find a virtuous C woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband doth fafely truft in her, fo that he fhall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13 She feeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchants fhips, fhe bringeth her food from afar.

15 She rifeth alfo while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her hour


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17 She girdeth her loins with ftrength,and strengtheneth her arms. 18+ She perceiveth that her merchandife is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19 She layeth her hands to the fpindle, and her hands hold the diftaff.

20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, fhe reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the fnow for her houthold: for all her houfhold are clothed with || fcarlet.

22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry, her clothing is filk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he fitteth among the elders of the land.

Vanity of pleasure. 24 She maketh fine linen, and fell- Before eth it, and delivereth girdles unto Christ the merchant.

25 Strength and honour are her clothing, and the thall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wildom, and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her houthold, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arife up, and call her bleffed; her husband alfo, and he praileth her :

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29 Many daughters || have done or virtuously, but thou excelleft them all. 30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain but a woman that feareth the LORD, fhe fhall be praifed.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.


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f Joh 35. 10.

5, 9.

4 One generation paffeth away,


98 The thing that hath been, its Chap is that which thall be; and that which is done, is that which shall be done and there is no new thing under the fun.

10 Is there any thing whereof it may be faid, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

11 There is no remembrance of former things; neither thall there be any remembrance of things that are to come, with thofe that fhall come after.

12 h I the preacher was king over Ifrael in Jerufalem.

13 And I gave my heart to feek and fearch out by wildom, concern

and another generation cometh : ebuting all things that are done under the earth abideth for ever.

The fun alfo arifeth, and the fun goeth down, and † hafteth to his place where he arofe.

6 The wind goeth toward the fouth, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.

7f All the rivers run into the fea, Pal 104 yet the fea is not full: unto the place from whence the rivers come,thither they return again.

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8 All things are full of labour, man cannot utter it: the eye is not fatisfied with feeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.

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heaven: this fore travel hath God 3.19. given to the fons of man, to be exercifed therewith.

14 I have feen all the works that are done under the fun, and behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

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15k That which is crooked cannot Chap. 7. be made ftrait and † that which te deft. is wanting, cannot be numbered.

3. 12, 13.

16 I communed with mine own heart, faying, Lo, I am come to great eftate, and have gotten more wif-Kings dom than all they that have been be- & +39fore me in Jerufalem: yea, my heart 23. t had great experience of wildom + Heb. and knowledge.

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2 a I faid of laughter, It is mad : Chap. 7.6. and of mirth, What doeth it? b I fought in mine heart to give myfelf unto wine (yet acquaintb with ing mine heart with wildom) and to lay hold on folly, till I might fee what was that good for the fons of men, which they fhould do under the heaven, all the days of their


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4 I made me great works, I builded me houses, I planted me vineyards.

5 I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits.

6 I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees.

7 I got me fervants and maidens, and had fervants born in my houfe; alfo I had great poffeffions of great and fmall cattle, above all that were in Jerufalem before me.

8 I gathered me alfo filver and 10.10. 14, gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men-fingers and women-fingers, and the delights of the fons of men, as +musical inftruments, and that of all forts.

Heb. mufical inArionent and inAruments. d Chap. I. 16.

9 So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerufalem; alfo my wildom remained with me.

to And whatfoever mine eyes defired, I kept not from them, I withheld not my heart from any joy: for my heart rejoiced in all my labour, Chap. 3. and this was my portion of all my 8.& labour.

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11 Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to


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12 And I turned myself to behold 13,4 wisdom, 8 and madness, and folly: g Chap 1. for what can the man do, that com- 25. eth after the king? even that which 10, in hath been already done.

13 Then I faw that wildom excelleth folly, as far as light excelletha darknes.

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17 Therefore I hated life, becaufe the work that is wrought under the fun, is grievous unto me for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.

18 Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the fun : becaule I fhould leave it unto the man that fhail be after me.

19 And who knoweth whether he fhall be a wife man or a tool? yet fhall he have rule over all my labour wherein I have laboured, and wherein I have fhewed myself wife under the fun. This is alló vanity.

20 Therefore I went about to cause my heart to defpair of all the labour which I took under the fun.

21 For there is a man whofe labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity: yet to a man that hath not laboured therein, fhall he + leave it for his portion. This alio is vanity, and a great evil.

22 For what hath man of all his ! labour, and of the vexation of his heart wherein he hath laboured under the fun?

23 For all his days are forrows, and his travel grief; yea, his heart taketh not reft in the night. This is alfo vanity.

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