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In the twilight, in the evening, in the u for wisdom is better than rabia, 2-3 black and dark ni ht:

all the things that may be desired art 10 And, behold, there met liim a woman be compared to it. quith the attire of an harlot, and Tubtile of 12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, si heart.

find out knowledge of witty invention !! (She is loud and stubborn; her feet 13 The fear of the LORD u to take pt. abide not in her house:

pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, an 12 Now is the without, now in the streets, the froward moui, do I hate. and lieth in wait at every corner.)

14 Counsel is mine, and found wideo 13 So the caught him, and kissed liim, and am understanding; I have strength. with an impudent face faid unto him,

15 By me kings reign, and princes den 14 I have peace-offerings with me; this juftice. day have I paid my vows:

16 By me princes rule, and cables, een 5 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, all the judges of the ear h. diligently to seek thy face; and I have found 17 I love them that love me: and the thee.

that seek me early fall find me. 16 I have decked my bed with coverings 18 Riches and honou are with me; 3. of tapetry, with carved works, with fine durable riches and righteousnet. linen of Egypt.

19 My fruit is better than gold, than 17 I have rerfumed my bed with myrrh, fine gold; and my revenue than choice ider: aloes, and cinnamon,

20°1 lead in the way of righteoale, 18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the the midlt of the paths or judement, morning; Ict us folace ourfelves with loves. 21 That I may cause those that love me to

19 For the good man is not at home, he herit substance; and I will fill the true is gone a long journey:

22 1 The LORD poffetred me ia theo 20 He bath taken a bag of money with ning of his way, before his works of hin, and will come home at the day ap. 23 I was set up from everlafting, fraca pointed.

beginning, or ever the earth was. 21 With her much fair speech the caused 24 when there were no deptha 1 laim to yield, with the flattering of her lips brought forth, when there were no to the forced him.

tains abounding with water. 22 He goeth after her Atraightway, as an 25 Before the mountains were det nx gneth to the naughter, or as a fool to the before the hills was I brought forth: currection of the ftocks;

26 While as yet he had rot made 23 Till a dart ftrike through his liver, as earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part a bird hafteth to the snare, and knowcth not the duft of the world. that it is for his life.

27 When he prepared the heavens 15 24 9 Hearken unto me now, therefore, Othere; when he fet a compass upon the fact ye children, and attend to the words of my of the depth; inouth:

28 When he eftablished the cionds above 25 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, when he ftrengthened the fountains of go not attray in her paths;

deep; 26 For thc hath cast dowa many wounded: 29 When he gave to the sea is decret yea, many itrong men have been flain hy her. that the waters should not pals de o

2Her house is the way to heil, going mandinent; when he appointed the down to the chambers of death,

dations of the earth: CHAP. VIII.

30 Then I was by hun, as one bro 1 The fame, 6 and evidence of wisdom: 10 the up with him, and I was daily dos de expllency, 12 the nature, 15 the power, rejoicing always before himn :

18 the riches, 2 2 and the eternity of it. 3! Rejoicing in the habitable part of Dinly put fuith her voice?" cth not wildom cry? and underftand- carth; and my delights were with the la

of inen. 2 Shc landeth in the top of high places, 32 Now therefore, hearken unto me, Of by the way in the places of the paths.

children: for bleed are they that keeps 3 Slie crieth at the gates, at the entry of ways. the city, at the coming in at the doors: 33. Hear inftruction, and be wise, and more 4 Unto you, Omen, i call; and my voice fuse it not. to the lions of man.

34 Blessed is the man that heareta me s o ye fimple, underttand wisdom; and watching daily at my gates; waiting at the y fools, be ye of an underttanding heart.

6 1 Hear; for I will speak of excellent 35 For wholo findeth me findeth , things; and the opening of my lips shall be shall obtain favour of the LORD. righe things.

36 But he that finneth againt De vs For my mouth fhall speak truth; and eth his own foul: all they that hate che

death. wickednels is an abomination to my lips. 8 All the words of my inouth are in right

CHA P. IX. teousness; there is nothing froward or per 1 The discipline, 4 and doärine of verfe in thein.

underHandeth, and right to them that find know. W filem hath builded her to the

hath hewn out her seven pillon,

2 She hath killed her beasts; fe * 10 9 Receive my inimicion, and not filver; mingled her wine; the hath alis fits and knowledge rather than choice gold.

her table;

3 She hath fent forth lier maidens; the 12 Hatred ftirreth up ftrifes : but love meth upon the highest places of the city, covereth all fins.

4 Wboro is fimple, lei liim turn in hither: 13 In the lips of him that hath under. for him that wantcth underftanding, she ftanding wisdoin is found: but a rod is for ith to him,

the back of himn that is void of understand5 Corne, eat of my bread, and drink of ing. wa wine which I have mingled.

14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the 6 Forlake the foolith, and live; and go in inouth of the foolin is near dettruction. le way of undertanding.

15 The rich mans wealth his strong city: He that reproveth a scorner getteth to the deitruction of the poor is their poverty. imlelf foame, and he that rebuketh a 16 The labour of the riglitcous tendeth to icked un gettath himself a blot.

life; the fruit of the wicked to fin. 8 Reprove not a fcorner, left he hate thee : 11 He is in the way of life that keepeth buke a wise man, and be will love thee. instruction : but he that refuseth reproof

Give in, trudion to a wife mari, and he erreth. mbe yet wiser; teach a juft man, and he 18 He that hideth hatred with Iving lips, il increase in learning.

and he that uttereth a Oander, is a fool. to The fear of the Lord is the beginning 19 In the multitude of words there want.

wisdom; and the knowledge of the Holy eth not fin: but he that refraineth his lips modertanding,

is wise. II For by me thy days fall be multi- 20 The tongue of the juft is as choice filver: ied, and the years of thy life shall be in the heart of the wicked is little worth. cared.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many: 11 If thoa be wise, thou shalt be wise for but fools die for want of wisdom. yself : but if thou scorneft, thou alore 22 The blessing of the Lord it maketh it bear it.

rich, and he addeth no forrow with it. 239 A foolish woman is clamorous; she is 23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: nple, and knoweth nothing.

but a man of understanding hath wisdom. 14 For the fitteth at the door of her house, 24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come

feat in the high places of the city, upon liim: but the desire of the righteous 15 To call passengers who go right on thall be granted. Yes ways;

25 As the whirlwind palleth, so is the 16 wloto is simple, let him turn in hi- wicked no more: but the righteous is alt ter: and as for him that wanteth under. everlasting foundation. anjine, the faith to hin,

26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke 17 Stein waters are i'weet, and bread to the eyes, so is the fluggard to them that atra in secret is pleafant.

send him. 18 But he knoweth not that the dead are 27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: bere, and that her guests are in the depths but the years of the wicked thall be shore

tened. CILA P. X.

28 The hope of the righteous shall be glade Am this chapter to the fire and twentieth, are ness: but the expectation of the wicked

fundry obfervations of moral virtues, and shall perith. iteir contrary vices.

29 The way of the Lord is ftrength to daketh a glad father : but a foolish fon workers of iniquity. the heaviness of his mother.

30 The rig! tcois thall never he removed: • Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but the wicked 1.4! not inhabit the carta. but nightcousness delivereth from death. 31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth

3 The Lord will not løffer the foul of the wisdom : but the froward tongue thall be righteous to famiih: but hc cafteth away cut out. the fubitance of the wicked.

32 The lips of the righteous know what 4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked Mack hand; but the hand of the di.igent speaketh frowardners. makesh rich.

C H A P. XI. $ He that gathereth in summer is a wise False balance is abomination to the that causeth thame

2 When pride cometh, then conneth fhame : 6 B'effings are upon the head of the juft: but with the lowly is wildom. bat violence covereth the mouth of the 3 The integrity of the upright fall guide wicked.

them: but the perverfencis of transgretiors 7 The memory of the juft : "lessed: but thall deftroy thein. the name of the wicked shall

4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: & The wife in lieart will receive com- but rig!iteousness de ivereth from death. Dandments: but a prating fool shall fail. s Tlie righteoulness of the perfect thall

He that walketh uprightly walketh fure- direa his way: but the wich.dhill full by ribut he that perverteth his ways thall be his own wickedness. known.

6 The righteouincft of the upright shall 1 He that winketh with the cye causeth deliver them: but trafreiton ball be ta. fotrok : hut a prating fool thall fall. ken in their 071* naughtinct,

!! The mouth of a righteous mon is a well 7 When a wicked man vieth, his expella. of life: but violence coverch the mouth of tion thall perish: and she love of anju mes We wicked.

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8 The righteous is delivered out of trou 3 A mar shall not be establihed by vickble, and the wicked cometh in his flead. "eduels : but the root of the righteoas She?

9 Ån bypocrite with his mouth destroyetly not be moved. his neighbour: but through knowledge ihan 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to bet the just be delivered.

huiband: but the that maketh afhamed is 10 When it goeth well with the righteous as rottennels in his bones. the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked 5 The thoughts of the righteous are right: perith there is thouting.

but the countels of the wicked ase deceit. u By the blessing of the upright the city 6 The words of the wicked are to lie in is exalted: but it is overthrown by the wait for blood: but the mouth of the op mouth of the wicked.

right shall deliver them. 12 Hc that is void of wisdom defpiseth 7 The wicked are overthrown and art sok: his neighbour: but a man of understanding but the house of the righteons ball fand. holdeth his peace.

8 A man thall be commended socording 13 A tale-bearer revealeth secrets: but he to his widem ; but he that is of a perva.. that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the lieart thall be despised. matter.

9 He that is despised and hath a fervant. 14. Where no counsel is the people fall: is better than he that honoureth himnell, but in the multitude of counsellors there is and lacketh bread fafety.

10 A righteous mar regardeth the filed 15 He that is surety for a ftranger shall his beaft: but the tender mercies of de {mart for it: and he that hateth suretiihip wicked are cruel. is fure.

11 He that tilleth his land shall be latit 16 A gracious woman retaineth honour; fied with bread: but he that followeth rain and itrong men retain richies.

perfoms is void of understanding. 17 The merciful man doeth good to luis own 1. The wicked defireth the net of evilen! Sout. but he that is cruel troubleth his own but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit Scih,

13. The wicked la mared by the tranigre. 18 The wicked workcth a deceitful work: fion of his lips : but the Jutt ihall come out but to him that soweth righteousneis shall be of tronble. a sure reward.

14 A man fhall be satisfied with good by 19 As righteousness tendoth to life; fo he that the fruit of his mouth; and the

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20 They, that are of a froward heart are 15 The way of a fool is right in his owa abomination to the LORD: but such as are eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counse! upright in their way are his delight.

is wire. 2. Though hand join in hand, the wicked 16 A fools wrath is presently known: but Mall not be vispunithed: but the secd of the a prudent man covereth fame. righteous thall be delivered.

17 He that speaketh truth theweth forts 22 As a jewel of gold in a swines fnout, jo righteousness: but a false witness deceit, 3: a fair woman which is without difcretion. 18 There is that speaketh like the ples

23 'The defire of the riglitcous is only cings of a sword: but the tongue of the rood: but the cxpcdation of the wicked is wife is health. wrazh.

19 'The lip of truth shall be eitablibed for 24. There is that scattereth, and yet in. ever: but a lying tongue is but for a mancat. createth; and !lere is that with-holdeth more 20 Decert is in the heart of them that is tban is mcet, but it loodeth to poverty. gine evil: but to the couniellors of peace to

25 The Heral foul thall he made fat : joy. and he that watereth shall be watered allo 21 There thall no evil happen to the juft Hairnícil.

but the wicked thall be filled with mischl. 26 He toat with-holdeth corn, the people 22 Lying lips are abomination to the last al curte him: but blefing shall be upon bu: they that deal truly are his delight. c head of him that felleth i.

23 A prudent man concealeth knowlatge. 27 llc that diligently seeketh good, pro- but the heart of fools proclaimeth faced cureti favour: but he that seeketli mischief, nefs. Stihl come unto him.

24 The hand of the diligent thall bear rules :8 he that trulleth in his riches shall fall: but the dothful thall be under tribute. hat the righteous ihall Aourish as a branch. 25 Heaviness in the heart of man matet:

20 He ibat troubleth his own house thall it ftoop: but a good word inaketh i glad. alierit the wind and the fool shall be fer 26 The rightenus is more exccllexit than vaus to the wise of heart.

his neighbour: but the way of the wicked 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of leduceth them. life: aldle that winnet souls is wife. 27 The flothiul man roasteth not that wtrich

31 Behold, the righteous Thall be recom- he took in hunting: but the fubftance da penfedin the earth : much more the wicked diligent man is precious. and the incr.

28 In the way of righteousness is like; and CA P. XIT.

in the patb-way thereof there is no death, Horo loveth instruction loveth know

CHAP. XII. ledge: but be that hateth reproof is Wife son heareth luis fathers inftrudion: brutith.

but a scorner heareth not rebuke. 2 A good man obtaineth favour of the 2 A man thall cat maou by the fruit of t. LORD: but a man of wicked devices will be mouth : but the soul of the transgretford condemn.

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3 He that keepeth his mouth keepcth his S A faithful witness will not lye: but a file: but he that openeth wide his lips fhall falle witness will utter lyes. have dettrudion.

6 A scorner secketh wisdom, and findeth 4 The soul of the Duggard delireth, and it not: but knowledge is easy unto hin that hath nothing: but the foul of the diligent understandeth. fball be made fat.

7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, S. A righteous män hateth lying: but a when thou, perceiveft not in him the lips of wicked man is loathsome, and cometh knowledge. frame.

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to under: 6 Righteousness keepeth him that is up. Itand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit, right in the way: but wickedness over. Fools make a mock at fin: But anong throweth the finner.

the righteous there is favour. 7 There is that maketh himself richi, yet 10 The heart knoweth his own bitterness ; kath nothing: there is that maketh himself and a stranger doth not intermeddle with roor, yet hath great riches.

his joy: 8 The ranfom of a mans lise are is riclies : i The house of the wicked shall be over. but the poor leareth not rebuke.

thrown: but the tabernacle of the upright 9 'The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but shall Hourith. thé lamp of the wicked thall be put out. 12 There is a way which seemeth right

To Only by pride cometh contention: but anto a man; but the end thereof are the with the well-advised is wisdom.

ways of death. 11 Wealth gotten by vanity thall be di 13 Even in laughter the heart is forrowminimed: but lie that gathereth by labour ful; and the end of that mirth is heavineis. fall increase.

14 The backslider in hcart shall be filed 12 Hope deferred maketh the leart fick: with his own ways; and a good man shall but seken the desire cometh, it is a tree of be fall fied from himself.

15 The simple believeth every word: but 13 Whose despisth the word shall be de. the prudent man looketh well to liis going. troved : but he that feareth the cominand 16 A wife max feareth, and departe lirom ment shall be rewarded.

evil: hut the fool rageth, and is contident, 14 The law of the wife is a fountain of 17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolithly; Ilfe, o depart from the Inares of death. and a man of wicked devices is hated.

1 Good understandig giveth favour: laut 18 Thc funple inherit folly : but the pru. the way of transgiellors is hard.

dent are crowned with knowledge. 56 Every prudent man dealeth with know 19 The evil bow before the good; and the ledge: but a fool layeth open his folly. wicked at the gates of the righteous.

17 A wicked metrenger falleth into mil 20 The poor is hated even of his own chief : tout a fait fui ambasador is health. neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

18 Poverty and thame lhall be lo hin that 21 He that despiseth his neighbour fureth: refuleth i flruction : but he that regardcth but he that hath mercy on the poor,happy one. repraof thall be honoured.

22 Do they not err that devise evil? buc 19 The deture accomplished is fweet to the mercy and truth thall be to them that devise Coul; but it is abomination to fools to depart good. froru evit.

23 In all labour there is profit: but the 20 He that walketh with wife men thall talk on ihe lips tendoth only to penury. be wife : but a companion of fools thall be 24 The crown of the wise is their riches; deftros eil.

but the foolishness of fools is folly. :1 Evil puriaeth finners: but to the righ 25 A true witness delivereth Touls: bat a teous good thall be repaid.

deceitful witness speaketh lycs. 12 À vod man leaveth an inheritance to 26. In the fear of the LORD 1. trong con. tit childrens children: and the wealth of fidence; an liis cl tha! have a place the finner ir laid up for the juft.

of refuge. 23 Auch food is in thc ulage of the poor: 27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of tat there is that is destroyed for want of life, to depart from the Inares of death. jedynent.

28 In the multitude of people is the kings 14 He that (pareth liis rod hateth his son:. honour: but in the waut of people is the but he that loveth him chateneth kim bе- deitruction of the prince,

29 He thai is slow to wrath is of great un15 The righteous eateth to the satisfying deritanding: but he that is hafty of spirit of his foul: but the belly of the wicked shall exalteth folly.

30 A found heart is the life of the field; CHAP XIV.

but enivy, the rottennels of the bones. Vory wild woman buidletb'her house; 31 He that oppreiletli the poir repr achher hands.

hata sercy on the poor. til at walkth in hixiprightnele fear 32 The wicked is dri en avay in his wick ch thu lord: but he that is perverse in nis edncfs: but the righteous hath hope in luis dith liim.

dca:h. In the mouth of the foo'ith is a rod of 33 Wisdom refteth to the heart of hira rule: but the lips of the wild fhail preserve that hath understas lie: but that somit is

in the midst of fuel is, rade known, *W: **no exenare, the crib ir clean: but 34 Righteonfels exith a sation : vnt sanch increalc by the frengths of the ex. fint a reproach to any people,

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35 The kings favour is toward a wife ser 27 He that is greedy of gain troubleth is vant: bur luis wrath is againsi him that caul- own house : but hic that hateth gifts thall live. eth thanie.

28 The heart of the righteous itudieth to CHA P. xv.

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soft answer turneth away wrath: but eth out evil things. frievous worós ftir up anger.

29 The Lord is far from the wickeds but : The tongue of the wife ureth knowledge he heareth the prayer of the righ:eous. arigirt: but the mouth of fools poureth out 30 The light of the eyes rejoiccth the heart, foolithness.

and a good report maketh the bones fat. 3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, 31 The ear that heareth the reproof beholding the evil and the good.

life abideth among the wise. 4 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life : 3: He that rehuseth instruction defpifcth but perverlenels therein is a breach in the his own soul : but he that heareth reproof spirit.

getteth underttanding. SA fool despiseth his fathers inftru&ion: 33. The fear of the LORD is the inftruction but he that regardeth reproof is prudent. of wisdom; and before honour is bumility. 6 in the house of the righteous is much

CHAP. XVI. treafure : but in the revenues of the wicked Tamimeantwer of the tongrie, from

He preparations in maa, is trouble.

7 The lips of the wife disperse knowledge: 'the Lord. but the heart of the foolith doeth not fo. 2 All the ways of man are clean la his

8 The facritice of the wicked is an abo- own eyes : but the LORD weighoth the mination to the LORD: but the prayer of spirits. the upright is his defight.

3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and 9 The way of the wicked is an abomina- thy thoughts thall be er ablished. tion unto the LORD: tut he lovcth him that 4 The Lord hath made all things for rin. followeth after righteousness.

sell; yea, even the wicked for the day 10 Corrcction is grievous unto him that evil. forsaketh the way: and he that hateth re 5 Every one that is proud in heart it proof than die

abomination to the LORD ; though hand jus 11 Hell and deftruction are before the in hand, he shall not be unpunithed. LOAD: how much more then, the hearts of 6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged; the children of men?

and by the fear of the LORD me depari 12 A fcomer loveth not one that reproveth from evil. him, neither will he go unto the wire. 7 When a mans ways please the Loan,

13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful coun- he maketh even his enemies to be at peace tenance: but by sorrow of the heart the with him. fpirit is broken.

8 Better is a little with rightcoafnek, than 14 'The heart of him that hath underttand- great revenues without right. ing leeketh knowledge: but the mouth of 9 A mans heart deviseth his way: but the tou s leerleth on fooliibners.

LORD directeth his fteps. 15 All the days of the affided are evil: 10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the but he that is of a merry heart hath a con- king: his mouth transgrefícth not in julle tinnal featt.

ment. 16 Better is little with the fear of the 11 Ajuft weight and balance are the LORD LORP, than great treasure, and trouble all the weights of the bag are his work. there with.

12 !! is an abomination to kings to com 17 Better is a dinner of herbs where love mit wickedness: for the throne is etablished is, than a stated ox and hatred therewith. - by righteousness,

'18 A wrathful man ftirreth up trife: but 13 Righteous lips are the delight of ling; he that is flow to anger appealeth ftrife. and they love him that speaketh righe.

19 The way of the Bothful man is as an 14 The wrath of a king is a reeletre nedge of thorns: but the way of the righe of death; but a wife man win pacify it. teous is made plain.

15 In the light of the kings countetana 20 A wise ton maketh a glad father: but pr life; and his favour is as a cloud of the a foolishi man despiseth his mother.

latter rain. 21 Folly is joy to him that is deftitate of 16 How much better is it to get wisboa Hildon: but a man of underttanding walk than goll? and to get understanding ratber eth uprightly

to be chosen than bilver? 22 'Without counsel purposes are disap 17 The high-way of the upright # to de pointed!: but in the multitude of counsellors part from evil: be that kecpeth his way they are ettab'll.cd.

preserveth his soul. 13 Ainan hath joy by the answer of his 18 Fridde goeth before deitrudion: and so mouth; «nd a word spoken in due feafon haughty spirit before a fall. bou goud is it!

1 Better it is to be of an humblc fpirito 21 The way of life is above to the wise, the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the that he cay depart from hell bencath. proud.

25 TLE LORD will deftroy the house of the 20 He that handleth a matter wuel proud: but he will ettablith the border of find good, and whoso trulteth in the Luin he widow.

happy is nie, ao l'he thoughts of the wicked are an aho 21 The wife in heart thall be called furu mination to the Lord: but the words of the dent; and the sweetness of the tipe betre tite are plcalant words.

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