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Moral virtues, and


cir. 1000.

r ch. 26.3. 2 Heb. heart.

ch. 18.7. & 21. 23.

t Job 31. 24. Ps. 52.7. ch. 18. 11. 1 Tim. 6. 17.

8 Or, causcth to err.

a Ps. 15. 3.

Eccles.5.3. 7 Jam. 3.2.

4 Heb. of heart.

z Gen.24.35. & 26. 12. PB. 37.22.

ch. 14.9. & 15. 21.

b Job 15. 21.

Matt. 5. 6. 1 John 5. 14, 15.


understanding wisdom is found: but ra rod is for the back of him that is void of 2 understanding.

14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

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

19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many but fools die for want of


22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

24. The fear of the wicked, it Ps. 145.19. shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. 25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

d Pa.37.9.10. e ver. 30. Ps. 15. 5. Matt. 7.24, 25. & 16. 18.

fch. 9. 11. 6 Heb.


26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

27 The fear of the LORD 'prolongeth days: but the years of the Job 15. 32, wicked shall be shortened.


33. & 22.16.

Ps. 55. 23.

b Job 8. 13.
& 11. 20.
Ps. 112. 10.
ch. 11. 7.

I Ps. 1.6.
& 37.20.

* Ps. 37. 22, 29. & 125. 1. ver. 25.

1 Ps. 37.30. 6 Heb. froward


a Lev. 19.
35, 36.
Deut. 25.
ch. 16.11.

& 20. 10, 23.

7 Heb.

Balances of deceit.

28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the "expectation of the wicked shall perish.

29 The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: 'but destruction shall be 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 just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh "frowardness. CHAPTER XI.

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2bWhen pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. 3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. 4 Riches profit not in the day of 31. wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

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e ch. 13. 6. d ch. 10. 2. Ezek. 7. 19. Zeph. 1. 18. • Gen. 7. 1.

2 Heb. rectify.

f ch. 5. 22. Eccles.10.8.

6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but f 'transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness. 7 8 When a wicked man dieth, his 8 ch. 10. 28. expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

8 The righteous is delivered out bch. 21. 18. of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

ch. 28.12.28.

9 An 'hypocrite with his mouth de- 1 Job 8. 18. stroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. 10 When it goeth well with the Esth.8.15. righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting. 11 'By the blessing of the upright ch. 29. 8. the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

13 mA talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

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weight is his delight.

23 The desire of the righteous is

departeth from.

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a ch. 8. 85.

31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. CHAPTER XII.

instruction loveth knowledge: but he

WHOSO loveth

that hateth reproof is brutish.

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2 A good man obtaineth favour

of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

3 A man shall not be established b ch. 10. 25. by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

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4 Heb. perverse of heart.

1 ch. 13. 7.

4 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is das rottenness in his bones. 5 The thoughts of the righteous are right but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

6 "The words of the wicked are to 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 he that is 'of a perverse heart shall be despised.

their contrary vices.

of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

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13 2The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

14 PA man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

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

16 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.


BEFORE CHRIST cir. 1000.

2 Heb. The

snare of the

wicked is in the trans

gression of

ch. 18.7.
2 Pet. 2. 9.

p ch. 13. 2.
& 18. 20.

18.3.10,11. ch.3.7.

Luke 18. 11.

• ch. 29. 11. * Heb. in

that day.

17 He that speaketh truth shew-ch. 14. 5. eth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

18 "There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Ps. 57. 4. & 64. 3.

& 59.7.

* Ps. 52. 5.

19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: *but a lying tongue 1 is but for a moment.

20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

21 There shall no evil happen to the just but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.



22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD but they that deal truly are his delight.

7 ch. 6. 17. Rev. 22. 15.

& 11. 20.

& 15. 2.

23 A prudent man concealetheh. 13. 16. 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 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

26 The righteous is more 'excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

28 In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death.


A WISE son heareth his father's


9 He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that ho-heareth not rebuke. noureth himself, and lacketh bread. 10 A righteous man regardeth 6 Or, bowels. the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

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2 Heb. sin. ch. 12. 9.


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6 Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. 7fThere is that maketh himselfrich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. 8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

9 The light of the righteous reJob 18.5.6. joiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

& 21. 17. ch. 24. 20. 8 Or,candle.

h ch. 10. 2. & 20. 21.

4 Heb. with the hand.

I ver. 19.

k2 Chr. 36. 16.

10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. 11 h Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth 'by labour 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 destroyed: but he that fear5 Or, shall be eth the commandment shall be rewarded.

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their contrary vices.



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eth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

BEFORE CHRIST cir. 1000.

a ch. 24. 3. b Ruth 4.11.

2 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that Job 12.4. is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

3 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the ch. 12.6. wise shall preserve them.

4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies. 6 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

7 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

8 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

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12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end Rom.6.21. thereof are the ways of death.

13 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and 'the end of that mirth 1ch. 5.4. is heaviness.

Eccles. 2. 2.

14 The backslider in heart shall be m filled with his own ways: and a good ch. 1.31. man shall be satisfied from himself.

15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.


& 12, 14.

16 A wise man feareth, and de-ch. 22.8. parteth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.

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

18 The simple 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 hath many friends.

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21 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: Pbut he that hath PP. 41. 1. mercy on the poor, happy is he.

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

Moral virtues, and


cir. 1000.

a ver. 5.

rch. 13. 14.

ch. 16. 32. Jam. 1.19.

3 Heb.short

of spirit.


a ch. 12. 4.

ch. 17. 5. Matt. 25.

40, 45.

> See Job

31. 15, 16.

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

24 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.

25 9 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies. 26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence and his children shall have a place of refuge.

27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

28 In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

29 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy "the rottenness of the bones.

31 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. 32 The wicked is driven away in Job 13. 15. his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

ch. 22. 2.

& 19. 26. Ps. 23. 4.

& 37.37.

2 Cor. 1. 9. & 5.8.

2 Tim. 4. 18. a ch. 12. 16. & 29.11.

8 Heb. to nations. b Matt. 24. 45,47.

Judg. 8. 1,2,3. ch. 25. 15.

b1 Sam. 25. 10, &c. 1 Kings 12. 13, 14, 16.

c ver. 28.

ch. 12. 23. & 13. 16. 4 Heb. belcheth, or, bubbleth.

33 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but a that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

34 Righteousness exaltethanation: but sin is a reproach to any people. 35 The king's favour is toward á wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.


& SOFT answer turneth away

their contrary vices.

abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.

10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way and *he that hateth reproof shall die.


11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? 12 "A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.

13 °A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

14 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

15 All the days of the afflicted are evil: 9 but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.

16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and. trouble therewith.

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BEFORE CHRIST cir. 1000.

1 Tim.6.11. 20r, In

h ch. 21. 21.

struction. 11 Kings 22.8. & 10.17. Job 26. 6. m2 Chr. 6. P.7.9.

k ch.5.12.

Ps. 139. 8.


& 44. 21. John 2. 24,

25. & 21.17. Acts 1.24.

"Amos 5.10. 2 Tim. 4. 3.

ch. 17.22.

p ch. 12. 25.

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Tim. 6. 6.

ch. 17. 1.

t ch. 26. 21.

18 A wrathful man stirreth up & 29.22. strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

19 "The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

20 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.

21 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly. & counsel


A wrath: but a grievous words stir disappointed; but in t purpostitade

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d Job 34. 21. the good.

ch. 5. 21. Jer. 16. 17. & 32. 19. Heb. 4. 13. 6 Heb. The healing of the tongue. • ch. 10. 1.

4. A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

5 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth

ch. 13. 18. reproof is prudent.

ver. 31, 32.

8 ch. 21.27. & 28.9.

Is. 1. 11. & 61.8.& 66.3. Jer. 6. 20. & 7.22. Amos 5. 22.

6 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

7 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

8 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the

prayer of the upright is his delight. 9 The way of the wicked is an

of counsellors they are established.

23 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken "in due season, how good is it!

24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: 8 but the words of the pure are "pleasant words.

u ch. 22. 5.

8 Heb. is raised up as a causey. x ch. 10. 1. & 29. 3.

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ch. 10. 23. Heb. void

of heart. * Eph. 5. 15. a ch. 11. 14. & 20. 18.

bch. 25.11.

5 Heb. in his season.

Phil. 3. 20.

Col. 3. 1, 2.

d ch. 12. 7. & 14. 11.

P8.68.5, 6.

& 146. 9.


8 Ps. 87.20. 6 Heb. words of


h ch. 11. 19. Is. 5.8. Jer. 17. 11.

27 He that is greedy of gain pleasanttroubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live. 28 The heart of the righteous 'stu-11Pet. 3.15. dieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

29 The LORD is far from the wicked: but 'he heareth the prayer of the righteous.

Ps. 10. 1.
Ps. 145. 18,

& 34. 16.


Moral virtues, and


cir. 1000.

m ver. 5.

2 Or, correction.

3 Or. obeyeth.

4 Heb. possesseth an heart.

ach. 1.7.

o ch. 18. 19.

A ver. 9. ch. 19. 21. & 20. 24.

Jer. 10. 23. 5 Or, disposings.

b Matt. 10. 19, 20.

c ch. 21. 2.

diSam.16.7. e Ps. 37.5. & 55. 22. Matt. 6. 25.

Luke 12. 22. Phil. 4. 6.

1 Pet. 5.7.


30 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

31 m The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

their contrary vices.

18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

20 He that handleth a matter

32 He that refuseth 'instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that hear-wisely shall find good: and whoso ztrusteth in the LORD, happy is he. eth reproof 'getteth understanding. 21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.

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2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits.

3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

4. The LORD hath made all things 6 Heb. Roll. for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

f Is. 43. 7. Rom.11.36.

g Job 21.30. Rom. 9. 22.

h ch. 6. 17.

& 8. 13.

1 ch. 11. 21.

7 Heb. held innocent. k Dan. 4. 27.

Luke 11.41. 1 ch. 14. 16.

m Ps. 37. 16. ch. 15. 16.

n ver. 1. ch. 19. 21. o Ps. 37. 23. Prov. 20. 24. Jer. 10. 23. 8 Heb. Divination.

p Lev.19.36. ch. 11. 1.

9 Heb. all the stones.

q ch. 25. 5.

& 29. 14.

r ch. 14. 35. & 22.11.

ch. 19. 12. & 20.2.

t ch. 19. 12. a Job 29.23. Zech. 10. 1. x ch.8.11.19.

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5 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

6 kBy mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.


8 m Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right. 9 "A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. 10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.


11 PA just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are his work.

12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for a the throne is established by righteousness.

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BEFORE CHRIST cir. 1000.

y ch. 11. 2.


& 18. 12.

Or, He that under

standeth a matter.

z Ps. 2. 12..

& 34.8. &

125.1. Is. 30. 18. Jer. 17.7.

a ch. 13. 14. & 14.27.

Ps. 37. 30. Matt. 12. S4. 3 Heb. maketh wise

25 There is a way that seemeth ch. 14. 12. right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.


26 44 He that laboureth labouretha See ch. 9. for himself; for his mouth 'craveth it of him.

27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire. 28A froward man 'soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

29 A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.

Eccles. 6. 7.

4 Пeb. The soul of him


that labourHeb. boweth unto

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6 Heb. A man of Belial.

ech.6.14.19. 15, 18. &

26. 21. & 29. 22.

7 Heb. sendeth forth.

30 He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips her ch.17.9. bringeth evil to pass.



31 The hoary head is a crown of hch.20.29. glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

32 He that is slow to anger is better ch.19.11. than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.

33 The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD.


13* Righteous lips are the delight BETTER is a dry morsel, and ch. 15. 17.

of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and this favour is "as a cloud of the latter rain.

16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!

17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.

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