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

• Pr. 69.5, 6.& 146.9.

fch. 6. 16, 18. g Pa. 37. 30.

↑ Heb, words of pleasant


heh. 11. 19. 15.8. Jer. 17. 11.

il Pet. 3. 15.

k Ps. 10. 1. & 34. 16. 1P.115.18,19.

m ver. 5.

Or. correction.

I Or, obeyeth. + Heb. possessoth a heart. nch. 1. 7. och, 18. 12.

A ver. 9.

ch. 19, 21. & 29. 24. Jer. 10, 23. Lor, disposings.

b Matt. 10 19.


ech. 21. 2.

J1 Sam. 10.7.

+ Heb. Roll,
e Ps. 37. G. &
8.5, 22.
Matt. 6. 25,
Luke 12. 22.
Phil. 4. 6.

1 Pet. 5. 7. fls. 43. 7. Rom. 11. 96. g Job 21.30, Rom. 9. 22, heh. 6. 17. & 8. 13.

25 d 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: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

27b He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

28 The heart of the righteous i studieth 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.

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

31 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise. 32 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: "but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

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


THE *l preparations of the heart in man, band the answer of the tongue, is from the LORD.

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

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

4fThe LORD hath made all things for himself: Byca, even the wicked for the day of evil.

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

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

i ch. 11. 21. ↑ Heb. Add innocent, k Dan, 4. 27, Luke 11. 41. 1 eh. 14. 18.

their contrary vices.

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

8 in Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right.

about 1000.

m Pa. 37. 10. ch. 15. 16. A ver. 1.

ch. 19. 21.

A man's heart deviseth his way : "but the LORD directeth his steps. 10 † A divine sentence is in the lips F. 37. 23. of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.

ch. 20. 24. Jer. 10. 23. ↑ Heb. Divination.

11 PA just weight and balance are the LORD's: tall the weights of the Lev. 19. 36. bag are his work.

ch. 11. 1. + Neb. all

the stones. q ch. 25, 5. & 20. 14.

12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for 9 the throne is established by righteousness. 13 'Righteous lips are the delight of reh. 14. 35, à kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

22. 11.


14 The wrath of a king is as mes-ch. 19. 12, & sengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.

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

4 ch. 19. 12

u Job 29. 23. Zech. 10. L

16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get under-ch. & 11,15. standing 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.

18 Pride goeth before destruc- ch. 11. 2 & 17. 19. & 18. tion, and a 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 wise- Or, He that ly shall find good: and whoso "trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

eth a matter. x Ps. 2. 12. & 34. &&125.


I. 30. 18. Jer. 17. 7.

21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning. 22 Understanding is a wellspringach. 13, 14& of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.

23 b The heart of the wise † teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.

24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.


P. 57. 30. Matt, 123 + Heb. makah wise.

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

Ece. 6. 7.

26 df He that laboureth, laboureth a See ch. 9.12 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.

28 A froward man tsoweth strife: and fa whisperer separateth chief friends.

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

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

31 The hoary head is a crown of

↑ Heb. The

poul him yout of h that labour

↑ Heb. bowth unto him. +Heb. A man of Belial. ch. 6. 14 19. &15. 18. & 26. 21. & 22. ↑ Heb. andeth forth.


gch. 1.10,

ch. 20, 23.

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glory, if it be found in the way of CHRIST righteousness.

about 1000.

ich. 19. 11.

ach. 15, 17.

1Or. good cheer.

beh, 10, 5. & 19. 26.

Ps. 25. 2. eh. 27. 21. Jer. 17. 10. Mal, 3. 3.

d ch. 14. 31. Job 31. 29, Obad, 12.

+ Heb. held innocent.

1P. 127. 3. & 128. 3.

↑ Heb. A lip

321 lle that is slow to anger is better 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.


BETTER is a dry morsel, and quietness there with, than a house full of sacrifices with strife.

2 A wise servant shail have rule over ba son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

4 A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth car to a naughty tongue.

5 d Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be funpunished.

6 Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

7 Excellent speech becometh not of excellency. a fool: much less do flying lips a prince.

+ Heb, a lip of lying. geh, 18, 16, & 19, 6.

+Ileb, a stone of grace. heh. 10. 12. Jor, procureth. i ch. 16. 28. 1 Or, A reproof aweth more a wise

8 A gift is as ta precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth. 9h He that covereth a transgression I seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.

10 | A reproof entereth more into a wise man than a hundred stripes into a fool.

11 An evil man seeketh only rebelman, than to lion: therefore a cruel messenger atrike a fool shall be sent against him. a hundred times.

k Hos. 13. 8.

1 Ps. 109. 4. 5. Jer. 18, 20,

See Rom. 12.


1 Thess. 5.15. 1 Pot. 3. 9. m ch. 20. 3. I Thess. 4.11.

n Ex. 23. 7. eh. 24. 24. Is. 5. 23.

12 Let ka bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

13 Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house." 14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

15 He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

16 Wherefore is there a price in the o eh. 21.25,28. hand of a fool to get wisdom, "seeing he hath no heart to it?

pRuth 1. 18. ch. 18. 24.

q eh. 6, 1. & 11. 15.

↑ Heb. heart.

reh. 16. 13. Heb. The froward of heart. James 3.8. tch. 10. 1. & J. 13. ver, 25.

17 PA friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

18 A man void of f understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.

19 He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate secketh destruction.

20 He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath "a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

21 He that begetteth a fool doeth it

their contrary vices.

to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.


22 A merry heart doeth good like about 1000. a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

uch, 12. 25. & 15. 13. 15,

23 A wicked man taketh a gift out or, fo of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.

medicine. xr. 22. 15.

24 Wisdom is before him that hathy Ex. 23.8.

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Before seemeth just; but his neighbour CHRIST Cometh and searcheth him. about 1000.

m eh. 12. 14. & 13, 2,

nSee Matt.12. 37.

och, 19, 14. & 31. 10.

p James 2. 3.

q ch. 17. 17.

ach. 26, 0.

b Ps. 37. 7.

ech. 14. 20.

d ver. 9. Ex. 23 1. Deut. 19. 16, 19.

ch. 6. 19. & 21. 28. 1 Heb. held innocent. ech. 29. 20. fch. 17., 8. & 18. 16. & 21 14.

Heb. a man of gifta. gch. 14. 20.

P. 38. 11. + Heb. a heart. ich. 16, 20, k ver. 5.

1 ch. 30. 22. Kec. 10. 6. 7. m ch. 14. 29. James 1. 19.

18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

19 A brother offended is harder to be icon than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

20 A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with the increase of his lips shall he be filled.

21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

22 °Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

23 The poor useth entreaties; but the rich answereth Proughly. 24 A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

CHAPTER XIX. BET ETTER is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth. 3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: band his heart fretteth against the LORD.

4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

5 dA false witness shall not be funpunished; and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

6 Many will entreat the favour of the prince: and fevery man is a friend to t him that giveth gifts. 7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go hfar from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

9 kA false witness shall not be unpunished; and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

11 The discretion of a man de10r, prudence ferreth his anger; "and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

n ch. 16. 32. och.16. 14, 15, & 20. 2. & 28. 15.

pHos. 14.5. q ch. 10. 1. & 15, 20, & 17. 21, 25.

reh. 21.9, 19.

&27. 15.

2 Cor. 12. 14.

tch. 18. 22.

uch. 6.9.

zeb. 10. 4. &

12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is dew upon the grass.


13 9 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

14 House and riches are the in

heritance of fathers: and 'n prudent wife is from the LORD.

15" Slothfulness casteth into a deep 20. 13. & 23. sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer



their contrary vices.

Before CHRIST about 1000.

10 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die. 17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will hech. 28 27. pay him again.

18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare || for his crying.

y Luke 10, 28 & 11. 28.

Ecc. 11. 1. Matt. 10. 42. & 25.40. 2 Cor.9.6,7,8 Heb. 6. 10.


19 A man of great wrath shall suffer Or, his punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must † do it again.

20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise bin thy latter end.

21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

23 d The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.

24 A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. 25 Smite a scorner, and the simple

will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is ia son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

28 An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.

29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.

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Job 11. 4.
P.. 51. 5.
X.ce. 7. 20.

1 Cor. 4. 4. 1 John 1. 8. Deus, 25.13, &c. ver. 23.

eh. 11.1.&16. 11.

Mie. 6.10.11. ↑ Heb. A Mone and a stone.

+ Heb, as ephah and an ephah. p Matt. 7. 16. Ex. 4. 11. Ps. 94. 9. reh.6.9.& 12.

11 Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.

12 The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

18Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty: open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread. 14 It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

15 There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel."

16 Take his garment that is surety 11.19. 15 for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

Kom. 12.11.

■ Job 28. 12, 16, 17, 18, 19.

ch. 3. 15. &
8. 11.

teh. 22. 26,27. &. 13.

u ch. 9. 17. t Heb. Bread


Valid ch. 15.22.& y Luke 14.31.

21. 6.

seh. 11. 13.

Rom. 16. 18. Or, enticeth,

b Ex. 21. 17, Lev. 20. 9. Matt. 15. 4. e Job 18. 5. 6. ch. 21. 20. I Or, candle. Jeb, 28. 20, e Hab. 2. 6.

f Deut. 32. 35. ch. 17. 13. & 24. 29.

Rom. 12, 17, 19.

1 Thes.5.15.

1 Pet. 3.9. 82 Sam.16.12. h ver. 10. + Heb. balances of deceit.

Ps. 37, 23. ch. 16. 9 Jer. 10. 23.

k Eee. 5. 4, 5. 1 Ps. 101.6, &c. ver, 8.

17 Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

18 Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

19 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

20 b Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.

21 d An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.

22 Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

23 b Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and fa false balance is not good.

24 i Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

25 It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and k after vows to make inquiry.

261 A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.

27 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

28" Mercy and truth preserve the m1 Cor. 2.11. king: and his throne is upholden by

JOr, lamp.

n P. 101. 1. ch, 29. 14. o ch, 16, 31.

† Heb, is a

purging med icine against


ach, 18. 2.

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their contrary vices.

his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts.

3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

4df A high look, and a proud heart, and the ploughing of the wicked, is sin.

Before CHRIST about 1000. beh. 24. 12.

Luke 16. 15 el Sam 15.22. P. 50. & ch. 15. 8. I. 1. 11, &e. Hos 6.6. Mie. 6. 7. 8. d ch. 6. 17.

5 The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want. 6The getting of treasures by a ly-Heb. ing tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

7 The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do judgment.

8 The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

9 It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with f a brawling woman in fa wide house.

10 h The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

11 When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.

12 The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth the wicked for their wickedness.

laughtines of eyes. ¡Or. the light of the wicked. ch. 10.4.&

13. 4.

feb. 10. 2. &

13. 11. & 20,
2 Pet. 2. 3.

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them, or, dwell with them. Ever. 19.

ch. 19. 13. & 25. 24. & 27. 15.

+ Heb. a woman of contentions.

↑ Heb. a hous of society. James 4.5.

+ Heb. is not favoured. ich, 19, 25. k Matt. 7.2. &18, 30, &o. James 2 13,

13k Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard. 14 A gift in secret pacifieth anger: leh. 17. 8, 23. and a reward in the bosom, strong wrath.

15 It is joy to the just to do judg ment: m but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

&18. 16.

meh. 10. 29.

16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead. 17 He that loveth pleasure shall be 10r, sport, a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

19 It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

n ch. 11. 8. Is. 43. 3, 4.

o ver. 9. + Heb. in the land of the desert.

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20 There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up. 21 9 He that followeth after right-ch. eousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

15. 9. Matt. 5. 6.

22 A wise man scaleth the city of Ece.9.14,&c. the mighty, and casteth down the strength of the confidence thereof. 23 Whoso keepeth his mouth and ch. 12. 13. & his tongue, keepeth his soul from troubles.

24 Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth t in proud wrath. 25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.

26 He coveteth greedily all the day

13.3 & 18.21. James 3, 2.

Heb. in the wrath of pride. tel. 13. 4.

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Before long: but the "righteous giveth and CHRIST spareth not. about 1000.

u Ps. 37, 26, &
112. 9.
x Pa, 50, 9.
ch. 15. 8.
I. 66. 3.
Jer. 6. 20.
Amos 5. 22,
+ ILeb. in

↑ Heb. A wit-
ness of lies.
y ch. 19. 5, 9.
J Or,
Is. 8. 9, 10,
Jer. 9. 23.

Acts 5. 39. a

a Ecc. 7. 1.

27The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth it with a wicked mind? 28 A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

29 A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he || directeth his way.

30 There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.

31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

Pa. 20. 7. & 33. 17. Is. 31. 1. b Pa. 3. 8. Or, victory.


a GOOD name is rather to be A chosen than great riches, and Or, favour is loving favour rather than silver and gold.

better than,

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b ch. 29, 13,

1 Cor. 12. 21.

e Job 31. 15, ch. 14. 31.

2b The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

3 dA prudent man foreseeth the evil, d ch. 11. 16.& and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.


e Ps. 112. 3. Matt. 6. 33. Or, The reward of humility, fc. fch. 15. 19.

g1 John 5. 18.

h Eph. 6. 4.

2 Tim. 3. 15.

| Or. Catechise. + Hel, in his


i James 2. 6. + Heb. to the man that lendeth.

k Job 4. 8. Los 10, 18. Or, and with the row of his angerheshall

be consumed.

4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.

5 f Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them. GTrain up a child fin the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

7 The rich ruleth over the poor,

and the borrower is servant † to the lender.

8k He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

12 Cor. 9. 6. + Пeb. Good 11 He that loveth pureness of of eye. heart, for the grace of his lips the Gen. 21. 9. king shall be his friend.


Pa. 101. 6.

n Pa. 101. 6. ch. 16. 13. | Or, and Lath grace in his lips. [Ot, the matters. och. 20, 13. peh. 2. 16. & 5. 3. & 7.5. 23.27.

q Eco. 7, 28, rch. 13, 24. & 19. 19. & 23. 13. 14. & 29. 15, 17.

12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge; and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor. 13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.

14 P The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

15 Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

17 Bow down thine car, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

their contrary vices.


18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou Before keep them within thee; they shall CHRIST withal be fitted in thy lips.

19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, I even to thee.


about 1000.

+ Heb. in thy bally. Or, trust then also.

20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowl-sh. 8. 6. edge,

21 That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; "that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

23 2 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go;

25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

26 Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.

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