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1 B. C. 1000. I will not answer; they shall seek mo VE Pioverbs b of Solomon, the son

early, but they shall not find me : of David, king of Israel;

| 29 For that they hated c knowledge 2 To know wisdom and instruction ;l Ec. 12.9. and did not chocse the fear of the LORD : to perceive the words of understanding ic Job 21.14. | 30 They would none of my coursel ;

3 Tod receive the instruction of wisd c.2.1,9. they despised all my e reproof: dom, justice, and judgment, and 1 equity; e c.6.28. | 31 Therefore s shall they eat of the

4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the 1 equities, fruit of their own way, and be filled youn: h man knowledge and discretion.f Je.2.19. with their own devices.

5 A wise man will hear, and will in- 6.19. 32 For the 3 turning away of the sim. crease in learning; and a man of under- g c.9.4,&c. ple shall slay them, and the prosperity standing shall attain uoto wise counsels; h Ps.119.9. of fools shall destroy them.

6 To understand a proverb, and the 2 or, advise- 33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me interpretation, the words of the wise, mont. shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet and their dark i savings.

3 or, ease. from fear of evil. 7 The fear of the LORD is the 5 begin. 4 or, an elo

CHAP. II. ning k of knowledge : but fools despise quent speech. SY son, if thou wilt receive my words, wisdom and instruction.

li Ps.49.4. Il and hide may commandments with S Jy son, hear the instruction of thy 75.2. thee; father, and forsake not the law of thy 5 or, princi. | 2 So that thou incline m thine ear uzto mother:

pul part. wisdom, and apply thine heart to under9 For they shall be an 6 ornament of k Ps. 111.10. standing; grace unto thy head, and chains about 1 Ps.119.11. | 3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and thy neck.

m 18.55 3. liftest 7 up thy voice for understanding 10 My son, if sinners entice thee, con. 6 adding. 4 If thou seekest her as silver, o and sent n thou not.

17 givest. searchest for her as for hid treasures; 11 If they say, Come with us, let us lay n Ep.5.11. 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the o Mat.13.44. I the LORD, and find the knowledge of God: innocent without cause :

piki.3.9,12, 6 For p the LORD giveth Wisdom : ou 12 Let us swallow them up alive, as Ja.1.5. of his mouth cometh knowledge and up the grave; and whole, as those that go

derstanding down into the pit:

7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the 13 We shall find all precious substance,

righteous : he is a buckler to them tha we shall fill our houses with spoil:

walk uprightly. 14 Cast in thy Int among us; let us allla 1 Sa.2.9. 8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, have one purse.

Jude 24. and preserveth q the way of his saints. 15 My son, walk r not thou in the way y Ps.1.1. 9 Then s shalt thou understand right. with them ; refraint thy foot from their s Ps.119.99. eousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, path:

t Ps.119.101. every good path. 16 For their feet run to evil, and make 8 eyes of 10 When wisdom entereth into thine haste to shed blood.

every thing heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto 17 (Surely in vain the net is spread in that hath thy soul, the 3 sight of any bird :)

a wing. 11 Discretion shall preserve thee, up18 And they lay wait for their own blood; u Hab.2.9. derstanding shall keep thee; they lurk privily for their own lives.

Ti.6.10. | 12 To deliver thee from the way of the 19 So u are the ways of every one that wisdoms, evil man, from the man that speaketh is greely of gain; which taketh away that is, c20. froward things; the life of the owners thereof.

cellent 13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, 20 9 Wisdom v crieth without; she ut wisdom. to walk w in the ways of darkness; tereth her voice in the streets;

uc.8.1.&c. 14 Who rejoice to do evil, and de21 She crieth in the chief place of con- Jno.7.37. light r in the frowardness of the wicked; course, in the openings of the gates : in w Jno.12.35. 15 Whose ways are crooked, y and they the city she uttereth ber words, saying, Ro.1.32. froward in their paths;

22 How long ye simple ones, will ye y Ps.125.5. | 16 To deliver thee from the strange love simplicity, and the scorners delight z c.5.20. woman, even from the stranger which in their scorning, and fools hate know-a Joel 2.28. flattereth with her words; leige ?

Lu.ll.13. 17 Which forsaketh the guide of her 23 Turn yon at my reproof; behold, I b Mal.2.14.

youth, and forgetteth the covenant b of e will pour out my spirit unto you, i c Is.65.12. her God. will make known my words upon you.

66.4. 18 For her house inclineth unto death, 24 Because c I have called, and ye re. Zec.7.11-14. and her paths unto the dead; fusel; I have stretched out my hand, d Ec 7.26. 19 None d that go unto her return again, and nu man regarded;

- le Lu. 14.24. neither take they hold of the paths of 25 But ye have set at nought all my f Ge.6.3. counsel, and would none of my reproof; Job 27.9. 20 That thou mayest walk in the way

26 I e also will laugh at your cala- Is.1.15. of good men, and keep the paths of the niity; I will mock when your fear cometh. Je. 11.11. righteous. 27 When your fear cometh as desola- 14.12.

21 For the upright shall dwell in the tion, and your destruction cometh as a Eze 3.12, land, and the perfect shall remain in it. whirlwind; when distress and anguish Mi.3.. 22 But the wicked shall be cut off from cometh upon you;

or, pkicked the earth, and the transgressors shall be 28 Then f shall they call upon me, but up.

ooted 1 out of it.

Benefits conferred by Wisdona. PROVERBS, V.

Parental Instructions. CHAP. III.

B. C. 1000. choose none of his ways. WTY son, forget not my law; but let!

| 32 For the froward is abomination to I thine heart b keep my command. a Ps.25.14. the LORD : but his secret a is with the ents :

bls.51.7. righteous 2 For c length of days, and ! long life, Jc.31.33. 33 The d curse of the LORD is in the and peace, słuall they add to thee.

c De.30.16,20. house of the wicked; but e he blesseth 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; iTi.1.8. the habitation of the just. bind them about thy neck; write f them, 1 years of. | 34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but upon the table of thine heart :

d Zec.5.4. be giveth grace unto the lowly. 4 So shalt thou find tavour and good 2 un-e job 8.6,7. 35 The wise g shall inherit glory; but derstanding in the sight of God and man.lf 2C0.3.3. shame shall 3 be the promotion of fools. 5 Trust in the LORD with all thine 2 or, success.

CHAP. IV. heart ; and lean not h unto thine own ung Da. 12.3. HEAR, ye children, the instruction of derstandins.

3 walteth the 11 a father, and attend to know under 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, fools. standing. and he shall direct thy paths.

h Je. 10.23. | 2 For I give you good doctrine, i for7 Be not wise in thine own eyes : fear Ro.12.16. sake ye not my law. the LORD, and depart from evil.

i De.32.2. 3 For I was my father's son, tender k and 8 It shall be 4 health to thy navel, and'k 1Ch.29.1. only beloved in the sight of my mother. marrow 5 to thy bones.

4 medicine, 14 He I taught me also, and said unto 9 Honour the LORD with thy sub-5 walering, me, Let thine heart retain my words; stance, and with the first-fruits an of all or, moisien- keep my commandments, and live. thine increase :


5 Get wisdom, get understanding; for. 10 Son shall thy barns be filled withi iCh.25.9 set it not : neither decline froin the plenty, and thy presses shall burst out m Ex.22.29 i words of my inouth. with new wine.

Mal.3.10-19. 6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve 'I My o son, despise not the chastening n Ec.11.1,2. thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. of the LORD; neither be weary of his Mat. 10.42. 7 Wisdoin is the principal thing: there correction :

o He.18.5,6. fore get wisdom: and with all thy get. 12 For whom the LORD loveth he cor- Re.3.19. ting get understanding. recteth, even as a father the son in whom p c.8.33,36. 18 Exalt her, and she shall promote he delighteth.

6 draweth thee: she shall bring thee to honour, 13 Happy pis the man that findeth wis out.. when thou dost embrace her. dom, and the man that getteth under-9 Ph.3.8,9. 9 She shall give to thine head an orna. standing :

* or she shall ment of grace; 7 a crown of glory shall 14 For the merchandise of it is better compass she deliver to thee. than the merchandise of silver, and r the tree with a 10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sar. gain thereof than fine gold.

crown of ings; & the years of thy life shall be inady. 16 She is more precious & than rubies : glory. al I have taught thee in the way of and all the things thou canst desire are 7 Ps.19.10. wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. Dot to be compared unto her.

Job28.13,&c. 12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not 16 Length of days is in her right hand ; t c.8.18. be straitened ; and when they rundest, Gaid in her left hand richest and bonour. u I's.119.165. thou shalt not stumble.

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantnesa, Mat.11.29. 13 Yake fast hold of instruction: let her end all her paths are u peace.

Ge.3.22,24. not go : keep her; for she is thy life. 18 She is a tree v of life to them that Re.22.2. 14 Enter w not into the path of the wick. lay hold upon her; and happy is every w Ps.1.1. ed, and go not in the way of evil men. one that retaineth her.

Je 51.15. 15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, 19 The LORD by wisdom xhath founded 8 or, prepared. and pass away. the earth; by understanding hath he y Gr.7.11. 16 For they sleep not, except they have established & the heavens.

2 Job 36.27. done mischief; and their sleep is taken 20 By his knowledge the depths are bro- a Ps. 84.7. away, unless they cause some to fall. ken y up,& the clouds drop down the zdew. Ph.2.15. 17 For they eat the bread of wicked

21 My son, let not them depart froin b Jno. 12.35. ness, and drink the wine of violence. thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and disc Lo.26.6. | 18 But the path of the just is as the cretion.

d Pp. 127.2. shining light, that shineth more and 22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, e is.112.7. more unto the perfect day. and grace to thy neck.

9 ruedicine. 19 The way of the wicked isas darkness, 23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way S IS2.2.9. they b krow not at what they siun.ble. safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. cbove all 20 My son, attend to my words ; in

24 When c thou liest down thou shalt kecping. cline thine ear unto my sayings: not be afraid ; yea, thou shalt lie down, the owners 21 Let them not depart from thine and thy sleep d shall be sweet.

1 thereof. eyes; keep them in the midst of thine 25 Bé e not afraid of sudden fear, nei- 3 froward heart : ther of the desolation of the wicked, ness of 2 For they are life unto those that find when it cometh.

moutin, and them, and health to all their tiesh. 26 For the LORD shall be thy confi- perucrsenas 23 Keep hy heart 1 with all diligence; dence, and f shall keep thy foon from of lips. for out of it are the issues of life. being taken.

g Ro.13.7. 24 Put away from thee 3 a frowan 27 Withhold not good from them to h Ga 6.10. Imouth, & perverse lips put far from thee whom it is due, gwhen h it is in the i Le.19.13. 25 Let thine eyes look right ou, and let power of thine hand to do it,

or all thy thine eyelids look straight before thee, 28 Say i not upio thy neighbour, Go, ways shall 26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let and come again, and to-morrow I will be ordered all thy ways be established. give; when thou hast it by thee.

aright. | 27 Turn not to the right hand por te 29 Devise 5 pot evil against thy neigh-sor, practise the left : remove thy foot frun evil. bour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. no evil,

CHAP. V. 30 Strive k not with a man without k c.25.8. IMTY son, atterri unto my wisdom, and tause, if he have done thee no harm. 6 a man of 1 bow thine ear to my understanding i 3: Envy thou not the oppressor, and violencc. 12 That thou mayest regard discretica

Cautions against Sensuality. PROVERBS, VII.

The seven Abominations. and that thy lips may keep knowledge. B. C. 1000. 11 So shall thy poverty come as one that 3 For a the lips of a strange woman -

travelleth, and thy want as an armed man. drop as an honey-comb, and her mouth a c.6.24. 12 A naughty person, a wicked inan, is smoother than oil:

Ec.7.26. walketh with a froward mouth. 4 But her end is bitter bas wormwood, lc Job 15.12. | 13 He c winkett. with his eyes, he Bharp as a two-edged sword.

d Ps.55.21. speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with 5 Here feet go down to death, her steps e c.7.27. his tingers; take hold on hell.

If Is.57.20. 14 Frowardness is in his heart, he f de6 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path 2 casieth viseth mischief continually ; be 1 30 weth of life, her ways are moveable, that thoul forth. discord. canst not know them:

s Ro.16.17. 15 Therefore h shall his calamity come 7. Hear me now, therefore, O ve chil. hc.1.27. snddenly, suddenly shall he be i bruken dren, and part not from the worls of i Je. 19.11. without k remedy. iny mouth.

2Ch.36.16. | 16 Thest six things doth the Lord hate 8 Remove thy war far from her, and 2 of his soul. yea, seven are an atomination unto him: come not nigh the door of her house ; 13 haughly 1.17 A proud look, la lyin. m tongue, and

9 Lest thou give thine honour unto eyes. hands n that shed innocent blood, others, and thy vears unto the cruel: 11 Ps.18.27. 15 An heart o that deviseth Wicked ima.

10 Lest strangers be filled with thy m Ps. 120.3, 4.ginations, feel p that be swift in running wealth, 4 and thy labours Le in the housel Re 22.15. ito maschiel, of 2 stranger;

7 2Ki.24.3.4. 19 Arfalse witness that speaketh lies, and 11 And thou mourn at the last, q when! Is.1.15. hes that soweth discord among brethren. thy flesh and thy body are consumed, O Mi.2.1. 20 My son, keep it thy father's comniand

12 And say, How t have I hated instruc- strength. ment, forse not the law of thy mother : tion, and my heart despised v reproof; p Is.59.7.

| 21 Bind them continuaily upon thino 13 And have not obeyed the voice ofl He. 13.4. heart, and te them about thy neck. my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to r c.19.9. 22 When wo thou goes, it sball lead thee; them that instructed me!

s 3J no.9.10. when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; an 14 I was almost in all evil in the midst i Zec.7.11-14. when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. of the congregation and assembly.

21 Ep.6.1. 23 For the commandment is a 5 lamp, 15 Drinkwaters out of thine own cistern. V c. 1.25.

and the law is light; y and reproofs of and running waters out of thine own well.) 6.23. instruction are the way of life. 16 Let thy fountains be dispersel abroad, 12.1.

24 To keep thee from the evil woman, and rivers of waters in the streets.

Da.ll.18-21. From the lattery of the 6 tongue of a 17 Let then be only thine own, and not Co.7.2. strange woman. strangers' with thee.

sor, candle. | 25 Lust z not after her beauty in thine 18 Let thy fountain be blessed ; and re- y Ps.119.105. fheart ; neither let her take thee with her joice with the wife o of thy youih.

strange eyelids : 19 Let I her le cls the loving hind and tongue.

26 For c by means of a whorish woman plcasant roe : let her breasts 7 satisfy theel z Mat. 5.28. a man is brought to a piece of bread : at all times, and 9 be thou ravished al-a Mal.2.14.

aud the adulteress 8 will hunt e for the Ways with her love.

Ca. 2.9. precious life. 20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ra

1 7 .3-8. | 27 Can a man take fire in his bosom. vished with a strange woman, and em-1water.

and his clothes not be burut? brace the bosom of a stranger

c c.29.3. 28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his 21 For f the ways of man are before the d Ge.39.14,&c fcet net le burnt eves of the LORD, and he pondereth all 3 woman of 29 So he that goeth in to his neigh. bis goings.

a man.oria bour's w fe, whosoever toucheth her sha!! 22 His own iniquities shall take the man's wife Dot be innocent. wicked himself, and he shall be holden 9ery thou | 30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal with the cords of his 1 sins.

I always in. to satisfy his soul when he is hungry : 23. He shall die without instruction : le Eze. 13.18. | 31 But y he be found, he shall restore and in the greatness of his folly he shall f 2Ch.16.9. seven-fold; he shall give all the substance go astray.

Job 31.4. of his house.

Je. 16.17. | 32 But whoso committeth adultery with
M Y son, if thou be suretyh for thyfriend, 32.19. a woman lacketh 2 understanding : he
Il if thou hast stricken thy hand with Hos.7.2. that i doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
a stranger,

He.4.13. | 33 A wound and dishonour shall he get, 2 Thou art snared with the words of 1 sin. and his reproach shall not be wipelaway. thy mouth, thou art taken with the words 3 Job 36.12.

34 For jealousy k is the rage of a man; of thy mouth.

I c.10.21. therefore he will not spare in the day of 3 Do this now, my son, and deliver i c.11.15. vengeance. thyself, when thou art come into the 17.18.

35 He will not 3 regard any ransom; band of thy friend; go, humble 4 thy. 22.26. neither will be rest content, though thou self, and make sure thy friend.

2 heart. givest many gifts. 4 Give pot sleep to thine eyes, nor i He.13.4.

CHAP. VII. slumber to thine eyelids.

* Ca. 8.6. TATY son, keep my words, and lay up ó Deliver thyself as 2. roe from the 3 accept the L my commandments with thee. hand of the hunter, and as a bird from face of.. | 2 keep m my commandments, and live ; the hand of the fowler.

4 or, so shalt and my law as the apple n of thine eye. 6. Go to the ant, thou sluggard : consis'thoni prevail | 3 Bind p them upon thy fingers. write der her ways, and be wise :

with. them upon the table of thine heart. 7 Which having no guide, overseer, or I c.2.1,7. 4 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; ruler,

m Le.18.5. and call understanding thy kinswoman: 8 Provideth her meat in the summer, 1s.55.3. 1 5 That they may keep thee from the and rathereth her food in the harvest. In De. 32.10. Strange woman, from the stranger 10 Nich

9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard ? o Job 12.7. fattereth with her words. when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? p De.6.8. 1 6 For at the window of my house I 10 Yet q a little sleep, a little slumber, c.6.21. iooked through my casement, sVttle olding of the hands to sleep; 19 c.24.33,34. 17 And beheld among the simple ones,

The Victim of Seduction.


The Invitation of Wisdom. discerned among the 1 youths, a young, b. C. 1000. and find out knowledge of witty inven man, void c of understanding,

tions. 8 Passing through the street near her 1 sons.

13 The b fear of the LORD is to hate corner : & he went the wayc to her house; la c.6.32. evil : pride, and arrogacy, and tbe evil

9 In the twilight, in the evening, in 9.4, 16. way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. the black and dark night:

b Ps.91.10. | !4 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdorn 10 And, behold, there met him a woman c 16.6. I am understanding; I hated sirength. with the attire of an harlot, and subtle of R0.12.9. 15 By mee kings ruiga, and princes do heart.

IT4.5 29 cree justice. 11 (She is loud f and stubborn; g her feet 2Ti.2.19. 16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even b abide not in her house :

c c.5.9. all the judges of the earth. 12 Now is she without, now in the evening of | 17 Ii love them that love me: and streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.) the day. those k that seek me early shali find me.

13 So she caught him, and kissed him, d Ec.7.19. IS Riches l and honour are with me : & 3 with an inpudent face said unto him, e Da 2.21. yea, durable riches and righteousness :

14 I have peace-offerings with me; Rc.13.1. 19 My fruit is better than gold!,vea, than this day have I paid my vows :

f c.9.13. fine gold ; and my revenue than choice 15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, 8 Je.3.3. silver. diligently to seek thy face; and I have h IT1.5.13. 20 I 5 lead in the way of righteousness, fouud thee.

Ti.2.5. in the midst of the paths of judgment: 16 I have decked my bed with cover-li IS2.2.30. 21 That I may cause those that love me ings of tapestry, with carved works, with! Jno.14.21. to inherit substance; and I will fill their fine linerm of Egypt.

A Is.45.19. treasures. 17 I have perfuniej my bed with myrrh, 1 Mat.6.33. 22 The n LORD possessed me in the beslees, and cinnamon.

3 shestrength-ginning of his way, before his werksof old. 18 Come, let us take our fill of love un ened her 23 I was set up o froin everlasting, fror til the morning ; let us solace ourselves face,f. said. the beginning, or ever the earth was. with loves :

4 peace-offer. 24 When there were no depths, I waz 19 For the good man is not at home, beings are brought forth; when there was no founis gone a long journey :

| upon me. tains abounding with water. 20 He hath taken a bag of money 6 with 5 or, walk. 23 Before p the mountains were settled, him, and will come home at 7 the day m Is. 19.9. before the hills was I brought forth : appointed.

In Jno.1.1,&c. 26 While as yet he had not made the 21 With much fair specch q she causedo Ps.2.6. earth, nor the 8 fields, nor the 9 highest him to yield, with the flattering r of her p Is.53.8. part of the dust of the world. lips she forced him.

16 in his hand. 27 When she prepared the heavens, I 32 He goeth after her % straitway, 28 7 or, new was there : when he set a compass upon an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool moon. the face of the depth; to the correction of the stocks ;

8 or, open 28 When he established the clouds 23 Tili a dart strike through his liver, places. above : when he strengthened the foun. as a bird hasteth to the snare, tand know. 9 or, chief. tains of the deep; eth not tha! it is for his life.

q c.5.3. 29 When u he gave to the sea his de24 Hearken unto me now, therefore, Or Ps.12.2. cree, that the waters should not pass hia ye children, and attend to the words of s He.1.2. eommandment; when he appointed ihe my mouth.

1 or, circle. foundations of the earth : 25 Let not thine heart decline to her 2 suddenly. 30 Then I was by him.as one brought up ways, go not astray in her paths :

with him; and I u was daily his delight, 26 For she hath cast down many wob 38.10,11 rejoicing always before him; wounded; yea, many strong w men have Je.5.22. 31 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his been slain by her.

v Mat.3.17. earth; and my delights were with the 27 Her I house is the way to hell, goirgl Col. 1.13. sons of men. down to the chambers of death.

wJu.16.19-30.) 32 Now therefore hearken unto me, o CHAP. VIII.

! Nc.13.26. ye ehildren: for blessed are they that keep TOTH y not wisdom cry? and under. x c.5 5. my ways. U standing put forth her voice ? y c.1.20. 33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and 2 She standeth in the top of high places, 93, &c. refuse it not. by the way in the places of the paths; M .7.24. 34 Blessed z is the man that heareth me,

3 She crieth at the gates, at the entry Lu.i1.28. watching daily at any gates, waiting at of the city, at the coming in at the dours; 3bring forth. the posts of my doors.

4 Unto you, o men, I call; and my a Is.55.1-3, 35 For wboso findeth mc findeth life, voice is to the sons of man.

b 1Co.1.28. and shall 3 obtain favour of the Load. 50 a ye simple, understand wisdom and 6.9-11. 36 But he that sinneth against me ye fools, l be ye of an understanding heart. c Ps.19.7.11. wrongeth his own soul : all they that

6 Hear; for I will gpeak of cexcellent c.22.20. hate me love death. things; and the opening of my lips shall d Ep.2.20-22.

CHAP. IX. be right things.

e Jno.17.17. W ISDOM hath builded herhouse,dsbe 7 For my mouth shall speak truth; e and 4 the abomia V hath hown out her seven pillars : wickelness is an omisation to my lips. nation of. 2 Shef hath killed her beasts; she hath

8 All the words of my mouth are in f Mat 22.3,&c mingled her wine; she hath also for. righteousness; there is nothing S fro-Skilling u ished her table : wards or perverse in them.

6 wrcathed. 3 She h hath sent forth her maideos: 9 They are all pain to him that under. Ps. 12.6. she crieth upon the highest places of the standeth, and right to them that find'h Rn. 10.15. city. knowledge

Mi.2.7. 4 Whoso is simple ; let him turn in 10 Receive kmine instruction, & not silk c.23.23. hither : as for him that wanteth indes. vor; &knowledge rather than choice gold. I c.3. 14,15. standing, she saith to hm,

11 For I wisdom is better than rubies : 16.16. 1 5 Como, m eat of my bread, and drink and all the things that may be desired are m Jno.6.27. of the wine which I have muglet. n not to be compued to it.

in Ph 3.8.9. 6 Forsake the foolish, and live, and 12 I wisilom dwell with 7 prudence, 17 or, stubtulty in the way of understanding.

Saise of Industry and Justice. PROVERBS, X1. The Righteous exclusively Happy 7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to B. C. 1000. and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. bimsel! shame, and he that rebuketh a

19 in the multitude of words there wicked man gotet himself a blot. a Ec.5.2,3. Wanteth nct sin: but he that refraineth

8 Reprove not a scorger, lest he hate 1.3.2. lis lips ie wise. thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will b Mat.7.6. 20 The tongue of the juist is as choice sil. love thee.

Clos.6.. ver: theheart of the wicked is iittle worth. 9 Givec instruction to 2 wise man,and Mat.13.12. 2! The lips of the righteous feed many : he will be yet wiser: teach just man, 1 heari. bu: fools die for want of i wisdom. and he will increase in learning.

1d Ge.21.35. 02 The lessing d of the Lord, it mak 10 The e fear of the LORD is the be- Ps.37.22. eto ric; and he addeth no surrow with it. ginning of wisdom; ani the knowledge e Job 25.23. 23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: of the holy is understanding.

Ps.111.10. but a man of unde: standing hath wis lor. 11 For ty me thy day's f shall be multi. c.1.7. | 24 The fear of the wicked, it shall core plied, and the years of thy life shall be fc.10.27. upon hiin: but the desire got the righteincreaseu.

Ps. 115.19. ous shall be granted. 12 if h thou be trise, thou shalt be wise Mat.5 6. 25 As the whirlwind asseth, so is the for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou Jno.5.14,15. wicked no more : but the righteous i ts alone sbalt bear it.

h Job 35.6,1. an everlasting foundation. 13 A foolish woman is! clamorous, she Eze.18.20. | 26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as is simple, and knowcth nothing.

Mat.7.24,25. smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to 14For she sitteth at the door of her house, k c.7.11. them that send him. on a seat in the high places in the city, I c.9.11. 27 The I fear of the LORD % prolongeth

15 To cal passengers who go right on 2 addeth, diys: but m the years of the wicked shall their ways;

im Ec.7.17. be shortened. 16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in 3 of secrecies.! 28 The hope of the righteous shurll be hither : and as for him that wanteth un-n c.2.18. gladness : but the expectation of the derstanding, she saith to hiin,

o c. 15.20. wicked shall perish. 17 Stolen Waters are s.veet, and 3 bread 23.15,16.! 29 The way of the LORD is strenrth to eaten in secret is pleasant.

29.3.15. the upright; but destruction shall be to 18 But he knn weih not that n the dead piu.12.19-21. the workers of iniquity. are there, and that her guests are in the Ec. 12.9-11.30 The righteous shall never be remare depths of heil.

Ti.2.8. led: but the wicked shall not inhabit the CHAP. X.

Da.4.27. earth. THE Proverbs of Solomon. A o wise Ph.3.9. | 31 The mouth of the just bringeih forth Ison maketha Kal father, but a fool. 4 froward wisdom: but the froward tougue shall be ish son is the heaviness of his mother. nesses, cut ou'.

2 Treasures p of wickedness profit no- & Ps.37.23. 32 The lips of the righteous know what thing: but righteousness r delivereth from s balances of is acceptable : 9 but the mouth of the death.

deceit wicked speaketh 1 frowardness. 3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of t De.25.13-16.

CHAP. XI. the righteous to lamish: but he casteth Sor, wicked A5 FALSE balance t is abomination to away the 6 substance of the wicked.

for their

the LORD : but a 7 just weight is hos 4 Le u becometh poor that dealeth with! wickedness.I delight. a slack hand: but i the hand of the dili. 7 perjectstone 2 When v pride cometh, then comett gent Diaketh rich.

a c..24. shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. 5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise v Da 3.30,31./ 3 Ther integrity of the upright shall son: brst he that sleepetu in harvest is a wc.13.4. guide them: but the perverseness of transson that causeil, shine.

19.15. gressors shall destroy them. 6 blessings are upon the head of the c.13.6. 14 Riches y profit not in the day of wrath : just : but a violence covereth the biouth y Eze.7.19. but righteousness z delivereth from death. of the wicked.

Zeph.1.18. 5 The righteousness of the perfect shall 7 The b memory of the just is blessed : 2 Ge.7.1. 18 direct his way: but the wicked shall but c the name of the wicked shall rot. a Est.7.8. fail by his own wickedness.

8 The wise in heart will receive com. 8 rectify. 6 The righteousness of the upright shall mandinents:but 9 a pratingfool shall 1 fail. b Ps. 112 6. deliver them: but transgressors shall be

9 Hed that walketh uprightly, walketh c Ec. S. 10. taken in their own naughtiness. surely : but he that perverteth his ways o fool of lips. 7 When a wicked man dieth, his expec. shall be known.

1or, be licaten. tation shall perish; and the hope of us 10 He e that winketh with the eyecauseth d Is.33.15,16. just nen perisheth. sorrow; but a prating fool shall 1 fall. e c.6 13. 18 The righteous is delivered out of trou.

11 The f mouth of a righteous man is f Ps.37.30. lble, and the wicker cometh in his stead. a well of life : but violence covereth the g Est. 8.15. 9 An lypocrite with lus mouth destroy. mouth of the wicked.

h Co.13.4.7. eth his neighbour; but through knowl. 12 Hatred stirreth up strifes : but love Pe.4.. ledge shall the just be delivered. corereth hail sins.

i c.26.3. | 10 When git goeth well with the righte. 13 In the lips of him that halh under- k c.14.34. ous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wick standicg wisdom is found : but a rod i is 2 heart. jed perish, there is shouting. for the back of him that is void of 2 un- I Mat. 12.35. 1 11 By k the blessing of the upright the derstanding.

13.52. city is exalted : but it is overthrown by 14 Wise men lay up I knowledge : buti 3 destitute the mouth of the wicked. the mouthof the foolishis near destruction of heart. 12 He that is 3 void of wisdom despiseth

15 The m rich man's wealth is his strong ni Ps.52.7. his neighbour: but a man of understand. city : the destruction of the poor is their Ec.7.12. ling holdeth his peace. poverty.

ne thatwalk. 13 A 4 tale-bearer revealeth secrets: buf 16 The labour of the righteous icndeth eth, being a he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth to life : the fruit of the wicked to sin. tal-bearer. the matter. 17 Hen is in the way of life that keep in 2Pe.1.3-11. | 14 Where no counsel is, the people fali: eth instruction : but he o that refuseth relo c.1.25,30. but in the multitude of counsellors there zroof 5 erreth.

5 or, causeth is kafety. 13 He that hidegh batred with lying lips, to cry. 15 He that is surety for a stranger shall

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