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

The poor useth entreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.

A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

A false witness shall not be unpunished; and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

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

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

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

He, that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord; and that, which he hath given, will' he pay him again.

Chasten thy son while there is hope ; and let not thy soul spare him for his crying.

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

A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom; and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame and bring eth reproach.

Wine is a mocker; strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby, is not wise.

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: 'but every fool will be meddling.

The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he begin harvest, and have nothing.

Counsel, in the heart of man, is like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.

Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find ?

The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.

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

He, that goeth about as a tale-bearer, revealeth secrets :. therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

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

The glory of young men is their strength : and the beauty of old men is the


head. To do justice and judgement is more acceptable to the Lord, than sacrifice.

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich. .

Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.

The desire of the slothful, killeth hix; for his hands refuse to labour.

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches; and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Train up a child in the way he should go : and when he is old he will not depart from it.

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

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

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

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

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

Have I not written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, 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 ?

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


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Make 'no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go : lest thou learn his

get a snare to thy soul. Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before 'kings; he shall not stand before mean men.

Labour not to be rich: cease, from thine own wisdom.

Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not ? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle towards heaven.

Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye ; neither desire thou his dainty meats : for as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: eat and drink, saith he to thee, but his heart is not with thee. The morsel that thou hast eaten, shalt thou vomit up; and lose thy sweet words.

Apply thine heart unto instruction; and thine ears unto the words of knowledge.

Withhold not correction from the child : for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die.

Thou shalt beat him with the rod; and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice; even mine. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.

Be not among wine-bibbers ; among riotous caters of flesh: for the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty; and drowsiness shall clothe a


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Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Buy the truth, and sell it not; also, wisdom, instruction, and understanding.

Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that. tarry long at the wine : they that go to seck mixed wine..

· Look not thou upon the wine when it is red; when it giveth its colour in the cup; when it moveth itself aright,

At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.

Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

Be not thou envious against wicked men ; neither desire to be with them: for their hearts study destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

Through wisdom is a house built: and by un. derstanding is it established: by knowledge, also, shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

A wise man is strong : yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength: for by wise counsel thou

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