Proverbs 31 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 31

1 THE WORDS OF KING LEMUEL: The prophecy which his mother taught him.

2 What my son! and what ye son of my womb! and what, O son of my desires!

3 Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways, which is to destroy Kings.

4 It is not for Kings, O Lemuel, it is not for Kings to drink wine nor for princes strong drink,

5 Lest he drink and forget the decree, and change the judgment of all the children of affliction.

6 Give ye strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto them that have grief of heart.

7 Let him drink, that he may forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.

8 Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all the children of destruction.

9 Open thy mouth: judge righteously, and judge the afflicted, and the poor.

10 Who shall find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above the pearls.

11 The heart of her husband trusteth in her, and he shall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him good, and not evil all the days of her life.

13 She seeketh wool and flax, and laboreth cheerfully with her hands.

14 She is like the ships of merchants: she bringeth her food from afar.

15 And she riseth, while it is yet night: and giveth the portion to her household, and the ordinary to her maids.

16 She considereth a field, and getteth it: and with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18 She feeleth that her merchandise is good: her candle is not put out by night.

19 She putteth her hands to the weave, and her hands handle the spindle.

20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor, and putteth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She feareth not the snow for her family: for all her family is clothed with scarlet.

22 She maketh herself carpets: fine linen and purple is her garment.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth with the Elders of the land.

24 She maketh sheets, and selleth them, and giveth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honor is her clothing, and in the latter day she shall rejoice.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and the law of grace is in her tongue.

27 She overseeth the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children rise up, and call her blessed: her husband also shall praise her, saying,

29 Many daughters have done virtuously: but thou surmountest them all.

30 Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vanity: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.




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Proverbs 30 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 30

1 THE WORDS OF AGUR THE SON OF JAKEH. The prophecy which ye man spake unto Ithiel, even to Ithiel, and Ucal.

2 Surely I am more foolish than any man, and have not the understanding of a man in me.

3 For I have not learned wisdom, nor attained to the knowledge of holy things.

4 Who hath ascended up to heaven, and descended? Who hath gathered the wind in his fist? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the world? What is his name, and what is his son’s name, if thou canst tell?

5 Every word of God is pure: he is a shield to those, that trust in him.

6 Put nothing unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

7 Two things have I required of thee: deny me them not before I die.

8 Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me not poverty, nor riches: feed me with food convenient for me,

9 Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord? or lest I be poor and steal, and take the Name of my God in vain.

10 Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, when thou hast offended.

11 There is a generation that curseth their father, and doeth not bless their mother.

12 There is a generation that are pure in their own conceit, and yet are not washed from their filthiness.

13 There is a generation, whose eyes are haughty, and their eye lids are lifted up.

14 There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their chaws as knives to eat up the afflicted out of the earth, and the poor from among men.

15 The horseleach hath two daughters which cry, Give, give. There be three things that will not be satisfied: yea, four that say not, It is enough.

16 The grave, and the barren womb, the earth that cannot be satisfied with water, and the fire that saith not, It is enough.

17 The eye that mocketh his father and despiseth the instruction of his mother, let ye ravens of the valley pick it out, and the young eagles eat it.

18 There be three things hid from me: yea, four that I know not,

19 The way of an eagle in the air, the way of a serpent upon a stone, ye way of a ship in ye midst of the sea, and the way of a man with a maid.

20 Such is ye way also of an adulterous woman: she eateth and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have not committed iniquity.

21 For three things the earth is moved: yea, for four it cannot sustain itself:

22 For a servant when he reigneth, and a fool when he is filled with meat,

23 For the hateful woman, when she is married, and for a handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

24 These be four small things in the earth, yet they are wise and full of wisdom:25 The pismires a people not strong, yet prepare they their meat in summer:

26 The conies a people not mighty, yet make their houses in the rock:

27 The grasshopper hath no King, yet go they forth all by bands:

28 The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in King’s palaces.

29 There be three things that order well their going: yea, four are comely in going,

30 A lion which is strong among beasts, and turneth not at the sight of any:

31 A lusty greyhound, and a goat, and a King against whom there is no rising up.

32 If thou hast been foolish in lifting thyself up, and if thou hast thought wickedly, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.

33 When one churneth milk, he bringeth forth butter: and he that wringeth his nose, causeth blood to come out: so he that forceth wrath, bringeth forth strife.




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Proverbs 29 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 29

1 A man that hardeneth his neck when he is rebuked, shall suddenly be destroyed and cannot be cured.

2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people sigh.

3 A man that loveth wisdom, rejoiceth his father: but he that feedeth harlots, wasteth his substance.

4 A King by judgment maintaineth ye country: but a man receiving gifts, destroyeth it.

5 A man that flattereth his neighbor, spreadeth a net for his steps.

6 In the transgression of an evil man is his snare: but the righteous doeth sing and rejoice.

7 The righteous knoweth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not knowledge.

8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

9 If a wise man contend with a foolish man, whether he be angry or laugh, there is no rest.

10 Bloody men hate him that is upright: but the just have care of his soul.

11 A fool poureth out all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterward.

12 Of a prince that hearkeneth to lies, all his servants are wicked.

13 The poor and the usurer meet together, and the Lord lighteneth both their eyes.

14 A King that judgeth the poor in truth, his throne shall be established forever.

15 The rod and correction give wisdom: but a child set a liberty, maketh his mother ashamed.

16 When the wicked are increased, transgression increaseth: but ye righteous shall see their fall.

17 Correct thy son and he will give thee rest, and will give pleasures to thy soul.

18 Where there is no vision, the people decay: but he that keepeth the Law, is blessed.

19 A servant will not be chastised with words: though he understand, yet he will not answer.

20 Seest thou a man hasty in his matters? there is more hope of a fool, than of him.

21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from youth, at length he will be even as his son.

22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

23 The pride of a man shall bring him low: but the humble in spirit shall enjoy glory.

24 He that is partner with a thief, hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and declareth it not.

25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be exalted.

26 Many do seek the face of the ruler: but every man’s judgment cometh from the Lord.

27 A wicked man is abomination to the just, and he that is upright in his way, is abomination to the wicked.




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Proverbs 28 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 28

1 The wicked flee when none pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

2 For the transgression of the land there are many princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge a realm likewise endureth long.

3 A poor man, if he oppress the poor, is like a raging rain, that leaveth no food.

4 They that forsake the Law, praise the wicked: but they that keep the Law, set themselves against them.

5 Wicked men understand not judgment: but they that seek the Lord understand all things.

6 Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that perverteth his ways, though he be rich.

7 He that keepeth the Law, is a child of understanding: but he that feedeth the gluttons, shameth his father.

8 He that increaseth his riches by usury and interest, gathereth them for him that will be merciful unto the poor.

9 He that turneth away his ear from hearing the Law, even his prayer shall be abominable.

10 He that causeth the righteous to go astray by an evil way, shall fall into his own pit, and the upright shall inherit good things.

11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit: but the poor that hath understanding, can try him.

12 When righteous men rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked come up, the man is tried.

13 He that hideth his sins, shall not prosper: but he that confesseth, and forsaketh them, shall have mercy.

14 Blessed is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart, shall fall into evil.

15 As a roaring lion, and an hungry bear, so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

16 A prince destitute of understanding, is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness, shall prolong his days.

17 A man that doeth violence against the blood of a person, shall flee unto the grave, and they shall not stay him.

18 He that walketh uprightly, shall be saved: but he that is froward in his ways, shall once fall.

19 He that tilleth his land, shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth the idle, shall be filled with poverty.

20 A faithful man shall abound in blessings, and he that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent.

21 To have respect of persons is not good: for that man will transgress for a piece of bread.

22 A man with a wicked eye hasteth to riches, and knoweth not, that poverty shall come upon him.

23 He that rebuketh a man, shall find more favor at length, than he that flattereth with his tongue.

24 He that robbeth his father and mother, and saith, It is no transgression, is the companion of a man that destroyeth.

25 He that is of a proud heart, stirreth up strife: but he that trusteth in the Lord, shall be fat.

26 He that trusteth in his own heart, is a fool: but he that walketh in wisdom, shall be delivered.

27 He that giveth unto the poor, shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes, shall have many curses.

28 When the wicked rise up, men hide themselves: but when they perish, ye righteous increase.




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Proverbs 27 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 27

1 Boast not thyself of tomorrow: for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth: a stranger, and not thine own lips.

3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty: but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.

4 Anger is cruel, and wrath is raging: but who can stand before envy?

5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

6 The wounds of a lover are faithful, and the kisses of an enemy are pleasant.

7 The person that is full, despiseth an honeycomb: but unto the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his own place.

9 As ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, so doeth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.

10 Thine own friend and thy father’s friend forsake thou not: neither enter into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbor that is near, than a brother far off.

11 My son, be wise, and rejoice mine heart, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

12 A prudent man seeth the plague, and hideth himself: but the foolish go on still, and are punished.

13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and a pledge of him for the stranger.

14 He that praiseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted to him as a curse.

15 A continual dropping in the day of rain, and a contentious woman are alike.

16 He that hideth her, hideth the wind, and she is as ye oil in his right hand, that uttereth itself.

17 Iron sharpeneth iron, so doeth man sharpen the face of his friend.

18 He that keepeth the fig tree, shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth upon his master, shall come to honor.

19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

20 The grave and destruction can never be full, so the eyes of man can never be satisfied.

21 As is the fining pot for silver and the furnace for gold, so is every man according to his dignity.

22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat brayed with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

23 Be diligent to know ye state of thy flock, and take heed to the herds.

24 For riches remain not alway, nor the crown from generation to generation.

25 The hay discovereth itself, and the grass appeareth, and the herbs of the mountains are gathered.

26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.

27 And let the milk of the goats be sufficient for thy food, for the food of thy family, and for the sustenance of thy maids.




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Proverbs 26 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 26

1 As the snow in the summer, and as the rain in the harvest are not meet, so is honor unseemly for a fool.

2 As the sparrow by flying, and the swallow by flying escape, so the curse that is causeless, shall not come.

3 Unto the horse belongeth a whip, to the ass a bridle, and a rod to the fool’s back.

4 Answer not a fool according to his foolishness, lest thou also be like him.

5 Answer a fool according to his foolishness, lest he be wise in his own conceit.

6 He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool, is as he that cutteth off the feet, and drinketh iniquity.

7 As they that lift up the legs of the lame, so is a parable in a fool’s mouth.

8 As the closing up of a precious stone in an heap of stones, so is he that giveth glory to a fool.

9 As a thorn standing up in the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

10 The excellent that formed all things, both rewardeth the fool and rewardeth the transgressors.

11 As a dog turneth again to his own vomit, so a fool turneth to his foolishness.

12 Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? more hope is of a fool than of him.

13 The slothful man saith, A lion is in the way: a lion is in the streets.

14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doeth the slothful man upon his bed.

15 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom, and it grieveth him to put it again to his mouth.

16 The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that can render a reason.

17 He that passeth by and medleth with the strife that belongeth not unto him, is as one that taketh a dog by the ears.

18 As he that feigneth himself mad, casteth firebrands, arrows, and mortal things,

19 So dealeth the deceitful man with his friend and saith, Am not I in sport?

20 Without wood the fire is quenched, and without a talebearer strife ceaseth.

21 As ye coal maketh burning coals, and wood a fire, so the contentious man is apt to kindle strife.

22 The words of a tale bearer are as flatterings, and they go down into the bowels of the belly.

23 As silver dross overlaid upon a potsherd, so are burning lips, and an evil heart.

24 He that hateth, will counterfeit with his lips, but in his heart he layeth up deceit.

25 Though he speak favorably, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.

26 Hatred may be covered by deceit: but the malice thereof shall be discovered in the congregation.

27 He that diggeth a pit shall fall therein, and he that rolleth a stone, it shall return unto him.

28 A false tongue hateth the afflicted, and a flattering mouth causeth ruin.




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Proverbs 25 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 25

1 THESE ARE ALSO PARABLES of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah King of Judah copied out.

2 The glory of God is to conceal a thing secret: but the King’s honor is to search out a thing.

3 The heavens in height, and the earth in deepness, and the King’s heart can no man search out.

4 Take the dross from the silver, and there shall proceed a vessel for the finer.

5 Take away the wicked from the King, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

6 Boast not thyself before the King, and stand not in the place of great men.

7 For it is better, that it be said unto thee, Come up hither, than thou to be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.

8 Go not forth hastily to strife, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbor hath put thee to shame.

9 Debate thy matter with thy neighbor, and discover not the secret to another,

10 Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy do not cease.

11 A word spoken in his place, is like apples of gold with pictures of silver.

12 He that reproveth the wise, and the obedient ear, is as a golden earring and an ornament of fine gold.

13 As the cold of the snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.

14 A man that boasteth of false liberality, is like clouds and wind without rain.

15 A Prince is pacified by staying of anger, and a soft tongue breaketh the bones.

16 If thou have found honey, eat that is sufficient for thee, lest thou be overfull, and vomit it.

17 Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbor’s house, lest he be weary of thee, and hate thee.

18 A man that beareth false witness against his neighbor, is like an hammer and a sword, and a sharp arrow.

19 Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble, is like a broken tooth and a sliding foot.

20 He that taketh away the garment in the cold season, is like vinegar poured upon nitre, or like him that singeth songs to an heavy heart.

21 If he that hateth thee be hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink.

22 For thou shalt lay coals upon his head, and the Lord shall recompense thee.

23 As the North wind driveth away the rain, so doeth an angry countenance the slandering tongue.

24 It is better to dwell in a corner of the house top, than with a contentious woman in a wide house.

25 As are the cold waters to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.

26 A righteous man falling down before the wicked, is like a troubled well, and a corrupt spring.

27 It is not good to eat much honey: so to search their own glory is not glory.

28 A man that refraineth not his appetite, is like a city which is broken down and without walls.




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Proverbs 24 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 24

1 Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

2 For their heart imagineth destruction, and their lips speak mischief.

3 Through wisdom is an house built, and with understanding it is established.

4 And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious, and pleasant riches.

5 A wise man is strong: for a man of understanding increaseth his strength.

6 For with counsel thou shalt enterprise thy war, and in the multitude of them that can give counsel, is health.

7 Wisdom is high to a fool: therefore he cannot open his mouth in the gate.

8 He that imagineth to do evil, men shall call him an author of wickedness.

9 The wicked thought of a fool is sin, and the scorner is an abomination unto men.

10 If thou be faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

11 Deliver them that are drawn to death: wilt thou not preserve them that are led to be slain?

12 If thou say, Behold, we knew not of it: he that pondereth the hearts, doeth not he understand it? And he that keepeth thy soul, knoweth he it not? Will not he also recompense every man according to his works?

13 My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the honeycomb, for it is sweet unto thy mouth.

14 So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul, if thou find it, and there shall be an end, and thine hope shall not be cut off.

15 Lay no wait, O wicked man, against the house of the righteous, and spoil not his resting place.

16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth again: but the wicked fall into mischief.

17 Be thou not glad when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart rejoice when he stumbleth,

18 Lest the Lord see it, and it displease him, and he turn his wrath from him.

19 Fret not thyself because of the malicious, neither be envious at the wicked.

20 For there shall be none end of plagues to the evil man: the light of the wicked shall be put out.

21 My son fear the Lord, and the King, and meddle not with them that are seditious.

22 For their destruction shall rise suddenly, and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

23 ALSO THESE THINGS PERTAIN TO THE WISE, It is not good to have respect of any person in judgment.

24 He that saith to the wicked, Thou art righteous, him shall the people curse, and the multitude shall abhor him.

25 But to them that rebuke him, shall be pleasure, and upon them shall come the blessing of goodness.

26 They shall kiss the lips of him that answereth upright words.

27 Prepare thy work without, and make ready thy things in the field, and after, build thine house.

28 Be not a witness against thy neighbor without cause: for wilt thou deceive with thy lips?

29 Say not, I will do to him, as he hath done to me, I will recompense every man according to his work.

30 I passed by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man destitute of understanding.

31 And lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

32 Then I beheld, and I considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.

33 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep.

34 So thy poverty cometh as one that travaileth by the way, and thy necessity like an armed man.




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Proverbs 23 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 23

1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee,

2 And put the knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to the appetite.

3 Be not desirous of his dainty meats: for it is a deceivable meat.

4 Travail not too much to be rich: but cease from thy wisdom.

5 Wilt thou cast thine eyes upon it, which is nothing? for riches taketh her to her wings, as an eagle, and flieth into the heaven.

6 Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire his dainty meats.

7 For as though he thought it in his heart, so will he say unto thee, Eat and drink: but his heart is not with thee.

8 Thou shalt vomit thy morsels that thou hast eaten, and thou shalt lose thy sweet words.

9 Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy words.

10 Remove not the ancient bounds, and enter not into the fields of the fatherless.

11 For he that redeemeth them, is mighty: he will defend their cause against thee.

12 Apply thine heart to instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

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

14 Thou shalt smite him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

15 My son, if thine heart be wise, mine heart shall rejoice, and I also.

16 And my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak righteous things.

17 Let not thine heart be envious against sinners: but let it be in the fear of the Lord continually.

18 For surely there is an end, and thy hope shall not be cut off.

19 O thou my son, hear, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.

20 Keep not company with drunkards, nor with gluttons.

21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall be poor, and the sleeper shall be clothed with rags.

22 Obey thy father that hath begotten thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

23 Buy the truth, but sell it not: likewise wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

24 The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice, and he that begetteth a wise child, shall have joy of him.

25 Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.

26 My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes delight in my ways.

27 For a whore is as a deep ditch, and a strange woman is as a narrow pit.

28 Also she lieth in wait as for a prey, and she increaseth the transgressors among men.

29 To whom is woe? to whom is sorrow? to whom is strife? to whom is murmuring? to whom are wounds without cause? and to whom is the redness of the eyes?

30 Even to them that tarry long at the wine, to them that go, and seek mixed wine.

31 Look not thou upon the wine, when it is red, and when it sheweth his color in the cup, or goeth down pleasantly.

32 In the end thereof it will bite like a serpent, and hurt like a cockatrice.

33 Thine eyes shall look upon strange women, and thine heart shall speak lewd things.

34 And thou shalt be as one that sleepeth in the midst of the sea, and as he that sleepeth in the top of the mast.

35 They have stricken me, shalt thou say, but I was not sick: they have beaten me, but I knew not, when I awoke: therefore will I seek it yet still.




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Proverbs 22 (GENEVA BIBLE)

Proverbs 22

1 A good name is to be chosen above great riches, and loving favor is above silver and above gold.

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

3 A prudent man seeth the plague, and hideth himself: but the foolish go on still, and are punished.

4 The reward of humility, and the fear of God is riches, and glory, and life.

5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: but he that regardeth his soul, will depart far from them.

6 Teach a child in the trade of his way, and when he is old, he shall not depart from it.

7 The rich ruleth the poor, and the borrower is servant to the man that lendeth.

8 He that soweth iniquity, shall reap affliction, and the rod of his anger shall fail.

9 He that hath a good eye, he shall be blessed: for he giveth of his bread unto the poor.

10 Cast out the scorner, and strife shall go out: so contention and reproach shall cease.

11 He that loveth pureness of heart for the grace of his lips, the King shall be his friend.

12 The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge: but he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.

13 The slothful man saith, A lion is without, I shall be slain in the street.

14 The mouth of strange women is as a deep pit: he with whom the Lord is angry, shall fall therein.

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

16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase himself, and giveth unto the rich, shall surely come to poverty.

17 Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

18 For it shall be pleasant, if thou keep them in thy belly, and if they be directed together in thy lips.

19 That thy confidence may be in the Lord, I have shewed thee this day: thou therefore take heed.

20 Have not I written unto thee three times in counsels and knowledge,

21 That I might shew thee the assurance of the words of truth to answer the words of truth to them that send to thee?

22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted in judgment.

23 For the Lord will defend their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoil them.

24 Make no friendship with an angry man, neither go with the furious man,

25 Lest thou learn his ways, and receive destruction to thy soul.

26 Be not thou of them that touch the hand, nor among them that are surety for debts.

27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why causest thou that he should take thy bed from under thee?

28 Thou shalt not remove the ancient bounds which thy fathers have made.

29 Thou seest that a diligent man in his business standeth before Kings, and standeth not before the base sort.




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