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Proverbs 1: 1-33

1  The proverbs4912 of Solomon8010 the son1121 of David,1732 king4428 of Israel;3478

2  To know3045 wisdom2451 and instruction;4148 to perceive995 the words561 of understanding;998

3  To receive3947 the instruction4148 of wisdom,7919 justice,6664 and judgment,4941 and equity;4339

4  To give5414 subtlety6195 to the simple,6612 to the young man5288 knowledge1847 and discretion.4209

5  A wise2450 man will hear,8085 and will increase3254 learning;3948 and a man of understanding995 shall attain7069 unto wise counsels:8458

6  To understand995 a proverb,4912 and the interpretation;4426 the words1697 of the wise,2450 and their dark sayings.2420

7  The fear3374 of the LORD3068 is the beginning7225 of knowledge:1847 but fools191 despise936 wisdom2451 and instruction.4148

8  My son,1121 hear8085 the instruction4148 of thy father,1 and forsake5203 not408 the law8451 of thy mother:517

9  For3588 they1992 shall be an ornament3880 of grace2580 unto thy head,7218 and chains6060 about thy neck.1621

10  My son,1121 if518 sinners2400 entice6601 thee, consent14 thou not.408

11  If518 they say,559 Come1980 with854 us, let us lay wait693 for blood,1818 let us lurk privily6845 for the innocent5355 without cause:2600

12  Let us swallow them up1104 alive2416 as the grave;7585 and whole,8549 as those that go down3381 into the pit:953

13  We shall find4672 all3605 precious3368 substance,1952 we shall fill4390 our houses1004 with spoil:7998

14  Cast in5307 thy lot1486 among8432 us; let us all3605 have1961 one259 purse:3599

15  My son,1121 walk1980 not408 thou in the way1870 with854 them; refrain4513 thy foot7272 from their path:4480 5410

16  For3588 their feet7272 run7323 to evil,7451 and make haste4116 to shed8210 blood.1818

17  Surely3588 in vain2600 the net7568 is spread2219 in the sight5869 of any3605 bird.1167 3671

18  And they1992 lay wait693 for their own blood;1818 they lurk privily6845 for their own lives.5315

19  So3651 are the ways734 of every one3605 that is greedy1214 of gain;1215 which taketh away3947 853 the life5315 of the owners1167 thereof.

20  Wisdom2454 crieth7442 without;2351 she uttereth5414 her voice6963 in the streets:7339

21  She crieth7121 in the chief7218 place of concourse,1993 in the openings6607 of the gates:8179 in the city5892 she uttereth559 her words,561 saying,

22  How long,5704 4970 ye simple ones,6612 will ye love157 simplicity?6612 and the scorners3887 delight2530 in their scorning,3944 and fools3684 hate8130 knowledge?1847

23  Turn7725 you at my reproof:8433 behold,2009 I will pour out5042 my spirit7307 unto you, I will make known3045 my words1697 unto you.

24  Because3282 I have called,7121 and ye refused;3985 I have stretched out5186 my hand,3027 and no man369 regarded;7181

25  But ye have set at naught6544 all3605 my counsel,6098 and would14 none3808 of my reproof:8433

26  I589 also1571 will laugh7832 at your calamity;343 I will mock3932 when your fear6343 cometh;935

27  When your fear6343 cometh935 as desolation,7722 and your destruction343 cometh857 as a whirlwind;5492 when distress6869 and anguish6695 cometh935 upon5921 you.

28  Then227 shall they call upon7121 me, but I will not3808 answer;6030 they shall seek me early,7836 but they shall not3808 find4672 me:

29  For that8478 3588 they hated8130 knowledge,1847 and did not3808 choose977 the fear3374 of the LORD:3068

30  They would14 none3808 of my counsel:6098 they despised5006 all3605 my reproof.8433

31  Therefore shall they eat398 of the fruit4480 6529 of their own way,1870 and be filled7646 with their own devices.4480 4156

32  For3588 the turning away4878 of the simple6612 shall slay2026 them, and the prosperity7962 of fools3684 shall destroy6 them.

33  But whoso hearkeneth8085 unto me shall dwell7931 safely,983 and shall be quiet7599 from fear4480 6343 of evil.7451

Proverbs 2: 1-22

1  My son,1121 if518 thou wilt receive3947 my words,561 and hide6845 my commandments4687 with854 thee;

2  So that thou incline7181 thine ear241 unto wisdom,2451 and apply5186 thine heart3820 to understanding;8394

3  Yea,3588 if518 thou criest7121 after knowledge,998 and liftest up5414 thy voice6963 for understanding;8394

4  If518 thou seekest1245 her as silver,3701 and searchest2664 for her as for hid treasures;4301

5  Then227 shalt thou understand995 the fear3374 of the LORD,3068 and find4672 the knowledge1847 of God.430

6  For3588 the LORD3068 giveth5414 wisdom:2451 out of his mouth4480 6310 cometh knowledge1847 and understanding.8394

7  He layeth up6845 sound wisdom8454 for the righteous:3477 he is a buckler4043 to them that walk1980 uprightly.8537

8  He keepeth5341 the paths734 of judgment,4941 and preserveth8104 the way1870 of his saints.2623

9  Then227 shalt thou understand995 righteousness,6664 and judgment,4941 and equity;4339 yea, every3605 good2896 path.4570

10  When3588 wisdom2451 entereth935 into thine heart,3820 and knowledge1847 is pleasant5276 unto thy soul;5315

11  Discretion4209 shall preserve8104 5921 thee, understanding8394 shall keep5341 thee:

12  To deliver5337 thee from the way4480 1870 of the evil7451 man, from the man4480 376 that speaketh1696 froward things;8419

13  Who leave5800 the paths734 of uprightness,3476 to walk1980 in the ways1870 of darkness;2822

14  Who rejoice8056 to do6213 evil,7451 and delight in1523 the frowardness8419 of the wicked;7451

15  Whose834 ways734 are crooked,6141 and they froward3868 in their paths:4570

16  To deliver5337 thee from the strange woman,4480 802 2114 even from the stranger4480 5237 which flattereth2505 with her words;561

17  Which forsaketh5800 the guide441 of her youth,5271 and forgetteth7911 the covenant1285 of her God.430

18  For3588 her house1004 inclineth7743 unto413 death,4194 and her paths4570 unto413 the dead.7496

19  None3808 3605 that go unto935 her return again,7725 neither3808 take they hold5381 of the paths734 of life.2416

20  That4616 thou mayest walk1980 in the way1870 of good2896 men, and keep8104 the paths734 of the righteous.6662

21  For3588 the upright3477 shall dwell in7931 the land,776 and the perfect8549 shall remain3498 in it.

22  But the wicked7563 shall be cut off3772 from the earth,4480 776 and the transgressors898 shall be rooted5255 out of4480 it.

Proverbs 3: 1-35

1  My son,1121 forget7911 not408 my law;8451 but let thine heart3820 keep5341 my commandments:4687

2  For3588 length753 of days,3117 and long8141 life,2416 and peace,7965 shall they add3254 to thee.

3  Let not408 mercy2617 and truth571 forsake5800 thee: bind7194 them about5921 thy neck;1621 write3789 them upon5921 the table3871 of thine heart:3820

4  So shalt thou find4672 favor2580 and good2896 understanding7922 in the sight5869 of God430 and man.120

5  Trust982 in413 the LORD3068 with all3605 thine heart;3820 and lean8172 not408 unto413 thine own understanding.998

6  In all3605 thy ways1870 acknowledge3045 him, and he1931 shall direct3474 thy paths.734

7  Be1961 not408 wise2450 in thine own eyes:5869 fear3372 853 the LORD,3068 and depart5493 from evil.4480 7451

8  It shall be1961 health7500 to thy navel,8270 and marrow8250 to thy bones.6106

9  Honor3513 853 the LORD3068 with thy substance,4480 1952 and with the firstfruits4480 7225 of all3605 thine increase:8393

10  So shall thy barns618 be filled4390 with plenty,7647 and thy presses3342 shall burst out6555 with new wine.8492

11  My son,1121 despise3988 not408 the chastening4148 of the LORD;3068 neither408 be weary6973 of his correction:8433

12  For3588 853 whom834 the LORD3068 loveth157 he correcteth;3198 even as a father1 853 the son1121 in whom he delighteth.7521

13  Happy835 is the man120 that findeth4672 wisdom,2451 and the man120 that getteth6329 understanding.8394

14  For3588 the merchandise5504 of it is better2896 than the merchandise4480 5505 of silver,3701 and the gain8393 thereof than fine gold.4480 2742

15  She1931 is more precious3368 than rubies:4480 6443 and all3605 the things thou canst desire2656 are not3808 to be compared7737 unto her.

16  Length753 of days3117 is in her right hand;3225 and in her left hand8040 riches6239 and honor.3519

17  Her ways1870 are ways1870 of pleasantness,5278 and all3605 her paths5410 are peace.7965

18  She1931 is a tree6086 of life2416 to them that lay hold2388 upon her: and happy833 is every one that retaineth8551 her.

19  The LORD3068 by wisdom2451 hath founded3245 the earth;776 by understanding8394 hath he established3559 the heavens.8064

20  By his knowledge1847 the depths8415 are broken up,1234 and the clouds7834 drop down7491 the dew.2919

21  My son,1121 let not408 them depart3868 from thine eyes:4480 5869 keep5341 sound wisdom8454 and discretion:4209

22  So shall they be1961 life2416 unto thy soul,5315 and grace2580 to thy neck.1621

23  Then227 shalt thou walk1980 in thy way1870 safely,983 and thy foot7272 shall not3808 stumble.5062

24  When518 thou liest down,7901 thou shalt not3808 be afraid:6342 yea, thou shalt lie down,7901 and thy sleep8142 shall be sweet.6149

25  Be not408 afraid3372 of sudden6597 fear,4480 6343 neither of the desolation4480 7722 of the wicked,7563 when3588 it cometh.935

26  For3588 the LORD3068 shall be1961 thy confidence,3689 and shall keep8104 thy foot7272 from being taken.4480 3921

27  Withhold4513 not408 good2896 from them to whom it is due,4480 1167 when it is1961 in the power410 of thine hand3027 to do6213 it.

28  Say559 not408 unto thy neighbor,7453 Go,1980 and come again,7725 and tomorrow4279 I will give;5414 when thou hast3426 it by854 thee.

29  Devise2790 not408 evil7451 against5921 thy neighbor,7453 seeing he1931 dwelleth3427 securely983 by854 thee.

30  Strive7378 not408 with5973 a man120 without cause,2600 if518 he have done1580 thee no3808 harm.7451

31  Envy7065 thou not408 the oppressor,376 2555 and choose977 none408 3605 of his ways.1870

32  For3588 the froward3868 is abomination8441 to the LORD:3068 but his secret5475 is with854 the righteous.3477

33  The curse3994 of the LORD3068 is in the house1004 of the wicked:7563 but he blesseth1288 the habitation5116 of the just.6662

34  Surely518 he1931 scorneth3887 the scorners:3887 but he giveth5414 grace2580 unto the lowly.6035

35  The wise2450 shall inherit5157 glory:3519 but shame7036 shall be the promotion7311 of fools.3684

Proverbs 4: 1-27

1  Hear,8085 ye children,1121 the instruction4148 of a father,1 and attend7181 to know3045 understanding.998

2  For3588 I give5414 you good2896 doctrine,3948 forsake5800 ye not408 my law.8451

3  For3588 I was1961 my father's1 son,1121 tender7390 and only3173 beloved in the sight6440 of my mother.517

4  He taught3384 me also, and said559 unto me, Let thine heart3820 retain8551 my words:1697 keep8104 my commandments,4687 and live.2421

5  Get7069 wisdom,2451 get7069 understanding:998 forget7911 it not;408 neither408 decline5186 from the words4480 561 of my mouth.6310

6  Forsake5800 her not,408 and she shall preserve8104 thee: love157 her, and she shall keep5341 thee.

7  Wisdom2451 is the principal thing;7225 therefore get7069 wisdom:2451 and with all3605 thy getting7075 get7069 understanding.998

8  Exalt5549 her, and she shall promote7311 thee: she shall bring thee to honor,3513 when3588 thou dost embrace2263 her.

9  She shall give5414 to thine head7218 an ornament3880 of grace:2580 a crown5850 of glory8597 shall she deliver4042 to thee.

10  Hear,8085 O my son,1121 and receive3947 my sayings;561 and the years8141 of thy life2416 shall be many.7235

11  I have taught3384 thee in the way1870 of wisdom;2451 I have led1869 thee in right3476 paths.4570

12  When thou goest,1980 thy steps6806 shall not3808 be straitened;3334 and when518 thou runnest,7323 thou shalt not3808 stumble.3782

13  Take fast hold2388 of instruction;4148 let her not408 go:7503 keep5341 her; for3588 she1931 is thy life.2416

14  Enter935 not408 into the path734 of the wicked,7563 and go833 not408 in the way1870 of evil7451 men.

15  Avoid6544 it, pass5674 not408 by it, turn7847 from4480 5921 it, and pass away.5674

16  For3588 they sleep3462 not,3808 except518 3808 they have done mischief;7489 and their sleep8142 is taken away,1497 unless518 3808 they cause some to fall.3782

17  For3588 they eat3898 the bread3899 of wickedness,7562 and drink8354 the wine3196 of violence.2555

18  But the path734 of the just6662 is as the shining5051 light,216 that shineth215 more and more1980 unto5704 the perfect3559 day.3117

19  The way1870 of the wicked7563 is as darkness:653 they know3045 not3808 at what4100 they stumble.3782

20  My son,1121 attend7181 to my words;1697 incline5186 thine ear241 unto my sayings.561

21  Let them not408 depart3868 from thine eyes;4480 5869 keep8104 them in the midst8432 of thine heart.3824

22  For3588 they1992 are life2416 unto those that find4672 them, and health4832 to all3605 their flesh.1320

23  Keep5341 thy heart3820 with all4480 3605 diligence;4929 for3588 out of4480 it are the issues8444 of life.2416

24  Put away5493 from4480 thee a froward6143 mouth,6310 and perverse3891 lips8193 put far7368 from4480 thee.

25  Let thine eyes5869 look5027 right on,5227 and let thine eyelids6079 look straight3474 before5048 thee.

26  Ponder6424 the path4570 of thy feet,7272 and let all3605 thy ways1870 be established.3559

27  Turn5186 not408 to the right hand3225 nor to the left:8040 remove5493 thy foot7272 from evil.4480 7451

Proverbs 5: 1-23

1  My son,1121 attend7181 unto my wisdom,2451 and bow5186 thine ear241 to my understanding:8394

2  That thou mayest regard8104 discretion,4209 and that thy lips8193 may keep5341 knowledge.1847

3  For3588 the lips8193 of a strange woman2114 drop5197 as a honeycomb,5317 and her mouth2441 is smoother2509 than oil:4480 8081

4  But her end319 is bitter4751 as wormwood,3939 sharp2299 as a twoedged6310 sword.2719

5  Her feet7272 go down3381 to death;4194 her steps6806 take hold8551 on hell.7585

6  Lest6435 thou shouldest ponder6424 the path734 of life,2416 her ways4570 are movable,5128 that thou canst not3808 know3045 them.

7  Hear8085 me now6258 therefore, O ye children,1121 and depart5493 not408 from the words4480 561 of my mouth.6310

8  Remove thy way far7368 1870 from4480 5921 her, and come not nigh7126 408 413 the door6607 of her house:1004

9  Lest6435 thou give5414 thine honor1935 unto others,312 and thy years8141 unto the cruel:394

10  Lest6435 strangers2114 be filled7646 with thy wealth;3581 and thy labors6089 be in the house1004 of a stranger;5237

11  And thou mourn5098 at the last,319 when thy flesh1320 and thy body7607 are consumed,3615

12  And say,559 How349 have I hated8130 instruction,4148 and my heart3820 despised5006 reproof;8433

13  And have not3808 obeyed8085 the voice6963 of my teachers,3384 nor3808 inclined5186 mine ear241 to them that instructed3925 me!

14  I was1961 almost4592 in all3605 evil7451 in the midst8432 of the congregation6951 and assembly.5712

15  Drink8354 waters4325 out of thine own cistern,4480 953 and running waters5140 out of4480 8432 thine own well.875

16  Let thy fountains4599 be dispersed6327 abroad,2351 and rivers6388 of waters4325 in the streets.7339

17  Let them be1961 only905 thine own, and not369 strangers'2114 with854 thee.

18  Let thy fountain4726 be1961 blessed:1288 and rejoice8055 with the wife4480 802 of thy youth.5271

19  Let her be as the loving158 hind365 and pleasant2580 roe;3280 let her breasts1717 satisfy7301 thee at all3605 times;6256 and be thou ravished7686 always8548 with her love.160

20  And why4100 wilt thou, my son,1121 be ravished7686 with a strange woman,2114 and embrace2263 the bosom2436 of a stranger?5237

21  For3588 the ways1870 of man376 are before5227 the eyes5869 of the LORD,3068 and he pondereth6424 all3605 his goings.4570

22  His own iniquities5771 shall take3920 853 the wicked7563 himself, and he shall be holden8551 with the cords2256 of his sins.2403

23  He1931 shall die4191 without369 instruction;4148 and in the greatness7230 of his folly200 he shall go astray.7686

Proverbs 6: 1-35

1  My son,1121 if518 thou be surety6148 for thy friend,7453 if thou hast stricken8628 thy hand3709 with a stranger,2114

2  Thou art snared3369 with the words561 of thy mouth,6310 thou art taken3920 with the words561 of thy mouth.6310

3  Do6213 this2063 now,645 my son,1121 and deliver thyself,5337 when3588 thou art come935 into the hand3709 of thy friend;7453 go,1980 humble thyself,7511 and make sure7292 thy friend.7453

4  Give5414 not408 sleep8142 to thine eyes,5869 nor slumber8572 to thine eyelids.6079

5  Deliver thyself5337 as a roe6643 from the hand4480 3027 of the hunter, and as a bird6833 from the hand4480 3027 of the fowler.3353

6  Go1980 to413 the ant,5244 thou sluggard;6102 consider7200 her ways,1870 and be wise:2449

7  Which834 having no369 guide,7101 overseer,7860 or ruler,4910

8  Provideth3559 her meat3899 in the summer,7019 and gathereth103 her food3978 in the harvest.7105

9  How long5704 4970 wilt thou sleep,7901 O sluggard?6102 when4970 wilt thou arise6965 out of thy sleep?4480 8142

10  Yet a little4592 sleep,8142 a little4592 slumber,8572 a little4592 folding2264 of the hands3027 to sleep:7901

11  So shall thy poverty7389 come935 as one that traveleth,1980 and thy want4270 as an armed4043 man.376

12  A naughty1100 person,120 a wicked205 man,376 walketh1980 with a froward6143 mouth.6310

13  He winketh7169 with his eyes,5869 he speaketh4448 with his feet,7272 he teacheth3384 with his fingers;676

14  Frowardness8419 is in his heart,3820 he deviseth2790 mischief7451 continually;3605 6256 he soweth7971 discord.4066

15  Therefore5921 3651 shall his calamity343 come935 suddenly;6597 suddenly6621 shall he be broken7665 without369 remedy.4832

16  These2007 six8337 things doth the LORD3068 hate:8130 yea, seven7651 are an abomination8441 unto him:5315

17  A proud7311 look,5869 a lying8267 tongue,3956 and hands3027 that shed8210 innocent5355 blood,1818

18  A heart3820 that deviseth2790 wicked205 imaginations,4284 feet7272 that be swift4116 in running7323 to mischief,7451

19  A false8267 witness5707 that speaketh6315 lies,3577 and he that soweth7971 discord4090 among996 brethren.251

20  My son,1121 keep5341 thy father's1 commandment,4687 and forsake5203 not408 the law8451 of thy mother:517

21  Bind7194 them continually8548 upon5921 thine heart,3820 and tie6029 them about5921 thy neck.1621

22  When thou goest,1980 it shall lead5148 thee;853 when thou sleepest,7901 it shall keep8104 5921 thee; and when thou awakest,6974 it1931 shall talk7878 with thee.

23  For3588 the commandment4687 is a lamp;5216 and the law8451 is light;216 and reproofs8433 of instruction4148 are the way1870 of life:2416

24  To keep8104 thee from the evil7451 woman,4480 802 from the flattery4480 2513 of the tongue3956 of a strange woman.5237

25  Lust2530 not408 after her beauty3308 in thine heart;3824 neither408 let her take3947 thee with her eyelids.6079

26  For3588 by means1157 of a whorish2181 woman802 a man is brought to5704 a piece3603 of bread:3899 and the adulteress802 376 will hunt6679 for the precious3368 life.5315

27  Can a man376 take2846 fire784 in his bosom,2436 and his clothes899 not3808 be burned?8313

28  Can518 one376 go1980 upon5921 hot coals,1513 and his feet7272 not3808 be burned?3554

29  So3651 he that goeth in935 to413 his neighbor's7453 wife;802 whosoever3605 toucheth5060 her shall not3808 be innocent.5352

30  Men do not3808 despise936 a thief,1590 if3588 he steal1589 to satisfy4390 his soul5315 when3588 he is hungry;7456

31  But if he be found,4672 he shall restore7999 sevenfold;7659 he shall give5414 853 all3605 the substance1952 of his house.1004

32  But whoso committeth adultery5003 with a woman802 lacketh2638 understanding:3820 he1931 that doeth6213 it destroyeth7843 his own soul.5315

33  A wound5061 and dishonor7036 shall he get;4672 and his reproach2781 shall not3808 be wiped away.4229

34  For3588 jealousy7068 is the rage2534 of a man:1397 therefore he will not3808 spare2550 in the day3117 of vengeance.5359

35  He will not3808 regard6440 5375 any3605 ransom;3724 neither3808 will he rest content,14 though3588 thou givest many7235 gifts.7810

Proverbs 7: 1-27

1  My son,1121 keep8104 my words,561 and lay up6845 my commandments4687 with854 thee.

2  Keep8104 my commandments,4687 and live;2421 and my law8451 as the apple380 of thine eye.5869

3  Bind7194 them upon5921 thy fingers,676 write3789 them upon5921 the table3871 of thine heart.3820

4  Say559 unto wisdom,2451 Thou859 art my sister;269 and call7121 understanding998 thy kinswoman:4129

5  That they may keep8104 thee from the strange2114 woman,4480 802 from the stranger4480 5237 which flattereth2505 with her words.561

6  For3588 at the window2474 of my house1004 I looked8259 through1157 my casement,822

7  And beheld7200 among the simple ones,6612 I discerned995 among the youths,1121 a young man5288 void2638 of understanding,3820

8  Passing5674 through the street7784 near681 her corner;6438 and he went6805 the way1870 to her house,1004

9  In the twilight,5399 in the evening,6153 3117 in the black380 and dark653 night:3915

10  And, behold,2009 there met7125 him a woman802 with the attire7897 of a harlot,2181 and subtle5341 of heart.3820

11  (She1931 is loud1993 and stubborn;5637 her feet7272 abide7931 not3808 in her house:1004

12  Now6471 is she without,2351 now6471 in the streets,7339 and lieth in wait693 at681 every3605 corner.)6438

13  So she caught2388 him, and kissed5401 him, and with an impudent5810 face6440 said559 unto him,

14  I have peace offerings2077 8002 with5921 me; this day3117 have I paid7999 my vows.5088

15  Therefore5921 3651 came I forth3318 to meet7125 thee, diligently to seek7836 thy face,6440 and I have found4672 thee.

16  I have decked7234 my bed6210 with coverings of tapestry,4765 with carved2405 works, with fine linen330 of Egypt.4714

17  I have perfumed5130 my bed4904 with myrrh,4753 aloes,174 and cinnamon.7076

18  Come,1980 let us take our fill7301 of love1730 until5704 the morning:1242 let us solace ourselves5965 with loves.159

19  For3588 the goodman376 is not369 at home,1004 he is gone1980 a long4480 7350 journey:1870

20  He hath taken3947 a bag6872 of money3701 with3027 him, and will come935 home1004 at the day3117 appointed.3677

21  With her much7230 fair speech3948 she caused him to yield,5186 with the flattering2506 of her lips8193 she forced5080 him.

22  He goeth1980 after310 her straightway,6597 as an ox7794 goeth935 to413 the slaughter,2874 or as a fool191 to413 the correction4148 of the stocks;5914

23  Till5704 a dart2671 strike through6398 his liver;3516 as a bird6833 hasteth4116 to413 the snare,6341 and knoweth3045 not3808 that3588 it1931 is for his life.5315

24  Hearken8085 unto me now6258 therefore, O ye children,1121 and attend7181 to the words561 of my mouth.6310

25  Let not408 thine heart3820 decline7847 to413 her ways,1870 go not astray8582 408 in her paths.5410

26  For3588 she hath cast down5307 many7227 wounded:2491 yea, many3605 strong6099 men have been slain2026 by her.

27  Her house1004 is the way1870 to hell,7585 going down3381 to413 the chambers2315 of death.4194

Proverbs 8: 1-36

1  Doth not3808 wisdom2451 cry?7121 and understanding8394 put forth5414 her voice?6963

2  She standeth5324 in the top7218 of high places,4791 by5921 the way1870 in the places1004 of the paths.5410

3  She crieth7442 at3027 the gates,8179 at the entry6310 of the city,7176 at the coming3996 in at the doors.6607

4  Unto413 you, O men,376 I call;7121 and my voice6963 is to413 the sons1121 of man.120

5  O ye simple,6612 understand995 wisdom:6195 and, ye fools,3684 be ye of an understanding995 heart.3820

6  Hear;8085 for3588 I will speak1696 of excellent things;5057 and the opening4669 of my lips8193 shall be right things.4339

7  For3588 my mouth2441 shall speak1897 truth;571 and wickedness7562 is an abomination8441 to my lips.8193

8  All3605 the words561 of my mouth6310 are in righteousness;6664 there is nothing369 froward6617 or perverse6141 in them.

9  They are all3605 plain5228 to him that understandeth,995 and right3477 to them that find4672 knowledge.1847

10  Receive3947 my instruction,4148 and not408 silver;3701 and knowledge1847 rather than choice gold.4480 977 2742

11  For3588 wisdom2451 is better2896 than rubies;4480 6443 and all3605 the things that may be desired2656 are not3808 to be compared7737 to it.

12  I589 wisdom2451 dwell7931 with prudence,6195 and find out4672 knowledge1847 of witty inventions.4209

13  The fear3374 of the LORD3068 is to hate8130 evil:7451 pride,1344 and arrogance,1347 and the evil7451 way,1870 and the froward8419 mouth,6310 do I hate.8130

14  Counsel6098 is mine, and sound wisdom:8454 I589 am understanding;998 I have strength.1369

15  By me kings4428 reign,4427 and princes7336 decree2710 justice.6664

16  By me princes8269 rule,8323 and nobles,5081 even all3605 the judges8199 of the earth.776

17  I589 love157 them that love157 me; and those that seek me early7836 shall find4672 me.

18  Riches6239 and honor3519 are with854 me; yea, durable6276 riches1952 and righteousness.6666

19  My fruit6529 is better2896 than gold,4480 2742 yea, than fine gold;4480 6337 and my revenue8393 than choice977 silver.4480 3701

20  I lead1980 in the way734 of righteousness,6666 in the midst8432 of the paths5410 of judgment:4941

21  That I may cause those that love157 me to inherit5157 substance;3426 and I will fill4390 their treasures.214

22  The LORD3068 possessed7069 me in the beginning7225 of his way,1870 before6924 his works4659 of old.4480 227

23  I was set up5258 from everlasting,4480 5769 from the beginning,4480 7218 or ever4480 6924 the earth776 was.

24  When there were no369 depths,8415 I was brought forth;2342 when there were no369 fountains4599 abounding3513 with water.4325

25  Before2962 the mountains2022 were settled,2883 before6440 the hills1389 was I brought forth:2343

26  While as yet5704 he had not3808 made6213 the earth,776 nor the fields,2351 nor the highest part7218 of the dust6083 of the world.8398

27  When he prepared3559 the heavens,8064 I589 was there:8033 when he set2710 a compass2329 upon5921 the face6440 of the depth:8415

28  When he established553 the clouds7834 above:4480 4605 when he strengthened5810 the fountains5869 of the deep:8415

29  When he gave7760 to the sea3220 his decree,2706 that the waters4325 should not3808 pass5674 his commandment:6310 when he appointed2710 the foundations4146 of the earth:776

30  Then I was1961 by681 him, as one brought up525 with him: and I was1961 daily3117 3117 his delight,8191 rejoicing7832 always3605 6256 before6440 him;

31  Rejoicing7832 in the habitable part8398 of his earth;776 and my delights8191 were with854 the sons1121 of men.120

32  Now6258 therefore hearken8085 unto me, O ye children:1121 for blessed835 are they that keep8104 my ways.1870

33  Hear8085 instruction,4148 and be wise,2449 and refuse6544 it not.408

34  Blessed835 is the man120 that heareth8085 me, watching8245 daily3117 3117 at5921 my gates,1817 waiting8104 at the posts4201 of my doors.6607

35  For3588 whoso findeth4672 me findeth4672 life,2416 and shall obtain6329 favor7522 of the LORD.4480 3068

36  But he that sinneth against2398 me wrongeth2554 his own soul:5315 all3605 they that hate8130 me love157 death.4194

Proverbs 9: 1-18

1  Wisdom2454 hath built1129 her house,1004 she hath hewn out2672 her seven7651 pillars:5982

2  She hath killed2873 her beasts;2874 she hath mingled4537 her wine;3196 she hath also637 furnished6186 her table.7979

3  She hath sent forth7971 her maidens:5291 she crieth7121 upon5921 the highest places1610 4791 of the city,7176

4  Whoso4310 is simple,6612 let him turn5493 in hither:2008 as for him that wanteth2638 understanding,3820 she saith559 to him,

5  Come,1980 eat3898 of my bread,3899 and drink8354 of the wine3196 which I have mingled.4537

6  Forsake5800 the foolish,6612 and live;2421 and go833 in the way1870 of understanding.998

7  He that reproveth3256 a scorner3887 getteth3947 to himself shame:7036 and he that rebuketh3198 a wicked7563 man getteth himself a blot.3971

8  Reprove3198 not408 a scorner,3887 lest6435 he hate8130 thee: rebuke3198 a wise man,2450 and he will love157 thee.

9  Give5414 instruction to a wise2450 man, and he will be yet5750 wiser:2449 teach3045 a just6662 man, and he will increase3254 in learning.3948

10  The fear3374 of the LORD3068 is the beginning8462 of wisdom:2451 and the knowledge1847 of the holy6918 is understanding.998

11  For3588 by me thy days3117 shall be multiplied,7235 and the years8141 of thy life2416 shall be increased.3254

12  If518 thou be wise,2449 thou shalt be wise2449 for thyself: but if thou scornest,3887 thou alone905 shalt bear5375 it.

13  A foolish3687 woman802 is clamorous:1993 she is simple,6615 and knoweth3045 nothing.1077 4100

14  For she sitteth3427 at the door6607 of her house,1004 on5921 a seat3678 in the high places4791 of the city,7176

15  To call7121 passengers5674 1870 who go right3474 on their ways:734

16  Whoso4310 is simple,6612 let him turn5493 in hither:2008 and as for him that wanteth2638 understanding,3820 she saith559 to him,

17  Stolen1589 waters4325 are sweet,4985 and bread3899 eaten in secret5643 is pleasant.5276

18  But he knoweth3045 not3808 that3588 the dead7496 are there;8033 and that her guests7121 are in the depths6011 of hell.7585

Proverbs 10: 1-32

1  The proverbs4912 of Solomon.8010 A wise2450 son1121 maketh a glad8055 father:1 but a foolish3684 son1121 is the heaviness8424 of his mother.517

2  Treasures214 of wickedness7562 profit3276 nothing:3808 but righteousness6666 delivereth5337 from death.4480 4194

3  The LORD3068 will not3808 suffer the soul5315 of the righteous6662 to famish:7456 but he casteth away1920 the substance1942 of the wicked.7563

4  He becometh poor7326 that dealeth6213 with a slack7423 hand:3709 but the hand3027 of the diligent2742 maketh rich.6238

5  He that gathereth103 in summer7019 is a wise7919 son:1121 but he that sleepeth7290 in harvest7105 is a son1121 that causeth shame.954

6  Blessings1293 are upon the head7218 of the just:6662 but violence2555 covereth3680 the mouth6310 of the wicked.7563

7  The memory2143 of the just6662 is blessed:1293 but the name8034 of the wicked7563 shall rot.7537

8  The wise2450 in heart3820 will receive3947 commandments:4687 but a prating8193 fool191 shall fall.3832

9  He that walketh1980 uprightly8537 walketh1980 surely:983 but he that perverteth6140 his ways1870 shall be known.3045

10  He that winketh7169 with the eye5869 causeth5414 sorrow:6094 but a prating8193 fool191 shall fall.3832

11  The mouth6310 of a righteous6662 man is a well4726 of life:2416 but violence2555 covereth3680 the mouth6310 of the wicked.7563

12  Hatred8135 stirreth up5782 strifes:4090 but love160 covereth3680 5921 all3605 sins.6588

13  In the lips8193 of him that hath understanding995 wisdom2451 is found:4672 but a rod7626 is for the back1460 of him that is void2638 of understanding.3820

14  Wise2450 men lay up6845 knowledge:1847 but the mouth6310 of the foolish191 is near7138 destruction.4288

15  The rich man's6223 wealth1952 is his strong5797 city:7151 the destruction4288 of the poor1800 is their poverty.7389

16  The labor6468 of the righteous6662 tendeth to life:2416 the fruit8393 of the wicked7563 to sin.2403

17  He is in the way734 of life2416 that keepeth8104 instruction:4148 but he that refuseth5800 reproof8433 erreth.8582

18  He that hideth3680 hatred8135 with lying8267 lips,8193 and he that uttereth3318 a slander,1681 is a fool.3684

19  In the multitude7230 of words1697 there wanteth2308 not3808 sin:6588 but he that refraineth2820 his lips8193 is wise.7919

20  The tongue3956 of the just6662 is as choice977 silver:3701 the heart3820 of the wicked7563 is little worth.4592

21  The lips8193 of the righteous6662 feed7462 many:7227 but fools191 die4191 for want2638 of wisdom.3820

22  The blessing1293 of the LORD,3068 it1931 maketh rich,6238 and he addeth3254 no3808 sorrow6089 with5973 it.

23  It is as sport7814 to a fool3684 to do6213 mischief:2154 but a man376 of understanding8394 hath wisdom.2451

24  The fear4034 of the wicked,7563 it1931 shall come upon935 him: but the desire8378 of the righteous6662 shall be granted.5414

25  As the whirlwind5492 passeth,5674 so is the wicked7563 no369 more: but the righteous6662 is an everlasting5769 foundation.3247

26  As vinegar2558 to the teeth,8127 and as smoke6227 to the eyes,5869 so3651 is the sluggard6102 to them that send7971 him.

27  The fear3374 of the LORD3068 prolongeth3254 days:3117 but the years8141 of the wicked7563 shall be shortened.7114

28  The hope8431 of the righteous6662 shall be gladness:8057 but the expectation8615 of the wicked7563 shall perish.6

29  The way1870 of the LORD3068 is strength4581 to the upright:8537 but destruction4288 shall be to the workers6466 of iniquity.205

30  The righteous6662 shall never5769 1077 be removed:4131 but the wicked7563 shall not3808 inhabit7931 the earth.776

31  The mouth6310 of the just6662 bringeth forth5107 wisdom:2451 but the froward8419 tongue3956 shall be cut out.3772

32  The lips8193 of the righteous6662 know3045 what is acceptable:7522 but the mouth6310 of the wicked7563 speaketh frowardness.8419

Proverbs 11: 1-31

1  A false4820 balance3976 is abomination8441 to the LORD:3068 but a just8003 weight68 is his delight.7522

2  When pride2087 cometh,935 then cometh935 shame:7036 but with854 the lowly6800 is wisdom.2451

3  The integrity8538 of the upright3477 shall guide5148 them: but the perverseness5558 of transgressors898 shall destroy7703 them.

4  Riches1952 profit3276 not3808 in the day3117 of wrath:5678 but righteousness6666 delivereth5337 from death.4480 4194

5  The righteousness6666 of the perfect8549 shall direct3474 his way:1870 but the wicked7563 shall fall5307 by his own wickedness.7564

6  The righteousness6666 of the upright3477 shall deliver5337 them: but transgressors898 shall be taken3920 in their own naughtiness.1942

7  When a wicked7563 man120 dieth,4194 his expectation8615 shall perish:6 and the hope8431 of unjust205 men perisheth.6

8  The righteous6662 is delivered2502 out of trouble,4480 6869 and the wicked7563 cometh935 in his stead.8478

9  A hypocrite2611 with his mouth6310 destroyeth7843 his neighbor:7453 but through knowledge1847 shall the just6662 be delivered.2502

10  When it goeth well2898 with the righteous,6662 the city7151 rejoiceth:5970 and when the wicked7563 perish,6 there is shouting.7440

11  By the blessing1293 of the upright3477 the city7176 is exalted:7311 but it is overthrown2040 by the mouth6310 of the wicked.7563

12  He that is void2638 of wisdom3820 despiseth936 his neighbor:7453 but a man376 of understanding8394 holdeth his peace.2790

13  A talebearer1980 7400 revealeth1540 secrets:5475 but he that is of a faithful539 spirit7307 concealeth3680 the matter.1697

14  Where no369 counsel8458 is, the people5971 fall:5307 but in the multitude7230 of counselors3289 there is safety.8668

15  He that is surety6148 for a stranger2114 shall smart7451 7489 for it: and he that hateth8130 suretiship8628 is sure.982

16  A gracious2580 woman802 retaineth8551 honor:3519 and strong6184 men retain8551 riches.6239

17  The merciful2617 man376 doeth good1580 to his own soul:5315 but he that is cruel394 troubleth5916 his own flesh.7607

18  The wicked7563 worketh6213 a deceitful8267 work:6468 but to him that soweth2232 righteousness6666 shall be a sure571 reward.7938

19  As3651 righteousness6666 tendeth to life:2416 so he that pursueth7291 evil7451 pursueth it to his own death.4194

20  They that are of a froward6141 heart3820 are abomination8441 to the LORD:3068 but such as are upright8549 in their way1870 are his delight.7522

21  Though hand3027 join in hand,3027 the wicked7451 shall not3808 be unpunished:5352 but the seed2233 of the righteous6662 shall be delivered.4422

22  As a jewel5141 of gold2091 in a swine's2386 snout,639 so is a fair3303 woman802 which is without5493 discretion.2940

23  The desire8378 of the righteous6662 is only389 good:2896 but the expectation8615 of the wicked7563 is wrath.5678

24  There is3426 that scattereth,6340 and yet5750 increaseth;3254 and there is that withholdeth2820 more than is meet,4480 3476 but it tendeth to poverty.4270

25  The liberal1293 soul5315 shall be made fat:1878 and he that watereth7301 shall be watered3384 also1571 himself.1931

26  He that withholdeth4513 corn,1250 the people3816 shall curse6895 him: but blessing1293 shall be upon the head7218 of him that selleth7666 it.

27  He that diligently seeketh7836 good2896 procureth1245 favor:7522 but he that seeketh1875 mischief,7451 it shall come935 unto him.

28  He1931 that trusteth982 in his riches6239 shall fall:5307 but the righteous6662 shall flourish6524 as a branch.5929

29  He that troubleth5916 his own house1004 shall inherit5157 the wind:7307 and the fool191 shall be servant5650 to the wise2450 of heart.3820

30  The fruit6529 of the righteous6662 is a tree6086 of life;2416 and he that winneth3947 souls5315 is wise.2450

31  Behold,2005 the righteous6662 shall be recompensed7999 in the earth:776 much more637 3588 the wicked7563 and the sinner.2398

Proverbs 12: 1-28

1  Whoso loveth157 instruction4148 loveth157 knowledge:1847 but he that hateth8130 reproof8433 is brutish.1198

2  A good2896 man obtaineth6329 favor7522 of the LORD:4480 3068 but a man376 of wicked devices4209 will he condemn.7561

3  A man120 shall not3808 be established3559 by wickedness:7562 but the root8328 of the righteous6662 shall not1077 be moved.4131

4  A virtuous2428 woman802 is a crown5850 to her husband:1167 but she that maketh ashamed954 is as rottenness7538 in his bones.6106

5  The thoughts4284 of the righteous6662 are right:4941 but the counsels8458 of the wicked7563 are deceit.4820

6  The words1697 of the wicked7563 are to lie in wait693 for blood:1818 but the mouth6310 of the upright3477 shall deliver5337 them.

7  The wicked7563 are overthrown,2015 and are not:369 but the house1004 of the righteous6662 shall stand.5975

8  A man376 shall be commended1984 according6310 to his wisdom:7922 but he that is of a perverse5753 heart3820 shall be1961 despised.937

9  He that is despised,7034 and hath a servant,5650 is better2896 than he that honoreth himself,4480 3513 and lacketh2638 bread.3899

10  A righteous6662 man regardeth3045 the life5315 of his beast:929 but the tender mercies7356 of the wicked7563 are cruel.394

11  He that tilleth5647 his land127 shall be satisfied7646 with bread:3899 but he that followeth7291 vain7386 persons is void2638 of understanding.3820

12  The wicked7563 desireth2530 the net4685 of evil7451 men: but the root8328 of the righteous6662 yieldeth5414 fruit.

13  The wicked7451 is snared4170 by the transgression6588 of his lips:8193 but the just6662 shall come out3318 of trouble.4480 6869

14  A man376 shall be satisfied7646 with good2896 by the fruit4480 6529 of his mouth:6310 and the recompense1576 of a man's120 hands3027 shall be rendered7725 unto him.

15  The way1870 of a fool191 is right3477 in his own eyes:5869 but he that hearkeneth8085 unto counsel6098 is wise.2450

16  A fool's191 wrath3708 is presently3117 known:3045 but a prudent6175 man covereth3680 shame.7036

17  He that speaketh6315 truth530 showeth forth5046 righteousness:6664 but a false8267 witness5707 deceit.4820

18  There is3426 that speaketh981 like the piercings4094 of a sword:2719 but the tongue3956 of the wise2450 is health.4832

19  The lip8193 of truth571 shall be established3559 forever:5703 but5704 a lying8267 tongue3956 is but for a moment.7280

20  Deceit4820 is in the heart3820 of them that imagine2790 evil:7451 but to the counselors3289 of peace7965 is joy.8057

21  There shall no3808 3605 evil205 happen579 to the just:6662 but the wicked7563 shall be filled4390 with mischief.7451

22  Lying8267 lips8193 are abomination8441 to the LORD:3068 but they that deal6213 truly530 are his delight.7522

23  A prudent6175 man120 concealeth3680 knowledge:1847 but the heart3820 of fools3684 proclaimeth7121 foolishness.200

24  The hand3027 of the diligent2742 shall bear rule:4910 but the slothful7423 shall be1961 under tribute.4522

25  Heaviness1674 in the heart3820 of man376 maketh it stoop:7812 but a good2896 word1697 maketh it glad.8055

26  The righteous6662 is more excellent8446 than his neighbor:4480 7453 but the way1870 of the wicked7563 seduceth8582 them.

27  The slothful7423 man roasteth2760 not3808 that which he took in hunting:6718 but the substance1952 of a diligent2742 man120 is precious.3368

28  In the way734 of righteousness6666 is life;2416 and in the pathway1870 5410 thereof there is no408 death.4194

Proverbs 13: 1-25

1  A wise2450 son1121 heareth his father's1 instruction:4148 but a scorner3887 heareth8085 not3808 rebuke.1606

2  A man376 shall eat398 good2896 by the fruit4480 6529 of his mouth:6310 but the soul5315 of the transgressors898 shall eat violence.2555

3  He that keepeth5341 his mouth6310 keepeth8104 his life:5315 but he that openeth wide6589 his lips8193 shall have destruction.4288

4  The soul5315 of the sluggard6102 desireth,183 and hath nothing:369 but the soul5315 of the diligent2742 shall be made fat.1878

5  A righteous6662 man hateth8130 lying:1697 8267 but a wicked7563 man is loathsome,887 and cometh to shame.2659

6  Righteousness6666 keepeth5341 him that is upright8537 in the way:1870 but wickedness7564 overthroweth5557 the sinner.2403

7  There is3426 that maketh himself rich,6238 yet hath nothing:369 3605 there is that maketh himself poor,7326 yet hath great7227 riches.1952

8  The ransom3724 of a man's376 life5315 are his riches:6239 but the poor7326 heareth8085 not3808 rebuke.1606

9  The light216 of the righteous6662 rejoiceth:8055 but the lamp5216 of the wicked7563 shall be put out.1846

10  Only7535 by pride2087 cometh5414 contention:4683 but with854 the well advised3289 is wisdom.2451

11  Wealth1952 gotten by vanity4480 1892 shall be diminished:4591 but he that gathereth6908 by5921 labor3027 shall increase.7235

12  Hope8431 deferred4900 maketh the heart3820 sick:2470 but when the desire8378 cometh,935 it is a tree6086 of life.2416

13  Whoso despiseth936 the word1697 shall be destroyed:2254 but he1931 that feareth3373 the commandment4687 shall be rewarded.7999

14  The law8451 of the wise2450 is a fountain4726 of life,2416 to depart5493 from the snares4480 4170 of death.4194

15  Good2896 understanding7922 giveth5414 favor:2580 but the way1870 of transgressors898 is hard.386

16  Every3605 prudent6175 man dealeth6213 with knowledge:1847 but a fool3684 layeth open6566 his folly.200

17  A wicked7563 messenger4397 falleth5307 into mischief:7451 but a faithful529 ambassador6735 is health.4832

18  Poverty7389 and shame7036 shall be to him that refuseth6544 instruction:4148 but he that regardeth8104 reproof8433 shall be honored.3513

19  The desire8378 accomplished1961 is sweet6149 to the soul:5315 but it is abomination8441 to fools3684 to depart5493 from evil.4480 7451

20  He that walketh1980 with854 wise2450 men shall be wise:2449 but a companion7462 of fools3684 shall be destroyed.7321

21  Evil7451 pursueth7291 sinners:2400 but to the righteous6662 good2896 shall be repaid.7999

22  A good2896 man leaveth an inheritance5157 to his children's1121 children:1121 and the wealth2428 of the sinner2398 is laid up6845 for the just.6662

23  Much7230 food400 is in the tillage5215 of the poor:7326 but there is3426 that is destroyed5595 for want3808 of judgment.4941

24  He that spareth2820 his rod7626 hateth8130 his son:1121 but he that loveth157 him chasteneth4148 him quickly.7836

25  The righteous6662 eateth398 to the satisfying7648 of his soul:5315 but the belly990 of the wicked7563 shall want.2637

Proverbs 14: 1-35

1  Every wise2454 woman802 buildeth1129 her house:1004 but the foolish200 plucketh it down2040 with her hands.3027

2  He that walketh1980 in his uprightness3476 feareth3372 the LORD:3068 but he that is perverse3868 in his ways1870 despiseth959 him.

3  In the mouth6310 of the foolish191 is a rod2415 of pride:1346 but the lips8193 of the wise2450 shall preserve8104 them.

4  Where no369 oxen504 are, the crib18 is clean:1249 but much7230 increase8393 is by the strength3581 of the ox.7794

5  A faithful529 witness5707 will not3808 lie:3576 but a false8267 witness5707 will utter6315 lies.3577

6  A scorner3887 seeketh1245 wisdom,2451 and findeth it not:369 but knowledge1847 is easy7043 unto him that understandeth.995

7  Go1980 from the presence4480 5048 of a foolish3684 man,376 when thou perceivest3045 not1077 in him the lips8193 of knowledge.1847

8  The wisdom2451 of the prudent6175 is to understand995 his way:1870 but the folly200 of fools3684 is deceit.4820

9  Fools191 make a mock3887 at sin:817 but among996 the righteous3477 there is favor.7522

10  The heart3820 knoweth3045 his own5315 bitterness;4787 and a stranger2114 doth not3808 intermeddle6148 with his joy.8057

11  The house1004 of the wicked7563 shall be overthrown:8045 but the tabernacle168 of the upright3477 shall flourish.6524

12  There is3426 a way1870 which seemeth right3477 unto6440 a man,376 but the end319 thereof are the ways1870 of death.4194

13  Even1571 in laughter7814 the heart3820 is sorrowful;3510 and the end319 of that mirth8057 is heaviness.8424

14  The backslider5472 in heart3820 shall be filled7646 with his own ways:4480 1870 and a good2896 man376 shall be satisfied from4480 5921 himself.

15  The simple6612 believeth539 every3605 word:1697 but the prudent6175 man looketh well995 to his going.838

16  A wise2450 man feareth,3373 and departeth5493 from evil:4480 7451 but the fool3684 rageth,5674 and is confident.982

17  He that is soon7116 angry639 dealeth6213 foolishly:200 and a man376 of wicked devices4209 is hated.8130

18  The simple6612 inherit5157 folly:200 but the prudent6175 are crowned3803 with knowledge.1847

19  The evil7451 bow7817 before6440 the good;2896 and the wicked7563 at5921 the gates8179 of the righteous.6662

20  The poor7326 is hated8130 even1571 of his own neighbor:7453 but the rich6223 hath many7227 friends.157

21  He that despiseth936 his neighbor7453 sinneth:2398 but he that hath mercy on2603 the poor,6035 happy835 is he.

22  Do they not3808 err8582 that devise2790 evil?7451 but mercy2617 and truth571 shall be to them that devise2790 good.2896

23  In all3605 labor6089 there is1961 profit:4195 but the talk1697 of the lips8193 tendeth only389 to penury.4270

24  The crown5850 of the wise2450 is their riches:6239 but the foolishness200 of fools3684 is folly.200

25  A true571 witness5707 delivereth5337 souls:5315 but a deceitful4820 witness speaketh6315 lies.3577

26  In the fear3374 of the LORD3068 is strong5797 confidence:4009 and his children1121 shall have1961 a place of refuge.4268

27  The fear3374 of the LORD3068 is a fountain4726 of life,2416 to depart5493 from the snares4480 4170 of death.4194

28  In the multitude7230 of people5971 is the king's4428 honor:1927 but in the want657 of people3816 is the destruction4288 of the prince.7333

29  He that is slow750 to wrath639 is of great7227 understanding:8394 but he that is hasty7116 of spirit7307 exalteth7311 folly.200

30  A sound4832 heart3820 is the life2416 of the flesh:1320 but envy7068 the rottenness7538 of the bones.6106

31  He that oppresseth6231 the poor1800 reproacheth2778 his Maker:6213 but he that honoreth3513 him hath mercy2603 on the poor.34

32  The wicked7563 is driven away1760 in his wickedness:7451 but the righteous6662 hath hope2620 in his death.4194

33  Wisdom2451 resteth5117 in the heart3820 of him that hath understanding:995 but that which is in the midst7130 of fools3684 is made known.3045

34  Righteousness6666 exalteth7311 a nation:1471 but sin2403 is a reproach2617 to any people.3816

35  The king's4428 favor7522 is toward a wise7919 servant:5650 but his wrath5678 is1961 against him that causeth shame.954

Proverbs 15: 1-33

1  A soft7390 answer4617 turneth away7725 wrath:2534 but grievous6089 words1697 stir up5927 anger.639

2  The tongue3956 of the wise2450 useth knowledge1847 aright:3190 but the mouth6310 of fools3684 poureth out5042 foolishness.200

3  The eyes5869 of the LORD3068 are in every3605 place,4725 beholding6822 the evil7451 and the good.2896

4  A wholesome4832 tongue3956 is a tree6086 of life:2416 but perverseness5558 therein is a breach7667 in the spirit.7307

5  A fool191 despiseth5006 his father's1 instruction:4148 but he that regardeth8104 reproof8433 is prudent.6191

6  In the house1004 of the righteous6662 is much7227 treasure:2633 but in the revenues8393 of the wicked7563 is trouble.5916

7  The lips8193 of the wise2450 disperse2219 knowledge:1847 but the heart3820 of the foolish3684 doeth not3808 so.3651

8  The sacrifice2077 of the wicked7563 is an abomination8441 to the LORD:3068 but the prayer8605 of the upright3477 is his delight.7522

9  The way1870 of the wicked7563 is an abomination8441 unto the LORD:3068 but he loveth157 him that followeth after7291 righteousness.6666

10  Correction4148 is grievous7451 unto him that forsaketh5800 the way:734 and he that hateth8130 reproof8433 shall die.4191

11  Hell7585 and destruction11 are before5048 the LORD:3068 how much more then637 3588 the hearts3826 of the children1121 of men?120

12  A scorner3887 loveth157 not3808 one that reproveth3198 him: neither3808 will he go1980 unto413 the wise.2450

13  A merry8056 heart3820 maketh a cheerful3190 countenance:6440 but by sorrow6094 of the heart3820 the spirit7307 is broken.5218

14  The heart3820 of him that hath understanding995 seeketh1245 knowledge:1847 but the mouth6310 of fools3684 feedeth on7462 foolishness.200

15  All3605 the days3117 of the afflicted6041 are evil:7451 but he that is of a merry2896 heart3820 hath a continual8548 feast.4960

16  Better2896 is little4592 with the fear3374 of the LORD3068 than great7227 treasure4480 214 and trouble4103 therewith.

17  Better2896 is a dinner737 of herbs3419 where8033 love160 is, than a stalled75 ox4480 7794 and hatred8135 therewith.

18  A wrathful2534 man376 stirreth up1624 strife:4066 but he that is slow750 to anger639 appeaseth8252 strife.7379

19  The way1870 of the slothful6102 man is as a hedge4881 of thorns:2312 but the way734 of the righteous3477 is made plain.5549

20  A wise2450 son1121 maketh a glad8055 father:1 but a foolish3684 man120 despiseth959 his mother.517

21  Folly200 is joy8057 to him that is destitute2638 of wisdom:3820 but a man376 of understanding8394 walketh1980 uprightly.3474

22  Without369 counsel5475 purposes4284 are disappointed:6565 but in the multitude7230 of counselors3289 they are established.6965

23  A man376 hath joy8057 by the answer4617 of his mouth:6310 and a word1697 spoken in due season,6256 how4100 good2896 is it!

24  The way734 of life2416 is above4605 to the wise,7919 that4616 he may depart5493 from hell4480 7585 beneath.4295

25  The LORD3068 will destroy5255 the house1004 of the proud:1343 but he will establish5324 the border1366 of the widow.490

26  The thoughts4284 of the wicked7451 are an abomination8441 to the LORD:3068 but the words of the pure2889 are pleasant5278 words.561

27  He that is greedy1214 of gain1215 troubleth5916 his own house;1004 but he that hateth8130 gifts4979 shall live.2421

28  The heart3820 of the righteous6662 studieth1897 to answer:6030 but the mouth6310 of the wicked7563 poureth out5042 evil things.7451

29  The LORD3068 is far7350 from the wicked:4480 7563 but he heareth8085 the prayer8605 of the righteous.6662

30  The light3974 of the eyes5869 rejoiceth8055 the heart:3820 and a good2896 report8052 maketh the bones6106 fat.1878

31  The ear241 that heareth8085 the reproof8433 of life2416 abideth3885 among7130 the wise.2450

32  He that refuseth6544 instruction4148 despiseth3988 his own soul:5315 but he that heareth8085 reproof8433 getteth7069 understanding.3820

33  The fear3374 of the LORD3068 is the instruction4148 of wisdom;2451 and before6440 honor3519 is humility.6038

Proverbs 16: 1-33

1  The preparations4633 of the heart3820 in man,120 and the answer4617 of the tongue,3956 is from the LORD.4480 3068

2  All3605 the ways1870 of a man376 are clean2134 in his own eyes;5869 but the LORD3068 weigheth8505 the spirits.7307

3  Commit1556 thy works4639 unto413 the LORD,3068 and thy thoughts4284 shall be established.3559

4  The LORD3068 hath made6466 all3605 things for himself:4617 yea, even1571 the wicked7563 for the day3117 of evil.7451

5  Every one3605 that is proud1362 in heart3820 is an abomination8441 to the LORD:3068 though hand3027 join in hand,3027 he shall not3808 be unpunished.5352

6  By mercy2617 and truth571 iniquity5771 is purged:3722 and by the fear3374 of the LORD3068 men depart5493 from evil.4480 7451

7  When a man's376 ways1870 please7521 the LORD,3068 he maketh even1571 his enemies341 to be at peace7999 with854 him.

8  Better2896 is a little4592 with righteousness6666 than great4480 7230 revenues8393 without3808 right.4941

9  A man's120 heart3820 deviseth2803 his way:1870 but the LORD3068 directeth3559 his steps.6806

10  A divine sentence7081 is in5921 the lips8193 of the king:4428 his mouth6310 transgresseth4603 not3808 in judgment.4941

11  A just4941 weight6425 and balance3976 are the LORD's:3068 all3605 the weights68 of the bag3599 are his work.4639

12  It is an abomination8441 to kings4428 to commit6213 wickedness:7562 for3588 the throne3678 is established3559 by righteousness.6666

13  Righteous6664 lips8193 are the delight7522 of kings;4428 and they love157 him that speaketh1696 right.3477

14  The wrath2534 of a king4428 is as messengers4397 of death:4194 but a wise2450 man376 will pacify3722 it.

15  In the light216 of the king's4428 countenance6440 is life;2416 and his favor7522 is as a cloud5645 of the latter rain.4456

16  How much4100 better2896 is it to get7069 wisdom2451 than gold!4480 2742 and to get7069 understanding998 rather to be chosen977 than silver!4480 3701

17  The highway4546 of the upright3477 is to depart5493 from evil:4480 7451 he that keepeth5341 his way1870 preserveth8104 his soul.5315

18  Pride1347 goeth before6440 destruction,7667 and a haughty1363 spirit7307 before6440 a fall.3783

19  Better2896 it is to be of a humble8217 spirit7307 with854 the lowly,6035 than to divide4480 2505 the spoil7998 with854 the proud.1343

20  He that handleth a matter wisely7919 5921 1697 shall find4672 good:2896 and whoso trusteth982 in the LORD,3068 happy835 is he.

21  The wise2450 in heart3820 shall be called7121 prudent:995 and the sweetness4986 of the lips8193 increaseth3254 learning.3948

22  Understanding7922 is a wellspring4726 of life2416 unto him that hath1167 it: but the instruction4148 of fools191 is folly.200

23  The heart3820 of the wise2450 teacheth7919 his mouth,6310 and addeth3254 learning3948 to5921 his lips.8193

24  Pleasant5278 words561 are as a honeycomb,6688 1706 sweet4966 to the soul,5315 and health4832 to the bones.6106

25  There is3426 a way1870 that seemeth6440 right3477 unto a man,376 but the end319 thereof are the ways1870 of death.4194

26  He5315 that laboreth6001 laboreth5998 for himself; for3588 his mouth6310 craveth404 it of5921 him.

27  An ungodly1100 man376 diggeth up3738 evil:7451 and in5921 his lips8193 there is as a burning6867 fire.784

28  A froward8419 man376 soweth7971 strife:4066 and a whisperer5372 separateth6504 chief friends.441

29  A violent2555 man376 enticeth6601 his neighbor,7453 and leadeth1980 him into the way1870 that is not3808 good.2896

30  He shutteth6095 his eyes5869 to devise2803 froward things:8419 moving7169 his lips8193 he bringeth evil to pass.3615 7451

31  The hoary7872 head is a crown5850 of glory,8597 if it be found4672 in the way1870 of righteousness.6666

32  He that is slow750 to anger639 is better2896 than the mighty;4480 1368 and he that ruleth4910 his spirit7307 than he that taketh4480 3920 a city.5892

33  853 The lot1486 is cast2904 into the lap;2436 but the whole3605 disposing4941 thereof is of the LORD.4480 3068

Proverbs 17: 1-28

1  Better2896 is a dry2720 morsel,6595 and quietness7962 therewith, than a house4480 1004 full4392 of sacrifices2077 with strife.7379

2  A wise7919 servant5650 shall have rule4910 over a son1121 that causeth shame,954 and shall have part2505 of the inheritance5159 among8432 the brethren.251

3  The refining pot4715 is for silver,3701 and the furnace3564 for gold:2091 but the LORD3068 trieth974 the hearts.3826

4  A wicked doer7489 giveth heed7181 to5921 false205 lips;8193 and a liar8267 giveth ear238 to5921 a naughty1942 tongue.3956

5  Whoso mocketh3932 the poor7326 reproacheth2778 his Maker:6213 and he that is glad8056 at calamities343 shall not3808 be unpunished.5352

6  Children's1121 children1121 are the crown5850 of old men;2205 and the glory8597 of children1121 are their fathers.1

7  Excellent3499 speech8193 becometh5000 not3808 a fool:5036 much less637 3588 do lying8267 lips8193 a prince.5081

8  A gift7810 is as a precious2580 stone68 in the eyes5869 of him that hath1167 it: whithersoever413 3605 834 it turneth,6437 it prospereth.7919

9  He that covereth3680 a transgression6588 seeketh1245 love;160 but he that repeateth8138 a matter1697 separateth6504 very friends.441

10  A reproof1606 entereth more5181 into a wise995 man than a hundred3967 stripes4480 5221 into a fool.3684

11  An evil7451 man seeketh1245 only389 rebellion:4805 therefore a cruel394 messenger4397 shall be sent7971 against him.

12  Let a bear1677 robbed7909 of her whelps meet6298 a man,376 rather408 than a fool3684 in his folly.200

13  Whoso rewardeth7725 evil7451 for8478 good,2896 evil7451 shall not3808 depart4185 from his house.4480 1004

14  The beginning7225 of strife4066 is as when one letteth out6362 water:4325 therefore leave off5203 contention,7379 before6440 it be meddled with.1566

15  He that justifieth6663 the wicked,7563 and he that condemneth7561 the just,6662 even1571 they both8147 are abomination8441 to the LORD.3068

16  Wherefore4100 2088 is there a price4242 in the hand3027 of a fool3684 to get7069 wisdom,2451 seeing he hath no369 heart3820 to it?

17  A friend7453 loveth157 at all3605 times,6256 and a brother251 is born3205 for adversity.6869

18  A man120 void2638 of understanding3820 striketh8628 hands,3709 and becometh6148 surety6161 in the presence6440 of his friend.7453

19  He loveth157 transgression6588 that loveth157 strife:4683 and he that exalteth1361 his gate6607 seeketh1245 destruction.7667

20  He that hath a froward6141 heart3820 findeth4672 no3808 good:2896 and he that hath a perverse2015 tongue3956 falleth5307 into mischief.7451

21  He that begetteth3205 a fool3684 doeth it to his sorrow:8424 and the father1 of a fool5036 hath no3808 joy.8055

22  A merry8056 heart3820 doeth good3190 like a medicine:1456 but a broken5218 spirit7307 drieth3001 the bones.1634

23  A wicked7563 man taketh3947 a gift7810 out of the bosom4480 2436 to pervert5186 the ways734 of judgment.4941

24  Wisdom2451 is before854 6440 him that hath understanding;995 but the eyes5869 of a fool3684 are in the ends7097 of the earth.776

25  A foolish3684 son1121 is a grief3708 to his father,1 and bitterness4470 to her that bore3205 him.

26  Also1571 to punish6064 the just6662 is not3808 good,2896 nor to strike5221 princes5081 for5921 equity.3476

27  He that hath knowledge3045 1847 spareth2820 his words:561 and a man376 of understanding8394 is of an excellent3368 spirit.7307

28  Even1571 a fool,191 when he holdeth his peace,2790 is counted2803 wise:2450 and he that shutteth331 his lips8193 is esteemed a man of understanding.995

Proverbs 18: 1-24

1  Through desire8378 a man, having separated himself,6504 seeketh1245 and intermeddleth1566 with all3605 wisdom.8454

2  A fool3684 hath no3808 delight2654 in understanding,8394 but3588 518 that his heart3820 may discover itself.1540

3  When the wicked7563 cometh,935 then cometh935 also1571 contempt,937 and with5973 ignominy7036 reproach.2781

4  The words1697 of a man's376 mouth6310 are as deep6013 waters,4325 and the wellspring4726 of wisdom2451 as a flowing5042 brook.5158

5  It is not3808 good2896 to accept5375 the person6440 of the wicked,7563 to overthrow5186 the righteous6662 in judgment.4941

6  A fool's3684 lips8193 enter935 into contention,7379 and his mouth6310 calleth7121 for strokes.4112

7  A fool's3684 mouth6310 is his destruction,4288 and his lips8193 are the snare4170 of his soul.5315

8  The words1697 of a talebearer5372 are as wounds,3859 and they1992 go down3381 into the innermost parts2315 of the belly.990

9  He1931 also1571 that is slothful7503 in his work4399 is brother251 to him that is a great1167 waster.4889

10  The name8034 of the LORD3068 is a strong5797 tower:4026 the righteous6662 runneth7323 into it, and is safe.7682

11  The rich man's6223 wealth1952 is his strong5797 city,7151 and as a high7682 wall2346 in his own conceit.4906

12  Before6440 destruction7667 the heart3820 of man376 is haughty,1361 and before6440 honor3519 is humility.6038

13  He that answereth7725 a matter1697 before2962 he heareth8085 it, it1931 is folly200 and shame3639 unto him.

14  The spirit7307 of a man376 will sustain3557 his infirmity;4245 but a wounded5218 spirit7307 who4310 can bear?5375

15  The heart3820 of the prudent995 getteth7069 knowledge;1847 and the ear241 of the wise2450 seeketh1245 knowledge.1847

16  A man's120 gift4976 maketh room7337 for him, and bringeth5148 him before6440 great1419 men.

17  He that is first7223 in his own cause7379 seemeth just;6662 but his neighbor7453 cometh935 and searcheth2713 him.

18  The lot1486 causeth contentions4079 to cease,7673 and parteth6504 between996 the mighty.6099

19  A brother251 offended6586 is harder to be won than a strong5797 city:4480 7151 and their contentions4079 are like the bars1280 of a castle.759

20  A man's376 belly990 shall be satisfied7646 with the fruit4480 6529 of his mouth;6310 and with the increase8393 of his lips8193 shall he be filled.7646

21  Death4194 and life2416 are in the power3027 of the tongue:3956 and they that love157 it shall eat398 the fruit6529 thereof.

22  Whoso findeth4672 a wife802 findeth4672 a good2896 thing, and obtaineth6329 favor7522 of the LORD.4480 3068

23  The poor7326 useth1696 entreaties;8469 but the rich6223 answereth6030 roughly.5794

24  A man376 that hath friends7453 must show himself friendly:7489 and there is3426 a friend157 that sticketh closer1695 than a brother.4480 251

Proverbs 19: 1-29

1  Better2896 is the poor7326 that walketh1980 in his integrity,8537 than he that is perverse4480 6141 in his lips,8193 and is a fool.3684

2  Also,1571 that the soul5315 be without3808 knowledge,1847 it is not3808 good;2896 and he that hasteth213 with his feet7272 sinneth.2398

3  The foolishness200 of man120 perverteth5557 his way:1870 and his heart3820 fretteth2196 against5921 the LORD.3068

4  Wealth1952 maketh3254 many7227 friends;7453 but the poor1800 is separated6504 from his neighbor.4480 7453

5  A false8267 witness5707 shall not3808 be unpunished,5352 and he that speaketh6315 lies3577 shall not3808 escape.4422

6  Many7227 will entreat2470 the favor6440 of the prince:5081 and every man3605 is a friend7453 to him that giveth gifts.376 4976

7  All3605 the brethren251 of the poor7326 do hate8130 him: how much more637 3588 do his friends4828 go far7368 from4480 him? he pursueth7291 them with words,561 yet they1992 are wanting3808 to him.

8  He that getteth7069 wisdom3820 loveth157 his own soul:5315 he that keepeth8104 understanding8394 shall find4672 good.2896

9  A false8267 witness5707 shall not3808 be unpunished,5352 and he that speaketh6315 lies3577 shall perish.6

10  Delight8588 is not3808 seemly5000 for a fool;3684 much less637 for3588 a servant5650 to have rule4910 over princes.8269

11  The discretion7922 of a man120 deferreth748 his anger;639 and it is his glory8597 to pass5674 over5921 a transgression.6588

12  The king's4428 wrath2197 is as the roaring5099 of a lion;3715 but his favor7522 is as dew2919 upon5921 the grass.6212

13  A foolish3684 son1121 is the calamity1942 of his father:1 and the contentions4079 of a wife802 are a continual2956 dropping.1812

14  House1004 and riches1952 are the inheritance5159 of fathers:1 and a prudent7919 wife802 is from the LORD.4480 3068

15  Slothfulness6103 casteth5307 into a deep sleep;8639 and an idle7423 soul5315 shall suffer hunger.7456

16  He that keepeth8104 the commandment4687 keepeth8104 his own soul;5315 but he that despiseth959 his ways1870 shall die.4191

17  He that hath pity2603 upon the poor1800 lendeth3867 unto the LORD;3068 and that which he hath given1576 will he pay him again.7999

18  Chasten3256 thy son1121 while3588 there is3426 hope,8615 and let not408 thy soul5315 spare5375 for413 his crying.4191

19  A man of great1419 wrath2534 shall suffer5375 punishment:6066 for3588 if518 thou deliver5337 him, yet5750 thou must do it again.3254

20  Hear8085 counsel,6098 and receive6901 instruction,4148 that4616 thou mayest be wise2449 in thy latter319 end.

21  There are many7227 devices4284 in a man's376 heart;3820 nevertheless the counsel6098 of the LORD,3068 that1931 shall stand.6965

22  The desire8378 of a man120 is his kindness:2617 and a poor7326 man4480 376 is better2896 than a liar.3577

23  The fear3374 of the LORD3068 tendeth to life:2416 and he that hath it shall abide3885 satisfied;7649 he shall not1077 be visited6485 with evil.7451

24  A slothful6102 man hideth2934 his hand3027 in his bosom,6747 and will not3808 so much1571 as bring it to his mouth again.413 6310 7725

25  Smite5221 a scorner,3887 and the simple6612 will beware:6191 and reprove3198 one that hath understanding,995 and he will understand995 knowledge.1847

26  He that wasteth7703 his father,1 and chaseth away1272 his mother,517 is a son1121 that causeth shame,954 and bringeth reproach.2659

27  Cease,2308 my son,1121 to hear8085 the instruction4148 that causeth to err7686 from the words4480 561 of knowledge.1847

28  An ungodly1100 witness5707 scorneth3887 judgment:4941 and the mouth6310 of the wicked7563 devoureth1104 iniquity.205

29  Judgments8201 are prepared3559 for scorners,3887 and stripes4112 for the back1460 of fools.3684

Proverbs 20: 1-30

1  Wine3196 is a mocker,3887 strong drink7941 is raging:1993 and whosoever3605 is deceived7686 thereby is not3808 wise.2449

2  The fear367 of a king4428 is as the roaring5099 of a lion:3715 whoso provoketh him to anger5674 sinneth2398 against his own soul.5315

3  It is an honor3519 for a man376 to cease7674 from strife:4480 7379 but every3605 fool191 will be meddling.1566

4  The sluggard6102 will not3808 plow2790 by reason of the cold;4480 2779 therefore shall he beg7592 in harvest,7105 and have nothing.369

5  Counsel6098 in the heart3820 of man376 is like deep6013 water;4325 but a man376 of understanding8394 will draw it out.1802

6  Most7230 men120 will proclaim7121 every one376 his own goodness:2617 but a faithful529 man376 who4310 can find?4672

7  The just6662 man walketh1980 in his integrity:8537 his children1121 are blessed835 after310 him.

8  A king4428 that sitteth3427 in5921 the throne3678 of judgment1779 scattereth away2219 all3605 evil7451 with his eyes.5869

9  Who4310 can say,559 I have made my heart3820 clean,2135 I am pure2891 from my sin?4480 2403

10  Divers weights,68 68 and divers measures,374 374 both8147 of them are alike1571 abomination8441 to the LORD.3068

11  Even1571 a child5288 is known5234 by his doings,4611 whether518 his work6467 be pure,2134 and whether518 it be right.3477

12  The hearing8085 ear,241 and the seeing7200 eye,5869 the LORD3068 hath made6213 even1571 both8147 of them.

13  Love157 not408 sleep,8142 lest6435 thou come to poverty;3423 open6491 thine eyes,5869 and thou shalt be satisfied7646 with bread.3899

14  It is naught,7451 it is naught,7451 saith559 the buyer:7069 but when he is gone his way,235 then227 he boasteth.1984

15  There is3426 gold,2091 and a multitude7230 of rubies:6443 but the lips8193 of knowledge1847 are a precious3366 jewel.3627

16  Take3947 his garment899 that3588 is surety6148 for a stranger:2114 and take a pledge2254 of him for1157 a strange woman.5237

17  Bread3899 of deceit8267 is sweet6156 to a man;376 but afterwards310 his mouth6310 shall be filled4390 with gravel.2687

18  Every purpose4284 is established3559 by counsel:6098 and with good advice8458 make6213 war.4421

19  He that goeth about1980 as a talebearer7400 revealeth1540 secrets:5475 therefore meddle6148 not3808 with him that flattereth6601 with his lips.8193

20  Whoso curseth7043 his father1 or his mother,517 his lamp5216 shall be put out1846 in obscure380 darkness.2822

21  An inheritance5159 may be gotten hastily926 at the beginning;7223 but the end319 thereof shall not3808 be blessed.1288

22  Say559 not408 thou, I will recompense7999 evil;7451 but wait6960 on the LORD,3068 and he shall save3467 thee.

23  Divers weights68 68 are an abomination8441 unto the LORD;3068 and a false4820 balance3976 is not3808 good.2896

24  Man's1397 goings4703 are of the LORD;4480 3068 how4100 can a man120 then understand995 his own way?1870

25  It is a snare4170 to the man120 who devoureth3216 that which is holy,6944 and after310 vows5088 to make inquiry.1239

26  A wise2450 king4428 scattereth2219 the wicked,7563 and bringeth7725 the wheel212 over5921 them.

27  The spirit5397 of man120 is the candle5216 of the LORD,3068 searching2664 all3605 the inward parts2315 of the belly.990

28  Mercy2617 and truth571 preserve5341 the king:4428 and his throne3678 is upheld5582 by mercy.2617

29  The glory8597 of young men970 is their strength:3581 and the beauty1926 of old men2205 is the gray head.7872

30  The blueness2250 of a wound6482 cleanseth away8562 evil:7451 so do stripes4347 the inward parts2315 of the belly.990

Proverbs 21: 1-31

1  The king's4428 heart3820 is in the hand3027 of the LORD,3068 as the rivers6388 of water:4325 he turneth5186 it whithersoever5921 3605 834 he will.2654

2  Every3605 way1870 of a man376 is right3477 in his own eyes:5869 but the LORD3068 pondereth8505 the hearts.3826

3  To do6213 justice6666 and judgment4941 is more acceptable977 to the LORD3068 than sacrifice.4480 2077

4  A high7312 look,5869 and a proud7342 heart,3820 and the plowing5215 of the wicked,7563 is sin.2403

5  The thoughts4284 of the diligent2742 tend only389 to plenteousness;4195 but of every one3605 that is hasty213 only389 to want.4270

6  The getting6467 of treasures214 by a lying8267 tongue3956 is a vanity1892 tossed to and fro5086 of them that seek1245 death.4194

7  The robbery7701 of the wicked7563 shall destroy1641 them; because3588 they refuse3985 to do6213 judgment.4941

8  The way1870 of man376 is froward2019 and strange:2054 but as for the pure,2134 his work6467 is right.3477

9  It is better2896 to dwell3427 in5921 a corner6438 of the housetop,1406 than with a brawling4079 woman4480 802 in a wide2267 house.1004

10  The soul5315 of the wicked7563 desireth183 evil:7451 his neighbor7453 findeth no3808 favor2603 in his eyes.5869

11  When the scorner3887 is punished,6064 the simple6612 is made wise:2449 and when the wise2450 is instructed,7919 he receiveth3947 knowledge.1847

12  The righteous6662 man wisely considereth7919 the house1004 of the wicked:7563 but God overthroweth5557 the wicked7563 for their wickedness.7451

13  Whoso stoppeth331 his ears241 at the cry4480 2201 of the poor,1800 he also1571 shall cry7121 himself,1931 but shall not3808 be heard.6030

14  A gift4976 in secret5643 pacifieth3711 anger:639 and a reward7810 in the bosom2436 strong5794 wrath.2534

15  It is joy8057 to the just6662 to do6213 judgment:4941 but destruction4288 shall be to the workers6466 of iniquity.205

16  The man120 that wandereth8582 out of the way4480 1870 of understanding7919 shall remain5117 in the congregation6951 of the dead.7496

17  He that loveth157 pleasure8057 shall be a poor4270 man:376 he that loveth157 wine3196 and oil8081 shall not3808 be rich.6238

18  The wicked7563 shall be a ransom3724 for the righteous,6662 and the transgressor898 for8478 the upright.3477

19  It is better2896 to dwell3427 in the wilderness,776 4057 than with a contentious4079 and an angry3708 woman.4480 802

20  There is treasure214 to be desired2530 and oil8081 in the dwelling5116 of the wise;2450 but a foolish3684 man120 spendeth it up.1104

21  He that followeth7291 after righteousness6666 and mercy2617 findeth4672 life,2416 righteousness,6666 and honor.3519

22  A wise2450 man scaleth5927 the city5892 of the mighty,1368 and casteth down3381 the strength5797 of the confidence4009 thereof.

23  Whoso keepeth8104 his mouth6310 and his tongue3956 keepeth8104 his soul5315 from troubles.4480 6869

24  Proud2086 and haughty3093 scorner3887 is his name,8034 who dealeth6213 in proud2087 wrath.5678

25  The desire8378 of the slothful6102 killeth4191 him; for3588 his hands3027 refuse3985 to labor.6213

26  He coveteth183 greedily8378 all3605 the day3117 long: but the righteous6662 giveth5414 and spareth2820 not.3808

27  The sacrifice2077 of the wicked7563 is abomination:8441 how much more,637 3588 when he bringeth935 it with a wicked mind?2154

28  A false3577 witness5707 shall perish:6 but the man376 that heareth8085 speaketh1696 constantly.5331

29  A wicked7563 man376 hardeneth5810 his face:6440 but as for the upright,3477 he1931 directeth995 his way.1870

30  There is no369 wisdom2451 nor369 understanding8394 nor369 counsel6098 against5048 the LORD.3068

31  The horse5483 is prepared3559 against the day3117 of battle:4421 but safety8668 is of the LORD.3068

Proverbs 22: 1-29

1  A good name8034 is rather to be chosen977 than great7227 riches,4480 6239 and loving2896 favor2580 rather than silver4480 3701 and gold.4480 2091

2  The rich6223 and poor7326 meet together:6298 the LORD3068 is the maker6213 of them all.3605

3  A prudent6175 man foreseeth7200 the evil,7451 and hideth himself:5641 but the simple6612 pass on,5674 and are punished.6064

4  By6118 humility6038 and the fear3374 of the LORD3068 are riches,6239 and honor,3519 and life.2416

5  Thorns6791 and snares6341 are in the way1870 of the froward:6141 he that doth keep8104 his soul5315 shall be far7368 from4480 them.

6  Train up2596 a child5288 in5921 the way1870 he should go:6310 and1571 when3588 he is old,2204 he will not3808 depart5493 from4480 it.

7  The rich6223 ruleth4910 over the poor,7326 and the borrower3867 is servant5650 to the lender.376 3867

8  He that soweth2232 iniquity5766 shall reap7114 vanity:205 and the rod7626 of his anger5678 shall fail.3615

9  He1931 that hath a bountiful2896 eye5869 shall be blessed;1288 for3588 he giveth5414 of his bread4480 3899 to the poor.1800

10  Cast out1644 the scorner,3887 and contention4066 shall go out;3318 yea, strife1779 and reproach7036 shall cease.7673

11  He that loveth157 pureness2890 of heart,3820 for the grace2580 of his lips8193 the king4428 shall be his friend.7453

12  The eyes5869 of the LORD3068 preserve5341 knowledge,1847 and he overthroweth5557 the words1697 of the transgressor.898

13  The slothful6102 man saith,559 There is a lion738 without,2351 I shall be slain7523 in8432 the streets.7339

14  The mouth6310 of strange women2114 is a deep6013 pit:7745 he that is abhorred2194 of the LORD3068 shall fall5307 therein.8033

15  Foolishness200 is bound7194 in the heart3820 of a child;5288 but the rod7626 of correction4148 shall drive it far7368 from4480 him.

16  He that oppresseth6231 the poor1800 to increase7235 his riches, and he that giveth5414 to the rich,6223 shall surely389 come to want.4270

17  Bow down5186 thine ear,241 and hear8085 the words1697 of the wise,2450 and apply7896 thine heart3820 unto my knowledge.1847

18  For3588 it is a pleasant5273 thing if3588 thou keep8104 them within990 thee; they shall withal3162 be fitted3559 in5921 thy lips.8193

19  That thy trust4009 may be1961 in the LORD,3068 I have made known3045 to thee this day,3117 even637 to thee.859

20  Have not3808 I written3789 to thee excellent things7991 in counsels4156 and knowledge,1847

21  That I might make thee know3045 the certainty7189 of the words561 of truth;571 that thou mightest answer7725 the words561 of truth571 to them that send7971 unto thee?

22  Rob1497 not408 the poor,1800 because3588 he1931 is poor:1800 neither408 oppress1792 the afflicted6041 in the gate:8179

23  For3588 the LORD3068 will plead7378 their cause,7379 and spoil6906 the soul5315 of 853 those that spoiled6906 them.

24  Make no408 friendship7462 with854 an angry639 man;1167 and with854 a furious2534 man376 thou shalt not3808 go:935

25  Lest6435 thou learn502 his ways,734 and get3947 a snare4170 to thy soul.5315

26  Be1961 not408 thou one of them that strike8628 hands,3709 or of them that are sureties6148 for debts.4859

27  If518 thou hast nothing369 to pay,7999 why4100 should he take away3947 thy bed4904 from under4480 8478 thee?

28  Remove5253 not408 the ancient5769 landmark,1366 which834 thy fathers1 have set.6213

29  Seest2372 thou a man376 diligent4106 in his business?4399 he shall stand3320 before6440 kings;4428 he shall not1077 stand3320 before6440 mean2823 men.

Proverbs 23: 1-35

1  When3588 thou sittest3427 to eat3898 with854 a ruler,4910 consider diligently995 995 853 what834 is before6440 thee:

2  And put7760 a knife7915 to thy throat,3930 if518 thou859 be a man1167 given to appetite.5315

3  Be not408 desirous183 of his dainties:4303 for they1931 are deceitful3577 meat.3899

4  Labor3021 not408 to be rich:6238 cease2308 from4480 thine own wisdom.998

5  Wilt thou set5774 thine eyes5869 upon that which is not?369 for3588 riches certainly make6213 6213 themselves wings;3671 they fly away5774 as an eagle5404 toward heaven.8064

6  Eat3898 thou not408 853 the bread3899 of him that hath an evil7451 eye,5869 neither408 desire183 thou his dainty meats:4303

7  For3588 as3644 he thinketh8176 in his heart,5315 so3651 is he:1931 Eat398 and drink,8354 saith559 he to thee; but his heart3820 is not1077 with thee.5973

8  The morsel6595 which thou hast eaten398 shalt thou vomit up,6958 and lose7843 thy sweet5273 words.1697

9  Speak1696 not408 in the ears241 of a fool:3684 for3588 he will despise936 the wisdom7922 of thy words.4405

10  Remove5253 not408 the old5769 landmark;1366 and enter935 not408 into the fields7704 of the fatherless:3490

11  For3588 their redeemer1350 is mighty;2389 he1931 shall plead7378 853 their cause7379 with854 thee.

12  Apply935 thine heart3820 unto instruction,4148 and thine ears241 to the words561 of knowledge.1847

13  Withhold4513 not408 correction4148 from the child:4480 5288 for3588 if thou beatest5221 him with the rod,7626 he shall not3808 die.4191

14  Thou859 shalt beat5221 him with the rod,7626 and shalt deliver5337 his soul5315 from hell.4480 7585

15  My son,1121 if518 thine heart3820 be wise,2449 my heart3820 shall rejoice,8055 even1571 mine.589

16  Yea, my reins3629 shall rejoice,5937 when thy lips8193 speak1696 right things.4339

17  Let not408 thine heart3820 envy7065 sinners:2400 but3588 be thou in the fear3374 of the LORD3068 all3605 the day3117 long.

18  For3588 surely518 there is3426 an end;319 and thine expectation8615 shall not3808 be cut off.3772

19  Hear8085 thou,859 my son,1121 and be wise,2449 and guide833 thine heart3820 in the way.1870

20  Be1961 not408 among winebibbers;5433 3196 among riotous eaters2151 of flesh:1320

21  For3588 the drunkard5433 and the glutton2151 shall come to poverty:3423 and drowsiness5124 shall clothe3847 a man with rags.7168

22  Hearken8085 unto thy father1 that2088 begot3205 thee, and despise936 not408 thy mother517 when3588 she is old.2204

23  Buy7069 the truth,571 and sell4376 it not;408 also wisdom,2451 and instruction,4148 and understanding.998

24  The father1 of the righteous6662 shall greatly rejoice:1523 1523 and he that begetteth3205 a wise2450 child shall have joy8055 of him.

25  Thy father1 and thy mother517 shall be glad,8055 and she that bore3205 thee shall rejoice.1523

26  My son,1121 give5414 me thine heart,3820 and let thine eyes5869 observe5341 my ways.1870

27  For3588 a whore2181 is a deep6013 ditch;7745 and a strange5237 woman is a narrow6862 pit.875

28  She1931 also637 lieth in wait693 as for a prey,2863 and increaseth3254 the transgressors898 among men.120

29  Who4310 hath woe?188 who4310 hath sorrow?17 who4310 hath contentions?4079 who4310 hath babbling?7879 who4310 hath wounds6482 without cause?2600 who4310 hath redness2448 of eyes?5869

30  They that tarry long309 at5921 the wine;3196 they that go935 to seek2713 mixed wine.4469

31  Look7200 not408 thou upon the wine3196 when3588 it is red,119 when3588 it giveth5414 his color5869 in the cup,3563 when it moveth itself1980 aright.4339

32  At the last319 it biteth5391 like a serpent,5175 and stingeth6567 like an adder.6848

33  Thine eyes5869 shall behold7200 strange women,2114 and thine heart3820 shall utter1696 perverse things.8419

34  Yea, thou shalt be1961 as he that lieth down7901 in the midst3820 of the sea,3220 or as he that lieth7901 upon the top7218 of a mast.2260

35  They have stricken5221 me, shalt thou say, and I was not1077 sick;2470 they have beaten1986 me, and I felt3045 it not:1077 when4970 shall I awake?6974 I will seek1245 it yet3254 again.5750

Proverbs 24: 1-34

1  Be not408 thou envious7065 against evil7451 men,376 neither408 desire183 to be1961 with854 them.

2  For3588 their heart3820 studieth1897 destruction,7701 and their lips8193 talk1696 of mischief.5999

3  Through wisdom2451 is a house1004 built;1129 and by understanding8394 it is established:3559

4  And by knowledge1847 shall the chambers2315 be filled4390 with all3605 precious3368 and pleasant5273 riches.1952

5  A wise2450 man1397 is strong;5797 yea, a man376 of knowledge1847 increaseth553 strength.3581

6  For3588 by wise counsel8458 thou shalt make6213 thy war:4421 and in multitude7230 of counselors3289 there is safety.8668

7  Wisdom2454 is too high7311 for a fool:191 he openeth6605 not3808 his mouth6310 in the gate.8179

8  He that deviseth2803 to do evil7489 shall be called7121 a mischievous4209 person.1167

9  The thought2154 of foolishness200 is sin:2403 and the scorner3887 is an abomination8441 to men.120

10  If thou faint7503 in the day3117 of adversity,6869 thy strength3581 is small.6862

11  If518 thou forbear2820 to deliver5337 them that are drawn3947 unto death,4194 and those that are ready4131 to be slain;2027

12  If3588 thou sayest,559 Behold,2005 we knew3045 it2088 not;3808 doth not3808 he that pondereth8505 the heart3820 consider995 it? and he that keepeth5341 thy soul,5315 doth not he1931 know3045 it? and shall not he render7725 to every man120 according to his works?6467

13  My son,1121 eat398 thou honey,1706 because3588 it is good;2896 and the honeycomb,5317 which is sweet4966 to5921 thy taste:2441

14  So3651 shall the knowledge3045 of wisdom2451 be unto thy soul:5315 when518 thou hast found4672 it, then there shall be3426 a reward,319 and thy expectation8615 shall not3808 be cut off.3772

15  Lay not wait,408 693 O wicked7563 man, against the dwelling5116 of the righteous;6662 spoil7703 not408 his resting place:7258

16  For3588 a just6662 man falleth5307 seven7651 times, and riseth up again:6965 but the wicked7563 shall fall3782 into mischief.7451

17  Rejoice8055 not408 when thine enemy341 falleth,5307 and let not408 thine heart3820 be glad1523 when he stumbleth:3782

18  Lest6435 the LORD3068 see7200 it, and it displease7489 5869 him, and he turn away7725 his wrath639 from4480 5921 him.

19  Fret not thyself408 2734 because of evil7489 men, neither408 be thou envious7065 at the wicked;7563

20  For3588 there shall be1961 no3808 reward319 to the evil7451 man; the candle5216 of the wicked7563 shall be put out.1846

21  My son,1121 fear3372 thou 853 the LORD3068 and the king:4428 and meddle6148 not408 with5973 them that are given to change:8138

22  For3588 their calamity343 shall rise6965 suddenly;6597 and who4310 knoweth3045 the ruin6365 of them both?8147

23  These428 things also1571 belong to the wise.2450 It is not1077 good2896 to have respect5234 of persons6440 in judgment.4941

24  He that saith559 unto the wicked,7563 Thou859 art righteous;6662 him shall the people5971 curse,5344 nations3816 shall abhor2194 him:

25  But to them that rebuke3198 him shall be delight,5276 and a good2896 blessing1293 shall come935 upon5921 them.

26  Every man shall kiss5401 his lips8193 that giveth7725 a right5228 answer.1697

27  Prepare3559 thy work4399 without,2351 and make it fit6257 for thyself in the field;7704 and afterwards310 build1129 thine house.1004

28  Be1961 not408 a witness5707 against thy neighbor7453 without cause;2600 and deceive6601 not with thy lips.8193

29  Say559 not,408 I will do6213 so3651 to him as834 he hath done6213 to me: I will render7725 to the man376 according to his work.6467

30  I went5674 by5921 the field7704 of the slothful,6102 376 and by5921 the vineyard3754 of the man120 void2638 of understanding;3820

31  And, lo,2009 it was all3605 grown over5927 with thorns,7063 and nettles2738 had covered3680 the face6440 thereof, and the stone68 wall1444 thereof was broken down.2040

32  Then I595 saw,2372 and considered it well:7896 3820 I looked7200 upon it, and received3947 instruction.4148

33  Yet a little4592 sleep,8142 a little4592 slumber,8572 a little4592 folding2264 of the hands3027 to sleep:7901

34  So shall thy poverty7389 come935 as one that traveleth;1980 and thy want4270 as an armed4043 man.376

Proverbs 25: 1-28

1  These428 are also1571 proverbs4912 of Solomon,8010 which834 the men376 of Hezekiah2396 king4428 of Judah3063 copied out.6275

2  It is the glory3519 of God430 to conceal5641 a thing:1697 but the honor3519 of kings4428 is to search out2713 a matter.1697

3  The heaven8064 for height,7312 and the earth776 for depth,6011 and the heart3820 of kings4428 is unsearchable.369 2714

4  Take away1898 the dross5509 from the silver,4480 3701 and there shall come forth3318 a vessel3627 for the refiner.6884

5  Take away1898 the wicked7563 from before6440 the king,4428 and his throne3678 shall be established3559 in righteousness.6664

6  Put not forth thyself408 1921 in the presence6440 of the king,4428 and stand5975 not408 in the place4725 of great1419 men:

7  For3588 better2896 it is that it be said559 unto thee, Come up5927 hither;2008 than that thou shouldest be put lower4480 8213 in the presence6440 of the prince5081 whom834 thine eyes5869 have seen.7200

8  Go not forth3318 408 hastily4118 to strive,7378 lest6435 thou know not what4100 to do6213 in the end319 thereof, when thy neighbor7453 hath put thee to shame.3637 853

9  Debate7378 thy cause7379 with854 thy neighbor7453 himself; and discover1540 not408 a secret5475 to another:312

10  Lest6435 he that heareth8085 it put thee to shame,2616 and thine infamy1681 turn not away.3808 7725

11  A word1697 fitly5921 655 spoken1696 is like apples8598 of gold2091 in pictures4906 of silver.3701

12  As an earring5141 of gold,2091 and an ornament2481 of fine gold,3800 so is a wise2450 reprover3198 upon5921 an obedient8085 ear.241

13  As the cold6793 of snow7950 in the time3117 of harvest,7105 so is a faithful539 messenger6735 to them that send7971 him: for he refresheth7725 the soul5315 of his masters.113

14  Whoso376 boasteth himself1984 of a false8267 gift4991 is like clouds5387 and wind7307 without369 rain.1653

15  By long753 forbearing639 is a prince7101 persuaded,6601 and a soft7390 tongue3956 breaketh7665 the bone.1634

16  Hast thou found4672 honey?1706 eat398 so much as is sufficient1767 for thee, lest6435 thou be filled7646 therewith, and vomit6958 it.

17  Withdraw3365 thy foot7272 from thy neighbor's7453 house;4480 1004 lest6435 he be weary7646 of thee, and so hate8130 thee.

18  A man376 that beareth6030 false8267 witness5707 against his neighbor7453 is a maul,4650 and a sword,2719 and a sharp8150 arrow.2671

19  Confidence4009 in an unfaithful man898 in time3117 of trouble6869 is like a broken7465 tooth,8127 and a foot7272 out of joint.4154

20  As he that taketh away5710 a garment899 in cold7135 weather,3117 and as vinegar2558 upon5921 niter,5427 so is he that singeth7891 songs7892 to5921 a heavy7451 heart.3820

21  If518 thine enemy8130 be hungry,7457 give him bread3899 to eat;398 and if518 he be thirsty,6771 give him water4325 to drink:8248

22  For3588 thou859 shalt heap2846 coals of fire1513 upon5921 his head,7218 and the LORD3068 shall reward7999 thee.

23  The north6828 wind7307 driveth away2342 rain:1653 so doth an angry2194 countenance6440 a backbiting5643 tongue.3956

24  It is better2896 to dwell3427 in5921 the corner6438 of the housetop,1406 than with a brawling woman4480 802 4079 and in a wide2267 house.1004

25  As cold7119 waters4325 to5921 a thirsty5889 soul,5315 so is good2896 news8052 from a far country.4480 776 4801

26  A righteous6662 man falling down4131 before6440 the wicked7563 is as a troubled7515 fountain,4599 and a corrupt7843 spring.4726

27  It is not3808 good2896 to eat398 much7235 honey:1706 so for men to search2714 their own glory3519 is not glory.3519

28  He376 that834 hath no369 rule over4623 his own spirit7307 is like a city5892 that is broken down,6555 and without369 walls.2346

Proverbs 26: 1-28

1  As snow7950 in summer,7019 and as rain4306 in harvest,7105 so3651 honor3519 is not3808 seemly5000 for a fool.3684

2  As the bird6833 by wandering,5110 as the swallow1866 by flying,5774 so3651 the curse7045 causeless2600 shall not3808 come.935

3  A whip7752 for the horse,5483 a bridle4964 for the ass,2543 and a rod7626 for the fool's3684 back.1460

4  Answer6030 not408 a fool3684 according to his folly,200 lest6435 thou859 also1571 be like7737 unto him.

5  Answer6030 a fool3684 according to his folly,200 lest6435 he be1961 wise2450 in his own conceit.5869

6  He that sendeth7971 a message1697 by the hand3027 of a fool3684 cutteth off7096 the feet,7272 and drinketh8354 damage.2555

7  The legs7785 of the lame4480 6455 are not equal:1809 so is a parable4912 in the mouth6310 of fools.3684

8  As he that bindeth6887 a stone68 in a sling,4773 so3651 is he that giveth5414 honor3519 to a fool.3684

9  As a thorn2336 goeth up5927 into the hand3027 of a drunkard,7910 so is a parable4912 in the mouth6310 of fools.3684

10  The great7227 God that formed2342 all3605 things both rewardeth7936 the fool,3684 and rewardeth7936 transgressors.5674

11  As a dog3611 returneth7725 to5921 his vomit,6892 so a fool3684 returneth8138 to his folly.200

12  Seest7200 thou a man376 wise2450 in his own conceit?5869 there is more hope8615 of a fool3684 than of4480 him.

13  The slothful6102 man saith,559 There is a lion7826 in the way;1870 a lion738 is in996 the streets.7339

14  As the door1817 turneth5437 upon5921 his hinges,6735 so doth the slothful6102 upon5921 his bed.4296

15  The slothful6102 hideth2934 his hand3027 in his bosom;6747 it grieveth3811 him to bring it again7725 to413 his mouth.6310

16  The sluggard6102 is wiser2450 in his own conceit5869 than seven4480 7651 men that can render7725 a reason.2940

17  He that passeth by,5674 and meddleth5674 with5921 strife7379 belonging not3808 to him, is like one that taketh2388 a dog3611 by the ears.241

18  As a mad3856 man who casteth3384 firebrands,2131 arrows,2671 and death,4194

19  So3651 is the man376 that deceiveth7411 853 his neighbor,7453 and saith,559 Am not3808 I589 in sport?7832

20  Where no657 wood6086 is, there the fire784 goeth out:3518 so where there is no369 talebearer,5372 the strife4066 ceaseth.8367

21  As coals6352 are to burning coals,1513 and wood6086 to fire;784 so is a contentious4079 man376 to kindle2787 strife.7379

22  The words1697 of a talebearer5372 are as wounds,3859 and they1992 go down3381 into the innermost parts2315 of the belly.990

23  Burning1814 lips8193 and a wicked7451 heart3820 are like a potsherd2789 covered6823 with silver3701 dross.5509

24  He that hateth8130 dissembleth5234 with his lips,8193 and layeth up7896 deceit4820 within7130 him;

25  When3588 he speaketh6963 fair,2603 believe539 him not:408 for3588 there are seven7651 abominations8441 in his heart.3820

26  Whose hatred8135 is covered3680 by deceit,4860 his wickedness7451 shall be showed1540 before the whole congregation.6951

27  Whoso diggeth3738 a pit7845 shall fall5307 therein: and he that rolleth1556 a stone,68 it will return7725 upon413 him.

28  A lying8267 tongue3956 hateth8130 those that are afflicted1790 by it; and a flattering2509 mouth6310 worketh6213 ruin.4072

Proverbs 27: 1-27

1  Boast not thyself408 1984 of tomorrow;3117 4279 for3588 thou knowest3045 not3808 what4100 a day3117 may bring forth.3205

2  Let another man2114 praise1984 thee, and not3808 thine own mouth;6310 a stranger,5237 and not408 thine own lips.8193

3  A stone68 is heavy,3514 and the sand2344 weighty;5192 but a fool's191 wrath3708 is heavier3515 than them both.4480 8147

4  Wrath2534 is cruel,395 and anger639 is outrageous;7858 but who4310 is able to stand5975 before6440 envy?7068

5  Open1540 rebuke8433 is better2896 than secret5641 love.4480 160

6  Faithful539 are the wounds6482 of a friend;157 but the kisses5390 of an enemy8130 are deceitful.6280

7  The full7649 soul5315 loatheth947 a honeycomb;5317 but to the hungry7457 soul5315 every3605 bitter thing4751 is sweet.4966

8  As a bird6833 that wandereth5074 from4480 her nest,7064 so3651 is a man376 that wandereth5074 from his place.4480 4725

9  Ointment8081 and perfume7004 rejoice8055 the heart:3820 so doth the sweetness4986 of a man's friend7453 by hearty counsel.4480 6098 5315

10  Thine own friend,7453 and thy father's1 friend,7453 forsake5800 not;408 neither408 go935 into thy brother's251 house1004 in the day3117 of thy calamity:343 for better2896 is a neighbor7934 that is near7138 than a brother4480 251 far off.7350

11  My son,1121 be wise,2449 and make my heart3820 glad,8055 that I may answer7725 1697 him that reproacheth2778 me.

12  A prudent6175 man foreseeth7200 the evil,7451 and hideth himself;5641 but the simple6612 pass on,5674 and are punished.6064

13  Take3947 his garment899 that3588 is surety6148 for a stranger,2114 and take a pledge2254 of him for1157 a strange woman.5237

14  He that blesseth1288 his friend7453 with a loud1419 voice,6963 rising early7925 in the morning,1242 it shall be counted2803 a curse7045 to him.

15  A continual2956 dropping1812 in a very rainy5464 day3117 and a contentious4079 woman802 are alike.7737

16  Whosoever hideth6845 her hideth6845 the wind,7307 and the ointment8081 of his right hand,3225 which betrayeth7121 itself.

17  Iron1270 sharpeneth2300 iron;1270 so a man376 sharpeneth2300 the countenance6440 of his friend.7453

18  Whoso keepeth5341 the fig tree8384 shall eat398 the fruit6529 thereof: so he that waiteth8104 on his master113 shall be honored.3513

19  As in water4325 face6440 answereth to face,6440 so3651 the heart3820 of man120 to man.120

20  Hell7585 and destruction10 are never3808 full;7646 so the eyes5869 of man120 are never3808 satisfied.7646

21  As the refining pot4715 for silver,3701 and the furnace3564 for gold;2091 so is a man376 to6310 to his praise.4110

22  Though518 thou shouldest bray3806 853 a fool191 in a mortar4388 among8432 wheat7383 with a pestle,5940 yet will not3808 his foolishness200 depart5493 from4480 5921 him.

23  Be thou diligent to know3045 3045 the state6440 of thy flocks,6629 and look7896 3820 well to thy herds.5739

24  For3588 riches2633 are not3808 forever:5769 and doth518 the crown5145 endure to every generation?1755 1755

25  The hay2682 appeareth,1540 and the tender grass1877 showeth itself,7200 and herbs6212 of the mountains2022 are gathered.622

26  The lambs3532 are for thy clothing,3830 and the goats6260 are the price4242 of the field.7704

27  And thou shalt have goats'5795 milk2461 enough1767 for thy food,3899 for the food3899 of thy household,1004 and for the maintenance2416 for thy maidens.5291

Proverbs 28: 1-28

1  The wicked7563 flee5127 when no369 man pursueth:7291 but the righteous6662 are bold982 as a lion.3715

2  For the transgression6588 of a land776 many7227 are the princes8269 thereof: but by a man120 of understanding995 and knowledge3045 the state3651 thereof shall be prolonged.748

3  A poor7326 man1397 that oppresseth6231 the poor1800 is like a sweeping5502 rain4306 which leaveth no369 food.3899

4  They that forsake5800 the law8451 praise1984 the wicked:7563 but such as keep8104 the law8451 contend1624 with them.

5  Evil7451 men376 understand995 not3808 judgment:4941 but they that seek1245 the LORD3068 understand995 all3605 things.

6  Better2896 is the poor7326 that walketh1980 in his uprightness,8537 than he that is perverse4480 6141 in his ways,1870 though he1931 be rich.6223

7  Whoso keepeth5341 the law8451 is a wise995 son:1121 but he that is a companion7462 of riotous2151 men shameth3637 his father.1

8  He that by usury5392 and unjust gain8636 increaseth7235 his substance,1952 he shall gather6908 it for him that will pity2603 the poor.1800

9  He that turneth away5493 his ear241 from hearing4480 8085 the law,8451 even1571 his prayer8605 shall be abomination.8441

10  Whoso causeth the righteous3477 to go astray7686 in an evil7451 way,1870 he shall fall5307 himself1931 into his own pit:7816 but the upright8549 shall have good2896 things in possession.5157

11  The rich6223 man376 is wise2450 in his own conceit;5869 but the poor1800 that hath understanding995 searcheth him out.2713

12  When righteous6662 men do rejoice,5970 there is great7227 glory:8597 but when the wicked7563 rise,6965 a man120 is hidden.2664

13  He that covereth3680 his sins6588 shall not3808 prosper:6743 but whoso confesseth3034 and forsaketh5800 them shall have mercy.7355

14  Happy835 is the man120 that feareth6342 always:8548 but he that hardeneth7185 his heart3820 shall fall5307 into mischief.7451

15  As a roaring5098 lion,738 and a ranging8264 bear;1677 so is a wicked7563 ruler4910 over5921 the poor1800 people.5971

16  The prince5057 that wanteth2638 understanding8394 is also a great7227 oppressor:4642 but he that hateth8130 covetousness1215 shall prolong748 his days.3117

17  A man120 that doeth violence6231 to the blood1818 of any person5315 shall flee5127 to5704 the pit;953 let no408 man stay8551 him.

18  Whoso walketh1980 uprightly8549 shall be saved:3467 but he that is perverse6140 in his ways1870 shall fall5307 at once.259

19  He that tilleth5647 his land127 shall have plenty7646 of bread:3899 but he that followeth7291 after vain7386 persons shall have poverty7389 enough.7646

20  A faithful530 man376 shall abound7227 with blessings:1293 but he that maketh haste213 to be rich6238 shall not3808 be innocent.5352

21  To have respect5234 of persons6440 is not3808 good:2896 for for5921 a piece6595 of bread3899 that man1397 will transgress.6586

22  He376 that hasteth926 to be rich1952 hath an evil7451 eye,5869 and considereth3045 not3808 that3588 poverty2639 shall come upon935 him.

23  He that rebuketh3198 a man120 afterwards310 shall find4672 more favor2580 than he that flattereth4480 2505 with the tongue.3956

24  Whoso robbeth1497 his father1 or his mother,517 and saith,559 It is no369 transgression;6588 the same1931 is the companion2270 of a destroyer.376 7843

25  He that is of a proud7342 heart5315 stirreth up1624 strife:4066 but he that putteth his trust982 in5921 the LORD3068 shall be made fat.1878

26  He1931 that trusteth982 in his own heart3820 is a fool:3684 but whoso walketh1980 wisely,2451 he1931 shall be delivered.4422

27  He that giveth5414 unto the poor7326 shall not369 lack:4270 but he that hideth5956 his eyes5869 shall have many7227 a curse.3994

28  When the wicked7563 rise,6965 men120 hide themselves:5641 but when they perish,6 the righteous6662 increase.7235

Proverbs 29: 1-27

1  He,376 that being often reproved8433 hardeneth7185 his neck,6203 shall suddenly6621 be destroyed,7665 and that without369 remedy.4832

2  When the righteous6662 are in authority,7235 the people5971 rejoice:8055 but when the wicked7563 beareth rule,4910 the people5971 mourn.584

3  Whoso376 loveth157 wisdom2451 rejoiceth8055 his father:1 but he that keepeth company7462 with harlots2181 spendeth6 his substance.1952

4  The king4428 by judgment4941 establisheth5975 the land:776 but he376 that receiveth gifts8641 overthroweth2040 it.

5  A man1397 that flattereth2505 5921 his neighbor7453 spreadeth6566 a net7568 for5921 his feet.6471

6  In the transgression6588 of an evil7451 man376 there is a snare:4170 but the righteous6662 doth sing7442 and rejoice.8055

7  The righteous6662 considereth3045 the cause1779 of the poor:1800 but the wicked7563 regardeth995 not3808 to know1847 it.

8  Scornful3944 men376 bring a city into a snare:6315 7151 but wise2450 men turn away7725 wrath.639

9  If a wise2450 man376 contendeth8199 with854 a foolish191 man,376 whether he rage7264 or laugh,7832 there is no369 rest.5183

10  The bloodthirsty376 1818 hate8130 the upright:8535 but the just3477 seek1245 his soul.5315

11  A fool3684 uttereth3318 all3605 his mind:7307 but a wise2450 man keepeth7623 it in till afterwards.268

12  If a ruler4910 hearken7181 to5921 lies,1697 8267 all3605 his servants8334 are wicked.7563

13  The poor7326 and the deceitful8501 man376 meet together:6298 the LORD3068 lighteneth215 both8147 their eyes.5869

14  The king4428 that faithfully571 judgeth8199 the poor,1800 his throne3678 shall be established3559 forever.5703

15  The rod7626 and reproof8433 give5414 wisdom:2451 but a child5288 left7971 to himself bringeth his mother517 to shame.954

16  When the wicked7563 are multiplied,7235 transgression6588 increaseth:7235 but the righteous6662 shall see7200 their fall.4658

17  Correct3256 thy son,1121 and he shall give thee rest;5117 yea, he shall give5414 delight4574 unto thy soul.5315

18  Where there is no369 vision,2377 the people5971 perish:6544 but he that keepeth8104 the law,8451 happy835 is he.

19  A servant5650 will not3808 be corrected3256 by words:1697 for though3588 he understand995 he will not369 answer.4617

20  Seest2372 thou a man376 that is hasty213 in his words?1697 there is more hope8615 of a fool3684 than of4480 him.

21  He that delicately bringeth up6445 his servant5650 from a child4480 5290 shall have him become1961 his son4497 at the length.319

22  An angry639 man376 stirreth up1624 strife,4066 and a furious2534 man1167 aboundeth7227 in transgression.6588

23  A man's120 pride1346 shall bring him low:8213 but honor3519 shall uphold8551 the humble8217 in spirit.7307

24  Whoso is partner2505 with5973 a thief1590 hateth8130 his own soul:5315 he heareth8085 cursing,423 and betrayeth5046 it not.3808

25  The fear2731 of man120 bringeth5414 a snare:4170 but whoso putteth his trust982 in the LORD3068 shall be safe.7682

26  Many7227 seek1245 the ruler's4910 favor;6440 but every man's376 judgment4941 cometh from the LORD.4480 3068

27  An unjust5766 man376 is an abomination8441 to the just:6662 and he that is upright3477 in the way1870 is abomination8441 to the wicked.7563

Proverbs 30: 1-33

1  The words1697 of Agur94 the son1121 of Jakeh,3348 even the prophecy:4853 the man1397 spoke5002 unto Ithiel,384 even unto Ithiel384 and Ucal,401

2  Surely3588 I595 am more brutish1198 than any man,4480 376 and have not3808 the understanding998 of a man.120

3  I neither3808 learned3925 wisdom,2451 nor have3045 the knowledge1847 of the holy.6918

4  Who4310 hath ascended up5927 into heaven,8064 or descended?3381 who4310 hath gathered622 the wind7307 in his fists?2651 who4310 hath bound6887 the waters4325 in a garment?8071 who4310 hath established6965 all3605 the ends657 of the earth?776 what4100 is his name,8034 and what4100 is his son's1121 name,8034 if3588 if thou canst tell?3045

5  Every3605 word565 of God433 is pure:6884 he1931 is a shield4043 unto them that put their trust2620 in him.

6  Add3254 thou not408 unto5921 his words,1697 lest6435 he reprove3198 thee, and thou be found a liar.3576

7  Two8147 things have I required7592 of4480 854 thee; deny4513 4480 me them not408 before2962 I die:4191

8  Remove far7368 from4480 me vanity7723 and lies:1697 3577 give5414 me neither408 poverty7389 nor riches;6239 feed2963 me with food3899 convenient2706 for me:

9  Lest6435 I be full,7646 and deny3584 thee, and say,559 Who4310 is the LORD?3068 or lest6435 I be poor,3423 and steal,1589 and take8610 the name8034 of my God430 in vain.

10  Accuse3960 not408 a servant5650 unto413 his master,113 lest6435 he curse7043 thee, and thou be found guilty.816

11  There is a generation1755 that curseth7043 their father,1 and doth not3808 bless1288 their mother.517

12  There is a generation1755 that are pure2889 in their own eyes,5869 and yet is not3808 washed7364 from their filthiness.4480 6675

13  There is a generation,1755 O how4100 lofty7311 are their eyes!5869 and their eyelids6079 are lifted up.5375

14  There is a generation,1755 whose teeth8127 are as swords,2719 and their jaw teeth4973 as knives,3979 to devour398 the poor6041 from off the earth,4480 776 and the needy34 from among men.4480 120

15  The horseleach5936 hath two8147 daughters,1323 crying, Give,3051 give.3051 There are three7969 2007 things that are never3808 satisfied,7646 yea, four702 things say559 not,3808 It is enough:1952

16  The grave;7585 and the barren6115 womb;7356 the earth776 that is not3808 filled7646 with water;4325 and the fire784 that saith559 not,3808 It is enough.1952

17  The eye5869 that mocketh3932 at his father,1 and despiseth936 to obey3349 his mother,517 the ravens6158 of the valley5158 shall pick it out,5365 and the young1121 eagles5404 shall eat398 it.

18  There be three7969 things which are too wonderful6381 for4480 me, yea, four702 which I know3045 not:3808

19  The way1870 of an eagle5404 in the air;8064 the way1870 of a serpent5175 upon5921 a rock;6697 the way1870 of a ship591 in the midst3820 of the sea;3220 and the way1870 of a man1397 with a maid.5959

20  Such3651 is the way1870 of an adulterous5003 woman;802 she eateth,398 and wipeth4229 her mouth,6310 and saith,559 I have done6466 no3808 wickedness.205

21  For8478 three7969 things the earth776 is disquieted,7264 and for8478 four702 which it cannot3808 3201 bear:5375

22  For8478 a servant5650 when3588 he reigneth;4427 and a fool5036 when3588 he is filled7646 with meat;3899

23  For8478 an odious8130 woman when3588 she is married;1166 and a handmaid8198 that3588 is heir3423 to her mistress.1404

24  There be four702 things which are little6996 upon the earth,776 but they1992 are exceeding wise:2449 2450

25  The ants5244 are a people5971 not3808 strong,5794 yet they prepare3559 their meat3899 in the summer;7019

26  The conies8227 are but a feeble3808 6099 folk,5971 yet make7760 they their houses1004 in the rocks;5553

27  The locusts697 have no369 king,4428 yet go they forth3318 all3605 of them by bands;2686

28  The spider8079 taketh hold8610 with her hands,3027 and is in kings'4428 palaces.1964

29  There be three7969 things which go6806 well,3190 yea, four702 are comely3190 in going:1980

30  A lion3918 which is strongest1368 among beasts,929 and turneth not away3808 7725 for4480 6440 any;3605

31  A greyhound;2223 4975 a he goat8495 also;176 and a king,4428 against5973 whom there is no408 rising up.6965

32  If518 thou hast done foolishly5034 in lifting up thyself,5375 or if518 thou hast thought evil,2161 lay thine hand3027 upon thy mouth.6310

33  Surely3588 the churning4330 of milk2461 bringeth forth3318 butter,2529 and the wringing4330 of the nose639 bringeth forth3318 blood:1818 so the forcing4330 of wrath639 bringeth forth3318 strife.7379

Proverbs 31: 1-31

1  The words1697 of king4428 Lemuel,3927 the prophecy4853 that834 his mother517 taught3256 him.

2  What,4100 my son?1248 and what,4100 the son1248 of my womb?990 and what,4100 the son1248 of my vows?5088

3  Give5414 not408 thy strength2428 unto women,802 nor thy ways1870 to that which destroyeth4229 kings.4428

4  It is not408 for kings,4428 O Lemuel,3927 it is not408 for kings4428 to drink8354 wine;3196 nor176 for princes7336 strong drink:7941

5  Lest6435 they drink,8354 and forget7911 the law,2710 and pervert8138 the judgment1779 of any3605 of the afflicted.1121 6040

6  Give5414 strong drink7941 unto him that is ready to perish,6 and wine3196 unto those that be of heavy4751 hearts.5315

7  Let him drink,8354 and forget7911 his poverty,7389 and remember2142 his misery5999 no3808 more.5750

8  Open6605 thy mouth6310 for the dumb483 in413 the cause1779 of all3605 such as are appointed1121 to destruction.2475

9  Open6605 thy mouth,6310 judge8199 righteously,6664 and plead the cause1777 of the poor6041 and needy.34

10  Who4310 can find4672 a virtuous2428 woman?802 for her price4377 is far7350 above rubies.4480 6443

11  The heart3820 of her husband1167 doth safely trust982 in her, so that he shall have no3808 need2637 of spoil.7998

12  She will do1580 him good2896 and not3808 evil7451 all3605 the days3117 of her life.2416

13  She seeketh1875 wool,6785 and flax,6593 and worketh6213 willingly2656 with her hands.3709

14  She is1961 like the merchants'5503 ships;591 she bringeth935 her food3899 from afar.4480 4801

15  She riseth6965 also while it is yet5750 night,3915 and giveth5414 meat2964 to her household,1004 and a portion2706 to her maidens.5291

16  She considereth2161 a field,7704 and buyeth3947 it: with the fruit4480 6529 of her hands3709 she planteth5193 a vineyard.3754

17  She girdeth2296 her loins4975 with strength,5797 and strengtheneth553 her arms.2220

18  She perceiveth2938 that3588 her merchandise5504 is good:2896 her candle5216 goeth not out3808 3518 by night.3915

19  She layeth7971 her hands3027 to the spindle,3601 and her hands3709 hold8551 the distaff.6418

20  She stretcheth out6566 her hand3709 to the poor;6041 yea, she reacheth forth7971 her hands3027 to the needy.34

21  She is not3808 afraid3372 of the snow4480 7950 for her household:1004 for3588 all3605 her household1004 are clothed3847 with scarlet.8144

22  She maketh6213 herself coverings of tapestry;4765 her clothing3830 is silk8336 and purple.713

23  Her husband1167 is known3045 in the gates,8179 when he sitteth3427 among5973 the elders2205 of the land.776

24  She maketh6213 fine linen,5466 and selleth4376 it; and delivereth5414 girdles2289 unto the merchant.3669

25  Strength5797 and honor1926 are her clothing;3830 and she shall rejoice7832 in time3117 to come.314

26  She openeth6605 her mouth6310 with wisdom;2451 and in5921 her tongue3956 is the law8451 of kindness.2617

27  She looketh well6822 to the ways1979 of her household,1004 and eateth398 not3808 the bread3899 of idleness.6104

28  Her children1121 arise up,6965 and call her blessed;833 her husband1167 also, and he praiseth1984 her.

29  Many7227 daughters1323 have done6213 virtuously,2428 but thou859 excellest5927 5921 them all.3605

30  Favor2580 is deceitful,8267 and beauty3308 is vain:1892 but a woman802 that feareth3373 the LORD,3068 she1931 shall be praised.1984

31  Give5414 her of the fruit4480 6529 of her hands;3027 and let her own works4639 praise1984 her in the gates.8179


À Christ seul soit la Gloire


Source; - jean leDuc