The Bible, King James version, Complete
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trusteth in them.
19:135:019 Bless the LORD, O house of Israel: bless the LORD, O house of
19:135:020 Bless the LORD, O house of Levi: ye that fear the LORD, bless
19:135:021 Blessed be the LORD out of Zion, which dwelleth at Jerusalem.
Praise ye the LORD.
19:136:001 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy
endureth for ever.
19:136:002 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for
19:136:003 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for
19:136:004 To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth
19:136:005 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth
19:136:006 To him that stretched out the earth above the waters: for his
mercy endureth for ever.
19:136:007 To him that made great lights: for his mercy endureth for
19:136:008 The sun to rule by day: for his mercy endureth for ever:
19:136:009 The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy endureth
19:136:010 To him that smote Egypt in their firstborn: for his mercy
endureth for ever:
19:136:011 And brought out Israel from among them: for his mercy endureth
19:136:012 With a strong hand, and with a stretched out arm: for his
mercy endureth for ever.
19:136:013 To him which divided the Red sea into parts: for his mercy
endureth for ever:
19:136:014 And made Israel to pass through the midst of it: for his mercy
endureth for ever:
19:136:015 But overthrew Pharaoh and his host in the Red sea: for his
mercy endureth for ever.
19:136:016 To him which led his people through the wilderness: for his
mercy endureth for ever.
19:136:017 To him which smote great kings: for his mercy endureth for
19:136:018 And slew famous kings: for his mercy endureth for ever:
19:136:019 Sihon king of the Amorites: for his mercy endureth for ever:
19:136:020 And Og the king of Bashan: for his mercy endureth for ever:
19:136:021 And gave their land for an heritage: for his mercy endureth
19:136:022 Even an heritage unto Israel his servant: for his mercy
endureth for ever.
19:136:023 Who remembered us in our low estate: for his mercy endureth
19:136:024 And hath redeemed us from our enemies: for his mercy endureth
19:136:025 Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever.
19:136:026 O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth
19:137:001 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept,
when we remembered Zion.
19:137:002 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
19:137:003 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a
song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying,
Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
19:137:004 How shall we sing the LORD's song in a strange land?
19:137:005 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her
19:137:006 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of
my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
19:137:007 Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of
Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation
19:137:008 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he
be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
19:137:009 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones
against the stones.
19:138:001 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will I
sing praise unto thee.
19:138:002 I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for
thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified
thy word above all thy name.
19:138:003 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst
me with strength in my soul.
19:138:004 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O LORD, when
they hear the words of thy mouth.
19:138:005 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the LORD: for great is the
glory of the LORD.
19:138:006 Though the LORD be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly:
but the proud he knoweth afar off.
19:138:007 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me:
thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine
enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
19:138:008 The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O
LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own
19:139:001 O lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
19:139:002 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou
understandest my thought afar off.
19:139:003 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted
with all my ways.
19:139:004 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou
knowest it altogether.
19:139:005 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon
19:139:006 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot
attain unto it.
19:139:007 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee
from thy presence?
19:139:008 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed
in hell, behold, thou art there.
19:139:009 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost
parts of the sea;
19:139:010 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall
19:139:011 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night
shall be light about me.
19:139:012 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth
as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
19:139:013 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my
19:139:014 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
19:139:015 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret,
and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
19:139:016 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in
thy book all my members were written, which in continuance
were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
19:139:017 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great
is the sum of them!
19:139:018 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand:
when I awake, I am still with thee.
19:139:019 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God: depart from me
therefore, ye bloody men.
19:139:020 For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take
thy name in vain.
19:139:021 Do not I hate them, O LORD, that hate thee? and am not I
grieved with those that rise up against thee?
19:139:022 I hate them with perfect hatred: I count them mine enemies.
19:139:023 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my
19:139:024 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the
19:140:001 Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the
19:140:002 Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they
gathered together for war.
19:140:003 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders'
poison is under their lips. Selah.
19:140:004 Keep me, O LORD, from the hands of the wicked; preserve me
from the violent man; who have purposed to overthrow my
19:140:005 The proud have hid a snare for me, and cords; they have spread
a net by the wayside; they have set gins for me. Selah.
19:140:006 I said unto the LORD, Thou art my God: hear the voice of my
supplications, O LORD.
19:140:007 O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation, thou hast
covered my head in the day of battle.
19:140:008 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his
wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah.
19:140:009 As for the head of those that compass me about, let the
mischief of their own lips cover them.
19:140:010 Let burning coals fall upon them: let them be cast into the
fire; into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
19:140:011 Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil
shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him.
19:140:012 I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
and the right of the poor.
19:140:013 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the
upright shall dwell in thy presence.
19:141:001 Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my
voice, when I cry unto thee.
19:141:002 Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the
lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.
19:141:003 Set a watch, O LORD, before my mouth; keep the door of my
19:141:004 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked
works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their
19:141:005 Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let
him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not
break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their
19:141:006 When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall
hear my words; for they are sweet.
19:141:007 Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one
cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.
19:141:008 But mine eyes are unto thee, O GOD the Lord: in thee is my
trust; leave not my soul destitute.
19:141:009 Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the
gins of the workers of iniquity.
19:141:010 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal
19:142:001 I cried unto the LORD with my voice; with my voice unto the
LORD did I make my supplication.
19:142:002 I poured out my complaint before him; I shewed before him my
19:142:003 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my
path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a
snare for me.
19:142:004 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man
that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my
19:142:005 I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my
portion in the land of the living.
19:142:006 Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from
my persecutors; for they are stronger than I.
19:142:007 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the
righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal
bountifully with me.
19:143:001 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy
faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.
19:143:002 And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight
shall no man living be justified.
19:143:003 For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life
down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as
those that have been long dead.
19:143:004 Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within
me is desolate.
19:143:005 I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I
muse on the work of thy hands.
19:143:006 I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after
thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.
19:143:007 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face
from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.
19:143:008 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in
thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should
walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
19:143:009 Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to
19:143:010 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is
good; lead me into the land of uprightness.
19:143:011 Quicken me, O LORD, for thy name's sake: for thy
righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble.
19:143:012 And of thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them
that afflict my soul: for I am thy servant.
19:144:001 Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to
war, and my fingers to fight:
19:144:002 My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer;
my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people
19:144:003 LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the
son of man, that thou makest account of him!
19:144:004 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth
19:144:005 Bow thy heavens, O LORD, and come down: touch the mountains,
and they shall smoke.
19:144:006 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine
arrows, and destroy them.
19:144:007 Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of
great waters, from the hand of strange children;
19:144:008 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right
hand of falsehood.
19:144:009 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and
an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.
19:144:010 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth
David his servant from the hurtful sword.
19:144:011 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children,
whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right
hand of falsehood:
19:144:012 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that
our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the
similitude of a palace:
19:144:013 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store:
that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in
19:144:014 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no
breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in
19:144:015 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is
that people, whose God is the LORD.
19:145:001 I will extol thee, my God, O king; and I will bless thy name
for ever and ever.
19:145:002 Every day will I bless thee; and I will praise thy name for
ever and ever.
19:145:003 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his
greatness is unsearchable.
19:145:004 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall
declare thy mighty acts.
19:145:005 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy
19:145:006 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts: and I
will declare thy greatness.
19:145:007 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness,
and shall sing of thy righteousness.
19:145:008 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger,
and of great mercy.
19:145:009 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all
19:145:010 All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall
19:145:011 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy
19:145:012 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, and the
glorious majesty of his kingdom.
19:145:013 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion
endureth throughout all generations.
19:145:014 The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all those
that be bowed down.
19:145:015 The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their
meat in due season.
19:145:016 Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every
19:145:017 The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his
19:145:018 The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that
call upon him in truth.
19:145:019 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will
hear their cry, and will save them.
19:145:020 The LORD preserveth all them that love him: but all the wicked
will he destroy.
19:145:021 My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD: and let all flesh
bless his holy name for ever and ever.
19:146:001 Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
19:146:002 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto
my God while I have any being.
19:146:003 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom
there is no help.
19:146:004 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that
very day his thoughts perish.
19:146:005 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose
hope is in the LORD his God:
19:146:006 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein
is: which keepeth truth for ever:
19:146:007 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food
to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
19:146:008 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them
that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
19:146:009 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless
and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
19:146:010 The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all
generations. Praise ye the LORD.
19:147:001 Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our
God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
19:147:002 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the
outcasts of Israel.
19:147:003 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
19:147:004 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by
19:147:005 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is
19:147:006 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to
19:147:007 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the
harp unto our God:
19:147:008 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for
the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
19:147:009 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which
19:147:010 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not
pleasure in the legs of a man.
19:147:011 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that
hope in his mercy.
19:147:012 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
19:147:013 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath
blessed thy children within thee.
19:147:014 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the
finest of the wheat.
19:147:015 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth
19:147:016 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like
19:147:017 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before
19:147:018 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind
to blow, and the waters flow.
19:147:019 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments
19:147:020 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his
judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.
19:148:001 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens:
praise him in the heights.
19:148:002 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
19:148:003 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of
19:148:004 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above
19:148:005 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and
they were created.
19:148:006 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a
decree which shall not pass.
19:148:007 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
19:148:008 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapours; stormy wind fulfilling his
19:148:009 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
19:148:010 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
19:148:011 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of
19:148:012 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:
19:148:013 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is
excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
19:148:014 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his
saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto
him. Praise ye the LORD.
19:149:001 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his
praise in the congregation of saints.
19:149:002 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of
Zion be joyful in their King.
19:149:003 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises
unto him with the timbrel and harp.
19:149:004 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify
the meek with salvation.
19:149:005 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon
19:149:006 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged
sword in their hand;
19:149:007 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon
19:149:008 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters
19:149:009 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have
all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
19:150:001 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in
the firmament of his power.
19:150:002 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his
19:150:003 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the
psaltery and harp.
19:150:004 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with
stringed instruments and organs.
19:150:005 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high
19:150:006 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye
Book 20 Proverbs
20:001:001 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
20:001:002 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of
20:001:003 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment,
20:001:004 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and
20:001:005 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of
understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
20:001:006 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of
the wise, and their dark sayings.
20:001:007 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools
despise wisdom and instruction.
20:001:008 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not
the law of thy mother:
20:001:009 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and
chains about thy neck.
20:001:010 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
20:001:011 If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us
lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
20:001:012 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those
that go down into the pit:
20:001:013 We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses
20:001:014 Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
20:001:015 My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot
from their path:
20:001:016 For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
20:001:017 Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
20:001:018 And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for
their own lives.
20:001:019 So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which
taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
20:001:020 Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
20:001:021 She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of
the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
20:001:022 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the
scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
20:001:023 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto
you, I will make known my words unto you.
20:001:024 Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my
hand, and no man regarded;
20:001:025 But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my
20:001:026 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear
20:001:027 When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction
cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon
20:001:028 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they
shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:
20:001:029 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of
20:001:030 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
20:001:031 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be
filled with their own devices.
20:001:032 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the
prosperity of fools shall destroy them.
20:001:033 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be
quiet from fear of evil.
20:002:001 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my
commandments with thee;
20:002:002 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine
heart to understanding;
20:002:003 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice
20:002:004 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for
20:002:005 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the
knowledge of God.
20:002:006 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge
20:002:007 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler
to them that walk uprightly.
20:002:008 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of
20:002:009 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and
equity; yea, every good path.
20:002:010 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is
pleasant unto thy soul;
20:002:011 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
20:002:012 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man
that speaketh froward things;
20:002:013 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of
20:002:014 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the
20:002:015 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
20:002:016 To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger
which flattereth with her words;
20:002:017 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the
covenant of her God.
20:002:018 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the
20:002:019 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of
the paths of life.
20:002:020 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the
paths of the righteous.
20:002:021 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall
remain in it.
20:002:022 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the
transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
20:003:001 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my
20:003:002 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add
20:003:003 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy
neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
20:003:004 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight
of God and man.
20:003:005 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understanding.
20:003:006 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy
20:003:007 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from
20:003:008 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
20:003:009 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits
of all thine increase:
20:003:010 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses
shall burst out with new wine.
20:003:011 My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be
weary of his correction:
20:003:012 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the
son in whom he delighteth.
20:003:013 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth
20:003:014 For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of
silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
20:003:015 She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou
canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
20:003:016 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand
riches and honour.
20:003:017 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are
20:003:018 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and
happy is every one that retaineth her.
20:003:019 The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding
hath he established the heavens.
20:003:020 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop
down the dew.
20:003:021 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom
20:003:022 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
20:003:023 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not
20:003:024 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou
shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
20:003:025 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the
wicked, when it cometh.
20:003:026 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot
from being taken.
20:003:027 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in
the power of thine hand to do it.
20:003:028 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow
I will give; when thou hast it by thee.
20:003:029 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth
securely by thee.
20:003:030 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no
20:003:031 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
20:003:032 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is
with the righteous.
20:003:033 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he
blesseth the habitation of the just.
20:003:034 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the
20:003:035 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion
20:004:001 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to
20:004:002 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
20:004:003 For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the
sight of my mother.
20:004:004 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my
words: keep my commandments, and live.
20:004:005 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline
from the words of my mouth.
20:004:006 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and
she shall keep thee.
20:004:007 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with
all thy getting get understanding.
20:004:008 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to
honour, when thou dost embrace her.
20:004:009 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of
glory shall she deliver to thee.
20:004:010 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy
life shall be many.
20:004:011 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in
20:004:012 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when
thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
20:004:013 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for
she is thy life.
20:004:014 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way
of evil men.
20:004:015 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
20:004:016 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their
sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
20:004:017 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of
20:004:018 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth
more and more unto the perfect day.
20:004:019 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what
20:004:020 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
20:004:021 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of
20:004:022 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all
20:004:023 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the
issues of life.
20:004:024 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far
20:004:025 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look
straight before thee.
20:004:026 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be
20:004:027 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot
20:005:001 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my
20:005:002 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep
20:005:003 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her
mouth is smoother than oil:
20:005:004 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
20:005:005 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
20:005:006 Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are
moveable, that thou canst not know them.
20:005:007 Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the
words of my mouth.
20:005:008 Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her
20:005:009 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto
20:005:010 Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be
in the house of a stranger;
20:005:011 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are
20:005:012 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised
20:005:013 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined
mine ear to them that instructed me!
20:005:014 I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and
20:005:015 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out
of thine own well.
20:005:016 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in
20:005:017 Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.
20:005:018 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy
20:005:019 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her
breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always
with her love.
20:005:020 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman,
and embrace the bosom of a stranger?
20:005:021 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he
pondereth all his goings.
20:005:022 His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall
be holden with the cords of his sins.
20:005:023 He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his
folly he shall go astray.
20:006:001 My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast
stricken thy hand with a stranger,
20:006:002 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken
with the words of thy mouth.
20:006:003 Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come
into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure
20:006:004 Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.
20:006:005 Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a
bird from the hand of the fowler.
20:006:006 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
20:006:007 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
20:006:008 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in
20:006:009 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out
of thy sleep?
20:006:010 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the
hands to sleep:
20:006:011 So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want
as an armed man.
20:006:012 A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
20:006:013 He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he
teacheth with his fingers;
20:006:014 Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually;
he soweth discord.
20:006:015 Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he
be broken without remedy.
20:006:016 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an
abomination unto him:
20:006:017 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent
20:006:018 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift
in running to mischief,
20:006:019 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord
20:006:020 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law
of thy mother:
20:006:021 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy
20:006:022 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it
shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with
20:006:023 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and
reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
20:006:024 To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the
tongue of a strange woman.
20:006:025 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take
thee with her eyelids.
20:006:026 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of
bread: and the adultress will hunt for the precious life.
20:006:027 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be
20:006:028 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
20:006:029 So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever
toucheth her shall not be innocent.
20:006:030 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul
when he is hungry;
20:006:031 But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give
all the substance of his house.
20:006:032 But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh
understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
20:006:033 A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not
be wiped away.
20:006:034 For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare
in the day of vengeance.
20:006:035 He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content,
though thou givest many gifts.
20:007:001 My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
20:007:002 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of
20:007:003 Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine
20:007:004 Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding
20:007:005 That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the
stranger which flattereth with her words.
20:007:006 For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
20:007:007 And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the
youths, a young man void of understanding,
20:007:008 Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the
way to her house,
20:007:009 In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
20:007:010 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an
harlot, and subtil of heart.
20:007:011 (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
20:007:012 Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at
20:007:013 So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face
said unto him,
20:007:014 I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
20:007:015 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy
face, and I have found thee.
20:007:016 I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved
works, with fine linen of Egypt.
20:007:017 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
20:007:018 Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us
solace ourselves with loves.
20:007:019 For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
20:007:020 He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at
the day appointed.
20:007:021 With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the
flattering of her lips she forced him.
20:007:022 He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the
slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;
20:007:023 Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the
snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
20:007:024 Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to
the words of my mouth.
20:007:025 Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her
20:007:026 For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have
been slain by her.
20:007:027 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of
20:008:001 Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
20:008:002 She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the
places of the paths.
20:008:003 She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the
coming in at the doors.
20:008:004 Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
20:008:005 O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an
20:008:006 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of
my lips shall be right things.
20:008:007 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an
abomination to my lips.
20:008:008 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is
nothing froward or perverse in them.
20:008:009 They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to
them that find knowledge.
20:008:010 Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather
than choice gold.
20:008:011 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may
be desired are not to be compared to it.
20:008:012 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty
20:008:013 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy,
and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
20:008:014 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have
20:008:015 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
20:008:016 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the
20:008:017 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall
20:008:018 Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and
20:008:019 My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my
revenue than choice silver.
20:008:020 I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths
20:008:021 That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and
I will fill their treasures.
20:008:022 The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his
works of old.
20:008:023 I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the
20:008:024 When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there
were no fountains abounding with water.
20:008:025 Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I
20:008:026 While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor
the highest part of the dust of the world.
20:008:027 When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a
compass upon the face of the depth:
20:008:028 When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the
fountains of the deep:
20:008:029 When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not
pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the
20:008:030 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily
his delight, rejoicing always before him;
20:008:031 Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights
were with the sons of men.
20:008:032 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are
they that keep my ways.
20:008:033 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
20:008:034 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my
gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
20:008:035 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of
20:008:036 But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they
that hate me love death.
20:009:001 Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven
20:009:002 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she
hath also furnished her table.
20:009:003 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest
places of the city,
20:009:004 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that
wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
20:009:005 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have
20:009:006 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of
20:009:007 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he
that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
20:009:008 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man,
and he will love thee.
20:009:009 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser:
teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.
20:009:010 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the
knowledge of the holy is understanding.
20:009:011 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy
life shall be increased.
20:009:012 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou
scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.
20:009:013 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth
20:009:014 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the
high places of the city,
20:009:015 To call passengers who go right on their ways:
20:009:016 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that
wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
20:009:017 Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is
20:009:018 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her
guests are in the depths of hell.
20:010:001 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but
a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
20:010:002 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness
delivereth from death.
20:010:003 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish:
but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
20:010:004 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand
of the diligent maketh rich.
20:010:005 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that
sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
20:010:006 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth
the mouth of the wicked.
20:010:007 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked
20:010:008 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating
fool shall fall.
20:010:009 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that
perverteth his ways shall be known.
20:010:010 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating
fool shall fall.
20:010:011 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence
covereth the mouth of the wicked.
20:010:012 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
20:010:013 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found:
but a rod is for the back of him that is void of
20:010:014 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is
20:010:015 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of
the poor is their poverty.
20:010:016 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the
wicked to sin.
20:010:017 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that
refuseth reproof erreth.
20:010:018 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a
slander, is a fool.
20:010:019 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that
refraineth his lips is wise.
20:010:020 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the
wicked is little worth.
20:010:021 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of
20:010:022 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no
sorrow with it.
20:010:023 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of
understanding hath wisdom.
20:010:024 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire
of the righteous shall be granted.
20:010:025 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the
righteous is an everlasting foundation.
20:010:026 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the
sluggard to them that send him.
20:010:027 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the
wicked shall be shortened.
20:010:028 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the
expectation of the wicked shall perish.
20:010:029 The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but
destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
20:010:030 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not
inhabit the earth.
20:010:031 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward
tongue shall be cut out.
20:010:032 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the
mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.
20:011:001 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight
is his delight.
20:011:002 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is
20:011:003 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the
perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
20:011:004 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness
delivereth from death.
20:011:005 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the
wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
20:011:006 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but
transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
20:011:007 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the
hope of unjust men perisheth.
20:011:008 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked
cometh in his stead.
20:011:009 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but
through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
20:011:010 When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and
when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
20:011:011 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is
overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
20:011:012 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man
of understanding holdeth his peace.
20:011:013 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful
spirit concealeth the matter.
20:011:014 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of
counsellors there is safety.
20:011:015 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he
that hateth suretiship is sure.
20:011:016 A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain
20:011:017 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is
cruel troubleth his own flesh.
20:011:018 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth
righteousness shall be a sure reward.
20:011:019 As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil
pursueth it to his own death.
20:011:020 They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD:
but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
20:011:021 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished:
but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
20:011:022 As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman
which is without discretion.
20:011:023 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation
of the wicked is wrath.
20:011:024 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is
that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
20:011:025 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall
be watered also himself.
20:011:026 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but
blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
20:011:027 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that
seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
20:011:028 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous
shall flourish as a branch.
20:011:029 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and
the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
20:011:030 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that
winneth souls is wise.
20:011:031 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much
more the wicked and the sinner.
20:012:001 Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth
reproof is brutish.
20:012:002 A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked
devices will he condemn.
20:012:003 A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of
the righteous shall not be moved.
20:012:004 A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that
maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
20:012:005 The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of
the wicked are deceit.
20:012:006 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the
mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
20:012:007 The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the
righteous shall stand.
20:012:008 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that
is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
20:012:009 He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he
that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
20:012:010 A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the
tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
20:012:011 He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he
that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
20:012:012 The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the
righteous yieldeth fruit.
20:012:013 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the
just shall come out of trouble.
20:012:014 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth:
and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto
20:012:015 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that
hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
20:012:016 A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth
20:012:017 He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a
false witness deceit.
20:012:018 There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the
tongue of the wise is health.
20:012:019 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying
tongue is but for a moment.
20:012:020 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the
counsellors of peace is joy.
20:012:021 There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall
be filled with mischief.
20:012:022 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal
truly are his delight.
20:012:023 A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools
20:012:024 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful
shall be under tribute.
20:012:025 Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word
maketh it glad.
20:012:026 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the
way of the wicked seduceth them.
20:012:027 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting:
but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
20:012:028 In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway
thereof there is no death.
20:013:001 A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner
heareth not rebuke.
20:013:002 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul
of the transgressors shall eat violence.
20:013:003 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that
openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
20:013:004 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the
soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
20:013:005 A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome,
and cometh to shame.
20:013:006 Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but
wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
20:013:007 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is
that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
20:013:008 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor
heareth not rebuke.
20:013:009 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the
wicked shall be put out.
20:013:010 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is
20:013:011 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that
gathereth by labour shall increase.
20:013:012 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire
cometh, it is a tree of life.
20:013:013 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that
feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
20:013:014 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the
snares of death.
20:013:015 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors
20:013:016 Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth
open his folly.
20:013:017 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful
ambassador is health.
20:013:018 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction:
but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
20:013:019 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is
abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20:013:020 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion
of fools shall be destroyed.
20:013:021 Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be
20:013:022 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children:
and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
20:013:023 Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is
destroyed for want of judgment.
20:013:024 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him
chasteneth him betimes.
20:013:025 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the
belly of the wicked shall want.
20:014:001 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh
it down with her hands.
20:014:002 He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he
that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
20:014:003 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of
the wise shall preserve them.
20:014:004 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by
the strength of the ox.
20:014:005 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will
20:014:006 A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is
easy unto him that understandeth.
20:014:007 Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest
not in him the lips of knowledge.
20:014:008 The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the
folly of fools is deceit.
20:014:009 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is
20:014:010 The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not
intermeddle with his joy.
20:014:011 The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the
tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
20:014:012 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end
thereof are the ways of death.
20:014:013 Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that
mirth is heaviness.
20:014:014 The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and
a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
20:014:015 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh
well to his going.
20:014:016 A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool
rageth, and is confident.
20:014:017 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked
devices is hated.
20:014:018 The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with
20:014:019 The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of
20:014:020 The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath
20:014:021 He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath
mercy on the poor, happy is he.
20:014:022 Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be
to them that devise good.
20:014:023 In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips
tendeth only to penury.
20:014:024 The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of
fools is folly.
20:014:025 A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness
20:014:026 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children
shall have a place of refuge.
20:014:027 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the
snares of death.
20:014:028 In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the
want of people is the destruction of the prince.
20:014:029 He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he
that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
20:014:030 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the
rottenness of the bones.
20:014:031 He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that
honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
20:014:032 The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous
hath hope in his death.
20:014:033 Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding:
but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
20:014:034 Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any
20:014:035 The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is
against him that causeth shame.
20:015:001 A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up
20:015:002 The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth
of fools poureth out foolishness.
20:015:003 The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil
and the good.
20:015:004 A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein
is a breach in the spirit.
20:015:005 A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that
regardeth reproof is prudent.
20:015:006 In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the
revenues of the wicked is trouble.
20:015:007 The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the
foolish doeth not so.
20:015:008 The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but
the prayer of the upright is his delight.
20:015:009 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he
loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
20:015:010 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he
that hateth reproof shall die.
20:015:011 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then
the hearts of the children of men?
20:015:012 A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he
go unto the wise.
20:015:013 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of
the heart the spirit is broken.
20:015:014 The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge:
but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
20:015:015 All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a
merry heart hath a continual feast.
20:015:016 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure
and trouble therewith.
20:015:017 Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox
and hatred therewith.
20:015:018 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to
anger appeaseth strife.
20:015:019 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the
way of the righteous is made plain.
20:015:020 A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth
20:015:021 Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of
understanding walketh uprightly.
20:015:022 Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the
multitude of counsellors they are established.
20:015:023 A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken
in due season, how good is it!
20:015:024 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from
20:015:025 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will
establish the border of the widow.
20:015:026 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but
the words of the pure are pleasant words.
20:015:027 He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that
hateth gifts shall live.
20:015:028 The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth
of the wicked poureth out evil things.
20:015:029 The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of
20:015:030 The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report
maketh the bones fat.
20:015:031 The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the
20:015:032 He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he
that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
20:015:033 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before
honour is humility.
20:016:001 The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the
tongue, is from the LORD.
20:016:002 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD
weigheth the spirits.
20:016:003 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be
20:016:004 The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the
wicked for the day of evil.
20:016:005 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the
LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
20:016:006 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the
LORD men depart from evil.
20:016:007 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies
to be at peace with him.
20:016:008 Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues
20:016:009 A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his
20:016:010 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth
transgresseth not in judgment.
20:016:011 A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of
the bag are his work.
20:016:012 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the
throne is established by righteousness.
20:016:013 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him
that speaketh right.
20:016:014 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man
will pacify it.
20:016:015 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour
is as a cloud of the latter rain.
20:016:016 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get
understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
20:016:017 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that
keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
20:016:018 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a
20:016:019 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to
divide the spoil with the proud.
20:016:020 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso
trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
20:016:021 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness
of the lips increaseth learning.
20:016:022 Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it:
but the instruction of fools is folly.
20:016:023 The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning
to his lips.
20:016:024 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and
health to the bones.
20:016:025 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end
thereof are the ways of death.
20:016:026 He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth
it of him.
20:016:027 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a
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