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creatures to praise God. fPfal. 8.1. 13 Let them praise the Name of the LORD: : mouth, and & a two-edged sword in their hand ; & Hebr. 111. 12. 4. for this Name alone is t excellent, his glory'is 7. To execute vengeance upon the heathen, Rev. t. above the earth, and heaven.

and punishments upon the people; s Psal.75.

14 : He also exalteth the horn of his people, 8 To bind their kings with chains, and their

h the praise of all his saints ; even of the children nobles with fetters of iron; i Eph. 2.

of Israel, i a people near unto him. Praise ye the 9 h To execute upon them the judgment h Deut. 7
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148. 14 1 The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his love to

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I An exhortation to praise God, 3 with all kind of given to the church to rule the consciences of men. instruments. elemente Praise ye the LORD. • Sing unto the t Raise ye the LORD. Praise God in his fan- Heb.

Hallelujaht. LORD a new song, and his praise in the ctuary : praise him in the firmament of A Psal. 33. congregation of saints.

. b See Job.

2. Let Israel rejoyce in bhim that made him: 2 a Praise him for his mighty acts : praise himPfal. let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.

145.5,6 according to his excellent greatness. 3. Let them praise his Name || in the dance: 3

Praise him with the found of the trumpet : corner. i locali let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel b praise him with the pfaltery and harp. 94.5

4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: 2.& 149. the pipe. 4 For d the LORD taketh pleasure in his peo- praise him

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, d Prál. 35. ple: he will beautifie the meek with salvation. 5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals : praise pipe. 5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them him upon the high-sounding cymbals

. 132.16. fling aloud upon their beds.

6 Let every thing that hath breath, praise the f Job. 35.

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father, and forsake not the law of thy moThe use of the proverbs. 7 An exhortation to fear ther: God, and believe his word : 10 to avoid the en 9 For d they fall be + an ornament of grace - Chap ticings of finners. 20 Wisdom complaineth of ber

3. 22. contempt. 24 She threatneth her contemners. unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

† Heb. Wadham HE a proverbs of Solomon thou not.

10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent an adding Christ

the fon of David king of 11 If they fay, Come with us, let us e laye Jeroso Israel;

wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the inno2 To know wisdom and

cent without cause: A 1 King.

instruction, to perceive the 12. Let us swallow them up alive as the grave,
words of understanding; and whole, as those that go down into the pit :
3 To receive the instruc-

13 We shall find all precious substance, we
tion of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and fhall fill our houses with spoil :
+ Heb. t equity ;
equities.

14 Cast in thy lot among us, let us all have 4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young one purse: ! or, advisement, man knowledge and i discretion.

15 My son, f walk not thou in the way with 4 Chap. an eloquent

5 A wife man will hear, and will increase them ; refrain thy foot from their path. speech. learning: and a man of understanding shall attain 16 & For their feet run to evil, and make hafte Ifai. 59. Job 28. unto wise counsels:

to shed blood. 6 To understand a proverb, and the inter

17. Surely in vain the net is spread t in the 15, Chap. 9. pretation; the words of the wise, and their dark light of any bird.

t Heb. Ecclef. 12. sayings.

18 And they lay wait for their own blood, of every 7. The fear of the LORD is the beginning they lurk privilý for their own lives.

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Exhortation to obedence, 20 ( + h Wisdom criech without, she ut 9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, before Christ tereth her voice in the streets : and judgment, and equity ; yea, every good

Christ 21. She crieth in the chief place of concourse, path. + Heb.

in the openings of the gates : in the city fhe ut 10 When wisdom entreth into thine heart, Wisdorn tercth her words, Saying,

and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul ; 22 How long, ye limple ones, will ye love 11 Discretion shall preserve thee, . under- e Chap. wildene. simplicity ? and the scorners delight in their standing shall keep thee: 1.& 9. 3. Scorning, and fools hate knowledge ?

12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil
23 Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will man, from the man that speaketh froward things.
pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known 13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to
my words unto you.

walk in the ways of darkness :
24 Ti Because I have called, and ye refused, 14 Who rejoyce to do evil, and delight in
Jer. 7. 13.

I have stretched out my hand, and no man re- the frowardness of the wicked.
Ezek. 8. garded;

15. Whofe ways are crooked, and they fro- f Plal. k Pfal.107.

25 But ye k have set at nought all my coun ward in their paths. sel, and would none of my reproof:

16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, & Chap. Lok.7.30.

26 "I also will laugh at your calamity, I will heven from the stranger which flattereth with her b Chap. 5. 1Pfal. 2. 4. mock when your fear cometh;

words:

3.& 6. 24. m Chap.

27 When m your fear cometh as desolation, 17 i Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, i see n Job 27. and your destruction cometh as a whirl-wind; and forgetteth the covenant of

her God. when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

18 For k her house inclineth unto death, and 'Chap. 7. 28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will her paths unto the dead. Jer. 11. 11.& 14. not answer; they shall seek me early, but they 19 None that go unto her, return again, neiIhall not find me:

ther take they hold of the paths of life.
29 For that they hated knowledge, and did 20 That thou mayelt walk in the way of
not ó choose the fear of the Lord.

good men, and keep the paths of the righteous. James 4.3.

30 P They would none of my counsel : they 21 'For the upright shall dwell in the land, ? Plal. 37. 119.173. despised all my reproof,

and the perfect shall remain in it. ý. 25.

m Job 18. , Job 4. 8.

3. Therefore 9 shall they eat of the fruit of m But the wicked shall be cut off from the 17. Chap:it their own way, and be filled with their own de- carth, and the transgressors shall be | rooted out vices.

of it.
Jer. 6.19.
32 For the || turning away of the simple shall

CHAP. III.

pluckt up. i Or, case of the flay them, and the prosperity of fools shall

I An exhortation to obedience, 5 to faith, 7 to morfimple.

tification, 9 to devotion, 11 to patience. 13 The 33 But "whoso hearkneth unto me, shall dwell happy gain of wisdom. 19 The power, 21 and the 112.';. fafely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

benefits of wisdom. 27 Anexhortation to charitaCH A P. II.

bleness, 30 peaceableness, 31 and contentedness. i Wisdom promiseth godliness to her children, 10 and

33 The cursed state of the wicked. Safety

Y , forget not law; a but a Deut. 8. ways.

heart keep my commandments :
Y son, if thou wilt receive my words, and
MY

2 For length of days, and + long life, and + Heb. a hide my commandments with thee; peace shall they add to thee.

years of life. 2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee : 119.165. and apply thine heart to understanding :

c bind them about thy neck, d write them upon 13.9. 3. Yes, if thou criest after knowledge, and the table of thine heart. + Heb. + liftest up thy voice for understanding

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4. So shalt thou find favour, and I good un-21.&7:3. gives thy 4 b If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest derstanding in the sight of God and man. d Jer.17.1. b Chap. for her, as for hid treasures :

5 I Trust in the Lord with all thine heart ; 111. 10. 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the and lean not unto thine own understanding. Lord; and find the knowledge of God.

6 f In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he Luke 2. i Kings

6. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his shall direct thy paths.
3.9, 12. mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. 7 . Be not wise in thine own eyes:
James 1.5.

7 He layeth up found wisdom for the righ- the Lord, aud depart from evil.
d Pfal. 84. teous : d he is a buckler to them that walk up 8. It shall be + health to thy navel, and

good success. rightly

+ i marrow to thy bones.
Chap: 39,
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Christ 10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, 34 Surely he scornech the scorners: but 1000,

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Jam.4.6. u Im My son, despise not the chastning of 35 The wise shall inherit glory, but shame pers. s. Deut. 26. the LORD: neither be weary of his correction. + Thall be the promotion of fools.

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CHAP. IV.

fools. recteth, even as a father the fon, in whom he

1 Solomon, to perswade obedience, 3 fbeweth what Luke 14. delighteth.

instruction he had of his parents, s to study wisdom, 13. • Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, 14, and to shun the path of the wicked: 20 He exand + the man that getteth understanding.

borteth to faith, 23 and sanctification. m Jobs. 14 p For the merchandise

of it is better than H Ear, * ye children, the inftruction of a fa-4. Chap. Hebr. 12. the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof Rev. 3.19.than fine gold.

2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake you 15. She is more precious than rubies: and all not my law. 6 Chap.8. the things thou canst desire, are not to be com 3 For I was my fathers son, btender and only 1 Chron.

beloved in the light of my mother. 16 9 Length of days is in her right hand: and 4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Lets : Chron. that dra in her left hand riches and honour.

thine heart retain my words: d keep my com- a Chap.

7.2. an dersi anda, 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all mandments and live. ing her paths are peace.

5 Get wisdom, get understanding : forget 18 She is ' a tree of life to them that lay hold it not, neither decline from the words of

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6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: 19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the love her, and she shall keep thee. 9 Chap. 8. earth; by understanding hath he established the

7 Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore
heavens.

get wisdom; and with all thy getting get under-
20 "By his knowledge the depths are broken Itanding-
up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee : 1 Sam. 21 My son, let not them depart from thine the shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost 2. 30. Ch.3.2: eyes: keep found wisdom and discretion.

embrace her. Jer. 10.12. 22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and 9 She shall give to thine head fan ornaments Chap. !

of grace to thy neck.

grace : la crown of glory shall the deliver to 10%; propared. 23. * Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, thee.

Me Mall 1 Genus : 9 and thy foot shall not stumble.

10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings:with a

compass thet 24 ' When thou lieft down, thou shalt not and the years of thy life shall be many. crown of 2 1,37 be afraid : yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy u I have taught thee in the way of wisdom : 11,12. sleep shall be sweet.

I have led thee in right paths. 1 Pfal. 3.

25 z Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of 12 When thou goeft, 8 thy steps shall not beg Pfal. 18. z P1.91.5. the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. straițned, h and when thou runnet, thou shalt36

26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, not stumble. and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

13 Take fast hold of instruction, let her not + Heb.

27 Withhold not good from t them to go; keep her, for she is thy life. thereof. whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine 14 · Enter not into the path of the wicked, ipfal. 1. 1. • Lev. 19. hand to do it.

Chap. I.

and go not in the way of evil men. Deut. 24.

28 a Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and 15 Avoid it, país not by it, turn form it, and

come again, and to morrow I will give; when pass away. practise no thou halt it by thee.

16 k For thy sleep not except they have donek Pfal. 36.. 29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, mischief : and their sleep is taken away unless fai

. 57. 1.& 73. 3. feeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

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some to fall. Chap: 24:

30 g Strive not with a man without cause, 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and t Heb. if he have done thee no harm.

drink the wine of violence. a man of

31. b Envy thou not + the oppressor, and 18. But the path of the juft in is as the shining 14:45: Pfal.25. choose none of his ways.

light, that shineth more and more unto the per-
32 For the froward is abomination to the fect day.
LORD: C but his secret is with the righteous. 19 - The way of the wicked is as darkness :%.

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. 4. si 23 Keep thy heart t with all diligence: and + be thou ravisht always with her love. 3. 8. for out of it are the issues of life.

20 And why wilt thou, my son, be ravisht 24 Put away from thee t, a froward mouth, with 8 a strange woman, and embrace the bofom Heb. above all and perverse lips put far from thee

. keeping. 25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine 21 b For the ways of man are before the eyes her love. frowardness eye-lids look straight before thee.

of the LORD, and he pondereth all his goings. 16.& 7.4. 26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and || let all 22. His own iniquities shall take the wicked b 2 versness of thy ways be established.

himself, and he shall be holden with the cords of lips.

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* Turn not to the right hand nor to the his + sins. left : remove thy foot from evil.

23 kHe shall die without instruction, and in ways shall be ordered aright. r Deut.5.32. & 28. 14. Josh. 1.7.

the greatness of his folly he shall go afray.

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C H A P. VI.
Theweth the mischief of whoredom andriot. i5 He

I Against suretiship, 6 idleness, 12 and mischievous-
exhorteth to contentedness, liberality, and chastity. ness. 16 Seven things hateful to God. 20 The
22 The wicked are overtaken with their own fins. blessings of obedience. 25 The mischiefs of whoredom.

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son, attend unto wisdom

Y fon, a if thou be surety for thy friend, 4 Chap: thine ear to my understanding.

if thou hast stricken thy hand with a 17.18.& 2 That thou mayst regard discretion, and stranger. that thy lips may keep knowledge.

2. Thou art fnared with the words of thy 27.18. . Chap. 2. 3 (For the lips of a strange woman drop as mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy 16.&6. an honey-comb, and her + mouth is b smoother mouth.

3 Do this now, my son, and deliver thy self, palare. 4 But her end is bitter as worm-wood, sharp when thou art come into the hand of thy friend: as a two-edged sword.

go, humble thy felf, || and make sure thy friend. Or 5 d Her feet go down to death : her steps take

4 Give not Ileep to thine eyes, nor flum-phalt minna d Chap: 7. hold on hell.

ber to thine eye-lids.

thy friend
6 Left thou shouldīt ponder the path of life, 5 Deliver thy self as a roe from the hand of 132. 4.
her ways are movable, tbat thou canst not know the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the
them.

fowler.
7 Hear me now therefore, Oye children, and 6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard, consider
depart not from the words of my mouth. her ways, and be wise:

8 Remove thy way far from her, and come 7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
not nigh the door of her house:

8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and ga-
9 Lest thou give thine honour unto others, thereth her food in the harvelt.
and thy years unto the cruel.

9 How long wilt thou sleep, O fluggard?. Chap.
+ Heb. 10 Left strangers be filled with † thy wealth, when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
ity frength and thy labours be in the house of a stranger, to let a little sleep, a little slumber, a little

11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy folding of the hands to sleep: flesh and thy body are consumed,

So shall thy poverty come as one that Chap: 12 And say, How have I hated instruction, travelleth, and thy want as an armed man. and my heart despised reproof?

12 J A naughty person, a wicked man walk- 20. 4. 13 And have not obeyed the voice of my eth with a froward mouth. teachers, nor inclined mine car to them that in 13. He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh. Pfal. 35. structed me?

with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers. 14 I was almost in all evil, in the midst of the 14 Frowardness w in his heart, he deviseth ro. congregation and assembly.

mischief continually, fhe + soweth discord. . 19. 15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern; 15 Therefore Thall his calamity come suddenand running waters out of thine own well. ly; suddenly shall he s be broken without remedy.forter

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& Jer. 19, 16 Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and 16 These lix things doth the Lord hate ; l. rivers of waters in the streets.

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6 For at the window of my house I looked e Chap. 2. 19 k A false witness that speaketh lies, ' and through my casement, + Heb. him that soweth discord among brethren.

7 And beheld among the simple ones, I disHaughty 20 m My son, keep thy fathers command- cerned among + the youths, a young man fvoid † Heb. * Rom. 3. ment, and forlake not the law of thy mother.

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21 n Bind chem continually upon thine heart, 8 Passing through the street near her corner, 32. &9.4. and tie them about thy neck.

and he went the way to her house. Cháp.1922. When thou goeft, it shall lead thee; 9. 8 In the twilight t in the evening, in the Job 13. when thou sleepest, P it shall keep thee; and black and dark night :

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23 9 For the commandment is a i lamp; and the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. 3.827:3the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are 11 (1 She is loud and stubborn, i her feet abide Chap.g. the way of life:

not in her house. * Chap

24 To keep thee from the evil woman, from 12 Now is she without, now in the streets,'3. 9 Pfal. 19. the Hattery l' of the tongue of a strange woman. and lieth in wait at every corner)

Tic.2.5. 25 · Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; 13 So she caught him and kissed him, and Or, neither let her take thee with her eye-lids. + with an impudent face said unto him,

26 For by means of a whorish woman, a * Chap. 2.

14 + Į bave peace-offerings with me; this the firengthe 16.& 5. 3. man is brought to a piece of bread: and t the day have I payed my vows. adulteress will hunt for the precious life...

15 Therefore came I forth to meet thee, dili- Heb. 27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his gently to seek thy face, and I have found thee.

ferings are firarise clothes not be burnt ?

L6 I have deckt my bed with coverings of upon me, 28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet tapestry, with carved works, with k fine linen of * Chap not be burnt ?

Egypt.
29 So he that goeth in to his neighbours wife: 17 I have perfumed my bed with myrrh,
whosoever toucherh her, shall not be innocent. aloes, and cinnamon.

30 Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to 18 Come, let us take our fill of love until the
fatisfie his soul when he is hungry :

morning, let us solace our selves with loves. 31 But if he be found, v he shall restore seven 19 For the good man is not at home, he is 22.1, 4. fold, he shall give all the substance of his house. gone a long journey;

32 But whoso committeth adultery, with a 20 He hath taken a bag of money t with Heb. as Chap. woman, * lacketh + understanding: he that doth him, and will come home at the day appointed. im Or, + Heb. it, destroyeth his own soul.

21 With her much fair speech she caused the new33 A wound and dishonour shall he get, and him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she mchap. s. his reproach shall not be wiped away.

forced him. 34 For jealousie is the rage of a man : there 22 He goeth after her, 7 straightway, as an Heb.

fore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the cor-juddenly. + Heb. descoperto in the will he rest content, though thou givest birą?halteth to the fnare, and knoweth not that 35 + He will not regard any ransom ; nei- rection of the stocks :

23 Till a dart strike through his liver, as a fase of any Tanfom. CH A P. VII.

it is for his life.
1 Solomon perfuadeth to a sincere and kind familiarity

24 Hearken unto me now therefore, Oye
with wisdom. 6 In an example of his own experien. children, and attend to the words of my mouth.
ce, he he weth, to the cunning of an whore, 22 and 25 Let' not thine heart decline to her ways, go
the defperate fimplicity of a young wanton. 24. He not astray in her paths.
dehortzth from such wickedness.

26 For she hath cast down many wounded : 4 Chap. Y son, keep my words, and a lay up my yea, many strong men have been slain by her. commandments with thee.

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m Her house is the way to hell, going Chap. 2. b Keep my commandments, and live : Cand commandments, and live : Cand down to the chambers of death.

2. 18.& 5. Chap.o. 4.

5.& 9.18. my law as the apple of thine eye.

CH A P. VIII. . 3 d Bind them upon thy fingers, write them

1 The fame, 6 and evidence of wisdom, 10 The excel8.& 11.°. upon the table of thine heart.

lency, 12 the nature, 15 the power, 18 the riches, 4 Say unto wisdom, thou art my afte: ; and

22 and eternity of wisdom. 32 Wisdom is to be de. Pa I: 3- call'undertanding thy kinswoma 1 :

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