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1 Wine is a mocker, strong
drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.
2 The fear of a king is as
the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against
his own soul.
3 It is an honour for a man
to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
4 The sluggard will not plow by
reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have
5 Counsel in the heart of man is
like deep water; but a man of understanding will draw it out.
6 Most men will proclaim every one
his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
7 The just man walketh in his
integrity: his children are blessed after him.
8 A king that sitteth in the throne
of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
9 Who can say, I have made my heart
clean, I am pure from my sin?
10 Divers weights, and divers
measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.
11 Even a child is known by his
doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right.
12 The hearing ear, and the seeing
eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
13 Love not sleep, lest thou come to
poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
14 It is naught, it is
naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
15 There is gold, and a multitude of
rubies: but the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel.
16 Take his garment that is surety for
a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
17 Bread of deceit is sweet
to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
18 Every purpose is
established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
19 He that goeth about as a
talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that
flattereth with his lips.
20 Whoso curseth his father or his
mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure darkness.
21 An inheritance may be
gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof shall not be blessed.
22 Say not thou, I will recompense
evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.
23 Divers weights are an
abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is not good.
24 Manís goings are of the
LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
25 It is a snare to the man who
devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.
26 A wise king scattereth the
wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
27 The spirit of man is the
candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
28 Mercy and truth preserve the
king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.
29 The glory of young men is
their strength: and the beauty of old men is the gray head.
30 The blueness of a wound cleanseth
away evil: so do stripes the inward parts of the belly.
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