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Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge:
But a fool layeth open his folly.

A wicked messenger falleth into mischief:
But a faithful ambassador is health.

Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth in

struction: But he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul:
But it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise:

But a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

Evil pursueth sinners:
But to the righteous good shall be repayed.

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's

children: And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Much food is in the tillage of the poor:
But there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.

He that spareth his rod hateth his son:
But he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.

The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: But the belly of the wicked shall want

EVERY wise woman buildeth her house:
But the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord: But he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.

In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride:
But the lips of the wise shall preserve them.

Where no oxen are, the crib is clean:
But much increase is by the strength of the ox.

A faithful witness will not lie:

But a false witness will utter lies.

A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not:
But knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

Go from the presence of a foolish man,
When thou perceivest not in him the lips of know-

ledge. The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: But the folly of fools is deceit.

Fools make a mock at sin:

among the righteous there is favour.

The heart knoweth his own bitterness;
And a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

The house of the wicked shall be overthrown:
But the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, But the end thereof are the ways of death.

Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful;
And the end of that mirth is heaviness.

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own

ways: And a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

The simple believeth


word: But the prudent man looketh well to his going.

A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil:
But the fool rageth, and is confident.

He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly:
And a man of wicked devices is hated.

The simple inherit folly:
But the prudent are crowned with knowledge.

The evil bow before the good;
And the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

The poor is hated even of his own neighbour:
But the rich hath many friends.

He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth:
But he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Do they not err that devise evil?
But mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
In all labour there is profit:
But the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

The crown of the wise is their riches:
But the foolishness of fools is folly.

A true witness delivereth souls:

But a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence:
And his children shall have a place of refuge.

The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life,
To depart from the snares of death.

In the multitude of people is the king's honour: But in the want of people is the destruction of the


He that is slow to wrath is of great

great understanding: But he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

A sound heart is the life of the flesh:

But envy the rottenness of the bones.

He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: But he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor. .

The wicked is driven away in his wickedness:
But the righteous hath hope in his death.

Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding:

But that which is in the midst of fools is made


Righteousness exalteth a nation:
But sin is a reproach to any people.

The king's favour is toward a wise servant:
But his wrath is against him that causeth shame.

A soft answer turneth away wrath:
But grievous words stir up anger.

The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: But the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.

The eyes

of the Lord are in every place, Beholding the evil and the good.

A wholesome tongue is a tree of life:
But perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.

A fool despiseth his father's instruction:
But he that regardeth reproof is prudent.

In the house of the righteous is much treasure:
But in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.

The lips of the wise disperse knowledge:
But the heart of the foolish doeth not so.

The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the

But the prayer of the upright is his delight.

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