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up in their youth; that our daughters may | 20. The LORD preserveth all them that be as corner-stones, polished after the simili- love him: but all the wicked will he destroy. tude of a palace:
21. My mouth shall speak the praise of 13. Thal our garners may be full, afford- || the LORD: and let all flesh bless his holy ! ing all manner of store; that our sheep may name for ever and ever. bring forth thousands and ten thousands in
PSALM CXLVI. our streets :
The Psalmist voweth perpetual praises to God. 14. Thatour oxen may be strong tolabour; |
.. || 1. DRAISE ye the LORD. Praise the that there be no breaking in, nor going out; ||
I LORD, O my soul.
While I live will praise the LORD: that there be no complaining in our streets. il 15. Happy is that people that is in such a
| I will sing praises unto my God while I case: yea, happy is that people, whose God
have any being.. is the LORD. .
3. Put not your trust in princes, nor in the PSALM CXLV.
son of man, in whom there is no help. David praiseth God for his providence and mercy.
4. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to David's Psalm of praise.
| his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish. 1. T WILL extol thee, my God, O King;|| 5. Happy is he that hath the God of Jai I and I will bless thy name for ever and cob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD ever.
his God; 2. Every day will I bless thee, and I will Il 6. Which made heaven and earth, the sea, praise thy name for ever and ever.
|| and all that therein is; which keepeth truth 3. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be || lor ever; praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.
17. Which executeth judgment for the op4. One generation shall praise thy works
| pressed; which giveth food to the hungry. to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts.
The Lord looseth the prisoners. 5. I will speak of the glorious honour of
Il 8. The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: 6. And men shall speak of the might of thy | the LORD loveth the righteous. terrible acts: and I will declare thy greatness.
| 9. The LORD preserveth the strangers, 7. They shall abundantly utter the me
he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the mory of thy great goodness, and shall sing way of the wicked he turneth upside down. of thy righteousness.
10. The Lord shall reign for ever, even 8. The Lord is gracious, and full of com- thy God, o Zion, unto all generations. passion ; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
Praise ye the Lord. 9. The LORD is good to all; and his
PSALM CXLVII. tender mercies are over all his works.
The Prophet exhorleth to praise God for his care of the
church. 10. All thy works shall praise thee, O || 1. DRAISE ye the Lord: for it is good to LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee. | | 1 sing praises unto our God; for it is
11. They shall speak of the glory of thy pleasant; and praise is comely. kingdom, and talk of thy power;
I 2. The Lord doth build up Jerusalem : 12. To make known to the sons of men he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. his mighty acts, and the glorious majesty of 3. He healeth the broken in heart, and his kingdom.
| bindeth up their wounds. 13. Thy kingdom is an everlasting king- 4. He telleth the number of the stars; he dom, and thy dominion endureth throughout calleth them all by their names. all generations.
| 5. Great is our Lord, and of great power: 14. The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and his understanding is infinite. raiseth up all ihose that be bowed down. 6. The Lord lifteth up the meek: he !
15. The eyes of all wait upon thee ; and casteth the wicked down to the ground. . thou givest them their meat in due season. 7. Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving;
16. Thou openest thy hand, and satisfiest | sing praise upon the harp unto our God; the desire of every living thing.
8. Who covereth the heaven with clouds, 17. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, who prepareth rain for the earth, who makand holy in all his works.
eth grass to grow upon the mountains. 18. The Lord is nigh unto all them that 9. He giveth to the beast his food, and to call upon him, to all that call upon him in the young ravens which cry.. truth.
1.10. He delighteth not in the strength of 19. He will fulfil the desire of them that the horse; he taketh not pleasure in the legs fear him : he also will hear their cry, and of a man. will save them.
11. The LORD taketh pleasure in them
12. Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise for his name alone is excellent; his glory thy God, o Zion.
ll is above the earth and heaven. 13. For he hath strengthened the bars of | 14. He also exalteth the horn of his peothy gates; he hath blessed thy children || ple, the praise of all his saints ; even of the , within thee.
children of Israel, a people near unto him. 14. He maketh peace in thy borders, and || Praise ye the LORD. filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
PSALM CXLIX. 15. He sendeth forth his commandment || The Prophet echorteth to praise God for his love to the upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
church. 16. He giveth snow like wool: he scat
1. DRAISE ye the LORD. Sing unto the tereth the hoar-frost like ashes.
T LORD a new song, and his praise in 17. He casteth forth his ice like morsels: || the congregation of saints. who can stand before his cold ?
2. Let Israel rejoice in him that made 18. He sendeth out his word, and melteth || him: let the children of Zion be joyful in them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the || their King. waters flow.
3. Let them praise his name in the dance: 19. He showeth his word unto Jacob, his
| let them sing praises unto him with the timstatutes and his judgments unto Israel.
brel and harp. 20. He hath not dealt so with any nation:
4. For the LORD taketh pleasure in his and as for his judgments, they ħave not people: he will beautify the meek with known them. Praise ye the LORD. salvation. PSALM CXLVIII.
5. Let the saints be joyful in glory : let The Psalmist exhorteth to praise God.
them sing aloud upon their beds. 1. DRAISE ye the Lord. Praise ye the 6. Let the high praises of God be in
I LORD from the heavens: praise him their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their in the heights.
hand; 2. Praise ye him, all his angels: praise 1 7. To execute vengeance upon the heaye bim, all his hosts.
then, and punishments upon the people ; 3. Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise 8. To bind their kings with chains, and him, all ye stars of light.
their nobles with fetters of iron; 4. Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and 9. To execute upon them the judgment ye waters that be above the heavens. written : this honour have all his saints.
5. Let them praise the name of the Lord: || Praise ye the LORD. for he commanded, and they were created.
PSALM CL. 6. He hath also established them for ever || An exhortation to praise God with all kind of instruments and ever: he hath made a decree which shall || 1. DRAISE ye the LORD. Praise God in not pass.
1 his sanctuary : praise him in the fir7. Praise the LORD from the earth, ye mament of his power. dragons, and all deeps.
2. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise 8. Fire and hail; snow and vapour ;|| him according to his excellent greatness. stormy wind fulfilling his word:
3. Praise him with the sound of the trum9. Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, il pet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. and all cedars:
4. Praise him with the timbrel and dance: 10. Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, praise him with stringed instruments and and flying fowl :
organs. 11. Kings of the earth, and all people ; || 5. Praise him upon the loud cymbals : princes, and all judges of the earth: praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals.
12. Both young men and maidens; old 6. Let every thing that hath breath praise men and children:
the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.
I The PROVERBS.
3. To receive the instruction of wisdom, 1 The use of the Proverbs. 7 An exhortation to fear God || justice, and judgment, and equity; and believe his word.
.4. To give subtilty to the simple, to the 1. THE proverbs of Solomon, the son of young man knowledge and discretion. I David, king of Israel ;
5. A wise man will hear, and will in2. To know wisdom and instruction ; to crease learning; and a man of understanding perceive the words of understanding; Il shall attain unto wise counsels;
6. To understand a proverb, and the inter- 11 30. They would none of my counsel pretation; the words of the wise, and their || they despised all my reproof: dark sayings.
31. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit 7. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of their own way, and be filled with their of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and own devices. instruction.
32. For the turning away of the simple 8. My son, hear the instruction of thy I shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: |shall destroy them.
9. For they shall be an ornament of grace | 33. But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. || dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of
10. My son, if sinners entice thee, con- evil. sent thou not.
CHAP. II. 11. If they say, Come with us, let us lay Wisdom promiseth godliness to her children. wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the in- 1. M Y son, if thou wilt receive my words, nocent without cause:
W and hide my commandments with 12. Let us swallow them up alive, as the thee; grave; and whole, as those that go down 2. So that thou incline thine ear unto into the pit:
wisdom, and apply thy heart to under13. We shall find all precious substance, standing; we shall fill our houses with spoil:
3. Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, 14. Cast in thy lot among us; let us all and listest up thy voice for understanding; have one purse.
4. If thou seekest her as silver,and search15. My son, walk not thou in the way est for her as for hid treasures; with them; refrain thy foot from their path: 5. Then shalt thou understand the fear of
16. For their feet run to evil, and make the Lord, and find the knowledge of God: haste to shed blood:
6. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of 17. (Surely in vain the net is spread in his mouth cometh knowledge and underthe sight of any bird :)
standing; 18. And they lay wait for their own blood; | 7. He layeth up sound wisdom for the they lurk privily for their own lives. righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk
19. So are the ways of every one that is | uprightly. greedy of gain; which taketh away the life || 8. He keepeth the paths of judgment, and of the owners thereof.
preserveth the way of his saints. 20. Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth || 9. Then shalt thou understand righteousher voice in the streets;
ness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every 21. She crieth in the chief place of con- || good path. course, in the openings of the gates: in the 10. When wisdom entereth into thy heart, city she uttereth her words, saying,
and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul, 22. How long, ye simple ones, will ye 11. Discretion shall preserve thee, underlove simplicity, and the scorners delight in || standing shall keep thee; their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? 12. To deliver thee from the way of the
23. Turn you at my reproof; behold, 1 evil man, from the man that speaketh frowill pour out my Spirit unto you, I will ward things; make known my words unto you.
13. Who leave the paths of uprightness, 24. Because I have called, and ye re- to walk in the ways of darkness; fused; I have stretched out my hand, and 14. Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in no man regarded;
the frowardness of the wicked; 25. But ye have set at nought all my 15. Whose ways are crooked, and they counsel, and would none of my reproof; froward in their paths:
26. I also will laugh at your calamity; 1 16. To deliver thee from the strange wowill mock when your fear cometh. || man, even from the stranger which flattereth
27. When your fear cometh as desola- with her words ; tion, and your destruction cometh as a whirl- 17. Which forsaketh the guide of her wind; when distress and anguish cometh | youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her upon you;
God. 28. Then shall they call upon me, but I 18. For her house inclineth unto death, will not answer; they shall seek me early, and her paths unto the dead; but they shall not find me:
19. None that go unto her return again, 29. For that they hated knowledge, and neither take they hold of the paths of life; did not choose the fear of the LORD: H 20. That thou mayest walk in the way
of good men, and keep the paths of the nigh-|| thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discreteous.
|| tion. 21. For the upright shall dwell in the 22. So shall they be life unto thy soul, land, and the perfect shall remain in it. and grace to thy neck.
22. But the wicked shall be cut off from 23. Then shalt thou walk in thy way the earth, and the transgressors shall be safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. rooted out of it.
24. When thou liest down, thou shalt CHAP. IV.
not be afraid; yea, thou shalt lie down, and An exhortation to obedience, faith, and mortification. thy sleep shall be sweet. 1. TV Y son, forget not my law; but let 25. Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither
V thy heart keep my commandments: of the desolation of the wicked, when it 2. For length of days, and long life, and cometh. peace, shall they add to thee.
· 26. For the Lord shall be thy confidence, 3. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; and shall keep thy foot from being taken. bind them about thy neck; write them upon | 27. Withhold 'not good from them to the table of thy heart:
whom it is due, when it is in the power of 4. So shalt thou find favour and good thine hand to do it. understanding in the sight of God and man. 28. Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and
5. Trust in the LORD with all thy heart; | come again, and to-morrow I will give, and lean not unto thine own understanding. | when thou hast it by thee.'
6. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and 29. Devise not evil against thy neighbour, he shall direct thy paths.
seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. 7. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear || 30, Strive not with a man without cause, the LORD, and depart from evi).
if he have done thee no harm. 8. It shall be health to thy navel, and 31. Envy thou not the oppressor, and marrow to thy bones..
choose none of his ways. 9. Honour the LORD with thy substance, | 32. For the froward is abomination to and with the first-fruits of all thine increase: the LORD: but his secret is with the righ10. So shall thy barns be filled with
teous. plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with 33. The curse of the LORD is in the new wine.
house of the wicked: but he blesseth the 11. My son, despise not the chastening habitation of the just. of the Lord; neither be weary of his cor 34. Surely he scorneth the scorners: but rection:
| he giveth grace unto the lowly. 12. For whom the LORD loveth he cor- | 35. The wise shall inherit glory; but shame recteth, even as a father the son in whom shall be the promotion of fools. he delighteth.
CHAP. IV. 13. Happy is the man that findeth wis- | Solomon showeth what instruction he had of his parents, dom, and the man that getteth understand. || 1. ITEAR, ye children, the instruction of ing:
Il a father, and attend to know under14. For the merchandise of it is better standing than the merchandise of silver, and the 2. For I give you good doctrine, forsake gain thereof than fine gold.
ye not my law. 15. She is more precious than rubies: and 3. For I was my father's son, tender and all the things thou canst desire are not to be only beloved in the sight of my mother. compared unto her.
4. He taught me also, and said unto me, 16. Length of days is in her right hand; || Let thy heart retain my words: keep my ind in her left hand riches and honour. commandments, and live.
17. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, 5. Get wisdom, get understanding; forget and all her paths are peace.
it not: neither decline from the words of 18. She is a tree of life to them that lay | my mouth. hold upon her; and happy is every one that
1 6. Forsake her not, and she shall preserve retaineth her.
thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. 19. The LORD by wisdom hath founded 7. Wisdom is the principal thing: therethe earth; by understanding hath he es- fore get wisdom: and with all thy getting tablished the heavens.
get understanding. 20. By his knowledge the depths are 8. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: broken up, and the clouds drop down the she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dew.
dost embrace her. 21. My son, let not them depart from || 9. She shall give to thine head an orna. ment of grace; a crown of glory shall she || 8. Remove thy way far from her,and come deliver to thee.
not nigh the door of her house; 10. Hear, O my son, and receive my say. | 9. Lest thou give thine honour unto others, ings; and the years of thy life shall be many. and thy years unto the cruel :
11. I have taught thee in the way of wis- 10. Lest strangers be filled with thy dom; I have led thee in right paths. wealth, and thy labours be in the house of
12. When thou goest, thy steps shall not a stranger; be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou 11. And thou mourn at the last, when thy shalt not stumble.
flesh and thy body are consumed, 13. Take fast hold of instruction; let her | 12. And say, How have I hated instrucnot go: keep her; for she is thy life. tion, and my heart despised reproof; ;
14. Enter not into the path of the wicked, 13. And have not obeyed the voice of my and go not in the way of evil men.
teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that 15. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, || instructed me! and pass away.
14. I was almost in all evil in the midst 16. For they sleep not, except they have of the congregation and assembly. done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, || 15. Drink waters out of thine own cistern, unless they cause some to fall.
and running waters out of thine own well. 17. For they eat the bread of wickedness, 16. Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and drink the wine of violence.
| and rivers of waters in the streets. 18. But the path of the just is as the shin-| 17. Let them be only thine own, and not ing light, that shineth more and more unto strangers’with thee. the perfect day.
18. Let thy fountain be blessed; and re19. The way of the wicked is as dark- joice with the wife of thy youth. ness; they know not at what they stumble. 19. Let her be as the loving hind and
20. My son, attend to my words; incline pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at thine ear unto my sayings:
all times, and be thou ravished always with 21. Let them not depart from thine eyes; | her love.
20. And why wilt thou, my son, be ra22. For they are life unto those that find vished with a strange woman, and embrace them, and health to all their flesh.
the bosom of a stranger? 23. Keep thy heart with all diligence; for 21. For the ways of man are before the out of it are the issues of life.
eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his 24. Put away from thee a froward mouth, goings. and perverse lips put far from thee.
22. His own iniquities shall take the 125. Let thine eyes look right on, and let || wicked himself, and he shall be holden with thine eye-lids look straight before thee. the cords of his sins.
26. Ponder the path of thy feet, and let 23. He shall die without instruction; and all thy ways be established.
in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray. 27. Turn not to the right hand nor to the
CHAP. VI.. left: remove thy foot from evil.
IN Against suretiship, idleness, and mischievousness. CHAP. V.
1. M Y son, if thou be surety for thy Solomon exhorteth to the study of wisdom.
1 friend, if thou hast stricken thy TY son, attend unto my wisdom, and || hand with a stranger,
I bow thine ear to my understanding;|| 2. Thou art snared with the words of thy 2. That thou mayest regard discretion, mouth, thou art taken with the words of thj and that thy lips may keep knowledge. mouth.
3. For the lips of a strange woman drop 3. Do this now, my son, and deliver thyas a honey-comb, and her mouth is smootherself, when thou art come into the hand of thy than oil :
friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure 4. But her end is bitter as wormwood, thy friend. sharp as a two-edged sword.
4. Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slum5. Her feet go down to death, her steps ber to thine eyelids. take hold on hell.
5. Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand 6. Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of life, her ways are moveable, that thou of the fowler. canst not know them.
6. Go to the ant, thou sluggard ; consider 7. Hear me now, therefore, O ye chil- || her ways, and be wise : dren, and depart not from the words of my 7. Which having no guide, overseer, or mouth.