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1Wisdom hath builded her house; She hath hewn out her seven pillars: 2She hath killed her beasts; She hath mingled her wine; She hath also furnished her table: 3She hath sent forth her maidens; She crieth upon the highest places of the city: 4Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: As for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him, 5Come, eat ye of my bread, And drink of the wine which I have mingled. 6Leave off, ye simple ones, and live; And walk in the way of understanding.

7He that correcteth a scoffer getteth to himself reviling; And he that reproveth a wicked man getteth himself a blot. 8Reprove not a scoffer, lest he hate thee: Reprove a wise man, and he will love thee. 9Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: Teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. 10The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. 11For by me thy days shall be multiplied, And the years of thy life shall be increased. 12If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself; And if thou scoffest, thou alone shalt bear it.

13The foolish woman is clamorous; She is simple, and knoweth nothing. 14And she sitteth at the door of her house, On a seat in the high places of the city, 15To call to them that pass by, Who go right on their ways: 16Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither; And as for him that is void of understanding, she saith to him, 17Stolen waters are sweet, And bread eaten in secret is pleasant. 18But he knoweth not that the dead are there; That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

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1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. 2Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; But righteousness delivereth from death. 3Jehovah will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; But he thrusteth away the desire of the wicked. 4He becometh poor that worketh with a slack hand; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich. 5He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; But he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. 6Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. 7The memory of the righteous is blessed; But the name of the wicked shall rot. 8The wise in heart will receive commandments; But a prating fool shall fall. 9He that walketh uprightly walketh surely; But he that perverteth his ways shall be known. 10He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; But a prating fool shall fall. 11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. 12Hatred stirreth up strifes; But love covereth all transgressions. 13In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found; But a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. 14Wise men lay up knowledge; But the mouth of the foolish is a present destruction. 15The rich man's wealth is his strong city: The destruction of the poor is their poverty. 16The labor of the righteous tendeth to life; The increase of the wicked, to sin. 17He is in the way of life that heedeth correction; But he that forsaketh reproof erreth. 18He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; And he that uttereth a slander is a fool. 19In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; But he that refraineth his lips doeth wisely.

20The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver: The heart of the wicked is little worth. 21The lips of the righteous feed many; But the foolish die for lack of understanding. 22The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich; And he addeth no sorrow therewith. 23It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness; And so is wisdom to a man of understanding. 24The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him; And the desire of the righteous shall be granted. 25When the whirlwind passeth, the wicked is no more; But the righteous is an everlasting foundation. 26As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, So is the sluggard to them that send him. 27The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; But the years of the wicked shall be shortened. 28The hope of the righteous shall be gladness; But the expectation of the wicked shall perish. 29The way of Jehovah is a stronghold to the upright; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity. 30The righteous shall never be removed; But the wicked shall not dwell in the land. 31The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom; But the perverse tongue shall be cut off. 32The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; But the mouth of the wicked speaketh perverseness.

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1A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; But a just weight is his delight. 2When pride cometh, then cometh shame; But with the lowly is wisdom. 3The integrity of the upright shall guide them; But the perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them. 4Riches profit not in the day of wrath; But righteousness delivereth from death. 5The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way; But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. 6The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them; But the treacherous shall be taken in their own iniquity. 7When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish; And the hope of iniquity perisheth. 8The righteous is delivered out of trouble, And the wicked cometh in his stead. 9With his mouth the godless man destroyeth his neighbor; But through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered. 10When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth; And when the wicked perish, there is shouting. 11By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. 12He that despiseth his neighbor is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding holdeth his peace. 13He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter. 14Where no wise guidance is, the people falleth; But in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. 15He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; But he that hateth suretyship is secure.

16A gracious woman obtaineth honor; And violent men obtain riches. 17The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; But he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh. 18The wicked earneth deceitful wages; But he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward. 19He that is stedfast in righteousness shall attain unto life; And he that pursueth evil doeth it to his own death. 20They that are perverse in heart are an abomination to Jehovah; But such as are perfect in their way are his delight. 21Though hand join in hand, the evil man shall not be unpunished; But the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. 22As a ring of gold in a swine's snout, So is a fair woman that is without discretion. 23The desire of the righteous is only good; But the expectation of the wicked is wrath. 24There is that scattereth, and increaseth yet more; And there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want. 25The liberal soul shall be made fat; And he that watereth shall be watered also himself. 26He that withholdeth grain, the people shall curse him; But blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it. 27He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favor; But he that searcheth after evil, it shall come unto him. 28He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; But the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf. 29He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; And the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart. 30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; And he that is wise winneth souls. 31Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: How much more the wicked and the sinner!