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The PROVERBS 8 - 14

8:1

Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?

8:2

She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

8:3

She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors.

8:4

Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

8:5

O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding heart.

8:6

Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

8:7

For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

8:8

All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.

8:9

They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

8:10

Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

8:11

For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.

8:12

I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

8:13

The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

8:14

Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

8:15

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

8:16

By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

8:17

I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

8:18

Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.

8:19

My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than choice silver.

8:20

I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

8:21

That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.

8:22

The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

8:23

I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.

8:24

When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains abounding with water.

8:25

Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

8:26

While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest part of the dust of the world.

8:27

When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

8:28

When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains of the deep:

8:29

When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:

8:30

Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him;

8:31

Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

8:32

Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.

8:33

Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

8:34

Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

8:35

For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.

8:36

But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

9:1

Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:

9:2

She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

9:3

She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

9:4

Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

9:5

Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

9:6

Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

9:7

He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

9:8

Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

9:9

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

9:10

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

9:11

For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

9:12

If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.

9:13

A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

9:14

For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city,

9:15

To call passengers who go right on their ways:

9:16

Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,

9:17

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.

9:18

But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

10:1

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

10:2

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

10:3

The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

10:4

He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

10:5

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

10:6

Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

10:7

The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

10:8

The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.

10:9

He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

10:10

He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.

10:11

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

10:12

Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

10:13

In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

10:14

Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

10:15

The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

10:16

The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

10:17

He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

10:18

He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

10:19

In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

10:20

The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

10:21

The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

10:22

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

10:23

It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

10:24

The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

10:25

As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

10:26

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

10:27

The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

10:28

The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

10:29

The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

10:30

The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

10:31

The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

10:32

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

11:1

A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

11:2

When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

11:3

The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

11:4

Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

11:5

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

11:6

The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.

11:7

When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

11:8

The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

11:9

An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

11:10

When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

11:11

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

11:12

He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

11:13

A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.

11:14

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

11:15

He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.

11:16

A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.

11:17

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

11:18

The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.

11:19

As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

11:20

They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.

11:21

Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

11:22

As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

11:23

The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

11:24

There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

11:25

The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

11:26

He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

11:27

He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

11:28

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.

11:29

He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

11:31

Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

12:1

Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

12:2

A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

12:3

A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

12:4

A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

12:5

The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

12:6

The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

12:7

The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

12:8

A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

12:9

He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.

12:10

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

12:11

He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

12:12

The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

12:13

The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall come out of trouble.

12:14

A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth: and the recompence of a man's hands shall be rendered unto him.

12:15

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

12:16

A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.

12:17

He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.

12:18

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

12:19

The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

12:20

Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.

12:21

There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

12:22

Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

12:23

A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth foolishness.

12:24

The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.

12:25

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

12:26

The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour: but the way of the wicked seduceth them.

12:27

The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.

12:28

In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

13:1

A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.

13:2

A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.

13:3

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.

13:4

The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

13:5

A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

13:6

Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

13:7

There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

13:8

The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.

13:9

The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

13:10

Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

13:11

Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

13:12

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

13:13

Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

13:14

The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

13:15

Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

13:16

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

13:17

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

13:18

Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

13:19

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

13:20

He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.

13:21

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

13:22

A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

13:23

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

13:24

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

13:25

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

14:1

Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

14:2

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

14:3

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

14:4

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

14:5

A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.

14:6

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

14:7

Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

14:8

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

14:9

Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

14:10

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

14:11

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

14:12

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

14:13

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

14:14

The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

14:15

The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.

14:16

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

14:17

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

14:18

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

14:19

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

14:20

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

14:21

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

14:22

Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.

14:23

In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.

14:24

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

14:25

A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

14:26

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

14:27

The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

14:28

In the multitude of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

14:29

He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

14:30

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

14:31

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

14:32

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

14:33

Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.

14:34

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

14:35

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

 

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