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1: These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied out.~

2: It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.~

3: The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.~

4: Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.~

5: Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.~

6: Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men:~

7: For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen.~

8: Go not forth hastily to strive, lest thou know not what to do in the end thereof, when thy neighbour hath put thee to shame.~

9: Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:~

10: Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.~

11: A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.~

12: As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.~

13: As the cold of snow in the time of harvest, so is a faithful messenger to them that send him: for he refresheth the soul of his masters.~

14: Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.~

15: By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone.~

16: Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.~

17: Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee, and so hate thee.~

18: A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.~

19: Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.~

20: As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.~

21: If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:~

22: For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.~

23: The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.~

24: It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman and in a wide house.~

25: As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.~

26: A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.~

27: It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.~

28: He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.~

1: As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.~

2: As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.~

3: A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.~

4: Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.~

5: Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.~

6: He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.~

7: The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.~

8: As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.~

9: As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouths of fools.~

10: The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.~

11: As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.~

12: Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.~

13: The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.~

14: As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.~

15: The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.~

16: The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.~

17: He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.~

18: As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,~

19: So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?~

20: Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.~

21: As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.~

22: The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.~

23: Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver dross.~

24: He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;~

25: When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations in his heart.~

26: Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.~

27: Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.~

28: A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.~

1: Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.~

2: Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.~

3: A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.~

4: Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?~

5: Open rebuke is better than secret love.~

6: Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.~

7: The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.~

8: As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.~

9: Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.~

10: Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.~

11: My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.~

12: A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.~

13: Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.~

14: He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.~

15: A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.~

16: Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.~

17: Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.~

18: Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.~

19: As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.~

20: Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.~

21: As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.~

22: Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.~

23: Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.~

24: For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?~

25: The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.~

26: The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.~

27: And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.~

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Co2 Chapter 6

1: We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.~

2: (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)~

3: Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:~

4: But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,~

5: In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;~

6: By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,~

7: By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,~

8: By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;~

9: As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;~

10: As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.~

11: O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged.~

12: Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels.~

13: Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged.~

14: Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?~

15: And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?~

16: And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.~

17: Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.~

18: And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.~