20-1:12†††† Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
20-1:19†††† So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
20-1:29†††† For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
20-2:2††††† So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
20-2:7††††† He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
20-2:12†††† To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
20-2:19†††† None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
20-2:20†††† That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
20-3:13†††† Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
20-3:18†††† She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
20-4:18†††† But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
20-4:22†††† For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
20-5:2††††† That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
20-5:6††††† Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them.
20-5:13†††† And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
20-6:11†††† So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
20-6:17†††† A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
20-6:18†††† An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
20-6:19†††† A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
20-6:29†††† So he that goeth in to his neighbourís wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent.
20-6:32†††† But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
20-7:5††††† That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which flattereth with her words.
20-7:23†††† Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
20-8:9††††† They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
20-8:11†††† For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
20-8:17†††† I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
20-8:21†††† That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill their treasures.
20-8:29†††† When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
20-8:32†††† Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways.
20-8:34†††† Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.
20-8:36†††† But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
20-9:4††††† Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
20-9:7††††† He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
20-9:16†††† Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him,
20-9:18†††† But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
20-10:4†††† He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
20-10:5†††† He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
20-10:9†††† He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
20-10:10††† He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
20-10:13††† 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.
20-10:17††† He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
20-10:18††† He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
20-10:19††† In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
20-10:26††† As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
20-11:12††† He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
20-11:13††† A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
20-11:15††† He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.
20-11:17††† The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
20-11:18††† The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
20-11:19††† As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
20-11:20††† They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
20-11:24††† There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
20-11:25††† The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
20-11:26††† He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
20-11:27††† He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
20-11:28††† He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
20-11:29††† He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
20-11:30††† The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.
20-12:1†††† Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is brutish.
20-12:4†††† A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
20-12:8†††† A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.
20-12:9†††† He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth himself, and lacketh bread.
20-12:11††† He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.
20-12:15††† The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.
20-12:17††† He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.
20-12:18††† There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.
20-12:20††† Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
20-12:22††† Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
20-12:27††† The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
20-13:3†††† He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
20-13:6†††† Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.
20-13:7†††† There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
20-13:11††† Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.
20-13:13††† Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.
20-13:18††† Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
20-13:20††† He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.
20-13:23††† Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
20-13:24††† He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
20-14:2†††† He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
20-14:6†††† A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
20-14:13††† Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
20-14:17††† He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
20-14:21††† He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
20-14:22††† Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
20-14:29††† He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
20-14:31††† He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
20-14:33††† Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
20-14:35††† The kingís favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
20-15:5†††† A fool despiseth his fatherís instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
20-15:9†††† The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
20-15:10††† Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
20-15:12††† A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
20-15:14††† The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
20-15:15††† All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
20-15:18††† A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
20-15:21††† Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
20-15:24††† The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
20-15:27††† He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
20-15:31††† The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
20-15:32††† He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
20-16:5†††† Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
20-16:13††† Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
20-16:17††† The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
20-16:20††† He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.
20-16:22††† Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly.
20-16:25††† There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
20-16:26††† He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
20-16:29††† A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
20-16:32††† He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.
20-17:2†††† A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
20-17:5†††† Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.
20-17:8†††† A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever it turneth, it prospereth.
20-17:9†††† He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
20-17:15††† He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
20-17:19††† He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.
20-17:20††† He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.
20-17:21††† He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
20-17:24††† Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.
20-17:25††† A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.
20-17:27††† He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is of an excellent spirit.
20-17:28††† Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
20-18:2†††† A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.
20-18:9†††† He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
20-18:13††† He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.
20-18:17††† He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.
20-18:21††† Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
20-18:24††† A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
20-19:1†††† Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
20-19:2†††† Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
20-19:5†††† A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
20-19:6†††† Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
20-19:8†††† He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
20-19:9†††† A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
20-19:16††† He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
20-19:17††† He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
20-19:20††† Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
20-19:21††† There are many devices in a manís heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
20-19:23††† The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
20-19:25††† Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
20-19:26††† He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
20-19:27††† Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
20-20:8†††† A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.
20-20:16††† Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
20-20:19††† He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
20-20:25††† It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.
20-21:5†††† The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.
20-21:6†††† The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.
20-21:16††† The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
20-21:17††† He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
20-21:21††† He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
20-21:28††† A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.
20-22:5†††† Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
20-22:8†††† He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
20-22:9†††† He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
20-22:11††† He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
20-22:14††† The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
20-22:16††† He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
20-22:19††† That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
20-22:21††† That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
20-22:23††† For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
20-22:26††† Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.
20-23:5†††† Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
20-23:6†††† Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:
20-23:22††† Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.
20-23:24††† The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
20-23:25††† Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
20-23:30††† They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
20-23:34††† Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
20-24:8†††† He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
20-24:11††† If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;
20-24:12††† If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?
20-24:21††† My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
20-24:24††† He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
20-24:25††† But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.
20-24:26††† Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.
20-24:34††† So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.
20-25:7†††† 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.
20-25:10††† Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.
20-25:13††† 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.
20-25:18††† A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
20-25:20††† 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.
20-25:28††† He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.
20-26:6†††† He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and drinketh damage.
20-26:8†††† As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a fool.
20-26:10††† The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth transgressors.
20-26:16††† The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render a reason.
20-26:17††† He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.
20-26:19††† So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
20-26:24††† He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
20-26:27††† Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.
20-26:28††† A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
20-27:8†††† As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.
20-27:10††† Thine own friend, and thy fatherís friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brotherís house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
20-27:11††† My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
20-27:13††† Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
20-27:14††† He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
20-27:18††† Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
20-28:3†††† A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
20-28:4†††† They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
20-28:5†††† Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.
20-28:6†††† Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
20-28:7†††† Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.
20-28:8†††† He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.
20-28:9†††† He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
20-28:11††† The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.
20-28:13††† He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.
20-28:14††† Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
20-28:16††† The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
20-28:17††† A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.
20-28:18††† Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
20-28:19††† He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
20-28:20††† A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.
20-28:21††† To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.
20-28:22††† He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.
20-28:23††† He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.
20-28:25††† He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
20-28:26††† He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
20-28:27††† He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
20-29:1†††† He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.
20-29:3†††† Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.
20-29:4†††† The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
20-29:5†††† A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
20-29:14††† The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.
20-29:18††† Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
20-29:20††† Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.
20-29:21††† He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.
20-29:27††† An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
20-30:5†††† Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
20-30:11††† There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.
20-30:12††† There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.
20-30:15††† The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:
20-30:16††† The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.
20-30:17††† The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.
20-30:23††† For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.
20-31:1†††† The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
20-31:3†††† Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.
20-31:6†††† Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.
20-31:11††† The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.
20-31:18††† She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.
20-31:30††† Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD, she shall be praised.
21-1:9††††† The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
21-1:11†††† There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.
21-1:13†††† And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.
21-1:14†††† I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
21-1:15†††† That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.
21-1:16†††† I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.
21-1:17†††† And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.
21-1:18†††† For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
21-2:3††††† I sought in mine heart to give myself unto wine, yet acquainting mine heart with wisdom; and to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was that good for the sons of men, which they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.
21-2:6††††† I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees:
21-2:7††††† I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house; also I had great possessions of great and small cattle above all that were in Jerusalem before me:
21-2:8††††† I gathered me also silver and gold, and the peculiar treasure of kings and of the provinces: I gat me men singers and women singers, and the delights of the sons of men, as musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
21-2:9††††† So I was great, and increased more than all that were before me in Jerusalem: also my wisdom remained with me.
21-2:11†††† Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun.
21-2:12†††† And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.
21-2:13†††† Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
21-2:14†††† The wise manís eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.
21-2:15†††† Then said I in my heart, As it happeneth to the fool, so it happeneth even to me; and why was I then more wise? Then I said in my heart, that this also is vanity.
21-2:16†††† For there is no remembrance of the wise more than of the fool for ever; seeing that which now is in the days to come shall all be forgotten. And how dieth the wise man? as the fool.
21-2:17†††† Therefore I hated life; because the work that is wrought under the sun is grievous unto me: for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.
21-2:18†††† Yea, I hated all my labour which I had taken under the sun: because I should leave it unto the man that shall be after me.
21-2:21†††† For there is a man whose labour is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This also is vanity and a great evil.
21-2:24†††† There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God.
21-2:26†††† For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
21-3:2††††† A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
21-3:9††††† What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
21-3:11†††† He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
21-3:12†††† I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.
21-3:13†††† And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.
21-3:14†††† I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
21-3:15†††† That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
21-3:16†††† And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
21-3:18†††† I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.
21-3:19†††† For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.
21-3:21†††† Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
21-3:22†††† Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
21-4:1††††† So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
21-4:3††††† Yea, better is he than both they, which hath not yet been, who hath not seen the evil work that is done under the sun.
21-4:4††††† Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This is also vanity and vexation of spirit.
21-4:10†††† For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
21-4:14†††† For out of prison he cometh to reign; whereas also he that is born in his kingdom becometh poor.
21-4:15†††† I considered all the living which walk under the sun, with the second child that shall stand up in his stead.
21-4:16†††† There is no end of all the people, even of all that have been before them: they also that come after shall not rejoice in him. Surely this also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
21-5:1††††† Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
21-5:4††††† When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed.
21-5:5††††† Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
21-5:6††††† Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?
21-5:8††††† If thou seest the oppression of the poor, and violent perverting of judgment and justice in a province, marvel not at the matter: for he that is higher than the highest regardeth; and there be higher than they.
21-5:10†††† He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
21-5:11†††† When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?
21-5:16†††† And this also is a sore evil, that in all points as he came, so shall he go: and what profit hath he that hath laboured for the wind?
21-5:18†††† Behold that which I have seen: it is good and comely for one to eat and to drink, and to enjoy the good of all his labour that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life, which God giveth him: for it is his portion.
21-6:2††††† A man to whom God hath given riches, wealth, and honour, so that he wanteth nothing for his soul of all that he desireth, yet God giveth him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an evil disease.
21-6:3††††† If a man beget an hundred children, and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he.
21-6:8††††† For what hath the wise more than the fool? what hath the poor, that knoweth to walk before the living?
21-6:10†††† That which hath been is named already, and it is known that it is man: neither may he contend with him that is mightier than he.
21-6:11†††† Seeing there be many things that increase vanity, what is man the better?
21-7:2††††† It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.
21-7:10†††† Say not thou, What is the cause that the former days were better than these? for thou dost not enquire wisely concerning this.
21-7:11†††† Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.
21-7:12†††† For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.
21-7:13†††† Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight, which he hath made crooked?
21-7:14†††† In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.
21-7:15†††† All things have I seen in the days of my vanity: there is a just man that perisheth in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man that prolongeth his life in his wickedness.
21-7:18†††† It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that feareth God shall come forth of them all.
21-7:20†††† For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
21-7:21†††† Also take no heed unto all words that are spoken; lest thou hear thy servant curse thee:
21-7:22†††† For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.
21-7:24†††† That which is far off, and exceeding deep, who can find it out?
21-7:29†††† Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
21-8:2††††† I counsel thee to keep the kingís commandment, and that in regard of the oath of God.
21-8:7††††† For he knoweth not that which shall be: for who can tell him when it shall be?
21-8:8††††† There is no man that hath power over the spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he power in the day of death: and there is no discharge in that war; neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given to it.
21-8:9††††† All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt.
21-8:12†††† Though a sinner do evil an hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him:
21-8:14†††† There is a vanity which is done upon the earth; that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the work of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the work of the righteous: I said that this also is vanity.
21-8:15†††† Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun.
21-8:16†††† When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth: (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes:)
21-8:17†††† Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun: because though a man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea farther; though a wise man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.
21-9:1††††† For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.
21-9:2††††† All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.
21-9:3††††† This is an evil among all things that are done under the sun, that there is one event unto all: yea, also the heart of the sons of men is full of evil, and madness is in their heart while they live, and after that they go to the dead.
21-9:4††††† For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
21-9:5††††† For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten.
21-9:6††††† Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.
21-9:9††††† Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou takest under the sun.
21-9:11†††† I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
21-9:12†††† For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.
21-9:15†††† Now there was found in it a poor wise man, and he by his wisdom delivered the city; yet no man remembered that same poor man.
21-9:17†††† The words of wise men are heard in quiet more than the cry of him that ruleth among fools.
21-10:1†††† Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.
21-10:3†††† Yea also, when he that is a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he saith to every one that he is a fool.
21-10:8†††† He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.
21-10:9†††† Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleaveth wood shall be endangered thereby.
21-10:20††† Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
21-11:4†††† He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap.
21-11:5†††† As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all.
21-11:6†††† In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.
21-11:8†††† But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity.
21-11:9†††† Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment.
21-12:3†††† In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,
21-12:5†††† Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:
21-12:10††† The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.
22-SONG OF SOLOMON
22-1:7††††† Tell me, O thou whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, where thou makest thy flock to rest at noon: for why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions?
22-2:7††††† I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
22-2:14†††† O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
22-2:15†††† Take us the foxes, the little foxes, that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.
22-3:3††††† The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said, Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?
22-3:4††††† It was but a little that I passed from them, but I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my motherís house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.
22-3:5††††† I charge you, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, by the roes, and by the hinds of the field, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, till he please.
22-3:6††††† Who is this that cometh out of the wilderness like pillars of smoke, perfumed with myrrh and frankincense, with all powders of the merchant?
22-4:1††††† Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair; thou hast dovesí eyes within thy locks: thy hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
22-4:2††††† Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them.
22-4:5††††† Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins, which feed among the lilies.
22-4:16†††† Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, that the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.
22-5:2††††† I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.
22-5:7††††† The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me.
22-5:8††††† I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, if ye find my beloved, that ye tell him, that I am sick of love.
22-5:9††††† What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us?
22-6:1††††† Whither is thy beloved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.
22-6:5††††† Turn away thine eyes from me, for they have overcome me: thy hair is as a flock of goats that appear from Gilead.
22-6:9††††† My dove, my undefiled is but one; she is the only one of her mother, she is the choice one of her that bare her. The daughters saw her, and blessed her; yea, the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.
22-6:10†††† Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners?
22-6:13†††† Return, return, O Shulamite; return, return, that we may look upon thee. What will ye see in the Shulamite? As it were the company of two armies.
22-7:3††††† Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.
22-7:9††††† And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.
22-8:1††††† O that thou wert as my brother, that sucked the breasts of my mother! when I should find thee without, I would kiss thee; yea, I should not be despised.
22-8:4††††† I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, that ye stir not up, nor awake my love, until he please.
22-8:5††††† Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, leaning upon her beloved? I raised thee up under the apple tree: there thy mother brought thee forth: there she brought thee forth that bare thee.
22-8:10†††† I am a wall, and my breasts like towers: then was I in his eyes as one that found favour.
22-8:12†††† My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: thou, O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.
22-8:13†††† Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it.
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