Various observations of moral virtues and their contrary vices.
1aBETTER is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
a ch. 28.6; 12.26; 19.22. Mat. 16.26; 5.3. Ja. 2.4-6.
2Also, that bthe soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that chasteth with his feet sinneth.
b Ro. 10.2. Is. 27.11. 2Th. 1.8. c ch. 1.16; 21.5; 24.21; 18.13.
3The dfoolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart *fretteth against the LORD.
*fretteth-grieves, is angry.
d Ac. 13.45. Re. 16.9. Ps. 37.1,7; 73.2-22. Je. 12.1. Eze. 18.25. Jude 16.
4eWealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
e ch. 14.20. v.6. 2Ti. 1.15; 4.16.
5A ffalse witness shall not be 1unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
1Heb. held innocent.
f Ex. 23.1. ch. 6.19; 21.28. De. 19.16. Da. 6.24.
6gMany will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to 2him that giveth gifts.
2Heb. a man of gifts.
g v.12. ch. 29.26; 16.15; 23.1; 21.28; 18.16; 17.8.
7All hthe brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.
h ch. 14.20; 27.10. Ps. 55.12,13; 38.11; 88.8,18. Job 19.13-19.
8He that getteth 3wisdom iloveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
3Heb. a heart.
i ch. 3.13; 8.35,36; 4.1-9; 2.1-7,10-12. De. 4.6.
9A jfalse witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
j v.5. Zec. 5.4.
10kDelight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
k ch. 1.32; 30.22; 28.3. Ec. 10.6,7.
11The 4discretion of a man deferreth his anger; land it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
4Or, prudence. ch. 14.29; 16.32. Col. 3.12. Ja. 1.19.
l Mat. 5.44; 6.14,15; 18.21,22. Ro. 12.19-21. Ep. 5.32.
12The mking's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but nhis favour is as dew upon the grass.
m Es. 7.8. ch. 16.14,15; 20.2; 28.15. Ps. 72.4,6. n Ho. 14.5.
13A ofoolish son is the calamity of his father: pand the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
o ch. 10.1; 15.20; 17.21,25. 2Sa. 13-19. p ch. 21.9,19; 27.15.
14qHouse and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and ra prudent wife is from the LORD.
q 2Co. 12.14. Ge. 25.5,6. r ch. 18.22; 31.10.
15sSlothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
s ch. 6.9-11; 23.21; 10.4; 20.4,13; 24.30-34; 12.27; 13.4; 21.25. Ro. 12.11. 2Th. 3.10.
16He tthat keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
t Lu. 11.28; 10.28. ch. 13.13. Mat. 19.17. Is. 3.10,11; 1.19,20. Ro. 2.7-10. He. 2.3.
17He uthat hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and 5that which he hath given will he pay him again.
5Or, his deed.
u ch. 28.27,28. Mat. 10.42; 25.35-40. 2Co. 9.6-9. He. 6.10. Ec. 11.1,2. De. 15.7,8,10.
18v*Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare 6for his crying.
*Chasten-correct by punishing.
6Or, to his destruction, or to cause him to die.
v ch. 13.24; 23.13,14; 29.17. Ep. 6.4.
19A wman of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him , yet thou must 7do it again.
w 2Sa. 16.5-7. 1Ki. 2.46.
20xHear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
x ch. 1.8; 2.1-9; 3.1-4; 4.1-13; 8.34,35. Ps. 37.37. De. 32.29. Ps. 90.12,14.
21There are ymany devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
y Ec. 7.29. Job 23.13. Ps. 33.10,11. ch. 16.1,9; 20.24; 21.30. Is. 46.10; 14.24,26,27. He. 6.17. Ac. 5.39.
22The zdesire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
z 2Co. 8.12. Ps. 72.4,10-12. 2Ch. 6.8. v.1.
23The afear of the LORD tendeth bto life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
a 1Ti. 4.8. ch. 10.27; 14.24; 12.14,21. Jn. 4.14. Ps. 91.1,10. Job 5.19-22; 22.21-30. Ro. 8.1,28,33-39. b ch. 10.16; 11.19.
24A cslothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
c ch. 15.19; 26.13-15; 12.27; 6.9,10; 24.30-34. Ro. 12.11.
25dSmite a scorner, and the simple 8will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
8Heb. will be cunning.
d ch. 21.11; 9.8,9; 12.1; 28.23. De. 13.11.
26He ethat wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
e ch. 10.1,5; 17.2,21,24; 28.24; 30.17.
27fCease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
f Jn. 10.5. Lu. 8.18. De. 13.1-4. Mat. 16.6,12; 7.15. 2Jn. 10. Ep. 4.14. 2Ti. 3.1-5; 4.3,4. Mar. 4.24.
289An ungodly witness gscorneth judgment: hand the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
9Heb. A witness of Belial.
g Ps. 10.5,11,13. Is. 28.14,15,22. h Job 15.16; 20.12,13; 34.7. Ho. 4.8.
29iJudgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes jfor the back of fools.
i Is. 29.20. Ec. 8.11. Is. 28.22. Ps. 7.14-16. ch. 2.22; 5.23. j ch. 10.13; 26.3.