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The Parallel Bible. The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments translated out of the Original Tongues: being the Authorised Version arranged in parallel columns with the Revised Version (Oxford University Press, 1885). The Book of Proverbs.
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1 A wise son heareth his father’s instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
2* A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors shall eat violence.
3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
5 A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.
7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.
8 The ransom of a man’s life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.
10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.
13 Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment ∥ shall be rewarded.
14* The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.
17 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.
18 Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
20 He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools † shall be destroyed.
21 Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.
22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the * wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.
23* Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed for want of judgment.
24* He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.
25* The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.
[* ] ch. 12. 14.
[* ] ch. 11. 3, 5, 6.
[† ] Heb. sin.
[* ] Job 18. 6. & 21. 17.
[∥ ] Or, candle.
[* ] ch. 10.2. & 20. 21.
[† ] Heb. with the hand.
[∥ ] Or, shall be in peace.
[* ] ch. 14. 27.
[* ] ch. 12. 23 & 15. 2.
[† ] Heb. spreadeth.
[† ] Heb. shall be broken.
[* ] Job 27. 17.
[* ] ch. 12. 11.
[* ] ch 23. 13.
[* ] Ps. 34. 10. & 37. 3.