Cross-References Between The Bible And The Urantia Book
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My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of
- The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
- To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
- To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
- To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
- A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding
shall attain unto wise counsels:
- To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise,
and their dark sayings.
- The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom
For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily
for the innocent without cause:
Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go
down into the pit:
We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their
For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own
So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away
the life of the owners thereof.
Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:
She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates:
in the city she uttereth her words, saying,
How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight
in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will
make known my words unto you.
Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and
no man regarded;
But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind;
when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me
early, but they shall not find me:
For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:
They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof.
Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with
their own devices.
For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity
of fools shall destroy them.
But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from
fear of evil.
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
- My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that
He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea,
every good path.
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh
Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth
with her words;
Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of
For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths
That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in
But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall
be rooted out of it.
For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
- My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them
upon the table of thine heart:
So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine
So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out
with new wine.
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his
For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and
the gain thereof than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire
are not to be compared unto her.
Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon heR: and happy is every
one that retaineth her.
The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established
By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the
My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:
So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down,
and thy sleep shall be sweet.
Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked,
when it cometh.
For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being
Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power
of thine hand to do it.
Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give;
when thou hast it by thee.
Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.
For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the
The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the
habitation of the just.
Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.
The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour,
when thou dost embrace her.
- Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
- For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
- For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
- He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep
my commandments, and live.
- Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the
words of my mouth.
- Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep
- Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting
She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall
she deliver to thee.
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall
I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest,
thou shalt not stumble.
Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is
taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and
more unto the perfect day.
The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before
Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is
smoother than oil:
- My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
- That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword.
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that
thou canst not know them.
Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of
Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel:
Lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house
of a stranger;
And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to
them that instructed me!
I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.
Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine
Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.
Let them be only thine own, and not strangers' with thee.
Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy
thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace
the bosom of a stranger?
For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and he pondereth all
His own iniquities shall take the wicked himself, and he shall be holden
with the cords of his sins.
He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he
shall go astray.
Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
- My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand
with a stranger,
- Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words
of thy mouth.
- Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand
of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.
- Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids.
- Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from
the hand of the fowler.
- Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
- Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
- Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
- How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
- Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to
- So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed
- A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.
- He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his
- Frowardness is in his heart, he deviseth mischief continually; he soweth
- Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken
- These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto
- A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
- An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running
- A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
- My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy
When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep
thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction
are the way of life:
To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a
Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with
For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and
the adultress will hunt for the precious life.
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall
not be innocent.
Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is
But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance
of his house.
But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that
doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped
For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day
He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou
givest many gifts.
Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.
- My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.
Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart.
Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:
That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger which
flattereth with her words.
For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,
And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young
man void of understanding,
Passing through the street near her corner; and he went the way to her
In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:
And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil
(She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:
Now is she without, now in the streets, and lieth in wait at every corner.)
So she caught him, and kissed him, and with an impudent face said unto
I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.
Therefore came I forth to meet thee, diligently to seek thy face, and I
have found thee.
I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with
fine linen of Egypt.
I have perfumed my bed with myrrh, aloes, and cinnamon.
Come, let us take our fill of love until the morning: let us solace ourselves
For the goodman is not at home, he is gone a long journey:
He hath taken a bag of money with him, and will come home at the day appointed.
With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering
of her lips she forced him.
He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as
a fool to the correction of the stocks;
Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and
knoweth not that it is for his life.
Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of
Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain
Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.
Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that
keep my ways.
- Doth not wisdom cry? and understanding put forth her voice?
- She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the
- She crieth at the gates, at the entry of the city, at the coming in at
- Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.
- O ye simple, understand wisdom: and, ye fools, be ye of an understanding
- Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips
shall be right things.
- For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my
- All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward
or perverse in them.
- They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find
- Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice
- For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired
are not to be compared to it.
- I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
- The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil
way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.
- Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
- By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
- By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.
- I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.
- Riches and honour are with me; yea, durable riches and righteousness.
- My fruit is better than gold, yea, than fine gold; and my revenue than
- I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:
- That I may cause those that love me to inherit substance; and I will fill
- The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of
- I was set up from everlasting, from the beginning, or ever the earth was.
- When there were no depths, I was brought forth; when there were no fountains
abounding with water.
- Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:
- While as yet he had not made the earth, nor the fields, nor the highest
part of the dust of the world.
- When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the
face of the depth:
- When he established the clouds above: when he strengthened the fountains
of the deep:
- When he gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his
commandment: when he appointed the foundations of the earth:
- Then I was by him, as one brought up with him: and I was daily his delight,
rejoicing always before him;
- Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with
the sons of men.
Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.
Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting
at the posts of my doors.
For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the LORD.
But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate
me love death.
For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall
- Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:
- She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished
- She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of
- Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding,
she saith to him,
- Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.
- Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
- He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh
a wicked man getteth himself a blot.
- Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will
- Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just
man, and he will increase in learning.
- The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the
holy is understanding.
If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest,
thou alone shalt bear it.
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.
For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places
of the city,
To call passengers who go right on their ways:
Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding,
she saith to him,
Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in
the depths of hell.
The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
- The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish
son is the heaviness of his mother.
- Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from
- The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth
away the substance of the wicked.
- He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent
- He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest
is a son that causeth shame.
- Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth
of the wicked.
The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways
shall be known.
He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the
mouth of the wicked.
Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
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.
Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is
The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to
He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth
He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander,
is a fool.
In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth
his lips is wise.
The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with
It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath
The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous
shall be granted.
As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is
an everlasting foundation.
As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to
them that send him.
The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the
wicked shall perish.
The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be
to the workers of iniquity.
The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit
The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall
be cut out.
The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the
wicked speaketh frowardness.
- A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
- When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
- The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of
transgressors shall destroy them.
- Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from
- The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall
fall by his own wickedness.
- The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors
shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
- When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of
unjust men perisheth.
- The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his
- An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbor: but through knowledge
shall the just be delivered.
- When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and when the
wicked perish, there is shouting.
- By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown
by the mouth of the wicked.
- He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor: but a man of understanding
holdeth his peace.
- A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth
- Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors
there is safety.
- He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth
suretiship is sure.
- A gracious woman retaineth honor: and strong men retain riches.
- The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth
his own flesh.
- The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness
shall be a sure reward.
- As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it
to his own death.
- They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such
as are upright in their way are his delight.
- Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed
of the righteous shall be delivered.
- As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without
- The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked
- There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth
more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
- The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered
- He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall
be upon the head of him that selleth it.
- He that diligently seeketh good procureth favor: but he that seeketh mischief,
it shall come unto him.
- He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish
as a branch.
- He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall
be servant to the wise of heart.
- The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls
- Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the
wicked and the sinner.
- Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge: but he that hateth reproof is
- A good man obtaineth favour of the LORD: but a man of wicked devices will
- A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous
shall not be moved.
- A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed
is as rottenness in his bones.
- The thoughts of the righteous are right: but the counsels of the wicked
- The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood: but the mouth of
the upright shall deliver them.
- The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous
- A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse
heart shall be despised.
- He that is despised, and hath a servant, is better than he that honoureth
himself, and lacketh bread.
- A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies
of the wicked are cruel.
- He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth
vain persons is void of understanding.
- The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous
- The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips: but the just shall
come out of trouble.
- 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.
- The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto
counsel is wise.
- A fool's wrath is presently known: but a prudent man covereth shame.
- He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness
- There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of
the wise is health.
- The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but
for a moment.
- Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors
of peace is joy.
- There shall no evil happen to the just: but the wicked shall be filled
- Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his
- A prudent man concealeth knowledge: but the heart of fools proclaimeth
- The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under
- Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it
- The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor: but the way of the
wicked seduceth them.
- The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance
of a diligent man is precious.
- In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is
The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke.
- A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not
- A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth: but the soul of the transgressors
shall eat violence.
- He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his
lips shall have destruction.
- The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the
diligent shall be made fat.
- A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh
- Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth
- There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh
himself poor, yet hath great riches.
The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall
be put out.
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.
Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is
a tree of life.
Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment
shall be rewarded.
The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of
Good understanding giveth favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.
Every prudent man dealeth with knowledge: but a fool layeth open his folly.
A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is
Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction: but he that
regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to
fools to depart from evil.
He that walketh with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall
Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.
A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth
of the sinner is laid up for the just.
Much food is in the tillage of the poor: but there is that is destroyed
for want of judgment.
He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth
The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the
wicked shall want.
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
- Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with
- He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the LORD: but he that is perverse
in his ways despiseth him.
- In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise
shall preserve them.
- Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength
of the ox.
- A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
- A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto
him that understandeth.
- Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him
the lips of knowledge.
- The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools
- Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
- The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle
with his joy.
- The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the
upright shall flourish.
- There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are
the ways of death.
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man
shall be satisfied from himself.
The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his
A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is
He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is
The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
The poor is hated even of his own neighbor: but the rich hath many friends.
He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the
poor, happy is he.
Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them
that devise good.
In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to
The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is
A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have
a place of refuge.
The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of
In the multitude of people is the king's honor: but in the want of people
is the destruction of the prince.
He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty
of spirit exalteth folly.
A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the
He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth
him hath mercy on the poor.
The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope
in his death.
Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which
is in the midst of fools is made known.
Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him
that causeth shame.
The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth
- A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach
in the spirit.
A fool despiseth his father's instruction: but he that regardeth reproof
In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of
the wicked is trouble.
The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth
The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer
of the upright is his delight.
The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him
that followeth after righteousness.
Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth
reproof shall die.
Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts
of the children of men?
A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart
the spirit is broken.
The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth
of fools feedeth on foolishness.
All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart
hath a continual feast.
Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred
A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth
The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the
righteous is made plain.
A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding
Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors
they are established.
A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season,
how good is it!
The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the
border of the widow.
The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words
of the pure are pleasant words.
He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked
poureth out evil things.
The LORD is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the
The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth
reproof getteth understanding.
The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is
A man's heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps.
- The preparations of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue, is
from the LORD.
- All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth
- Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
- The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the
day of evil.
- Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though
hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.
- By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men
depart from evil.
- When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at
peace with him.
- Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.
A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not
A just weight and balance are the LORD's: all the weights of the bag are
It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established
Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh
The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify
In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a
cloud of the latter rain.
How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding
rather to be chosen than silver!
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his
way preserveth his soul.
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the
spoil with the proud.
He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in
the LORD, happy is he.
The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction
of fools is folly.
The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips.
Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the
ways of death.
He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him.
An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.
A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that
is not good.
He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth
evil to pass.
The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.
He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth
his spirit than he that taketh a city.
The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the
Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.
- Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of
sacrifices with strife.
- A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall
have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
- The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth
- A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty
- Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities
shall not be unpunished.
- Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children
are their fathers.
A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that hath it: whithersoever
it turneth, it prospereth.
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a
matter separateth very friends.
A reproof entereth more into a wise man than an hundred stripes into a
An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be
sent against him.
Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.
Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house.
The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave
off contention, before it be meddled with.
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they
both are abomination to the LORD.
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing
he hath no heart to it?
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the
presence of his friend.
He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate
He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse
tongue falleth into mischief.
He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool
hath no joy.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the
A wicked man taketh a gift out of the bosom to pervert the ways of judgment.
Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are
in the ends of the earth.
A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare
Also to punish the just is not good, nor to strike princes for equity.
He that hath knowledge spareth his words: and a man of understanding is
of an excellent spirit.
Even a fool, when he holdeth his peace, is counted wise: and he that shutteth
his lips is esteemed a man of understanding.
He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh
and searcheth him.
- Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth
with all wisdom.
- A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover
- When the wicked cometh, then cometh also contempt, and with ignominy reproach.
- The words of a man's mouth are as deep waters, and the wellspring of wisdom
as a flowing brook.
- It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous
- A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.
- A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.
- The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost
parts of the belly.
- He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great
- The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it,
and is safe.
- The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own
- Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
- He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame
- The spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity; but a wounded spirit who
- The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh
- A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.
The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.
A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions
are like the bars of a castle.
A man's belly shall be satisfied with the fruit of his mouth; and with
the increase of his lips shall he be filled.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall
eat the fruit thereof.
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the
The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.
A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend
that sticketh closer than a brother.
The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew
upon the grass.
- Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse
in his lips, and is a fool.
- Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth
with his feet sinneth.
- The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against
- Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
- A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall
- Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to
him that giveth gifts.
- All the 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.
- He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding
shall find good.
- A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall
- Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule
- The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass
over a transgression.
A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife
are a continual dropping.
House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is
from the LORD.
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth
his ways shall die.
He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he
hath given will he pay him again.
Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his
A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him,
yet thou must do it again.
Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy
There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the
LORD, that shall stand.
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied;
he shall not be visited with evil.
A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring
it to his mouth again.
Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath
understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that
causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words
An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth
Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
Counsel in the heart of man is like deep water; but a man of understanding
will draw it out.
- Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby
is not wise.
- The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to
anger sinneth against his own soul.
- It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be
- The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg
in harvest, and have nothing.
Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who
The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.
A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil
with his eyes.
Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?
Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination
to the LORD.
Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether
it be right.
The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt
be satisfied with bread.
It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way,
then he boasteth.
There is gold, and a multitude of rubies: but the lips of knowledge are
a precious jewel.
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger: and take a pledge of him
for a strange woman.
Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled
Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle
not with him that flattereth with his lips.
Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in obscure
An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning; but the end thereof
shall not be blessed.
Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall
Divers weights are an abomination unto the LORD; and a false balance is
Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?
It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows
to make enquiry.
A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.
The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts
of the belly.
Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.
The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is
the grey head.
The blueness of a wound cleanseth away evil: so do stripes the inward parts
of the belly.
An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
- The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he
turneth it whithersoever he will.
- Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the
- To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.
The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one
that is hasty only to want.
The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro
of them that seek death.
The robbery of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do
The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is
It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling
woman in a wide house.
The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in
When the scorner is punished, the simple is made wise: and when the wise
is instructed, he receiveth knowledge.
The righteous man wisely considereth the house of the wicked: but God overthroweth
the wicked for their wickedness.
Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself,
but shall not be heard.
A gift in secret pacifieth anger: and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.
It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers
The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in
the congregation of the dead.
He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil
shall not be rich.
The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for
It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an
There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but
a foolish man spendeth it up.
He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness,
A wise man scaleth the city of the mighty, and casteth down the strength
of the confidence thereof.
Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.
Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
He coveteth greedily all the day long: but the righteous giveth and spareth
The sacrifice of the wicked is abomination: how much more, when he bringeth
it with a wicked mind?
A false witness shall perish: but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.
A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his
There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the LORD.
The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.
Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his
soul shall be far from them.
- A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour
rather than silver and gold.
- The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.
- A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass
on, and are punished.
- By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not
depart from it.
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread
to the poor.
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall
be his friend.
The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words
of the transgressor.
The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD
shall fall therein.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction
shall drive it far from him.
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth
to the rich, shall surely come to want.
Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart
unto my knowledge.
For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal
be fitted in thy lips.
That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day,
even to thee.
Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
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?
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in
For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt
Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties
If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under
Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings;
he shall not stand before mean men.
Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou
his dainty meats:
- When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before
- And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
- Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.
- Labour not to be rich: cease from thine own wisdom.
- Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make
themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee;
but his heart is not with thee.
The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet
Speak not in the ears of a fool: for he will despise the wisdom of thy
Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
For their redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.
Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the
rod, he shall not die.
Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.
My son, if thine heart be wise, my heart shall rejoice, even mine.
Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things.
Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all
the day long.
For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.
Hear thou, my son, and be wise, and guide thine heart in the way.
Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh:
For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness
shall clothe a man with rags.
Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when
she is old.
Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth
a wise child shall have joy of him.
Thy father and thy mother shall be glad, and she that bare thee shall rejoice.
My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways.
For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.
She also lieth in wait as for a prey, and increaseth the transgressors
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling?
who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine.
Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in
the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse
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.
They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten
me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
For their heart studieth destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.
- Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.
Through wisdom is an house builded; and by understanding it is established:
And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant
A wise man is strong; yea, a man of knowledge increaseth strength.
For by wise counsel thou shalt make thy war: and in multitude of counsellors
there is safety.
Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate.
He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person.
The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to
If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that
are ready to be slain;
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?
My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is
sweet to thy taste:
So shall the knowledge of wisdom be unto thy soul: when thou hast found
it, then there shall be a reward, and thy expectation shall not be cut off.
Lay not wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous; spoil
not his resting place:
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked
shall fall into mischief.
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thine heart be glad when
Lest the LORD see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath
Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked:
For there shall be no reward to the evil man; the candle of the wicked
shall be put out.
My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that
are given to change:
For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them
These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of
persons in judgment.
He that saith unto the wicked, Thou are righteous; him shall the people
curse, nations shall abhor him:
But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall
come upon them.
Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.
Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and
afterwards build thine house.
Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with
Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the
man according to his work.
I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void
And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the
face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction.
Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to
So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed
For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward
- These are also proverbs of Solomon, which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah
- It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to
search out a matter.
- The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings
- Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel
for the finer.
- Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established
- Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the
place of great men:
- 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
- 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.
- Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret
- Lest he that heareth it put thee to shame, and thine infamy turn not away.
- A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
- As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover
upon an obedient ear.
- 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.
- Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without
- By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the
- Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou
be filled therewith, and vomit it.
- Withdraw thy foot from thy neighbour's house; lest he be weary of thee,
and so hate thee.
- A man that beareth false witness against his neighbour is a maul, and a
sword, and a sharp arrow.
- Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth,
and a foot out of joint.
- 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.
- If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty,
give him water to drink:
The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting
It is better to dwell in the corner of the housetop, than with a brawling
woman and in a wide house.
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain,
and a corrupt spring.
It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory
is not glory.
He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken
down, and without walls.
- As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for
- As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless
shall not come.
- A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.
- Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
- Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
- He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet, and
- The legs of the lame are not equal: so is a parable in the mouth of fools.
- As he that bindeth a stone in a sling, so is he that giveth honour to a
- As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the
mouths of fools.
- The great God that formed all things both rewardeth the fool, and rewardeth
- As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.
- Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool
than of him.
- The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
- As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.
- The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it
again to his mouth.
- The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit than seven men that can render
- He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like
one that taketh a dog by the ears.
- As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,
- So is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?
- Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer,
the strife ceaseth.
- As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man
to kindle strife.
- The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost
parts of the belly.
- Burning lips and a wicked heart are like a potsherd covered with silver
- He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;
- When he speaketh fair, believe him not: for there are seven abominations
in his heart.
- Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before
the whole congregation.
- Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it
will return upon him.
- A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering
mouth worketh ruin.
Open rebuke is better than secret love.
- Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring
- Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not
thine own lips.
- A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than
- Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before
Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter
thing is sweet.
As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from
Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's
friend by hearty counsel.
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.
My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass
on, and are punished.
Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him
for a strange woman.
He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning,
it shall be counted a curse to him.
A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand,
which bewrayeth itself.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth
on his master shall be honoured.
As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to
Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle,
yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy
For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the
mountains are gathered.
The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy
household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a
man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.
- The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.
A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth
They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand
Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse
in his ways, though he be rich.
Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous
men shameth his father.
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather
it for him that will pity the poor.
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall
Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall
himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.
The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding
searcheth him out.
When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked
rise, a man is hidden.
He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh
them shall have mercy.
Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall
fall into mischief.
As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor
The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he
that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the
pit; let no man stay him.
Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his
ways shall fall at once.
He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth
after vain persons shall have poverty enough.
A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to
be rich shall not be innocent.
To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man
He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty
shall come upon him.
He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth
with the tongue.
Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression;
the same is the companion of a destroyer.
He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his
trust in the LORD shall be made fat.
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely,
he shall be delivered.
He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes
shall have many a curse.
When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in
- He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed,
and that without remedy.
- When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked
beareth rule, the people mourn.
- Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with
harlots spendeth his substance.
- The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts
- A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
- In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous
doth sing and rejoice.
- The righteous considereth the cause of the poor:but the wicked regardeth
not to know it.
- Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.
- If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh,
there is no rest.
- The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.
- A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.
- If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.
- The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both
- The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established
- The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his
mother to shame.
- When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous
shall see their fall.
- Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight
unto thy soul.
- Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law,
happy is he.
- A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will
- Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool
than of him.
- He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him
become his son at the length.
- An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.
Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing,
and bewrayeth it not.
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD
shall be safe.
Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the
An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in
the way is abomination to the wicked.
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a
- The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto
Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,
- Surely I am more brutish than any man, and have not the understanding of
- I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.
- Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind
in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established
all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is his son's name, if
thou canst tell?
- Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust
Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die:
Remove far from me vanity and lies: give me neither poverty nor riches;
feed me with food convenient for me:
Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor,
and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Accuse not a servant unto his master, lest he curse thee, and thou be found
There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their
There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed
from their filthiness.
There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are
There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as
knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.
The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. There are three
things that are never satisfied, yea, four things say not, It is enough:
The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water;
and the fire that saith not, It is enough.
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.
There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I
The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way
of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.
Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth,
and saith, I have done no wickedness.
For three things the earth is disquieted, and for four which it cannot
For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;
For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to
There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding
The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer;
The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;
The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;
The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.
There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going:
A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;
A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising
If thou hast done foolishly in lifting up thyself, or if thou hast thought
evil, lay thine hand upon thy mouth.
Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of
the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.
- The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.
- What, my son? and what, the son of my womb? and what, the son of my vows?
- Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth
- It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for
princes strong drink:
- Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of
- Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those
that be of heavy hearts.
- Let him drink, and forget his poverty, and remember his misery no more.
- Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to
- Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and
- Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
- The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have
no need of spoil.
- She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.
- She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.
- She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.
- She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household,
and a portion to her maidens.
- She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she
planteth a vineyard.
- She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.
- She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by
- She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.
- She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands
to the needy.
- She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household
are clothed with scarlet.
- She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.
- Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of
- She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the
- Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to
- She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
- She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread
- Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth
- Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.
- Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the LORD,
she shall be praised.
- Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in