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aThan he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
And che that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
3 The foolishness of man dperverteth his way:
And ehis heart fretteth against the Lord.
4 fWealth maketh many friends;
But fthe poor is separated from his neighbour.
7 mAll the brethren of the poor do hate him:
How much more do his friends ngo far from him?
He opursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.
He that keepeth understanding qshall find good.
9 gA false witness shall not be unpunished,
Much less ufor a servant to have rule over princes.
And it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
12 The king’s wrath is yas the roaring of a lion;
13 bA foolish son is the calamity of his father:
14 eHouse and riches are the inheritance of fathers:
And a prudent wife is ffrom the Lord.
And an idle soul shall isuffer hunger.
16 kHe that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul;
But khe that despiseth his ways shall die.
17 lHe that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord;
18 nChasten thy son while there is hope,
For if thou deliver him, yet thou must †do it again.
That thou mayest be wise pin thy latter end.
21 qThere are many devices in a man’s heart;
22 The desire of a man is his skindness:
And a poor man is better than a liar.
23 The fear of the Lord tendeth tto life:
And he that hath it shall uabide satisfied;
xHe shall not be visited with evil.
And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
And creprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
Is a dson that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
That causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
28 †An ungodly witness scorneth judgment:
And the mouth of the wicked edevoureth iniquity.
29 Judgments are prepared for fscorners,
About King James Version
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