Consider diligently what is before thee:
For they are deceitful meat.
4 eLabour not to be rich:
Cease from thine own fwisdom.
5 †Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not?
For griches certainly make themselves wings;
They fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
7 For as he thinketh in his bheart, so is he:
Eat and drink, saith he to thee;
jBut his heart is not with thee.
8 The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou kvomit up,
And llose thy sweet words.
9 lSpeak not in the ears of a fool:
For he will despise the wisdom of thy words.
And enter not into the fields of the fatherless:
11 For their nredeemer is mighty;
He oshall plead their cause with thee.
12 Apply thine heart unto pinstruction,
And thine ears to the words of knowledge.
For if thou beatest him with the rod, rhe shall not die.
And shalt sdeliver his soul from hell.
15 tMy son, if thine heart be wise,
16 Yea, xmy reins shall rejoice,
When thy lips speak yright things.
17 Let not thine heart zenvy sinners:
But be thou in athe fear of the Lord all the day long.
19 Hear thou, my son, and ebe wise,
And kdrowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
22 lHearken unto thy father that begat thee,
And despise not thy mother when she is old.
23 mBuy the truth, and sell it not;
Also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
24 nThe father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice:
And he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.
And oshe that bare thee shall rejoice.
And let thine eyes observe my ways.
27 For a whore is pa deep ditch;
And increaseth the transgressors among men.
29 tWho hath woe? who hath sorrow?
Who hath contentions? who hath babbling?
Who hath uwounds without cause?
Who hath vredness of eyes?
They that go to seek xmixed wine.
When it giveth his colour in the cup,
33 Thine eyes shall behold dstrange women,
And thine heart shall utter eperverse things.
Or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
When shall I awake?
kI will seek it yet again.
About King James Version
This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.