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Chapter 17

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      Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a full house and many fat cattle with strife.
      A discreet servant shall have more rule than the sons that have no wisdom, and shall have like heritage with the brethren.
      Like as silver is tried in the fire and gold in the furnace, even so doth the Lord prove the hearts.
      A wicked body holdeth much of false lips, and a disassembling person giveth ear to a disceitful tongue.
      Whoso laugheth the poor to scorn, blasphemeth his maker: and he that is glad of another mans hurt, shall not be unpunished.
      Childrens children are a worship unto the elders, and the fathers are the honor of the children.
      An eloquent speech becometh not a fool, a disassembling mouth also becometh not a Prince.
      Liberality is as a precious stone unto him that hath it, for wheresoever he becometh, he prospereth.
      Who so covereth another mans offense, seeketh love: but he that discloseth the fault, setteth friends at variance.
      One reproof only doeth more good to that hath understanding, than an hundred stripes into a fool.
      A *sedicious person seeketh mischief, but a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
      It were better to come against a she bear robbed of her whelps, then against a fool in his foolishness.
      Whoso rewardeth evil for good, the plague shall not depart from his house.
      He that soweth discord and strife, is like one that diggeth up a water brook: but an open enemy is like the water that breaketh out and runneth abroad.
      The Lord hateth as well him that justifieth the ungodly, as him that condemeth the innocent.
      What helpeth it to give a fool money in his hand, where as he hath no mind to buy wisdom?
      He is a friend that always loveth, and in adversity a man shall know who is his brother.
      Whom so promiseth by the hand, and is surety for another, he is a fool.
       He that loveth strife, delighteth in sin: and he that setteth his door to high, seeketh after a fall.
      Who so hath a froward heart obtaineth no good: and he that hath an *overthwart tongue, shall fall into mischief.
       An unwise body bringeth himself in to sorrow, and the father of a fool can have no joy.
      A merry heart maketh a lusty age, but a sorrowful mind drieth up the bones.
      The ungodly taketh gifts out of the bosom, to *wreste the ways of judgment.
       Wisdom shineth in the face of him that hath understanding, but the eyes of fools wander throughout all lands.
      An undiscreet son is a grief unto his father, and an heaviness unto his mother that bare him.
      To punish the innocent, an to smite the Princes that give true judgement, are both evil.
      He is wise and discreet that tempereth his words: and he is a man of understanding, that maketh much of his spirit.
      Yee a very fool ( when he holdeth his tongue ) is counted wise, and to have understanding, when he shutteth his lips.


* sedition = disloyalty, treachery,       labored strife, promotes rebellion (against godly ways) RN *overthwart = to impede, obstruct, prevent, frustrate. *wreste = from wrest meaning; to distort or twist the nature or meaning of .

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