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Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? (xxvii. 4).


Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: re. buke a wise man, and he will love thee (ix. 8).

A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him; neither will he go unto the wise (xv. 12).

Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath (xxi. 24).

Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall ceaso (xxii. 10).


Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee (xx. 22).

Be not a witness against thy neighbour without cause; and deceive not with thy lips. Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me; I will render to the man according to his work (xxiv. 28, 29).

OF MELANCHOLY AND CHEERFULNESS. Heaviness in the heart of mau maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad (xii. 15).

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life (xiii. 12).

The beart knoweth his own bitterness; and

a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy (xiv. 10).

Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful, and the end of that mirth is heaviness (xiv. 13).

A merry heart maketh a cheerful counte nance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken (xv. 13).

All the days of the afflicted are evil : but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast (xv. 15).

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 (xxv. 20).

As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country (xxv. 25).

OF PRIDE AND HUMILITY. Only by pride cometh contention : but with the well-advised is wisdom (xiii. 10).

Pride eth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall (xvi. 18).

Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud (xvi. 19).

An high look, and a proud heart, and the ploughing of the wicked is sin (xxi. 4).

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 shouldst be put lower in the presence of the prince whom thine eyes have seen (xxv. 6, 7).

A man's pride shall bring him low : but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit (xxix, 23).


A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife (xv. 18).

Better is a dry morsel and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife (xvii. 1).

The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water; therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with (xvii. 14).

It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling (xx. 3).

As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife (xxvi. 21).

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There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health (xii. 18).

A soft answer turneth away wrath; but grievous words stir up anger (xv. 1).

He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty: and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city (xvi. 32),

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression (xix. 11).

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again (xix. 19).

He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls (xxv. 28).


The merciful man doeth good to his own soul : but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh (xi. 17).

He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it (xi. 26).

A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel (xii. 10).

Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard (xxi, 13).

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed ; for he giveth of his bread to the poor (xxii. 9).

Rob not the poor, because he is poor; neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: for the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them (xxii. 22, 23).


Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins (x. 12).

He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him (xviii. 17).

A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle (xviii. 19).

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 (xxvi. 24, 25).

OF THE POWER OF THE TONGUE. The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom (x. 21).

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise (xi. 30).

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(xii. 14).

Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they hat love it shall eat the fruit thereof (xviii, 21).


My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not (i. 10).

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life (iv. 23).

Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety (xi. 14).

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