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The number of a man's days, at the most, are an hundred years.

As a drop of water unto the sea, and a gravelstone in comparison of the sand; so are a thousand years to the days of eternity.

Before thou prayest, prepare thyself; and be not as one that tempteth the Lord. Think

прор the wrath that shall be at the end, and the time of vengeance, when he shall turn away his face.

When thou hast enough, remember the time of hunger: and when thou art rich, think upon poverty and need.

Be not made a beggar by banquetting upon borrowing, when thou hast nothing in thy purse: for thou shalt lie in wait for thine own life, and be talked on.

CHAP, XIX.

A labouring man that is given to drunkenness shall not be rich: and he that contemneth small things, shall fall by little and little.

Wine and women will make men of understanding to fall away: and he that cleayeth to harlots will become impudent.

He that can rule bis toogue shall live without strife; and he that hateth babbling shall have less evil.

Relearse not unto another that which is told upto thee, and thou shalt fare never the worse.

Whether it be to a friend or foe, talk not of other men's lives; and if thou canst, without offence, reveal them not.

For he heard and observed thee, and when time cometh, he will hate thee,

If thou hast heard a word, let it die with thee; and be bold, it will not burst theç.

A fool travaileth with a word, as a woman ia labour of a child.

As an arrow that sticketh in a man's thigh, so is a word within a fool's belly.

Admonish a friend, it may be he hath not said it; and if he bath, that he speak it not again.

Admonish a friend, it may be he hath not done it; and if he hath done it, that he do it no

more.

Admonish a friend: for many times it is a slander, and believe not every tale.

CHAP. XX.

A lie is a foul blot in a man, yet it is continu. ally in the mouth of the uptaught.

A thief is better than a man that is accustomed to. lie: but they both shall have destruction to heritage.

The disposition of a liar is dishonourable, and his shame is ever with him.

CHAP. XXI.

My sop bast thou sinned? do so no more, but ask pardon for thy former sins.

Flee from sin as from the face of a serpent; for if thou comest too near it, it will bite thee: the teeth thereof are as the teeth of a lion, slaying the souls of men.

The way of sinners is made plain with stones, but at the end thereof, is the pit of hell.

CHAP. XXIII.

Accustom not thy mouth to sweariog, neither use thyself to the paming of the Holy One,

For, as: a servant that is continually beaten shall not be without a blue mark: so, he that .sweareth and nameth God continually, shall not be faultless.

A man that useth much swearing shall be filled with iniquity, and the plague shall never depart from his house: if he shall 'offend, his sin: shall be upon him: and if he acknowledge not his sin, he maketh a double offence, and if he swear in vain, he shall not be innocent, but his house shall be full of calamities.

There is a word that is clothed about with death: God grant that it be not found in the heritage of Jacob; for all such things shall be far from the godly, and they shall not wallow in. their sios.

The man that is accustomed to opprobrious words, will never be reformed all the days of bis life.

A man that breaketh wedlock, saying thus in his heart, who seeth me? I am compassed about with darkness, the walls cover. me, and nobody seeth me; what need I to fear, the Most High will not remember

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