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109. Boast not of thy clothing and raiment, and exalt not thyself in the day of honour; for the works of the Lord are wonderful, and his works among men are hidden.

110. Many kings have sat down upon the ground, and one that was never thought of hath worn the crown.

111. Many mighty men have been greatly disgraced, and the honourable delivered into other men's hands.

112. Blame not before thou hast examined the truth: understand first, and then rebuke.

113. Answer not before thou

hast heard the cause, neither interrupt men in the midst of their talk.

114. Strive not in a matter that concerneth thee not, and sit not in judgment with sinners.

115. There is one that laboureth, and taketh pains, and maketh haste, and is so much the more behind.

116. Again, there is another that is slow, and hath need of help, wanting ability, and full of poverty; yet the eye of the Lord looked upon him for good, , and set him up from his low estate:

117. And lifted up his head


from misery; so that many

that saw it marvelled at him.

118. Prosperity and adversity, life and death, poverty and riches, come of the Lord.

119. Wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of the law, are of the Lord: love, and the way of good works, are from him.

120. Error and darkness had their beginning together with sinners; and evil shall wax old with them that glory therein.

121. The gift of the Lord remaineth with the godly, and his favour bringeth prosperity for



122. There is that waxeth rich by his wariness, and pinching, and this is the portion of his reward :

123. Whereas he sayeth, “I have found rest, and now will eat continually of my goods;" and yet he knoweth not what time shall come upon him, and that he must leave these things to others, and die.

124. Be stedfast in thy covenant, and be conversant therein, and wax old in thy work.

125. Do good to the godly man, and thou shalt find a recompence; and if not from him, yet from the Most High.

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