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and a scold shall be sought out to drive away the enemies.
311. There be two things that grieve my heart, and the third maketh me angry: a man of war that suffereth poverty, and men of understanding that are not set by; and one that returneth from righteousness: the Lord prepareth such an one for the sword.
312. Unless a man hold himself diligently in the fear of the Lord, his house shall soon be overthrown.
313. The furnace proveth the potter's vessels; so the trial of man is in his reasoning.
314. The fruit declareth if the tree have been dressed, so is the utterance of a conceit in the heart of men. 315. Praise no
man before thou hearest him speak; for this is the trial of men.
316. If thou followest righteousness, thou shalt obtain her, and put her on as a glorious long robe.
317. The birds will resort unto their like; so will truth return unto them that practise in her.
318. As the lion lieth in wait for the prey; so sin for them that work iniquity.
319. The discourse of a godly
man is always with wisdom; but a fool changeth as the moon.
320. Whoso discovereth secrets loseth his credit, and shall never find a friend to his mind.
321. Love thy friend, and be faithful unto him; but if thou betrayeth his secrets, follow no more after him.
322. For as a man hath destroyed his
enemy; so hast thou lost the love of thy neighbour.
323. As one that letteth a bird go out of his hand; so hast thou let thy neighbour go, and shalt not get him again.
324. Follow after him no more, for he is too far off; he is
a roe escaped out of the
325. As for a wound, it may be bound up, and after reviling there may be reconcilement; but he that betrayeth secrets is without hope.
326. Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein; and he that setteth a trap shall be taken therein.
327. He that worketh mischief, it shall fall upon him, and he shall not know whence it cometh.
328. Mockery and reproach are from the proud; but ven