SOLOMON BEN DAVID, KING
1 THE Proverbs of So1omon·Bcn- the young to gain prudence and·
David, King of Israel, which discretion.
_ 2 are to teach wisdom and correc— The Philosophercan listen, and add 5 i
ton, and to understand the ideas to his acquisitions, and the intelligent
3 of intelligence; how to acquire gain assistance in understanding a 6 i
instructon, skill, righteousness, proverb, and the meaning of the words
4 justice, and rectitude; and to teach ofthe Wise and their dark sayings!
BOOK OF PROVERBS.—~BOOK THE FIRST.
Respect for the Lord is the hrsbfruit of Wisdom; and only fools despise 7
§¤hih’¤ Uniruhttziurg 3hhrz¤¤ in his Sun, Sulnmmt.
My son, hear your fatherfs correction;
And reject not the words of your mother,
For they are a. wreath for your head,
And chains for adorning your neck.
Ruins nf iff:.
Go not, my son, if the wicked entice,
If they say, ‘ Come, let us look out for blood,
And lurk for the careless and fools;
Let us swallow their lives like the grave,
And in mass, as they got to the pit!
We shall seize upon wealth of all kinds;
And with plunder can fill all our hands.
Come throw in your venture with us
, One purse then shall serve for us all I ’ ’
My son, go not out on their path I
gud hold lback your feet from their course,
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The net surely is spread out in vain
In the sight of theilord of a wing!
But those watch to shed their own- blood
, They lay ambush against their own lives!
For that is the end of all plunder
, Plunder captures the lives of its slaves.
3:t Uzrhitniiuu in the Wruiuh.
‘ Wisdom cries out aloud in the streets,
She utters her voice in the squares;
At the top of the markets she cries,
At the wide open gates of the town
She declaims in her speech I