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be slain in the streets. Ch. xxvi. 13. There is a lion in the way, a lion is in the streets.

Prov. xxiv. 30. I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;

Ver. 31. And lo! it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone-wall thereof was broken down. Ver. 32. Then I saw and considered it well, and looked upon it and received instruction.

Eccl. x. 18. By much slothfulness, the building decayeth, and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through.

Ezek. xvi. 49. This was the iniquity of Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness.


VIII. The study and pursuit of wisdom recommended. Job xxxii. 7. Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom.

Prov. i. 2. Know wisdom and instruction, and perceive the words of understanding.

Ver. 20. Wisdom crieth without in the chief places of concourse, Ver. 21, 23. Ch. viii. 1 to 12, 14, 33.

ii. 2. Incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding. Ver. 3, 4, 5.

iii. 21. Keep sound wisdom and instruction. Ver. 22.

iv. 5. Get wisdom, get understanding.

v. 1. My son, attend to my wisdom. Ver. 7.

vii. 4. Say unto wisdom thou art my father, and call understanding thy kinswoman. Ver. 5.

xviii. 1. Through desire a man having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom. Eccl. i. 13, 16, 17.-ii. 3, 9, 12. -vii. 23, 25.-viii. 16.-ix. 13.

xxii. 7. Low down thine ear to the words of the wise, and apply thine heart to my knowledge.

xxiii. 23. Buy the truth and sell it not, also wisdom and instruction, and understanding.

xxvii. 11. My son, be wise and make my heart glad. Ch. xxix. 3. Matt. x. 16. Be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. James iii. 13. Who is a wise man among you, let him shew out of a good conversation his works with the meekness of wisdom.

IX. The excellency of wisdom above all other endowments. Job xxviii. 13. Man kroweth not the price of wisdom.

Ver. 15. It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof. See ver. 16 to 20.

Prov. iii. 14. The merchandise of wisdom is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. Ch. xvi. 16.

Ver. 15. She is more precious than rubies, and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

iv. 7. Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom, and with all thy getting get understanding.

Eccl. ii. 13. Wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth dark


iv. 13. Better is a poor and wise child, than an old and foolish king. IX. 16. Wisdon is better than strength. Prov. iii. 21, 22, 23.

Eccl. ix. 18. Wisdom is better than weapons of war.

X. Wisdom is profitable, pleasant aud honourable. Job xxii. 2. He that is wise may be profitable unto himself.

Prov. ii. 10. When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

Ver. 11. Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee, to deliver thee from the away of the evil man.

iii. 13. Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

Ver. 16. Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and honour.

Ver. 17. Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. Ch. xxiv. 13, 14.

iii. 18. Wisdom is a tree of life, to every one that findeth her, and happy is every one that retaineth her.

Ver. 35. The wise shall inherit glory.

iv. 8. Exalt wisdom and she shall promote thee, she shall bring thee to honour when thou dost embrace her.

Ver. 9. She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace, a crown of glory shall she deliver unto thee.

ix. 1. Wisdom hath builded her house. Ch. xxiv. 3, 4—xiv. 1. Ver. 12. If thou be wise thou shalt be wise for thyself. xi. 29. The fool shall be servant to the wise in heart.

xii. 18. A man shall be commended according to his wisdom. xvi. 20. He that handleth a matter wisely, shall find good. Ver. 21. The wise in heart shall be called prudent.

Prov. xviii. 4. The well-spring of wisdom is a flowing brook. Eccl. vii. 11. Wisdom is good with an inheritance: and by it there is profit to them that see the sun.

Ver. 12. Wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence, but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom giveth life.

Ver. 19. Wisdom strengtheneth a wise man, more than ten mighty men that are in the city. Ch. ix. 15, 16, 18. Prov. iii. 21.

viii. 1. A man's wisdom maketh his face to shine.

Ver. 5. A wise man's heart discerneth both time and judgment. x. 10. Wisdom is profitable to direct.

xii. 11. The words of the wise are as goads and nails.

XI. Wisdom is the gift of God. Exod. xxxi. 6. In the heart of all that are wise hearted, I have put wisdom, saith the Lord. Ver. 3.

Job xxvii. 12. Where shall wisdom be found? And where is the place thereof?

Ver. 23. The Lord knoweth the place thereof, and the way thereof. Ver. 20.

Ps. li. 6. In the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. Ps. cxix. 98, 99, 100.

Prov. ii. 6. The Lord giveth wisdom, out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

Ver. 7. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous.

Eccl. ii. 26. God giveth to a man that is good in his sight, knowledge, and wisdom, and joy.

ix. 1. The righteous, and the wise, and their works are in the hand of God.

Dan. ii. 21. God giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding. Ver. 23. See Acts vii. 10.

Luke xxi. 15. I will give you a mouth and wisdom. 2 Pet. iii. 15. James iii 17. The wisdom from above is pure, &c. Ver. 17.

XII. Wisdom prayed for by those who believed it to be the gift of God. 1 Kings xxii. 12. For Solomon David prayed thus, the Lord give thee wisdom, that thou mayest keep the law of the Lord. Ps. Ixxii. 1.

1 Kings iii. 8. Solomon prayed thus, Lord give thy servant an understanding heart, that he may judge thy people, and that he may discern between good and bad.

1 Kings iii. 11. And God said, because, thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life, neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor the life of thine enemies, but hast asked for thyself, understanding to discern judgement;

Ver. 12. Behold I have done according to thy words, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart.

Ver. 13. I have also given thee, that which thou hast not asked, both riches and honour. Ver. 28. Ch. iv. 9.-v. 12. 2 Chron. i. 10.

Ps. xc. 12. So teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

Col. i. 9. I pray that ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom.

James viii. 5. If any man lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him. Ver. 17,

XIII. Wisdom and religion the same. Deut. iv. 5. I have taught you statutes and judgments.

Ver. 6. Keep and do them, for this is your wisdom, and understanding,

xxxii 29. O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end.

Job xxviii. 28. Behold the fear of the Lord that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding. Ps. cxi. 10. Prov. i. 7.

Ps. ii. 10. Be wise, O ye kings, be instructed, O ye judges of the earth.

Ver. 11. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. xxvii. 30. The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment. Prov. viii. 8.

Ixiv. 10. They shall wisely consider the Lord's doings. ci. 2. I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way.

cvii. 43. Whoso is wise and will obsesve these things even they shall understand the loving-kindness of the Lord. Hos. xiv. 9.

Prov. x. 8. The wise in heart will receive the commandments. xv. 24. The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. Ch. xiii. 14,

xix. 8. He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul, and he that hath understanding shall find good. Ch. viii. 36. He that sinneth against me (wisdom) wrongeth his own soul; all that hate me love death.

Prov. xxi. 12. The righteous wisely considereth the house of the wicked.

Dan. xii. 3. They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament.

Ver. 10. The wise shall understand.

Mic. vi. 9. The Lord's voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name.

Matt. vii. 24. He that heareth Christ's sayings and doeth them, shall be likened unto a wise man. See the parable of the ten virgins. Matt. xxv. 1 to 13.

Rom. xvi. 19. I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil.

Eph. v. 15. Walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise.
Ver. 16. Redeeming the time because the days are evil.

Col. iii. 16, Let the word of God dwell in you richly in all wis dom.

iv. 5. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

2 Tim. ii. 15. The holy scriptures are able to make thee wise to salvation. See Prov. xxviii. 26. Luke xii. 42.


XIV. A fool's vain pretences to wisdom, he is wise in his own conceit. Job xi. 12. Vain man would be wise.

xii. 2. Ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

xv. 8. Dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?

xxiii. 4. Cease from thine own wisdom.

xxxii. 9. Great men are not always wise, neither do the aged understand judgment.

Prov. iii. 7. Be not wise in thine own eyes.

xii. 15. The way of a fool is right in his own eyes.

xiv. 2. There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

xxvi. 12. Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit, there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Ver. 16. The sluggard is wiser in his own conceit, than seven men that can render a reason.

xxxviii. 11. The rich man is wise in his own conceit.

Ver. 26. He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool.

Isa. v. 21. Woe to them are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight.

Jer. viii. 8. How do ye say we are wise, and the law of the Lord is with us?

Rom. i. 22. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools: Ver. 23. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image.

xi. 25. I would not have you ignorant, &c. lest ye be wise in your own conceit.

xii. 16. Be not wise in your own conceit. See Isa. x. 12, 13.—xix. 11. 1 Cor. iii. 18. 2 Cor. x. 12. Col. ii. 23.

XV. A fool receiveth not instruction. Prov. i. 7. Fools despise wisdom and instruction. Ch. v. 12, 13.

xvii. 16. He hath no heart to get wisdom. Ch. i. 7, 22.

Prov. xviii. 2. He hath no delight in understanding. Ch. xxiv. 7. xvii. 10. A reproof entereth more into a wise man, than an hundred stripes into a fool.

xxvii. 22. Though thou shouldst bray a fool in a morter, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

x. 21. Fools die for want of wisdom.

XVI. He discovereth his folly. Prov. xiii. 16. A fool layeth open his folly.

xxvi. 11. As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly.

Eccl. x. 2. A wise man's heart is at his right hand, but a fool's heart at his left hand.

Ver. 3. When a fool walketh by the way, his wisdom faileth him, and he sayeth to every one, that he is a fool.

XVII. Toward his parents. Prov. x. 1. A wise son maketh a glad father, but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. Ch. xv. 20. He despiseth his mother.

xv. 5. A fool despiseth his father's instructions.

xvii. 21. He that begetteth a fool doth it to his sorrow, and the father of a fool hath no joy.

Ver. 25. A foolish son is a grief to his father, and bitterness to her that bare him.

xix. 13. A foolish son is the calamity of his father. See disobedient and undutiful children, Commandment Fifth.

XVIII. Mischievous. Prov. x. 23. It is a sport to a fool to do mischief.

xiii. 19. It is an abomination to fools to depart from mischief. xvii. 12. Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

XIX. Wrathful. Job v. 2. Wrath killeth the foolish man

Prov. xii. 16. A fool's wrath is presently known.

xiv. 16. A fool rageth and is confident.

xxvii. 3. A fool's wrath is heavier than both the sand and a stone. xxix. 9. If a wise man contend with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

Eccl. vii. 9. Anger resteth in the bosom of fools. See anger, wrath. XX. Contentious Prov. xviii. 2. A fool's lips enter into contention. xx. 3. It is an honour for a man to cease from strife, but every foel will be meddling. See contention, strife.

XXI. His words. Prov. xv. 2. The mouth of fools poureth out foolishness. Ver. 28.

xviii. 14. The mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

Ver. 7. A fool's mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the suare of his soul. Ch. x. 14.-xii. 13.-xiii. 3.

xxix. 11. A fool uttereth all his mind.

Eccl. v. 3. A fool's voice is known by the multitude of words.

x. 12. The lips of a fool will swallow up himself.

Ver. 13. The beginning of his words is foolishness, and the end of his talk is mischievous madness.

Ver. 14. A fool is full of words. See talkativeness, rashness See Prov. xvii. 7.-xxvi. 7.

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