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Chapter 14 7 And if he doeth good, he doeth it unwillingly; and at the last he will declare his wickedness.8 The envious man hath a wicked eye; he turneth away his face, and despiseth men.9 A covetous man's eye is not satisfied with his portion; and the iniquity of the wicked drieth up his soul.10 A wicked eye envieth [his] bread, and he is a niggard at his table.11 My son, according to thy ability do good to thyself, and give the Lord his due offering.12 Remember that death will not be long in coming, and that the covenant of the grave is not shewed unto thee.13 Do good unto thy friend before thou die, and according to thy ability stretch out thy hand and give to him.14 Defraud not thyself of the good day, and let not the part of a good desire overpass thee.15 Shalt thou not leave thy travails unto another? and thy labours to be divided by lot?16 Give, and take, and sanctify thy soul; for there is no seeking of dainties in the grave.17 All flesh waxeth old as a garment: for the covenant from the beginning is, Thou shalt die the death.18 As of the green leaves on a thick tree, some fall, and some grow; so is the generation of flesh and blood, one cometh to an end, and another is born.19 Every work rotteth and consumeth away, and the worker thereof shall go withal.20 Blessed is the man that doth meditate good things in wisdom, and that reasoneth of holy things by his understanding. ing.21 He that considereth her ways in his heart shall also have understanding in her secrets.22 Go after her as one that traceth, and lie in wait in her ways.23 He that prieth in at her windows shall also hearken at her doors.24 He that doth lodge near her house shall also fasten a pin in her walls.25 He shall pitch his tent nigh unto her, and shall lodge in a lodging where good things are.26 He shall set his children under her shelter, and shall lodge under her branches.27 By her he shall be covered from heat, and in her glory shall he dwell.

Chapter 15 1 He that feareth the Lord will do good, and he that hath the knowledge of the law shall obtain her.2 And as a mother shall she meet him, and receive him as a wife married of a virgin.3 With the bread of understanding shall she feed him, and give him the water of wisdom to drink.4 He shall be stayed upon her, and shall not be moved; and shall rely upon her, and shall not be confounded.5 She shall exalt him above his neighbours, and in the midst of the congregation shall she open his mouth.6 He shall find joy and a crown of gladness, and she shall cause him to inherit an everlasting name.7 But foolish men shall not attain unto her, and sinners shall not see her.8 For she is far from pride, and men that are liars cannot remember her.9 Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner, for it was not sent him of the Lord.10 For praise shall be uttered in wisdom, and the Lord will prosper it.11 Say not thou, It is through the Lord that I fell away: for thou oughtest not to do the things that he hateth.12 Say not thou, He hath caused me to err: for he hath no need of the sinful man.13 The Lord hateth all abomination; and they that fear God love it not.14 He himself made man from the beginning, and left him in the hand of his counsel;