351He that keepeth the law bringeth offerings enough: he that taketh heed to the commandment offereth a peace offering.
2He that requiteth a goodturn offereth fine flour; and he that giveth alms sacrificeth praise.
3To depart from wickedness is a thing pleasing to the Lord; and to forsake unrighteousness is a propitiation.
4Thou shalt not appear empty before the Lord.
5For all these things are to be done because of the commandment.
6The offering of the righteous maketh the altar fat, and the sweet savour thereof is before the most High.
7The sacrifice of a just man is acceptable. and the memorial thereof shall never be forgotten.
8Give the Lord his honour with a good eye, and diminish not the firstfruits of thine hands.
9In all thy gifts shew a cheerful countenance, and dedicate thy tithes with gladness.
10Give unto the most High according as he hath enriched thee; and as thou hast gotten, give with a cheerful eye.
11For the Lord recompenseth, and will give thee seven times as much.
12Do not think to corrupt with gifts; for such he will not receive: and trust not to unrighteous sacrifices; for the Lord is judge, and with him is no respect of persons.
13He will not accept any person against a poor man, but will hear the prayer of the oppressed.
14He will not despise the supplication of the fatherless; nor the widow, when she poureth out her complaint.
15Do not the tears run down the widow’s cheeks? and is not her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
16He that serveth the Lord shall be accepted with favour, and his prayer shall reach unto the clouds.
17The prayer of the humble pierceth the clouds: and till it come nigh, he will not be comforted; and will not depart, till the most High shall behold to judge righteously, and execute judgment.
18For the Lord will not be slack, neither will the Mighty be patient toward them, till he have smitten in sunder the loins of the unmerciful, and repayed vengeance to the heathen; till he have taken away the multitude of the proud, and broken the sceptre of the unrighteous;
19Till he have rendered to every man according to his deeds, and to the works of men according to their devices; till he have judged the cause of his people, and made them to rejoice in his mercy.
20Mercy is seasonable in the time of affliction, as clouds of rain in the time of drought.
361Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us:
2And send thy fear upon all the nations that seek not after thee.
3Lift up thy hand against the strange nations, and let them see thy power.
4As thou wast sanctified in us before them: so be thou magnified among them before us.
5And let them know thee, as we have known thee, that there is no God but only thou, O God.
6Shew new signs, and make other strange wonders: glorify thy hand and thy right arm, that they may set forth thy wondrous works.
7Raise up indignation, and pour out wrath: take away the adversary, and destroy the enemy.
8Make the time short, remember the covenant, and let them declare thy wonderful works.
9Let him that escapeth be consumed by the rage of the fire; and let them perish that oppress the people.
10Smite in sunder the heads of the rulers of the heathen, that say, There is none other but we.
11Gather all the tribes of Jacob together, and inherit thou them, as from the beginning.
12O Lord, have mercy upon the people that is called by thy name, and upon Israel, whom thou hast named thy firstborn.
13O be merciful unto Jerusalem, thy holy city, the place of thy rest.
14Fill Sion with thine unspeakable oracles, and thy people with thy glory:
15Give testimony unto those that thou hast possessed from the beginning, and raise up prophets that have been in thy name.
16Reward them that wait for thee, and let thy prophets be found faithful.
17O Lord, hear the prayer of thy servants, according to the blessing of Aaron over thy people, that all they which dwell upon the earth may know that thou art the Lord, the eternal God.
18The belly devoureth all meats, yet is one meat better than another.
19As the palate tasteth divers kinds of venison: so doth an heart of understanding false speeches.
20A froward heart causeth heaviness: but a man of experience will recompense him.
21A woman will receive every man, yet is one daughter better than another.
22The beauty of a woman cheereth the countenance, and a man loveth nothing better.
23If there be kindness, meekness, and comfort, in her tongue, then is not her husband like other men.
24He that getteth a wife beginneth a possession, a help like unto himself, and a pillar of rest.
25Where no hedge is, there the possession is spoiled: and he that hath no wife will wander up and down mourning.
26Who will trust a thief well appointed, that skippeth from city to city? so who will believe a man that hath no house, and lodgeth wheresoever the night taketh him?
371Every friend saith, I am his friend also: but there is a friend, which is only a friend in name.
2Is it not a grief unto death, when a companion and friend is turned to an enemy?
3O wicked imagination, whence camest thou in to cover the earth with deceit?
4There is a companion, which rejoiceth in the prosperity of a friend, but in the time of trouble will be against him.
5There is a companion, which helpeth his friend for the belly, and taketh up the buckler against the enemy.
6Forget not thy friend in thy mind, and be not unmindful of him in thy riches.
7Every counsellor extolleth counsel; but there is some that counselleth for himself.
8Beware of a counsellor, and know before what need he hath; for he will counsel for himself; lest he cast the lot upon thee,
9And say unto thee, Thy way is good: and afterward he stand on the other side, to see what shall befall thee.
10Consult not with one that suspecteth thee: and hide thy counsel from such as envy thee.
11Neither consult with a woman touching her of whom she is jealous; neither with a coward in matters of war; nor with a merchant concerning exchange; nor with a buyer of selling; nor with an envious man of thankfulness; nor with an unmerciful man touching kindness; nor with the slothful for any work; nor with an hireling for a year of finishing work; nor with an idle servant of much business: hearken not unto these in any matter of counsel.
12But be continually with a godly man, whom thou knowest to keep the commandments of the Lord, whose, mind is according to thy mind, and will sorrow with thee, if thou shalt miscarry.
13And let the counsel of thine own heart stand: for there is no man more faithful unto thee than it.
14For a man’s mind is sometime wont to tell him more than seven watchmen, that sit above in an high tower.
15And above all this pray to the most High, that he will direct thy way in truth.
16Let reason go before every enterprize, and counsel before every action.
17The countenance is a sign of changing of the heart.
18Four manner of things appear: good and evil, life and death: but the tongue ruleth over them continually.
19There is one that is wise and teacheth many, and yet is unprofitable to himself.
20There is one that sheweth wisdom in words, and is hated: he shall be destitute of all food.
21For grace is not given, him from the Lord, because he is deprived of all wisdom.
22Another is wise to himself; and the fruits of understanding are commendable in his mouth.
23A wise man instructeth his people; and the fruits of his understanding fail not.
24A wise man shall be filled with blessing; and all they that see him shall count him happy.
25The days of the life of man may be numbered: but the days of Israel are innumerable.
26A wise man shall inherit glory among his people, and his name shall be perpetual.
27My son, prove thy soul in thy life, and see what is evil for it, and give not that unto it.
28For all things are not profitable for all men, neither hath every soul pleasure in every thing.
29Be not unsatiable in any dainty thing, nor too greedy upon meats:
30For excess of meats bringeth sickness, and surfeiting will turn into choler.
31By surfeiting have many perished; but he that taketh heed prolongeth his life.