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Be not thou afraid when one is made | He shall go to the generation of his rich,

1 fathers; When the glory of his house is in- | They shall never see light. creased;

Man that is in honor, and understand For when he dieth he shall carry noth- . eth not, ing away;

Is like the beasts that perish. His glory shall not descend after him.

[Mark xii. 41.) 9. And Jesus sat over-against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury. And many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily, I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury. For all they did cast in of their abundance : but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

LESSON LII.

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(Proverbs.] 1. Go to the ant, mou siuggard | But the simple pass on, and are pun. Consider her ways, and be wise;

ished. Which, having no guide, overseer, or The slothful man saith, There is a lion ruler,

without, Provideth her meat in the summer. / I shall be slain in the streets. And gathereth her food in the harvest. Seest thou a man diligent in his busiHow long wilt thou sleep, 0 slug ness?

He shall stand before kings; When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep? | He shall not stand before mean men. Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, | I went by the field of the slothful, A little folding of the hands to sleep; And by the vineyard of the man void So shall thy poverty come as one that of understanding, travelleth,

| And, lo, it was all grown over with And thy want as an armed man.

thorns, He also that is slothful in his work And nettles had covered the face Is brother to him that is a great waster. thereof, The sluggard will not plough by reason And the stone wall thereof was broken of the cold;

down. Therefore shall he beg in harvest, and Then I saw, and considered it well; have nothing

I looked upon it, and received instruc

tion. 2. Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty;

| 3. As the door turneth upon his Open thine eyes, and thou shalt be hinges, satisfied with bread.

So doưh the slothful upon his bed. A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and The slothful hideth his hand in his bideth himself,

bosom;

sun:

It grieveth him to bring it again to his The soul of the sluggard desireth, and mouth.

hath nothing : The sluggard is wiser in his own con- But the soul of the diligent shall be ceit

made fat. Than seven men that can render a reason,

[Ecclesiastes v. 12.} The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much : but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

[Ecclesiastes xi. 6.] In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand; for

thou knowest not whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good. Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all, yet let him remember the

days of darkness; for they shall be many. All that cometh is vanity. 4. In all labor there is profit,

But he casteth away the substance But the talk of the lips ierdeth only to of the wicked. penury,

: He becometh poor that dealeth with a The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, slack hand, But the slothful shall be under tribute. But the hand of the diligent maketh He that tilleth his land shall have rich. plenty of bread,

He that gathereth in summer is a wise But he that followeth after vain per s on, sons shall have poverty

But he that sleepeth in harvest is a The Lord will not suffer the soul of the son that causeth shame. righteous to famish,

(Ephesians iv. 28.] 5. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labor, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have, to give to him that needeth.

[1 Thessalonians iv. 11.] And study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands as we command you ; that we may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

[2 Thessalonians iii. 10.) 6. For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busy-bodies. Now them that are such, we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that, man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

[Proverbs xxxi.] 7. Who can find a virtuous woman? | The heart of her husband doth safely For her price is far above rubies. I trust in her,

dom,

So that he shall have no need of spoil. Her clothing is silk and purple.
She will do him good, and not evil, Her husband is known in the gates,
All the days of her life.

When he sitteth among the elders of She seeketh wool and flax,

the land. And worketh willingly with her hands. She maketh fine linen, and selleth it, She is like the merchants' ships, And delivereth girdles unto the merShe bringeth her food from afar.

chant. She riseth also while it is yet night, Strength and honor are her clothing, And giveth meat to her household,' . | And she shall rejoice in time to come. And a portion to her maidens. She considereth a field, and buyeth it : 9. She openeth her mouth with wisWith the fruit of her hand she planteth a vineyard. .

And in' her tongue is the law of kindShe girdeth her loins with strength,

ness. neth her arms.

She looketh well to the ways of her

household, 8. She perceiveth that her merchan And eateth not the bread of idleness. dise is good;

Her children arise up, and call her Her candle goeth not out by night. blessed; She layeth her hands to the spindle, Her husband also, and he praiseth And her hands hold the distaff.

her. She stretcheth out her hand to the poor, “Many

e done virtuYea, she reacheth forth her hand to

ously, the needy.

But thou excellest them all." She is not afraid of the snow for her Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain, household,

But a woman that feareth the Lord, For all her household are clothed with she shall be praised. scarlet.

Give her of the fruit of her hands, She maketh herself coverings of tap And let her own works praise her in estry;

the gates.

LESSON LIII.

MANAGEMENT OF THE TONGUE.

[Proverbs.] 1. He that is void of wisdonı despis- 2. The tongue of the just is as choice eth his neighbor,

silver ; But a man of understanding holdeth his The heart of the wicked is little peace.

worth. A talebearer revealeth sec

The lips of the righteous fced many, But he that is of a faithful spirit con- But fools die for want of wisdom. cealeth the matter.

The wise in heart will receive comA hypocrite with his mouth destroy mandments, eth his neighbor,

But a prating fool shall fall. But through knowledge shall the just He that rebuketh a man, afterwards be delivered.

shall find more favor He that hideth hatred with lying lips, Than he that flattereth with the tongue. And he that uttereth a slander, is a A wise son heareth his father's infool. .

struction, In the multitude of words there want. But a scorner heareth not rebuke. eth not sin,

He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his But he that refraineth his lips is wise. | life,

Lord,

But he that openeth wide his lips shall | Our lips are our own: who is lord have destruction.

over us? 3. A righteous man hateth lying. I 6. Deliver my soul, O Lord, He that speaketh truth showeth forth From lying lips, and from a deceitful righteousness,

_tongue. But a false witness, deceit.

These six things doth the Lord hate : There is that speaketh like the pier- | Yea, seven are an abomination unto cings of a sword,

him : But the tongue of the wise is health. A proud look; a lying tongue, The lip of truth shall be established And hands that shed innocent blood; forever,

A heart that deviseth wicked imagiBut a lying tongue is but for a moment. nations ; Deceit is in the heart of them that Feet that be swift in running to misimagine evil,

chief; But to the counsellors of peace is joy. A false witness that speaketh lies, Lying lips are abomination to the And him that soweth discord among

brethren. But they that deal truly are his delight. The heart of the wise teacheth his A prudent man concealeth knowledge, mouth, But the heart of fools proclaimeth fool- | And addeth learning to his lips. ishness.

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb,

Sweet to the soul, and health to the 4. He that worketh deceit shall not

bones. dwell within my house; He that telleth lies shall not tarry in 7. An ungodly man diggeth up evil, my sight.

And in his lips there is as a burning A faithful witness will not lie,

fire. . But a false witness will utter lies. A froward man soweth strife, A scorner seeketh wisdom and findeth And a whisperer separateth chief it not,

friends. But knowledge is easy unto him that Whoso keepeth his mouth and his understandeth.

tongue Go from the presence of a foolish man, | Keepeth his soul from troubles. When thou perceivest not in him the A sost answer turnėth away wrath, lips of knowledge.

But grievous words stir up anger. A false witness shall not be unpun- | The tongue of the wise useth knowlished,

edge aright, And he that speaketh lies shall not But ihe mouth of fools poureth out escape.

foolishness.

I said, I will take heed to my ways, 5. A lying tongue hateth those that that I sin not with my tongue; are afflicted by it,

I will keep my mouth with a bridie, And a flattering mouth worketh ruin. While the wicked is before me. A fool uttereth all his mind, But a wise man keepeth it in till after 18. Whoso privily slandereth his neignwards.

bor, him will I cut off. If a ruler hearken to lies,

He that goeth about as a talebearer All his servants are wicked.

revealeth secrets; They speak vanity every one with his Therefore meddle not with him that neighbor;

flattereth with his lips. With flattering lips, and with a double Where no wood is, there the fire goeth heart, do they speak.

out; The Lord shall cut off all flattering So where there is no talebearer, the lips,

strife ceaseth. And the tongue that speaketh proud He that covereth a transgression seek

eth love, Who have said, With our tongue will | But he that repeateth a matter sepa. we prevail ;

/ rateth very friends.

things ;

A reproof entereth more into a wise | My heart shall rejoice, even mine; man,

Yea, my reins shall rejoice,
Than á hundred stripes into a fool. When thy lips speak right things
My son, if thine heart be wise,

[James i. 26.) 9. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.

[James v. 12.] But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath; but let your yea be yea, and your nay, nay, lest ye fall into temptation.

[Matthew xii. 36.] But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

(Colossians iii. 8.) 10. But now ye also put off all these ; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

[Ephesians iv. 29.] Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.

: [1 Peter iii. 9.] 11. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another; love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous ; * • not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but contra

riwise, blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

For he that will love life, and see good days,
Let him refrain his tongue from evil,
And his lips that they speak no guile.

[Exodus iii. 1.] Thou shalt not raise a false report : put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil.

[1 Corinthians xv. 33.] Be not deceived; evil communications corrupt good man

ners

* Pron. Kuri-che-us.

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