All wisdom cometh from the Lord, and is with him for ever.
My son, if thou come to serve the Lord, prepare thy soul for temptation.
Hear me your father, O children, and do thereafter, that ye may be safe.
My son, defraud not the poor of his living, and make not the needy eyes to wait long.
Set thy heart upon thy goods; and say not, I have enough for my life.
Instead of a friend become not an enemy; for thereby thou shalt inherit an ill name, shame, and reproach: even so shall a sinner that hath a double tongue.
Do no evil, so shall no harm come unto thee.
Strive not with a mighty man’ lest thou fall into his hands.
Be not jealous over the wife of thy bosom, and teach her not an evil lesson against thyself.
A wise judge will instruct his people; and the government of a prudent man is well ordered.
Wisdom lifteth up the head of him that is of low degree, and maketh him to sit among great men.
When thou wilt do good know to whom thou doest it; so shalt thou be thanked for thy benefits.
He that toucheth pitch shall be defiled therewith; and he that hath fellowship with a proud man shall be like unto him.
Blessed is the man that hath not slipped with his mouth, and is not pricked with the multitude of sins.
He that feareth the Lord will do good, and he that hath the knowledge of the law shall obtain her.
Desire not a multitude of unprofitable children, neither delight in ungodly sons.
The Lord created man of the earth, and turned him into it again.
He that liveth for ever Hath created all things in general.
A labouring man that A is given to drunkenness shall not be rich: and he that contemneth small things shall fall by little and little.
There is a reproof that is not comely: again, some man holdeth his tongue, and he is wise.
My son, hast thou sinned? do so no more, but ask pardon for thy former sins.
A slothful man is compared to a filthy stone, and every one will hiss him out to his disgrace.
O Lord, Father and Governor of all my whole life, leave me not to their counsels, and let me not fall by them.
Wisdom shall praise herself, and shall glory in the midst of her people.
In three things I was beautified, and stood up beautiful both before God and men: the unity of brethren, the love of neighbours, a man and a wife that agree together.
Blessed is the man that hath a virtuous wife, for the number of his days shall be double.
Many have sinned for a small matter; and he that seeketh for abundance will turn his eyes away.
He that revengeth shall find vengeance from the Lord, and he will surely keep his sins in remembrance.
He that is merciful will lend unto his neighbour; and he that strengtheneth his hand keepeth the commandments.
He that loveth his son causeth him oft to feel the rod, that he may have joy of him in the end.
Watching for riches consumeth the flesh, and the care thereof driveth away sleep.
If thou be made the master of a feast, lift not thyself up, but be among them as one of the rest; take diligent care for them, and so sit down.
There shall no evil happen unto him that feareth the Lord; but in temptation even again he will deliver him.
The hopes of a man void of understanding are vain and false: and dreams lift up fools.
He that keepeth the law bringeth offerings enough: he that taketh heed to the commandment offereth a peace offering.
Have mercy upon us, O Lord God of all, and behold us:
Every friend saith, I am his friend also: but there is a friend, which is only a friend in name.
Honour a physician with the honour due unto him for the uses which ye may have of him: for the Lord hath created him.
But he that giveth his mind to the law of the most High, and is occupied in the meditation thereof, will seek out the wisdom of all the ancient, and be occupied in prophecies.
Great travail is created for every man, and an heavy yoke is upon the sons of Adam, from the day that they go out of their mother’s womb, till the day that they return to the mother of all things.
O death, how bitter is the remembrance of thee to a man that liveth at rest in his possessions, unto the man that hath nothing to vex him, and that hath prosperity in all things: yea, unto him that is yet able to receive meat!
Of these things be not thou ashamed, and accept no person to sin thereby:
The pride of the height, the clear firmament, the beauty of heaven, with his glorious shew;
Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.
And he brought out of him a merciful man, which found favour in the sight of all flesh, even Moses, beloved of God and men, whose memorial is blessed.
Jesus the son a Nave was valiant in the wars, and was the successor of Moses in prophecies, who according to his name was made great for the saving of the elect of God, and taking vengeance of the enemies that rose up against them, that he might set Israel in their inheritance.
And after him rose up Nathan to prophesy in the time of David.
Then stood up Elias the prophet as fire, and his word burned like a lamp.
The remembrance of Josias is like the composition of the perfume that is made by the art of the apothecary: it is sweet as honey in all mouths, and as musick at a banquet of wine.
Simon the high priest, the son of Onias, who in his life repaired the house again, and in his days fortified the temple:
I will thank thee, O Lord and King, and praise thee, O God my Saviour: I do give praise unto thy name: