Chapter 15

  1. 1. He that feareth the Lord will doe good, and he that hath the knowledge of the Law shal obtaine her.
  2. 2. And as a mother shall she meet him, and receiue him as a wife maried of a virgin.
  3. 3. With the bread of vnderstanding shall she feed him, and giue him the water of wisedome to drinke.
  4. 4. Hee shall be stayed vpon her, and shall not be moued, and shall rely vpon her, and shall not be confounded.
  5. 5. Shee shall exalt him aboue his neighbours, and in the midst of the congregation shall she open his mouth.
  6. 6. He shall finde ioy, and a crowne of gladnesse, and she shall cause him to inherit an euerlasting name.
  7. 7. But foolish men shall not attaine vnto her, and sinners shall not see her.
  8. 8. For she is farre from pride, and men that are liers cannot remember her.
  9. 9. Praise is not seemly in the mouth of a sinner, for it was not sent him of the Lord:
  10. 10. For praise shalbe vttered in wisdome, and the Lord wil prosper it.
  11. 11. Say not thou, It is through the Lord, that I fell away, for thou oughtest not to doe the things that he hateth.
  12. 12. Say not thou, He hath caused mee to erre, for hee hath no need of the sinfull man.
  13. 13. The Lord hateth all abomination, and they that feare God loue it not.
  14. 14. Hee himselfe made man from the beginning, and left him in the hand of his counsell,
  15. 15. If thou wilt, to keepe the Commandements, and to performe acceptable faithfulnesse.
  16. 16. He hath set fire and water before thee: stretch forth thy hand vnto whether thou wilt.
  17. 17. Before man is life and death, and whether him liketh shalbe giuen him.
  18. 18. For the wisedome of the Lord is great, and he is mighty in power, and beholdeth all things,
  19. 19. And his eyes are vpon them that feare him, & hee knoweth euery worke of man.
  20. 20. Hee hath commanded no man to do wickedly, neither hath he giuen any man license to sinne.

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