Chapter 3

  1. 1. Heare mee your father, O children, and doe thereafter, that ye may be safe.
  2. 2. For the Lord hath giuen the father honour ouer the children, and hath confirmed the authoritie of the mother ouer the sonnes.
  3. 3. Who so honoureth his father, maketh an atonement for his sinnes.
  4. 4. And he that honoureth his mother, is as one that layeth vp treasure.
  5. 5. Who so honoureth his father, shal haue ioy of his owne children, and when he maketh his prayer, hee shall bee heard.
  6. 6. He that honoureth his father, shal haue a long life, and he that is obedient vnto the Lord, shall bee a comfort to his mother.
  7. 7. He that feareth the Lord, will honour his father, and will doe seruice vnto his parents, as to his masters.
  8. 8. Honour thy father and mother, both in word and deed, that a blessing may come vpon thee from them.
  9. 9. For the blessing of the father establisheth the houses of children, but the curse of the mother rooteth out foundations.
  10. 10. Glory not in the dishonour of thy father, for thy fathers dishonour is no glory vnto thee.
  11. 11. For the glory of a man, is from the honour of his father, and a mother in dishonour, is a reproch to the children.
  12. 12. My sonne, helpe thy father in his age, and grieue him not as long as hee liueth.
  13. 13. And if his vnderstanding faile, haue patience with him, and despise him not, when thou art in thy ful strength.
  14. 14. For the relieuing of thy father shall not be forgotten: and in stead of sinnes it shall be added to build thee vp.
  15. 15. In the day of thine affliction it shall be remembred, thy sinnes also shal melt away, as the yce in the faire warme weather.
  16. 16. He that forsaketh his father, is as a blasphemer, and he that angreth his mother, is cursed of God.
  17. 17. My sonne, goe on with thy businesse in meekenesse, so shalt thou be beloued of him that is approued.
  18. 18. The greater thou art, the more humble thy selfe, and thou shalt find fauour before the Lord.
  19. 19. Many are in high place and of renowne: but mysteries are reueiled vnto the meeke.
  20. 20. For the power of the Lord is great, and hee is honoured of the lowly.
  21. 21. Seeke not out the things that are too hard for thee, neither search the things that are aboue thy strength.
  22. 22. But what is commaunded thee, thinke thereupon with reuerence, for it is not needfull for thee, to see with thine eyes, the things that are in secret.
  23. 23. Be not curious in vnnecessarie matters: for moe things are shewed vnto thee, then men vnderstand.
  24. 24. For many are deceiued by their owne vaine opinion, and an euill suspition hath ouerthrowen their iudgement.
  25. 25. Without eyes thou shalt want light: professe not the knowledge therfore that thou hast not.
  26. 26. A stubborne heart shall fare euill at the last, and he that loueth danger shall perish therein.
  27. 27. An obstinate heart shall be laden with sorrowes, and the wicked man shall heape sinne vpon sinne.
  28. 28. In the punishment of the proud there is no remedie: for the plant of wickednesse hath taken roote in him.
  29. 29. The heart of the prudent will vnderstand a parable, and an attentiue eare is the desire of a wise man.
  30. 30. Water will quench a flaming fire, and almes maketh an attonement for sinnes.
  31. 31. And hee that requiteth good turnes, is mindfull of that which may come heereafter: and when he falleth he shall find a stay.

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