The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 22: Proverbs by Anonymous


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1:23. Turn ye at my reproof: behold I will utter my spirit to you, and
will shew you my words.

1:24. Because I called, and you refused: I stretched out my hand, and
there was none that regarded.

1:25. You have despised all my counsel, and have neglected my

1:26. I also will laugh in your destruction, and will mock when that
shall come to you which you feared.

1:27. When sudden calamity shall fall on you, and destruction, as a
tempest, shall be at hand: when tribulation and distress shall come upon

1:28. Then shall they call upon me, and I will not hear: they shall rise
in the morning, and shall not find me:

1:29. Because they have hated instruction, and received not the fear of
the Lord,

1:30. Nor consented to my counsel, but despised all my reproof.

1:31. Therefore they shall eat the fruit of their own way, and shall be
filled with their own devices.

1:32. The turning away of little ones shall kill them, and the
prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

1:33. But he that shall hear me, shall rest without terror, and shall
enjoy abundance, without fear of evils.

Proverbs Chapter 2

The advantages of wisdom: and the evils from which it delivers.

2:1. My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and wilt hide my
commandments with thee,

2:2. That thy ear may hearken to wisdom: incline thy heart to know

2:3. For if thou shalt call for wisdom, and incline thy heart to

2:4. If thou shalt seek her as money, and shalt dig for her as for a

2:5. Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and shalt find the
knowledge of God:

2:6. Because the Lord giveth wisdom: and out of his mouth cometh
prudence and knowledge.

2:7. He wilt keep the salvation of the righteous, and protect them that
walk in simplicity,

2:8. Keeping the paths of justice, and guarding the ways of saints.

2:9. Then shalt thou understand justice, and judgment, and equity, and
every good path.

2:10. If wisdom shall enter into thy heart, and knowledge please thy

2:11. Counsel shall keep thee, and prudence shall preserve thee,

2:12. That thou mayst be delivered from the evil way, and from the man
that speaketh perverse things:

2:13. Who leave the right way, and walk by dark ways:

2:14. Who are glad when they have done evil, and rejoice in the most
wicked things:

2:15. Whose ways are perverse, and their steps infamous.

2:16. That thou mayst be delivered from the strange woman, and from the
stranger, who softeneth her words;

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