Sleepy Scriptures Episode Thirty

Steve reads chapters 3 and 4 of the Gospel of Luke, Leviticus chapters 5 through 7, Psalm 33 and Proverbs chapter 27 in today’s episode of Sleepy Scriptures. Whilst we enjoy the gospels with our favorite Psalms and Proverbs, making our way through the rituals of sacrifice in Leviticus provides a great opportunity to just close our eyes and relax as you receive the word of God against soothing background music.

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Luke Chapter Three

1: Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
 
2: Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.
 
3: And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
 
4: As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
 
5: Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;
 
6: And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.
 
7: Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
 
8: Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
 
9: And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
 
10: And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
 
11: He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
 
12: Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
 
13: And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
 
14: And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
 
15: And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;
 
16: John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:
 
17: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
 
18: And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.
 
19: But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip’s wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,
 
20: Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.
 
21: Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
 
22: And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
 
23: And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,
 
24: Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
 
25: Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
 
26: Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
 
27: Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
 
28: Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
 
29: Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
 
30: Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
 
31: Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,
 
32: Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,
 
33: Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,
 
34: Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,
 
35: Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,
 
36: Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,
 
37: Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
 
38: Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

Luke Chapter Four

1: And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
 
2: Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
 
3: And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
 
4: And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
 
5: And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
 
6: And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
 
7: If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
 
8: And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
 
9: And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
 
10: For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:
 
11: And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
 
12: And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
 
13: And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
 
14: And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
 
15: And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
 
16: And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
 
17: And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
 
18: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
 
19: To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
 
20: And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
 
21: And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
 
22: And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?
 
23: And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
 
24: And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
 
25: But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
 
26: But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
 
27: And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
 
28: And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
 
29: And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
 
30: But he passing through the midst of them went his way,
 
31: And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and taught them on the sabbath days.
 
32: And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
 
33: And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice,
 
34: Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.
 
35: And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not.
 
36: And they were all amazed, and spake among themselves, saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out.
 
37: And the fame of him went out into every place of the country round about.
 
38: And he arose out of the synagogue, and entered into Simon’s house. And Simon’s wife’s mother was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her.
 
39: And he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose and ministered unto them.
 
40: Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.
 
41: And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the Son of God. And he rebuking them suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was Christ.
 
42: And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them.
 
43: And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent.
 
44: And he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

Leviticus Chapter Five

1: And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.
 
2: Or if a soul touch any unclean thing, whether it be a carcase of an unclean beast, or a carcase of unclean cattle, or the carcase of unclean creeping things, and if it be hidden from him; he also shall be unclean, and guilty.
 
3: Or if he touch the uncleanness of man, whatsoever uncleanness it be that a man shall be defiled withal, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty.
 
4: Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.
 
5: And it shall be, when he shall be guilty in one of these things, that he shall confess that he hath sinned in that thing:
 
6: And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD for his sin which he hath sinned, a female from the flock, a lamb or a kid of the goats, for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his sin.
 
7: And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass, which he hath committed, two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, unto the LORD; one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering.
 
8: And he shall bring them unto the priest, who shall offer that which is for the sin offering first, and wring off his head from his neck, but shall not divide it asunder:
 
9: And he shall sprinkle of the blood of the sin offering upon the side of the altar; and the rest of the blood shall be wrung out at the bottom of the altar: it is a sin offering.
 
10: And he shall offer the second for a burnt offering, according to the manner: and the priest shall make an atonement for him for his sin which he hath sinned, and it shall be forgiven him.
 
11: But if he be not able to bring two turtledoves, or two young pigeons, then he that sinned shall bring for his offering the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a sin offering; he shall put no oil upon it, neither shall he put any frankincense thereon: for it is a sin offering.
 
12: Then shall he bring it to the priest, and the priest shall take his handful of it, even a memorial thereof, and burn it on the altar, according to the offerings made by fire unto the LORD: it is a sin offering.
 
13: And the priest shall make an atonement for him as touching his sin that he hath sinned in one of these, and it shall be forgiven him: and the remnant shall be the priest’s, as a meat offering.
 
14: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 
15: If a soul commit a trespass, and sin through ignorance, in the holy things of the LORD; then he shall bring for his trespass unto the LORD a ram without blemish out of the flocks, with thy estimation by shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for a trespass offering:
 
16: And he shall make amends for the harm that he hath done in the holy thing, and shall add the fifth part thereto, and give it unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the trespass offering, and it shall be forgiven him.
 
17: And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
 
18: And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his ignorance wherein he erred and wist it not, and it shall be forgiven him.
 
19: It is a trespass offering: he hath certainly trespassed against the LORD.

Leviticus Chapter Six

1: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 
2: If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the LORD, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour;
 
3: Or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely; in any of all these that a man doeth, sinning therein:
 
4: Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,
 
5: Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering.
 
6: And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest:
 
7: And the priest shall make an atonement for him before the LORD: and it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done in trespassing therein.
 
8: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 
9: Command Aaron and his sons, saying, This is the law of the burnt offering: It is the burnt offering, because of the burning upon the altar all night unto the morning, and the fire of the altar shall be burning in it.
 
10: And the priest shall put on his linen garment, and his linen breeches shall he put upon his flesh, and take up the ashes which the fire hath consumed with the burnt offering on the altar, and he shall put them beside the altar.
 
11: And he shall put off his garments, and put on other garments, and carry forth the ashes without the camp unto a clean place.
 
12: And the fire upon the altar shall be burning in it; it shall not be put out: and the priest shall burn wood on it every morning, and lay the burnt offering in order upon it; and he shall burn thereon the fat of the peace offerings.
 
13: The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.
 
14: And this is the law of the meat offering: the sons of Aaron shall offer it before the LORD, before the altar.
 
15: And he shall take of it his handful, of the flour of the meat offering, and of the oil thereof, and all the frankincense which is upon the meat offering, and shall burn it upon the altar for a sweet savour, even the memorial of it, unto the LORD.
 
16: And the remainder thereof shall Aaron and his sons eat: with unleavened bread shall it be eaten in the holy place; in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation they shall eat it.
 
17: It shall not be baken with leaven. I have given it unto them for their portion of my offerings made by fire; it is most holy, as is the sin offering, and as the trespass offering.
 
18: All the males among the children of Aaron shall eat of it. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations concerning the offerings of the LORD made by fire: every one that toucheth them shall be holy.
 
19: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 
20: This is the offering of Aaron and of his sons, which they shall offer unto the LORD in the day when he is anointed; the tenth part of an ephah of fine flour for a meat offering perpetual, half of it in the morning, and half thereof at night.
 
21: In a pan it shall be made with oil; and when it is baken, thou shalt bring it in: and the baken pieces of the meat offering shalt thou offer for a sweet savour unto the LORD.
 
22: And the priest of his sons that is anointed in his stead shall offer it: it is a statute for ever unto the LORD, it shall be wholly burnt.
 
23: For every meat offering for the priest shall be wholly burnt: it shall not be eaten.
 
24: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 
25: Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying, This is the law of the sin offering: In the place where the burnt offering is killed shall the sin offering be killed before the LORD: it is most holy.
 
26: The priest that offereth it for sin shall eat it: in the holy place shall it be eaten, in the court of the tabernacle of the congregation.
 
27: Whatsoever shall touch the flesh thereof shall be holy: and when there is sprinkled of the blood thereof upon any garment, thou shalt wash that whereon it was sprinkled in the holy place.
 
28: But the earthen vessel wherein it is sodden shall be broken: and if it be sodden in a asen pot, it shall be both scoured, and rinsed in water.
 
29: All the males among the priests shall eat thereof: it is most holy.
 
30: And no sin offering, whereof any of the blood is brought into the tabernacle of the congregation to reconcile withal in the holy place, shall be eaten: it shall be burnt in the fire.

Leviticus Chapter Seven

1: Likewise this is the law of the trespass offering: it is most holy.
 
2: In the place where they kill the burnt offering shall they kill the trespass offering: and the blood thereof shall he sprinkle round about upon the altar.
 
3: And he shall offer of it all the fat thereof; the rump, and the fat that covereth the inwards,
 
4: And the two kidneys, and the fat that is on them, which is by the flanks, and the caul that is above the liver, with the kidneys, it shall he take away:
 
5: And the priest shall burn them upon the altar for an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a trespass offering.
 
6: Every male among the priests shall eat thereof: it shall be eaten in the holy place: it is most holy.
 
7: As the sin offering is, so is the trespass offering: there is one law for them: the priest that maketh atonement therewith shall have it.
 
8: And the priest that offereth any man’s burnt offering, even the priest shall have to himself the skin of the burnt offering which he hath offered.
 
9: And all the meat offering that is baken in the oven, and all that is dressed in the fryingpan, and in the pan, shall be the priest’s that offereth it.
 
10: And every meat offering, mingled with oil, and dry, shall all the sons of Aaron have, one as much as another.
 
11: And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which he shall offer unto the LORD.
 
12: If he offer it for a thanksgiving, then he shall offer with the sacrifice of thanksgiving unleavened cakes mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and cakes mingled with oil, of fine flour, fried.
 
13: Besides the cakes, he shall offer for his offering leavened bread with the sacrifice of thanksgiving of his peace offerings.
 
14: And of it he shall offer one out of the whole oblation for an heave offering unto the LORD, and it shall be the priest’s that sprinkleth the blood of the peace offerings.
 
15: And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning.
 
16: But if the sacrifice of his offering be a vow, or a voluntary offering, it shall be eaten the same day that he offereth his sacrifice: and on the morrow also the remainder of it shall be eaten:
 
17: But the remainder of the flesh of the sacrifice on the third day shall be burnt with fire.
 
18: And if any of the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings be eaten at all on the third day, it shall not be accepted, neither shall it be imputed unto him that offereth it: it shall be an abomination, and the soul that eateth of it shall bear his iniquity.
 
19: And the flesh that toucheth any unclean thing shall not be eaten; it shall be burnt with fire: and as for the flesh, all that be clean shall eat thereof.
 
20: But the soul that eateth of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, that pertain unto the LORD, having his uncleanness upon him, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
 
21: Moreover the soul that shall touch any unclean thing, as the uncleanness of man, or any unclean beast, or any abominable unclean thing, and eat of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings, which pertain unto the LORD, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
 
22: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 
23: Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.
 
24: And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use: but ye shall in no wise eat of it.
 
25: For whosoever eateth the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, even the soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his people.
 
26: Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings.
 
27: Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.
 
28: And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
 
29: Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, He that offereth the sacrifice of his peace offerings unto the LORD shall bring his oblation unto the LORD of the sacrifice of his peace offerings.
 
30: His own hands shall bring the offerings of the LORD made by fire, the fat with the breast, it shall he bring, that the breast may be waved for a wave offering before the LORD.
 
31: And the priest shall burn the fat upon the altar: but the breast shall be Aaron’s and his sons’.
 
32: And the right shoulder shall ye give unto the priest for an heave offering of the sacrifices of your peace offerings.
 
33: He among the sons of Aaron, that offereth the blood of the peace offerings, and the fat, shall have the right shoulder for his part.
 
34: For the wave breast and the heave shoulder have I taken of the children of Israel from off the sacrifices of their peace offerings, and have given them unto Aaron the priest and unto his sons by a statute for ever from among the children of Israel.
 
35: This is the portion of the anointing of Aaron, and of the anointing of his sons, out of the offerings of the LORD made by fire, in the day when he presented them to minister unto the LORD in the priest’s office;
 
36: Which the LORD commanded to be given them of the children of Israel, in the day that he anointed them, by a statute for ever throughout their generations.
 
37: This is the law of the burnt offering, of the meat offering, and of the sin offering, and of the trespass offering, and of the consecrations, and of the sacrifice of the peace offerings;
 
38: Which the LORD commanded Moses in mount Sinai, in the day that he commanded the children of Israel to offer their oblations unto the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai.

Psalm Thirty Three

1: Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.
 
2: Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.
 
3: Sing unto him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.
 
4: For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.
 
5: He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD.
 
6: By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.
 
7: He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.
 
8: Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
 
9: For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.
 
10: The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.
 
11: The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.
 
12: Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.
 
13: The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.
 
14: From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.
 
15: He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.
 
16: There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.
 
17: An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.
 
18: Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;
 
19: To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.
 
20: Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
 
21: For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.
 
22: Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

Proverbs Chapter Twenty Seven

1: Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
 
2: Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
 
3: A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.
 
4: Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
 
5: Open rebuke is better than secret love.
 
6: Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
 
7: The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
 
8: As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.
 
9: Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.
 
10: Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
 
11: My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
 
12: A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
 
13: Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
 
14: He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
 
15: A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
 
16: Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.
 
17: Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
 
18: Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
 
19: As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
 
20: Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
 
21: As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
 
22: Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
 
23: Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
 
24: For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
 
25: The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
 
26: The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
 
27: And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

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