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25When the hay is mown, and the tender grass showeth itself,
And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in;
26The lambs will be for thy clothing,
And the goats the price for a field.
27And there will be goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household;
And maintenance for thy maidens.

28 The wicked flee when no man pursueth;
But the righteous are secure as a young lion.
2For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof;
But by a man of understanding and knowledge established order shall long continue.
3A poor man that oppresseth the weak
Is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.
4They that forsake the law praise the wicked;
But such as keep the law contend with them.
5Evil men understand not justice;
But they that seek the Lord understand all things.
6Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity,
Than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.
7A wise son observeth the teaching;
But he that is a companion of gluttonous men shameth his father.
8He that augmenteth his substance by interest and increase,
Gathereth it for him that is gracious to the poor.
9He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law,
Even his prayer is an abomination.
10Whoso causeth the upright to go astray in an evil way,
He shall fall himself into his own pit;
But the whole-hearted shall inherit good.
11The rich man is wise in his own eyes;
But the poor that hath understanding searcheth him through.
12When the righteous exult, there is great glory;
But when the wicked rise, men must be sought for.
13He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper;
But whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.
14Happy is the man that feareth alway;
But he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into evil.
15As a roaring lion, and a ravenous bear;
So is a wicked ruler over a poor people.
16The prince that lacketh understanding is also a great oppressor;
But he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.
17A man that is laden with the blood of any person