1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own
3 A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is overflowing; but who is able to stand before jealousy?
5 Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed.
6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
7 The full soul tramples a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is
8 As a bird that wanders from its nest, so is a man who wanders from his place.
9 Ointment and perfume make the heart glad; so does the sweetness of advice from the
soul of one's friend.
10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father's friend, nor go to your brother's house
in the day of your calamity; better is a neighbor that is near than a brother afar off.
11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, so that I may have a word to answer him
who reproaches me.
12 A prudent person foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are
13 Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger, and hold him in pledge for a
14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be
counted a curse to him.
15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
16 Whoever hides her hides the wind, and the ointment of his right hand calls out.
17 As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
18 Whoever keeps the fig tree shall eat its fruit; so he who waits on his master shall be
19 As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects man.
20 Sheol and Abaddon are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
21 As the refining pot for silver and the furnace for gold, so is the mouth for a man's
22 Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with the grain, his
foolishness will not depart from him.
23 Know and recognize the face of your flocks; set your heart on your herds.
24 For riches are not forever; nor the crown from generation to generation.
25 When the hay is removed, and the tender grass is visible, and mountain herbs are
26 the lambs are for your clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
27 And you shall have enough goats' milk for your food, for the food of your household,
and the sustenance of your maidens.