- Boast not thyself of tomorrow;
For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
- Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth;
A stranger, and not thine own lips.
- A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty;
But a fool’s vexation is heavier than they both.
- Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming;
But who is able to stand before jealousy?
- Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden.
- Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
But the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
- The full soul loatheth a honeycomb;
But to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
- As a bird that wandereth from her nest, So is a man that wandereth from his place.
- Oil and perfume rejoice the heart;
So doth the sweetness of a man’s friend [that cometh] of hearty counsel.
- Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not;
And go not to thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: Better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.
- My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, That I may answer him that reproacheth me.
- A prudent man seeth the evil, [and] hideth himself;
[But] the simple pass on, [and] suffer for it.
- Take his garment that is surety for a stranger;
And hold him in pledge [that is surety] for a foreign woman.
- He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It shall be counted a curse to him.
- A continual dropping in a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike:
- He that would restrain her restraineth the wind;
And his right hand encountereth oil.
- Iron sharpeneth iron;
So a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
- Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof;
And he that regardeth his master shall be honored.
- As in water face [answereth] to face, So the heart of man to man.
- Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied;
And the eyes of man are never satisfied.
- The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold;
And a man is [tried] by his praise.
- Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with bruised grain, Yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
- Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, [And] look well to thy herds:
- For riches are not for ever: And doth the crown endure unto all generations?
- The hay is carried, and the tender grass showeth itself, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in.
- The lambs are for thy clothing, And the goats are the price of the field;
- And [there will be] goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, And maintenance for thy maidens.