- Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day will bring forth.
- Let another 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 them both.
- Fury is cruel, and anger is outrageous;
but who is able to stand before jealousy?
- Open rebuke is better than hidden love.
- Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
but the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
- The full soul trampleth on 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.
- Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart;
and the sweetness of one's friend is [the fruit] of hearty counsel.
- Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not;
and go not into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
- Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me.
- A prudent [man] seeth the evil, [and] hideth himself;
the simple pass on, [and] are punished.
- Take his garment that is become surety [for] another, and hold him in pledge for a strange woman.
- He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be reckoned a curse to him.
- A continual dropping on a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike:
- whosoever will restrain her restraineth the wind, and his right hand encountereth oil.
- Iron is sharpened by iron;
so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
- Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof;
and he that guardeth his master shall be honoured.
- As [in] water face [answereth] to face, so the heart of man to man.
- Sheol and destruction are insatiable;
so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
- The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold;
so let a man be to the mouth that praiseth him.
- If thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his folly depart from him.
- Be well acquainted with the appearance of thy flocks;
look well to thy herds:
- for wealth is not for ever;
and doth the crown [endure] from generation to generation?
- The hay is removed, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered in.
- The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of a field;
- and there is goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and sustenance for thy maidens.