oast not thyself of tomorrow; 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 provocation is
heavier than them both.
. .4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to
stand before jealousy?
. .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 home.
. .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; 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 suffer thereby.
. .13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a
pledge of him for an adulterous 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 dripping in a very rainy day and a contentious
woman are alike.
. .16 Whosoever restraineth her restraineth the wind, and
graspeth ointment in his
. .17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so one man sharpeneth another.
. .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 revealeth the face, so the heart of man revealeth
. .20 Death and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are
. .21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is
a man tried by 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
. .25 The hay is mown, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and
herbs of the mountains are gathered.
. .26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats provide the price of
. .27 And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the
food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy