1: Don't boast about tomorrow; For you don't know what a day may bring forth. 2: Let another man praise you, And not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips. 3: A stone is heavy, And sand is a burden; But a fool's provocation is heavier than both. 4: Wrath is cruel, And anger is overwhelming; But who is able to stand before jealousy? 5: Better is open rebuke Than hidden love. 6: Faithful are the wounds of a friend; Although the kisses of an enemy are profuse. 7: A full soul loathes a honeycomb; But to a hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet. 8: As a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home. 9: Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; So does earnest counsel from a man's friend. 10: Don't forsake your friend and your father's friend. Don't go to your brother's house in the day of your disaster: Better is a neighbor who is near than a distant brother. 11: Be wise, my son, And bring joy to my heart, Then I can answer my tormentor. 12: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it: 13: Take his garment when he puts up collateral for a stranger; Hold it for a wayward woman! 14: He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be taken as a curse by him. 15: A continual dropping on a rainy day And a contentious wife are alike: 16: Restraining her is like restraining the wind, Or like grasping oil in his right hand. 17: Iron sharpens iron; So a man sharpens his friend's countenance. 18: Whoever tends the fig tree shall eat its fruit. He who looks after his master shall be honored. 19: As water reflects a face, So a man's heart reflects the man. 20: Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; And a man's eyes are never satisfied. 21: The crucible is for silver, And the furnace for gold; But man is refined by his praise. 22: Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, Yet his foolishness will not be removed from him. 23: Know well the state of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds: 24: For riches are not forever, Nor does even the crown endure to all generations. 25: The hay is removed, and the new growth appears, The grasses of the hills are gathered in. 26: The lambs are for your clothing, And the goats are the price of a field. 27: There will be plenty of goats' milk for your food, For your family's food, And for the nourishment of your servant girls.