aFor thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
2 bLet another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth;
A stranger, and not thine own lips.
But a ccfool’s wrath is heavier than them both.
4 †Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous;
But who is able to stand before ||envy?
5 eOpen rebuke is better than secret love.
But to the hungry soul ievery bitter thing is sweet.
8 jAs a bird that wandereth from her nest,
So is a man that wandereth from his place.
9 kOintment and perfume rejoice the heart:
10 Thine own friend, and mthy father’s friend, forsake not;
Neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity:
For nbetter is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
12 sA prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself;
But tthe simple pass on, and are punished.
13 uTake his garment that is surety for a stranger,
And take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
It shall be counted a curse to him.
15 xA continual dropping in a very rainy day
And a contentious woman are alike.
And the ointment of his right hand, which ybewrayeth itself.
So a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
So he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
19 As in water aaface answereth to face,
So the heart of man to man.
21 fAs the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold;
Yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
And †look well to thy herds.
24 For †riches are not for ever:
And doth the crown endure †to every generation?
And mherbs of the mountains are gathered.
And the goats are the price of the field.
27 And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for pthy food,
For the food of thy household,
And for the †maintenance for thy maidens.
About King James Version
This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.