27 Do anot boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
2 bLet another man praise you, and not your own mouth;
A stranger, and not your own lips.
But a fool’s wrath is heavier than both of them.
But cwho is able to stand before jealousy?
5 dOpen rebuke is better
Than love carefully concealed.
But the kisses of an enemy are edeceitful.
7 A satisfied soul 1loathes the honeycomb,
But to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Is a man who wanders from his place.
And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by 2hearty counsel.
Nor go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity;
fBetter is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
gThat I may answer him who reproaches me.
The simple pass on and are hpunished.
And hold it in pledge when he is surety for a seductress.
It will be counted a curse to him.
15 A icontinual dripping on a very rainy day
And a contentious woman are alike;
16 Whoever 3restrains her restrains the wind,
And grasps oil with his right hand.
So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
So he who waits on his master will be honored.
So a man’s heart reveals the man.
So lthe eyes of man are never satisfied.
21 mThe refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold,
And a man is valued by what others say of him.
22 nThough you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,
Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
23 Be diligent to know the state of your oflocks,
And attend to your herds;
Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
25 pWhen the hay is removed, and the tender grass shows itself,
And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,
And the goats the price of a field;
For the food of your household,
And the nourishment of your maidservants.
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