1 a not thyself of to b; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
2 Let another man a 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 a is heavier than them both.
4 Wrath is a, and b is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
5 Open a is better than secret love.
6 Faithful are the a of a b; but the c of an enemy are d.
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 place.
9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.
10 Thine own a, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a b 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 are punished.
13 Take his a that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a b.
14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a a to him.
15 A a dropping in a very rainy day and a b woman are alike.
16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.
17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his a.
18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall a the fruit thereof: so he that b on his master shall be honoured.
19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
20 a and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never b.
21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
22 Though thou shouldest a 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 a, and look well to thy herds.
24 For a are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
27 And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.