1Do not congratulate yourself about tomorrow, since you do not know what today wil bring forth. 2Let someone else sing your praises, but not your own mouth, a stranger, but not your own lips. 3Heavy is the stone, weighty is the sand; heavier than both -- a grudge borne by a fool. 4Cruel is wrath, overwhelming is anger; but jealousy, who can withstand that? 5Better open reproof than feigned love. 6Trustworthy are blows from a friend, deceitful are kisses from a foe. 7The gorged throat revolts at honey, the hungry throat finds al bitterness sweet. 8Like a bird that strays from its nest, so is anyone who strays away from home. 9Oil and perfume gladden the heart, and the sweetness of friendship rather than self-reliance. 10Do not give up your friend or your father's friend; when trouble comes, do not go off to your brother'shouse, better a near neighbour than a distant brother. 11Learn to be wise, my child, and gladden my heart, that I may have an answer for anyone who insultsme. 12The discreet sees danger and takes shelter, simpletons go ahead and pay the penalty. 13Take the man's clothes! He has gone surety for a stranger. Take a pledge from him, for personsunknown. 14Whoever at dawn loudly blesses his neighbour -- it will be reckoned to him as a curse. 15The dripping of a gutter on a rainy day and a quarrelsome woman are alike; 16whoever can restrain her, can restrain the wind, and take a firm hold on grease. 17Iron is sharpened by iron, one person is sharpened by contact with another. 18Whoever tends the fig tree eats its figs, whoever looks after his master wil be honoured. 19As water reflects face back to face, so one human heart reflects another. 20Sheol and Perdition are never satisfied, insatiable, too, are human eyes. 21A furnace for silver, a foundry for gold: a person is worth what his reputation is worth. 22Pound a fool in a mortar, among grain with a pestle, his fol y wil not leave him. 23Know your flocks' condition well, take good care of your herds; 24for riches do not last for ever, crowns do not hand themselves on from age to age. 25The grass once gone, the aftergrowth appearing, the hay gathered in from the mountains, 26you should have lambs to clothe you, goats to buy you a field, 27goat's milk sufficient to feed you, to feed your household and provide for your serving girls.
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