10Or he who hears it will reproach you, And the evilreport about you will not apassaway.
Like apples of gold in settings of silver Is a 1wordspoken in bright circumstances.
Like can 2earring of gold and an 3ornament of 4finegold Is a wisereprover to a 5listeningear.
Like the cold of snow in the dtime of harvest Is a 6faithfulmessenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters.
Like 7clouds and 8windwithoutrain Is a man who boastseof his giftsfalsely.
By f9forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a softtonguebreaks the bone.
Have you 10foundhoney ? Eat only gwhat you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it.
Let your footrarely be in your neighbor'shouse, Or he will becomehweary of you and hate you.
Like a club and a 11sword and a sharp12arrow Is a man who bears13falsewitness against his neighbor.
Like a badtooth and ian unsteadyfoot Is confidence in a 14faithless man in time of trouble.
Like one who takesoff a garment on a coldday, or like vinegar on jsoda, Is he who singssongs to ka troubledheart.