Like a bird that strays from its nest, is a man who strays from his home.
Oil and perfume make the heart glad, but the soul is torn by trouble.
Your friend, and your father's friend, do not forsake; and do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.
Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches me.
A prudent man sees danger and hides himself; but the simple go on, and suffer for it.
Take a man's garment when he has given surety for a stranger, and hold him in pledge when he gives surety for foreigners.
He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing.
A continual dripping on a rainy day and a contentious woman are alike;
to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in his right hand.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)