1The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but 2the simple go on and suffer for it.
3Take a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger, and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for an adulteress.
Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing.
4A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike;
to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in one's right hand.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
5Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who 6guards his master will be honored.
As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.
7Sheol and Abaddon are 8never satisfied, and 9never satisfied are the eyes of man.
10The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise.
11Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from him.