1Take 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.
2A 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.
3Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who 4guards his master will be honored.
As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.
5Sheol and Abaddon are 6never satisfied, and 7never satisfied are the eyes of man.
8The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise.
9Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from him.
10Know well the condition of your flocks, and 11give attention to your herds,