1 Do not boast {about tomorrow}, for you do not know what the day will bring.
2 May another praise you and not your own mouth, a stranger and not your own lips.
3 Heavy [is] a stone and weighty [is] sand, but [the] provocation of a fool [is] heavier than both of them.
4 Cruel [is] wrath and overwhelming [is] anger, but who will stand before jealousy?
5 Better a rebuke that is open than a love that is hidden.
6 The wounds of a friend mean well, but the kisses of an enemy are profane.
7 An {appetite} that is sated spurns honey, but [to] an {appetite} that is ravenous, all bitterness [is] sweet.
8 Like a bird that strays from its nest, so is a man who strays from his place.
9 Perfume and incense will gladden a heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend [is] {personal advice}.
10 As for your friend and a friend of your father, do not forsake [them], and the house of your brother, do not enter on the day of your calamity. Better is a close neighbor than a distant brother.
11 Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad, and I will answer him who reproaches me [with] a word.
12 [When] the clever sees danger, he hides; the simple go on [and] suffer.
13 Take his garment, for he gives surety [to] a stranger, and to {an adulteress}--[so] take his pledge.
14 He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, a curse will be reckoned to him.
15 Dripping constantly on a day of heavy rain and a woman of contention are alike.
16 [In] restraining her, he restrains wind, and his right hand will grasp oil.
17 [As] iron sharpens iron, so {one man sharpens another}.
18 He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.
19 As the waters [reflect] {face to face}, so the heart of a person [reflects] the person.
20 Sheol and Abaddon will not be satisfied, and the eyes of a person will not be satisfied [either].
21 A crucible [is] for the silver, and a furnace for the gold, but a man [is tested by] the mouth of him who praises him.
22 If you crush a fool in the mortar with the pestle {along with} the crushed grain, it will not drive folly from upon him.
23 You will surely know the {condition} of your flock; your heart attends to the herds.
24 For riches [are] not forever, nor a crown for generation [after] generation.
25 When the grass is gone, then green growth will appear, and the herbs of the mountains will be gathered.
26 Lambs [will be] your clothing, and goats the price of the field.
27 And [there will be] enough goats' milk for your food, for [the] food of your household and [the] {nourishment} of your maidservants.