not thyself of tomorrow;
for thou knowest not what a day may
2 Let another man praise thee,
and not thine own mouth;
and not thine own lips.
3 A stone is heavy,
and the sand weighty;
but a fool's wrath is heavier than them
4 Wrath is cruel,
and anger is outrageous;
but who is able to stand before envy?
5 Open rebuke is better than secret
6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
but the kisses of an enemy are
7 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb;
but to the hungry soul every bitter
thing is sweet.
8 As a bird that wandereth from her
so is a man that wandereth from his
9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the
so doth the sweetness of a man's friend
by hearty counsel.
10 Thine own friend,
and thy father's friend, forsake not;
neither go into thy brother's house in
the day of thy calamity:
for better is a neighbour that is near
than a brother far off.
11 My son, be wise,
and make my heart glad,
that I may answer him that reproacheth
12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil,
and hideth himself;
but the simple pass on,
and are punished.
13 Take his garment that is surety for a
and take a pledge of him for a strange
14 He that blesseth his friend with a
rising early in the morning,
it shall be counted a curse to him.
15 A continual dropping in a very rainy
and a contentious woman are alike.
16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind,
and the ointment of his right hand,
which bewrayeth itself.
17 Iron sharpeneth iron;
so a man sharpeneth the countenance of
18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat
the fruit thereof:
so he that waiteth on his master shall
19 As in water face answereth to face,
so the heart of man to man.
20 Hell and destruction are never full;
so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
21 As the fining pot for silver,
and the furnace for gold;
so is a man to his praise.
22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in
a mortar among wheat with a pestle,
yet will not his foolishness depart from
23 Be thou diligent to know the state of
and look well to thy herds.
24 For riches are not for ever:
and doth the crown endure to every
25 The hay appeareth,
and the tender grass sheweth itself,
and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
26 The lambs are for thy clothing,
and the goats are the price of the
27 And thou shalt have goats' milk
enough for thy food,
for the food of thy household,
and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible,
King James Version of 1611