Proverbs 271 Do not boast thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. 2 Let another praise thee, and not thine own mouth, a stranger, and not thine own lips. 3 Heavy is a stone, and weighty is sand,—but, the vexation of a fool, is heavier than both. 4 The cruelty of rage, and the overflow of anger! But who can stand before, jealousy? 5 Better is a rebuke that is open, than love carefully concealed. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but lavished are the kisses of an enemy. 7 The surfeited soul, trampleth upon droppings from the comb, but, to the hungry soul, every bitter thing, is sweet. 8 As a bird wandering from her nest, so, is a man wandering from his place. 9 Oil and perfume, rejoice the heart, the sweetness of one’s friend, more than fragrant wood. 10 Thine own friend and thy father’s friend, do not thou forsake; but, the house of thy brother, do not enter, in thy day of calamity, Better a neighbour near, than a brother far off. 11 Be wise, my son, and rejoice my heart, that I may answer him that reproacheth me in a matter. 12 A prudent man, seeth calamity—he hideth himself, the simple, pass on—they suffer. 13 Take a man’s garment when he hath become pledge for stranger, then, for a female unknown, accept him as surety. 14 He that blesseth his friend, with a loud voice, in the morning early, a reproach, shall it be reckoned to him. 15 A continuous dripping on a day of downpour, and a contentious wife, are alike: 16 He that hideth her, hideth the wind, and, perfume, his right hand may proclaim. 17 Let, iron, by iron, become sharp, and let, a man, sharpen the face of his friend. 18 He that guardeth the fig-tree, shall eat the fruit thereof, and, he that watcheth over his master, shall he honoured. 19 As in water, face [answereth] to face, so, the heart of man to man. 20 Hades and destruction, are not satisfied, and, the eyes of a man, are not satisfied. 21 Fining pot for silver, and crucible for gold, and, a man, [is to be tried] by what he praiseth. 22 Though thou pound a fool in a mortar, amidst grain, with a pestle, his folly, will not depart from him. 23 Note well, the appearance of thy flock, apply thy mind to thy herds; 24 For, not age-abiding, are riches, nor is the diadem, from generation to generation:— 25 The grass, is taken away, and the young shoot, showeth itself, and the herbage of the mountains, is gathered; 26 There are, lambs, for thy clothing, and, for the price of thy field, there are he-goats; 27 With, enough goats-milk, for thy food—for the food of thy household, and, a maintenance, for thy maidens.
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