NSB(i) 1 Do not brag about tomorrow for you do not know what a day may bring. 2 Let another man praise you and not your own mouth, a stranger, and not your own lips. 3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's anger is heavier than them both. 4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? 5 Open rebuke is better than secret love. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. 7 The full person dislikes the honeycomb, but to the hungry every bitter thing is sweet. 8 As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man who wanders from his place. 9 As oil and perfume delight the heart so the sweetness of a man's friend delights his heart. 10 Do not forget your friends or your father's friends. If you are in trouble, do not ask a relative for help. A nearby neighbor can help you more than relatives who are far away. 11 Be wise, my son, and make my heart happy and I will have an answer for anyone who criticizes (taunts) (torments) me. 12 A prudent man anticipates evil and hides; but the simple pass on, and are punished. 13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take him as pledge as surety for a fornicator. 14 He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him. 15 Continual dripping on a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. 16 Trying to stop her is like trying to stop the wind, or holding something with greased hands. 17 Just as iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another. 18 When you keep a fig tree you eat the fruit. He who waits on his master will be honored. 19 As in water face reflects face, the heart of man is reveals the man. 20 The grave and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. 21 The refining pot is for silver. The furnace is for gold. A man is valued by what others say about him. 22 Though you grind a fool in mortar his foolishness will not depart from him. 23 Be diligent to know the state of your flocks and attend to your herds. 24 Riches are not forever: and a crown does not endure for every generation. 25 The hay appears and the tender grass shows itself. Herbs of the mountains are gathered. 26 The lambs are for your clothing, and the goats bring the price of the field. 27 You will have enough goats' milk for your food, for the food of your household, and for the maintenance for your maidservants.