1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
2 Let another man prayse thee, and not thine owne mouth: a stranger, and not thine owne lips.
3 A stone is heauie, and the sand weightie: but a fooles wrath is heauier then them both.
4 Wrath [is] cruel, and anger [is] outrageous; but who [is] able to stand before envy?
5 Open rebuke is better then secret loue.
6 Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful.
7 The person that is full, despiseth an hony combe: but vnto the hungry soule euery bitter thing is sweete.
8 As a bird that wandreth from her nest, so is a man that wandreth from his owne place.
9 As oyntment and perfume reioyce the heart, so doeth the sweetenes of a mans friend by hearty counsell.
10 Thy 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 sonne, be wise, and reioyce mine heart, that I may answere him that reprocheth me.
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 stranger, and a pledge of him for the stranger.
14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
15 A continual dropping in the day of raine, and a contentious woman are alike.
16 He that hideth her, hideth the winde, & she is as ye oyle in his right hand, that vttereth it selfe.
17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
18 He that keepeth the fig tree, shall eate the fruite thereof: so he that waiteth vpon his master, shall come to honour.
19 As in water face [answereth] to face, so the heart of man to man.
20 The graue and destruction can neuer be full, so the eyes of man can neuer be satisfied.
21 [As] the refining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so [is] a man to his praise.
22 Though thou shouldest bray a foole in a morter among wheate brayed with a pestell, yet will not his foolishnes depart from him.
23 Be diligent to know ye state of thy flocke, and take heede to the heardes.
24 For riches remaine not alway, nor the crowne from generation to generation.
25 The hey discouereth it selfe, and the grasse appeareth, and the herbes of the mountaines are gathered.
26 The lambs [are] for thy clothing, and the goats [are] the price of the field.
27 And let the milke of the goates be sufficient for thy foode, for the foode of thy familie, and for the sustenance of thy maydes.