27 1 Do not boast about tomorrow , For you do not know what a day may bring forth .
2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth ; A stranger , and not your own lips .
7 A sated man loathes honey , But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet .
8 Like a bird that wanders from her nest , So is a man who wanders from his home .
9 Oil and perfume make the heart glad , So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend . 10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father's friend , And do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity ; Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away.
11 Be wise , my son , and make my heart glad , That I may reply e to him who reproaches me.
12 A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty .
13 Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger ; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge .
14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning , It will be reckoned a curse to him.
17 Iron sharpens iron , So one man sharpens another e .
18 He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit , And he who cares for his master will be honored .
19 As in water face reflects face , So the heart of man reflects man .
20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied , Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied .
21 The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold , And each is tested by the praise accorded him.
22 Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain , Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
23 Know well the condition of your flocks , And pay attention to your herds ; 24 For riches are not forever , Nor does a crown endure to all generations . 25 When the grass disappears , the new growth is seen , And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in, 26 The lambs will be for your clothing , And the goats will bring the price of a field , 27 And there will be goats' milk enough for your food , For the food of your household , And sustenance for your maidens .