27 Do not boast of tomorrow,
because you do not know what a day will give birth to.
2 Let a stranger praise you and not your own mouth,
an alien and not your own lips.
4 Ill temper is ruthless and anger is unsparing,
but who stands his ground before jealousy?
6 There is more trust to be put in bruises from one who loves than in effusive kisses from one who hates.
but to a hungry appetite everything bitter is sweet.
8 Like a bird strayed from its nest,
such is a man strayed from his place.
10 Do not leave your friend and your father’s friend,
and do not go into your brother’s house on your day of calamity;
a neighbor close by is better than a brother far away.
11 Be wise, son, and gladden my heart,
so that I may give an answer to the one who taunts me.
12 A sagacious man, seeing an evil, gets under cover;
simpletons, going ahead, pay the penalty.
14 To the one who blesses his friend with a loud voice the first thing in the morning
it counts for a curse.
15 A dribbling leak in the roof in an all-day rain
and a wrangling woman are the same sort of thing.
18 One who takes care of a fig-tree will eat its fruit,
and one who looks after his master will be honored.
and neither do man’s eyes.
22 If you pound up a blockhead with a pestle
among the pemmican in a mortar
his stupidity will not come off.
25 When grass is taken off and green stuff is showing
and mountain growths are brought in,