21st Century King James Version
27 Boast not thyself of tomorrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
3 A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.
4 Wrath is cruel and anger is outraging, but who is able to stand before envy?
5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
6 Faithful are the wounds from a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
7 The full soul loathes a honeycomb, but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man who wandereth from his place.
9 Ointment and perfume make the heart rejoice; so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by counsel from the heart.
10 Thine own friend and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go to thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity; for better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.
11 My son, be wise and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth 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, but take a pledge from him for a strange woman.
14 He that, rising early in the morning, blesseth his friend with a loud voice: it shall be counted as a curse to him.
15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
16 Whosoever would hide her would hide the wind, and the ointment of his right hand which betrayeth itself.
17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof; so he that waiteth on his master shall be honored.
19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
21 As the refining pot for silver and the furnace for gold, so is a man tried by praise.
22 Though thou shouldest grind a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds,
24 for riches are not for ever; and doth the crown endure to every generation?
25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass showeth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered;
26 the lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats pay the price of the field;
27 and thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food for thy household, and for the maintenance of thy maidens.