9 Oil and perfume rejoice the heart, so [too] the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
10 Forsake not thine own friend, and thy father's friend. And go not to thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity. Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far off.
13 Take his garment who is surety for a stranger, and hold him in pledge [who is surety] for a strange woman.
14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be considered a curse to him.
18 He who keeps the fig tree shall eat the fruit of it, and he who regards his master shall be honored.
21 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, and a man is [tried] by his praise.
22 Though thou should pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
25 The hay is carried, and the tender grass shows itself, and the herbs of the mountains are gathered in.