9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
10 Do not forsake thine own friend and thy father's friend, 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.
12 A prudent man foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are hurt by it.
13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger and take a pledge of him that is surety for a strange woman.
14 He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
18 Whosoever keeps the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof, so he that waits on his master shall be honoured.
21 As the fining pot tries the silver and the furnace the gold; so the man is tried by the mouth of whoever praises him.
22 Though thou should bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
25 The tender grass shows itself, and the hay appears, and the herbs of the mountains are reaped.