9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; so does the sweetness of one's friend by advice from the heart.
10 Your own friend, and your father's friend, do not forsake them; nor go to your brother's house in the day of your trouble; better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.
12 A sensible one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.
13 Take his robe that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge from him for a strange woman.
14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
18 Whoever keeps the fig tree shall eat its fruit; so he who waits on his master shall be honored.
22 Though you should pound a fool in a bowl with a bar in the midst of wheat, his foolishness will not depart from him.