Proverbs 27:5-14

A spoken reprimand is better
    than approval that’s never expressed.

The wounds from a lover are worth it;
    kisses from an enemy do you in.

When you’ve stuffed yourself, you refuse dessert;
    when you’re starved, you could eat a horse.

People who won’t settle down, wandering hither and yon,
    are like restless birds, flitting to and fro.

Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight,
    a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.

Don’t leave your friends or your parents’ friends
    and run home to your family when things get rough;
Better a nearby friend
    than a distant family.

Become wise, dear child, and make me happy;
    then nothing the world throws my way will upset me.

A prudent person sees trouble coming and ducks;
    a simpleton walks in blindly and is clobbered.

Hold tight to collateral on any loan to a stranger;
    be wary of accepting what a transient has pawned.

If you wake your friend in the early morning
    by shouting “Rise and shine!”
It will sound to him
    more like a curse than a blessing.

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