“If thou wouldst get a friend, proue him first, and be not hasty to credit him.”
King James Version (KJV)
4. A wicked soule shall destroy him that hath it, and shall make him to be laughed to scorne of his enemies. 5. Sweet language will multiply friends: and a faire speaking tongue will increase kinde greetings. 6. Be in peace with many: neuerthelesse haue but one counseller of a thousand. 7. If thou wouldst get a friend, proue him first, and be not hasty to credit him. 8. For some man is a friend for his owne occasion, and will not abide in the day of thy trouble. 9. And there is a friend, who being turned to enmitie, and strife, will discouer thy reproch. 10. Againe some friend is a companion at the table, and will not continue in the day of thy affliction.