Proverbs 27

Proverbs 27:1  
Do not make a noise about tomorrow, for you are not certain what a day's outcome may be.

Proverbs 27:2  
Let another man give you praise, and not your mouth; one who is strange to you, and not your lips.

Proverbs 27:3  
A stone has great weight, and sand is crushing; but the wrath of the foolish is of greater weight than these.

Proverbs 27:4  
Wrath is cruel, and angry feeling an overflowing stream; but who does not give way before envy?

Proverbs 27:5  
Better is open protest than love kept secret.

Proverbs 27:6  
The wounds of a friend are given in good faith, but the kisses of a hater are false.

Proverbs 27:7  
The full man has no use for honey, but to the man in need of food every bitter thing is sweet.

Proverbs 27:8  
Like a bird wandering from the place of her eggs is a man wandering from his station.

Proverbs 27:9  
Oil and perfume make glad the heart, and the wise suggestion of a friend is sweet to the soul.

Proverbs 27:10  
Do not give up your friend and your father's friend; and do not go into your brother's house in the day of your trouble: better is a neighbour who is near than a brother far off.

Proverbs 27:11  
My son, be wise and make my heart glad, so that I may give back an answer to him who puts me to shame.

Proverbs 27:12  
The sharp man sees the evil and takes cover: the simple go straight on and get into trouble.

Proverbs 27:13  
Take a man's clothing if he makes himself responsible for a strange man, and get an undertaking from him who gives his word for strange men.

Proverbs 27:14  
He who gives a blessing to his friend with a loud voice, getting up early in the morning, will have it put to his account as a curse.

Proverbs 27:15  
Like an unending dropping on a day of rain is a bitter-tongued woman.

Proverbs 27:16  
He who keeps secret the secret of his friend, will get himself a name for good faith.

Proverbs 27:17  
Iron makes iron sharp; so a man makes sharp his friend.

Proverbs 27:18  
Whoever keeps a fig-tree will have its fruit; and the servant waiting on his master will be honoured.

Proverbs 27:19  
Like face looking at face in water, so are the hearts of men to one another.

Proverbs 27:20  
The underworld and Abaddon are never full, and the eyes of man have never enough.

Proverbs 27:21  
The heating-pot is for silver and the oven-fire for gold, and a man is measured by what he is praised for.

Proverbs 27:22  
Even if a foolish man is crushed with a hammer in a vessel among crushed grain, still his foolish ways will not go from him.

Proverbs 27:23  
Take care to have knowledge about the condition of your flocks, looking well after your herds;

Proverbs 27:24  
For wealth is not for ever, and money does not go on for all generations.

Proverbs 27:25  
The grass comes up and the young grass is seen, and the mountain plants are got in.

Proverbs 27:26  
The lambs are for your clothing, and the he-goats make the value of a field:

Proverbs 27:27  
There will be goats' milk enough for your food, and for the support of your servant-girls.

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