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Proverbs 27

Proverbs 27:1  
Don’t boast about tomorrow; for you don’t know what a day may bring.

Proverbs 27:2  
Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.

Proverbs 27:3  
A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.

Proverbs 27:4  
Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; but who is able to stand before jealousy?

Proverbs 27:5  
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

Proverbs 27:6  
The wounds of a friend are faithful, although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.

Proverbs 27:7  
A full soul loathes a honeycomb; but to a hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet.

Proverbs 27:8  
As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man who wanders from his home.

Proverbs 27:9  
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; so does earnest counsel from a man’s friend.

Proverbs 27:10  
Don’t forsake your friend and your father’s friend. Don’t go to your brother’s house in the day of your disaster. A neighbor who is near is better than a distant brother.

Proverbs 27:11  
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, then I can answer my tormentor.

Proverbs 27:12  
A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Proverbs 27:13  
Take his garment when he puts up collateral for a stranger. Hold it for a wayward woman!

Proverbs 27:14
He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse by him.

Proverbs 27:15  
A continual dropping on a rainy day and a contentious wife are alike:

Proverbs 27:16
restraining her is like restraining the wind, or like grasping oil in his right hand.

Proverbs 27:17  
Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend’s countenance.

Proverbs 27:18  
Whoever tends the fig tree shall eat its fruit. He who looks after his master shall be honored.

Proverbs 27:19
Like water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.

Proverbs 27:20  
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; and a man’s eyes are never satisfied.

Proverbs 27:21  
The crucible is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but man is refined by his praise.

Proverbs 27:22  
Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, yet his foolishness will not be removed from him.

Proverbs 27:23  
Know well the state of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds,

Proverbs 27:24  
for riches are not forever, nor does the crown endure to all generations.

Proverbs 27:25  
The hay is removed, and the new growth appears, the grasses of the hills are gathered in.

Proverbs 27:26  
The lambs are for your clothing, and the goats are the price of a field.

Proverbs 27:27  
There will be plenty of goats’ milk for your food, for your family’s food, and for the nourishment of your servant girls.


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