Chapter 27

PRO.27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
PRO.27:2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
PRO.27:3 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, But a fool’s wrath is heavier than both of them.
PRO.27:4 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, But who is able to stand before jealousy?
PRO.27:5 Open rebuke is better Than love carefully concealed.
PRO.27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
PRO.27:7 A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, But to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
PRO.27:8 Like a bird that wanders from its nest Is a man who wanders from his place.
PRO.27:9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart, And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by hearty counsel.
PRO.27:10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend, Nor go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
PRO.27:11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, That I may answer him who reproaches me.
PRO.27:12 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; The simple pass on and are punished.
PRO.27:13 Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger, And hold it in pledge when he is surety for a seductress.
PRO.27:14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It will be counted a curse to him.
PRO.27:15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike;
PRO.27:16 Whoever restrains her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.
PRO.27:17 As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
PRO.27:18 Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit; So he who waits on his master will be honored.
PRO.27:19 As in water face reflects face, So a man’s heart reveals the man.
PRO.27:20 Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied.
PRO.27:21 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, And a man is valued by what others say of him.
PRO.27:22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
PRO.27:23 Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, And attend to your herds;
PRO.27:24 For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
PRO.27:25 When the hay is removed, and the tender grass shows itself, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,
PRO.27:26 The lambs will provide your clothing, And the goats the price of a field;
PRO.27:27 You shall have enough goats’ milk for your food, For the food of your household, And the nourishment of your maidservants.

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