Proverbs 27 for the 27th day of April, 2017

Day 27     Proverbs 27

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

27:5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

 

27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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: better is a neighbor who is near than a distant brother.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

27:19 As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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.