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.