Proverbs 27:12-22 CSB

12 The sensible see danger and take cover; the foolish keep going and are punished.a

References for Proverbs 27:12

      13 Take his garment,b for he has put up security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for foreigners.c d

      References for Proverbs 27:13

        • g 27:13 - A debtor's outer garment held as collateral; Dt 24:12-13; Am 2:8
        • h 27:13 - Lit a foreign woman
        • i 27:13 - Pr 6:1-5; 11:15; 20:16
          14 If one blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be counted as a curse to him.
          15 An endless dripping on a rainy day and a nagging wife are alike.e

          References for Proverbs 27:15

              16 The one who controls her controls the wind and grasps oil with his right hand.
              17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.f

              References for Proverbs 27:17

                • k 27:17 - Lit and a man sharpens his friend's face
                  18 Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever looks after his master will be honored.
                  19 As the water reflects the face, so the heart reflects the person.
                  20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied,g and people's eyes are never satisfied.

                  References for Proverbs 27:20

                    • l 27:20 - Pr 30:15-16; Hab 2:5
                      21 Silver is [tested] in a crucible, gold in a smelter, and a man, by the praise he receives.h i

                      References for Proverbs 27:21

                        • m 27:21 - Lit The crucible for silver and the smelter for gold, and a man for a mouth of praise.
                        • n 27:21 - Pr 16:2; 17:3
                          22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, you will not separate his foolishness from him.