Proverbs 27 ESV

1 Do not boast about tomorrow, 1for you do not know what a day may bring.

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

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3 A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but 3a fool's provocation is heavier than both.

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4 Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before 4jealousy?

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5 5Better is open rebuke than hidden love.

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

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7 One who is full loathes 7honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.

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8 Like 8a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.

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9 9Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.a

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    • Æ 27:9 - Or and so does the sweetness of a friend that comes from his earnest counsel
      10 Do not forsake your friend and 10your father's friend, and do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity. 11Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.

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      11 12Be wise, 13my son, and 14make my heart glad, that I may 15answer him who reproaches me.

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      12 16The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but 17the simple go on and suffer for it.

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      13 18Take a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger, and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for an adulteress.b

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        • Ç 27:13 - Hebrew a foreign woman; a slight emendation yields (compare Vulgate; see also 20:16) foreigners
          14 Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing.
          15 19A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike;

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          16 to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to graspc oil in one's right hand.

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            • È 27:16 - Hebrew to meet with
              17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.d

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                • É 27:17 - Hebrew sharpens the face of another
                  18 20Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who 21guards his master will be honored.

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                  19 As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.
                  20 22Sheol and Abaddon are 23never satisfied, and 24never satisfied are the eyes of man.

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                  21 25The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise.

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                  22 26Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from him.

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                  23 27Know well the condition of your flocks, and 28give attention to your herds,

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                  24 for 29riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?

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                  25 30When the grass is gone and the new growth appears and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered,

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                  26 31the lambs will provide your clothing, and the goats the price of a field.

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                  27 32There will be enough goats' milk for your food, for the food of your household and maintenance for your girls.

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                    • 1212 27:27 - [See ver. 26 above]