1 Do not boast {about tomorrow}, for you do not know what the day will bring.
References for Proverbs 27:1
    • a 27:1 - Literally "on the day of tomorrow"
      2 May another praise you and not your own mouth, a stranger and not your own lips.
      3 Heavy [is] a stone and weighty [is] sand, but [the] provocation of a fool [is] heavier than both of them.
      4 Cruel [is] wrath and overwhelming [is] anger, but who will stand before jealousy?
      5 Better a rebuke that is open than a love that is hidden.
      6 The wounds of a friend mean well, but the kisses of an enemy are profane.
      7 An {appetite} that is sated spurns honey, but [to] an {appetite} that is ravenous, all bitterness [is] sweet.
      References for Proverbs 27:7
        • b 27:7 - Literally "soul"
        • c 27:7 - Literally "soul"
          8 Like a bird that strays from its nest, so is a man who strays from his place.
          9 Perfume and incense will gladden a heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend [is] {personal advice}.
          References for Proverbs 27:9
            • d 27:9 - Literally "because of advice of a person"
              10 As for your friend and a friend of your father, do not forsake [them], and the house of your brother, do not enter on the day of your calamity. Better is a close neighbor than a distant brother.
              11 Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad, and I will answer him who reproaches me [with] a word.
              12 [When] the clever sees danger, he hides; the simple go on [and] suffer.
              13 Take his garment, for he gives surety [to] a stranger, and to {an adulteress}--[so] take his pledge.
              References for Proverbs 27:13
                • e 27:13 - Literally "a foreign woman"
                  14 He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, a curse will be reckoned to him.
                  15 Dripping constantly on a day of heavy rain and a woman of contention are alike.
                  References for Proverbs 27:15
                      16 [In] restraining her, he restrains wind, and his right hand will grasp oil.
                      References for Proverbs 27:16
                        • g 27:16 - Or "breath, or "spirit"
                        • h 27:16 - Or "fat"
                          17 [As] iron sharpens iron, so {one man sharpens another}.
                          References for Proverbs 27:17
                            • i 27:17 - Or "is united with"
                            • j 27:17 - Literally "a man sharpens [the] faces of his friend"
                              18 He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.
                              References for Proverbs 27:18
                                  19 As the waters [reflect] {face to face}, so the heart of a person [reflects] the person.
                                  References for Proverbs 27:19
                                    • l 27:19 - Literally "the faces to the faces"
                                      20 Sheol and Abaddon will not be satisfied, and the eyes of a person will not be satisfied [either].
                                      References for Proverbs 27:20
                                        • m 27:20 - A term for the place where the dead reside, i.e., the Underworld
                                        • n 27:20 - Poetic synonym for "Sheol." Only mentioned in the ot in relation to Sheol, the grave, or death.
                                          21 A crucible [is] for the silver, and a furnace for the gold, but a man [is tested by] the mouth of him who praises him.
                                          22 If you crush a fool in the mortar with the pestle {along with} the crushed grain, it will not drive folly from upon him.
                                          References for Proverbs 27:22
                                            • o 27:22 - Or "in the midst of"
                                              23 You will surely know the {condition} of your flock; your heart attends to the herds.
                                              References for Proverbs 27:23
                                                  24 For riches [are] not forever, nor a crown for generation [after] generation.
                                                  25 When the grass is gone, then green growth will appear, and the herbs of the mountains will be gathered.
                                                  26 Lambs [will be] your clothing, and goats the price of the field.
                                                  27 And [there will be] enough goats' milk for your food, for [the] food of your household and [the] {nourishment} of your maidservants.
                                                  References for Proverbs 27:27
                                                    • r 27:27 - Literally "life"