Proverbs 27 NAS

Warnings and Instructions

1 1Do not boast about tomorrow, For you 2do not know what a day may bring forth.

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2 Let 3another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.

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3 A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.
4 Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But 4who can stand before jealousy?

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5 Better is 5open rebuke Than love that is concealed.

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6 Faithful are the 6wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the 7kisses of an enemy.

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    • a 27:6 - Or "excessive"
      7 A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.

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        • b 27:7 - Lit "soul"
        • c 27:7 - Lit "tramples on"
        • d 27:7 - Lit "soul"
          8 Like a 8bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who 9wanders from his home.

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          9 10Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.

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            • f 27:9 - Lit "soul's"
              10 Do not forsake your own 11friend or 12your father's friend, And do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away.

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              11 13Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may 14reply * to him who reproaches me.

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              12 A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.

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                  13 15Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.

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                    • h 27:13 - Lit "strange"
                      14 16He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.

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                      15 A 17constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;

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                      16 He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.

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                        • i 27:16 - Lit "hide(s)"
                        • j 27:16 - Lit "hide(s)"
                        • k 27:16 - Lit "encounters"
                          18 He who tends the 18fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who 19cares for his master will be honored.

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                          19 As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.
                          20 20Sheol and Abaddon are 21never satisfied, Nor are the 22eyes of man ever satisfied.

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                            • l 27:20 - I.e. The nether world
                            • m 27:20 - I.e. the place of destruction
                              21 The 23crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each 24is tested by the praise accorded him.

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                              22 Though you 25pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

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                              23 26Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;

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                              24 For riches are not forever, Nor does a 27crown endure to all generations.

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                              25 When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen, And the herbs of the mountains are 28gathered in,

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                              26 The lambs will be for your clothing, And the goats will bring the price of a field,
                              27 And there will be goats' milk enough for your food, For the food of your household, And sustenance for your maidens.