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Proverbs 27 TMBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Boast not thyself of tomorrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. 1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. 2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.
3 A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. 3 Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both.
4 Wrath is cruel and anger is outraging, but who is able to stand before envy? 4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?
5 Open rebuke is better than secret love. 5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
6 Faithful are the wounds from a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. 6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
7 The full soul loathes a honeycomb, but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet. 7 He who is full loathes honey, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.
8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man who wandereth from his place. 8 Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.
9 Ointment and perfume make the heart rejoice; so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by counsel from the heart. 9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.
10 Thine own friend and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go to thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity; for better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off. 10 Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother's house when disaster strikes you-- better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
11 My son, be wise and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me. 11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.
12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, but the simple pass on and are punished. 12 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, but take a pledge from him for a strange woman. 13 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if he does it for a wayward woman.
14 He that, rising early in the morning, blesseth his friend with a loud voice: it shall be counted as a curse to him. 14 If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.
15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. 15 A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day;
16 Whosoever would hide her would hide the wind, and the ointment of his right hand which betrayeth itself. 16 restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.
17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof; so he that waiteth on his master shall be honored. 18 He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored.
19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man. 19 As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man.
20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. 20 Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are the eyes of man.
21 As the refining pot for silver and the furnace for gold, so is a man tried by praise. 21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but man is tested by the praise he receives.
22 Though thou shouldest grind a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him. 22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding him like grain with a pestle, you will not remove his folly from him.
23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds, 23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;
24 for riches are not for ever; and doth the crown endure to every generation? 24 for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.
25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass showeth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered; 25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in,
26 the lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats pay the price of the field; 26 the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field.
27 and thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food for thy household, and for the maintenance of thy maidens. 27 You will have plenty of goats' milk to feed you and your family and to nourish your servant girls.