Proverbs 27:8-18 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 Like a bird that strays from its nest, is a man who strays from his home. 8 Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.
9 Oil and perfume make the heart glad, but the soul is torn by trouble. 9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.
10 Your friend, and your father's friend, do not forsake; 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 who is far away. 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 Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches 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 sees danger and hides himself; but the simple go on, and suffer for it. 12 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
13 Take a man's garment when he has given surety for a stranger, and hold him in pledge when he gives surety for foreigners. 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 who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing. 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 rainy day and a contentious woman are alike; 15 A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day;
16 to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in his right hand. 16 restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.
17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
18 He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored. 18 He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored.