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Proverbs 27

NLT 1 Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring. NIV 1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. NLT 2 Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth— a stranger, not your own lips. NIV 2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips. NLT 3 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but the resentment caused by a fool is even heavier. NIV 3 Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both. NLT 4 Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous. NIV 4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? NLT 5 An open rebuke is better than hidden love! NIV 5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. NLT 6 Wounds from a sincere friend are better than many kisses from an enemy. NIV 6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. NLT 7 A person who is full refuses honey, but even bitter food tastes sweet to the hungry. NIV 7 He who is full loathes honey, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet. NLT 8 A person who strays from home is like a bird that strays from its nest. NIV 8 Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home. NLT 9 The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense. NIV 9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel. NLT 10 Never abandon a friend— either yours or your father’s. When disaster strikes, you won’t have to ask your brother for assistance. It’s better to go to a neighbor than to a brother who lives far away. NIV 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. NLT 11 Be wise, my child, and make my heart glad. Then I will be able to answer my critics. NIV 11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt. NLT 12 A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. NIV 12 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. NLT 13 Get security from someone who guarantees a stranger’s debt. Get a deposit if he does it for foreigners. NIV 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. NLT 14 A loud and cheerful greeting early in the morning will be taken as a curse! NIV 14 If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. NLT 15 A quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping on a rainy day. NIV 15 A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping on a rainy day; NLT 16 Stopping her complaints is like trying to stop the wind or trying to hold something with greased hands. NIV 16 restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand. NLT 17 As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. NIV 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. NLT 18 As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, so workers who protect their employer’s interests will be rewarded. NIV 18 He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored. NLT 19 As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person. NIV 19 As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man. NLT 20 Just as Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so human desire is never satisfied. NIV 20 Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are the eyes of man. NLT 21 Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised. NIV 21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but man is tested by the praise he receives. NLT 22 You cannot separate fools from their foolishness, even though you grind them like grain with mortar and pestle. NIV 22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding him like grain with a pestle, you will not remove his folly from him. NLT 23 Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds, NIV 23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; NLT 24 for riches don’t last forever, and the crown might not be passed to the next generation. NIV 24 for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations. NLT 25 After the hay is harvested and the new crop appears and the mountain grasses are gathered in, NIV 25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in, NLT 26 your sheep will provide wool for clothing, and your goats will provide the price of a field. NIV 26 the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field. NLT 27 And you will have enough goats’ milk for yourself, your family, and your servant girls. NIV 27 You will have plenty of goats' milk to feed you and your family and to nourish your servant girls.