Proverbs 27:11-21 NIV

11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart;1 then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.2

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12 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.3

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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.4

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14 If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.
15 A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping5 on a rainy day;

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16 restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.
17 As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
18 He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,6 and he who looks after his master will be honored.7

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19 As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man.
20 Death and Destructiona are never satisfied,8 and neither are the eyes of man.9

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    • a 27:20 - Hebrew "Sheol and Abaddon"
      21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,10 but man is tested by the praise he receives.

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