Like a bird that strays from its nest1 is a man who strays from his home.
References for Proverbs 27:8
Perfume2 and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.
References for Proverbs 27:9
Do not forsake your friend and the friend of your father, and do not go to your brother's house when disaster3 strikes you-- better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
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Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart;4 then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.5
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The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.6
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Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if he does it for a wayward woman.7
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If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.
A quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping8 on a rainy day;
References for Proverbs 27:15
restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,9 and he who looks after his master will be honored.10
References for Proverbs 27:18