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Proverbs 27:12-22 (Revised Standard Version)

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12 A prudent man sees danger and hides himself; but the simple go on, 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. 14 He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing. 15 A continual dripping on a rainy day and a contentious woman are alike; 16 to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in his right hand. 17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. 18 He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored. 19 As in water face answers to face, so the mind of man reflects the man. 20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man. 21 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is judged by his praise. 22 Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from him.
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