Proverbs 27:16-26 (Revised Standard Version)

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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. 23 Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds; 24 for riches do not last for ever; and does a crown endure to all generations? 25 When the grass is gone, and the new growth appears, and the herbage of the mountains is gathered, 26 the lambs will provide your clothing, and the goats the price of a field;
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