Proverbs 27:23-27

23 Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds;
24 for riches do not last forever, nor a crown for all generations.
25 When the grass is gone, and 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;
27 there will be enough goats' milk for your food, for the food of your household and nourishment for your servant-girls.

Proverbs 27:23-27 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO 1 KINGS 14

This chapter relates the sickness of Jeroboam's son, the application of his wife, at his instance, to the prophet Ahijah, in the child's favour, 1Ki 14:1-6, the prophecy of the prophet concerning the ruin of Jeroboam's house, and the death of the child, which came to pass, 1Ki 14:7-18, an account of the years of Jeroboam's reign, and also of Rehoboam's, 1Ki 14:19-21, and of the evil things done and suffered by the latter in his kingdom, and the calamities that came upon him for it, 1Ki 14:22-28 and the conclusion of his reign, 1Ki 14:29-31.

Proverbs 27:23-27 In-Context

21 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, so a person is tested by being praised.
22 Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, but the folly will not be driven out.
23 Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds;
24 for riches do not last forever, nor a crown for all generations.
25 When the grass is gone, and 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;
27 there will be enough goats' milk for your food, for the food of your household and nourishment for your servant-girls.