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Proverbs 27

CJB 1 Don't boast about tomorrow, for you don't know what the day may bring. NIV 1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. CJB 2 Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth, a stranger and not your own lips. NIV 2 Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips. CJB 3 Stone is heavy and sand a dead weight, but a fool's provocation outweighs them both. NIV 3 Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. CJB 4 Fury is cruel and anger overwhelming, but who can stand up to jealousy? NIV 4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? CJB 5 Better open rebuke than hidden love. NIV 5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. CJB 6 Wounds from a friend are received as well-meant, but an enemy's kisses are insincere. NIV 6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. CJB 7 A person who is full loathes a honeycomb; but to the hungry, any bitter thing is sweet. NIV 7 One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet. CJB 8 Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home. NIV 8 Like a bird that flees its nest is anyone who flees from home. CJB 9 Perfume and incense make the heart glad, [also] friendship sweet with advice from the heart. NIV 9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice. CJB 10 Don't abandon a friend who is also a friend of your father. Don't enter your brother's house on the day of your calamity -better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away. NIV 10 Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you— better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away. CJB 11 My son, become wise, and gladden my heart, so that I can answer my critics. NIV 11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt. CJB 12 The clever see trouble coming and hide; the thoughtless go on and pay the penalty. NIV 12 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. CJB 13 Seize his clothes because he guaranteed a stranger's loan; take them as security for that unknown woman. NIV 13 Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider. CJB 14 Whoever greets his neighbor in a loud voice at dawn might just as well have cursed him. NIV 14 If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. CJB 15 A leak that keeps dripping on a rainy day and the nagging of a wife are the same - NIV 15 A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm; CJB 16 whoever can restrain her can restrain the wind or keep perfume on his hand from making itself known. NIV 16 restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand. CJB 17 Just as iron sharpens iron, a person sharpens the character of his friend. NIV 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. CJB 18 Whoever tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who is attentive to his master will be honored. NIV 18 The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored. CJB 19 Just as water reflects the face, so one human heart reflects another. NIV 19 As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. CJB 20 Sh'ol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and human eyes are never satisfied. NIV 20 Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes. CJB 21 The crucible [tests] silver, and the furnace [tests] gold, but a person [is tested] by [his reaction to] praise. NIV 21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise. CJB 22 You can crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle, along with the grain being crushed; yet his foolishness will not leave him. NIV 22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them. CJB 23 Take care to know the condition of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds. NIV 23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; CJB 24 For wealth doesn't last forever, neither does a crown through all generations. NIV 24 for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations. CJB 25 When the hay has been mown, and the new grass appears, and the mountain greens have been gathered; NIV 25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in, CJB 26 the lambs will provide your clothing, the goats will sell for enough to buy a field, NIV 26 the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field. CJB 27 and there will be enough goat's milk to [buy] food for you and your household and maintenance for your servant-girls. NIV 27 You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servants.

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