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Proverbs 27

ESV 1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. NIV 1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. ESV 2 Let another praise you, and 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. ESV 3 A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both. NIV 3 Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. ESV 4 Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? NIV 4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? ESV 5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. NIV 5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. ESV 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy. NIV 6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. ESV 7 One who is full loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet. NIV 7 One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet. ESV 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. ESV 9 Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel. NIV 9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice. ESV 10 Do not forsake your friend and your father's friend, and do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is 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. ESV 11 Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches me. NIV 11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt. ESV 12 The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it. NIV 12 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. ESV 13 Take a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger, and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for an adulteress. 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. ESV 14 Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing. NIV 14 If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. ESV 15 A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike; NIV 15 A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm; ESV 16 to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in one's right hand. NIV 16 restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand. ESV 17 Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. NIV 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. ESV 18 Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards 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. ESV 19 As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man. NIV 19 As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. ESV 20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man. NIV 20 Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes. ESV 21 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise. NIV 21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise. ESV 22 Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from 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. ESV 23 Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds, NIV 23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; ESV 24 for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations? NIV 24 for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations. ESV 25 When the grass is gone and the new growth appears and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered, NIV 25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in, ESV 26 the lambs will provide your clothing, and the goats the price of a field. NIV 26 the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field. ESV 27 There will be enough goats' milk for your food, for the food of your household and maintenance for your girls. NIV 27 You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servants.

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