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Proverbs 27

NIRV 1 Don't brag about tomorrow. You don't know what a day will bring. NIV 1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. NIRV 2 Let another person praise you, and not your own mouth. Let someone else praise you, and not your own lips. NIV 2 Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips. NIRV 3 Stones are heavy. Sand weighs a lot. But letting a foolish person make you angry is a heavier load than both of them. NIV 3 Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both. NIRV 4 Anger is mean. Great anger overpowers you. But who can face jealousy? NIV 4 Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? NIRV 5 Being warned openly is better than being loved in secret. NIV 5 Better is open rebuke than hidden love. NIRV 6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted. But an enemy kisses you many times. NIV 6 Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. NIRV 7 When you are full, you even hate honey. When you are hungry, even what is bitter tastes sweet. NIV 7 One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet. NIRV 8 A man who wanders away from his home is like a bird that wanders from its nest. NIV 8 Like a bird that flees its nest is anyone who flees from home. NIRV 9 Perfume and incense bring joy to your heart. And a friend is sweeter when he gives you honest advice. NIV 9 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice. NIRV 10 Don't desert your friend or your father's friend. And don't go to your family when trouble strikes you. A neighbor nearby is better than a family member 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. NIRV 11 My child, be wise and bring joy to my heart. Then I can answer anyone who makes fun of me. NIV 11 Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt. NIRV 12 Wise people see danger and go to a safe place. But childish people keep on going and suffer for it. NIV 12 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. NIRV 13 Take the coat of one who puts up money for what a stranger owes. Hold it until you get paid back if he does it for a woman who commits adultery. 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. NIRV 14 Suppose you loudly bless your neighbor early in the morning. Then you might as well be calling down a curse on him. NIV 14 If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. NIRV 15 A nagging wife is like dripping that never stops on a rainy day. NIV 15 A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm; NIRV 16 Stopping her is like trying to stop the wind. It's like trying to grab oil with your hand. NIV 16 restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand. NIRV 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. NIV 17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. NIRV 18 A person who takes good care of a fig tree will eat its fruit. And a person who looks after 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. NIRV 19 When you look into water, you see a likeness of your face. When you look into your heart, you see what you are really like. NIV 19 As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. NIRV 20 Death and the Grave are never satisfied. A man's eyes are never satisfied either. NIV 20 Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes. NIRV 21 Fire tests silver. Heat tests gold. But a man is tested by the praise he receives. NIV 21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise. NIRV 22 You can grind a foolish person in a mill. You can grind him as you would grind grain with a tool. But you can't remove his foolishness 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. NIRV 23 Be sure you know how your flocks are doing. Pay careful attention to your herds. NIV 23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; NIRV 24 Riches don't last forever. And a crown is not secure for all time to come. NIV 24 for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations. NIRV 25 The hay is removed, and new growth appears. The grass from the hills is gathered in. NIV 25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in, NIRV 26 Then your lambs will provide you with clothes. And the money from selling your goats will buy you a field. NIV 26 the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field. NIRV 27 You will have plenty of goats' milk. It will feed you and your family. It will also feed your female servants. NIV 27 You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servants.

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