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PROVERBS ยท Chapter 27

27:1 Boast not yourself of tomorrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth.
27:2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
27:3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
27:7 The full soul loathes an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
27:8 As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man that wanders from his place.
27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
27:10 your own friend, and your father's friend, forsake not; neither go into your brother's house in the day of your calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
27:11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproaches me.
27:12 A prudent man forsees the evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
27:13 Take his garment that is guarantor for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
27:14 He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
27:15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
27:16 Whosoever hides her hides the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which betrayed itself.
27:17 Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
27:18 Whoso keeps the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waits on his master shall be honoured.
27:19 As in water face answers to face, so the heart of man to man.
27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
27:21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
27:22 Though you should bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
27:23 Be you diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds.
27:24 For riches are not for ever: and does the crown endure to every generation?
27:25 The hay appears, and the tender grass shows itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
27:26 The lambs are for your clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
27:27 And you shall have goats' milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and for the maintenance for your maidens.

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