Proverbs 27
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1Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.1Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
2Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.2Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
3A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.3A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.
4Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?4Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?
5Better is open rebuke than hidden love.5Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.
6Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.6Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
7One who is full loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.7A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.
8Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.8Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.
9Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.9Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.
10Do 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.10Do not forsake your own friend or 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 far away.
11Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches me.11Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.
12The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.12A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.
13Take 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.13Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.
14Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing.14He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.
15A continual dripping on a rainy day and a quarrelsome wife are alike;15A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;
16to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in one’s right hand.16He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.
17Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.17Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
18Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.18He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who cares for his master will be honored.
19As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.19As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.
20Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man.20Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.
21The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise.21The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him.
22Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from him.22Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
23Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds,23Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;
24for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?24For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
25When the grass is gone and the new growth appears and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered,25When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,
26the lambs will provide your clothing, and the goats the price of a field.26The lambs will be for your clothing, And the goats will bring the price of a field,
27There will be enough goats’ milk for your food, for the food of your household and maintenance for your girls.27And there will be goats' milk enough for your food, For the food of your household, And sustenance for your maidens.
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Proverbs 26
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