Proverbs 27
New American Standard Bible 1995Christian Standard Bible
1Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.1Don't boast about tomorrow, for you don't know what a day might bring.
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 the sand weighty, But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.3A stone is heavy and sand, a burden, but aggravation from a fool outweighs them both.
4Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?4Fury is cruel, and anger a flood, but who can withstand jealousy?
5Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.5Better an open reprimand than concealed love.
6Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.6The wounds of a friend are trustworthy, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.
7A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.7A person who is full tramples on a honeycomb, but to a hungry person, any bitter thing is sweet.
8Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.8Anyone wandering from his home is like a bird wandering from its nest.
9Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.9Oil and incense bring joy to the heart, and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.
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.10Don't abandon your friend or your father's friend, and don't go to your brother's house in your time of calamity; better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
11Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.11Be wise, my son, and bring my heart joy, so that I can answer anyone who taunts me.
12A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.12A sensible person sees danger and takes cover; the inexperienced keep going and are punished.
13Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.13Take his garment, for he has put up security for a stranger; get collateral if it is for foreigners.
14He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.14If one blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be counted as a curse to him.
15A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;15An endless dripping on a rainy day and a nagging wife are alike;
16He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.16the one who controls her controls the wind and grasps oil with his right hand.
17Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.17Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens another.
18He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who cares for his master will be honored.18Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever looks after his master will be honored.
19As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.19As water reflects the face, so the heart reflects the person.
20Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.20Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and people's eyes are never satisfied.
21The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him.21A crucible refines silver, a smelter refines gold, and a person refines his praise.
22Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.22Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, you will not separate his foolishness from him.
23Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;23Know well the condition of your flock, and pay attention to your herds,
24For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.24for wealth is not forever; not even a crown lasts for all time.
25When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,25When hay is removed and new growth appears and the grain from the hills is gathered in,
26The lambs will be for your clothing, And the goats will bring the price of a field,26lambs will provide your clothing, and goats, the price of a field;
27And there will be goats' milk enough for your food, For the food of your household, And sustenance for your maidens.27there will be enough goat's milk for your food--food for your household and nourishment for your female servants.
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Proverbs 26
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