Proverbs 27
New American Standard Bible 1995King James Bible
1Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.1Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
2Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.2Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine 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 the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
4Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?4Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
5Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.5Open rebuke is better than secret love.
6Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.6Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
7A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.7The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
8Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.8As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.
9Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.9Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty 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.10Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
11Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.11My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
12A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.12A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, 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 that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
14He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.14He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
15A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;15A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
16He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.16Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.
17Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.17Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
18He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who cares for his master will be honored.18Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
19As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.19As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
20Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.20Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
21The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him.21As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to 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 thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
23Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;23Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
24For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.24For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
25When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,25The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
26The lambs will be for your clothing, And the goats will bring the price of a field,26The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
27And there will be goats' milk enough for your food, For the food of your household, And sustenance for your maidens.27And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
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