Proverbs 27
New American Standard Bible 1995New International Version
1Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.1Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.
2Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.2Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, 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.3Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.
4Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?4Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?
5Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.5Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
6Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.6Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
7A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.7One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.
8Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.8Like a bird that flees its nest is anyone who flees from home.
9Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.9Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.
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.10Do 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.
11Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.11Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.
12A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.12The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.
13Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.13Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.
14He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.14If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.
15A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;15A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;
16He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.16restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.
17Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.17As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
18He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who cares for his master will be honored.18The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored.
19As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.19As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart.
20Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.20Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes.
21The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him.21The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their 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, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them.
23Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;23Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;
24For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.24for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.
25When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,25When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in,
26The lambs will be for your clothing, And the goats will bring the price of a field,26the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with 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.27You will have plenty of goats' milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servants.
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