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Proverbs 27


Warnings and Instructions

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