27:1 Boast not thyself of to a morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
(a) Do not delay the time, but take the
opportunity when it is offered.
[is] cruel, and anger [is] outrageous; but who [is] able to stand before b
(b) For the envious are obstinate, and cannot be
27:6 Faithful [are] the wounds
of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] c
(c) They are flattering and seem friendly.
Thy own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy
brother's d house in the day of thy
calamity: [for] better [is] a neighbour [that is] near than a brother far off.
(d) Do not trust any worldly help in the day of
A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, [and] hideth himself; [but] the simple pass
on, [and] are punished.
(e) See Geneva
27:14 He that blesseth his
friend with a loud voice, rising f early
in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
(f) Hastily and without cause.
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a g man
sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
(g) One hasty man provokes another to anger.
27:19 As in water face [answereth]
to face, h so the heart of man to man.
(h) There is no difference between men by nature,
only the grace of God makes the difference.
27:21 [As] the refining pot
for silver, and the furnace for gold; so [is] a man to his i
(i) That is, he is either known to be ambitious
and glorious, or humble and modest.
The k lambs [are] for thy clothing, and
the goats [are] the price of the field.
(k) This declares the great goodness of God
towards man, and the diligence that he requires from him for the preservation
of his gifts.