Proverbs 27 New American Standard Bible

27 1 Do not boast about tomorrow , For you do not know what a day may bring forth .

2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth ; A stranger , and not your own lips .

3 A stone is heavy and the sand weighty , But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them. 4 Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood , But who can stand before jealousy ?

5 Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed . 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend , But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy .

7 A sated man loathes honey , But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet .

8 Like a bird that wanders from her nest , So is a man who wanders from his home .

9 Oil and perfume make the heart glad , So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend . 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.

11 Be wise , my son , and make my heart glad , That I may reply e to him who reproaches me.

12 A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty .

13 Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger ; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge .

14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning , It will be reckoned a curse to him.

15 A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike ; 16 He who would restrain her restrains the wind , And grasps oil with his right hand .

17 Iron sharpens iron , So one man sharpens another e .

18 He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit , And he who cares for his master will be honored .

19 As in water face reflects face , So the heart of man reflects man .

20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied , Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied .

21 The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold , And each is tested by the praise accorded him.

22 Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain , Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

23 Know well the condition of your flocks , And pay attention to your herds ; 24 For riches are not forever , Nor does a crown endure to all generations . 25 When the grass disappears , the new growth is seen , And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in, 26 The lambs will be for your clothing , And the goats will bring the price of a field , 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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