Proverbs, Chapter 27 - Insights on Life, Friendship, and Wisdom

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Proverbs 27:1
Don’t boast about tomorrow; for you don’t know what a day may bring.
Proverbs 27:2
Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
Proverbs 27:3
A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.
Proverbs 27:4
Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; but who is able to stand before jealousy?
Proverbs 27:5
Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Proverbs 27:6
The wounds of a friend are faithful, although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
Proverbs 27:7
A full soul loathes a honeycomb; but to a hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet.
Proverbs 27:8
As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man who wanders from his home.
Proverbs 27:9
Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; so does earnest counsel from a man’s friend.
Proverbs 27:10
Don’t forsake your friend and your father’s friend. Don’t go to your brother’s house in the day of your disaster. A neighbor who is near is better than a distant brother.
Proverbs 27:11
Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart, then I can answer my tormentor.
Proverbs 27:12
A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.
Proverbs 27:13
Take his garment when he puts up collateral for a stranger. Hold it for a wayward woman!
Proverbs 27:14
He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse by him.
Proverbs 27:15
A continual dropping on a rainy day and a contentious wife are alike:
Proverbs 27:16
Restraining her is like restraining the wind, or like grasping oil in his right hand.
Proverbs 27:17
Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend’s countenance.
Proverbs 27:18
Whoever tends the fig tree shall eat its fruit. He who looks after his master shall be honored.
Proverbs 27:19
Like water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.
Proverbs 27:20
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; and a man’s eyes are never satisfied.
Proverbs 27:21
The crucible is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but man is refined by his praise.
Proverbs 27:22
Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, yet his foolishness will not be removed from him.
Proverbs 27:23
Know well the state of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds,
Proverbs 27:24
For riches are not forever, nor does the crown endure to all generations.
Proverbs 27:25
The hay is removed, and the new growth appears, the grasses of the hills are gathered in.
Proverbs 27:26
The lambs are for your clothing, and the goats are the price of a field.
Proverbs 27:27
There will be plenty of goats’ milk for your food, for your family’s food, and for the nourishment of your servant girls.

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