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Proverbs Chapter 27 (Index)

001  Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

002  Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

003  A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

004  Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

005  Open rebuke is better than secret love.

006  Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

007  The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

008  As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

009  Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

010  Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

011  My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

012  A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

013  Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

014  He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

015  A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

016  Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

017  Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

018  Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

019  As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

020  Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

021  As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

022  Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

023  Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

024  For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?

025  The hay appeareth, and the tender grass showeth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.

026  The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.

027  And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.