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Today's Bible Reading :: Proverbs 27–29 (KJV)

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Proverbs 27

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:1 - Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:2 - Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:3 - A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:4 - Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:5 - Open rebuke is better than secret love.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:6 - Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:7 - The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:8 - As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:9 - Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:10 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:11 - My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:12 - A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:13 - Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:14 - He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:15 - A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:16 - Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:17 - Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:18 - Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:19 - As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:20 - Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:21 - As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:22 - Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:23 - Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:24 - For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:25 - The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:26 - The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:27 - And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

Proverbs 28

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:1 - The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:2 - For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:3 - A poor man that oppresseth the poor is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:4 - They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:5 - Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:6 - Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:7 - Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:8 - He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:9 - He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:10 - Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit: but the upright shall have good things in possession.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:11 - The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:12 - When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:13 - He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:14 - Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:15 - As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:16 - The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:17 - A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:18 - Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:19 - He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:20 - A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:21 - To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:22 - He that hasteth to be rich hath an evil eye, and considereth not that poverty shall come upon him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:23 - He that rebuketh a man afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:24 - Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:25 - He that is of a proud heart stirreth up strife: but he that putteth his trust in the LORD shall be made fat.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:26 - He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:27 - He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 28:28 - When the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Proverbs 29

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:1 - He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:2 - When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:3 - Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:4 - The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:5 - A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:6 - In the transgression of an evil man there is a snare: but the righteous doth sing and rejoice.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:7 - The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:8 - Scornful men bring a city into a snare: but wise men turn away wrath.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:9 - If a wise man contendeth with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:10 - The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:11 - A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keepeth it in till afterwards.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:12 - If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:13 - The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:14 - The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:15 - The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:16 - When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:17 - Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:18 - Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:19 - A servant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not answer.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:20 - Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:21 - He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:22 - An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:23 - A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:24 - Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:25 - The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:26 - Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 29:27 - An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
 
 
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