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Proverbs 27 :: Darby Translation (DBY)

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:2 - Let another 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 vexation is heavier than them both.

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

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:7 - The full soul trampleth on a 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; and the sweetness of one's friend is the fruit of hearty counsel.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:10 - Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; and go not into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:11 - Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:13 - Take his garment that is become surety for another, and hold him in pledge 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 reckoned a curse to him.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:16 - whosoever will restrain her restraineth the wind, and his right hand encountereth oil.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:17 - Iron is sharpened by 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; and he that guardeth 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 - Sheol and destruction are insatiable; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:21 - The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; so let a man be to the mouth that praiseth him.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:23 - Be well acquainted with the appearance of thy flocks; look well to thy herds:

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:24 - for wealth is not for ever; and doth the crown endure from generation to generation?

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

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:27 - and there is goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and sustenance for thy maidens.
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J. N. Darby translated the bible in 1890. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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