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Proverbs 27 :: Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

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Don’t boast about tomorrow,

for you don’t know what a day might bring.

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Let another praise you, and not your own mouth —

a stranger, and not your own lips.

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A stone is heavy and sand, a burden,

but aggravation from a fool outweighs them both.

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Fury is cruel, and anger a flood,

but who can withstand jealousy?

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Better an open reprimand

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The wounds of a friend are trustworthy,

but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.

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A person who is full tramples on a honeycomb,

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A man wandering from his home

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Oil and incense bring joy to the heart,

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Don’t abandon your friend or your father’s friend,

and don’t go to your brother’s house

in your time of calamity;

better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.

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Be wise, my son, and bring my heart joy,

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A sensible person sees danger and takes cover;

the inexperienced keep going and are punished.

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Take his garment,[fn]

for he has put up security for a stranger;

get collateral if it is for foreigners.[fn]

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If one blesses his neighbor

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it will be counted as a curse to him.

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An endless dripping on a rainy day

and a nagging wife are alike.

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The one who controls her controls the wind

and grasps oil with his right hand.

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Iron sharpens iron,

and one man sharpens another.[fn]

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Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,

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As water reflects the face,

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Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied,

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A crucible for silver, and a smelter for gold,

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Though you grind a fool

in a mortar with a pestle along with grain,

you will not separate his foolishness from him.

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Know well the condition of your flock,

and pay attention to your herds,

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for wealth is not forever;

not even a crown lasts for all time.

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When hay is removed and new growth appears

and the grain from the hills is gathered in,

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lambs will provide your clothing,

and goats, the price of a field;

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there will be enough goat’s milk for your food —

food for your household

and nourishment for your female servants.

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HCSB Footnotes
LXX reads heart, but the soul is torn up by affliction
A debtor’s outer garment held as collateral; Dt 24:12-13,17; Jb 22:6; Am 2:8
Lit a foreign woman
Lit and a man sharpens his friend’s face
Or gold, but a man [is tested] by his praise

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