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Proverbs 27 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:1 - Do not boast about tomorrow; for you do not know what a day may bring forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:2 - Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:3 - A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, but vexation by a fool is more burdensome than the two of them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:4 - Wrath is cruel and anger is overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:5 - Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:6 - Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:7 - The one whose appetite is satisfied loathes honey, but to the hungry mouth every bitter thing is sweet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:8 - Like a bird that wanders from its nest, so is a person who wanders from his home.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:9 - Ointment and incense make the heart rejoice, likewise the sweetness of one's friend from sincere counsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:10 - Do not forsake your friend and your father's friend, and do not enter your brother's house in the day of your disaster; a neighbor nearby is better than a brother far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:11 - Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, so that I may answer anyone who taunts me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:12 - A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:13 - Take a man's garment when he has given security for a stranger, and when he gives surety for a stranger, hold him in pledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:14 - If someone blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be counted as a curse to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:15 - A continual dripping on a rainy day and a contentious wife are alike.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:16 - Whoever hides her hides the wind or grasps oil with his right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:17 - As iron sharpens iron, so a person sharpens his friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:18 - The one who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever takes care of his master will be honored.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:19 - As in water the face is reflected as a face, so a person's heart reflects the person.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:20 - As Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so the eyes of a person are never satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:21 - As the crucible is for silver and the furnace is for gold, so a person is proved by the praise he receives.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:22 - If you should pound the fool in the mortar among the grain with the pestle, his foolishness would not depart from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:23 - Pay careful attention to the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:24 - for riches do not last forever, nor does a crown last from generation to generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:25 - When the hay is removed and new grass appears, and the grass from the hills is gathered in,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:26 - the lambs will be for your clothing, and the goats will be for the price of a field.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:27 - And there will be enough goat's milk for your food, for the food of your household, and for the sustenance of your servant girls.

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