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Proverbs 27 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:1 - Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:2 - Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:3 - Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:4 - Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:5 - Better is open rebuke than hidden love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:6 - Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:7 - One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:8 - Like a bird that flees its nest is anyone who flees from home.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:9 - Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:10 - Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you— better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:11 - Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:12 - The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:13 - Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:14 - If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:15 - A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:16 - restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:17 - As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:18 - The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:19 - As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:20 - Death and Destruction[fn] are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:21 - The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:22 - Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:23 - Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:24 - for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:25 - When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:26 - the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:27 - You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servants.
NIV Footnotes
Or so others reflect your heart back to you
Hebrew Abaddon

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