The Blue Letter Bible
Sponsors
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search NIV
 [?]

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search NIV

Let's Connect
x
Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Proverbs 27 :: New International Version (NIV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible

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
NIV

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV®
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®
Used by Permission of Biblica, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide.


See detailed copyright information.

 
 
Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search NIV
Your Bible Version is the NIV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Printable Page
 
 
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1