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Proverbs 27 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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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; a stranger, and not your own lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:3 - A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:4 - Wrath is cruel, 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; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:7 - He who is sated loathes honey, but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:8 - Like a bird that strays from its nest, is a man who strays from his home.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:9 - Oil and perfume make the heart glad, but the soul is torn by trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:10 - Your friend, and your father's friend, do not forsake; and do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:11 - Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him who reproaches me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:12 - A prudent man sees danger and hides himself; but the simple go on, and suffer for it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:13 - Take a man's garment when he has given surety for a stranger, and hold him in pledge when he gives surety for foreigners.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:14 - He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, will be counted as cursing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:15 - A continual dripping on a rainy day and a contentious woman are alike;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:16 - to restrain her is to restrain the wind or to grasp oil in his right hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:17 - Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:18 - He who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:19 - As in water face answers to face, so the mind of man reflects the man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:20 - Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:21 - The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is judged by his praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:22 - Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, yet his folly will not depart from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:23 - Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:24 - for riches do not last for ever; and does a crown endure to all generations?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:25 - When the grass is gone, and the new growth appears, and the herbage of the mountains is gathered,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:26 - the lambs will provide your clothing, and the goats the price of a field;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:27 - there will be enough goats' milk for your food, for the food of your household and maintenance for your maidens.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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