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Proverbs 27 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:1 - Boast not thyself of to-morrow, For thou knowest not what a day bringeth forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:2 - Let another praise thee, and not thine own mouth, A stranger, and not thine own lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:3 - A stone is heavy, and the sand is heavy, And the anger of a fool Is heavier than they both.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:4 - Fury is fierce, and anger is overflowing, And who standeth before jealousy?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:5 - Better is open reproof than hidden love.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:6 - Faithful are the wounds of a lover, And abundant the kisses of an enemy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:7 - A satiated soul treadeth down a honeycomb, And to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:8 - As a bird wandering from her nest, So is a man wandering from his place.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:9 - Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, And the sweetness of one's friend -- from counsel of the soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:10 - Thine own friend, and the friend of thy father, forsake not, And the house of thy brother enter not In a day of thy calamity, Better is a near neighbour than a brother afar off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:11 - Be wise, my son, and rejoice my heart. And I return my reproacher a word.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:12 - The prudent hath seen the evil, he is hidden, The simple have passed on, they are punished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:13 - Take his garment, when a stranger hath been surety, And for a strange woman pledge it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:14 - Whoso is saluting his friend with a loud voice, In the morning rising early, A light thing it is reckoned to him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:15 - A continual dropping in a day of rain, And a woman of contentions are alike,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:16 - Whoso is hiding her hath hidden the wind, And the ointment of his right hand calleth out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:17 - Iron by iron is sharpened, And a man sharpens the face of his friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:18 - The keeper of a fig-tree eateth its fruit, And the preserver of his master is honoured.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:19 - As in water the face is to face, So the heart of man to man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:20 - Sheol and destruction are not satisfied, And the eyes of man are not satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:21 - A refining pot is for silver, and a furnace for gold, And a man according to his praise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:22 - If thou dost beat the foolish in a mortar, Among washed things -- with a pestle, His folly turneth not aside from off him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:23 - Know well the face of thy flock, Set thy heart to the droves,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:24 - For riches are not to the age, Nor a crown to generation and generation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:25 - Revealed was the hay, and seen the tender grass, And gathered the herbs of mountains.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:26 - Lambs are for thy clothing, And the price of the field are he-goats,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:27 - And a sufficiency of goats' milk is for thy bread, For bread to thy house, and life to thy damsels!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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