Proverbs 27 (asv)
For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
A stranger, and not thine own lips.
27:3A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty;
But a fool's vexation is heavier than they both.
27:4Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming;
27:5Better is open rebuke
Than love that is hidden.
27:6Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
But the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
27:7The full soul loatheth a honeycomb;
But to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
27:8As a bird that wandereth from her nest,
So doth the sweetness of a man's friend that cometh of hearty counsel.
27:10Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not;
Better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.
27:11My son, be wise, and make my heart glad,
That I may answer him that reproacheth me.
But the simple pass on, and suffer for it.
27:13Take his garment that is surety for a stranger;
27:14He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning,
It shall be counted a curse to him.
27:15A continual dropping in a very rainy day
And a contentious woman are alike:
27:16He that would restrain her restraineth the wind;
So a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
27:18Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof;
And he that regardeth his master shall be honored.
27:19As in water face answereth to face,
27:20Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied;
And the eyes of man are never satisfied.
27:22Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with bruised grain,
Yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
27:23Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks,
And look well to thy herds:
27:24For riches are not for ever:
And doth the crown endure unto all generations?
27:25The hay is carried, and the tender grass showeth itself,
And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in.
27:26The lambs are for thy clothing,
And the goats are the price of the field;
And maintenance for thy maidens.