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Proverbs 27 (asv)

Proverbs 27 (asv)

27:1Boast not thyself of tomorrow;

For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

27:2Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth;

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;

But who is able to stand before jealousy?

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 is a man that wandereth from his place.

27:9Oil and perfume rejoice the heart;

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;

And go not to thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity:

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.

27:12A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself;

But the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

27:13Take his garment that is surety for a stranger;

And hold him in pledge that is surety for a foreign woman.

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;

And his right hand encountereth oil.

27:17Iron sharpeneth iron;

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,

So the heart of man to man.

27:20Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied;

And the eyes of man are never satisfied.

27:21The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold;

And a man is tried by his praise.

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;

27:27And there will be goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household,

And maintenance for thy maidens.


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