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Proverbs 27:1-27

Comparisons, warnings, and instructions (cont)


"1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”

“2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.”

“3 A stone [is] heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath [is] heavier than them both. 4 Wrath [is] cruel, and anger [is] outrageous; but who [is] able to stand before envy?”

“5 Open rebuke [is] better than secret love. 6 Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful.”

“7 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.”

“8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so [is] a man that wandereth from his place.”

“9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so [doth] the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel. 10 Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother’s house in the day of thy calamity: [for] better [is] a neighbour [that is] near than a brother far off.”

“11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.”

“12 A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, [and] hideth himself; [but] the simple pass on, [and] are punished.”

“13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.”

“14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.”

“15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. 16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, [which] bewrayeth [itself].”

“17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”

“18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.”

“19 As in water face [answereth] to face, so the heart of man to man.”

“20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.”

“21 [As] the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so [is] a man to his praise.”

“22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, [yet] will not his foolishness depart from him.”

“23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, [and] look well to thy herds. 24 For riches [are] not for ever: and doth the crown [endure] to every generation? 25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. 26 The lambs [are] for thy clothing, and the goats [are] the price of the field. 27 And [thou shalt have] goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and [for] the maintenance for thy maidens.” (Proverbs 27:1-27 AV)










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