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    Proverbs 27

    1 Boast not thyself of tomorrow; For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.ASV — Proverbs 27:1

    2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; A stranger, and not thine own lips.ASV — Proverbs 27:2

    3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; But a fool`s vexation is heavier than they both.ASV — Proverbs 27:3

    4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; But who is able to stand before jealousy?ASV — Proverbs 27:4

    5 Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden.ASV — Proverbs 27:5

    6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; But the kisses of an enemy are profuse.ASV — Proverbs 27:6

    7 The full soul loatheth a honeycomb; But to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.ASV — Proverbs 27:7

    8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, So is a man that wandereth from his place.ASV — Proverbs 27:8

    9 Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So doth the sweetness of a man`s friend [that cometh] of hearty counsel.ASV — Proverbs 27:9

    10 Thine 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.ASV — Proverbs 27:10

    11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, That I may answer him that reproacheth me.ASV — Proverbs 27:11

    12 A prudent man seeth the evil, [and] hideth himself; [But] the simple pass on, [and] suffer for it.ASV — Proverbs 27:12

    13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge [that is surety] for a foreign woman.ASV — Proverbs 27:13

    14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It shall be counted a curse to him.ASV — Proverbs 27:14

    15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike:ASV — Proverbs 27:15

    16 He that would restrain her restraineth the wind; And his right hand encountereth oil.ASV — Proverbs 27:16

    17 Iron sharpeneth iron; So a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.ASV — Proverbs 27:17

    18 Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof; And he that regardeth his master shall be honored.ASV — Proverbs 27:18

    19 As in water face [answereth] to face, So the heart of man to man.ASV — Proverbs 27:19

    20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; And the eyes of man are never satisfied.ASV — Proverbs 27:20

    21 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; And a man is [tried] by his praise.ASV — Proverbs 27:21

    22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with bruised grain, Yet will not his foolishness depart from him.ASV — Proverbs 27:22

    23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, [And] look well to thy herds:ASV — Proverbs 27:23

    24 For riches are not for ever: And doth the crown endure unto all generations?ASV — Proverbs 27:24

    25 The hay is carried, and the tender grass showeth itself, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in.ASV — Proverbs 27:25

    26 The lambs are for thy clothing, And the goats are the price of the field;ASV — Proverbs 27:26

    27 And [there will be] goats` milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, And maintenance for thy maidens.ASV — Proverbs 27:27

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