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Proverbs 27

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

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain