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Proverbs 27

27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. (27:1-11)

(27:1) "Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."

(27:2) "Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips."

27:2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
27:3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? (27:4) "Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?"
27:5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

(27:5) "Open rebuke is better than secret love."

27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. (27:6) "Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful."

(27:7) "The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet."

27:7 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
27:8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.
27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. (27:9) "Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel."
Is it OK to wear perfume?
27:10 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. (27:10a) "Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not."

(27:10b) "Better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off."

(27:11) "My son, be wise, and make my heart glad."

27:11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
27:12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
27:13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
27:14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him. (27:14) "He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him."
27:15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. (27:15) "A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike."
Contentious women" are like "a continual dropping on a very rainy day." There are no contentious men. Well, maybe there are a few, but they are like sunny spring days.
27:16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.
27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
27:18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
27:19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
27:21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise. (27:22-23)
27:22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him. (27:22) "Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him."
27:23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. (27:23) "Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds."
Take care of your animals.
27:24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
27:25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
27:26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
27:27 And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

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