Proverbs 27:1-27 NIV

Proverbs 27:1-27 NIV [1] Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. [2] Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips. [3] Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both. [4] Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy? [5] Better is open rebuke than hidden love. [6] Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses. [7] One who is full loathes honey from the comb, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet. [8] Like a bird that flees its nest is anyone who flees from home. [9] Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs from their heartfelt advice. [10] Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative's house when disaster strikes you-better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away. [11] Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart; then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt. [12] The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. [13] Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger; hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider. [14] If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. [15] A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping of a leaky roof in a rainstorm; [16] restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand. [17] As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. [18] The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored. [19] As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart. [20] Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes. [21] The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise. [22] Though you grind a fool in a mortar, grinding them like grain with a pestle, you will not remove their folly from them. [23] Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; [24] for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations. [25] When the hay is removed and new growth appears and the grass from the hills is gathered in, [26] the lambs will provide you with clothing, and the goats with the price of a field. [27] You will have plenty of goats' milk to feed your family and to nourish your female servants.

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