THE
PROVERBS

Proverbs 27 ©

Presumption, v. 1. Self-commendation, 2. Wrath of fools, 3. Envy, 4. Faithful reproofs, and feigned love, 5, 6, 14. Satiety and hunger, 7. Rash altering of a man’s condition or calling, 8. Faithful friends and neighbors, 9, 10. Wisdom and simplicity, 11, 12. Suretyship, 13. Brawling wife, 15, 16. Witty discourses, 17. Faithful servants, 18. People’s hearts against one another, 19. Insatiability of the eyes, 20. Trial by praise, 21. Obstinate fool, 22. Prudent housekeeping, 23, 25, 26, 27. Temporal wealth, 24.

1

BOAST not thyselfa of to morrow; for thou knowest not what 1a day may 2bring 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 3heavier than them both.

4

Wrath is cruel, and 4anger is 5outrageous; 6but who is able to stand before envy?7

5

Open rebuke is 8better than 9secret love.

6

10Faithful are the 11wounds of a friend; but the 12kisses of an enemy are 13deceitful.

7

he full 14soul 15loatheth 16an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

8

As a bird that 17wandereth from her nest, so is a man 18that wandereth from his place.

9

19Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the 20sweetness of a man’s friend 21by hearty counsel.

10

Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsakeb not; neither 22go into thy 23brother’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 24answer him 25that reproacheth me.

12

26Ac prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

13

27Take his garment that is suretyd for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

14

He that 28blesseth his friend with a 29loud voice, rising early in the morning, 30it shall be counted a 31curse to 32him.

15

Ae continual dropping in a very rainy day and 33a contentious woman 34are alike.

16

Whosoever hideth 35her hideth the wind, and 36the ointment of 37his right hand, 38which bewrayethfitself.

17

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the 39countenance of his friend.

18

Whoso keepeth 40the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be 41honoured.

19

42As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

20

43Hell and destruction are 44never full; so 45the eyes of man areg never satisfied.

21

46As the finingh pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to 47his praise.

22

48Though thou shouldest brayi a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

23

49Be thou diligent to know 50the state of thy flocks, and 51look well to thy herds.

24

For riches are not for ever: and doth 52the crown endure to every generation?

25

The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains 53are gathered.

26

The 54lambs arej for thy clothing, and the goats are 55the price of the field.

27

And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy 56food, for the food of thy 57household, and for the 58maintenance for thy maidens.