Proverbs Chapter 27 World English Bible

Proverbs 27:1

Don't boast about tomorrow; For you don't know what a day may bring forth.

Proverbs 27:2

Let another man praise you, And not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.

Proverbs 27:3

A stone is heavy, And sand is a burden; But a fool's provocation is heavier than both.

Proverbs 27:4

Wrath is cruel, And anger is overwhelming; But who is able to stand before jealousy?

Proverbs 27:5

Better is open rebuke Than hidden love.

Proverbs 27:6

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; Although the kisses of an enemy are profuse.

Proverbs 27:7

A full soul loathes a honeycomb; But to a hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet.

Proverbs 27:8

As a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.

Proverbs 27:9

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart; So does earnest counsel from a man's friend.

Proverbs 27:10

Don't forsake your friend and your father's friend. Don't go to your brother's house in the day of your disaster: Better is a neighbor who is near than a distant brother.

Proverbs 27:11

Be wise, my son, And bring joy to my heart, Then I can answer my tormentor.

Proverbs 27:12

A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it:

Proverbs 27:13

Take his garment when he puts up collateral for a stranger; Hold it for a wayward woman!

Proverbs 27:14

He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be taken as a curse by him.

Proverbs 27:15

A continual dropping on a rainy day And a contentious wife are alike:

Proverbs 27:16

Restraining her is like restraining the wind, Or like grasping oil in his right hand.

Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpens iron; So a man sharpens his friend's countenance.

Proverbs 27:18

Whoever tends the fig tree shall eat its fruit. He who looks after his master shall be honored.

Proverbs 27:19

As water reflects a face, So a man's heart reflects the man.

Proverbs 27:20

Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; And a man's eyes are never satisfied.

Proverbs 27:21

The crucible is for silver, And the furnace for gold; But man is refined by his praise.

Proverbs 27:22

Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with grain, Yet his foolishness will not be removed from him.

Proverbs 27:23

Know well the state of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds:

Proverbs 27:24

For riches are not forever, Nor does even the crown endure to all generations.

Proverbs 27:25

The hay is removed, and the new growth appears, The grasses of the hills are gathered in.

Proverbs 27:26

The lambs are for your clothing, And the goats are the price of a field.

Proverbs 27:27

There will be plenty of goats' milk for your food, For your family's food, And for the nourishment of your servant girls.