27:1 Don't boast yourself of tomorrow; For you don't know what a day may bring forth.
27:2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
27:3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; But a fool's vexation is heavier than both of them.
27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is overwhelming; But who is able to stand before jealousy?
27:5 Better is open rebuke Than love that is hidden.
27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; But the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
27:7 The full soul loathes a honeycomb; But to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
27:8 As a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his place.
27:9 Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So does the sweetness of a man's companion [that comes] from the counsel of the soul.
27:10 Your own companion, and your father's companion, do not forsake; And don't go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity: Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far off.
27:11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, That I may answer him who reproaches me.
27:12 A prudent man sees the evil, [and] hides himself; [But] the simple pass on, [and] suffer for it.
27:13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge [who is surety] for a foreign woman.
27:14 He who blesses his fellow man with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It will be counted a curse to him.
27:15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike:
27:16 He who would restrain her restrains the wind; And his right hand encounters oil.
27:17 Iron sharpens iron; So a man sharpens the countenance of his fellow man.
27:18 Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit; And he who regards his master will be honored.
27:19 As in water face [answers] to face, So the heart of man to man.
27:20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; And the eyes of man are never satisfied.
27:21 The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; And a man is [tried] by his praise.
27:22 Though you should bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with bruised grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
27:23 Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, [And] look well to your herds:
27:24 For riches are not forever: And does the crown endure to all generations?
27:25 The hay is carried, and the tender grass shows itself, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in.
27:26 The lambs are for your clothing, And the goats are the price of the field;
27:27 And [there will be] goats' milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, And maintenance for your maidens.
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