27:1 Boast not thyself of tomorrow; 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.
27:3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; But a fool's vexation is heavier than they both.
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 loatheth a 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 Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So doth the sweetness of a man's friend `that cometh' of hearty counsel.
27:10 Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; And go not to thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: Better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.
27:11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, That I may answer him that reproacheth me.
27:12 A prudent man seeth the evil, `and' hideth 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 `that is surety' for a foreign 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.
27:15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike:
27:16 He that would restrain her restraineth the wind; And his right hand encountereth oil.
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; And he that regardeth his master shall be honored.
27:19 As in water face `answereth' 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 thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with bruised grain, 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:
27:24 For riches are not for ever: And doth the crown endure unto all generations?
27:25 The hay is carried, and the tender grass showeth itself, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in.
27:26 The lambs are for thy clothing, And the goats are the price of the field;
27:27 And `there will be' goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, And maintenance for thy maidens.