27:1 Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day will bring forth.
27:2 Let another 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 them both.
27:4 Fury is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before jealousy?
27:5 Open rebuke is better than hidden love.
27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are profuse.
27:7 The full soul trampleth on 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 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; and the sweetness of one's friend is [the fruit] of hearty counsel.
27:10 Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; and go not into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
27:11 Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, that I may have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me.
27:12 A prudent [man] seeth the evil, [and] hideth himself; the simple pass on, [and] are punished.
27:13 Take his garment that is become surety [for] another, and hold him in pledge for a strange woman.
27:14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be reckoned a curse to him.
27:15 A continual dropping on a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike:
27:16 whosoever will restrain her restraineth the wind, and his right hand encountereth oil.
27:17 Iron is sharpened by 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 guardeth his master shall be honoured.
27:19 As [in] water face [answereth] to face, so the heart of man to man.
27:20 Sheol and destruction are insatiable; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
27:21 The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; so let a man be to the mouth that praiseth him.
27:22 If thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his folly depart from him.
27:23 Be well acquainted with the appearance of thy flocks; look well to thy herds:
27:24 for wealth is not for ever; and doth the crown [endure] from generation to generation?
27:25 The hay is removed, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered in.
27:26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of a field;
27:27 and there is goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and sustenance for thy maidens.