Proverbs 27 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 27


Proverbs 27:1

Boast not thyself of tomorrow; For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Proverbs 27:2

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; A stranger, and not thine own lips.

Proverbs 27:3

A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; But a fool’s vexation is heavier than they 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 love that is hidden.

Proverbs 27:6

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

Proverbs 27:7

The full soul loatheth a honeycomb; But to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Proverbs 27:8

As a bird that wandereth from her nest, So is a man that wandereth from his place.

Proverbs 27:9

Oil and perfume rejoice the heart; So doth the sweetness of a man’s friend [that cometh] of hearty counsel.

Proverbs 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.

Proverbs 27:11

My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, That I may answer him that reproacheth me.

Proverbs 27:12

A prudent man seeth the evil, [and] hideth himself; [But] the simple pass on, [and] suffer for it.

Proverbs 27:13

Take his garment that is surety for a stranger; And hold him in pledge [that is surety] for a foreign woman.

Proverbs 27:14

He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It shall be counted a curse to him.

Proverbs 27:15

A continual dropping in a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike:

Proverbs 27:16

He that would restrain her restraineth the wind; And his right hand encountereth oil.

Proverbs 27:17

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

Proverbs 27:18

Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof; And he that regardeth his master shall be honored.

Proverbs 27:19

As in water face [answereth] to face, So the heart of man to man.

Proverbs 27:20

Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied; And the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Proverbs 27:21

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; And a man is [tried] by his praise.

Proverbs 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.

Proverbs 27:23

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, [And] look well to thy herds:

Proverbs 27:24

For riches are not for ever: And doth the crown endure unto all generations?

Proverbs 27:25

The hay is carried, and the tender grass showeth itself, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in.

Proverbs 27:26

The lambs are for thy clothing, And the goats are the price of the field;

Proverbs 27:27

And [there will be] goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, And maintenance for thy maidens.

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