1Don’t boast about tomorrow,
2Let another praise you, and not your own mouth —
3A stone is heavy, and sand a burden,
but aggravation from a fool outweighs them both.
4Fury is cruel, and anger a flood,
but who can withstand jealousy?27:4 Pr 6:34
5Better an open reprimand
than concealed love.27:5 Pr 28:23
but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.27:6 Lk 22:48
but to a hungry person, any bitter thing is sweet.
8Anyone wandering from his home
is like a bird wandering from its nest.27:8 Pr 26:2
and the sweetness of a friend is better than self-counsel.27:9 LXX reads heart, but the soul is torn up by affliction
and don’t go to your brother’s house
in your time of calamity;
better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.27:10 Pr 17:17
12A sensible person sees danger and takes cover;
the inexperienced keep going and are punished.27:12 Pr 22:3
13Take his garment,
for he has put up security for a stranger;
14If one blesses his neighbor
with a loud voice early in the morning,
it will be counted as a curse to him.
15An endless dripping on a rainy day
and a nagging wife are alike;27:15 Pr 19:13
16the one who controls her controls the wind
and grasps oil with his right hand.
17Iron sharpens iron,
and one person sharpens another.27:17 Lit and a man sharpens his friend’s face
and whoever looks after his master will be honored.
19As water reflects the face,
so the heart reflects the person.
21As a crucible refines silver,
and a smelter refines gold,
22Though you grind a fool
in a mortar with a pestle along with grain,
and pay attention to your herds,
not even a crown lasts for all time.
25When hay is removed and new growth appears
and the grain from the hills is gathered in,
26lambs will provide your clothing,
and goats, the price of a field;
27there will be enough goat’s milk for your food —
food for your household
and nourishment for your female servants.27:27 Pr 31:15
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