Proverbs Chapter 27:17
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[Pro 27:1-27 NKJV] 1 Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
3 A stone [is] heavy and sand [is] weighty, But a fool’s wrath [is] heavier than both of them.
4 Wrath [is] cruel and anger a torrent, But who [is] able to stand before jealousy? 5 Open rebuke [is] better Than love carefully concealed.
6 Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful.
7 A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, But to a hungry soul every bitter thing [is] sweet.
8 Like a bird that wanders from its nest [Is] a man who wanders from his place.
9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart, And the sweetness of a man’s friend [gives delight] by hearty counsel.
10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend, Nor go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity; Better [is] a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, That I may answer him who reproaches me.
12 A prudent [man] foresees evil [and] hides himself; The simple pass on [and] are punished.
13 Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger, And hold it in pledge [when] he is surety for a seductress.
14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It will be counted a curse to him. 15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike;
16 Whoever restrains her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.
17 [As] iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.
18 Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit; So he who waits on his master will be honored.
19 As in water face [reflects] face, So a man’s heart [reveals] the man.
20 Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied.
21 The refining pot [is] for silver and the furnace for gold, And a man [is valued] by what others say of him.
22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, [Yet] his foolishness will not depart from him.
23 Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, [And] attend to your herds;
24 For riches [are] not forever, Nor does a crown [endure] to all generations.
25 [When] the hay is removed, and the tender grass shows itself, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,
26 The lambs [will provide] your clothing, And the goats the price of a field;
27 [You shall have] enough goats’ milk for your food, For the food of your household, And the nourishment of your maidservants.