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Proverbs 27

Observations of selflove,

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 them both. Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before jealousy?

of true love,

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 an 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 Ointment 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 neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

of care to avoid offences,

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 strange 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 waiteth on his master shall be honoured. 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 fining 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 among bruised corn, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

and of the household care.

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 sheweth 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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