· Old Testament 

The Book of Proverbs

  Chapter 27  

27:1 Boast not for to morrow, for thou knowest not what the day to come may bring forth.

27:2 Let another praise thee, and not thy own mouth: a stranger, and not thy own lips.

27:3 A stone is heavy, and sand weighty: but the anger of a fool is heavier than them both.

27:4 Anger hath no mercy: nor fury, when it breaketh forth: and who can bear the violence of one provoked?

27:5 Open rebuke is better than hidden love.

27:6 Better are the wounds of a friend, than the deceitful kisses of an enemy.

27:7 A soul that is full shall tread upon the honeycomb: and a soul that is hungry shall take even bitter for sweet.

27:8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that leaveth his place.

27:9 Ointment and perfumes rejoice the heart: and the good counsels of a friend are sweet to the soul.

27:10 Thy own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not: and go not into thy brother's house in the day of thy affliction. Better is a neighbour that is near than a brother afar off.

27:11 Study wisdom, my son, and make my heart joyful, that thou mayst give an answer to him that reproacheth.

27:12 The prudent man seeing evil hideth himself: little ones passing on have suffered losses.

27:13 Take away his garment that hath been surety for a stranger: and take from him a pledge for strangers.

27:14 He that blesseth his neighbour with a loud voice, rising in the night, shall be like to him that curseth.

27:15 Roofs dropping through in a cold day, and a contentious woman are alike.

27:16 He that retaineth her, is as he that would hold the wind, and shall call the oil of his right hand.

27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron, so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

27:18 He that keepeth the fig tree, shall eat the fruit thereof: and he that is the keeper of his master, shall be glorified.

27:19 As the faces of them that look therein, shine in the water, so the hearts of men are laid open to the wise.

27:20 Hell and destruction are never filled: so the eyes of men are never satisfied.

27:21 As silver is tried in the fining-pot, and gold in the furnace: so a man is tried by the mouth of him that praiseth. The heart of the wicked seeketh after evils, but the righteous heart seeketh after knowledge.

27:22 Though thou shouldst bray a fool in the mortar, as when a pestle striketh upon sodden barley, his folly would not be taken from him.

27:23 Be diligent to know the countenance of thy cattle, and consider thy own flocks:

27:24 For thou shalt not always have power: but a crown shall be given to generation and generation.

27:25 The meadows are open, and the green herbs have appeared, and the hay is gathered out of the mountains.

27:26 Lambs are for thy clothing: and kids for the price of the field.

27:27 Let the milk of the goats be enough for thy food, and for the necessities of thy house, and for maintenance for thy handmaids.