Proverbs 27
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1BOAST not for tomorrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth.

2Let a stranger praise you, and not your own mouth; another, and not your own lips.

3A stone is heavy and sand is weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than both.

4Wrath is cruel and anger is outrageous; but who can stand before envy?

5Open rebuke is better than deceitful friendship.

6Better are the wounds of a friend than the kisses of an enemy.

7A person who is full loathes a honeycomb; but to a hungry person even a bitter thing is sweet.

8Like a bird that wanders from its nest, so is a man who is moved from his place.

9As oil and perfume rejoice the heart, so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

10Your own friend and your father's friend forsake not; neither go into your brother's house in the day of your calamity; for better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far off.

11My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, and remove from me the reproach of those who reproach me.

12A prudent man foresees the evil and hides himself; but the fools pass on and suffer loss.

13He who is surety for a stranger, his cloak will be taken away from him and held in pledge for the stranger.

14He who blesses his friend with a flattering loud voice is not different from him who curses.

15Like a continual dripping on a rainy day, so is a quarrelsome woman.

16The north wind is severe, but it is called the right wind.

17Iron sharpens iron; so a man enlightens the face of his friend.

18He who guards his fig tree shall eat its fruit; and he who is careful of his master shall be honored.

19As faces do not resemble faces, so hearts do not resemble hearts.

20Sheol and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

21As the refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, so is a man tested by the mouth of those who praise him. The heart of the wicked desires evil, and the heart of the pious desires knowledge.

22Though you should beat a fool in the midst of an assembly, you will not do him any good, nor will you cause his foolishness to depart from him.

23When you are feeding the sheep, know their faces and set your mind on the flock.

24Possessions are not for ever; nor can riches be handed down from one generation to another.

25The grass springs up, the tender growth shows itself, and the herbs of the mountains are gathered.

26The lambs are for your clothing and the kids are for your sustenance;

27And the goats' milk is for your food and for the food of your household.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

Proverbs 26
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