Proverbs Chapter 27The Holy Bible, King James Version
27:1Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
27:2Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
27:3A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
27:4Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
27:5Open rebuke is better than secret love.
27:6Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
27:7The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
27:8As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.
27:9Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
27:10Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
27:11My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
27:12A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
27:13Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
27:14He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
27:15A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
27:16Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.
27:17Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
27:18Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
27:19As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
27:20Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
27:21As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
27:22Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
27:23Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
27:24For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
27:25The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
27:26The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
27:27And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
Proverbs Chapter List
- Chapter 1 (33)
- Chapter 2 (22)
- Chapter 3 (35)
- Chapter 4 (27)
- Chapter 5 (23)
- Chapter 6 (35)
- Chapter 7 (27)
- Chapter 8 (36)
- Chapter 9 (18)
- Chapter 10 (32)
- Chapter 11 (31)
- Chapter 12 (28)
- Chapter 13 (25)
- Chapter 14 (35)
- Chapter 15 (33)
- Chapter 16 (33)
- Chapter 17 (28)
- Chapter 18 (24)
- Chapter 19 (29)
- Chapter 20 (30)
- Chapter 21 (31)
- Chapter 22 (29)
- Chapter 23 (35)
- Chapter 24 (34)
- Chapter 25 (28)
- Chapter 26 (28)
- Chapter 27 (27)
- Chapter 28 (28)
- Chapter 29 (27)
- Chapter 30 (33)
- Chapter 31 (31)