Young's Literal Translation
Proverbs, Chapter 27

   1: Boast not thyself of to-morrow, For thou knowest not what a day bringeth forth.
   2: Let another praise thee, and not thine own mouth, A stranger, and not thine own lips.
   3: A stone [is] heavy, and the sand [is] heavy, And the anger of a fool Is heavier than they both.
   4: Fury [is] fierce, and anger [is] overflowing, And who standeth before jealousy?
   5: Better [is] open reproof than hidden love.
   6: Faithful are the wounds of a lover, And abundant the kisses of an enemy.
   7: A satiated soul treadeth down a honeycomb, And [to] a hungry soul every bitter thing [is] sweet.
   8: As a bird wandering from her nest, So [is] a man wandering from his place.
   9: Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, And the sweetness of one's friend -- from counsel of the soul.
   10: Thine own friend, and the friend of thy father, forsake not, And the house of thy brother enter not In a day of thy calamity, Better [is] a near neighbour than a brother afar off.
   11: Be wise, my son, and rejoice my heart. And I return my reproacher a word.
   12: The prudent hath seen the evil, he is hidden, The simple have passed on, they are punished.
   13: Take his garment, when a stranger hath been surety, And for a strange woman pledge it.
   14: Whoso is saluting his friend with a loud voice, In the morning rising early, A light thing it is reckoned to him.
   15: A continual dropping in a day of rain, And a woman of contentions are alike,
   16: Whoso is hiding her hath hidden the wind, And the ointment of his right hand calleth out.
   17: Iron by iron is sharpened, And a man sharpens the face of his friend.
   18: The keeper of a fig-tree eateth its fruit, And the preserver of his master is honoured.
   19: As [in] water the face [is] to face, So the heart of man to man.
   20: Sheol and destruction are not satisfied, And the eyes of man are not satisfied.
   21: A refining pot [is] for silver, and a furnace for gold, And a man according to his praise.
   22: If thou dost beat the foolish in a mortar, Among washed things -- with a pestle, His folly turneth not aside from off him.
   23: Know well the face of thy flock, Set thy heart to the droves,
   24: For riches [are] not to the age, Nor a crown to generation and generation.
   25: Revealed was the hay, and seen the tender grass, And gathered the herbs of mountains.
   26: Lambs [are] for thy clothing, And the price of the field [are] he-goats,
   27: And a sufficiency of goats' milk [is] for thy bread, For bread to thy house, and life to thy damsels!

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