(Prov 27:1 NASB) Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
Prov 27:1: There is too much uncertainly in life to boast about that which has not happened.
(Prov 27:2 NASB) Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.
Prov 27:2: Let others say good things about you. A braggart is a bore.
(Prov 27:3 NASB) A stone is heavy and the sand weighty, But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.
Prov 27:3: The anger that a fool provokes is is a heavy burden.
(Prov 27:4 NASB) Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood, But who can stand before jealousy?
Prov 27:4: A jealous man is a powerful and dangerous force (Prov. 6:32-35)..
(Prov 27:5 NASB) Better is open rebuke Than love that is concealed.
Prov 27:5: An open rebuke can bring healing, but love that is concealed brings nothing.
(Prov 27:6 NASB) Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
Prov 27:6: We should know who are our friends and who are our enemies.
(Prov 27:7 NASB) A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.
Prov 27:7: It all depends on perspective.
(Prov 27:8 NASB) Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.
Prov 27:8: This is in reference to a young man who leaves his home too soon.
(Prov 27:9 NASB) Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man’s counsel is sweet to his friend.
(Prov 27:10 NASB) Do not forsake your own friend or your father’s friend, And do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away.
Prov 27:10: This is a commendation on close friends.
(Prov 27:11 NASB) Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad, That I may reply to him who reproaches me.
Prov 27:11: A wise son does great things for the way his parents are viewed by others.
(Prov 27:12 NASB) A prudent man sees evil and hides himself, The naive proceed and pay the penalty.
Prov 27:12: Avoid evil and be wise enough to recognize it (Matt. 10:16).
(Prov 27:13 NASB) Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.
Prov 27:13: Take collateral from a stranger if you are going to provide surety for him.
(Prov 27:14 NASB) He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.
Prov 27:14: I am somewhat at a loss here unless the loud early morning blessing is waking everyone else up.
(Prov 27:15 NASB) A constant dripping on a day of steady rain And a contentious woman are alike;
(Prov 27:16 NASB) He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.
Prov 27:16: Dealing with a contentious woman is close to impossible.
(Prov 27:17 NASB) Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
Prov 27:17: Social contacts invigorate the mind and personality.
Prov 27:19: What is in a mans heart is a reflection of himself.
(Prov 27:20 NASB) Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.
Prov 27:20: Sheol and Abaddon are synonyms for the grave.
(Prov 27:21 NASB) The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And a man is tested by the praise accorded him.
Prov 27:21: A man’s response to praise is a test of his character.
(Prov 27:22 NASB) Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his folly will not depart from him.
Prov 27:22: A fool and his folly are inseparable.
(Prov 27:23 NASB) Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;
Prov 27:23: The last verses in this chapter deal with the blessings of taking care of work and business and the sovereignty of Elohim
(Prov 27:24 NASB) For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
(Prov 27:25 NASB) When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,
(Prov 27:26 NASB) The lambs will be for your clothing, And the goats will bring the price of a field,
(Prov 27:27 NASB) And there will be goats’ milk enough for your food, For the food of your household, And sustenance for your maidens.
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