27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.

27:2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
27:2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.

27:3 A stone [is] heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath [is] heavier than them both.
27:3 A stone is heavy and sand is weighty, But a fool's wrath is heavier than both of them.

27:4 Wrath [is] cruel, and anger [is] outrageous; but who [is] able to stand before envy?
27:4 Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, But who is able to stand before jealousy?

27:5 Open rebuke [is] better than secret love.
27:5 Open rebuke is better Than love carefully concealed.

27:6 Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] deceitful.
27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

27:7 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
27:7 A satisfied soul loathes the honeycomb, But to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

27:8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so [is] a man that wandereth from his place.
27:8 Like a bird that wanders from its nest Is a man who wanders from his place.

27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so [doth] the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.
27:9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart, And the sweetness of a man's friend gives delight by hearty counsel.

27:10 Thine 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.
27:10 Do not forsake your own friend or your father's friend, Nor go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.

27:11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.
27:11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, That I may answer him who reproaches me.

27:12 A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, [and] hideth himself; [but] the simple pass on, [and] are punished.
27:12 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; The simple pass on and are punished.

27:13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.
27:13 Take the garment of him who is surety for a stranger, And hold it in pledge when he is surety for a seductress.

27:14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
27:14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It will be counted a curse to him.

27:15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
27:15 A continual dripping on a very rainy day And a contentious woman are alike;

27:16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, [which] bewrayeth [itself].
27:16 Whoever restrains her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand.

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

27:18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
27:18 Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit; So he who waits on his master will be honored.

27:19 As in water face [answereth] to face, so the heart of man to man.
27:19 As in water face reflects face, So a man's heart reveals the man.

27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
27:20 Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied.

27:21 [As] the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so [is] a man to his praise.
27:21 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, And a man is valued by what others say of him.

27:22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, [yet] will not his foolishness depart from him.
27:22 Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.

27:23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, [and] look well to thy herds.
27:23 Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, And attend to your herds;

27:24 For riches [are] not for ever: and doth the crown [endure] to every generation?
27:24 For riches are not forever, Nor does a crown endure to all generations.

27:25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
27:25 When the hay is removed, and the tender grass shows itself, And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,

27:26 The lambs [are] for thy clothing, and the goats [are] the price of the field.
27:26 The lambs will provide your clothing, And the goats the price of a field;

27:27 And [thou shalt have] goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and [for] the maintenance for thy maidens.
27:27 You shall have enough goats' milk for your food, For the food of your household, And the nourishment of your maidservants.