Day 540

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

Day 540

The Chronological Cross-Reference Bible Study Reading Plan

English Standard Version (ESV)


Proverbs 27

27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may bring.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;
a stranger, and not your own lips.
A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty,
but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.
Wrath is cruel, anger is overwhelming,
but who can stand before jealousy?
Better is open rebuke
than hidden love.
Faithful are the wounds of a friend;
profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
One who is full loathes honey,
but to one who is hungry everything bitter is sweet.
Like a bird that strays from its nest
is a man who strays from his home.
Oil and perfume make the heart glad,
and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.
10 Do not forsake your friend and 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 who is far away.
11 Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad,
that I may answer him who reproaches me.
12 The prudent sees danger and hides himself,
but the simple go on and suffer for it.
13 Take a man's garment when he has put up security for a stranger,
and hold it in pledge when he puts up security for an adulteress.
14 Whoever blesses his neighbor with a loud voice,
rising early in the morning,
will be counted as cursing.
15 A continual dripping on a rainy day
and a quarrelsome wife are alike;
16 to restrain her is to restrain the wind
or to grasp oil in one's right hand.
17 Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another.
18 Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit,
and he who guards his master will be honored.
19 As in water face reflects face,
so the heart of man reflects the man.
20 Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied,
and never satisfied are the eyes of man.
21 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,
and a man is tested by his praise.
22 Crush a fool in a mortar with a pestle
along with crushed grain,
yet his folly will not depart from him.

23 Know well the condition of your flocks,
and give attention to your herds,
24 for riches do not last forever;
and does a crown endure to all generations?
25 When the grass is gone and the new growth appears
and the vegetation of the mountains is gathered,
26 the lambs will provide your clothing,
and the goats the price of a field.
27 There will be enough goats' milk for your food,
for the food of your household
and maintenance for your girls.


King James Version (KJV)


Proverbs 27:1-27

1Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.2Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.3A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.4Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?5Open rebuke is better than secret love.6Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.7The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.8As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.9Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.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.11My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.12A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.13Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.14He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.15A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.16Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.17Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.18Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.19As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.20Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.21As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.22Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.23Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.24For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?25The hay appeareth, and the tender grass showeth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.26The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.27And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.


Study Journal Questions
  1. What is valuable about open rebuke and wounds from a friend?
  2. What is revealed about a person’s character when they are praised?
  3. What people have sharpened you as iron sharpens iron?
  4. Why is it valuable to have neighbors and friends who are near?
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