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Proverbs Chapter 27

Proverbs 27:1

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Boast not thyself of to (a) morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

(a) Do not delay the time, but take the opportunity when it is offered.

Proverbs 27:4

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Wrath [is] cruel, and anger [is] outrageous; but who [is] able to stand before (b) envy?

(b) For the envious are obstinate, and cannot be reconciled.

Proverbs 27:6

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Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] (c) deceitful.

(c) They are flattering and seem friendly.

Proverbs 27:10

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Thy own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's (d) house in the day of thy calamity: [for] better [is] a neighbour [that is] near than a brother far off.

(d) Do not trust any worldly help in the day of your trouble.

Proverbs 27:12

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(e) A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, [and] hideth himself; [but] the simple pass on, [and] are punished.

(e) See Pro 22:3

Proverbs 27:14

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He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising (f) early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

(f) Hastily and without cause.

Proverbs 27:17

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Iron sharpeneth iron; so a (g) man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

(g) One hasty man provokes another to anger.

Proverbs 27:19

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As in water face [answereth] to face, (h) so the heart of man to man.

(h) There is no difference between men by nature, only the grace of God makes the difference.

Proverbs 27:21

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[As] the refining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so [is] a man to his (i) praise.

(i) That is, he is either known to be ambitious and glorious, or humble and modest.

Proverbs 27:26

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The (k) lambs [are] for thy clothing, and the goats [are] the price of the field.

(k) This declares the great goodness of God towards man, and the diligence that he requires from him for the preservation of his gifts.

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