The Geneva Bible Translation Notes, , at sacred-texts.com
pro 27:1Boast 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.
pro 27:4Wrath [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.
pro 27:6Faithful [are] the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy [are] (c) deceitful.
(c) They are flattering and seem friendly.
pro 27:10Thy 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.
pro 27:12(e) A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, [and] hideth himself; [but] the simple pass on, [and] are punished.
(e) See Pro 22:3
pro 27:14He 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.
pro 27:17Iron sharpeneth iron; so a (g) man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
(g) One hasty man provokes another to anger.
pro 27:19As 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.
pro 27:21[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.
pro 27:26The (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.