Proverbs Chapter 27

Proverbs 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 sheweth 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.


26 thoughts on “Proverbs Chapter 27

  1. He’ll and destruction are never full so are the eyes of man never satisfied

    We must always check ours self because we will full into Nt is anuff and we will do anything to get it no matter the cost.

  2. Chapter 27 begins with giving us insight into our attitude. How we should wisely approach life; Humility and not boasting, serving others and not praising ourselves. Approaching life with the proper attitude will prepare us for verse 5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

    Open rebuke is mans greatest opportunity to be hurt or offended; which gives us great insight into verse 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

    I would rather have my feelings hurt and be corrected than be pat on the back and encouraged on the road to destruction.

    Thank GOD for my Pastor and elders in my life that will correct me.

  3. v19 “As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.” The heart of man signifies his emotions-=his character. And so the condition of our heart is reflected in our outward appearance. In the Beatitudes “the beautiful attitudes” Jesus said that we must have a pure heart in order to see God. An internal quality that we must not only possess but that will reflect the love of God. A requirement if we are to BE CHURCH.

  4. the book of proverbs are full of knowledge but the verse 22 I know my flesh must die first be fore I can go through this verse, AMEN!

  5. vs 10 friendship must be cultivated and kept alive. Often hte oldest friend are the best. So don’t lose touth with your friends or old friend of the family. When trouble comes,you will get more help.

  6. Proverbs27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend: but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

    Sometimes somebody will hurt our hearts with the truth but we have to know that person loves us.
    In my home when my kids say something, like an unrighteous comment I have to correct and they say sometimes”I shouldn’t have told you” and I feel bad about it, because sometimes they think I criticize them. It’s hard to correct somebody because people sometimes do not understand that you are doing it because you love them.

  7. Verse Three:
    New International Version
    Stone is heavy and sand a burden but a fool’s provocation (anger) is heavier than both

    Putting up with someone’s unreasonable anger is hard to support.
    Save your foolish, unreasonable tantrums or angers for something to really get mad about, not something foolish

  8. Vs. 1 says, “Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.” This scripture made me think of Matt. 6:33. “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”
    We only need to think about today, and what we are going to do. We don’t need to worry about tomorrow, because we really don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. I have learned some hard lessons in life, and one thing I do know, plans you make for tomorrow may never come to pass. So, live today to the fullest, and leave tomorrow in His hands.

  9. Know the value of a true friend, a friend that knows your strength and weakness. A friend that will be honest and be there for you. A wise friend facilitates growth, so be a wise friend and help others grow.

  10. Vs. 6 shows how those that are closest to you can wound you emotionally but even though they hurt u they are still ur friend. An enemy can kiss u and still stay your enemy by his deciet.

  11. Vs 5-This verse may cause us to be embarrassed while being corrected, but what is that compared to not being corrected and being lost?

    Correction is better while you can still fix the problem!

  12. 7The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

    This is why there are so many belief systems in the world. We must be careful we get our sustenance from God and not every vendor passing by. Though it is sweet there is nothing like the real thing.

  13. 6Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

    This is so true becuse a true friend will tell you when you’re in trouble,and will correct you. Yet,Judus kissed Jesus and it was deceitful, so is than a worldly friend becausehow much trust do we put in our”friends” in the world.Be carful who your friends are because you can find out alot about someone when you talk to their friends.

  14. We must be aware of the evil that surrounds us in this day & time. This is why it is very important that we keep that close relationship with God. As long as we are surrounded by God’s word the enemy cannot touch us.

  15. Vs 19 in the MSG version says “Just as water mirrors your face, so your face mirrors your heart. ” My desire is when anyone looks at me, I want them to see Jesus. I want my characteristics to fade into the background and His image and characteristics to shine through. I may be the only Jesus they see!

  16. 19As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
    Just as we see a reflection of our outer being in water so is our hearts a reflection of our true self. Only so much can be hidden physically when we look at our reflection but all things soon come to light, even more so our spiritual being.

  17. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful….wow! This is an incredible verse! When we look at all the people we know, can we truly say they are all our friend? Would they be willing to tell us the truth at times even though it hurts? We all need real friends in our lives. It’s what makes us who we are and teaches us in many different ways.

  18. If a friend cannot give you hearty counsel, they might not be friend. The sweetness of friendship is the ability to be open with one another concerning spiritual things and provoking one another to Be Church.

  19. V19 “As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.”

    This reminds me so much of what one of my high school English teachers spoke in his class about a quote by Publius Terentius Afer: “Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto”, or “I am a man, I consider nothing that is human alien to me.” To me, this seems to strike at the heart of being church and reaching out to people. We can’t be like the Pharisees and act so “removed” from the frailties and shortcomings of humanity that we cannot minister to this hurting world.

    Even Jesus allowed Himself to share in our suffering, to know our the temptations and weaknesses we suffer from. Heb 4:15 “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” This speaks to me of compassion, def: “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.” To be sympathetic “the act or capacity of entering into or sharing the feelings or interests of another.” We find in the gospels that Jesus on multiple occasions was recorded specifically as being moved with compassion for people, so too must we be moved with compassion for this world.

  20. Verse 8 ‘As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.’ This verse gets my attention. To BE CHURCH, we should not wander off from church to church or skip church. Once we start leaving church, we enter the dangers of the world, left unprotected, and depending on our own instincts. The nest/Church represents to me, the security, protection and comfort that only God can provide.

  21. Because life is short and our fortunes uncertain, we should be all the more diligent in what we do with our lives. We should act with foresight, giving responsible attention to our homes, our families, and our careers. We should be responsible stewards. Thinking ahead is a duty, not an option, for God’s people.

  22. vs. “8As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.”…Unfortunately I have wandered from time to time, but thank you Jesus for vs 5, “open rebuke is better than secret love.”although I wasn’t saying thanks at the time of the rebuke…

  23. Verse 19 (NLT) says…As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person. This verse reminds me of Pastor telling us to notify our face that we are Christians. Sometimes we truly don’t feel like smiling, being the nice one, etc.; but, our face/heart should always reflect who does live inside us.

  24. This chapter speaks of how one acts when we are foolish, which we all have been at one time or another. Verse one (1) is so sad but so true no one knows when they will pass from this life to the next, I pray in Jesus name for each and everyone of us to make it to Heaven. Although verse six (6) is painful we can pray/deal with something if we know about it, we are human and humans hurt one another often times unknowingly (please forgive us if we have hurt any of you). Pastor is trying to get us to take heed of verse 17, which is so true (Thank you, Man of God). We can either build each other up and we will all win or we can tear one another down and we will all lose (verse 23). May Jesus Bless you all

  25. Help us to be humble & not boastful what good we do in secret God honours that more then bragging. and if a friend is wounded dont pour salt on their wound but ointments of love & encouragement

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