Proverbs Chapter 27

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Proverbs 27

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

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.

Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

Open rebuke is better than secret love.

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

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

As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.

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.

11 My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me.

12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.

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

15 A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.

16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.

17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

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

20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.

23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?

25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.

26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.

27 And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

50 thoughts on “Proverbs Chapter 27

  1. 1. BOAST not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. 2. Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. 3. A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both. 4. Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? PRAISE YE THE LORD !!!!

  2. Verse 19 MSG “Just as water mirrors your face, so your face mirrors your heart.” Same verse NLT “As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person.” Same verse NIV “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.[a]”

    Luke 6:45 CEV says “Good people do good things because of the good in their hearts. Bad people do bad things because of the evil in their hearts. Your words show what is in your heart.” Proverbs 4:23 AMP says “Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life.” Same verse NLT “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.”

  3. “Open rebuke is better than secret love.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    I’m thankful for those that have spoken to me to help me and save me. Thank you for not being afraid of telling me how it is. Thank you for correcting me.

    “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬
    I don’t need somebody to have my back. I need somebody that has the heart of God as a friend. A friend that can help me, lift me up when I need help! A friend that can go with me to battle if I need to! A brother to take care of me! A brother I can go to for wisdom and counsel. I’ll have your back if you have mine.

  4. 16 Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.
    17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    The body of Christ is called to reach out and bring people to Christ but we also have the duty of edifying one another and building each other up in the faith. We are to stand next to one another during these end time and lift us up during trials and tribulations.

  5. 5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.

    It is better because it’s when your openly loved. Who wants a secret love? Every secret thing done always comes out to…….

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

    17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    19 As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man.

  7. Proverbs 27:1, “BOAST not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”

    James 4:13-16 says, 13) Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14) Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15) For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 16) But now ye rejoice in your boasting; all such rejoicing is evil.

    We never know what a day has in store for us. God woke us up this morning, so GO live it wisely; GO live it for JESUS.

    GO Pray
    GO Worship Him
    GO Praise Him
    GO Read His Word
    GO Share the Gospel
    GO Testify about Him
    GO Help Someone
    GO Encourage Someone

  8. 2 Let someone else praise you; compliments are always sweeter from a stranger’s lips than from your own.

    21 The crucible is used for refining silver, the furnace for gold, but praise is what tests a person’s mettle. Voice

    Constant self-promotion is unbecoming, annoying, and counterproductive.

  9. 4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?

    Anger is defined as a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong. Wrath is defined as strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation. Envy is defined as a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another’s advantages, success, possessions.

    So, why does envy have the worst outcome/result?

    First, anger is an involuntary emotional response to a situation. I believe that is why, in this case the bible refers to it as outrageous because it happens if we want it to or not. Our response to the anger is where sin gets involved. If we allow our anger to grow and we retaliate we produce wrath; thus why is labeled as cruel. We have feed our anger to the next level to impact someone else.

    Although we sometimes use the words jealousy and envy interchangeably, there is a difference. Jealousy can be used in a good way. When applied to God, saying He is a jealous God means He demands that we worship and love Him exclusively. Envy is never referred to as anything good.

    Envy is rooted in selfishness and we become only concerned with satisfying the cravings. There’s a way to show that we are changing on the inside. When we share our possessions, praise the success of others, and encourage others in reaching their goals, we will begin to experience the joy that comes from giving. By doing the opposite of our sinful nature, we change our habit patterns and demonstrate to God that we are working with Him in renewing our minds.

  10. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

    We are going to hurt our friends many times , majority of the time were not meaning to do but it happens anyway. We also need be careful of one that we think are out friends nice to us in our faces but talk about us behind our back.
    We all need to make sure that we love one another and not sow discord.

    Proverbs 20:19 Holman version
    The one who reveals secrets is a constant gossip; avoid someone with a big mouth.

  11. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

    We are going to hurt our friends many times , majority of the time were not meaning to do but it happens anyway. We also need be careful of one that we think are out friends nice to us in our faces but talk about us behind our back.
    We all need to make sure that we love one another and not sow discord.

    Proverbs 20:19 Holman version
    The one who reveals secrets is a constant gossip; avoid someone with a big mouth.

  12. 17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    Some might call it friendly competition; some may become easily offended and will want to be the best (pride). Hopefully we are the former: praying for one another, studying the word together, and encouraging each other when we see a friend becoming dull.

  13. 1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

    A lot of people think that this is speaking about planning the future. In a way yes, but let’s not be ignorant we must plan for our retirement, we must plan for life insurance, do not just go through life with the “Yolo” attitude. I think this is more about letting God have control of your plans. If you plan your tomorrow but God guides you in a different direction FOLLOW GOD!!! Let Him have control over ALL I your life. Don’t be so strict about your decisions be open to God’s message.

  14. 5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
    6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

    Friends are able to tell us what they see happening in our lives, especially when they see us heading for trouble. Don’t reject the counsel of someone who wants the best for you. Stop a few minutes, step back and listen. Rebuke can come from a parent, pastor or close friend and these people all love us and want the best for us.

  15. iLove to Go Blog
    Proverbs 27:18 KJV  Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

    Wow, this scripture is deep! In the Hebrew that word “keepeth” means to protect, and to guard…That is exactly what the Husbandman would do in Biblical days. They would build a house on the wall of the vineyard (or fig orchard) to watch over the harvest. The man in charge was to protect the fruit at all costs. The Word compares this relationship with those who serve their “master”. The word “master” is simply a word meaning ruler, or someone over you in authority. Today that would include our pastor as well (for he watches over our soul). So, we are to serve our pastor, we are to protect and to guard his name from all falsehood and from the foxes who try to steal the fruit from the vine. When we do this, according to the Word we will be honored. Waaahhhooo.

  16. 17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    Not all who claim to be your friend really are. But those that at there in the good and bad times, correct you when you’re wrong and encourage you to do better, rejoice with you in times of rejoicing and lift you up in times of sorrow, those that pray with and for you and you can read your bible and praise with, those are the friends that are truly real!

  17. Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous.
    Proverbs 27:4 NLT
    It’s better to be angry then jealous . Jealous leads to deep sin just as cain . Can kill Abel because he was jealous of him
    Of just think about joesph and his brother his brother were jealous of joesph
    But while his brothers were jealous of Joseph, his father wondered what the dreams meant.
    Genesis 37:11 NLT

    Let us not become conceited, or provoke one another, or be jealous of one another.
    Galatians 5:26 NLT
    There more scriptures and stories about jealousy so let’s keep are heart Grand and remember that Jesus will take care of us there nothing to be jealous about

  18. 21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

    The refining pot was fashioned to bring out the best in the silver, the furnace designed for the heat to bring out the best in the gold. We, the people, the chosen ones of the Lord were designed to bring out our best praise to the Lord.

    I will not offer Him something that costs me nothing. Regardless of my day or my emotions God deserves the highest praise, with my whole heart and my whole mind.

  19. 17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    As the people of God we work together to help strengthen encourage and uplift each other. Friends are to be iron that sharpens and helps each other be what God has called them to be. A good friend has brighten your day and encourage you. They can pick you up when your down and they can even correct you when your wrong. Thats the kind of friends we should all be praying for.

  20. 17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    We can’t walk this journey, all of us need a friend that keeps us accountable and helps to stay on the path that God wants us to be on.

  21. 2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

    A word to keep for boasting of yourself will always bring completion to bring you down. But when someone else praises you, it builds you up. May I also hid this scripture in my heart.

    12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.

    This scripture spoke to me, for there is much evil in this world. When it comes in a rally, riot, war or other means. It is best to be hidden from it all. Not to be caught up in it or to be the target of it. But to watch and pray, seeking God’s will and direction through it all

    Irepent
    Ipray
    Ipraise
    Iwork
    Igive
    Ireap
    Istudy
    Ipraise
    Ipray
    Igo
    I Bless You In The Name Of The Lord Jesus!

  22. Josiah: 12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
    God bestowed foresight for a reason as well as a mind to be used. If we are prudent we will foresee evil and rid ourselves from it’s presence. People know you by what you stand for as well as what you let happen around you. If you refuse to be in the presence of drama and gossip people who know you at school will less likely to even try to bring it up. When we are prudent people may notice us because we are different. When a group of people may stand around and gossip we would be the one to leave. So, let us GO PRUDENTLY and be a light to this world!

  23. 17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    Thankful for friends who are a part of my life.
    We must be in the world to win the world. But we must keep those who are filled within with a relationship infiltered with the true Spirit of God. Integrity and honesty that can sharpen us. Our countenance is what the world sees. Our innermost thoughts and soul is what God sees. So thank you to the faithful who can sharpen one another to be more like God and to lift our countenance to serve with a joyful heart.

  24. 1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
    2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

    If you have to make yourself look good, then you’re probably not good.

    In this world of media and self media. We tend to hide behind it. From outspoken views, to extreme radicalism. Our world is so connected that we have found out how to hide behind the camera, when in front of it. We have forgotten to have a one on one conversation where we talk about something, and even if we don’t agree on the same thing, we are still friend. When friendships are “Liked” and “Unfriended” at an alarming rate. Do we even know how to make friends the old way? “Hi my name is….”

    It takes time to cultivate real relationships. One’s that don’t end via being unfriended. But true, genuine friendships. Taking the time to sit down and get to hear someone’s voice, to see their body posture. Yet in this world we see a 30 sec. video and we can “tell” what someones true intentions are. We see a picture that has 1000 likes and shares and we say that they must be very popular, yet that person is contemplating suicide, or trying to hide the pain of the bruise on their back from an abusive parent.

    So the question then comes to play, what are you going to be remembered by, when you die? As this passages states,…for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. We are not promised tomorrow, so if you were to die today, what would your legacy be? would it be… wow they didn’t do much with their life, they were always so rude, they never had a smile, ect. Or would people say, Wow they had so much more they wanted to do. They always had something good to say, I will miss that…, ect

    It’s never to late to change it. And as born again, Holy Ghost filled Christians, we should have the latter said about us. They always had something good to say. But as Christians we tend to get labeled negatively because some many people label themselves as Christians. So what are the people around you saying about you? You are your testimony, your actions will speak for you. So what are DOing about IT?
    #GODOSOMETHING different and change your world.

  25. 17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
    They use to quote this in wrestling practice. It’s kinda like Gold rubs off on Gold or diamonds cut other diamonds.
    Surround yourself with positive people in your life. People you look up to. Surround yourself with men and women that are reliable and you know you can count on them. Because iron does sharpen iron, gold does rub off on Gold and diamonds are the only thing that can cut other diamonds .
    iBless you in the name of the Lord Jesus

  26. GO IN HONESTY

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

    We make exteme attempts to conceal things in our hearts from others. However, the WORD of GOD teaches us that we are openly read and our heart revealed to others, just as our face is revealed to us in the water.

    Our wisest approach in every situation is honesty. Be honest with ourselves and with others. We begin each day at a disadvantage.

    Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

    We are wise to consider our heart each day.

    Proverbs 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

    As we examine ourselves, we prepare ourselves to lead others to the presence and power of GOD through JESUS.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  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.

  28. 19 As water reflects the face,
    so one’s life reflects the heart.

    Amen! Every decision we make makes affects more than 1 person, it can affect even generations!!! In this past year i have learned how important it is “you reap what you sow” nothing that we do spiritually is in vain!!! Jesus help my life reflect you so that I can be that light for others that need you!!!

  29. 12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
    God always provides warnings to protect us.He lets us decide if we are going to heed the warnings he has given us.We can obey them and be led to safety or ignore them and be left to our own devices and tossed about without his protection.
    There is such a calm and peace when you listen to Jesus and let him lead and guide your steps.

  30. I have a long time friend in the church who often quotes this verse: ‘Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.’ It is nearly impossible for us to get together without pulling out a Bible and discussing some aspect of the scripture. He’ll see something in the Word that catches his attention and it doesn’t matter if we’re on the other side of the country; we’ll end up discussing it over the phone. That is the blessing of the body! A common desire to please a common Lord with a common destination in mind. The fellowship of like minded believers encouraging and even sharpening one another as we walk down this path in life.

    With that in mind, reconsider that earlier verse: ‘As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.’ There is a reason God placed us amongst his people! If you’ve ever seen a bird fallen from its best with no place to go and no one to take care of it, it is easy to receive the admonition of this proverb. We need the body! Not only in a general sense… if you’re truly going to leave the world behind then you’re going to need a replacement. You can’t afford to hold the body of believers at arms length with an empty house within.. we’ve all heard the parable of where that ends. We need to take the time to truly know one another. The breaking of bread from house to house! It is not only something expected of us… it is what brings us together with bonds of love.

  31. 23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

    Not only is important to be vigilant for our own selves but to also watch out for others especially the new borns in the kingdom. We must watch out for them and care for them.

  32. “Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds,”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    All throughout this chapter it tells of the importance of being a friend and having friends to help each other. We should take a new believer under our wing and be a friend to them by knowing the state or situation they’re in. We do that by healing their hurts, meeting their needs and build their dreams. This can only be done through a close friendship.

  33. Proverbs 27:1 (English Amp) Do not boast of [ yourself and] tomorrow , for You know not what a day may bring forth, [ Luke 12:19 ,And I will say to my soul, Soul , you have many good things laid up , [enough] for many years, Take your ease ; eat, drink and enjoy yourself merrily , WE are not promise another day , You never not what God has in store for us. Our live is more than food. DONT worry be happy.

  34. 7 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

    When we yearn for God, His Word, His love every bit is nourishing to our souls. Even the parts that are hard to swallow are still sweet and openly accepted. Thy word is like honey. But when a haughty spirit feels like they know or have enough then they may turn a cheek or scoff at the sweetness of God’s Word. I pray, with as satisfying as You are, my Lord and King, that I may never be full. I pray I always hunger for the sweetness of my Jehovah.

  35. 23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

    24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?

    Be a good steward of what God has given you, whether finances, possession, life. If we do not look to see where we are and are accountable then we can be neglecting our blessings. This does not mean to be consumed by it but to know the state of and act accordingly.

  36. 14 He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

    We shouldn’t do things for show, God loves it when we bless one another but we need to do it with the right motive, we should always pray before we bless someone and make sure God is the center of everything we do! That is what makes him our Lord and Savior!
    iblessyouinthenameoftheLord!

  37. Beware of those who will try to bring you harm. God gives us the strength to endure. In him we can find power to overcome the enemy. We cannot get comfortable in this world, but rather be about our father’s business.

  38. 7 He who is full loathes honey, but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.

    Here Solomon taps the self-sufficient and self-satisfied “self-made”, those who are too fill of themselves to be hungry for spiritual things. When we are clueless about our own state of need or too consumed by worldly pleasures, we miss out on the sweetness of wisdom and God’s sustenance for our souls. Jesus implies the same thing when he says ” Blessed are those who are hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled” (Mat 5:6). I’m order to maintain our spiritual appetite for spiritual things -and receive blessings of God’s rich fare – we need to resist filling ourselves up with foolish and illegitimate things. What are you full of?

  39. Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    As the proper tool shapes and sharpens iron for its desired use, so a man sharpens his friend morally and intellectually by their personal friendship.

    Blessed friends, they refresh the soul.

  40. 17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

    Have a friend who gives you wisdom and knowledge. You don’t want to wait in line for a friend that will feed you lies and dirt, but you want a true friend and a friend who is walking in the lords will. Their iron will make you bright and sharp. Thank you Jesus!

  41. We should be diligent in what we do with our lives. We should be responsible stewards like a farmer with his lands and herd.

  42. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
    Proverbs 27:6 KJV

    Their is no such thing as “frienemies” either you are a friend or an enemy. The difference is found in the fruit. A friend will correct you to help you grow even if what they say may hurt because sometimes the truth hurts. Enemies are those who try to tear you down and will allow or lead you astray with deceit and lies. They act like they want to see you succeed but can’t stand to see you prosper. We should rejoice with those who rejoice and encourage others with humbleness even to those who are our enemies.

  43. A true friend (who is a friend )? I thought about this and only God knows who is worthy of this title. These are not a friend: If your not in their click. No money no friend. Controlling of you not a friend. No respect no friend no trust no friend. Jealousy no friend. Backstab no friend. They are there when they only need something and want their way with you. Trust no one. Trust God and he’ll lead you the right way. Choose your friends wisely because friends come dressed in wolves clothing. They are not what they seem. God teaches us to be wise and stay away from fools that lead you the wrong direction. Be wise and seek counsel from the man of God.

  44. 2 Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth—
    a stranger, not your own lips.

    If you earned to be praised, others will let you know for the well job done. If you praise yourself, others will grow to dislike you, and will not give you praise.

  45. “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.”
    ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭27:6-7‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Friends can wound you, but it is for your good so thief wounds are faithful. Even so, if you are hungry for love, friendship, or God those wounds are easy to bare, they are sweet. It’s only when we decided that something besides our hunger for God can be satisfied by “another” (something else) that these wounds become to difficult to bare.

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