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Geneva Bible (1599): Proverbs 27

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1 Boast not thy selfe of to morowe: for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

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2 Let another man prayse thee, and not thine owne mouth: a stranger, and not thine owne lips.

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3 A stone is heauie, and the sand weightie: but a fooles wrath is heauier then them both.

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4 Anger is cruell, and wrath is raging: but who can stand before enuie?

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5 Open rebuke is better then secret loue.

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6 The wounds of a louer are faithful, and the kisses of an enemie are pleasant.

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7 The person that is full, despiseth an hony combe: but vnto the hungry soule euery bitter thing is sweete.

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8 As a bird that wandreth from her nest, so is a man that wandreth from his owne place.

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9 As oyntment and perfume reioyce the heart, so doeth the sweetenes of a mans friend by hearty counsell.

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10 Thine owne friend and thy fathers friend forsake thou not: neither enter into thy brothers house in the day of thy calamitie: for better is a neighbour that is neere, then a brother farre off.

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11 My sonne, be wise, and reioyce mine heart, that I may answere him that reprocheth me.

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12 A prudent man seeth the plague, and hideth himselfe: but the foolish goe on still, and are punished.

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

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14 He that prayseth his friend with a loude voyce, rising earely in the morning, it shall be counted to him as a curse.

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15 A continual dropping in the day of raine, and a contentious woman are alike.

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16 He that hideth her, hideth the winde, and she is as ye oyle in his right hand, that vttereth it selfe.

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17 Yron sharpeneth yron, so doeth man sharpen the face of his friend.

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18 He that keepeth the fig tree, shall eate the fruite thereof: so he that waiteth vpon his master, shall come to honour.

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

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20 The graue and destruction can neuer be full, so the eyes of man can neuer be satisfied.

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21 As is the fining pot for siluer and the fornace for golde, so is euery man according to his dignitie.

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22 Though thou shouldest bray a foole in a morter among wheate brayed with a pestell, yet will not his foolishnes depart from him.

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23 Be diligent to know ye state of thy flocke, and take heede to the heardes.

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24 For riches remaine not alway, nor the crowne from generation to generation.

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25 The hey discouereth it selfe, and the grasse appeareth, and the herbes of the mountaines are gathered.

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26 The lambes are for thy clothing, and the goates are the price of the fielde.

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27 And let the milke of the goates be sufficient for thy foode, for the foode of thy familie, and for the sustenance of thy maydes.

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