The Holy Bible, King James Version Revised

The Proverbs


Boast not thyself of tomorrow; 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 provocation is heavier than them both.
. .4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before jealousy?
. .5 Open rebuke is better than secret love.
. .6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.
. .7 The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
. .8 As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his home.
. .9 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; 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 suffer thereby.
. .13 Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for an adulterous 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 dripping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike.
. .16 Whosoever restraineth her restraineth the wind, and graspeth ointment in his right hand.
. .17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so one man sharpeneth another.
. .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 revealeth the face, so the heart of man revealeth the man.
. .20 Death 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 tried by 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 is mown, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
. .26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats provide 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.


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