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Proverbs 27 - NIV


Do not boast about tomorrow,
for you do not know what a day may bring.


Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth;
an outsider, and not your own lips.


Stone is heavy and sand a burden,
but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.


Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,
but who can stand before jealousy?


Better is open rebuke
than hidden love.


Wounds from a friend can be trusted,
but an enemy multiplies kisses.


One who is full loathes honey from the comb,
but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.


Like a bird that flees its nest
is anyone who flees from home.


Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,
and the pleasantness of a friend
springs from their heartfelt advice.


Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family,
and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you—
better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.


Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart;
then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.


The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.


Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger;
hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.


If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning,
it will be taken as a curse.


A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping
of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;

16 restraining her is like restraining the wind
or grasping oil with the hand.


As iron sharpens iron,
so one person sharpens another.


The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit,
and whoever protects their master will be honored.


As water reflects the face,
so one’s life reflects the heart.[a]

20 Death and Destruction[b] are never satisfied,
and neither are human eyes.


The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,
but people are tested by their praise.


Though you grind a fool in a mortar,
grinding them like grain with a pestle,
you will not remove their folly from them.


Be sure you know the condition of your flocks,
give careful attention to your herds;

24 for riches do not endure forever,
and a crown is not secure for all generations.

25 When the hay is removed and new growth appears
and the grass from the hills is gathered in,

26 the lambs will provide you with clothing,
and the goats with the price of a field.

27 You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed your family
and to nourish your female servants.


a. Proverbs 27:19 Or so others reflect your heart back to you
b. Proverbs 27:20 Hebrew Abaddon

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Jordan Muck avatar
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Sep, 2016
Summary: Understanding the Buzz Words in Christianity
Series: Buzz Words
Tim Pollock avatar
Discern Friendships and Maintain a Respect for Those Who Are Close to You
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Discern Friendships and Maintain a Special Respect for Those Who Are Close to Your Family
Scripture: Proverbs 27:9-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 211
Paul Basehore avatar
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Oct, 2015
Summary: Sometimes things that hurt are those things that cause the most good in our lives.
Series: Baking Bread
Tom Shepard avatar
Proverbs 27 - Godly Instructions
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Jul, 2015
Summary: This is a verse by verse look at Proverbs chapter 27.
based on 4 ratings
Views: 1,453
Steve Ely avatar
Tactics - Pt. 3 - Skinned
Shared by: Steve Ely on Feb, 2015
Summary: We are instructed to be aware of how our enemy works against us. However, it is also essential to know how God works. We need to learn His tactics so that we won't miss His hand moving in our life.
Series: Tactics
Jim Kilson avatar
The Most Dangerous Word
Shared by: Jim Kilson on Nov, 2014
Summary: Part 7 of 8 in a series covering words in the Bible that are all too often overlooked or ignored.
Series: Words
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 2,476
Maurice McCarthy avatar
Fruits of the Spirit (Introductionary message)
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Nov, 2014
Summary: A message to introduce a new series. Particular emphasis on four ways the fruit of the Spirit is realized in our lives.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 27:23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,127
Pastor Brad Henry avatar
"How Dare You"
Shared by: Pastor Brad Henry on Aug, 2014
Summary: Living by the flesh produces no good thing, especially praise from others.
Series: Holy Spirit
Ronnie Knight avatar
Shared by: Ronnie Knight on Aug, 2013
Summary: In light of the fact that we may be living in the day before eternity we should use our time, talents, and treasures to glorify God.
Scripture: Proverbs 27:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,997
Chuck Sligh avatar
Too Late!
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Aug, 2013
Summary: Some day it will be too late for salvation; too late for service by the saints; and too late for winning the lost to Christ. Those are the 3 points of this sermon
Scripture: Proverbs 27:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,753
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Mar, 2013
Summary: Proverbs 27:23-27 portrays the wondrous interplay of diligent work on our part & faithful watch-care [or providence] as God's part. God has placed return in our work but has given man the responsibility to be diligent in order to extract it. Because God'
Series: Proverbs
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 27:23-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,749
Jeff Strite avatar
The Kisses You Do Not Want
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Feb, 2013
Summary: Even back in Bible times (where they did a lot of kissing) there were certain kisses you didn’t want. And the worst kisses were those of enemies and betrayers. How did God say we should deal with people who attempt to deceive as those would?
Series: The Kiss
Kelly Benton avatar
The Wrestling Sermon
Shared by: Kelly Benton on Jan, 2013
Summary: To share with the listener how the sport of wrestling is much like our Christian life.
Como evitar problemas.
Shared by: JORGE ALBERTO PEREZ ALPIZAR. on Oct, 2012
Summary: Dios nos ha dado principios en las Sagradas Escrituras que al ponerlos en practica nos ayudarán a vivir una vida plena en Cristo.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 27:12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,646
Jimmy Chapman avatar
Postponing Your Procrastination
Shared by: Jimmy Chapman on Jun, 2012
Summary: Procrastination is a giant all of us face. Let us look at it.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 27:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,690
Tom Papez avatar
Shared by: Tom Papez on Jan, 2012
Summary: “Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses? You’ve been out riding fences, for so long now. Oh, you’re a hard one, but I know that you’ve got your reasons. These things that are pleasing you,can hurt somehow.”
Scripture: Proverbs 27:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,029
Philip Harrelson avatar
As A Man Thinketh
Shared by: Philip Harrelson on Jan, 2012
Summary: Our thinking has the capacity to either crown us or cripple us.
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 20,251
Bruce Rzengota avatar
Power of Friends
Shared by: Bruce Rzengota on Dec, 2011
Andy Stanley avatar
Me and the Mrs.
Shared by: Andy Stanley on Aug, 2011
Summary: If we do almost nothing for our children but give them a great marriage, then that counts for more than anything else. But to do that, you have to have guardrails.
Series: Guardrails
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 27:12
Views: 15,802
JB Hall avatar
Beautiful Scars
Shared by: JB Hall on Jun, 2011
Summary: This sermon teaches us that our scars are simply reminders that a wounding has occurred; but that a healing has taken place; a healing that lifts us higher than we ever could have risen without the wounding.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 27:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,918
Davon Huss avatar
Testing Praise
Shared by: Davon Huss on Mar, 2011
Summary: A sermon on Proverbs 27:2, 21 on praising others and how to evaluate praise (Outline and material adapted from Pulpit Commentary)
Scripture: Proverbs 27:2-21
Views: 1,529
Rev.Dr.   Windham-Mendoza avatar
Sharpening Of The Christian
Shared by: Rev.Dr. Windham-Mendoza on Feb, 2011
Summary: Who is sharpening you in your daily walk? This is a question that majority of us don't really look at, as believers. This sermon addresses this issue.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,844
Jeff Strite avatar
Iron Man - The Learning Curve
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Jun, 2010
Summary: It's not enough to just go to church. Christians need to be there for each other to sharpen the iron that God has placed within us.
Series: Iron Man
David Ibeleme avatar
Sucession Planning in Ministry
Shared by: David Ibeleme on Apr, 2010
Summary: Outline the importance and the elements of succession planning
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 27:23-27
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,964
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Mirror Reflection
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Jan, 2010
Summary: What image do we see when we look in the mirror? Who is that person in the reflection? As I thought about this passage I began to realize that all of us look at life in slightly different ways. We see each other through different mirrors.
Harold Hansen avatar
Why Do We Harbor Anger
Shared by: Harold Hansen on May, 2009
Summary: Anger why is that so in a Christian’s Life. What to about it.
Series: Anger
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 27:4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,089
Gregory Thomas avatar
Iron Sharpens Iron
Shared by: Gregory Thomas on Mar, 2009
Summary: Shows our obligation to a healthy relationship
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 27:17
Views: 1,921
John Mann avatar
How To Manage My Money
Shared by: John Mann on Dec, 2008
Summary: Big Idea for this series: How to get from where you are, to where you want to be.
Series: Money in HD
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 27:23-24
Denomination: Free Methodist
Views: 1,573
Andrew Drummond avatar
Handling the Truth
Shared by: Andrew Drummond on Jun, 2008
Summary: Truth is a key to every health relationship, although it is sometimes hard to handle. This message is about how to receive and give truth in a healthy way.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 27:6
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 4,011
Ken Harris avatar
"Iron Men"
Shared by: Ken Harris on Mar, 2008
Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate men that are spiritually young to become sharper and more accountable by bonding with Iron Men.
based on 13 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 27:17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,577