Tuesday, March 13, 2018
BRAGADAYJAH 1618 Proverbs 27: Verses 1-13 Warnings and Instructions (Cont.) Boast not thyself of tomorrow, 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 is 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 a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul everything is sweet. As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place. Ointment and perfume doth rejoice the heart so is the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel. 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. My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I might answer him that reproacheth me. A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself. But the simple pass on and are punished. Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman.