New International Version

Proverbs 27:1-27

1Do not boast about tomorrow,

for you do not know what a day may bring.

2Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth;

an outsider, and not your own lips.

3Stone is heavy and sand a burden,

but a fool’s provocation is heavier than both.

4Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming,

but who can stand before jealousy?

5Better is open rebuke

than hidden love.

6Wounds from a friend can be trusted,

but an enemy multiplies kisses.

7One who is full loathes honey from the comb,

but to the hungry even what is bitter tastes sweet.

8Like a bird that flees its nest

is anyone who flees from home.

9Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart,

and the pleasantness of a friend

springs from their heartfelt advice.

10Do 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.

11Be wise, my son, and bring joy to my heart;

then I can answer anyone who treats me with contempt.

12The prudent see danger and take refuge,

but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

13Take the garment of one who puts up security for a stranger;

hold it in pledge if it is done for an outsider.

14If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning,

it will be taken as a curse.

15A quarrelsome wife is like the dripping

of a leaky roof in a rainstorm;

16restraining her is like restraining the wind

or grasping oil with the hand.

17As iron sharpens iron,

so one person sharpens another.

18The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit,

and whoever protects their master will be honored.

19As water reflects the face,

so one’s life reflects the heart.27:19 Or so others reflect your heart back to you

20Death and Destruction27:20 Hebrew Abaddon are never satisfied,

and neither are human eyes.

21The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold,

but people are tested by their praise.

22Though you grind a fool in a mortar,

grinding them like grain with a pestle,

you will not remove their folly from them.

23Be sure you know the condition of your flocks,

give careful attention to your herds;

24for riches do not endure forever,

and a crown is not secure for all generations.

25When the hay is removed and new growth appears

and the grass from the hills is gathered in,

26the lambs will provide you with clothing,

and the goats with the price of a field.

27You will have plenty of goats’ milk to feed your family

and to nourish your female servants.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

箴言 27:1-27

1不要为明天夸口,

因为你不知明天会怎样。

2让别人夸奖你,不要开口自夸;

让外人称赞你,不要自吹自擂。

3石头沉,沙土重,

不如愚人惹的麻烦重。

4暴怒固然残酷,

愤恨好比狂澜,

然而嫉妒更是无人能敌。

5开诚布公的责备胜过隐藏的爱。

6朋友加的创伤出自真诚,

仇敌连连亲吻却是多余。

7饱足的人连蜂蜜也嫌弃,

饥饿的人吃苦食也甘甜。

8离乡背井的人就像离巢的飞鸟。

9膏油和香料使人畅快,

朋友的劝诫更加甘甜。

10不可抛弃你的朋友和父亲的至交。

患难时别投靠兄弟,

近邻胜过远亲。

11孩子啊,你要做智者,

使我的心喜乐,

我好回答讥笑我的人。

12明哲人遇祸躲避,

愚昧人前去受害。

13谁为陌生人作保,

就拿谁的衣服;

谁为淫妇作保,

谁就得交抵押。

14清早高声为邻舍祝福,

无异于咒诅他。

15喋喋不休的妇人,

就像雨天房屋漏个不停;

16想制止她犹如制止狂风,

又像用手抓油一样困难。

17朋友互相切磋,

如铁磨铁越磨越利。

18看无花果树的吃无花果,

照顾主人的也必得尊荣。

19水能映照人的面貌,

心能反映人的本相。

20阴间和死亡填不满,

人的眼目永不满足。

21鼎炼银,炉炼金,

赞美也考验人。

22就算把愚人放在臼里与麦子一起捣碎,

他仍然难脱愚昧。

23你要了解你的羊群,

小心照料你的牲畜。

24因为钱财有用尽时,

冠冕不能万代长存。

25干草割去,嫩草长出,

山间的野草都被收起来。

26小羊的皮毛可做衣服,

卖山羊的钱可买田地,

27母山羊的奶足够你和家人喝,

也够养活你的仆婢。