Proverbs 27 – “Assorted Sayings”

Hebrew-English Text
I. Summary
A number of individual proverbs are related.

II. Photo
A lesson about marriage: “An endless dripping on a rainy day and a contentious wife are alike.” (v. 15)

III. Select Verses    
1: Do not boast of tomorrow, For you do not know what the day will bring.
2:  Let the mouth of another praise you, not yours, The lips of a stranger, not your own.
5: Open reproof is better than concealed love.
7: A sated person disdains honey, But to a hungry man anything bitter seems sweet.
8: Like a sparrow wandering from its nest Is a man who wanders from his home.
15: An endless dripping on a rainy day and a contentious wife are alike.
17: As iron sharpens iron So a man sharpens the wit of his friend.
19: As face answers to face in water, So does one man’s heart to another.

IV. Outline
1. The future
2. Self praise
3. The fool
4. Jealousy
5. Reproof
6. Friends and enemies
7. Hunger
8. The peripatetic
9. Incense, oil; Friendship
10. Family and friendship
11. Wisdom
12. The simpleton
13. Standing surety
14. Blessing a friend
15-16. The contentious wife
17. Friendship
18. Work; Respecting a master
19. Projecting one’s feelings
20. Desire
21. Pride
22. The fool
23-27. The benefits of herding

V. Comment
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VI. Works Used
(see “Commentaries” page)
Michael Fox, Proverbs 10-31 (Anchor Yale Bible 18B; New Haven: Yale, 2009).
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