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Commentaries for Proverbs Chapter 27

Proverbs 27:1

We know not what a day may bring forth...
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Proverbs 27:2

There may be occasion for us to justify ourselves, but not to praise ourselves...
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Proverbs 27:3-4

Those who have no command of their passions, sink under the load...
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Proverbs 27:5-6

Plain and faithful rebukes are better, not only than secret hatred, but than love which compliments in sin, to the hurt of the soul...
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Proverbs 27:7

The poor have a better relish of their enjoyments, and are often more thankful for them, than the rich...
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Proverbs 27:8

Every man has his proper place in society, where he may be safe and comfortable...
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Proverbs 27:9-10

Depend not for relief upon a kinsman, merely for kindred's sake; apply to those who are at hand, and will help in need...
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Proverbs 27:11

An affectionate parent urges his son to prudent conduct that should gladden his heart...
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Proverbs 27:12

Where there is temptation, if we thrust ourselves into it, there will be sin, and punishment will follow...
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Proverbs 27:13

An honest man may be made a beggar, but he is not honest that makes himself one...
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Proverbs 27:14

It is folly to be fond of being praised; it is a temptation to pride...
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Proverbs 27:15-16

The contentions of a neighbour may be like a sharp shower, troublesome for a time; the contentions of a wife are like constant rain...
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Proverbs 27:17

We are cautioned to take heed whom we converse with...
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Proverbs 27:18

Though a calling be laborious and despised, yet those who keep to it, will find there is something to be got by it...
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Proverbs 27:19

One corrupt heart is like another; so are sanctified hearts: the former bear the same image of the earthly, the latter the same image of the heavenly...
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Proverbs 27:20

Two things are here said to be never satisfied, death and sin...
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Proverbs 27:21

Silver and gold are tried by putting them into the furnace and fining-pot; so is a man tried by praising him...
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Proverbs 27:22

Some are so bad, that even severe methods do not answer the end; what remains but that they should be rejected? The new-creating power of God's grace alone is able to make a change...
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Proverbs 27:23-27

We ought to have some business to do in this world, and not to live in idleness, and not to meddle with what we do not understand...
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