Proverbs 27:23
Do Not Boast About Tomorrow

1Boast not yourself of to morrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth. 2Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips. 3A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. 4Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? 5Open rebuke is better than secret love. 6Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. 7The full soul loathes an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet. 8As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man that wanders from his place. 9Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so does the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel. 10Your own friend, and your father's friend, forsake not; neither go into your brother's house in the day of your calamity: for better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off. 11My son, be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproaches me. 12A prudent man foresees the evil, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished. 13Take his garment that is surety for a stranger, and take a pledge of him for a strange woman. 14He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him. 15A continual dropping in a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike. 16Whoever hides her hides the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which denudes itself. 17Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. 18Whoever keeps the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waits on his master shall be honored. 19As in water face answers to face, so the heart of man to man. 20Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied. 21As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise. 22Though you should bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him. 23Be you diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds. 24For riches are not for ever: and does the crown endure to every generation? 25The hay appears, and the tender grass shows itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered. 26The lambs are for your clothing, and the goats are the price of the field. 27And you shall have goats' milk enough for your food, for the food of your household, and for the maintenance for your maidens.
Cross References
John 10:3
To him the porter opens; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calls his own sheep by name, and leads them out.

Proverbs 24:27
Prepare your work without, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house.

Jeremiah 31:10
Hear the word of the LORD, O you nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd does his flock.

Ezekiel 34:12
As a shepherd seeks out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

Treasury of Scripture

Be you diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds.


Genesis 31:38-40 This twenty years have I been with you; your ewes and your she goats have not cast their young...

Genesis 33:13 And he said to him, My lord knows that the children are tender, and the flocks and herds with young are with me...

1 Samuel 17:28 And Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said...

1 Chronicles 27:29-31 And over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite...

2 Chronicles 26:10 Also he built towers in the desert, and dig many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains...

Ezekiel 34:22-24,31 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle...

John 21:15-17 So when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me more than these? He said to him, Yes...

1 Peter 5:2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre...

look well or set thy heart

Proverbs 24:32 Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked on it, and received instruction.

Exodus 7:23 And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this also.

Deuteronomy 32:46 And he said to them, Set your hearts to all the words which I testify among you this day...

Strong's Concordance
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, [and] look well to thy herds.
Topical Bible
Acquainted Appearance Attention Care Careful Condition Diligent Droves Face Flock Flocks Heart Herds Pay State
Proverbs Chapter 27 Verse 23

Alphabetical: And attention Be careful condition flocks give herds know of pay sure the to well you your

OT Poetry: Proverbs 27:23 Know well the state of your flocks (Prov. Pro Pr)
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