Proverbs 24:27
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New American Standard Bible
Prepare your work outside And make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house.

King James Bible
Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

Darby Bible Translation
Prepare thy work without, and put thy field in order, and afterwards build thy house.

World English Bible
Prepare your work outside, and get your fields ready. Afterwards, build your house.

Young's Literal Translation
Prepare in an out-place thy work, And make it ready in the field -- go afterwards, Then thou hast built thy house.

Proverbs 24:27 Parallel
Barnes' Notes on the Bible

i. e., Get an estate into good order before erecting a house on it. To "build a house" may, however, be equivalent (compare Exodus 1:21; Deuteronomy 25:9; Ruth 4:11) to "founding a family;" and the words a warning against a hasty and imprudent marriage. The young man is taught to cultivate his land before he has to bear the burdens of a family. Further, in a spiritual sense, the "field" may be the man's outer common work, the "house" the dwelling-place of his higher life. He must do the former faithfully in order to attain the latter. Neglect in one is fatal to the other. Compare Luke 16:10-11.

Proverbs 24:27 Parallel Commentaries

The Sluggard's Farm
A sermon (No. 2027) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 3rd 1888, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction."--Proverbs 24:30-32. No doubt Solomon was sometimes glad
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

2 Cor. Iii. 5
Not that we are sufficient of our selves, to think any thing as of our selves: but our Sufficiency is of God. IN my former Discourse upon these Words, I shewed you that it was the sole Design of St. Paul in them, to declare, that, in the setting about, and executing, the difficult and laborious Work of an Apostle, He did not arrogate to himself the Power, and Ability, and Success, which he had: but that he ascribed his Sufficiency for this great Work, as well as his being designed to it, to God himself,
Benjamin Hoadly—Several Discourses Concerning the Terms of Acceptance with God

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