New American Standard Bible
Like clouds and wind without rain Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely.
King James Bible
Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
Darby Bible Translation
Clouds and wind without rain, so is a man that boasteth himself of a false gift.
World English Bible
As clouds and wind without rain, so is he who boasts of gifts deceptively.
Young's Literal Translation
Clouds and wind, and rain there is none, Is a man boasting himself in a false gift.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The disappointment caused by him who promises much and performs little or nothing, is likened to the phenomena of an eastern climate; the drought of summer, the eager expectation of men who watch the rising clouds and the freshening breeze, the bitter disappointment when the breeze dies off, and the clouds pass away, and the wished for rain does not come.
A sermon (No. 2866) delivered on Thursday Evening, January 6th, 1876, by C.H. Spurgeon at The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."--Proverbs 25:25. This is a text for summertime rather than for a winter's evening. It is only on one of our hottest summer days that we could fully appreciate the illustration here employed; we need to be parched with thirst to be able to feel the value of cold waters to quench our thirst. At the same …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle Xlii. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
The Ninth Commandment
These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted;
Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?
"The prophets are as wind, And the word is not in them. Thus it will be done to them!"
"If a man walking after wind and falsehood Had told lies and said, 'I will speak out to you concerning wine and liquor,' He would be spokesman to this people.
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