New American Standard Bible
The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each is tested by the praise accorded him.
King James Bible
As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
Darby Bible Translation
The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; so let a man be to the mouth that praiseth him.
World English Bible
The crucible is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but man is refined by his praise.
Young's Literal Translation
A refining pot is for silver, and a furnace for gold, And a man according to his praise.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
So is ... - Better, So let a man be to his praise, let him purify it from all the alloy of flattery and baseness with which it is too probably mixed up.
LibraryThe Best Friend
A Sermon (No. 2627) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 18th, 1899, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Thursday evening, February 23rd, 1882. "Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not."--Proverbs 27:10. True friends are very scarce. We have a great many acquaintances and sometimes we call them friends, and so misuse the noble word "friendship." Peradventure in some after-day of adversity when these so-called friends have looked out for their …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Second Sunday after Easter
The Sixth Commandment
"Woe to you when all men speak well of you, for their fathers used to treat the false prophets in the same way.
The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, But the LORD tests hearts.
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