New International Version
Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Prepare thy work without - Do nothing without a plan. In winter prepare seed, implements, tackle, geers, etc., for seed-time and harvest.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryThe Sluggard's Garden
'I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; 31. And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.'--PROVERBS xxiv. 30, 31. This picture of the sluggard's garden seems to be intended as a parable. No doubt its direct simple meaning is full of homely wisdom in full accord with the whole tone of the Book of Proverbs; but we shall scarcely do justice to this saying of the wise …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Epistle xxxvi. To Maximus, Bishop of Salona .
A Treatise on Good Works
An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips.
Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;
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