New International Version
If anyone loudly blesses their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse.
King James Bible
He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
Darby Bible Translation
He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be reckoned a curse to him.
World English Bible
He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse by him.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is saluting his friend with a loud voice, In the morning rising early, A light thing it is reckoned to him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He that blesseth his friend - He who makes loud and public protestations of acknowledgments to his friend for favors received, subjects his sincerity to suspicion; and remember the Italian proverb elsewhere quoted: - "He who praises you more than he was wont to do, has either deceived you, or is about to do it." Extravagant public professions are little to be regarded.
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A sermon (No. 94) delivered on Sabbath morning, August 25, 1856, by C. H. Spurgeon at Maberley Chapel, Kingsland, on behalf of the Metropolitan Benefit Societies' Asylum, Ball's Pond Road, Islington. "Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth."--Proverbs 27:1. God's most holy Word was principally written to inform us of the way to heaven, and to guide us in our path through this world to the realms of eternal life and light. But as if to teach us that God is …
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