New International Version
The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored.
King James Bible
Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof; and he that guardeth his master shall be honoured.
World English Bible
Whoever tends the fig tree shall eat its fruit. He who looks after his master shall be honored.
Young's Literal Translation
The keeper of a fig-tree eateth its fruit, And the preserver of his master is honoured.
Proverbs 27:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Iron sharpeneth iron - As hard iron, viz., steel, will bring a knife to a better edge when it is properly whetted against it: so one friend may be the means of exciting another to reflect, dive deeply into, and illustrate a subject, without which whetting or excitement, this had never taken place. Had Horace seen this proverb in the Septuagint translation when he wrote to the Pisos?
Ergo fungar vice cotis, acutum
Reddere quae ferrum valet, exors ipsa secandi.
Hor. Ars. Poet., ver. 304.
"But let me sharpen others, as the hone
Gives edge to razors, though itself have none."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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 …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
The Honored Servant
How those who Fear Scourges and those who Contemn them are to be Admonished.
The Call of Matthew.
The Lord answered, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time?
"'Well done, my good servant!' his master replied. 'Because you have been trustworthy in a very small matter, take charge of ten cities.'
1 Corinthians 3:8
The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor.
1 Corinthians 9:7
Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat its grapes? Who tends a flock and does not drink the milk?
2 Timothy 2:6
The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops.
2 Kings 18:31
"Do not listen to Hezekiah. This is what the king of Assyria says: Make peace with me and come out to me. Then each of you will eat fruit from your own vine and fig tree and drink water from your own cistern,
As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, till he shows us his mercy.
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