New International Version
As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart.
King James Bible
As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
Darby Bible Translation
As [in] water face [answereth] to face, so the heart of man to man.
World English Bible
As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man.
Young's Literal Translation
As in water the face is to face, So the heart of man to man.
Proverbs 27:19 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
As in water face answereth to face - All men's hearts are pretty nearly alike; water is not more like to water, than one heart is to another. Or, as a man sees his face perfectly reflected by the water, when looking into it; so the wise and penetrating man sees generally what is in the heart of another by considering the general tenor of his words and actions.
"Surely, if each man saw another's heart
There would be no commerce;All would disperse,And live apart."
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 one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored.
Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes.
Jump to PreviousAnswers Face Heart Hearts Mind Reflects Water
Jump to NextAnswers Face Heart Hearts Mind Reflects Water
LinksProverbs 27:19 NIV
Proverbs 27:19 NLT
Proverbs 27:19 ESV
Proverbs 27:19 NASB
Proverbs 27:19 KJV
Proverbs 27:19 Bible Apps
Proverbs 27:19 Biblia Paralela
Proverbs 27:19 Chinese Bible
Proverbs 27:19 French Bible
Proverbs 27:19 German Bible
Proverbs 27:19 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.