New International Version
Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.
King James Bible
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
Darby Bible Translation
Let another praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
World English Bible
Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
Young's Literal Translation
Let another praise thee, and not thine own mouth, A stranger, and not thine own lips.
Proverbs 27:2 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth - We have a similar proverb, which illustrates this: "Self-praise is no commendation."
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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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2 Corinthians 10:12
We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.
2 Corinthians 10:18
For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
2 Corinthians 12:11
I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the "super-apostles," even though I am nothing.
It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.
Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.
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