New International Version
Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;
King James Bible
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
Darby Bible Translation
Be well acquainted with the appearance of thy flocks; look well to thy herds:
World English Bible
Know well the state of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds:
Young's Literal Translation
Know well the face of thy flock, Set thy heart to the droves,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The state of thy flocks - The directions to the end of the chapter refer chiefly to pastoral and agricultural affairs. Do not trust thy flocks to the shepherd merely; number them thyself; look into their condition; see how they are tended; and when, and with what, and in what proportion, they are fed.
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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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