New International Version
Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.
King James Bible
A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both.
Darby Bible Translation
A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool's vexation is heavier than them both.
World English Bible
A stone is heavy, and sand is a burden; but a fool's provocation is heavier than both.
Young's Literal Translation
A stone is heavy, and the sand is heavy, And the anger of a fool Is heavier than they both.
Proverbs 27:3 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."
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 …
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Resentment kills a fool, and envy slays the simple.
Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult.
Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.
Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming, but who can stand before jealousy?
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