New Living Translation
A person who promises a gift but doesn't give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain.
King James Bible
Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
Darby Bible Translation
Clouds and wind without rain, so is a man that boasteth himself of a false gift.
World English Bible
As clouds and wind without rain, so is he who boasts of gifts deceptively.
Young's Literal Translation
Clouds and wind, and rain there is none, Is a man boasting himself in a false gift.
Proverbs 25:14 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
25:14 Boasteth - Promising what he never intends to give. Is like - Like empty clouds carried about with wind, and not affording that rain which they promise.
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When these people eat with you in your fellowship meals commemorating the Lord's love, they are like dangerous reefs that can shipwreck you. They are like shameless shepherds who care only for themselves. They are like clouds blowing over the land without giving any rain. They are like trees in autumn that are doubly dead, for they bear no fruit and have been pulled up by the roots.
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God's prophets are all windbags who don't really speak for him. Let their predictions of disaster fall on themselves!'"
Suppose a prophet full of lies would say to you, "I'll preach to you the joys of wine and alcohol!" That's just the kind of prophet you would like!
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