New Living Translation
Stopping her complaints is like trying to stop the wind or trying to hold something with greased hands.
King James Bible
Whosoever hideth her hideth the wind, and the ointment of his right hand, which bewrayeth itself.
Darby Bible Translation
whosoever will restrain her restraineth the wind, and his right hand encountereth oil.
World English Bible
restraining her is like restraining the wind, or like grasping oil in his right hand.
Young's Literal Translation
Whoso is hiding her hath hidden the wind, And the ointment of his right hand calleth out.
Proverbs 27:16 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:16 Hideth - Attempts to smother her passion. Right - hand - Which being the great instrument of action, by its much stirring, diffuses the savour of it.
LibraryThe Wandering Bird
A Sermon (No. 3453) published on Thursday, April 8th, 1915, delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place."--Proverbs 27:8. Solomon spoke from observation. He had seen certain persons of a vagrant kind, and he perceived that they seldom or never prospered. Moreover, he spoke from inspiration as well as from observation, hence the sagacity of the philosopher is in this case supported by the austerity …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle xxvii. To Anastasius, Bishop.
Second Sunday Before Lent
A quarrelsome wife is as annoying as constant dripping on a rainy day.
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
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