New Living Translation
As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.
King James Bible
Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Darby Bible Translation
Iron is sharpened by iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
World English Bible
Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend's countenance.
Young's Literal Translation
Iron by iron is sharpened, And a man sharpens the face of his friend.
Proverbs 27:17 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:17 Iron - Iron tools are made sharp and fit for use, by rubbing them against the file, or some other iron. The countenance - The company or conversation of his friend.
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
Stopping her complaints is like trying to stop the wind or trying to hold something with greased hands.
As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, so workers who protect their employer's interests will be rewarded.
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