Proverbs 27:8
New International Version
Like a bird that flees its nest is anyone who flees from home.

New Living Translation
A person who strays from home is like a bird that strays from its nest.

English Standard Version
Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.

Berean Study Bible
Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who wanders from his home.

New American Standard Bible
Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.

New King James Version
Like a bird that wanders from its nest Is a man who wanders from his place.

King James Bible
As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

Christian Standard Bible
Anyone wandering from his home is like a bird wandering from its nest.

Contemporary English Version
When you are far from home, you feel like a bird without a nest.

Good News Translation
Anyone away from home is like a bird away from its nest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A man wandering from his home is like a bird wandering from its nest.

International Standard Version
Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who wanders away from his home.

NET Bible
Like a bird that wanders from its nest, so is a person who wanders from his home.

New Heart English Bible
As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man who wanders from his home.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Like a bird that leaves its nest, so is a man that is removed from his place.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Like a bird wandering from its nest, so is a husband wandering from his home.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As a bird that wandereth from her nest, So is a man that wandereth from his place.

New American Standard 1977
Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man that wanders from his place.

King James 2000 Bible
As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man that wanders from his place.

American King James Version
As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man that wanders from his place.

American Standard Version
As a bird that wandereth from her nest, So is a man that wandereth from his place.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As when a bird flies down from its own nest, so a man is brought into bondage whenever he estranges himself from his own place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that leaveth his place.

Darby Bible Translation
As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

English Revised Version
As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

Webster's Bible Translation
As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

World English Bible
As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man who wanders from his home.

Young's Literal Translation
As a bird wandering from her nest, So is a man wandering from his place.
Study Bible
Do not Boast about Tomorrow
7The soul that is full loathes honey, but to a hungry soul, any bitter thing is sweet. 8Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who wanders from his home. 9Oil and incense bring joy to the heart, and the sweetness of a friend is counsel to the soul.…
Cross References
Genesis 21:14
Early in the morning, Abraham got up, took bread and a skin of water, put them on Hagar's shoulders, and sent her away with the boy. She left and wandered in the wilderness of Beersheba.

Proverbs 26:2
Like a fluttering sparrow or darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

Proverbs 27:7
The soul that is full loathes honey, but to a hungry soul, any bitter thing is sweet.

Isaiah 16:2
Like fluttering birds pushed out of the nest, so are the daughters of Moab at the fords of the Arnon:

Treasury of Scripture

As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man that wanders from his place.

a bird

Job 39:14-16
Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust, …

Isaiah 16:2
For it shall be, that, as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, so the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.

man

Proverbs 21:16
The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

Genesis 14:16
And he brought back all the goods, and also brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also, and the people.

Genesis 16:6-8
But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face…







Lexicon
Like a bird
כְּ֭צִפּוֹר (kə·ṣip·pō·wr)
Preposition-k | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 6833: A little bird

that strays
נוֹדֵ֥ד (nō·w·ḏêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5074: To wave to and fro, to rove, flee, to drive away

from its nest
קִנָּ֑הּ (qin·nāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7064: A nest, the nestlings, a chamber, dwelling

[is] a man
אִ֝֗ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

who wanders
נוֹדֶ֣דֶת (nō·w·ḏe·ḏeṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5074: To wave to and fro, to rove, flee, to drive away

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

his home.
מִמְּקוֹמֽוֹ׃ (mim·mə·qō·w·mōw)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4725: A standing, a spot, a condition
(8) A man that wandereth from his place.--That wandereth forth as an exile that has lost his home. Comp. Genesis 12:4, and, on the contrary, Job's hope that he would "die in his nest" (Proverbs 29:18). For the spiritual sense comp. Luke 15:13, sqq.

Verse 8. - As a bird that wandereth from her nest. Jerome's avis transmigrans conveys to us a notion of a migratory bird taking its annual journey. But the idea here is of a bird which leaves its own nest either wantonly or from some external reason, and thereby exposes itself to d so comfort and danger (comp. Isaiah 16:2). So is a man that wandereth from his place; i.e. his own home (comp. Ecclus. 29:21, etc., and 36:28 in Vet. Lat., "Quis credit ei qui non habet nidum, et deflectens ubicumque obscuraverit, quasi succinctus latro exsil ins de civitate in civitatem?"). The proverb indirectly inculcates love of one's home and one's native land. To be "a fugitive and a vagabond" (Genesis 4:12) was a terrible punishment, as the Jews have learned by the experience of many centuries. Language and religion placed a barrier against residence in any country but their own (see Psalm 84.); and though at the time when this book was probably written they knew little of foreign travel, yet they regarded sojourn in a strange land as an evil, and centred all their ideas of happiness and comfort in a home life surrounded by friends and countrymen. The word "wander" may have the notion of going into exile. Septuagint, "As when a bird flies down from its own nest, so is a man brought into bondage when he is banished (ἀποξενωθῇ) from his own place." Some have reasoned from this expression that the idea of exile had become familiar to the writer, and hence that this portion of the Proverbs is of very late origin (Cheyne) - surely a very uncertain foundation for such a conclusion. The love of Orientals for their native soil is a passion which no sordid and miserable surroundings can extinguish, and a man would consider even a change of home an unmixed evil, though such change was not the result of exile. Our view of the fortunes of one who is always shifting his abode is expressed in the adage, "A rolling stone gathers no moss." 27:1 We know not what a day may bring forth. This does not forbid preparing for to-morrow, but presuming upon to-morrow. We must not put off the great work of conversion, that one thing needful. 2. There may be occasion for us to justify ourselves, but not to praise ourselves. 3,4. Those who have no command of their passions, sink under the load. 5,6. Plain and faithful rebukes are better, not only than secret hatred, but than love which compliments in sin, to the hurt of the soul. 7. The poor have a better relish of their enjoyments, and are often more thankful for them, than the rich. In like manner the proud and self-sufficient disdain the gospel; but those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, find comfort from the meanest book or sermon that testifies of Christ Jesus. 8. Every man has his proper place in society, where he may be safe and comfortable.
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