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Proverbs 24:27

    Proverbs 24:27 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Prepare your work without, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Prepare thy work without, And make it ready for thee in the field; And afterwards build thy house.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Put your work in order outside, and make it ready in the field; and after that, see to the building of your house.

    Webster's Revision

    Prepare thy work without, And make it ready for thee in the field; And afterwards build thy house.

    World English Bible

    Prepare your work outside, and get your fields ready. Afterwards, build your house.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Prepare thy work without, and make it ready for thee in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

    Definitions for Proverbs 24:27

    Without - Outside.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 24:27

    Prepare thy work without - Do nothing without a plan. In winter prepare seed, implements, tackle, geers, etc., for seed-time and harvest.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 24:27

    i. e., Get an estate into good order before erecting a house on it. To "build a house" may, however, be equivalent (compare Exodus 1:21; Deuteronomy 25:9; Ruth 4:11) to "founding a family;" and the words a warning against a hasty and imprudent marriage. The young man is taught to cultivate his land before he has to bear the burdens of a family. Further, in a spiritual sense, the "field" may be the man's outer common work, the "house" the dwelling-place of his higher life. He must do the former faithfully in order to attain the latter. Neglect in one is fatal to the other. Compare Luke 16:10-11.