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Proverbs 27:14

    Proverbs 27:14 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He that blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It shall be counted a curse to him.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He who gives a blessing to his friend with a loud voice, getting up early in the morning, will have it put to his account as a curse.

    Webster's Revision

    He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It shall be counted a curse to him.

    World English Bible

    He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse by him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 27:14

    He that blesseth his friend - He who makes loud and public protestations of acknowledgments to his friend for favors received, subjects his sincerity to suspicion; and remember the Italian proverb elsewhere quoted: - "He who praises you more than he was wont to do, has either deceived you, or is about to do it." Extravagant public professions are little to be regarded.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 27:14

    The picture of the ostentatious flatterer going at daybreak to pour out blessings on his patron. For any good that he does, for any thanks he gets, he might as well utter curses.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 27:14

    27:14 Blesseth - That praises him to his face. A loud voice - That both he, and others, may be sure to take notice of it. Rising early - To shew his great forwardness. A curse - His friend will value this kind of blessing no more than a curse.