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Proverbs 27:19

    Proverbs 27:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As in water face answers to face, so the heart of man to man.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As in water face answereth to face, So the heart of man to man.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Like face looking at face in water, so are the hearts of men to one another.

    Webster's Revision

    As in water face answereth to face, So the heart of man to man.

    World English Bible

    As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 27:19

    As in water face answereth to face - All men's hearts are pretty nearly alike; water is not more like to water, than one heart is to another. Or, as a man sees his face perfectly reflected by the water, when looking into it; so the wise and penetrating man sees generally what is in the heart of another by considering the general tenor of his words and actions.

    "Surely, if each man saw another's heart

    There would be no commerce;All would disperse,And live apart."

    Hebert.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 27:19

    As we see our own face when we look on the mirror-like surface of the water, so in every heart of man we may see our own likeness. In spite of all diversities we come upon the common human nature in which we all alike share. Others see in the reference to the reflection in the water the thought that we judge of others by ourselves, find them faithful or the reverse, as we ourselves are.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 27:19

    27:19 So - So one man resembles another in the corruption of his nature.