Proverbs 27 :21

Proverbs 27 :21 Translations

American King James Version (AKJV)

As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

King James Version (KJV)

As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

American Standard Version (ASV)

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; And a man is tried by his praise.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

The heating-pot is for silver and the oven-fire for gold, and a man is measured by what he is praised for.

Webster's Revision

As the fining-pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

World English Bible

The crucible is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but man is refined by his praise.

English Revised Version (ERV)

The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, and a man is tried by his praise.

Definitions for Proverbs 27 :21

Fining - Refining.

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 27 :21

As the fining pot for silver - As silver and gold are tried by the art of the refiner, so is a man's heart by the praise he receives. If he feel it not, he deserves it; if he be puffed up by it, he is worthless.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 27 :21

So is ... - Better, So let a man be to his praise, let him purify it from all the alloy of flattery and baseness with which it is too probably mixed up.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 27 :21

27:21 To his praise - Or, according to his praise. So a man is tried by praise.
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