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Proverbs 27:21

    Proverbs 27:21 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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

    The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; And a man is tried by 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' Notes 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 Notes on Proverbs 27:21

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