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Proverbs 27:23

    Proverbs 27:23 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Be you diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, And look well to thy herds:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Take care to have knowledge about the condition of your flocks, looking well after your herds;

    Webster's Revision

    Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, And look well to thy herds:

    World English Bible

    Know well the state of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 27:23

    The state of thy flocks - The directions to the end of the chapter refer chiefly to pastoral and agricultural affairs. Do not trust thy flocks to the shepherd merely; number them thyself; look into their condition; see how they are tended; and when, and with what, and in what proportion, they are fed.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 27:23

    The verses sing the praises of the earlier patriarchal life, with its flocks and herds, and tillage of the ground, as compared with the commerce of a later time, with money as its chief or only wealth.

    Proverbs 27:23

    The state - literally, face. The verse is an illustration of John 10:3, John 10:14.