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Proverbs 27:8

    Proverbs 27:8 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man that wanders from his place.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    As a bird that wandereth from her nest, So is a man that wandereth from his place.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Like a bird wandering from the place of her eggs is a man wandering from his station.

    Webster's Revision

    As a bird that wandereth from her nest, So is a man that wandereth from his place.

    World English Bible

    As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man who wanders from his home.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 27:8

    Is a bird that wandereth from her nest - Leaving her own brood, places of retreat, and feeding-ground behind, and going into strange countries, where she is exposed to every kind of danger. So is the man who leaves his family connections and country, and goes into strange parts to find employment, better his circumstances, make a fortune, etc. I have seen multitudes of such wanderers from their place come to great misery and wretchedness. God's general advice is, "Do good, and dwell in the land; and verily thou shalt be fed."

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 27:8

    Change of place is thought of as in itself an evil. It is not easy for the man to find another home or the bird another nest. The maxim is characteristic of the earlier stages of Hebrew history, before exile and travel had made change of country a more familiar thing. Compare the feeling which made the thought of being "a fugitive and a vagabond" Genesis 4:12-13 the most terrible of all punishments.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 27:8

    27:8 Wandereth - That flies from place to place, whereby she is exposed to all the arts of fowlers, and to birds of prey. So - So is he who through vanity or lightness changes his abode, or his calling.