|New International Version (© 2011)|
Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given.
King James Bible
Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.
American Standard Version
As clouds and wind without rain,'so is he that boasteth himself of his gifts falsely.
Young's Literal Translation
Clouds and wind, and rain there is none, Is a man boasting himself in a false gift.
Proverbs 25:14 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A false gift - מתת שקר mattath shaker, a lying gift, one promised, but never bestowed. "Whoso maketh greate boastes, and giveth nothing;" Coverdale. So the Vulgate: "Vir gloriosus, et promissa non complens;" "A bragging man, who does not fulfill his promises," is like clouds which appear to be laden with vapor, and like the wind which, though it blow from a rainy quarter, brings no moistness with it. So the vain boaster; he is big with promise, but performs nothing.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 20:6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
1 Kings 22:11 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus said the LORD, With these shall you push the Syrians...
Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.
Luke 18:10-14 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican...
2 Corinthians 11:13-18,31 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ...
2 Peter 2:15-19 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor...
Jude 1:12,13,16 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water...
of a false gift or in a gift of falsehood
Proverbs 25:14 Parallel CommentariesBoasteth Boasting Boasts Clouds Credit False. Falsely Gift Gifts Offering Rain Vapours WindBoasteth Boasting Boasts Clouds Credit False. Falsely Gift Gifts Offering Rain Vapours WindTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Jude 1:12 These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm--shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted--twice dead.
Proverbs 20:6 Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?
Jeremiah 5:13 The prophets are but wind and the word is not in them; so let what they say be done to them."
Micah 2:11 If a liar and deceiver comes and says, 'I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,' that would be just the prophet for this people!