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Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
King James Bible
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
American Standard Version
Can a man take fire in his bosom, And his clothes not be burned?
Young's Literal Translation
Doth a man take fire into his bosom, And are his garments not burnt?
Proverbs 6:27 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Can a man take fire - These were proverbial expressions, the meaning of which was plain to every capacity.
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Proverbs 6:27 Parallel CommentariesBosom Breast Burned Burning Burnt Carry Clothes Clothing Fire Garments LapBosom Breast Burned Burning Burnt Carry Clothes Clothing Fire Garments LapTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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