Proverbs 24:27
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New International Version
Put your outdoor work in order and get your fields ready; after that, build your house.

New Living Translation
Do your planning and prepare your fields before building your house.

English Standard Version
Prepare your work outside; get everything ready for yourself in the field, and after that build your house.

New American Standard Bible
Prepare your work outside And make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house.

King James Bible
Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Complete your outdoor work, and prepare your field; afterward, build your house.

International Standard Version
First do your outside work, preparing your land for yourself. After that, build your house.

NET Bible
Establish your work outside and get your fields ready; afterward build your house.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Prepare your works in the outdoors and make ready in your field, and after that build your house.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Prepare your work outside, and get things ready for yourself in the field. Afterwards, build your house.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Prepare thy work without, And make it fit for thyself in the field; And afterwards build thy house.

New American Standard 1977
Prepare your work outside,
            And make it ready for yourself in the field;
            Afterwards, then, build your house.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Prepare thy work without and make it fit for thyself in thine inheritance, and afterwards thou shalt build thine house.

King James 2000 Bible
Prepare your work outside, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house.

American King James Version
Prepare your work without, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house.

American Standard Version
Prepare thy work without, And make it ready for thee in the field; And afterwards build thy house.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Prepare thy work without, and diligently till thy ground: that afterward thou mayst build thy house.

Darby Bible Translation
Prepare thy work without, and put thy field in order, and afterwards build thy house.

English Revised Version
Prepare thy work without, and make it ready for thee in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

Webster's Bible Translation
Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thy house.

World English Bible
Prepare your work outside, and get your fields ready. Afterwards, build your house.

Young's Literal Translation
Prepare in an out-place thy work, And make it ready in the field -- go afterwards, Then thou hast built thy house.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
24:17,18. The pleasure we are apt to take in the troubles of an enemy is forbidden. 19,20. Envy not the wicked their prosperity; be sure there is no true happiness in it. 21,22. The godly in the land, will be quiet in the land. There may be cause to change for the better, but have nothing to do with them that are given change. 23-26. The wisdom God giveth, renders a man fit for his station. Every one who finds the benefit of the right answer, will be attached to him that gave it. 27. We must prefer necessaries before conveniences, and not go in debt.
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Further Sayings of the Wise
26He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer. 27Prepare your work outside And make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house. 28Do not be a witness against your neighbor without cause, And do not deceive with your lips.…
Cross References
Proverbs 24:26
He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer.

Proverbs 27:23
Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;
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Prepare your work without, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house.

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