Proverbs 25:14
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New International Version
Like clouds and wind without rain is one who boasts of gifts never given.

New Living Translation
A person who promises a gift but doesn't give it is like clouds and wind that bring no rain.

English Standard Version
Like clouds and wind without rain is a man who boasts of a gift he does not give.

New American Standard Bible
Like clouds and wind without rain Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely.

King James Bible
Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The man who boasts about a gift that does not exist is like clouds and wind without rain.

International Standard Version
Like clouds and winds without rain is the man who brags about gifts he never gave.

NET Bible
Like cloudy skies and wind that produce no rain, so is the one who boasts of a gift not given.

New Heart English Bible
As clouds and wind without rain, so is he who boasts of gifts deceptively.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As when there are clouds and wind without rain, so is a man that boasts of false gifts.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[Like] a dense fog or a dust storm, [so] is a person who brags about a gift that he does not give.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As vapours and wind without rain, So is he that boasteth himself of a false gift.

New American Standard 1977
Like clouds and wind without rain
            Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Whosoever boasts in a gift of falsehood is like clouds and wind without rain.

King James 2000 Bible
Whosoever boasts about himself of a gift not given is like clouds and wind without rain.

American King James Version
Whoever boasts 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As clouds, and wind, when no rain followeth, so is the man that boasteth, and doth not fulfil his promises.

Darby Bible Translation
Clouds and wind without rain, [so] is a man that boasteth himself of a false gift.

English Revised Version
As clouds and wind without rain, so is he that boasteth himself of his gifts falsely.

Webster's Bible Translation
Whoever boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

World English Bible
As clouds and wind without rain, so is he who boasts of gifts deceptively.

Young's Literal Translation
Clouds and wind, and rain there is none, Is a man boasting himself in a false gift.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
25:1-3 God needs not search into any thing; nothing can be hid from him. But it is the honour of rulers to search out matters, to bring to light hidden works of darkness. 4,5. For a prince to suppress vice, and reform his people, is the best way to support his government. 6,7. Religion teaches us humility and self-denial. He who has seen the glory of the Lord in Christ Jesus, will feel his own unworthiness. 8-10. To be hasty in beginning strife, will bring into difficulties. War must at length end, and might better be prevented. It is so in private quarrels; do all thou canst to settle the matter. 11,12. A word of counsel, or reproof, rightly spoken, is especially beautiful, as fine fruit becomes still more beautiful in silver baskets. 13. See what ought to be the aim of him that is trusted with any business; to be faithful. A faithful minister, Christ's messenger, should be thus acceptable to us. 14. He who pretends to have received or given that which he never had, is like the morning cloud, that disappoints those who look for rain. 15. Be patient to bear a present hurt. Be mild to speak without passion; for persuasive language is the most effectual to prevail over the hardened mind. 16. God has given us leave to use grateful things, but we are cautioned against excess.
Study Bible
More Proverbs of Solomon
13Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest Is a faithful messenger to those who send him, For he refreshes the soul of his masters. 14Like clouds and wind without rain Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely. 15By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone.…
Cross References
Jude 1:12
These men are the hidden reefs in your love feasts, shamelessly feasting with you but shepherding only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried along by the wind; fruitless trees in autumn, twice dead after being uprooted.

Proverbs 20:6
Many a man proclaims his own loyalty, But who can find a trustworthy man?

Jeremiah 5:13
"The prophets are as wind, And the word is not in them. Thus it will be done to them!"

Micah 2:11
"If a man walking after wind and falsehood Had told lies and said, 'I will speak out to you concerning wine and liquor,' He would be spokesman to this people.
Treasury of Scripture

Whoever boasts himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

boasteth

Proverbs 20:6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful …

1 Kings 22:11 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he …

Luke 14:11 For whoever exalts himself shall be abased; and he that humbles himself …

Luke 18:10-14 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and …

2 Corinthians 11:13-18,31 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves …

2 Peter 2:15-19 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following …

Jude 1:12,13,16 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, …

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