Proverbs 27:19
Parallel Verses
New International Version
As water reflects the face, so one's life reflects the heart.

New Living Translation
As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person.

English Standard Version
As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man reflects the man.

New American Standard Bible
As in water face reflects face, So the heart of man reflects man.

King James Bible
As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As water reflects the face, so the heart reflects the person.

International Standard Version
Just as water reflects the face, so the heart reflects the person.

NET Bible
As in water the face is reflected as a face, so a person's heart reflects the person.

New Heart English Bible
As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
As faces are not alike, so hearts are not alike.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As a face is reflected in water, so a person is reflected by his heart.

JPS Tanakh 1917
As in water face answereth to face, So the heart of man to man.

New American Standard 1977
As in water face reflects face,
            So the heart of man reflects man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
As in water face corresponds to face, so the heart of man to man.

King James 2000 Bible
As in water face reflects face, so the heart of man to man.

American King James Version
As in water face answers to face, so the heart of man to man.

American Standard Version
As in water face answereth to face, So the heart of man to man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As the faces of them that look therein, shine in the water, so the hearts of men are laid open to the wise.

Darby Bible Translation
As [in] water face [answereth] to face, so the heart of man to man.

English Revised Version
As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

Webster's Bible Translation
As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.

World English Bible
As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man.

Young's Literal Translation
As in water the face is to face, So the heart of man to man.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
27:15,16. The contentions of a neighbour may be like a sharp shower, troublesome for a time; the contentions of a wife are like constant rain. 17. We are cautioned to take heed whom we converse with. And directed to have in view, in conversation, to make one another wiser and better. 18. Though a calling be laborious and despised, yet those who keep to it, will find there is something to be got by it. God is a Master who has engaged to honour those who serve him faithfully. 19. One corrupt heart is like another; so are sanctified hearts: the former bear the same image of the earthly, the latter the same image of the heavenly. Let us carefully watch our own hearts, comparing them with the word of God. 20. Two things are here said to be never satisfied, death and sin. The appetites of the carnal mind for profit or pleasure are always desiring more. Those whose eyes are ever toward the Lord, are satisfied in him, and shall for ever be so. 21. Silver and gold are tried by putting them into the furnace and fining-pot; so is a man tried by praising him. 22. Some are so bad, that even severe methods do not answer the end; what remains but that they should be rejected? The new-creating power of God's grace alone is able to make a change. 23-27. We ought to have some business to do in this world, and not to live in idleness, and not to meddle with what we do not understand. We must be diligent and take pains. Let us do what we can, still the world cannot be secured to us, therefore we must choose a more lasting portion; but by the blessing of God upon our honest labours, we may expect to enjoy as much of earthly blessings as is good for us.
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