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.
Darby Bible Translation
Prepare thy work without, and put thy field in order, 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.
Proverbs 24:27 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
i. e., Get an estate into good order before erecting a house on it. To "build a house" may, however, be equivalent (compare Exodus 1:21; Deuteronomy 25:9; Ruth 4:11) to "founding a family;" and the words a warning against a hasty and imprudent marriage. The young man is taught to cultivate his land before he has to bear the burdens of a family. Further, in a spiritual sense, the "field" may be the man's outer common work, the "house" the dwelling-place of his higher life. He must do the former faithfully in order to attain the latter. Neglect in one is fatal to the other. Compare Luke 16:10-11.
LibraryThe Sluggard's Farm
A sermon (No. 2027) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 3rd 1888, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding; And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down. Then I saw, and considered it well: I looked upon it, and received instruction."--Proverbs 24:30-32. No doubt Solomon was sometimes glad …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
2 Cor. Iii. 5
He kisses the lips Who gives a right answer.
Know well the condition of your flocks, And pay attention to your herds;
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