New American Standard Bible
He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who cares for his master will be honored.
King James Bible
Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
Darby Bible Translation
Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof; and he that guardeth his master shall be honoured.
World English Bible
Whoever tends the fig tree shall eat its fruit. He who looks after his master shall be honored.
Young's Literal Translation
The keeper of a fig-tree eateth its fruit, And the preserver of his master is honoured.
Proverbs 27:18 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Waiteth - literally, "keepeth," "observeth." As the fig tree requires constant care but yields abundant crops, so the ministrations of a faithful servant will not be without their due reward. Compare 2 Timothy 2:6.
LibraryThe Best Friend
A Sermon (No. 2627) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 18th, 1899, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Thursday evening, February 23rd, 1882. "Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not."--Proverbs 27:10. True friends are very scarce. We have a great many acquaintances and sometimes we call them friends, and so misuse the noble word "friendship." Peradventure in some after-day of adversity when these so-called friends have looked out for their …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Second Sunday after Easter
The Sixth Commandment
And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and sensible steward, whom his master will put in charge of his servants, to give them their rations at the proper time?
"And he said to him, 'Well done, good slave, because you have been faithful in a very little thing, you are to be in authority over ten cities.'
1 Corinthians 3:8
Now he who plants and he who waters are one; but each will receive his own reward according to his own labor.
1 Corinthians 9:7
Who at any time serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit of it? Or who tends a flock and does not use the milk of the flock?
2 Timothy 2:6
The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops.
2 Kings 18:31
'Do not listen to Hezekiah, for thus says the king of Assyria, "Make your peace with me and come out to me, and eat each of his vine and each of his fig tree and drink each of the waters of his own cistern,
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He is gracious to us.
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