Proverbs 6:27
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New International Version
Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?

King James Bible
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

Darby Bible Translation
Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his garments not be burned?

World English Bible
Can a man scoop fire into his lap, and his clothes not be burned?

Young's Literal Translation
Doth a man take fire into his bosom, And are his garments not burnt?

Proverbs 6:27 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Can a man take fire - These were proverbial expressions, the meaning of which was plain to every capacity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 31:9-12 If my heart have been deceived by a woman, or if I have laid wait at my neighbor's door...

Hosea 7:4-7 They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who ceases from raising after he has kneaded the dough, until it be leavened...

James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles!

Library
The Talking Book
A Sermon (No. 1017) Delivered on Lord's Day Morning, October 22nd, 1871 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, by C. H. Spurgeon. "When thou awakest, it shall talk with thee."--Proverbs 6:22. It is a very happy circumstance when the commandment of our father and the law of our mother are also the commandment of God and the law of the Lord. Happy are they who have a double force to draw them to the right--the bonds of nature, and the cords of grace. They sin with a vengeance who sin both against
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

How Sowers of Strifes and Peacemakers are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 24.) Differently to be admonished are sowers of strifes and peacemakers. For sowers of strifes are to be admonished to perceive whose followers they are. For of the apostate angel it is written, when tares had been sown among the good crop, An enemy hath done this (Matth. xiii. 28). Of a member of him also it is said through Solomon, An apostate person, an unprofitable man, walketh with a perverse mouth, he winketh with his eyes, he beateth with his foot, he speaketh with his finger,
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 6:26
For a prostitute can be had for a loaf of bread, but another man's wife preys on your very life.

Proverbs 6:28
Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?

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