New Living Translation
Don't brag about tomorrow, since you don't know what the day will bring.
King James Bible
Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Darby Bible Translation
Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day will bring forth.
World English Bible
Don't boast about tomorrow; for you don't know what a day may bring forth.
Young's Literal Translation
Boast not thyself of to-morrow, For thou knowest not what a day bringeth forth.
Proverbs 27:1 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
27:1 Boast not - Of any good thing which thou purposeth to do, or hopest to receive tomorrow, or hereafter. Knowest not - What may happen in the space of one day. The day is said to bring forth, what God by his almighty power either causes or suffers to be brought forth or done in it.
LibraryThe Wandering Bird
A Sermon (No. 3453) published on Thursday, April 8th, 1915, delivered by C.H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place."--Proverbs 27:8. Solomon spoke from observation. He had seen certain persons of a vagrant kind, and he perceived that they seldom or never prospered. Moreover, he spoke from inspiration as well as from observation, hence the sagacity of the philosopher is in this case supported by the austerity …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Epistle xxvii. To Anastasius, Bishop.
Second Sunday Before Lent
And I'll sit back and say to myself, "My friend, you have enough stored away for years to come. Now take it easy! Eat, drink, and be merry!"'
"But God said to him, 'You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?'
Look here, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we are going to a certain town and will stay there a year. We will do business there and make a profit."
How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog--it's here a little while, then it's gone.
1 Kings 20:11
The king of Israel sent back this answer: "A warrior putting on his sword for battle should not boast like a warrior who has already won."
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