Proverbs 27:1
New International Version
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

New Living Translation
Don't brag about tomorrow, since you don't know what the day will bring.

English Standard Version
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

Berean Study Bible
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

New American Standard Bible
Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.

King James Bible
Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Christian Standard Bible
Don't boast about tomorrow, for you don't know what a day might bring.

Contemporary English Version
Don't brag about tomorrow! Each day brings its own surprises.

Good News Translation
Never boast about tomorrow. You don't know what will happen between now and then.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Don't boast about tomorrow, for you don't know what a day might bring.

International Standard Version
Never brag about the day to come, because you don't know what it might bring.

NET Bible
Do not boast about tomorrow; for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

New Heart English Bible
Do not boast about tomorrow; for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what it brings forth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do not brag about tomorrow, because you do not know what another day may bring.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Boast not thyself of to-morrow; For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

New American Standard 1977
Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Boast not thyself of tomorrow for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

King James 2000 Bible
Boast not yourself of tomorrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth.

American King James Version
Boast not yourself of to morrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth.

American Standard Version
Boast not thyself of tomorrow; For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Boast not of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what the next day shall bring forth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Boast not for to morrow, for thou knowest not what the day to come may bring forth.

Darby Bible Translation
Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day will bring forth.

English Revised Version
Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

Webster's Bible Translation
Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may 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.
Study Bible
Do not Boast about Tomorrow
1Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. 2Let another praise you, and not your own mouth—a stranger, and not your own lips.…
Cross References
Luke 12:19
Then I will say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take it easy. Eat, drink, and be merry!"'

Luke 12:20
But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be required of you. Then who will own what you have accumulated?'

James 4:13
Come now, you who say, "Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business, and make a profit."

James 4:14
You do not even know what will happen tomorrow! What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.

1 Kings 20:11
And the king of Israel replied, "Tell him: 'The one putting on his armor should not boast like one taking it off.'"

Treasury of Scripture

Boast not yourself of to morrow; for you know not what a day may bring forth.

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Psalm 95:7
For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,

Isaiah 56:12
Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

Luke 12:19,20
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry…

to-morrow

1 Samuel 28:19
Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me: the LORD also shall deliver the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines.







Lexicon
Do not
אַֽל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

boast
תִּ֭תְהַלֵּל (tiṯ·hal·lêl)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1984: To shine

about tomorrow,
בְּי֣וֹם (bə·yō·wm)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

for
כִּ֤י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

you do not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

know
תֵ֝דַ֗ע (ṯê·ḏa‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

what
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

a day
יֽוֹם׃ (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

may bring.
יֵּ֥לֶד (yê·leḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage
XXVII.

(1) Boast not thyself of to-morrow.--This is forbidden also in James 4:13, sqq.; but there on the higher ground that it argues a want of submission to the will of Almighty God. This temper of mind, as well as the opposite one of too great anxiety for the morrow (Matthew 6:34), proceed from the same cause, too much dependence upon self, and are only to be met by learning to realise the love of God for His children (ibid., 26, 30, 33), and looking up to Him daily for protection, guidance, and support.

Verses 1-6. - These verses are grouped in pairs, each two being connected in subject. Verse 1. - Boast not thyself of tomorrow. He boasts himself (Proverbs 25:14) of tomorrow who counts upon it presumptuously, settles that he will do this or that, as if his life was in his own power, and he could make sure of time. This is blindness and arrogance. For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth. Our Lord gave a lesson on this matter in the parable of the rich fool (Luke 12.); and an analogous warning, based on our verse, is given by St. James (James 4:13, etc.). On this topic moralists and poets are always dilating. Very familiar are the words of Horace ('Carm.,' 4:7, 17) -

"Quis scit, an adjiciant hodiernae crastina summae
Tempora di superi?"
Euripides, 'Alc.,' 783 -

Οὐκ ἔστι θνητῶν ὅστις ἐξεπίσταται
Τὴν αὔριον μέλλουσαν εἰ βιώσεται
Τὸ τῆςτύχης γὰρ ἀφανὲς οῖ προβήσεται
Κἄστ οὐ διδακτόν οὐδ ἁλίσκεται τέχνη Every day in thy life, says the Arab, "is a leaf in thy history." Seneca wrote ('Thyest.,' 621) -

"Nemo tam divos habuit faventes
Crastinum ut possit sibi pelliceri,
Res deus nostras celeri citatas
Turbine versat."
There is the adage, "Nescis quid serus vesper vehat." The LXX. has, as at ch. 3:28, "Thou knowest not what the next day (ἡ ἐπιοῦσα) shall bring forth." (For the expression, ἡ ἐπιοῦσα, comp. Acts 7:26; Acts 16:11.) 27:1 We know not what a day may bring forth. This does not forbid preparing for to-morrow, but presuming upon to-morrow. We must not put off the great work of conversion, that one thing needful. 2. There may be occasion for us to justify ourselves, but not to praise ourselves. 3,4. Those who have no command of their passions, sink under the load. 5,6. Plain and faithful rebukes are better, not only than secret hatred, but than love which compliments in sin, to the hurt of the soul. 7. The poor have a better relish of their enjoyments, and are often more thankful for them, than the rich. In like manner the proud and self-sufficient disdain the gospel; but those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, find comfort from the meanest book or sermon that testifies of Christ Jesus. 8. Every man has his proper place in society, where he may be safe and comfortable.
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