Proverbs 27:18
New International Version
The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored.

New Living Translation
As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, so workers who protect their employer’s interests will be rewarded.

English Standard Version
Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.

Berean Study Bible
Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after 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.

New King James Version
Whoever keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit; So he who waits on his master will be honored.

New American Standard Bible
One who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And one who cares for his master will be honored.

NASB 1995
He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who cares for his master will be honored.

NASB 1977
He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit; And he who cares for his master will be honored.

Amplified Bible
He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who faithfully protects and cares for his master will be honored.

Christian Standard Bible
Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever looks after his master will be honored.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever looks after his master will be honored.

American Standard Version
Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof; And he that regardeth his master shall be honored.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He that keeps a fig tree will eat of its fruit and he that is watchful of his Master will be praised.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He that plants a fig-tree shall eat the fruits of it: so he that waits on his own master shall be honoured.

Contemporary English Version
Take care of a tree, and you will eat its fruit; look after your master, and you will be praised.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He that keepeth the fig tree, shall eat the fruit thereof: and he that is the keeper of his master, shall be glorified.

English Revised Version
Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof; and he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

Good News Translation
Take care of a fig tree and you will have figs to eat. Servants who take care of their master will be honored.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Whoever takes care of a fig tree can eat its fruit, and whoever protects his master is honored.

International Standard Version
Whoever nurtures the fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever obeys his master will be honored.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof; And he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

Literal Standard Version
The keeper of a fig tree eats its fruit, "" And the preserver of his master is honored.

NET Bible
The one who tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever takes care of his master will be honored.

New Heart English Bible
Whoever tends the fig tree shall eat its fruit. He who looks after his master shall be honored.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Do not Boast about Tomorrow
17As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. 18Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who looks after his master will be honored. 19As water reflects the face, so the heart reflects the true man.…

Cross References
Luke 12:42
And the Lord answered, "Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their portion at the proper time?

Luke 19:17
His master replied, 'Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very small matter, you shall have authority over ten cities.'

1 Corinthians 3:8
He who plants and he who waters are one in purpose, and each will be rewarded according to his own labor.

1 Corinthians 9:7
Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat of its fruit? Who tends a flock and does not drink of its milk?

2 Timothy 2:6
The hardworking farmer should be the first to partake of the crops.

2 Kings 18:31
Do not listen to Hezekiah, for this is what the king of Assyria says: Make peace with me and come out to me. Then every one of you will eat from his own vine and his own fig tree, and drink water from his own cistern,

Psalm 123:2
As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant look to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes are on the LORD our God until He shows us mercy.

Proverbs 27:17
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:19
As water reflects the face, so the heart reflects the true man.

Song of Solomon 8:12
But my own vineyard is mine to give; the thousand shekels are for you, O Solomon, and two hundred are for those who tend its fruit.

Isaiah 36:16
Do not listen to Hezekiah, for this is what the king of Assyria says: Make peace with me and come out to me. Then every one of you will eat from his own vine and his own fig tree, and drink water from his own cistern,


Treasury of Scripture

Whoever keeps the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waits on his master shall be honored.

keepeth

Song of Solomon 8:12
My vineyard, which is mine, is before me: thou, O Solomon, must have a thousand, and those that keep the fruit thereof two hundred.

1 Corinthians 9:7,13
Who goeth a warfare any time at his own charges? who planteth a vineyard, and eateth not of the fruit thereof? or who feedeth a flock, and eateth not of the milk of the flock? …

Genesis 24:2,3
And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: …

Genesis 39:2-5,22,23
And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian…

Exodus 24:13
And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua: and Moses went up into the mount of God.

shall

1 Samuel 2:30
Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

Psalm 123:2
Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

Matthew 24:25,46
Behold, I have told you before…









(18) Whoso keepeth the fig-tree--i.e., tends it carefully year after year, "shall eat the fruit thereof" when it has come to perfection.

So he that waiteth on his master--i.e., attends to him, observes and follows out his wishes, "shall be honoured" for his good service. (Comp. Matthew 25:21.)

Verse 18. - Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof. He who watches, tends, and cultivates the fig tree will in due time have the reward of his labour in eating its fruit. The abundance of the produce of this tree makes it a good figure of the reward of faithful service. Septuagint, "He that planteth a fig tree shall eat the fruits thereof" (2 Timothy 2:6). So he that waiteth on his maser shall be honoured. He who pays attention, has loving regard to his master, shall meet with honour as his reward at his master's hands, and also from all who become acquainted with his merits. The gnome may well be applied to the case of those who do true and laudable service to their heavenly Master, and she shall one day hear from his lips the gracious word, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy Lord" (Matthew 25:21).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Whoever tends
נֹצֵ֣ר (nō·ṣêr)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5341: To watch, guard, keep

a fig tree
תְּ֭אֵנָה (tə·’ê·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 8384: Of foreign derivation, the fig

will eat
יֹאכַ֣ל (yō·ḵal)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 398: To eat

its fruit,
פִּרְיָ֑הּ (pir·yāh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person feminine singular
Strong's 6529: Fruit

and he who looks after
וְשֹׁמֵ֖ר (wə·šō·mêr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

his master
אֲדֹנָ֣יו (’ă·ḏō·nāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 113: Sovereign, controller

will be honored.
יְכֻבָּֽד׃ (yə·ḵub·bāḏ)
Verb - Pual - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3513: To be heavy, weighty, or burdensome


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