Proverbs 27:10

“Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thine owne friend and thy fathers friend forsake not; neither goe in to thy brothers house in the day of thy calamitie: for better is a neighbour that is neere, then a brother farre off.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not forsake your own friend or your father's friend, And do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity; Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; And go not to thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: Better is a neighbor that is near than a brother far off.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not give up your friend and your father's friend; and do not go into your brother's house in the day of your trouble: better is a neighbour who is near than a brother far off.
- Basic English Bible

Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; and go not into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
- Darby Bible

Thy own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbor that is near, than a brother far off.
- Webster's Bible

Don't forsake your friend and your father's friend. Don't go to your brother's house in the day of your disaster: better is a neighbor who is near than a distant brother.
- World English Bible

Thine own friend, and the friend of thy father, forsake not, And the house of thy brother enter not In a day of thy calamity, Better [is] a near neighbour than a brother afar off.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity; better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 27:10


27:10 Neither go - For comfort and relief, so as to forsake thy friend for him. A neighbour - The friend, who hath shewed himself to be a good neighbour. Near - In affection.


Discussion for Proverbs 27

  • Gary
    Lord, thank you for being my provider, as sheep give clothing and goats give us milk, you give us the words that will endure throughout all generations into eternity.
  • Librarygal143
    Lord, as I start to read this, at the same time the bells are tolling at a church on the next block. Such perfect timing. Thank you God, in Jesus' name, Amen.
  • Lilian
    This is a strong words given by God. We have to remember that God is in control in our life we have to hand over everything to Jesus hands for he is our savior, our peace, our provider, our healer, our helper, our deliverer, our salvation Jehovah our righteousness. Only thru Jesus we will receive life in abundance. He is our FUTURE. Its a WILL OF GOD TO BLESS US AND HEAL US COZ HE LOVES US
  • J
    "Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them." Nehemiah 4:9
  • MockingBird
    You do not know what shall be on the morrow. You may make plans , but be flexible enough to go a different route for that day. Never face your day untill you have had alone time with God our Father to direct our path. Then you will have the Grace to meet what is ahead and know what to do.
  • BSP
    Verse 2 encourages us to let other people praise us and for us not to fall into the snare of self-praise.

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