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

  • Rebecca cruz
    Verses 5,6: sometimes we are afraid to share with someone we care about what they are doing wrong for fear of rejection, but we are doing them more harm by our silence. We need to for the opportunity then share what it maybe then pray some more and step back let God be God. If they don't listen you have done your part to watch out for their good.
  • Psalms Mack for verse 2
    Proverbs 27:2 causes me to search myself to see if I have fallen into the habit of self promotion. I am certain I have from time to time. This scripture leads me to ask the Lord to forgive me, seek wisdom and repent.
  • Eric
    I believe we should edify and motivate each other with compassion and love.
  • Great, that gives me confidence.
  • Paul
    23-27 This is a phenomenal revelation We are reproved to maintain our livestocks even when the seasons are dry, by gathering hay when the valleys are green and herbs when mountains flourish. HalleluJAH! to the only wise God of all eternity! Amen.
  • Sonja S. for verse 6
    Correction is protection, and having a teachable spirit will always point us in the direction of the will of God for our lives. God works through people with uncommon courage, and He will always provide for His children. You may be brave, but at some point in your life, you will inevitably hit that wall. The Word of God says in 2Sam. 17:10, "And even he who is brave, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, will utterly melt. Yield to the faithful friend:o

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