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Proverbs 27:17

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Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.


- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

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Other Translations of Proverbs 27:17

Iron sharpeneth iron: so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Iron sharpeneth iron; So a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Iron makes iron sharp; so a man makes sharp his friend.
- Basic English Bible

Iron is sharpened by iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
- Darby Bible

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
- Webster's Bible

Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend's countenance.
- World English Bible

Iron by iron is sharpened, And a man sharpens the face of his friend.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

 

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 27:17

27:17 Iron - Iron tools are made sharp and fit for use, by rubbing them against the file, or some other iron. The countenance - The company or conversation of his friend.

 

Comments for Proverbs 27:17

Charles Malack Oloo's comment on 2014-03-29 06:45:55:

This part of the Proverb encourages interaction among people

 

J's comment on 2012-11-08 22:07:17:

You guys are right! Also, Thanks for explaining it in more detail; I like how you made it so clear. I understood the proverb, but the literal help with iron, that is really cool, and countenance defined is helpful too. I always think of face, and the expression on your face, how it is often indicative of what is in your heart. You guys are cool! I Love Christians! Instant brothers and sisters!

 

Tefera Tadesse's comment on 2012-08-18 06:18:50:

reading bible is life long profit.

 


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