Proverbs 27:19

“As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As in water face answereth to face: so the heart of man to man.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

As in water face {reflects} face, So the heart of man {reflects} man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As in water face `answereth' to face, So the heart of man to man.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Like face looking at face in water, so are the hearts of men to one another.
- Basic English Bible

As [in] water face [answereth] to face, so the heart of man to man.
- Darby Bible

As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
- Webster's Bible

As water reflects a face, so a man's heart reflects the man.
- World English Bible

As [in] water the face [is] to face, So the heart of man to man.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 27:19


27:19 So - So one man resembles another in the corruption of his nature.


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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