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

  • BSP
    Verse 2 encourages us to let other people praise us and for us not to fall into the snare of self-praise.
  • BSP
    Verse 21 shows that the way we react when we receive praise can be a test of whether we are humble or proud. If we are not careful, praise can develop with in us feelings of superiority or pride.
  • 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.

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