Proverbs 6:27

“Can a man take fire in his bosome, and his clothes not be burnt?”

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Other Translations

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
- King James Version

Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Can a man take fire in his bosom, And his clothes not be burned?
- American Standard Version (1901)

May a man take fire to his breast without burning his clothing?
- Basic English Bible

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his garments not be burned?
- Darby Bible

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
- Webster's Bible

Can a man scoop fire into his lap, and his clothes not be burned?
- World English Bible

Doth a man take fire into his bosom, And are his garments not burnt?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Proverbs 6

  • Markwarbrick
    Every Word of God is pure,even so come quickly Lord Jesus.Amen.
  • Molly
    One thing GOD has instructed us not to do which many of us continue to do is become a surety for another. We are not to co-sign for our family, our friends nor our children. It may be hard to say no when loved ones ask. However, it is the commandment of GOD. People find themselves paying for cars, furniture or loans when someone else defaults on what they owe. Obedience will prevent such trouble.
  • Malele
    these is one of the most beautiful and wisely put scripture. it helps one to introspect
  • BSP
    Verses 16 and 17: God outright describes some of the things that he detests. We want to make sure to stay as far away from these things as possible.
  • Mable
    Verse 7 saying you have no one over you you have been doing things own your own. That you want receive a leader to help you.
  • Jacquelyne Stevenson
    Know this that your faith in God will lead you to heaven.

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