Proverbs 24:27

“Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Prepare thy worke without, and make it fit for thy selfe in the field; and afterwards build thine house.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Prepare your work outside And make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Prepare thy work without, And make it ready for thee in the field; And afterwards build thy house.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Put your work in order outside, and make it ready in the field; and after that, see to the building of your house.
- Basic English Bible

Prepare thy work without, and put thy field in order, and afterwards build thy house.
- Darby Bible

Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thy house.
- Webster's Bible

Prepare your work outside, and get your fields ready. Afterwards, build your house.
- World English Bible

Prepare in an out-place thy work, And make it ready in the field -- go afterwards, Then thou hast built thy house.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thy house.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 24:27

  • Olabiyi O.D. for verse 27
    It means productivity is ever to be prioritized than pleasure Our world should know that focus should be on making our works work than making our plays progress Individuals are to invest more in work communities are to focus work more nations are to focus dwindling wealth on work than in nihilistic ventures as leagues Sometimes I am perturbed by the wisdom of celebrating pleasurable wastes such as sports to serious life issues as the work that the Omnipotent gave man God first gave man job before giving him home or pleasure God first made His work good for Himself before settling down to His well deserved rest We should preach this sermonet to our world from Africa to Europe from Asia to Americas

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