Proverbs 27:1

“Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Boast not thy selfe of to morrow: for thou knowest not what a day may bring foorth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Boast not thyself of tomorrow; For thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Do not make a noise about tomorrow, for you are not certain what a day's outcome may be.
- Basic English Bible

Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day will bring forth.
- Darby Bible

Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
- Webster's Bible

Don't boast about tomorrow; for you don't know what a day may bring forth.
- World English Bible

Boast not thyself of to-morrow, For thou knowest not what a day bringeth forth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Boast not thyself of to-morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 27:1


27:1 Boast not - Of any good thing which thou purposeth to do, or hopest to receive tomorrow, or hereafter. Knowest not - What may happen in the space of one day. The day is said to bring forth, what God by his almighty power either causes or suffers to be brought forth or done in it.


Discussion for Proverbs 27

  • A disciple
    "Though you should grind a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him." While the good and righteous want to give every opportunity to the evildoers to clear themselves; at some point the wicked must be judged for their crimes? So long as the lawless are allowed to continue unrestrained, so long will they not change. Kindness is to them, a weakness!
  • Irene123
    Lu2677 - Yes, I know; 1 Pet.1:1
  • Lu2677
    Irene 123, Proverbs 27:2 "a stranger" is not specific to one that is not saved.
  • Irene123
    V. 2 - "Let another man praise thee .....; a stranger ..... "; to have a 'stranger', one who isn't saved, praise you - is indeed a glorious thing. Because by your walk with the Lord that he has seen he has taken notice that you "have been with Jesus", Acts 4:13. Just our 'walk' with Jesus is a witness to the world, without saying a word. The Lord uses ALL of us, physical and spiritual, to witness.
  • Jennifer Harvey
    Thank you God for his word! This proverbs really encourage me today and being a better person! Thank you Jesus
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 8, A man's "place" is to remember he is created in God's image