Proverbs 27:14

“He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising earely in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning, It will be reckoned a curse to him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, It shall be counted a curse to him.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He who gives a blessing to his friend with a loud voice, getting up early in the morning, will have it put to his account as a curse.
- Basic English Bible

He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be reckoned a curse to him.
- Darby Bible

He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
- Webster's Bible

He who blesses his neighbor with a loud voice early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse by him.
- World English Bible

Whoso is saluting his friend with a loud voice, In the morning rising early, A light thing it is reckoned to him.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 27:14


27:14 Blesseth - That praises him to his face. A loud voice - That both he, and others, may be sure to take notice of it. Rising early - To shew his great forwardness. A curse - His friend will value this kind of blessing no more than a curse.


Discussion for Proverbs 27:14

  • Wesley seems to say it means what I thought it to mean. Reminds me of Matthew 23:5
    But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

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