Proverbs 27:21

As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As the fining pot for siluer, and the furnace for gold: so is a man to his praise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold, And each {is tested} by the praise accorded him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; And a man is `tried' by his praise.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The heating-pot is for silver and the oven-fire for gold, and a man is measured by what he is praised for.
- Basic English Bible

The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold; so let a man be to the mouth that praiseth him.
- Darby Bible

As the fining-pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
- Webster's Bible

The crucible is for silver, and the furnace for gold; but man is refined by his praise.
- World English Bible

A refining pot [is] for silver, and a furnace for gold, And a man according to his praise.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The refining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold, and a man is tried by his praise.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 27:21


27:21 To his praise - Or, according to his praise. So a man is tried by praise.


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