Proverbs 27:23

“Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Be thou diligent to knowe the state of thy flocks, and looke well to thy herds.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Know well the condition of your flocks, {And} pay attention to your herds;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, `And' look well to thy herds:
- American Standard Version (1901)

Take care to have knowledge about the condition of your flocks, looking well after your herds;
- Basic English Bible

Be well acquainted with the appearance of thy flocks; look well to thy herds:
- Darby Bible

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
- Webster's Bible

Know well the state of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds:
- World English Bible

Know well the face of thy flock, Set thy heart to the droves,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 27:23


27:23 Flock - Flocks and herds are here put for all possessions, because anciently they were the chief part of a man's riches.


Discussion for Proverbs 27:23

  • Mburugu for verse 23
    God says we ought to take care after our flocks coz no one else will espect us
  • UGWU PRAISE for verse 23
    I believe that it means that one should work diligently to tend to or take care of the business that God has committed into his hands. It can be an assignment, a task etc. God is saying that the pastor or man of God should really go close to his congregation and know them personally, find out where they are hurting, press to know the challenges they face and proffer solution. Whatever their state is, be it spiritual state or physical, a shepherd is admonished by the Lord to take care of his flocks and lovingly cater for them. Lead them to greener pastures and to springs of waters. Pastors should always labour in the word and prayer to be able have access to revelations and insights from God. Then feed the flock with fresh word. Thank you.

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