Proverbs 27:26

“The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The lambes are for thy clothing, and the goates are the price of thy field.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The lambs {will be} for your clothing, And the goats {will bring} the price of a field,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The lambs are for thy clothing, And the goats are the price of the field;
- American Standard Version (1901)

The lambs are for your clothing, and the he-goats make the value of a field:
- Basic English Bible

The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of a field;
- Darby Bible

The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
- Webster's Bible

The lambs are for your clothing, and the goats are the price of a field.
- World English Bible

Lambs [are] for thy clothing, And the price of the field [are] he-goats,
- Youngs Literal Bible

The lambs will be for thy clothing, and the goats the price for a field.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 27:26


27:26 The price - By the sale whereof thou mayest either pay the rent of the field which thou hirest, or purchase fields or lands. Goats might better be spared and sold than sheep, which brought a more constant profit to the owner.


Discussion for Proverbs 27

  • 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
  • Gary
    Lord, thank you for being my provider, as sheep give clothing and goats give us milk, you give us the words that will endure throughout all generations into eternity.

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