Proverbs 27:8

“As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

As a bird that wandreth from her nest: so is a man that wandreth from his place.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

As a bird that wandereth from her nest, So is a man that wandereth from his place.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Like a bird wandering from the place of her eggs is a man wandering from his station.
- Basic English Bible

As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.
- Darby Bible

As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.
- Webster's Bible

As a bird that wanders from her nest, so is a man who wanders from his home.
- World English Bible

As a bird wandering from her nest, So [is] a man wandering from his place.
- Youngs Literal Bible

As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 27:8


27:8 Wandereth - That flies from place to place, whereby she is exposed to all the arts of fowlers, and to birds of prey. So - So is he who through vanity or lightness changes his abode, or his calling.


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.
  • 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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