Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

First do your outside work, preparing your land for yourself. After that, build your house.

New American Standard Bible

Prepare your work outside And make it ready for yourself in the field; Afterwards, then, build your house.

King James Version

Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

Holman Bible

Complete your outdoor work, and prepare your field;
afterward, build your house.

A Conservative Version

Prepare thy work outside, and make it ready for thee in the field, and afterwards build thy house.

American Standard Version

Prepare thy work without, And make it ready for thee in the field; And afterwards build thy house.

Amplified

[Put first things first.] Prepare your work outside and get it ready for yourself in the field; and afterward build your house and establish a home.

Bible in Basic English

Put your work in order outside, and make it ready in the field; and after that, see to the building of your house.

Darby Translation

Prepare thy work without, and put thy field in order, and afterwards build thy house.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Prepare thy work without and make it fit for thyself in thine inheritance, and afterwards thou shalt build thine house.

Julia Smith Translation

Prepare thy work without, and make it ready for thee in the field afterwards; and build thy house.

King James 2000

Prepare your work outside, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Prepare your work in the street and get it ready for yourself in the field; afterward, then you shall build your house.

Modern King James verseion

Prepare your work outside, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

First, make up thy work that is without, and look well unto that which thou hast in the field, and then build thine house.

NET Bible

Establish your work outside and get your fields ready; afterward build your house.

New Heart English Bible

Prepare your work outside, and get your fields ready. Afterwards, build your house.

The Emphasized Bible

Prepare, in the open, thy work, and make ready, in the field, for thyself, Afterwards, shalt thou build thy house.

Webster

Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thy house.

World English Bible

Prepare your work outside, and get your fields ready. Afterwards, build your house.

Youngs Literal Translation

Prepare in an out-place thy work, And make it ready in the field -- go afterwards, Then thou hast built thy house.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
מלאכה 
M@la'kah 
Usage: 167

חץ חוּץ 
Chuwts 
Usage: 164

and make it fit
עתד 
`athad 
Usage: 2

for thyself in the field
שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

בּנה 
Banah 
Usage: 376

Context Readings

More Sayings Of The Wise

26 A kiss on the lips that's what someone who gives an honest answer deserves. 27 First do your outside work, preparing your land for yourself. After that, build your house. 28 Don't testify against your neighbor without a cause, and don't lie when you speak.



Cross References

1 Kings 5:17-18

The king specified that large, expensive stones be quarried so the foundation of the Temple could be laid with cut stones.

1 Kings 6:7

The Temple was constructed of stone precut at the quarry so that no hammer, axe, or any other iron implement would be heard in the Temple while it was being built.

Luke 14:28-30

"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. He will first sit down and estimate the cost to see whether he has enough money to finish it, won't he?

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