Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.

King James Version

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Holman Bible

Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another.

International Standard Version

Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens a friend's character.

A Conservative Version

Iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

American Standard Version

Iron sharpeneth iron; So a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Amplified

Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend [to show rage or worthy purpose].

Bible in Basic English

Iron makes iron sharp; so a man makes sharp his friend.

Darby Translation

Iron is sharpened by iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Julia Smith Translation

Iron will sharpen upon iron; and a man will sharpen the face of his friend.

King James 2000

Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[As] iron sharpens iron, so {one man sharpens another}.

Modern King James verseion

Iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the face of his friend.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Like as one iron wheteth another, so doth one man comfort another.

NET Bible

As iron sharpens iron, so a person sharpens his friend.

New Heart English Bible

Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend's countenance.

The Emphasized Bible

Let, iron, by iron, become sharp, and let, a man, sharpen the face of his friend.

Webster

Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

World English Bible

Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens his friend's countenance.

Youngs Literal Translation

Iron by iron is sharpened, And a man sharpens the face of his friend.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּרזל 
Barzel 
Usage: 76

חדד 
Chadad 
חדד 
Chadad 
Usage: 6
Usage: 6

בּרזל 
Barzel 
Usage: 76

so a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

Devotionals

Devotionals containing Proverbs 27:17

Context Readings

All About Life

16 He who would restrain her restrains the wind, And grasps oil with his right hand. 17 Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another. 18 He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit, And he who cares for his master will be honored.



Cross References

Proverbs 27:9

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.

1 Samuel 23:16

And Jonathan, Saul's son, arose and went to David at Horesh, and encouraged him in God.

Job 4:3-4

"Behold you have admonished many, And you have strengthened weak hands.

Hebrews 10:24

and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,

2 Samuel 10:11-12

He said, "If the Arameans are too strong for me, then you shall help me, but if the sons of Ammon are too strong for you, then I will come to help you.

Isaiah 35:3-4

Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble.

1 Thessalonians 3:3

so that no one would be disturbed by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we have been destined for this.

2 Timothy 1:8

Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God,

2 Timothy 1:12

For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.

2 Timothy 2:3

Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 2:9-13

for which I suffer hardship even to imprisonment as a criminal; but the word of God is not imprisoned.

James 1:2

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,

1 Peter 4:12-13

Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you;

Joshua 1:18

"Anyone who rebels against your command and does not obey your words in all that you command him, shall be put to death; only be strong and courageous."

1 Samuel 11:9-10

They said to the messengers who had come, "Thus you shall say to the men of Jabesh-gilead, 'Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you will have deliverance.'" So the messengers went and told the men of Jabesh; and they were glad.

Joshua 2:24

They said to Joshua, "Surely the LORD has given all the land into our hands; moreover, all the inhabitants of the land have melted away before us."

1 Samuel 13:20-21

So all Israel went down to the Philistines, each to sharpen his plowshare, his mattock, his axe, and his hoe.

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