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Proverbs 25:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— [As] clouds and wind without rain, [So is] he that boasteth himself of his gifts falsely.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift [is like] clouds and wind without rain.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— [Like] clouds and wind without rain Is a man who boasts of his gifts falsely.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Whoever boasteth himself of a false gift [is like] clouds and wind without rain.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Clouds and wind without rain, [so] is a man that boasteth himself of a false gift.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Clouds and wind, when rain there is none, is the man who boasteth himself of a pretended gift.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Clouds and wind, and rain there is none, [Is] a man boasting himself in a false gift.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— As clouds, and wind, when no rain followeth, so is the man that boasteth, and doth not fulfil his promises.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Who so boasteth himselfe of a false gift, is [like] cloudes and winde without raine.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— As winds and clouds and rains are most evident [objects], so is he that boasts of a false gift.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift [is like] clouds and wind without rain.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Whoso 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
boasteth y1984
[1984] Standard
הָלַל
halal
{haw-lal'}
A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify.
z8693
<8693> Grammar
Stem - Hithpael (See H8819)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 139
himself x1984
(1984) Complement
הָלַל
halal
{haw-lal'}
A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify.
of a false 8267
{8267} Prime
שֶׁקֶר
sheqer
{sheh'-ker}
From H8266; an untruth; by implication a sham (often adverbially).
gift 4991
{4991} Prime
מַתָּת
mattath
{mat-tawth'}
Feminine of H4976 abbreviated; a present.
[is like] clouds 5387
{5387} Prime
נָשִׂיא
nasiy'
{naw-see'}
From H5375; properly an exalted one, that is, a king or sheik; also a rising mist.
and wind 7307
{7307} Prime
רוּחַ
ruwach
{roo'-akh}
From H7306; wind; by resemblance breath, that is, a sensible (or even violent) exhalation; figuratively life, anger, unsubstantiality; by extension a region of the sky; by resemblance spirit, but only of a rational being (including its expression and functions).
without x369
(0369) Complement
אַיִן
'ayin
{ah'-yin}
As if from a primitive root meaning to be nothing or not exist; a non-entity; generally used as a negative particle.
rain. 1653
{1653} Prime
גֶּשֶׁם
geshem
{gheh'-shem}
From H1652; a shower.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 25:14

_ _ clouds — literally, “vapors” (Jeremiah 10:13), clouds only in appearance.

_ _ a false gift — promised, but not given.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 25:14

_ _ He may be said to boast of a false gift, 1. Who pretends to have received or given that which he never had, which he never gave, makes a noise of his great accomplishments and his good services, but it is all false; he is not what he pretends to be. Or, 2. Who promises what he will give and what he will do, but performs nothing, who raises people's expectations of the mighty things he will do for his country, for his friends, what noble legacies he will leave, but either he has not wherewithal to do what he says or he never designs it. Such a one is like the morning-cloud, that passes away, and disappoints those who looked for rain from it to water the parched ground (Jude 1:12), clouds without water.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 25:14

Boasteth — Promising what he never intends to give. Is like — Like empty clouds carried about with wind, and not affording that rain which they promise.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 25:14

Whoever boasteth himself of a false gift [is like] (k) clouds and wind without rain.

(k) Which have an outward appearance, and are nothing within.

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boasteth:

Proverbs 20:6 Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?
1 Kings 22:11 And Zedekiah the son of Chenaanah made him horns of iron: and he said, Thus saith the LORD, With these shalt thou push the Syrians, until thou have consumed them.
Luke 14:11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Luke 18:10-14 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. ... I tell you, this man went down to his house justified [rather] than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
2 Corinthians 11:13-18 For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. ... Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also.
2 Corinthians 11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
2 Peter 2:15-19 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; ... While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
Jude 1:12-13 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds [they are] without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; ... Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
Jude 1:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling [words], having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.

of a false gift:
Heb. in a gift of falsehood
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