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Proverbs 27:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— As a bird that wandereth from her nest, So is a man that wandereth from his place.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so [is] a man that wandereth from his place.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so [is] a man that wandereth from his place.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— As a bird wandering from her nest, so, is a man wandering from his place.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— As a bird wandering from her nest, So [is] a man wandering from his place.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that leaveth his place.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— As a bird that wandreth from her nest: so [is] a man [that] wandreth from his place.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— As when a bird flies down from its own nest, so a man is brought into bondage whenever he estranges himself from his own place.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so [is] a man that wandereth from his place.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
As a bird 6833
{6833} Prime
צִפּוֹר
tsippowr
{tsip-pore'}
From H6852; a little bird (as hopping).
that wandereth 5074
{5074} Prime
נָדַד
nadad
{naw-dad'}
A primitive root; properly to wave to and fro (rarely to flap up and down); figuratively to rove, flee, or (causatively) to drive away.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
from x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
her nest, 7064
{7064} Prime
קֵן
qen
{kane}
Contracted from H7077; a nest (as fixed), sometimes including the nestlings; figuratively a chamber or dwelling.
so x3651
(3651) Complement
כֵּן
ken
{kane}
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
[is] a man 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.).
that wandereth 5074
{5074} Prime
נָדַד
nadad
{naw-dad'}
A primitive root; properly to wave to and fro (rarely to flap up and down); figuratively to rove, flee, or (causatively) to drive away.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
from his place. 4725
{4725} Prime
מָקוֹם
maqowm
{maw-kome'}
From H6965; properly a standing, that is, a spot; but used widely of a locality (generally or specifically); also (figuratively) of a condition (of body or mind).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 27:8

_ _ Such are not only out of place, but out of duty and in danger.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

Proverbs 27:8

_ _ Note, 1. There are many that do not know when they are well off, but are uneasy with their present condition, and given to change. God, in his providence, has appointed them a place fit for them and has made it comfortable to them; but they affect unsettledness; they love to wander; they are glad of a pretence to go abroad, and do not care for staying long at a place; they needlessly absent themselves from their own work and care, and meddle with that which belongs not to them. 2. Those that thus desert the post assigned to them are like a bird that wanders from her nest. It is an instance of their folly; they are like a silly bird; they are always wavering, like the wandering bird that hops from bough to bough and rests nowhere. It is unsafe; the bird that wanders is exposed; a man's place is his castle; he that quits it makes himself an easy prey to the fowler. When the bird wanders from her nest the eggs and young ones there are neglected. Those that love to be abroad leave their work at home undone. Let every man therefore, in the calling wherein he is called, therein abide, therein abide with God.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Proverbs 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.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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a bird:

Job 39:14-16 Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in dust, ... She is hardened against her young ones, as though [they were] not hers: her labour is in vain without fear;
Isaiah 16:2 For it shall be, [that], as a wandering bird cast out of the nest, [so] the daughters of Moab shall be at the fords of Arnon.

man:

Proverbs 21:16 The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
Genesis 4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
Genesis 16:6-8 But Abram said unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid [is] in thy hand; do to her as it pleaseth thee. And when Sarai dealt hardly with her, she fled from her face. ... And he said, Hagar, Sarai's maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
1 Samuel 22:5 And the prophet Gad said unto David, Abide not in the hold; depart, and get thee into the land of Judah. Then David departed, and came into the forest of Hareth.
1 Samuel 27:1-12 And David said in his heart, I shall now perish one day by the hand of Saul: [there is] nothing better for me than that I should speedily escape into the land of the Philistines; and Saul shall despair of me, to seek me any more in any coast of Israel: so shall I escape out of his hand. ... And Achish believed David, saying, He hath made his people Israel utterly to abhor him; therefore he shall be my servant for ever.
1 Kings 19:9 And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there; and, behold, the word of the LORD [came] to him, and he said unto him, What doest thou here, Elijah?
Nehemiah 6:11-13 And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and who [is there], that, [being] as I [am], would go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in. ... Therefore [was] he hired, that I should be afraid, and do so, and sin, and [that] they might have [matter] for an evil report, that they might reproach me.
Jonah 1:3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
Jonah 1:10-17 Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the LORD, because he had told them. ... Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
1 Corinthians 7:20 Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.
Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
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Gn 4:16; 16:6. 1S 22:5; 27:1. 1K 19:9. Ne 6:11. Jb 39:14. Pv 21:16. Is 16:2. Jna 1:3, 10. 1Co 7:20. Jde 1:13.

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