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Proverbs 6:27 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Can a man take fire in his bosom, And his clothes not be burned?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his garments not be burned?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Can a man snatch up fire in his bosom, and, his clothes, not be burned?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Doth a man take fire into his bosom, And are his garments not burnt?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Can a man hide fire in his bosom, and his garments not burn?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Can a man take fire in his bosome, and his clothes not be burnt?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Shall any one bind fire in his bosom, and not burn his garments?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Can a man 376
{0376} Prime
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.).
take 2846
{2846} Prime
A primitive root; to lay hold of; especially to pick up fire.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
fire 784
{0784} Prime
A primitive word; fire (literally or figuratively).
in his bosom, 2436
{2436} Prime
From an unused root, apparently meaning to inclose; the bosom (literally or figuratively).
and his clothes 899
{0899} Prime
From H0898; a covering, that is, clothing; also treachery or pillage.
not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
be burned? 8313
{8313} Prime
A primitive root; to be (causatively set) on fire.
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Proverbs 6:27-29

_ _ The guilt and danger most obvious.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Proverbs 6:20-35.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Proverbs 6:27

(n) Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?

(n) Meaning, that she will never cease till she has brought you to begging, and then seek your destruction.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 31:9-12 If mine heart have been deceived by a woman, or [if] I have laid wait at my neighbour's door; ... For it [is] a fire [that] consumeth to destruction, and would root out all mine increase.
Hosea 7:4-7 They [are] all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, [who] ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it be leavened. ... They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges; all their kings are fallen: [there is] none among them that calleth unto me.
James 3:5 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!
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