21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

Other Translations of Proverbs 27:21

New International Version

21 The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but people are tested by their praise.

English Standard Version

21 The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and a man is tested by his praise.

The Message

21 The purity of silver and gold is tested by putting them in the fire; The purity of human hearts is tested by giving them a little fame.

New King James Version

21 The refining pot is for silver and the furnace for gold, And a man is valued by what others say of him.

New Living Translation

21 Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 27:21

Commentary on Proverbs 27:21

(Read Proverbs 27:21)

Silver and gold are tried by putting them into the furnace and fining-pot; so is a man tried by praising him.