23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look [1] well to thy herds.

Other Translations of Proverbs 27:23

New International Version

23 Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds;

English Standard Version

23 Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds,

The Message

23 Know your sheep by name; carefully attend to your flocks;

New King James Version

23 Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, And attend to your herds;

New Living Translation

23 Know the state of your flocks, and put your heart into caring for your herds,

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Proverbs 27:23

Commentary on Proverbs 27:23-27

(Read Proverbs 27:23-27)

We ought to have some business to do in this world, and not to live in idleness, and not to meddle with what we do not understand. We must be diligent and take pains. Let us do what we can, still the world cannot be secured to us, therefore we must choose a more lasting portion; but by the blessing of God upon our honest labours, we may expect to enjoy as much of earthly blessings as is good for us.