Proverbs 27:18

18 The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored.

Proverbs 27:18 in Other Translations

KJV
18 Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof: so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.
ESV
18 Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and he who guards his master will be honored.
NLT
18 As workers who tend a fig tree are allowed to eat the fruit, so workers who protect their employer’s interests will be rewarded.
MSG
18 If you care for your orchard, you'll enjoy its fruit; if you honor your boss, you'll be honored.
CSB
18 Whoever tends a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever looks after his master will be honored.

Proverbs 27:18 Meaning and Commentary

Proverbs 27:18

Whoso keepeth the fig tree shall eat the fruit thereof
That takes care of a fig tree, either his own or another's, planted in his garden or vineyard; see ( Luke 13:6 ) ; who cultivates it, digs about and dungs it, and prunes it, and does everything necessary to it; when it brings forth fruit, and that is ripe and fit to eat, he eats of it, as it is but just he should; see ( 1 Corinthians 9:7 ) ; so he that waiteth on his master;
or "that keeps his master" F11, his person from danger, and his goods faithfully committed to his trust; or "that observes his master" F12, that looks to his hand, observes his motions, directions, and commands; shall be honoured;
as Joseph was in Potiphar's house, and elsewhere; and as all those are who observe the commandments of God, and are the servants of Christ; see ( 1 Samuel 2:30 ) ( John 12:26 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F11 (rmv) "qui custodit", Pagninus, Mercerus, Gejerus; "custodiens", Montanus; "qui custos est domini sui", V. L.
F12 "Observat", Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Michaelis; "observans", Cocceius, Schultens.

Proverbs 27:18 In-Context

16 restraining her is like restraining the wind or grasping oil with the hand.
17 As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
18 The one who guards a fig tree will eat its fruit, and whoever protects their master will be honored.
19 As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.
20 Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are human eyes.

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