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Bible Verse of the Day for 5th December 2021 || Iron sharpens Iron

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Bible Verse of the Day Sunday 5 December 2021 || Iron sharpens Iron

Bible Verse of the Day for 5th December 2021 || Iron sharpens Iron

Welcome to December 5, 2021 Daily Bible Verse of the Day taken from Proverbs 27:17. God bless you as you study this morning.


As iron sharpens iron,
so a friend sharpens a friend.
Proverbs 27:17, NLT

There is an interesting and perhaps convicting illustration of both friendship and accountability found in Proverbs 27:17, “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (NASB). In Old Testament times, one iron blade was used to sharpen another blade until both became more effective tools. This visual aid of a common implement of work or war provides a practical model for many human relationships. We can see the connections to life and in that, this verse and the principles it contains becomes quite useful and life related.

The concept of “iron sharpening iron” obviously implies at least two pieces of iron. It would be impossible for one tool to become sharper without the presence of the other. Left alone, both blades would be dull and quite useless. This simple Proverb illustrates an important biblical principle. God expects us to live and serve in a community of other believers (see Hebrews 10:25), and He desires for us to build loving and growing relationships with others (see 1 Thessalonians 2:8).

Other Versions…

As iron sharpens iron,
so one person sharpens another. NIV

As iron sharpens iron,
So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. NKJV

Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another. RSV

Thanks for reading! God bless you!

Daily Bible Verse And Prayer 5th December 2021 Sunday

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