| As iron sharpens iron, |
so one man sharpens another.
|Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.|
|Iron sharpens iron, |
So one man sharpens another.
|Proverbs 27:17 |
A famous proverb, this verse may also be translated as applying to the will: "Let iron sharpen iron, and so let a person sharpen his friend." The idea is that people grow from interaction with one another.
Radmacher, E. D., Allen, R. B., & House, H. W. (1999). Nelson's new illustrated Bible commentary (Pr 27:17). : T. Nelson Publishers.Did you know?
It takes iron to sharpen iron. Sharpening a knife requires iron at least as hard as the knife. Once sharpened, a knife is bright, sharp, and ready for much more productive service.