Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

He said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you.” Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth.

King James Version

And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Holman Bible

“Son of man,” He said to me, “eat and fill your stomach with this scroll I am giving you.” So I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.

International Standard Version

Then he told me, "Son of Man, fill your stomach and digest this scroll that I'm giving you." So I ate it, and it was like sweet honey in my mouth.

A Conservative Version

And he said to me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then I ate it, and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

American Standard Version

And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Amplified

He said to me, “Son of man, eat this scroll that I am giving you and fill your stomach with it.” So I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.

Bible in Basic English

And he said to me, Son of man, let your stomach make a meal of it and let your inside be full of this roll which I am giving you. Then I took it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth.

Darby Translation

And he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll which I give thee. And I ate, and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Julia Smith Translation

And he will say to me, Son of man, thou shalt cause thy belly to eat, and thou shalt fill thy bowels with this roll which I give to thee. And eating it, it will be in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

King James 2000

And he said unto me, Son of man, feed your belly, and fill your stomach with this scroll that I give you. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and he said to me, "Son of man, you must give your stomach [this] to eat, and you must fill your belly [with] this scroll that I [am] giving to you." And I ate, and it became {like sweet honey} in my mouth.

Modern King James verseion

And He said to me, Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your belly with this roll that I give you. Then I ate it; and in my mouth it was like honey for sweetness.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and said unto me, "Thou son of man, thy belly shall eat, and thy bowels shall be filled with the book, that I give thee." Then did I eat the book and it was, in my mouth, sweeter than honey.

NET Bible

He said to me, "Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your belly with this scroll I am giving to you." So I ate it, and it was sweet like honey in my mouth.

New Heart English Bible

He said to me, "Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your belly with this scroll that I give you." Then I ate it; and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.

The Emphasized Bible

Then said he unto me Son of man. Thy belly, cause thou to eat and thy bowels, fl thou with this roll which I am giving unto thee. So I did eat, and it became in my mouth, as honey for sweetness.

Webster

And he said to me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

World English Bible

He said to me, Son of man, cause your belly to eat, and fill your bowels with this scroll that I give you. Then I ate it; and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.

Youngs Literal Translation

And He saith unto me, 'Son of man, thy belly thou dost feed, and thy bowels thou dost fill with this roll that I am giving unto thee;' and I eat it, and it is in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of man
אדם 
'adam 
Usage: 541

בּטן 
Beten 
Usage: 72

to eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

and fill
מלא מלא 
Male' 
Usage: 251

מעה 
me`ah 
Usage: 32

with this roll
מגלּה 
M@gillah 
Usage: 21

נתן 
Nathan 
Usage: 2011

אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

it and it was in my mouth
פּה 
Peh 
Usage: 497

as honey
דּבשׁ 
D@bash 
Usage: 54

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Context Readings

The Call Of Ezekiel To Speak God's Words

2 So I opened my mouth, and He fed me this scroll. 3 He said to me, “Son of man, feed your stomach and fill your body with this scroll which I am giving you.” Then I ate it, and it was sweet as honey in my mouth. 4 Then He said to me, “Son of man, go to the house of Israel and speak with My words to them.


Cross References

Psalm 19:10

They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are Your words to my taste!
Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found and I ate them,
And Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart;
For I have been called by Your name,
O Lord God of hosts.

Revelation 10:9-10

So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he *said to me, “Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.”

Jeremiah 6:11

But I am full of the wrath of the Lord;
I am weary with holding it in.
Pour it out on the children in the street
And on the gathering of young men together;
For both husband and wife shall be taken,
The aged and the very old.

Jeremiah 20:9

But if I say, “I will not remember Him
Or speak anymore in His name,”
Then in my heart it becomes like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
And I am weary of holding it in,
And I cannot endure it.

Job 23:12

“I have not departed from the command of His lips;
I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Job 32:18-19

“For I am full of words;
The spirit within me constrains me.

Psalm 119:11

Your word I have treasured in my heart,
That I may not sin against You.

Psalm 119:97

Mem.
O how I love Your law!
It is my meditation all the day.

Proverbs 2:10-11

For wisdom will enter your heart
And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;

Ezekiel 2:10

When He spread it out before me, it was written on the front and back, and written on it were lamentations, mourning and woe.

John 6:53-63

So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves.

John 7:38

He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.’”

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

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