Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"He will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good.

King James Version

Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Holman Bible

By the time he learns to reject what is bad and choose what is good, he will be eating butter and honey.

International Standard Version

He'll eat cheese and honey, when he knows enough to reject what's wrong and choose what's right.

A Conservative Version

Butter and honey shall he eat, when he knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

American Standard Version

Butter and honey shall he eat, when he knoweth to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Amplified

Butter and curds and wild honey shall he eat when he knows [enough] to refuse the evil and choose the good.

Bible in Basic English

Butter and honey will be his food, when he is old enough to make a decision between evil and good.

Darby Translation

Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and to choose the good.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He shall eat butter and honey that he may know to refuse the evil and choose the good.

Julia Smith Translation

Curdled milk and honey he shall eat, for his knowing to reject in evil, and to choose in good.

King James 2000

Curds and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He shall eat curds and honey until he knows to reject the evil and to choose the good.

Modern King James verseion

Butter and honey he shall eat until he knows to refuse the evil and choose the good.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He shall eat butter and honey, that he may have understanding to refuse the evil and to choose the good.

NET Bible

He will eat sour milk and honey, which will help him know how to reject evil and choose what is right.

New Heart English Bible

He shall eat butter and honey when he knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

The Emphasized Bible

Curds and honey, shall he eat, by the time that he knoweth to refuse the bad and choose the good;

Webster

Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

World English Bible

He shall eat butter and honey when he knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Youngs Literal Translation

Butter and honey he doth eat, When he knoweth to refuse evil, and to fix on good.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חמה חמאה 
Chem'ah 
Usage: 10

and honey
דּבשׁ 
D@bash 
Usage: 54

shall he eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

to refuse
מאס 
Ma'ac 
Usage: 76

and choose
בּחר 
Bachar 
Usage: 169

References

Context Readings

The Immanuel Prophecy

14 "Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel. 15 "He will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good. 16 "For before the boy will know enough to refuse evil and choose good, the land whose two kings you dread will be forsaken.



Cross References

Isaiah 7:22

and because of the abundance of the milk produced he will eat curds, for everyone that is left within the land will eat curds and honey.

Psalm 51:5

Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.

Amos 5:15

Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the LORD God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Matthew 3:4

Now John himself had a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Luke 1:35

The angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.

Luke 2:40

The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.

Luke 2:52

And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

Romans 12:9

Let love be without hypocrisy Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.

Philippians 1:9-10

And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment,

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