Parallel Verses

Julia Smith Translation

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

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

He will eat curds and honey when he knows enough to refuse evil and choose 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.

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 For this, Jehovah he will give to you a sign Behold, the virgin conceiving, and she will bare a son, and call his name Immanuel. 15 Curdled milk and honey he shall eat, for his knowing to reject in evil, and to choose in good. 16 For before the boy shall know to reject in evil and to choose in good the land which thou abhorrest shall be forsaken from the face of its two kings.



Cross References

Isaiah 7:22

And it was from the abundance of making milk he shall eat curdled milk; for curdled milk and honey shall eat all they being left in the midst of the land.

Psalm 51:5

Behold, I was born in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Amos 5:15

Hate evil and love good, and set ye judgment in the gate: perhaps Jehovah God of armies will compassionate the remnant of Joseph.

Matthew 3:4

And this John had his garment from camel's hair, and a leather girdle about his loins, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

Luke 1:35

And the messenger having answered, said to her, The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: wherefore also the holy thing born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Luke 2:40

And the child grew, and was strengthened in spirit, being filled with wisdom : and the grace of God was upon him.

Luke 2:52

And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age, and in grace with God and man.

Romans 12:9

Love unfeigned. Hating evil; fastened to good.

Philippians 1:9-10

And this I prey, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and all intelligence;

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