Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Does not the ear test words, As the palate tastes its food?

King James Version

Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat?

Holman Bible

Doesn't the ear test words as the palate tastes food?

International Standard Version

The ear scrutinizes speech just as the palate tastes food."

A Conservative Version

Does not the ear try words, even as the palate tastes its food?

American Standard Version

Doth not the ear try words, Even as the palate tasteth its food?

Amplified

Is it not the task of the ear to discriminate between [wise and unwise] words, just as the mouth distinguishes [between desirable and undesirable] food?

Bible in Basic English

Are not words tested by the ear, even as food is tasted by the mouth?

Darby Translation

Doth not the ear try words, as the palate tasteth food?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Certainly the ear proves words and the mouth tastes foods.

Julia Smith Translation

Shall not the ear try words? and the palate shall taste food to it?

King James 2000

Does not the ear test words? and the mouth taste its food?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Does not [the] ear test words and [the] palate taste food for itself?

Modern King James verseion

Does not the ear try words? And does not the mouth taste its food?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Have not the ears pleasure in hearing, and the mouth in tasting the thing that it eateth?

NET Bible

Does not the ear test words, as the tongue tastes food?

New Heart English Bible

Doesn't the ear try words, even as the palate tastes its food?

The Emphasized Bible

Doth not, the ear, try, words? even as, the palate, tasteth for itself, food?

Webster

Doth not the ear try words? and the mouth taste its food?

World English Bible

Doesn't the ear try words, even as the palate tastes its food?

Youngs Literal Translation

Doth not the ear try words? And the palate taste food for itself?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Doth not the ear
אזן 
'ozen 
Usage: 187

try
בּחן 
Bachan 
Usage: 29

מלּה מלּה 
Millah 
Usage: 38

and the mouth
חך 
Chek 
mouth, roof of the mouth, taste
Usage: 18

טעם 
Ta`am 
Usage: 11

References

Hastings

Context Readings

If You Want To Learn

10 In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind? 11 "Does not the ear test words, As the palate tastes its food? 12 "Wisdom is with aged men, With long life is understanding.



Cross References

Job 34:3

"For the ear tests words As the palate tastes food.

Job 6:30

"Is there injustice on my tongue? Cannot my palate discern calamities?

1 Corinthians 10:15

I speak as to wise men; you judge what I say.

Philippians 1:10

so that you may approve the things that are excellent, in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ;

Hebrews 5:14

But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil.

1 Peter 2:3

if you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.

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