Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Though evil is sweet in his mouth
And he hides it under his tongue,

King James Version

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

Holman Bible

Though evil tastes sweet in his mouth
and he conceals it under his tongue,

International Standard Version

Though evil tastes sweet in his mouth, though he conceals it under his tongue,

A Conservative Version

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue,

American Standard Version

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, Though he hide it under his tongue,

Amplified


“Though evil and wickedness are sweet in his mouth
And he hides it under his tongue,

Bible in Basic English

Though evil-doing is sweet in his mouth, and he keeps it secretly under his tongue;

Darby Translation

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth and he hide it under his tongue,

Julia Smith Translation

If evil shall be sweet in his mouth he will cover it under his tongue;

King James 2000

Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue;

Lexham Expanded Bible

"Though wickedness tastes sweet in his mouth, [and] he hides it under his tongue,

Modern King James verseion

Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hides it under his tongue;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When wickedness was sweet in his mouth, he hid it under his tongue.

NET Bible

"If evil is sweet in his mouth and he hides it under his tongue,

New Heart English Bible

"Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue,

The Emphasized Bible

Though, a sweet taste in his mouth, be given by vice, though he hide it under his tongue;

Webster

Though wickedness may be sweet in his mouth, though he may hide it under his tongue;

World English Bible

"Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hide it under his tongue,

Youngs Literal Translation

Though he doth sweeten evil in his mouth, Doth hide it under his tongue,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
be sweet
מתק 
Mathaq 
Usage: 5

כּחד 
Kachad 
Usage: 32

Context Readings

A Wicked Person's Joy Is Short, His Pain Long

11 “His bones are full of his youthful vigor,
But it lies down with him in the dust.
12 “Though evil is sweet in his mouth
And he hides it under his tongue,
13 Though he desires it and will not let it go,
But holds it in his mouth,



Cross References

Job 15:16

How much less one who is detestable and corrupt,
Man, who drinks iniquity like water!

Psalm 10:7

His mouth is full of curses and deceit and oppression;
Under his tongue is mischief and wickedness.

Genesis 3:6

When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

Psalm 109:17-18

He also loved cursing, so it came to him;
And he did not delight in blessing, so it was far from him.

Proverbs 9:17-18

“Stolen water is sweet;
And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.”

Proverbs 20:17

Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man,
But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes. Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.

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