Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though 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,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If wickedness was sweet in his mouth, if he hid 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;

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 were full of his vigor, but it will lie down with him on [the] dust. 12 "Though wickedness tastes sweet in his mouth, [and] he hides it under his tongue, 13 [though] he spares it and does not let it go [and] holds it back in the midst of his palate,



Cross References

Job 15:16

{How much less} he who is abominable and corrupt, a man drinking wickedness like water.

Psalm 10:7

His mouth is filled with cursing, with deceits and oppression; under his tongue are trouble and evil.

Genesis 3:6

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

Psalm 109:17-18

Because he loved cursing, let it come [upon] him. Because he did not delight in blessing, let it be far from him.

Proverbs 9:17-18

"Stolen waters are sweet, and bread of secrecy is pleasant."

Proverbs 20:17

Bread gained by deceit is sweet for the man, but afterward, his mouth will be filled [with] gravel.

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth! Follow the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes-- but know that God will bring you into judgment for all these things.

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