Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

Though he doth sweeten evil in his mouth, Doth hide 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 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,

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 have been full of his youth, And with him on the dust it lieth down. 12 Though he doth sweeten evil in his mouth, Doth hide it under his tongue, 13 Hath pity on it, and doth not forsake it, And keep it back in the midst of his palate,



Cross References

Job 15:16

Also -- surely abominable and filthy Is man drinking as water perverseness.

Psalm 10:7

Of oaths his mouth is full, And deceits, and fraud: Under his tongue is perverseness and iniquity,

Genesis 3:6

And the woman seeth that the tree is good for food, and that it is pleasant to the eyes, and the tree is desirable to make one wise, and she taketh of its fruit and eateth, and giveth also to her husband with her, and he doth eat;

Psalm 109:17-18

And he loveth reviling, and it meeteth him, And he hath not delighted in blessing, And it is far from him.

Proverbs 9:17-18

'Stolen waters are sweet, And hidden bread is pleasant.'

Proverbs 20:17

Sweet to a man is the bread of falsehood, And afterwards is his mouth filled with gravel.

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, O young man, in thy childhood, And let thy heart gladden thee in days of thy youth, And walk in the ways of thy heart, And in the sight of thine eyes, And know thou that for all these, Doth God bring thee into judgment.

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