Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Though he desires it and will not let it go,
But holds it in his mouth,

King James Version

Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:

Holman Bible

though he cherishes it and will not let it go
but keeps it in his mouth,

International Standard Version

though he savors it and delays swallowing it so he can taste it again and again in his mouth,

A Conservative Version

though he spares it, and will not let it go, but keep it still within his mouth,

American Standard Version

Though he spare it, and will not let it go, But keep it still within his mouth;

Amplified

Though he is loath to let it go but keeps it still within his mouth,

Bible in Basic English

Though he takes care of it, and does not let it go, but keeps it still in his mouth;

Darby Translation

Though he spare it, and forsake it not, but keep it within his mouth,

Julia Smith Translation

He will spare over it, and forsake it not, and keep it back in the midst of his palate:

King James 2000

Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:

Lexham Expanded Bible

[though] he spares it and does not let it go [and] holds it back in the midst of his palate,

Modern King James verseion

though he spares it and will not leave it; yea, keeps it still in his mouth;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

That he favoured, that would he not forsake; but kept it close in his throat.

NET Bible

if he retains it for himself and does not let it go, and holds it fast in his mouth,

New Heart English Bible

though he spare it, and will not let it go, but keep it still within his mouth;

The Emphasized Bible

Though he spare it, and will not let it go, but retain it in the midst of his mouth,

Webster

Though he may spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth:

World English Bible

though he spare it, and will not let it go, but keep it still within his mouth;

Youngs Literal Translation

Hath pity on it, and doth not forsake it, And keep it back in the midst of his palate,

Topics

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
חמל 
Chamal 
Usage: 41

it, and forsake
עזב 
`azab 
Usage: 28

it not but keep it still
מנע 
mana` 
Usage: 29

תּוך 
Tavek 
Usage: 419

Context Readings

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

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,
14 Yet his food in his stomach is changed
To the venom of cobras within him.



Cross References

Numbers 11:18-20

Say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept in the ears of the Lord, saying, “Oh that someone would give us meat to eat! For we were well-off in Egypt.” Therefore the Lord will give you meat and you shall eat.

Matthew 5:29-30

If your right eye makes you stumble, tear it out and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell.

Mark 9:43-49

If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life crippled, than, having your two hands, to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire,

Romans 8:13

for if you are living according to the flesh, you must die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

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