Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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,

Amplified


Though he desires it and will not let it go
But holds it in 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 wickedness be sweet in his mouth, Though he hide it under his tongue, 13 Though he spare it, and will not let it go, But keep it still within his mouth; 14 Yet his food in his bowels is turned, It is the gall of asps within him.



Cross References

Numbers 11:18-20

And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to-morrow, and ye shall eat flesh; for ye have wept in the ears of Jehovah, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore Jehovah will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.

Matthew 5:29-30

And if thy right eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not thy whole body be cast into hell.

Mark 9:43-49

And if thy hand cause thee to stumble, cut it off: it is good for thee to enter into life maimed, rather than having thy two hands to go into hell, into the unquenchable fire.

Romans 8:13

for if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

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