Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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 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:

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 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, 14 in his bowels his food is turned, [the] venom of horned vipers [is] {within him}.



Cross References

Numbers 11:18-20

And you will say to the people, 'Sanctify yourselves tomorrow, for you will eat meat because you have wept in the ears of Yahweh, saying, "Who will feed us good meat? [It was] good for us in Egypt." Yahweh will give to you meat, and you will eat.

Matthew 5:29-30

And if your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw [it] from you! For it is better for you that one of your members be destroyed than your whole body be thrown into hell.

Mark 9:43-49

And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off! It is better [for] you to enter into life crippled than, having two hands, to go into hell--into the unquenchable fire!

Romans 8:13

For if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

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