Parallel Verses

King James 2000

Yet his food in his body is soured, it is the gall of asps within him.

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

Yet his meat in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.

Holman Bible

yet the food in his stomach turns
into cobras’ venom inside him.

International Standard Version

his food will turn rancid in his stomach it will become a cobra's poison inside him.

A Conservative Version

yet his food in his bowels is turned. It is the gall of asps within him.

American Standard Version

Yet his food in his bowels is turned, It is the gall of asps within him.


Yet his food turns [to poison] in his stomach;
It is the venom of vipers within him.

Bible in Basic English

His food becomes bitter in his stomach; the poison of snakes is inside him.

Darby Translation

His food is turned in his bowels; it is the gall of asps within him.

Julia Smith Translation

His bread in his bowels was turned, the gall of asps in his midst

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

Modern King James verseion

yet his food in his belly shall be turned; the gall of asps is within him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

The bread that he did eat is turned to the poison of serpents, within his body.

NET Bible

his food is turned sour in his stomach; it becomes the venom of serpents within him.

New Heart English Bible

yet his food in his bowels is turned. It is cobra venom within him.

The Emphasized Bible

His food, in his stomach, is changed, the gall of adders, within him!


Yet his food in his bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him.

World English Bible

yet his food in his bowels is turned. It is cobra venom within him.

Youngs Literal Translation

His food in his bowels is turned, The bitterness of asps is in his heart.


Root Form
in his bowels
Usage: 32

it is the gall
מרורה מררה 
Usage: 4

of asps
Usage: 6

Usage: 226










Context Readings

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

13 Though he spare it, and forsake it not; but keep it still within his mouth: 14 Yet his food in his body is soured, it is the gall of asps within him. 15 He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again: God shall cast them out of his belly.

Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:24

They shall be wasted with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of animals upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.

2 Samuel 11:2-5

And it came to pass in an evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

2 Samuel 12:10-11

Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house; because you have despised me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.

Job 20:16

He shall suck the poison of asps: the viper's tongue shall slay him.

Psalm 32:3-4

When I kept silence, my bones grew old through my groaning all the day long.

Psalm 38:1-8

[A Psalm of David. To bring to remembrance.] O LORD, rebuke me not in your wrath: neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.

Psalm 51:8-9

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which you have broken may rejoice.

Proverbs 1:31

Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

Proverbs 23:20-21

Be not among winebibbers; among gluttonous eaters of meat:

Proverbs 23:29-35

Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes?

Jeremiah 2:19

Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backslidings shall reprove you: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that you have forsaken the LORD your God, and that my fear is not in you, says the Lord GOD of hosts.

Malachi 2:2

If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, says the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay it to heart.

Romans 3:13

Their throat is an open sepulcher; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:

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