Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

King James 2000

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

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.

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 will not let it go, but keep it still within his mouth; 14 yet his food in his bowels is turned. It is cobra venom within him. 15 He has swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again. God will cast them out of his belly.

Cross References

Deuteronomy 32:24

[They shall be] wasted with hunger, and devoured with burning heat and bitter destruction. I will send the teeth of animals on them, With the poison of crawling things of the dust.

2 Samuel 11:2-5

It happened at evening, that David arose from off his bed, and walked on the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman bathing; and the woman was very beautiful to look on.

2 Samuel 12:10-11

Now therefore the sword will 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 cobra venom. The viper's tongue shall kill him.

Psalm 32:3-4

When I kept silence, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.

Psalm 38:1-8

Yahweh, don't rebuke me in your wrath, neither chasten me in your hot displeasure.

Psalm 51:8-9

Let me hear joy and gladness, That the bones which you have broken may rejoice.

Proverbs 1:31

Therefore they will eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own schemes.

Proverbs 23:20-21

Don't be among ones drinking too much wine, or those who gorge themselves on meat:

Proverbs 23:29-35

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has strife? Who has complaints? Who has needless bruises? Who has bloodshot eyes?

Jeremiah 2:19

"Your own wickedness shall correct you, and your backsliding shall reprove you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and a bitter, that you have forsaken Yahweh your God, and that my fear is not in you," says the Lord, Yahweh of Armies.

Malachi 2:2

If you will not listen, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name," says Yahweh of Armies, "then will I send the curse on you, and I will curse your blessings. Indeed, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay it to heart.

Romans 3:13

"Their throat is an open tomb. With their tongues they have used deceit." "The poison of vipers is under their lips;"

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