Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Fulfilled longing is sweet to the soul, but avoiding evil is detestable to the fool.

New American Standard Bible

Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.

King James Version

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Holman Bible

Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste,
but to turn from evil
is an abomination to fools.

A Conservative Version

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, but it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

American Standard Version

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Amplified

Satisfied desire is sweet to a person; therefore it is hateful and exceedingly offensive to [self-confident] fools to give up evil [upon which they have set their hearts].

Bible in Basic English

To get one's desire is sweet to the soul, but to give up evil is disgusting to the foolish.

Darby Translation

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; but it is abomination to the foolish to depart from evil.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Julia Smith Translation

The desire coming to pass, will be sweet to the soul: and an abomination to the foolish to depart from evil.

King James 2000

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

Lexham Expanded Bible

A desire {fulfilled} will be sweet to the soul, but an abomination of fools is turning from evil.

Modern King James verseion

The desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but it is hateful to fools to turn from evil.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

When a desire is brought to pass, it delighteth the soul; but fools count it abomination to depart from evil.

NET Bible

A desire fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools abhor turning away from evil.

New Heart English Bible

Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.

The Emphasized Bible

A desire fulfilled, is sweet to the soul, but it is, an abomination to the lawless, to depart from evil.

Webster

The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

World English Bible

Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.

Youngs Literal Translation

A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, And an abomination to fools is: Turn from evil.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
תּאוה 
Ta'avah 
Usage: 20

is sweet
ערב 
`areb 
Usage: 12

to the soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

but it is abomination
תּעבה תּועבה 
Tow`ebah 
Usage: 117

to fools
כּסיל 
K@ciyl 
Usage: 70

to depart
שׂוּר סוּר 
Cuwr 
Usage: 301

Context Readings

A Wise Son Lives Righteously

18 Poverty and shame are for those who ignore correction, but whoever listens to instruction gains honor. 19 Fulfilled longing is sweet to the soul, but avoiding evil is detestable to the fool. 20 Whoever keeps company with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools suffers harm.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:12

Delayed hope makes the heart ill, but fulfilled longing is a tree of life.

1 Kings 1:48

and said "Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who has provided someone to sit on my throne today. I've seen it with my own eyes!'"

Job 28:28

He has commanded mankind: "To fear the Lord that is wisdom; to move away from evil that is understanding.'"

Psalm 21:1-2

The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How greatly he rejoices in your deliverance.

Psalm 34:14

Avoid evil and do good! Seek peace and pursue it!

Psalm 37:27

Depart from evil, and do good, and you will live in the land forever.

Proverbs 3:7

Do not be wise in your own opinion. Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.

Proverbs 16:6

Iniquity is atoned for by gracious love and truth, and through fear of the LORD people turn from evil.

Proverbs 16:17

The road of the upright circumvents evil, and whoever watches how he lives preserves his life.

Proverbs 29:27

The unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and whoever lives blamelessly is detestable to the wicked.

Song of Songs 3:4

I had just passed them when I found the one I love. I held him and wouldn't let him go until I brought him to my mother's house, to the room of the one who conceived me.

2 Timothy 2:19

However, God's solid foundation still stands. It has this inscription on it: "The Lord knows those who belong to him," and "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord must turn away from evil."

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the good fight. I have completed the race. I have kept the faith.

Revelation 7:14-17

I told him, "Sir, you know."

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