Parallel Verses

King James 2000

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

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.

International Standard Version

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

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.

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 shall be to him that refuses instruction: but he that regards reproof shall be honored. 19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil. 20 He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:12

Hope deferred makes the heart sick: but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.

1 Kings 1:48

And also thus said the king, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, who has given one to sit on my throne this day, my eyes even seeing it.

Job 28:28

And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Psalm 21:1-2

[To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.] The king shall joy in your strength, O LORD; and in your salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!

Psalm 34:14

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.

Psalm 37:27

Depart from evil, and do good; and dwell forevermore.

Proverbs 3:7

Be not wise in your own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps his way preserves his soul.

Proverbs 29:27

An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

Song of Songs 3:4

It was but a little after I passed by them, when I found him whom my soul loves: I held him, and would not let him go, until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

2 Timothy 2:19

Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, The Lord knows them that are his. And, Let every one that names the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

Revelation 7:14-17

And I said unto him, Sir, you know. And he said to me, These are they who came out of the great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

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