Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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


Desire realized is sweet to the soul;
But it is detestable to fools to turn away from evil [which they have planned].

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.

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.

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 come to him who refuses discipline, but he who heeds correction shall be honored. 19 Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil. 20 One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.



Cross References

Proverbs 13:12

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

1 Kings 1:48

Also thus said the king, 'Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, who has given one to sit on my throne this day, my eyes even seeing it.'"

Job 28:28

To man he said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom. To depart from evil is understanding.'"

Psalm 21:1-2

The king rejoices in your strength, Yahweh! How greatly he rejoices in your salvation!

Psalm 34:14

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

Psalm 37:27

Depart from evil, and do good. Live securely forever.

Proverbs 3:7

Don't be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and truth iniquity is atoned for. By the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.

Proverbs 16:17

The highway of the upright is to depart from evil. He who keeps his way preserves his soul.

Proverbs 29:27

A dishonest man detests the righteous, and the upright in their ways detest the wicked.

Song of Songs 3:4

I had scarcely passed from 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, into the room of her who conceived me.

2 Timothy 2:19

However God's firm foundation stands, having this seal, "The Lord knows those who are his," and, "Let every one who names the name of the Lord depart from unrighteousness."

2 Timothy 4:7-8

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the course. I have kept the faith.

Revelation 7:14-17

I told him, "My lord, you know." He said to me, "These are those who came out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes, and made them white in the Lamb's blood.

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