Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health for the bones.

New American Standard Bible

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

King James Version

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Holman Bible

Pleasant words are a honeycomb:
sweet to the taste and health to the body.

International Standard Version

Pleasant words are honey from a honeycomb sweet to the soul and healing for the body.

A Conservative Version

Pleasant words are a honeycomb: Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

American Standard Version

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Amplified

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the mind and healing to the body.

Bible in Basic English

Pleasing words are like honey, sweet to the soul and new life to the bones.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and medicine to the bones.

Julia Smith Translation

Words of pleasantness an, honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and healing to the bones.

King James 2000

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Pleasant sayings [are] a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and healing to the bones.

Modern King James verseion

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Fair words are a honeycomb, a refreshing of the mind, and health of the bones.

NET Bible

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

New Heart English Bible

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

The Emphasized Bible

A comb of honey, are pleasant words, sweet to the taste and healing to the bone.

Webster

Pleasant words are as a honey-comb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

World English Bible

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

Youngs Literal Translation

Sayings of pleasantness are a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and healing to the bone.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
נעם 
No`am 
Usage: 7

אמר 
'emer 
Usage: 49

are as an honeycomb
צוּף 
Tsuwph 
Usage: 2

מתוּק מתוק 
Mathowq 
Usage: 12

to the soul
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753

and health
מרפּא 
Marpe' 
Usage: 16

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

Proverbs Of Solomon

23 The heart of the wise maketh his mouth intelligent, and upon his lips increaseth learning. 24 Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health for the bones. 25 There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the ways of death.



Cross References

Psalm 19:10

They are more precious than gold, yea, than much fine gold; and sweeter than honey and the dropping of the honeycomb.

Proverbs 4:22

For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Proverbs 15:26

The thoughts of the evil man are an abomination to Jehovah; but pure words are pleasant.

Proverbs 24:13-14

Eat honey, my son, for it is good; and a honeycomb is sweet to thy taste:

Proverbs 12:18

There is that babbleth like the piercings of a sword; but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 15:23

A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth; and a word in its season, how good is it!

Proverbs 25:11-12

As apples of gold in pictures of silver, is a word spoken in season.

Deuteronomy 32:2

My doctrine shall drop as rain, My speech flow down as dew, As small rain upon the tender herb, And as showers on the grass.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! more than honey to my mouth!

Proverbs 3:8

it shall be health for thy navel, and moisture for thy bones.

Proverbs 23:16

and my reins shall exult, when thy lips speak right things.

Proverbs 27:9

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; and the sweetness of one's friend is the fruit of hearty counsel.

Song of Songs 4:11

Thy lips, my spouse, drop as the honeycomb; Honey and milk are under thy tongue; And the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

Jeremiah 15:16

Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy words were unto me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by thy name, O Jehovah, God of hosts.

John 20:19-21

When therefore it was evening on that day, which was the first day of the week, and the doors shut where the disciples were, through fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and says to them, Peace be to you.

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