Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

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

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.

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.

Darby Translation

Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health for 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 A wise person's thoughts control his words, and his speech promotes instruction. 24 Pleasant words are honey from a honeycomb sweet to the soul and healing for the body. 25 There is a road that seems right for a man to travel, but in the end it's the road to death.



Cross References

Psalm 19:10

They are more desirable than gold, even much fine gold. They are sweeter than honey, even the drippings from a honeycomb.

Proverbs 4:22

For they are life to those who find them, and healing to their whole body.

Proverbs 15:26

To the LORD evil plans are detestable, but pleasant words are pure.

Proverbs 24:13-14

My son, eat honey, because it's good for you; indeed, drippings from the honeycomb are sweet to your taste;

Proverbs 12:18

Some speak rashly like the cutting of a sword, but what the wise say promotes healing.

Proverbs 15:23

An appropriate answer brings joy to a person, and a well-timed word is a good thing.

Proverbs 25:11-12

Like golden apples set in silver is a word spoken at the right time.

Deuteronomy 32:2

May my instructions descend like rain and may my words flow like dew, as light rain upon the grass, and as showers upon new plants.

Psalm 119:103

How pleasing is what you have to say to me tasting better than honey.

Proverbs 3:8

This will bring healing to your body, and refreshment to your bones.

Proverbs 23:16

My innermost being will be glad when your lips speak what is right.

Proverbs 27:9

Ointments and perfume encourage the heart; in a similar way, a friend's advice is sweet to the soul.

Song of Songs 4:11

Your lips drip honey, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. The scent of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

Jeremiah 15:16

Your words were found, and I consumed them. Your words were joy and my hearts delight, because I bear your name, LORD God of the Heavenly Armies.

John 20:19-21

It was the evening of the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked because they were afraid of the Jewish leaders. Jesus came and stood among them. He told them, "Peace be with you."

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