Proverbs 20:17 Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

King James Version

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Holman Bible

Food gained by fraud is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth is full of gravel.

International Standard Version

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but later his mouth will be full of gravel.

A Conservative Version

Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

American Standard Version

Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man; But afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Amplified

Food gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Bible in Basic English

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but after, his mouth will be full of sand.

Darby Translation

Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Julia Smith Translation

Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man; and afterward his mouth shall be filled with gravel

King James 2000

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Bread gained by deceit is sweet for the man, but afterward, his mouth will be filled [with] gravel.

Modern King James verseion

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Every man liketh the bread that is gotten in deceit; but at the last his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

NET Bible

Bread gained by deceit tastes sweet to a person, but afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

New Heart English Bible

Fraudulent food is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth is filled with gravel.

The Emphasized Bible

Sweet to a man, may be the bread of falsehood, but, afterward, shall his mouth be filled with gravel.

Webster

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.

World English Bible

Fraudulent food is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth is filled with gravel.

Youngs Literal Translation

Sweet to a man is the bread of falsehood, And afterwards is his mouth filled with gravel.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
of deceit
שׁקר 
Sheqer 
Usage: 113

is sweet
ערב 
`areb 
Usage: 2

to a man
אישׁ 
'iysh 
Usage: 692

אחר 
'achar 
Usage: 488

References

Easton

Context Readings

Foolproof Instructions

16 Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger; And for foreigners, hold him in pledge. 17 Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel. 18 Prepare plans by consultation, And make war by wise guidance.



Cross References

Genesis 3:6-7

When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

Job 20:12-20

"Though evil is sweet in his mouth And he hides it under his tongue,

Proverbs 4:17

For they eat the bread of wickedness And drink the wine of violence.

Proverbs 9:17-18

"Stolen water is sweet; And bread eaten in secret is pleasant."

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, young man, during your childhood, and let your heart be pleasant during the days of young manhood. And follow the impulses of your heart and the desires of your eyes Yet know that God will bring you to judgment for all these things.

Lamentations 3:15-16

He has filled me with bitterness, He has made me drunk with wormwood.

Hebrews 11:25

choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,



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