Parallel Verses

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.

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 afterward 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 [just as sin may be sweet at first, but later its consequences bring despair].

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.

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.

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 that is surety for a stranger; and take a pledge of him for the unknown man's sake. 17 Every man liketh the bread that is gotten in deceit; but at the last his mouth shall be filled with gravel. 18 Through counsel the things that men devise go forward; and with discretion ought wars to be taken in hand.



Cross References

Genesis 3:6-7

And the woman saw that it was a good tree to eat of, and lusty unto the eyes, and a pleasant tree for to make wise. And took of the fruit of it and ate, and gave unto her husband also with her, and he ate.

Job 20:12-20

When wickedness was sweet in his mouth, he hid it under his tongue.

Proverbs 4:17

For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of robbery.

Proverbs 9:17-18

"Stolen waters are sweet, and the bread that is privily eaten, hath a good taste."

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Be glad then, O thou young man, in thy youth, and let thine heart be merry in thy young days; follow the ways of thine own heart, and the lust of thine eyes: but be thou sure, that God shall bring thee into judgment for all these things.

Lamentations 3:15-16

He hath filled me with bitterness, and given me wormwood to drink.

Hebrews 11:25

and chose rather to suffer adversity with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season,

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