Parallel Verses

World English Bible

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

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.

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 the garment of one who puts up collateral for a stranger; and hold him in pledge for a wayward woman. 17 Fraudulent food is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth is filled with gravel. 18 Plans are established by advice; by wise guidance you wage war!



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 to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit, and ate; and she gave some to her husband with her, and he ate.

Job 20:12-20

"Though wickedness is sweet in his mouth, though he hide 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. Food eaten in secret is pleasant."

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth, and walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes; but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.

Lamentations 3:15-16

He has filled me with bitterness, he has sated me with wormwood.

Hebrews 11:25

choosing rather to share ill treatment with God's people, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a time;

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