Parallel Verses

Youngs Literal Translation

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

World English Bible

Fraudulent food is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth is 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 a stranger hath been surety, And for strangers pledge it. 17 Sweet to a man is the bread of falsehood, And afterwards is his mouth filled with gravel. 18 Purposes by counsel thou dost establish, And with plans make thou war.



Cross References

Genesis 3:6-7

And the woman seeth that the tree is good for food, and that it is pleasant to the eyes, and the tree is desirable to make one wise, and she taketh of its fruit and eateth, and giveth also to her husband with her, and he doth eat;

Job 20:12-20

Though he doth sweeten evil in his mouth, Doth hide it under his tongue,

Proverbs 4:17

For they have eaten bread of wickedness, And wine of violence they drink.

Proverbs 9:17-18

'Stolen waters are sweet, And hidden bread is pleasant.'

Ecclesiastes 11:9

Rejoice, O young man, in thy childhood, And let thy heart gladden thee in days of thy youth, And walk in the ways of thy heart, And in the sight of thine eyes, And know thou that for all these, Doth God bring thee into judgment.

Lamentations 3:15-16

He hath filled me with bitter things, He hath filled me with wormwood.

Hebrews 11:25

having chosen rather to be afflicted with the people of God, than to have sin's pleasure for a season,

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