Parallel Verses

Bible in Basic English

Do not take the food of him who has an evil eye, or have any desire for his delicate meat:

New American Standard Bible

Do not eat the bread of a selfish man, Or desire his delicacies;

King James Version

Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:

Holman Bible

Don’t eat a stingy person’s bread,
and don’t desire his choice food,

International Standard Version

Don't consume food provided by a miserly person, and don't desire his delicacies,

American Standard Version

Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, Neither desire thou his dainties:

Amplified

Eat not the bread of him who has a hard, grudging, and envious eye, neither desire his dainty foods;

Darby Translation

Eat thou not the food of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainties.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Do not eat the bread of anyone who has an evil eye, neither desire his dainty foods;

Julia Smith Translation

Thou shalt not eat the bread of an evil eye, and ye shall not long for its dainties:

King James 2000

Eat not the bread of him that is stingy, neither desire you his delicacies:

Lexham Expanded Bible

Do not eat the bread of {the stingy}, and do not desire his delicacies.

Modern King James verseion

Do not eat the bread of him who has an evil eye, nor desire his dainty foods;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Eat not thou with the envious, and desire not his meat,

NET Bible

Do not eat the food of a stingy person, do not crave his delicacies;

New Heart English Bible

Do not eat the food of him who has a stingy eye, and do not crave his delicacies:

The Emphasized Bible

Do not eat the food of him that hath a begrudging eye, neither crave thou his dainties;

Webster

Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainties:

World English Bible

Don't eat the food of him who has a stingy eye, and don't crave his delicacies:

Youngs Literal Translation

Eat not the bread of an evil eye, And have no desire to his dainties,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Eat
לחם 
Lacham 
Usage: 177

thou not the bread
לחם 
Lechem 
Usage: 298

אוה 
'avah 
Usage: 26

References

American

Eye

Easton

Context Readings

Living With Your Neighbor

5 Are your eyes lifted up to it? it is gone: for wealth takes to itself wings, like an eagle in flight up to heaven. 6 Do not take the food of him who has an evil eye, or have any desire for his delicate meat: 7 For as the thoughts of his heart are, so is he: Take food and drink, he says to you; but his heart is not with you.



Cross References

Deuteronomy 15:9

And see that there is no evil thought in your heart, moving you to say to yourself, The seventh year, the year of forgiveness is near; and so looking coldly on your poor countryman you give him nothing; and he will make an outcry to the Lord against you, and it will be judged as sin in you.

Proverbs 23:3

Have no desire for his delicate food, for it is the bread of deceit.

Deuteronomy 28:56

The most soft and delicate of your women, who would not so much as put her foot on the earth, so delicate is she, will be hard-hearted to her husband and to her son and to her daughter;

Proverbs 22:9

He who is kind will have a blessing, for he gives of his bread to the poor.

Proverbs 28:22

He who is ever desiring wealth goes running after money, and does not see that need will come on him.

Daniel 1:8-10

And Daniel had come to the decision that he would not make himself unclean with the king's food or wine; so he made a request to the captain of the unsexed servants that he might not make himself unclean.

Matthew 20:15

Have I not the right to do as seems good to me in my house? or is your eye evil, because I am good?

Mark 7:22

The taking of goods and of life, broken faith between husband and wife, the desire of wealth, wrongdoing, deceit, sins of the flesh, an evil eye, angry words, pride, foolish acts:

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