Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

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

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:

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;

Bible in Basic English

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

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 As soon as your eyes fly to it, it disappears,
for it makes wings for itself
and flies like an eagle to the sky.
6 Don’t eat a stingy person’s bread,
and don’t desire his choice food,
7 for it’s like someone calculating inwardly.
“Eat and drink,” he says to you,
but his heart is not with you.



Cross References

Psalm 141:4

Do not let my heart turn to any evil thing
or perform wicked acts
with men who commit sin.
Do not let me feast on their delicacies.

Deuteronomy 15:9

Be careful that there isn’t this wicked thought in your heart, ‘The seventh year, the year of canceling debts, is near,’ and you are stingy toward your poor brother and give him nothing. He will cry out to the Lord against you, and you will be guilty.

Proverbs 23:3

don’t desire his choice food,
for that food is deceptive.

Deuteronomy 28:56

The most sensitive and refined woman among you, who would not venture to set the sole of her foot on the ground because of her refinement and sensitivity, will begrudge the husband she embraces, her son, and her daughter,

Proverbs 22:9

A generous person will be blessed,
for he shares his food with the poor.

Proverbs 28:22

A greedy man is in a hurry for wealth;
he doesn’t know that poverty will come to him.

Daniel 1:8-10

Daniel determined that he would not defile himself with the king’s food or with the wine he drank. So he asked permission from the chief official not to defile himself.

Matthew 20:15

Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my business? Are you jealous because I’m generous?’

Mark 7:22

adulteries, greed, evil actions, deceit, promiscuity, stinginess, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness.

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