Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;

King James Version

My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:

Holman Bible

Eat honey, my son, for it is good, and the honeycomb is sweet to your palate;

International Standard Version

My son, eat honey, because it's good for you; indeed, drippings from the honeycomb are sweet to your taste;

A Conservative Version

My son, eat thou honey, for it is good, and the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to thy taste,

American Standard Version

My son, eat thou honey, for it is good; And the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to thy taste:

Amplified

My son, eat honey, because it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.

Bible in Basic English

My son, take honey, for it is good; and the flowing honey, which is sweet to your taste:

Darby Translation

Eat honey, my son, for it is good; and a honeycomb is sweet to thy taste:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

My son, eat of the honey, because it is good, and of the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:

Julia Smith Translation

My son, eat honey, for it is good; and the dropping of honey being sweet to thy palate.

King James 2000

My son, eat honey because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to your taste:

Lexham Expanded Bible

My child, eat honey, for [it is] good, and the dripping of the honeycomb [is] sweet to your taste.

Modern King James verseion

My son, eat honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb is sweet to your palate;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

My son, thou eatest honey and the sweet honeycomb, because it is good and sweet in thy mouth.

NET Bible

Eat honey, my child, for it is good, and honey from the honeycomb is sweet to your taste.

New Heart English Bible

My son, eat honey, for it is good; the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to your taste:

The Emphasized Bible

My son, eat thou honey, because it is good, - and droppings from the comb because they are sweet to thy palate:

Webster

My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honey-comb, which is sweet to thy taste:

World English Bible

My son, eat honey, for it is good; the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to your taste:

Youngs Literal Translation

Eat my son, honey that is good, And the honeycomb -- sweet to thy palate.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

thou honey
דּבשׁ 
D@bash 
Usage: 54

and the honeycomb
נפת 
Nopheth 
Usage: 5

מתוּק מתוק 
Mathowq 
Usage: 12

References

Easton

Hastings

Context Readings

Learning From Your Father

12 If you say, "See, we did not know this," Does He not consider it who weighs the hearts? And does He not know it who keeps your soul? And will He not render to man according to his work? 13 My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste; 14 Know that wisdom is thus for your soul; If you find it, then there will be a future, And your hope will not be cut off.



Cross References

Song of Songs 5:1

"I have come into my garden, my sister, my bride; I have gathered my myrrh along with my balsam I have eaten my honeycomb and my honey; I have drunk my wine and my milk Eat, friends; Drink and imbibe deeply, O lovers."

Proverbs 25:16

Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it.

Isaiah 7:15

"He will eat curds and honey at the time He knows enough to refuse evil and choose good.

Psalm 19:10

They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Proverbs 25:27

It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glory to search out one's own glory.

Song of Songs 4:11

"Your lips, my bride, drip honey; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

Matthew 3:4

Now John himself had a garment of camel's hair and a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.

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