Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

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

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:

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
eat
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 thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not, will not he that weigheth the hearts consider it? And he that preserveth thy soul, he knoweth it; and he rendereth to man according to his work. 13 Eat honey, my son, for it is good; and a honeycomb is sweet to thy taste: 14 so consider wisdom for thy soul; if thou hast found it, there shall be a result, and thine expectation shall not be cut off.



Cross References

Song of Songs 5:1

I am come into my garden, my sister, my spouse; I have gathered my myrrh with my spice; I have eaten my honeycomb with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, O friends; drink, yea, drink abundantly, beloved ones!

Proverbs 25:16

Hast thou found honey? Eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be surfeited therewith, and vomit it.

Isaiah 7:15

Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and to choose the good.

Psalm 19:10

They are more precious than gold, yea, than much fine gold; and sweeter than honey and the dropping of the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:103

How sweet are thy words unto my taste! more than honey to my mouth!

Proverbs 25:27

It is not good to eat much honey; and to search into weighty matters is itself a weight.

Song of Songs 4:11

Thy lips, my spouse, drop as the honeycomb; Honey and milk are under thy tongue; And the smell of thy garments is like the smell of Lebanon.

Matthew 3:4

And John himself had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and wild honey.

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