Parallel Verses

The Emphasized Bible

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

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:

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:

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 Though thou say, Lo! we knew not this, Shall not, he that proveth hearts, himself, discern? And, he that formeth thy soul, himself, know? and bring back to a son of earth according to his deed? 13 My son, eat thou honey, because it is good, - and droppings from the comb because they are sweet to thy palate: 14 Thus, take knowledge of wisdom, for thine own soul; If thou find it, then there is a future, and, thine expectation, shall not be cut off.



Cross References

Song of Songs 5:1

HEI have entered my garden, my sister, bride, I have plucked my myrrh, with my balsam, I have eaten the honey of my thicket, I have drunk my wine, with my milk: - Eat ye, O friends, Drink, yea drink abundantly, ye beloved!

Proverbs 25:16

Honey having found, eat to suffice thee, lest thou loathe it, and vomit it forth.

Isaiah 7:15

Curds and honey, shall he eat, by the time that he knoweth to refuse the bad and choose the good;

Psalm 19:10

More desirable, than gold, yea than much fine gold, Sweeter, also than honey, or than droppings from the comb.

Psalm 119:103

How smooth to my palate is thy speech, More than honey, to my mouth.

Proverbs 25:27

To eat honey in abundance, is not good, nor is, searching out their own honour, an honourable thing.

Song of Songs 4:11

With sweetness, thy lips do drip, O bride, - Honey and milk, are under thy tongue, and, the fragrance of thy garments, is like the fragrance of Lebanon.

Matthew 3:4

But John, himself, had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, - while, his food, was locusts and wild honey.

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