Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

If you find honey, eat only what you need;
otherwise, you’ll get sick from it and vomit.

International Standard Version

If you find some honey, eat only what you need. Take too much, and you'll vomit.

A Conservative Version

Have thou found honey? Eat as much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled with it, and vomit it.

American Standard Version

Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, Lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

Amplified

Have you found [pleasure sweet like] honey? Eat only as much as is sufficient for you, lest, being filled with it, you vomit it.

Bible in Basic English

If you have honey, take only as much as is enough for you; for fear that, being full of it, you may not be able to keep it down.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

Thou didst find honey; eat thy sufficiency, lest thou shalt be satiated, and thou vomit it forth.

King James 2000

Have you found honey? eat only as much as is sufficient for you, lest you be filled with it, and vomit it.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[If] you find honey, eat what is sufficient for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it out.

Modern King James verseion

Have you found honey? Eat only as much as is enough for you, lest you be filled with it and vomit it.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If thou findest honey, eat so much as is sufficient for thee; lest thou be overfull, and parbreak it out again.

NET Bible

When you find honey, eat only what is sufficient for you, lest you become stuffed with it and vomit it up.

New Heart English Bible

Have you found honey? Eat as much as is sufficient for you, lest you eat too much, and vomit it.

The Emphasized Bible

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

Webster

Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled with it, and vomit it.

World English Bible

Have you found honey? Eat as much as is sufficient for you, lest you eat too much, and vomit it.

Youngs Literal Translation

Honey thou hast found -- eat thy sufficiency, Lest thou be satiated with it, and hast vomited it.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Hast thou found
מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

דּבשׁ 
D@bash 
Usage: 54

eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

so much as is sufficient
דּי 
Day 
Usage: 34

for thee, lest thou be filled
שׂבע שׂבע 
Saba` 
Usage: 98

קיה קוא 
Qow' 
Usage: 8

References

Easton

Morish

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

15 By forbearance a ruler may be persuaded, And a soft tongue breaks the bone. 16 Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it. 17 Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.


Cross References

Proverbs 25:27

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

Judges 14:8-9

When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.

1 Samuel 14:25-27

All the people of the land entered the forest, and there was honey on the ground.

Proverbs 23:8

You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.

Proverbs 24:13-14

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

Isaiah 7:15

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

Isaiah 7:22

and because of the abundance of the milk produced he will eat curds, for everyone that is left within the land will eat curds and honey.

Luke 21:34

"Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;

Ephesians 5:18

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit,

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