Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 you need,
Otherwise, being filled excessively, 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.

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 long-suffering a ruler is persuaded, and a soft tongue breaks the bone. 16 Have thou found honey? Eat as much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled with it, and vomit it. 17 Let thy foot be seldom in thy neighbor's house, lest he be weary of thee, and hate thee.


Cross References

Proverbs 25:27

It is not good to eat much honey, so [for men] to search out their own glory is grievous.

Judges 14:8-9

And after a while he returned to take her. And he turned aside to see the carcass of the lion, and, behold, there was a swarm of bees in the body of the lion, and honey.

1 Samuel 14:25-27

And all the people came into the forest, and there was honey upon the ground.

1 Samuel 14:25

And all the people came into the forest, and there was honey upon the ground.

Proverbs 24:13-14

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

Isaiah 7:15

Butter and honey shall he eat, when he knows to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

Isaiah 7:22

And it shall come to pass, that because of the abundance of milk which they shall give he shall eat butter. For everyone who is left in the midst of the land shall eat butter and honey.

Luke 21:34

But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down in debauchery and drunkenness and mundane cares, and that day come upon you sudden.

Ephesians 5:18

And do not become intoxicated with wine, during which is debauchery, but be filled in Spirit,

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