Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

King James Version

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Holman Bible

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat,
and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

International Standard Version

If your enemy hungers, give him food to eat; and if he thirsts, give him water to drink.

A Conservative Version

If thine enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.

American Standard Version

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Amplified


If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

Bible in Basic English

If your hater is in need of food, give him bread; and if he is in need of drink, give him water:

Darby Translation

If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Julia Smith Translation

If thine enemy hunger, give him bread to eat; and if he thirst, give him water to drink:

King James 2000

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink:

Lexham Expanded Bible

If your enemy [is] hungry, feed him bread, and if thirsty, let him drink water.

Modern King James verseion

If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink;

NET Bible

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink,

New Heart English Bible

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat. If he is thirsty, give him water to drink:

The Emphasized Bible

If he that hateth thee hunger, give him bread to eat, and, if he be thirsty, give him water to drink;

Webster

If thy enemy shall hunger, give him bread to eat; and if he shall thirst, give him water to drink:

World English Bible

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat. If he is thirsty, give him water to drink:

Youngs Literal Translation

If he who is hating thee doth hunger, cause him to eat bread, And if he thirst, cause him to drink water.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂנא 
Sane' 
Usage: 145

be hungry
רעב 
Ra`eb 
Usage: 19

to eat
אכל 
'akal 
Usage: 809

and if he be thirsty
צמא 
Tsame' 
Usage: 9

References

Context Readings

More Proverbs Of Solomon

20 Like one who takes off a garment on a cold day, or like vinegar on soda,
Is he who sings songs to a troubled heart.
21 If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;
22 For you will heap burning coals on his head,
And the Lord will reward you.


Cross References

Exodus 23:4-5

If you meet your enemy’s ox or his donkey wandering away, you shall surely return it to him.

Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

2 Kings 6:22

He answered, “You shall not kill them. Would you kill those you have taken captive with your sword and with your bow? Set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink and go to their master.”

2 Chronicles 28:15

Then the men who were designated by name arose, took the captives, and they clothed all their naked ones from the spoil; and they gave them clothes and sandals, fed them and gave them drink, anointed them with oil, led all their feeble ones on donkeys, and brought them to Jericho, the city of palm trees, to their brothers; then they returned to Samaria.

Proverbs 24:17

Do not rejoice when your enemy falls,
And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles;

Luke 10:33-36

But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion,

Romans 12:20-21

But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.”

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