Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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.

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 As he who takes off a garment in cold weather, [and] vinegar upon soda, so [is] he who sings songs to a heavy heart. 21 If thine enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. 22 For thou will heap coals of fire upon his head, and LORD will reward thee.


Cross References

Exodus 23:4-5

If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his donkey going astray, thou shall surely bring it back to him again.

Matthew 5:44

But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you,

2 Kings 6:22

And he answered, Thou shall not smite them. Would thou smite those whom thou have taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow? Set bread and water before them that they may eat and drink, and go to their master.

2 Chronicles 28:15

And the men who have been mentioned by name rose up, and took the captives, and with the spoil clothed all who were naked among them, and dressed them, and shod them, and gave them to eat and to drink, and anointed them, and carrie

Proverbs 24:17

Rejoice not when thine enemy falls, and let not thy heart be glad when he is overthrown,

Luke 10:33-36

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to him, and when he saw him, felt compassion.

Romans 12:20-21

Therefore if thine enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him to drink. For by doing this thou will heap coals of fire upon his head.

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