Parallel Verses

Lexham Expanded Bible

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

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:

Jubilee 2000 Bible

If thy enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat, and if he is 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:

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 removes a garment on a cold day, [or like] vinegar on natron, [is] he who sings songs to a heavy heart. 21 If your enemy [is] hungry, feed him bread, and if thirsty, let him drink water. 22 For coals of fire you will heap upon his head, and Yahweh will reward you.


Cross References

Exodus 23:4-5

" 'If you come upon the ox of your enemy or his donkey going astray, you will certainly bring it back to him

Matthew 5:44

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

2 Kings 6:22

And he said, "You shall not kill. Would you kill [those] whom you took captive with the sword or with the bow? Put food and water before them that they may eat and drink and then go to their master."

2 Chronicles 28:15

Then the men designated by name arose and took the captives and from the plunder clothed all their nakedness. So they clothed them, gave them sandals, gave them food to eat, gave them water to drink, anointed them, and guided them with the donkeys [provided] for all those who stumbled, and brought them to Jericho, the city of the palm trees, next to their brothers. Then they returned to Samaria.

Proverbs 24:17

While your enemies are falling, do not rejoice; when he trips himself, may your heart not be glad

Luke 10:33-36

But a certain Samaritan who was traveling came up to him and, [when he] saw [him], had compassion.

Romans 12:20-21

But "if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him [something] to drink; for [by] doing this, you will heap up coals of fire upon his head."

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