Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.

King James Version

The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Holman Bible

A person who is full tramples on a honeycomb, but to a hungry person, any bitter thing is sweet.

International Standard Version

The person who is full spurns honey, but to a hungry person even the bitter seems sweet.

A Conservative Version

The full soul loathes a honeycomb, but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

American Standard Version

The full soul loatheth a honeycomb; But to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Amplified

He who is satiated [with sensual pleasures] loathes and treads underfoot a honeycomb, but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Bible in Basic English

The full man has no use for honey, but to the man in need of food every bitter thing is sweet.

Darby Translation

The full soul trampleth on a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

The full soul loathes a honeycomb, but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Julia Smith Translation

The full soul will tread down the honey droppings, and to the hungry soul all bitter is sweet

King James 2000

The full soul loathes a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Lexham Expanded Bible

An {appetite} that is sated spurns honey, but [to] an {appetite} that is ravenous, all bitterness [is] sweet.

Modern King James verseion

The full soul despises a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He that is full, abhorreth a honeycomb; but unto him that is hungry, every sour thing is sweet.

NET Bible

The one whose appetite is satisfied loathes honey, but to the hungry mouth every bitter thing is sweet.

New Heart English Bible

A full soul loathes a honeycomb; but to a hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet.

The Emphasized Bible

The surfeited soul, trampleth upon droppings from the comb, but, to the hungry soul, every bitter thing, is sweet.

Webster

The full soul lotheth a honey-comb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

World English Bible

A full soul loathes a honeycomb; but to a hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet.

Youngs Literal Translation

A satiated soul treadeth down a honeycomb, And to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׂבע 
 
Usage: 10

נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
נפשׁ 
Nephesh 
Usage: 753
Usage: 753

בּוּס 
Buwc 
Usage: 12

נפת 
Nopheth 
Usage: 5

but to the hungry
רעב 
Ra`eb 
Usage: 19

References

American

Context Readings

All About Life

6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy. 7 A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet. 8 Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.



Cross References

Numbers 11:4-9

The rabble who were among them had greedy desires; and also the sons of Israel wept again and said, "Who will give us meat to eat?

Numbers 11:18-20

"Say to the people, 'Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat; for you have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, "Oh that someone would give us meat to eat! For we were well-off in Egypt." Therefore the LORD will give you meat and you shall eat.

Numbers 21:5

The people spoke against God and Moses, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this miserable food."

Job 6:7

"My soul refuses to touch them; They are like loathsome food to me.

Luke 15:16-17

"And he would have gladly filled his stomach with the pods that the swine were eating, and no one was giving anything to him.

John 6:9

"There is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people?"



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