How sweet Your word is to my taste—
sweeter than honey in my mouth.
Pleasant words are a honeycomb:
sweet to the taste and health to the body.
So he said to them:Out of the eater came something to eat,
and out of the strong came something sweet.After three days, they were unable to explain the riddle.
But the fig tree said to them,
“Should I stop giving
my sweetness and my good fruit,
and rule over trees?”
What use to Me is frankincense from Sheba
or sweet cane from a distant land?
Your burnt offerings are not acceptable;
your sacrifices do not please Me.
You have not bought Me aromatic cane with silver,
or satisfied Me with the fat of your sacrifices.
But you have burdened Me with your sins;
you have wearied Me with your iniquities.
We used to have close fellowship;
we walked with the crowd into the house of God.
He said to me, “This water flows out to the eastern region and goes down to the Arabah. When it enters the sea, the sea of foul water, the water of the sea becomes fresh.
Every kind of living creature that swarms will live wherever the river flows, and there will be a huge number of fish because this water goes there. Since the water will become fresh, there will be life everywhere the river goes.
Does a spring pour out sweet and bitter water from the same opening?
So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he threw it into the water, the water became drinkable.He made a statute and ordinance for them at Marah and He tested them there.
Yet its swamps and marshes will not be healed; they will be left for salt.
A person who is full tramples on a honeycomb,
but to a hungry person, any bitter thing is sweet.
On the seventh day, before sunset, the men of the city said to him:What is sweeter than honey?
What is stronger than a lion?So he said to them:If you hadn’t plowed with my young cow,
you wouldn’t know my riddle now!
Eat honey, my son, for it is good,
and the honeycomb is sweet to your palate; realize that wisdom is the same for you.
If you find it, you will have a future,
and your hope will never fade.
They are more desirable than gold—
than an abundance of pure gold;
and sweeter than honey,
which comes from the honeycomb.
“Son of man,” He said to me, “eat and fill your stomach with this scroll I am giving you.” So I ate it, and it was as sweet as honey in my mouth.
So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take and eat it; it will be bitter in your stomach, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth.”
Then I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It was as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I ate it, my stomach became bitter.
Desire fulfilled is sweet to the taste,
but to turn from evil
is an abomination to fools.
Food gained by fraud is sweet to a man,
but afterward his mouth is full of gravel.
Though evil tastes sweet in his mouth
and he conceals it under his tongue,