'Sweet' in the Bible
Moses cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree, which he threw into the water, and the water became sweet.
But the fig tree asked them, "Should I leave my sweet, good fruit and go take dominion over trees?'
So he told them: From the eater came something edible; from the strong something sweet. For three days they couldn't solve the riddle.
Though evil tastes sweet in his mouth, though he conceals it under his tongue,
The runoff from the streams will seem sweet to him; everyone will follow after him; countless crows march ahead of him.
"Stolen waters are sweet, and food eaten in secret is delicious."
Fulfilled longing is sweet to the soul, but avoiding evil is detestable to the fool.
Pleasant words are honey from a honeycomb sweet to the soul and healing for the body.
Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, but later his mouth will be full of gravel.
My son, eat honey, because it's good for you; indeed, drippings from the honeycomb are sweet to your taste;
The person who is full spurns honey, but to a hungry person even the bitter seems sweet.
Ointments and perfume encourage the heart; in a similar way, a friend's advice is sweet to the soul.
Sweet is the sleep of a working man, whether he eats a little or a lot, but the excess wealth of the rich will not allow him to rest.
How sweet is the daylight, and how pleasant it is for someone's eyes to behold the sunshine!
Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my beloved among the young men. In his shade I take delight and sit down, and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
"How terrible it will be for those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute what is bitter for what is sweet and what is sweet for what is bitter!"
"Take a harp; walk around the city, you forgotten whore! Make sweet melody; sing many songs, and perhaps you'll be remembered."
You haven't bought me sweet cane with money, nor have you satisfied me with the fat of your sacrifices. You have only burdened me with your sins and made me tired with your iniquities.
What good is frankincense that comes from Sheba to me, or sweet cane from a distant country? Your burnt offerings aren't acceptable, nor are your sacrifices pleasing to me."
Then he told me, "Son of Man, fill your stomach and digest this scroll that I'm giving you." So I ate it, and it was like sweet honey in my mouth.
But others kept saying in derision, "They're drunk on sweet wine!"
So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the small scroll. "Take it and eat it," he told me. "It will turn bitter in your stomach, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth."
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