Proverbs 20:17

“Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Proverbs 20:17

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man: but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with grauell.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man; But afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but after, his mouth will be full of sand.
- Basic English Bible

Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
- Darby Bible

Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
- Webster's Bible

Fraudulent food is sweet to a man, but afterwards his mouth is filled with gravel.
- World English Bible

Sweet to a man [is] the bread of falsehood, And afterwards is his mouth filled [with] gravel.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bread of falsehood is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Proverbs 20:17

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 20:17


20:15 The lips - But wise speeches are of far greater worth.

20:16 Take - As a pledge, without which he ought not to be trusted. Of him - That is surety.

20:18 Established - The way to bring our purposes to good effect is to manage them with serious consideration.


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