Proverbs 27:7

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The full soule loatheth an honie combe: but to the hungry soule euery bitter thing is sweete.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The full soul loatheth a honeycomb; But to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

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

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

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

A satiated soul treadeth down a honeycomb, And [to] a hungry soul every bitter thing [is] sweet.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The full soul loatheth a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Proverbs 27

  • A disciple
    "Though you should grind a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him." While the good and righteous want to give every opportunity to the evildoers to clear themselves; at some point the wicked must be judged for their crimes? So long as the lawless are allowed to continue unrestrained, so long will they not change. Kindness is to them, a weakness!
  • Irene123
    Lu2677 - Yes, I know; 1 Pet.1:1
  • Lu2677
    Irene 123, Proverbs 27:2 "a stranger" is not specific to one that is not saved.
  • Jennifer Harvey
    Thank you God for his word! This proverbs really encourage me today and being a better person! Thank you Jesus
  • Mr. Smith
    vs 8, A man's "place" is to remember he is created in God's image
  • Gary
    Lord, thank you for being my provider, as sheep give clothing and goats give us milk, you give us the words that will endure throughout all generations into eternity.

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