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

  • 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.
  • Librarygal143
    Lord, as I start to read this, at the same time the bells are tolling at a church on the next block. Such perfect timing. Thank you God, in Jesus' name, Amen.
  • Lilian
    This is a strong words given by God. We have to remember that God is in control in our life we have to hand over everything to Jesus hands for he is our savior, our peace, our provider, our healer, our helper, our deliverer, our salvation Jehovah our righteousness. Only thru Jesus we will receive life in abundance. He is our FUTURE. Its a WILL OF GOD TO BLESS US AND HEAL US COZ HE LOVES US
  • J
    "Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them." Nehemiah 4:9
  • MockingBird
    You do not know what shall be on the morrow. You may make plans , but be flexible enough to go a different route for that day. Never face your day untill you have had alone time with God our Father to direct our path. Then you will have the Grace to meet what is ahead and know what to do.
  • BSP
    Verse 2 encourages us to let other people praise us and for us not to fall into the snare of self-praise.

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