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1 Samuel 14:26

    1 Samuel 14:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And when the people were come unto the forest, behold, the honey dropped: but no man put his hand to his mouth; for the people feared the oath.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    But not a man put his hand to his mouth for fear of the curse.

    Webster's Revision

    And when the people were come unto the forest, behold, the honey dropped: but no man put his hand to his mouth; for the people feared the oath.

    World English Bible

    When the people were come to the forest, behold, the honey dropped: but no man put his hand to his mouth; for the people feared the oath.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And when the people were come unto the forest, behold, the honey dropped: but no man put his hand to his mouth; for the people feared the oath.

    Clarke's Commentary on 1 Samuel 14:26

    The honey dropped - It seems to have dropped from the trees on the ground. Honey dews, as they are called, are not uncommon in most countries; and this appears to have been something of this kind. I have seen honey in considerable quantity on the trees and long grass in the fields, and have often eaten of it.

    Barnes' Notes on 1 Samuel 14:26

    The honey dropped - Rather, "Behold a stream of honey." The same thing may be seen in Spain, where in woody and rocky ground copious streams of honey are often found.

    Wesley's Notes on 1 Samuel 14:26

    14:26 Honey - Bees often make their hives in the trunks of trees, or clefts of rocks, or holes of the earth; and this in divers countries, but eminently in Canaan.