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Proverbs 13:19

    Proverbs 13:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    To get one's desire is sweet to the soul, but to give up evil is disgusting to the foolish.

    Webster's Revision

    The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

    World English Bible

    Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 13:19

    The desire accomplished - See on Proverbs 13:12 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 13:19

    The connection is somewhat obscure. Either, "Satisfied desire is pleasant, therefore it is an abomination to fools to depart from the evil on which their minds are set;" or, "Sweet is the satisfaction of desire, yet the wicked will not depart from the evil which makes that satisfaction impossible."

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 13:19

    13:19 Sweet - Whatsoever men earnestly desire, the enjoyment of it is sweet to them; therefore sinners rejoice in the satisfaction of their sinful lusts, and abhor all restraint of them.