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Proverbs 16:24

    Proverbs 16:24 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Pleasing words are like honey, sweet to the soul and new life to the bones.

    Webster's Revision

    Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, Sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

    World English Bible

    Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 16:24

    Pleasant words are as a honey-comb - The honey of which is sweeter than that which has been expressed from it, and has a much finer flavour before it has come in contact with the atmospheric air.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 16:24

    Honey took its place not only among the luxuries, but among the medicines of the Israelites. This two-fold use made it all the more suitable to be an emblem both of the true Wisdom which is also true obedience, and of the "pleasant words" in which that Wisdom speaks.