Proverbs 23 :2

Proverbs 23 :2 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

And put a knife to your throat, if you be a man given to appetite.

American King James Version (AKJV)

And put a knife to your throat, if you be a man given to appetite.

American Standard Version (ASV)

And put a knife to thy throat, If thou be a man given to appetite.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

And put a knife to your throat, if you have a strong desire for food.

Webster's Revision

And put a knife to thy throat, if thou art a man given to appetite.

World English Bible

put a knife to your throat, if you are a man given to appetite.

English Revised Version (ERV)

And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.

Definitions for Proverbs 23 :2

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 23 :2

Put a knife to thy throat - Repress thy appetite, and do not be incontinent of speech. Eat, drink, and converse, under a check.

Barnes's Commentary on Proverbs 23 :2

i. e., "Restrain thy appetite, eat as if the knife were at thy throat." Others render the words "thou wilt put a knife to thy throat" etc., i. e., "indulgence at such a time may endanger thy very life."

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 23 :2

23:2 Put a knife - Restrain thine appetite, as if a man stood with a knife at thy throat.
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