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Proverbs 23:2

    Proverbs 23:2 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    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' Notes 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 Notes on Proverbs 23:2

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