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Proverbs 23:6

    Proverbs 23:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Eat you not the bread of him that has an evil eye, neither desire you his dainty meats:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, Neither desire thou his dainties:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Do not take the food of him who has an evil eye, or have any desire for his delicate meat:

    Webster's Revision

    Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, Neither desire thou his dainties:

    World English Bible

    Don't eat the food of him who has a stingy eye, and don't crave his delicacies:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainties:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 23:6

    Of him that hath an evil eye - Never eat with a covetous or stingy man; if he entertains you at his own expense, he grudges every morsel you put in your mouth. This is well marked by the wise man in the next verse: "Eat and drink, saith he: but his heart is not with thee."

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 23:6

    A different danger from that of Proverbs 23:1. The hazard here is the hospitality of the purse-proud rich, avaricious or grudging even in his banquets.

    Evil eye - Not with the later associations of a mysterious power for mischief, but simply, as in the margin ref. and in Matthew 20:15.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 23:6

    23:6 Evil eye - Of the envious or covetous man.