Proverbs 23 :6

Proverbs 23 :6 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

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

Definitions for Proverbs 23 :6

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's Commentary 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 Commentary on Proverbs 23 :6

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