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Proverbs 24:13

    Proverbs 24:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    My son, eat thou honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    My son, eat you honey, because it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to your taste:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    My son, eat thou honey, for it is good; And the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to thy taste:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    My son, take honey, for it is good; and the flowing honey, which is sweet to your taste:

    Webster's Revision

    My son, eat thou honey, for it is good; And the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to thy taste:

    World English Bible

    My son, eat honey, for it is good; the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to your taste:

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    My son, eat thou honey, for it is good; and the honeycomb, which is sweet to thy taste:

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 24:13

    And the honey-comb - I have often had occasion to remark how much finer the flavour of honey is in the honey-comb than it is after it has been expressed from it, and exposed to the action of the air. But it has been asserted that the honey-comb is never eaten; it must be by those who have no acquaintance with the apiary. I have seen the comb with its contained honey eaten frequently, and of it I have repeatedly partaken. And that our Lord ate it, is evident from Luke 24:42. Nor can any man who has not eaten it in this way feel the full force of the allusions to the honey-comb and its sweetness in several parts of the sacred writings. See 1 Samuel 14:27; Psalm 19:10; Proverbs 5:3; Proverbs 16:24; Proverbs 27:7; Sol 4:11; Sol 5:1; and the place before us.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 24:13

    Honey entered largely into the diet of Hebrew children Isaiah 7:15, so that it was as natural an emblem for the purest and simplest wisdom, as the "sincere milk of the word" was to the New Testament writers. The learner hears what seems to be a rule of diet - then Proverbs 24:14 the parable is explained.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 24:13

    24:13 Eat - This is not a command, but a concession, and is only here expressed to illustrate the following verse . Honey in those parts was an usual food.