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Proverbs 25:16

    Proverbs 25:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Have you found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for you, lest you be filled therewith, and vomit it.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, Lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If you have honey, take only as much as is enough for you; for fear that, being full of it, you may not be able to keep it down.

    Webster's Revision

    Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, Lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

    World English Bible

    Have you found honey? Eat as much as is sufficient for you, lest you eat too much, and vomit it.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee; lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 25:16

    Hast thou found honey? - Make a moderate use of all thy enjoyments. "Let thy moderation be known unto all, and appear in all things."

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 25:16

    Hast thou found honey? - Compare Judges 14:8; 1 Samuel 14:27. The precept extends to the pleasure of which honey is the symbol.

    Wesley's Notes on Proverbs 25:16

    25:16 Honey - By honey he understands, not only all delicious meats, but all worldly delights, which we are here taught to use with moderation.