1 Samuel 14:26
New International Version
When they went into the woods, they saw the honey oozing out; yet no one put his hand to his mouth, because they feared the oath.

New Living Translation
They didn’t dare touch the honey because they all feared the oath they had taken.

English Standard Version
And when the people entered the forest, behold, the honey was dropping, but no one put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.

Berean Study Bible
And when they entered the forest and saw the flowing honey, not one of them put his hand to his mouth, because they feared the oath.

King James Bible
And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath.

New King James Version
And when the people had come into the woods, there was the honey, dripping; but no one put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.

New American Standard Bible
When the people entered the forest, behold, there was honey dripping; but no man put his hand to his mouth, because the people feared the oath.

NASB 1995
When the people entered the forest, behold, there was a flow of honey; but no man put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.

NASB 1977
When the people entered the forest, behold, there was a flow of honey; but no man put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.

Amplified Bible
When the people entered the forest, the honey was dripping, but no man put his hand to his mouth [to taste it], because the people feared the oath [of Saul].

Christian Standard Bible
When the troops entered the forest, they saw the flow of honey, but none of them ate any of it because they feared the oath.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the troops entered the forest, they saw the flow of honey, but none of them ate any of it because they feared the oath.

American Standard Version
And when the people were come unto the forest, behold, the honey dropped: but no man put his hand to his mouth; for the people feared the oath.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the people entered into the forest, and the honey flowed, and there was no one who reached his hand to his mouth, because the people were afraid of the oath

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the people went into the place of the bees, and, behold, they continued speaking; and, behold, there was none that put his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath of the Lord.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when the people came into the forest, behold the honey dropped, but no man put his hand to his mouth. For the people feared the oath.

English Revised Version
And when the people were come unto the forest, behold, the honey dropped: but no man put his hand to his mouth; for the people feared the oath.

Good News Translation
The woods were full of honey, but no one ate any of it because they were all afraid of Saul's curse.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When the troops entered the woods, the honey was flowing. But no one put his hand to his mouth, because the troops were afraid of violating their oath.

International Standard Version
The people came into the woods and there was flowing honey, but no one put his hand to his mouth to eat it because the people were afraid due to the oath.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when the people were come unto the forest, behold a flow of honey; but no man put his hand to his mouth; for the people feared the oath.

Literal Standard Version
and the people come into the forest, and behold, the honey dropped, and none is moving his hand to his mouth, for the people feared the oath.

NET Bible
When the army entered the forest, they saw the honey flowing, but no one ate any of it, for the army was afraid of the oath.

New Heart English Bible
When the people had come to the forest, look, a flow of honey, but no man would raise his hand to his mouth; for the people feared the oath.

World English Bible
When the people were come to the forest, behold, the honey dropped: but no man put his hand to his mouth; for the people feared the oath.

Young's Literal Translation
and the people come in unto the forest, and lo, the honey dropped, and none is moving his hand unto his mouth, for the people feared the oath.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Jonathan Eats the Honey
25Then all the troops entered the forest, and there was honey on the ground. 26And when they entered the forest and saw the flowing honey, not one of them put his hand to his mouth, because they feared the oath. 27Jonathan, however, had not heard that his father had charged the people with the oath. So he reached out the end of the staff in his hand, dipped it into the honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his eyes brightened.…

Cross References
Matthew 3:4
John wore a garment of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

1 Samuel 14:25
Then all the troops entered the forest, and there was honey on the ground.


Treasury of Scripture

And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath.

the people

Ecclesiastes 9:2
All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.









(26) Behold, the honey dropped.--Literally,. Behold, a stream of honey.

Verse 26. - The honey dropped. More correctly, "Behold, a stream (or a flowing) of honey."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
And when [they]
הָעָם֙ (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

entered
וַיָּבֹ֤א (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

the forest
הַיַּ֔עַר (hay·ya·‘ar)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3293: A copse of bushes, a forest, honey in the comb

and saw
וְהִנֵּ֖ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

the flowing
הֵ֣לֶךְ (hê·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 1982: A journey, a wayfarer, a flowing

honey,
דְּבָ֑שׁ (də·ḇāš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1706: Honey, syrup

not one of them
וְאֵין־ (wə·’ên-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

put
מַשִּׂ֤יג (maś·śîḡ)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5381: To reach, overtake

his hand
יָדוֹ֙ (yā·ḏōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3027: A hand

to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

his mouth,
פִּ֔יו (pîw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

because
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

[they]
הָעָ֖ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

feared
יָרֵ֥א (yā·rê)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

the oath.
הַשְּׁבֻעָֽה׃ (haš·šə·ḇu·‘āh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7621: Something sworn, an oath


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