English Standard Version
People do not despise a thief if he steals to satisfy his appetite when he is hungry,
King James Bible
Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
American Standard Version
Men do not despise a thief, if he steal To satisfy himself when he is hungry:
The fault is not so great when a man hath stolen: for he stealeth to fill his hungry soul:
English Revised Version
Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry:
Webster's Bible Translation
Men do not despise a thief, if he stealeth to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;
Proverbs 6:30 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
The section thus closes:
To keep thee from the vile woman,
From the flattery of the strange tongue.
Regarding the genitive connection אושׁת רע, a woman of a wicked character, vid., under Proverbs 2:14; and regarding the adjectival connection לשׁון נכריה, under Proverbs 6:17; the strange tongue is the tongue (לשׁון) of the strange (foreign) woman (vid., p. 81), alluring with smooth words (Proverbs 2:16). Ewald, Bertheau: from her of a smooth tongue, the stranger, as Symm., Theod., ἀπὸ λειογλώσσου ξένης; but חלקת is a substantive (Genesis 27:16), and as a fem. adject. form is without an example. Rather חלקת לשׁון is to be regarded as the first member and נכריה as the second of the st. constr., for the former constitutes one idea, and לשון on this account remains unabbreviated; cf. Psalm 68:22; Isaiah 28:1; but (1) this syntactical phenomenon is yet problematical, vid., Friedr. Philippi, Wesen und Ursprung des St. Constr. p. 17; and (2) the supposition of such an anomaly is here unnecessary.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
"Can you hunt the prey for the lion, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
lest I be full and deny you and say, "Who is the LORD?" or lest I be poor and steal and profane the name of my God.
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