New American Standard Bible
Desire realized is sweet to the soul, But it is an abomination to fools to turn away from evil.
King James Bible
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.
Darby Bible Translation
The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; but it is abomination to the foolish to depart from evil.
World English Bible
Longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
Young's Literal Translation
A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul, And an abomination to fools is: Turn from evil.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The connection is somewhat obscure. Either, "Satisfied desire is pleasant, therefore it is an abomination to fools to depart from the evil on which their minds are set;" or, "Sweet is the satisfaction of desire, yet the wicked will not depart from the evil which makes that satisfaction impossible."
LibraryPractical Methods of Studying the Old Testament
[Sidenote: The various methods of approach] The Old Testament may be studied as literature, as history, as the record of an important stage in the evolution of religion, as the revelation of God to the race, or as a practical aid to the individual in living the true life. Each angle of approach calls for different methods and yields its correspondingly rich results. Studied in accordance with the canons of modern literary investigation, a literature is disclosed of surpassing variety, beauty, and …
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament
"And this is his Commandment," &C.
Poverty and shame will come to him who neglects discipline, But he who regards reproof will be honored.
He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.
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