Proverbs 25:16
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New American Standard Bible
Have you found honey? Eat only what you need, That you not have it in excess and vomit it.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou found honey? Eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be surfeited 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.

Young's Literal Translation
Honey thou hast found -- eat thy sufficiency, Lest thou be satiated with it, and hast vomited it.

Proverbs 25:16 Parallel
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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

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

Proverbs 25:16 Parallel Commentaries

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Good News
A sermon (No. 2866) delivered on Thursday Evening, January 6th, 1876, by C.H. Spurgeon at The Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. "As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country."--Proverbs 25:25. This is a text for summertime rather than for a winter's evening. It is only on one of our hottest summer days that we could fully appreciate the illustration here employed; we need to be parched with thirst to be able to feel the value of cold waters to quench our thirst. At the same
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs

Epistle Xlii. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria. Gregory to Eulogius, &c. We return great thanks to Almighty God, that in the mouth of the heart a sweet savour of charity is experienced, when that which is written is fulfilled, As cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country (Prov. xxv. 25). For I had previously been greatly disturbed by a letter from Boniface the Chartularius, my responsalis, who dwells in the royal city, saying that your to me most sweet and pleasant Holiness had suffered
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great

The Ninth Commandment
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.' Exod 20: 16. THE tongue which at first was made to be an organ of God's praise, is now become an instrument of unrighteousness. This commandment binds the tongue to its good behaviour. God has set two natural fences to keep in the tongue, the teeth and lips; and this commandment is a third fence set about it, that it should not break forth into evil. It has a prohibitory and a mandatory part: the first is set down in plain words, the other
Thomas Watson—The Ten Commandments

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Judges 14:8
When he returned later to take her, he turned aside to look at the carcass of the lion; and behold, a swarm of bees and honey were in the body of the lion.

1 Samuel 14:25
All the people of the land entered the forest, and there was honey on the ground.

Proverbs 23:8
You will vomit up the morsel you have eaten, And waste your compliments.

Proverbs 24:13
My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;

Proverbs 25:17
Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor's house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.

Ecclesiastes 7:16
Do not be excessively righteous and do not be overly wise. Why should you ruin yourself?

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