New American Standard Bible
A sated man loathes honey, But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.
King James Bible
The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
Darby Bible Translation
The full soul trampleth on a honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
World English Bible
A full soul loathes a honeycomb; but to a hungry soul, every bitter thing is sweet.
Young's Literal Translation
A satiated soul treadeth down a honeycomb, And to a hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The special instance covers the general law, that indulgence in pleasure of any kind brings on satiety and weariness, but self-restraint multiplies the sources of enjoyment.
LibraryThe Best Friend
A Sermon (No. 2627) intended for reading on Lord's Day, June 18th, 1899, delivered by C. H. Spurgeon at the Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington. on Thursday evening, February 23rd, 1882. "Thine own friend, and thy father's friend, forsake not."--Proverbs 27:10. True friends are very scarce. We have a great many acquaintances and sometimes we call them friends, and so misuse the noble word "friendship." Peradventure in some after-day of adversity when these so-called friends have looked out for their …
C.H. Spurgeon—Sermons on Proverbs
Second Sunday after Easter
The Sixth Commandment
The people spoke against God and Moses, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this miserable food."
My son, eat honey, for it is good, Yes, the honey from the comb is sweet to your taste;
Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
Like a bird that wanders from her nest, So is a man who wanders from his home.
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