New International Version
The entire army entered the woods, and there was honey on the ground.
King James Bible
And all they of the land came to a wood; and there was honey upon the ground.
Darby Bible Translation
And all they of the land came to a wood; and there was honey on the ground.
World English Bible
All the people came into the forest; and there was honey on the ground.
Young's Literal Translation
And all they of the land have come into a forest, and there is honey on the face of the field;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
There was honey upon the ground - There were many wild bees in that country, and Judea is expressly said to be a land flowing with milk and honey.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
honey This was wild honey, which to this day abounds in Judea; and bursting from the comb, runs down the hollow trees, rocks, etc.
LibraryThe Roman Pilgrimage: the Miracles which were Wrought in It.
[Sidenote: 1139] 33. (20). It seemed to him, however, that one could not go on doing these things with sufficient security without the authority of the Apostolic See; and for that reason he determined to set out for Rome, and most of all because the metropolitan see still lacked, and from the beginning had lacked, the use of the pall, which is the fullness of honour. And it seemed good in his eyes that the church for which he had laboured so much should acquire, by his zeal and labour, …
H. J. Lawlor—St. Bernard of Clairvaux's Life of St. Malachy of Armagh
A Divine Cordial
1 Samuel 14:24
Now the Israelites were in distress that day, because Saul had bound the people under an oath, saying, "Cursed be anyone who eats food before evening comes, before I have avenged myself on my enemies!" So none of the troops tasted food.
1 Samuel 14:26
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.
If you find honey, eat just enough-- too much of it, and you will vomit.
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